USS SIGSBEE     

 EARLY REUNIONS

This is a Memorial Tribute to USS Sigsbee DD-502 Veteran Robert E. Greenhoe and his wife Irene M. Greenhoe. More than twenty years have passed since Bob and Irene were distinguished hosts of the First USS Sigsbee DD-502 reunion at the Airport Holiday Inn at Indianapolis, IN. In attendance were sixteen veterans of the USS Sigsbee and thirteen wives. This reunion was such a success the second Sigsbee reunion was also held at this Holiday Inn at Indianapolis. The attendance at No. 2 more than doubled to thirty three, Sigsbee veterans,  many wives and other family members. Also in attendance was Sigsbee XO Milton Morgan and wife Gail.

Bob attended at least two later reunions, one accompanied by his son. It is sad to report that Irene passed away December 11, 2002 and Bob passed away February 1, 2005. They will both be remembered as gracious hosts of our first USS Sigsbee DD-502 reunion.


First Reunion Indianapolis 1988

Names of those attending taken from the Reunion Guest Book which was donated to John Mastin

Dated October 15th, 1988

Bob and Irene Greenhoe, Alma, Michigan

Chuck and Ann Edwards, Byron, California

Lyle and Erliss Buss, Bellingham, Washington

Si and Shirley Hertzler, Madison, Wisconsin

Donald Austgen, Fort Pierce, Florida

Frank Kolacz, Niles, Ohio

Bill and Martha Roberts, Yuba City, California

Karl and Joan Heinz, East Aurora, New York

John and Louise McKibben, Cincinnati, Ohio

Al and Polly Golowski, Kankakee, Illinois

Lee and Helene Enzenbacker, Mt. Prospect, Illinois

James and Berneice Deloney, Mokane, Missouri

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Martter, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Wally and Lois Westedt, Belvidere, Illinois

Albert L. LaRoche, Chicopee, Massachusetts

A.J. and Clara Pohl, Scottsdale, Arizona 


Second Reunion Indianapolis 1989

Dated October 7th, 1989

Names of those attending taken from the Reunion Guest Book which was donated to John Mastin

Myra and Jerry Schatz, Copiague, New York

Lorriane and Richard Hildebranski, Calumet City, llinois

Louise and John McKibben, Cinncinati, Ohio

Peg and Phil Hering, Ocean City, New Jersey

Joan and Roy Rasmussen, Wheaton, Maryland

Sarah and Ed Horrigan, Glen Burnie, Maryland

Vivian and Elmer Virag, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Karl and Joan Heinz, East Aurora, New York

Wally and Lois Westedt, Belvidere, Illinois

Bill and Martha Roberts, Yuba City, California

Darlene and Bob Martter, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Bob and Irene Greenhoe, Alma, Michigan

Harold and Kathryn Whitcomb, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania

Charles and LaVern Gardner, Boise, Idaho

Vernon and Louise Swaim, Ardmore, Alabama

Sidney and Agnes Meilleur, Metairie, Louisiana

William and Irene Bough, Bloomington, Indiana

Harry Lee Becker, Chicago, Illinois

John A. and Nina Gaa, Delaware, Ohio

Diana Millirans Phillips, Lima, Ohio

Marvin and Joan Green, Virginia Beach, Virginia

A.J. and Clara Pohl, Scottsdale, Arizona 

Donald Austgen, Fort Pierce, Florida

Milt and Gail Morgan, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Albert L. LaRoche, Chicopee, Massachusetts

Edward Perley, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

John R. and Ruth Opyt, Calumet Park, Illinois

Lee and Helene Enzenbacker, Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Chuck and Ann Edwards, Byron, California

George and Neola VanWinkle, Silver Creek, Nebraska

Si and Shirley Hertzler, Madison, Wisconsin

Wally and Lois Westedt, Belvidere, Illinois

Lyle and Erliss Buss, Bellingham, Washington

James Stone, Hammond, Indiana


Third Reunion - Baltimore, Md. Oct. 1990

Names of sailors attending courtesy of Billy Roberts. Spouse's names added by John Mastin assuming they were in attendance as they were at the 1989 reunion listed below (feel free to email and make necessary corrections to this list). 

