Navy servicemen and women who served on the USS Carr (FFG52) will gather for their first crew reunion in Checotah, the hometown of the ship’s namesake.
More than 60 former shipmates and their family members are expected to attend the event, to be held at Katy Depot starting around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.
The Carr was named for Gunner’s Mate Third Class Paul Henry Carr, a Checotah farm boy who died during the Battle off Samar, on Oct. 25, 1944 while serving on the USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413 (the deepest known shipwreck, discovered in June 2022).
The USS Carr was an Oliver Hazard Perryclass frigate of the United States Navy, in service from 1985 to 2013.
Paul was an only son with eight sisters; the children and grandchildren of his sisters will host the event, which will include ceremonies, speeches and dignitaries.
For more information about Paul Carr and the USS CARR Crew Inaugural Reunion event contact: – Gardner LaMarche – Plank Owner USS Carr & Reunion Organizer – (218) 310-5590 – firstname.lastname@example.org – Jerri Holder – Checotah Chamber of Commerce – (918) 348-0459 – checotahchamber@ windstream.
– Nancy Milam – President, Paul Henry Carr Memorial Foundation (PHCMF) – (918) 830-5192.