Veterans who were exposed

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See information, including pictures from prior reunions.  We have had 10 reunions over the past 20 years.  We will always be shipmates.   Read  more...

Prior Reunions

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Our Ship

Our journey began in 1955, and we are still "Sailing..."

We will periodically highlight one of our shipmates. 

Our  current featured shipmate is Dennis Thieme..


Remembering those who have passed

In Memoriam...


Liberty Call 2017-

Charleston, South Carolina

Our Shipmates


USS MAUNA KEA AE-22   Reunions


In Memoriam

Charlie McCain

January 9, 1947- February 14, 2018

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of

                                                                 our shipmate and friend, Charlie McCain.  He was a  Boatswain's Mate,

                                                                                who served on the Mauna Kea from 1965-1969.

 Charlie was a loyal friend to his shipmates, and a mentor to those new

                                            sailors onboard.  He was always willing to share his knowledge and give the new guy a hand .                                                  

Charlie and Lynda have attended many  of our reunions, including the last one in

Charleston, S. C.  We enjoyed his sense of humor and smile.

His taste was simple - we didn't need to ask for  his order for the reunion banquets.  Just  order his steak

and potatoes.  If that wasn't available, a can of Vienna sausage would do.   

Charlie, you will be missed.

...fair winds and following seas...