USS Abraham Lincoln (SSB(N)602)
Abraham Lincoln SSBN 602 –2021 Reunion
Where: Hilton Garden Inn – Southpark, Charlotte, NC
When: October 28, 29, 30 & 31
Attention: All Crew Members & 1st Mates
Let’s try this again!!! After having to cancel the 2020 reunion due to the COVID pandemic, the 2021 Abraham Lincoln SSBN 602 reunion details are taking shape. We have secured a great room rate at the Hilton Garden Inn – Southpark for our Homeport. The hotel’s location provides walking access to numerous bars and restaurants as well as a high-end shopping mall. Light rail is available a short drive away that will take you uptown to other entertainment venues (e.g. NASCAR Hall of Fame, Levine Museum of the New South, Mint Museum Uptown, Discovery Place, etc.). Some other attractions a short drive away include the Billy Graham Library, the National Whitewater Center, Reed’s Gold Mine and many others.
Our room rate for the entire reunion is $109 per night for a king or $119 for two queens and is guaranteed for any early arrivals or extended stays. This rate includes breakfast and free parking!!! You may make your reservation by clicking on the link below. If you are a Hilton Honors member, I found it worked best by signing into your HH account before clicking on the link.
Wednesday (10/27): Early Arrivals – Family visits & Sightseeing
Thursday (10/28): Check-In/Registration begins at 5PM, Hospitality Welcome begins at 6PM in the ballroom.
Friday (10/29): Morning Trip to one of the NASCAR team’s museum/garage followed by lunch at the Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Afternoon & evening is your choice. The Hospitality Suite will be open in the ballroom
Saturday (10/30): Daytime – your choice of activities. Evening banquet will begin in the ballroom at 6PM.
Sunday (10/31): Departing Breakfast in the ballroom.
We will be conducting our traditional ‘Auction’ at the Banquet on Saturday evening, so donations (Photos, memorabilia, etc.) as in the past will be welcome.
The Registration Form is separate and should be completed as soon as possible.
Here is the link for the FORM ->2021 Reunion Registration Form.docx
If anyone has questions, don’t hesitate to call me at 704-608-9136 (cell) or by email at gcrystalSSBN602@gmail.com
Hope to see you soon,
Greg Crystal (74-76 Gold)
CONTACTS & NEWS
President – William T. “Doc” McCance
16 Chapman Lane
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
Treasurer – Thomas D. Ponko
25596 S. 608 Rd
Grove, OK 74344
Secretary-George C. “doggie” Dolgos
4297 Elm Drive
Allentown, PA 18103
Website Information – George Dolgos USSAbrahamLincoln@aol.com
Stephen LoomisOliver Ray Turner ICC (SS) Blue 1960-61 Gold 1968-70Jeaold “Spanky” Trojanowski FTG (2) SS Gold Crew 1968-1969Henry “Hank” Hollis TMC (SS) Gold Crew 1971-1975Ronald Hammit RM! (SS) Gold Crew 1966-70Roland “Rolly” Conklin ETCM (SS) Blue Crew 1963- 1969Morris Carl Gulbrandson YN2-YN1 Gold Crew PORonald T Dunwoodie SKC Gold Crew 1969-1971Patrick Thomas Vermaaten ET1 (SS) Gold Crew 1962-64William Jerry AndersonJohn P. Bayne CaptainJessie W. PatrickPeter N. Shoudy LCDRRev. Robert Crafts Jr MDGerald Michael Page EMC Gold Crew 1969-1970Michael Neutron Gold/Blue Crew 1964-1968
ADM William D. Smith Lt. While Serving 1964-1965
Captain Donald M. Miller Gold Crew.