40th/30th Anniversary Reunion

Frank and Brenda Calandrillo, Mahwah, New Jersey, reported about the USS Bigelow (DD-942) reunion in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The coincidence of three significant anniversaries set the tone for the occasion. It was the 40th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning and the 30th anniversary of her deployment to Vietnam and the death of GMG2 James W. Hamilton, Jr, the ship’s only casualty.