A brief account of the Fredericksburg, Texas, reunion in December 2009 from author John Wukovits:
I just returned from a five-day reunion of the survivors’ association of the USS Samuel B. Roberts in Fredericksburg, Texas. We enjoyed various presentations at the renowned Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War, including a dedication speech given by President George H. W. Bush and three panel discussions involving the five surviving crew members present (pictured above). The survivors, their families, and other guests enjoyed a heart-warming, emotional week.
Can you tell us who these sailors are? An attendee of one of the DE 413 reunions left a photocopies of these pictures at the reunion. There were three 11-by-17 inch pages, each with a multitude of photos; the quality’s not so great. Some images appear to be of the same individual. The subjects of the photographs, all of which likely were taken around the time the DE 413 was active, however, remain unidentified. Can you help identify these individuals? Please let Dick Rohde or the webmaster know! (The webmaster apologizes for having changed the numbering of the photos recently. If you’ve already provided me the information, I may need it again, with the current photo number. Very sorry about that!)