The contributions and sacrifices that these Sailors and Marines made for the Country should never be forgotten

        In order to continue the fraternal, historical and educational work of the Association in the years ahead, the members encourage their sons and daughters, other relatives, and interested members of the public to continue in their footsteps.

Help preserve history - become a member of the USS Guadalcanal TG 22.3 Association
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  Mailing Address:  
  USS Guadalcanal  
  TG 22.3 Association  
  122 Pinecrest Drive  
  Marion, NC  
___ Objectives...                                                                                                                                ___
          The objectives of the USS Guadalcanal TG 22.3 Association are fraternal, historical, and educational; that is to preserve and strengthen the friendships among its members, both shipmates and former foes whom the Lord God saw fit to bring together without further animosity; to perpetuate the history of the events which brought the original members together by supporting the preservation of the artifacts of the U 505 where they are displayed as a memorial to all those seafarers who lost their lives in defense of their homelands; and to support and encourage the education of future generations in history and patriotism as exemplified by this episode in WW II.  

        Membership is open to any person of good character who is interested in supporting the objectives of this association and recommended by any shipmate who served on board any of the six (6) ships of Task group 22.3, or by any surviving relative of any shipmate who has served on board any of the six (6) ships while they were commissioned by the United States Navy.
        There shall be two categories of membership:

        - Battle Star Members are those who were actually present on board any of the six (6) ships engaged in the battle on 4 June 1944.

        - Associate Members who are not otherwise eligible to be Battle Star Members. All members who have their membership dues paid up to date shall have the right to vote and to hold any elected office.

  Dues: Dues will be $15.00 dollars per year to cover basic expenses for periodic newsletters, voting expenses and similar general operating expenses. Life memberships are available and the dues are fixed at $150.00. Dues for widows of Battle Star Members will be waived. Fund raising, when required, will be announced and contributions for other than general operating expenses will be voluntary.  
  Association Officers & Advisory Board Members…  
USS Guadalcanal TG 22.3 Association
Hayward "Tom" Thomas
  Co President
Capt. Herb Gilliland
  Vice President
Julian Austin
Julian Austin
Administrative Council
  Al Coxon Ford Wilder
    Robert R. Spear
  Open Eddy Howell
  Don Carter Anne Fitzgerald

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