USS HOUSTON CA-30 SURVIVORS ASSOCIATION
& NEXT GENERATIONS REUNION 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002
For reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/UssHouston2014
Reunion 2014 Registration Form
Reunion 2014 Schedule of Events
USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association and Next Generations
Today, our Association continues to perpetuate the memory of the ship and
her courageous crewmen. Efforts of many others have helped to remember the
ship and her crew, as well. A beautiful Monument stands today in the City of Houston as
a permanent rememberance of USS HOUSTON (CA-30). Names of all crewmen
are inscribed on its sides.
Since the Monument was dedicated in 1995, our Association
members (survivors, as well as family members and friends of those who served aboard
USS HOUSTON) have gathered in March of each year at the monument site to remember
and to honor all of her gallant crew who fought during the HOUSTON's last stand on
1 March 1942. If you'd like to join the Association, click here for a membership form.
Contact us at email: email@example.com
Now you can contribute to the Association online..
The Florida Veterans Project recently completed a documentary entitled Prisoners of War-Stolen Freedom. It is the story of 4 POWs and recently aired in Jacksonville, FL. Bill Ingram's story represents the World War II era POW.
Congratulations to 2013 Scholarship Winners Laura Reilly, granddaughter of John and Theresa Reilly and Maggie Tuttle, great niece of Howard and Silvia Brooks
USNA FOUNDATION PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED MARCH, 2013
At the 2009 Reunion, the Scholarship Committee announced the establishment of a PERMANENT scholarship with the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation which will be awarded FOREVER. The ‘USS Houston CA-30 Memorial Scholarship’ will be awarded at least biennially. This scholarship affords a prospective candidate to the U.S. Naval Academy a complete year of preparatory cadet school training prior to entrance into the U.S. Naval Academy. With the additional academic year, the graduation success rate for an Officer in the US Navy/Marines during the subsequent four years at the Naval Academy is significantly increased. What a fitting, everlasting memorial to the sacrifices made by the brave men of the USS Houston CA-30! We appreciate the generosity of the USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association & Next Generations members and others who so unselfishly donated funds in the drive to establish this permanent scholarship.
The USS Houston CA-30 Memorial Scholarship
The 2013 US Naval Scholarship winner is Robert Z. Sutherland. This memorial scholarship was established by the USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association in memory of the ship and her men.
Robert graduated from Billy Ryan High School in Denton, Texas. Robert was a four-year varsity swimmer and water polo athlete. During his four year career as a swimmer, he set four school records and acquired two 1st Team All-State selections, two 2nd Team All-State selections, a Regional record, two District Swimmer of the Year titles as well as the title of team Captain his junior and senior years. In Water Polo, he accumulated four 1st Team All-Region selections, a 2nd and 1st Team All-State selection, two regional MVP titles, and was team captain his sophomore, junior and senior years. Robert was also a Boy Scout where he spent two years as a Patrol Leader along with being a Life Guard and swim instructor at his local water park.
Robert attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He was selected to 1st Team All Eastern Prep in water polo, and was named Player of the Year by his teammates. He was able to crack the all-time top ten times in the 200 I.M. on the swim team.
Our sincere congratulations go out to Robert Sutherland, our 3rd scholarship recipient from the US Naval Academy!
Click here for USS Houston CA-30 Survivors' Association Annual Internal Scholarship Award Application