USS Guide (MSO-447)

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2004 Reunion


OCTOBER-28th – 31st 2004

The Reunion went Well. Thanks to those who attended..!  Here are some Photos:

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Fellow Guide Shipmates:

We’re seeking former crew members who served on the USS Guide (MSO-447) for the time period she was in service from 1955 to 1972.  We have a reunion scheduled at the Drawbridge Inn in Ft. Mitchell, KY for the above dates. The Drawbridge is 5 miles south of Cincinnati, OH. at the Buttermilk Pike exit (I-75).  When making your reservations call 1-800-354-9793 and be sure to mention you’re making them under the USS Guide (MSO-447) Association and give the above reunion dates.  

You can check the Drawbridge Inn out on its website:

USS Guide MSO-447 Website:

Room Rates:  Main Building $79.00 a night

Room Rates: Garrison Building $69.00 a night.  The Garrison is a detached building.

The above reunion rates are good for three days prior to the reunion and three days after the reunion.

You may wonder why we don't have tours set up.  The cost of doing tours can be very expensive and will jack up the cost of your reunion.  We have found out that the majority of the attendees like, or enjoy, going out in a group of 4 or 6 people and carpool to spots of interest. That's why we have the address, etc. of the local convention bureau.  If you need information on the area a phone call or e-mail to the bureau will do it.

Contact Person:  Brenda Jackson - 800-447-8489 / Email

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Reunion Registration Form


Name(s) Wife & Guest______________________________________

Street Address:____________________________________________

City________ State:____ Zip Code:___________________________

Phone: ( )___________________E-Mail_________________________

Be sure to enclose your Check or Money Order with form and send to the below address.

Registration Fee:  Covers USS Guide Members and (1) Guest only.

Total: __________ $35.00 = $________________

Extra guests: $10.00 each = Total:_____________

Grand Total: $____________________


Make your Check or Money Order payable to the USS Guide (MSO-447) Association.
Send your registration to: 

Harold Foster 
925 Estates Dr.
Kerrville, TX. 78028

Phone: 830-895-7752

Your support will be greatly appreciated.  A great reunion is planned and we hope to see you all in KY.  We'll have a couple excellent Raffles:  Lone Sailor Statue / USS Guide (MSO-447) Data Plaque, a couple 50/50 Raffles and much more. A Hospitality Room for the crew and guests along with daily snacks will be furnished by the USS Guide Association (Pop, Coffee and Beer).  The Registration Fee does not cover your room expenses.

We have a very large Roster of former USS Guide crewmembers.  To receive a copy via e-mail or standard mail contact one the Members below.  If you are not a Member of the USS Guide Association you can send your dues to Harold Foster at the address below.  Dues are $20.00 a year.  Please include your dates onboard the Guide, your Rate or Rank and your Postal Address / Phone Number and e-mail address.  We do have Hats and T-Shirts with the USS Guide (MSO-447) Logo.  Please check with Harold Foster.

Contact Persons:

Harold Foster, (SOG3) 60-61
925 Estates Dr., 
Kerrville, TX. 78028

Don McAllister, (EM3) 62-66
2198 Hwy 56 
W. Bennington, IN. 57011

A.B. Moore, (CS3/2) 59-61
106 Belleview Dr. 
Conover, NC. 28613 



Table of Contents


  First Guide    Wooden Boats & Iron Men    Commissioning 

  Photo Album #1    Photo Album #2    Photo Album #3 

  Military Awards    Taps   Member's Photos  

  2004 Reunion Photos   Navy MSO 2005 Reunion   Products List  

  Memorabilia    Links    MSO Photos   1959 WestPac Tour 

  Roster ' 57    Roster '58 & '59    Roster '60 & '61 

  Roster ' 63    Roster '66 & '67    Roster '68 - '70 

  Suggestions on Filing VA Claims 

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