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45th USS FORRESTAL Fire Ceremony-Farrier Fire Fighting School, Norfolk, VA

Created: 4/23/2012
 (Consider Attending Prior to Reunion) 
Friday July 20, 2012 in NORFOLK, VA
the Farrier Fire Fighting School
will be again be hosting their 
USS FORRESTAL Fire Memorial Service
at 1030
all invited.
Guest Speaker will be FID Shipmate 

Rear Admiral Ted Branch, U.S.  Navy

Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

Forty-five years ago, while operating on Yankee Station off

the coast of Vietnam, 134 Sailors lost their lives during a

catastrophic flight deck fire on board USS Forrestal (CVA-59).


In honor of those fallen Shipmates and of the surviving crew

members, the USS Forrestal Association will be holding a

Memorial Service at the Naval Engineering Training Site Norfolk

 Farrier Fire Fighting School, located in the Norfolk International

 Terminal on Hampton Boulevard.


All hands are invited to join the Survivors of the

USS Forrestal tragedy to pay tribute to our Fallen Shipmates.

Working uniform or equivalent civilian attire is appropriate.

Director of the Fire Fighting School,

LT David Beaver, U.S. Navy

Will conduct the Memorial Service


       ALL ATTENDEES -Two valid ID Cards required to access

   the Norfolk International Terminal . The Fire School will

                   compile a list of those attending. Please submit adult and children's

                names to LT David Beaver, U. S. Navy by 4:00 PM 13 July, 2012

Phone 757-444-5585 or Email:

Please contact

ABCS Joe Costello, U.S.Navy (Retired)

USS Forrestal Association Memorial Services Coordinator for additional information

524 Caren Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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