USS Lafayette SSBN 616
Reunion'09, Silverdale, WA Sept 16-20, 2009

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Updated: 7/20/2017
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The rough economy reduced attendance but there were over 70 attendees, with many new faces.  Shipmates from the 60s, 70s & 80s attended, including 8 Officers and 4 of them were former USS Lafayette Commanding Officers.  The Lafayette Association is strong and growing.  After only 3 reunions, 10 shipmates have attended all 3 reunions, 160 total shipmates have attended a reunion, 23 Officers have attended a Reunion, 10 of 18 Commanding Officers (1 on Eternal Patrol) have attended a reunion and 6 of 27 COB’s (4 on Eternal Patrol) have attended a reunion.

Thanks to the hard work of John Wayne & Katherine Johnson and Association President Don McBride, the Silverdale reunion has set a new higher standard for facility, tours, banquet, food and entertainment.  Shipmates enjoyed the long weekend of tours to the Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Boeing Field Museum of Flight, Seattle’s Space Needle, Pioneer Square, Underground Seattle, Pike Place Fish Market (with fishmongers throwing fish), Undersea Museum at Keyport and many other sites.  Thanks also to Banquet MC Frank Phipps and Keynote Speaker CO Walt Stephenson who presented a wonderful history of submarines.  But the most enjoyable moments were in the hospitality room where old shipmates met and shared stories about their days on the boat.
USS Lafayette Shipmates
The Very Important Guests
Plank Owners
James Adams
Richard Alkire
Mike Berger
Ed Cagney & Sonya Sanchez
Richard & Shirlee Conserriere
Larry & Debora Easley
CO Gerald & Joanne Egan
Joe & Gina Ellis
Ken Ellsworth
Bob Fore
Bill & Jane Fraser & Mama
Robin & Carol Haake
Jim Jadul
John W & Kathy Johnson
Bill Liles
Bill & Laverne Livingston
Don & Patricia McBride
Mark McCreary
CO Paul & Ellen Middents
Louis & Camille Morrison
Jerry & Betty Mulholland
Bob & Donna Pelletier
Frank Phipps
Rob & Sheila Pottenger
Charlie & Priscilla Riggs
Ed & Melody Roebuck
John & Mary Sherman
Dan Simmons
Michael & Diana Sinnett
CO Walt & Carol Stephenson
Don & Diana Steward
John & Kathleen Vivian
Lynn Watson
Monty Wynn
Don Zyriek
Tours
Pike Place Fish Market 
Naval Submarine Base Bangor
Undersea Museum at Keyport 
Undersea Museum at Keyport 
Banquet
Dance