USS Harold E. Holt
FF 1074 (Knox Class)

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Early July, 1978: U.S.S. Harold E. Holt (FF-1074) conducting "Leap-Frogs" with U.S.S. Whipple (FF-1062) on the way to "West-Pac."
(Photo by OSSA Mark Roberts aboard U.S.S. Whipple [your friendly webmaster].)

Authorized:       July 22, 1964
Builder:          Todd Shipyards San Pedro     
Laid Down:        May 11, 1968    
Launched:         May 3, 1969  
Commissioned:     March 26, 1971     
Decommissioned:   July 2, 1992 
Fate:             Sunk by USS Paul Foster (DD 964) 
                  during RIMPAC-2002

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USS Harold E. Holt FF 1074 - Reunion Committee

Dear Shipmates:

"ALL" Sailors that served on the USS Harold E. Holt are encouraged to come to our reunion in Branson, Missouri in 2006 at The Lodge of The Ozarks, Dates are from Tuesday October 24, through Saturday October 28th. The banquet will be on the 28th and I have blocked out 100 rooms for these dates and all you old sea dogs are welcome.

Also, any Holt Vet's wanting their name put on the master email roster for future emails, should send an email to Mike Skurzewski, aka "Chief Ski" to his email address ( In the event that your email address may change, include your address and phone number. Mike's email address will be changing around September of this year as the Chief is moving to SC.

* I would like ALL of you who have served on the Holt to try and contact no less than two other men to inform them of the reunion and pass on Chief Ski's contact information.

* You need to send your reunion dues ASAP to the address below and also get your email address to Chief Ski at his contact email below to be put on the master roster for all ongoing emails to keep you up to date.

I have specific details below as to where and how your dues should be sent. The dues are $40.00 and cover a two-year period.

If you have been in contact with ANY other shipmates that may not have read this notice, please encourage him to contact Bill and the Chief below.

Mail dues to:

William J. Pfannenstiel
1470 S 42nd Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364-4033

* Make check out to:
Bill Pfannenstiel's Hawaiian Vacation Fund
Bill Pfannenstiel's Poker Money fund

OK, OK make the check out to William J. Pfannenstiel and put (HEH1074 - Dues) in the lower left corner of the check in the memo section.

Look for my next email informing you of hotel rates, banquet information, rental car information etc. etc

Thank you

Bill Ballaro
Reunion President (yeah, anything's possible if they made me President)

National Archives
March 26, 1971: USS Harold E. Holt
on commissioning day.

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