USS Mansfield DD-728
Reunion 2011
Charlottesville, VA
Wed. 3 Aug. - Sat. 6 Aug. 2011

Doubletree Hotel
990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville , VA 22901
Voice: 1-434-973-2121 or 1-800-494-9467
Fax: 1-434-978-7735

  • Host:

    Randy Smith
    P.O. Box 6585
    Charlottesville, VA 22906
    Tel: 434-978-2189
    Cell: 434-760-0418

  • Hotel Rate: $109 + Taxes - Ask for the USS Mansfield rate.

    • Use this link to book your reservations: LINK. Cut off date is July 23, 2011.

    • Parking is free.

    • Pets allowed.

    • See website for more amenities.


    • Wednesday, August 3, 2011

      Check in at Hospitality Room at the hotel. If you show up early I will have the Hospitality room open on Monday, August 1, 2011.

    • Thursday, August 4, 2011

      Load buses at 1015 to go to Michie Tavern for a great lunch at 1100. Reboard buses at 1245 for the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum tour. Some of the things on display are a recreated World War I trench, Woodrow Wilson's Pierce-Arrow Limousine and gardens. Cost: $55 per person.

    • Friday, August 5, 2011

      Board buses at 1030 to go to the Wood Grill Buffet for a great lunch at 1100. Reboard the buses at 1245 for a tour of the Skyline Drive National Park. Be sure to bring a light jacket as the temperature is 10 cooler than in Charlottesville. You will see lots of whitetail deer and some black bear, all in the wild. We will have stops at overlooks, gift shops and at the Visitors Center. There is a 30-minute movie with all of the information about how the park came to be. The speed limit is 35 mph and we will travel 35 miles into the park and return by the same route. You will be able to see the great views of the Shenadoah Valley. Cost: $50 per person.

    • Saturday August 6, 2011

      0800 - Breakfast and calling numbers for the raffle prizes.
      1600 - Take photos for the reunion book.
      1700 - Happy Hour (Open bar).
      1800 - Banquet Buffet. There will be a color guard from the American Legion. Guest speaker will be newspaper writer David A. Maurer who was in the Army Special Forces in Vietnam. Music will be provided by former Statler Brothers band members. Cost: $75 per person.

    • Sunday August 7, 2011


Charlottesville 2011 Reunion

Photos courtesy of Jim Frazier

The Crew

Jim & John Frazier on Skyline Drive

Maddison & John Wesley Frazier
(John's grandchildren)

Bill & Margaret Bolen

Shirley Frazier & Cherylene Brueckner

John Armstrong & Tom Harper

Swede Holmgren & Mike Martin

Tom Gatlin, Allen Nelson, Cookie & Swede

Randy Smith & Rhonda Frazier
greeting the Statlers' band leader

Linda Poort & Horace Brown

Roy Compton, John & Edna Feathers

Helen Compton & Linda Poort

David & Norma Faust & Jennifer

Fred & Barbara Clapp

Gary Thompson & daughter Dawn

Joe Kitts & Gene Beatty

Elizabeth Edwards, Rick Pehl,
Wesley Smart

Color Guard

Minnie Pearl aka Helen Compton

Jan & George Wallace

Rhonda singing with the Statlers' band