USS Donner Memorial Association, Inc.
A New York Non-Profit Corporation
USS Donner Memorial Association
67 Dorchester Road
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-1616
Founder & First President & Host 1st Reunion (Hamel, IL)
Tom Nelson BM3 1934-2008
Mike Stefanidis, President, 631-281-7648 or email Jeff Pittinger, Vice President, 314-910-3475 or email Dennis Heimbach, Secretary, 610-775-7539 or email Mike Juliano, Treasurer, 631-831-7628 (text or phone) or email
Ed Green, Membership Chairman, 573-635-0034 or email Capt. John E Stewart Ret.Officers Membership, 910-452-1616 or email Sue Brooks Newsletter Editor, 423-328-3376 or email Capt John E Stewart Chaplin, 910-452-1616 or email Joe Eichholz, Association Photographer, 513-755-7946 or email
Peggy Winter, Womens Auxiliary, 843-893-3469
Webmaster: John W Keeter, 757-287-2930 or email
Note: Please include your address and phone number with all correspondence
Any donations made to the USS Donner Memorial Association are
TAX DEDUCTIBLE under tax exemption IRS 501(c)(3)
Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - Papa - Lima
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$15 Annual Dues
January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023
Starting in 2024 Annual Dues $20
"Fair Winds & Following Seas"
Truckee Donner Historical Society
other US Navy Shipmate Rosters
USS Donner LSD 20
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USS Donner Memorial Association Mission: To provide information and hold reunions for former shipmates of the Ex-USS Donner LSD-20. Preservation of the Donner's history. Educate young men & women about US Naval and Marine Amphibious Forces by commemorating her service from 31 July,1945 through 31 December,1970 and as a tribute to The Gator Navy.
ANCHORS A-WEIGH MY BOYS ---
FAREWELL TO COLLEGE JOYS
WE SAIL AT BREAK OF DAY
DAY -- DAY -- DAY
ROLL OUT THE T.N.T.
SAIL ON TO VICTORY
HERE'S WISHING YOU
A HAPPY VOYAGE HOME !!
THE MARINE's HYMN
From the halls of Montezuma,
to the shores of Tripoli
We will fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom,
and to keep our honor clean.
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.
Flag designed by Jerry Tesar, presented to the Donner members at the 2011 Reunion
The 2024 26th Reunion
will be held in
Most likely end of April 2024
Hosted by Ed & Vicki Kennedy
See Reunions page for details
Remember Captain Wick Harlan
who passed Sep 19, 2020
He served as XO and CO of the
USS Donner LSD-20
Captain Roy W Malone Sr.
who passed May 24, 2022
He served as CO of the
USS Donner LSD-2