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Join the USS Semmes Association, and help preserve it's history.

2016 Reunion
April 19-23rd, 2016
Mobile, AL


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Semmes Association supports the efforts of the
in saving the Charles F. Adams.


Become an ACVA Member by going to the ACVA web site, click on 'Join the ACVA' then fill out and submit the application. If you send a checkfor $25 or more at the same time, we assign you the title of ACVA Plankowner with your own ACVA Plankowner Number.

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Letter from Wayne Foote's Family

From Maureen, Wayne's oldest daughter. By now many of you have heard
that dad was struggling with cancer, and on Friday night 12/19/14 he
lost his courageous and hard fought battle.

His children are planning a memorial on Long Island in April. You
will all be kept apprised of the date and time in case you are able
to come and celebrate the man and his life and share some stories
we probably don't know and are now old enough to hear.

I can be reached here at this email: Celtic2163@gmail.com
and my phone is 845-206-7440 (remember the time difference to the West
Coast when you call) I am not very fond of 3am wake up calls. Please
feel free to contact me or his other children that you are friends with
and we will certainly keep you up to date. Thank you all for being so
important to my dad.

-- Maureen


Tribute to the USS Semmes

Years have come and years have gone
During which Semmes sailors departed from our homes,
Serving our country and cruising the globe
Protecting our loved ones from those who would do wrong.

Upon the world's vast oceans filled with dark mysteries
Together we rode the Semmes into the Nation's history;
With salty tears we sailed waves of blue and gray
For Freedom, we worked so hard, both night and day.

The food in the galley was really great!
Though I tossed mine forcefully into the silver churning wake.
We yearned for families left faithfully behind
But a job had to be done, protecting our land, and mankind.

Loneliness and seasickness were so hard to take
But the captain, you see, wouldn't give us a break:
The mighty destroyer kept cruising alone
Protecting our nation, as the days grew long.
At last, we redirected our prow,
Seabags on shoulders, we were so proud.

Mission accomplished, received hugs all around.
Years grow shorter and memories may wane
But Truth, and our service, always will remain --
We're the crew of the Semmes and we love the sea
And we love America - we helped keep her Free.

-- By Sandra Hulsey
-- 2006


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