USS SELLERS Association News Page
This is where you will find Sellers Association news. Check this page from time-to-time to find information, as well as info about earlier activities of the Association.
To see new photos and/or video clips, go directly to the Photographs page.
Change in Association Officers, February 13, 2016
Our President, Carl Riedel, has had to step down as President due to health issues. Our Vice President, Steve Incremona, has taken over as President for us. Be advised the “2016 Reunion Information/Registration” document (below) has been updated with new contact info if you have any questions about the upcoming SELLERS Reunion. We all wish Carl a speedy recovery!
2016 Reunion Information/Registration
Double Tree Jacksonville Riverfront October 20-23, 2016
The 2016 USS Sellers DDG-11 reunion will be held at the Double Tree Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville Florida, October 20-23, 2016. The Double Tree Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel is located at 1201 Riverfront Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32207. The Double Tree Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel is set in the commercial and business district of the city center, on the Southbank of downtown Jacksonville. It is surrounded by historic districts including San Marco, Riverside, and Avondale – all of which offer boutique shops, sidewalk cafes, and cultural attractions. For more information and/or to register, download the following Word document:
REVISED REGISTRATION FORM FOR SELLERS REUNION 2016; REVISED AS SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
USS SELLERS 2012 Reunion completed in Jacksonville, Florida
The SELLERS Association met with over 50 attendees in Jacksonville, Florida from 11-14 October. Our headquarters was the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Jax, and the group enjoyed a Welcome Reception Thursday evening, a fascinating tour on Friday of old St. Augustine, a great dinner Friday evening with a “SELLERS Trivia Contest and Gift Exchange”, a tour of the USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) Saturday morning, Saturday lunch at the Mayport Chief Petty Officer Club, and a grand Gala Dinner Event on Saturday evening on the St John’s Riverfront as part of the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association annual fundraising event to “Bring Home the ADAMS” to be the ADAMS Class Naval Ship Museum.
The passing of two of our shipmates
The following info was recently received from Hilton Roberts: “I just got an email from John Charles that Curtis Johnston died February 12, 2012 while on a ski trip to Austria. He was an ETN2 on Sellers and I made two Med trips with him in ’63 and ’64. I believe he was at the last reunion and I know he was at the one before that. I also saw where Joseph Donnell (Vice ADMIRAL, USN, Retired) died recently. He was CHIEF ENGINEER on Sellers and left the ship shortly before the first Med cruise in ’63. Regards, Hilton Roberts”
The Passing of Captain Ralph G. Spencer
Pictures taken aboard USS WISCONSIN during 2010 SELLERS ASSOCIATION Reunion in Norfolk, VA.
The USS SELLERS (DDG-11) Association, during their recent Reunion, voted to donate $2,500 to the ADAMS Class Museum effort.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The Association will be sending a check this week to help the effort to establish the last US Navy ADAMS Class Guided Missile Destroyer as a Naval Ship Museum on the banks of the St Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, FL.
In addition, the SELLERS Association voted to hold their next Reunion in Jacksonville, Florida, during the fall “Navy Fleet Week 2012”.
Sellers on Facebook
For all you FaceBook folks out there, Tom Pierett (who was on DDG-11 in the late 60’s) has posted a number of photos on a “facebook groups” site called “USS SELLERS DDG-11”. To find the Sellers Facebook page, do a search on FaceBook for “USS SELLERS DDG-11” , “join” the site, and once at the site, click on PHOTOS to see the pictures. You might also want to do a search for Tom Pierett, if you remember him, and re-connect.
Photos received November 19, 2009 Click on the image for larger one.
Association News – November 11, 2009
SELLERS Association Reunion in 2010 Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2010
Location : Waterside Sheraton, Norfolk, Virginia
Association News – November 13, 2008
On the 13th of November, the Sellers Association lost one of their plank owners – Marion (Doc) Savage. Doc was also a World War II veteran. Please keep the Savage family in your prayers. They live in Jacksonville,Florida.
2008 Reunion in Baltimore a success!
From September 4-7, the SELLERS Association members gathered in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the Holiday Inn for a grand time of sea story telling, and the renewing of old friendships. The Reunion was a lot of fun; the weather on Friday & Sunday was great, but Sat was very WET, as Tropical Storm Hannah blew by Maryland. In spite of the rain, everyone enjoyed the trip out to Fort McHenry. Folks also had a chance to enjoy the Baltimore Inner Harbor, a very neat place. For those who had never really visited Baltimore before, it was interesting to look around, get some history of the town, and see the sights. Many enjoyed seeing the 4 museum ships that they have in the Inner Harbor – a WW II Sub, a Coast Guard Cutter, a Coast Guard Lightship, and the USS Constellation. Our Banquet on Saturday night was only surpassed by Sunday morning’s Memorial Service to shipmates no longer with us. During the Business Meeting, an election of new Association officers was held, and a vote was taken to have the next Reunion in Norfolk, unless the ADAMS Museum is open in Jax, in which case we’ll go to Jax.