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USS Norris Crew Member Reunion

The 15th annual reunion of crew members from the USS Norris allowed sailors to celebrate the past together. More than fifty veteran sailors and even more family members traveled from all over to share sea stories, and what better location to reflect than the existing battleship the North Carolina. Veterans from the USS Norris range from World War II survivors to the Vietnam Vets. Crew member, Ed Mehl says he appreciates the stories he can share with shipmates. "The camaraderie that the guys have on a small ship, you were very close there was only 260 members on the ship, so you became very close while you were at sea, and it's good to renew those friendships that you had at that time." Steve Blevins served on the USS Norris for two years during Vietnam. He says he loves catching up on old times. "You get to see a lot of different people every year, and its good every year, you have fun with them." Crew member Bert Johnson says even though time goes on, history doesn't change. "Different era, but the sea story is the same, sea stories never change."

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