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The Fleet Reserve Association is the leading voice of the enlisted Sea Service personnel on Capitol Hill and has been since 1924. A Congressionally chartered, non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Sea Service community before the U.S. Congress, the Association's membership is comprised of current and former enlisted members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. FRA was chartered as the Fleet Reserve Association in 1924 and, after more that 80 years, FRA remains dedicated to its primary mission of serving the interests of current and former enlisted Navy, Maine Corps and Coast Guard personnel.

Norfolk Branch 5 is one of the original branches of the FRA, in continuous operation since November 1924. For more than 80 years, the members of Branch 5 have been supporting those issues confronting our members and supporting patriotic activities in our community.

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The following shipmates have completed a five-year anniversary as members of the FRA. This qualifies these shipmates for continuous membership awards. Shipmates, if you come to the next meeting, the Branch President will be more than happy to present you with your well earned award.

15 Years - Kenny Bullock
20 Years - Danny Berry, William Madden and Curtis Schmidt
25 Years - Russell Noble and David Scott
30 Years - Austin Donohue, George Gardner Jr., Jerry Straney and Roger Wiedl
50 Years - Junious Parker

 


On Memorial Day, Monday 25 May 2015, the City of Norfolk will hold its annual ceremony in Wisconsin Square, NOT on the battleship.  The ceremony will start at 1000 and be combined with the Medal of Honor plaque dedications.  A Branch 5 shipmate has been the force behind these plaques and will conduct that part of the ceremony.  There are nine plaques honoring ten service members, connected with Norfolk, who were awarded the Medal of Honor.  Two are from the Civil War, two from the Indian Wars, two from the Spanish-American War, two from World War II and two from Vietnam.  It is fitting that these heroes be recognized and honored in this way.  Please make a note on your calendar for this Memorial Day.  Additional details will follow as they are known. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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