Portland Reunion Photos 

Friday Night After Dinner - 9/21/2007


General Robert E. Lee's 200th Birthday Cake

After dinner, we had a surprise party for General Lee before introducing the Mystery Speaker
The Mystery Speaker ...Video History of the Lee

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After the birthday party, the Mystery Speaker was unveiled by Tim VeArd ...

Now comes, what we hope will be a special moment for everyone.  At the past few reunions, we honored our crew by giving awards like --- who made the most patrols, who qualified first and who was the first or last onboard the Lee.  While a well meaning gesture, it only honored a few out of the many who served on our boat.  At this reunion, we wanted to honor each and every one of you for your service.  Not just a handful of you.

We hoped to have the great, great Grandson of our General speak here tonight.  But, it was not to be. Then it dawned on us, why not just let the USS Robert E. Lee speak for her self about what each of you did for your country during your time onboard? The video that you are about to see was a labor of love of over 300 hours for Lynda and I.  We hope we’ve done both you and our boat justice …


Hotel Staff brings in special Birthday Cakes

2nd General Robert E. Lee's 200th Birthday Cake

Ken VeArd gets a 30th Birthday cake from Mom & Dad

Larry Nutter, TM1(SS), Blue 1965-67
donated 5 cases of wine he made and bottles were used as door prizes to share with his shipmates

Nick Louque & Squeak Hartung call table numbers

Marty & Irene Thiele awarded a Lee Pen set for having the most original Plantation style attire for the General's Party