Sam Horwitz

Bob and Irene Greenhoe, Alma Michigan

Karl and Joan Heinz, East Aurora, New York

Bob and Ruth Neddermeyer, Plymouth, Minnesota

Lyle and Erliss Buss, Bellingham, Washington

Marvin Spooner

Bill and Martha Roberts, Yuba City, California

Elmer and Vivian Virag, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Samuel Leidy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

William and Irene Bough, Bloomington, Indiana

Peg and Phil Hering, Ocean City, New Jersey

Joan and Roy Rasmussen, Wheaton, Maryland

Marvin and Joan Green, Virginia Beach, Virginia

George and Neola VanWinkle, Silver Creek, Nebraska

Chuck and Ann Edwards, Byron, California

Wally and Lois Westedt, Belvidere, Illinois

A. J. and Kate Politz, Napoleonville, Louisiana

Joe Farlow

Charles and Helen Gregg, Cambridge, Ohio

Don and Lois Kennedy, Abingdon, Virginia

Frank Kolacz, Niles, Ohio

Myra and Jerry Schatz, Copiague, New York

Vernon and Louise Swaim, Ardmore, Alabama

Lee and Helene Enzenbacker, Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Harold and Kathryn Whitcomb, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania

Louis Judice, New Iberia, Louisiana

Donald Austgen, Fort Pierce, Florida 

Albert L. LaRoche, Chicopee, Massachusetts

Edward Perley, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Charles and LaVern Gardner, Boise, Idaho

Jim Vernon

Joe Shelley

Roberta Hendrikx


Fifth Reunion - Baton Rouge Oct. 8-11 1992

Names of those attending taken from the Reunion Guest Book and from notes provided by Billy Roberts.

Chuck and Ann Edwards, Byron, California

Sidney and Agnes Meilleur, Metairie, Louisiana

Louis and Elbay Judice, New Ibra, Louisiana

Sarah and Ed Horrigan, Glen Burnie, Maryland

Marvin Green, Virginia Beach, Virginia

A. J. and Kate Politz, Napoleonville, Louisiana

Elmer and Vivian Virag, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Don and Lois Kennedy, Abingdon, Virginia

Charles and Helen Gregg, Cambridge, Ohio

Barb Ward, Cambridge, Ohio

Bill and Eloise Roberts, Yuba City, California

Don Austgen, Fort Pierce, Florida

Samuel Leidy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joseph C. Jones, Los Angeles, California

Bob Greenhoe and son, Alma, Michigan

Don Fielden  Betty Stuart, USS DASHIELL, Missouri

Joe and B.J Hartz, Pennsylvania

Lloyd and Louise Lane, Zachery, Louisiana

Carl and Frida Dundon, Holiday, Florida

William D. Reed, Toms River, New Jersey

Jerry and Myra Schatz, Copiague, New York

Peg and Phil Hering, Ocean City, New Jersey

Joan and Roy Rasmussen, Wheaton, Maryland

Bob and Ruth Neddermeyer, Plymouth, Minnesota

Si and Shirley Hertzler, Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Wilbert and Faye LeBlanc, Marrero, Louisiana

Mark and Myrl Hershey, Annville, Pennsylvania

Vernon and Louise Swaim, Huntsville, Alabama

Ramona and Tom McNulty, McKees Rock, Pennsylvania

Rita L. and Bill Dupre, Louisiana

Margaret L. LeBlanc, Louisiana

Manie Ott, Louisiana

Helena LeBlanc, Westwego, Louisiana

Helen LeBlanc, Louisiana 

Elua Foret, Louisiana


Seventh Reunion - Virginia Beach Oct. 1994

Names of those attending listed in newsletter provided by Billy Roberts.

Bill and Eloise Roberts, Yuba City, California

Richard and Eleanor Braumiller, Lynchburg, Virginia

Sarah and Ed Horrigan, Glen Burnie, Maryland

A. J. and Kate Politz, Napoleonville, Louisiana

Samuel Leidy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chuck and Ann Edwards, Byron, California

Elmer and Vivian Virag, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Albert L. LaRoche, Chicopee, Massachusetts

Lyle and Erliss Buss, Bellingham, Washington

Jerry and Myra Schatz, Copiague, New York

Frank and Mary Kolacz, Niles, Ohio

Philip and Peg Hering, Ocean City, New Jersey

Joseph C. Jones, Los Angeles, California

Mark and Mary Morris, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Don Austgen, Ft. Pierce, Florida

Henry and Mary Holzem, Lannon, Wisconsin

Vernon and Louise Swaim, Huntsville, Alabama

Thomas J. McNulty, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

LeRoy and Joan Rasmussen, Wheaton, Maryland

Carl and Frieda Dundon, Holiday, Florida

A.J. and Clara Pohl, Scottsdale, Arizona

Roy G. Buch, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Addie K. Brown, Galena, Kansas

Don and Lois Kennedy, Abingdon, Virginia

Robert and Darlene Martter, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Lee and Helene Enzenbacker, Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Walter and Lois Westedt, Belvidere, Illinois

Harold and Alan Whitcomb, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania

Simon and Shirley Hertzler, Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Marvin and Joan Green, Virginia Beach, Virginia


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