The Older We Get...The Greater We Were!

This website is sponsored by the USS Soley Reunion Association. The Association is an informal, Not-for-Profit group operating without charter, by-laws or formal organization. The sole purpose of this group is to maintain contact among Soley sailors through this website, and periodic reunions.

This Website was created by Al Stiles with lots of help from Ivan Stiles and some very saavy friends. Without their efforts this website would not exist. Thanks to all involved, Well Done!

Hi everyone, This is to notify you that we have cancelled this year's mini-reunion event. I have been monitoring the situation here in Myrtle Beach over the past few months. The area is a "hot spot" for Covid-19 and does not appear to be getting better any time soon. It is in the best interest of all of us since our personal safety is the primary concern. The hotel is practicing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. They are also encouraging face masks and social distancing. Those of you who have booked rooms with the hotel will get a refund simply by calling Angie directly at (843) 918-7762 or email: (You must cancel your individual reservation). If you plan on coming to Myrtle Beach anyway and want to keep your reservation, please notify Angie. Those of you who paid for your dinner, registration fee and/or donation will get a refund in the next few days. Shirley Brown is preparing the checks and I will mail them to you. I have signed a new contract for our mini-reunion in 2021 for October 19, 20 & 21. The Beach Cove Resort has been very cooperative and is enthusiastic about hosting our event next year. Registration notices for 2021 will likely be sent out in the January/February time frame. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you, Len Porter

Pictures of the USS Soley taken in the spring of 1946 have been added to the quarterdeck (click on Quarterdeck on left Navigation Panel). Photos shared by James Groome, grandson of Plankowner Ensign Bailey Groome. Picture include surrender signing by Japanes admiral in Kusaei, Underway photos and Pearl Harbor.

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Web site last updated on: 1 February 2021

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