USS Rich (DD/DDE 820)






USS Rich (DD/DDE 820)

26th Annual Navy Ship Reunion Planned

Clearwater, Florida

October 1, 2018

Men who served aboard the cold war-era US Navy destroyer USS Rich (DD/DDE 820) will hold their 26th Annual Ship’s Reunion May 6th thru 10th, 2019

The event will be held in Clearwater, Florida. This will be the third visit the association has made to Florida.  Each year the group meets at a different location in the East and Midwest and is hosted by a fellow shipmate.

The USS Rich Association is a fraternal-military group of former crew members from this Navy ship which served the nation for 32 years.  Of the estimated 5600 men who were aboard at different times, nearly 1900 have been contacted. A number of local Navy veterans served aboard the RICH in her service to our country 1946-1977.       

For additional details contact Jim Chester at 937-672-8568, email at or visit the website at

5/6/2019 - 5/10/2019

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