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Our Hosts:  Alan (IC 68-69) and Linda Thole

Alan (IC 68-69) and Linda Thole

We will be celebrating BANG's 81st anniversary in Little Rock Arkansas, from Monday, September 30 through Thursday, October 3, 2024 with departure on Friday, October 4, 2024.

Reunion headquarters will be at the Holiday Inn Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206

TRAVEL:  If traveling by air its the Clinton National Airport (LIT).  The hotel is only 4 miles from the airport and the hotel has a free airport shuttle.  If you are driving the hotel is conveniently located off I-440, connecting I-30, I-40, and 67/167, which ensures easy access. Our hotel is conveniently located within 10 minutes – near Downtown, and The River Market Entertainment District.

HOTEL:   Holiday Inn Airport, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206

                                          Holiday Inn Airport, Little Rock, AR entrance               Holiday Inn Airport, Little Rock, AR lobby

Room Rates: $107.00 + tax.  One bi-level suite is available for $159.00 + tax.  Rates are honored three days before and three days after the reunion.  Cancellations may be made up to until 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty.  A full breakfast buffet is available at 10.99 + tax per person.
****** The block of rooms will continue to be held until the cutoff date of September 12, 2024.  Reservations received after September 12, 2024 will be provided at the group rate on a space available basis.******
 Ample self parking is complementary including RV parking.  The hotel has two restaurants and of course room service.  AV8 offers a full buffet breakfast and Boston's Restaurant And Sports Bar offers gourmet pizza, pasta, salads, burgers, ribs, steak and more from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.

RESERVATIONS:  Reservations can be made at (501)-490-1000 or (888) 465-4329).  Be sure to mention you are attending the BANG Reunion.

HOTEL WEB SITE: Holiday Inn Airport, Little Rock, AR

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Click For Schedule

REGISTRATION FORM: Click For Registration Form

Please feel free to contact Alan if you have any questions about the reunion.

Alan Thole (IC 68-69)
(612) 281-3333
11337 205th Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330

Click for Past Bang Reunion Photos


The Bang Gang Reunion Committee oversees annual Reunions which are open to all shipmates who served aboard USS BANG (SS385) during the years of her commissioned service in the U S Navy, 1943 to 1972.

PRESIDENT - Bill Fenton / 4422 Organ Mesa Loop / Las Cruces, NM 88011-8403 / (575) 532-5830 /

VICE PRES - Paul Schramm / 3402 Onondaga Street / Kalamazoo, MI 49004-1636 / (269) 345-0859 /

SECRETARY - Robert Bridle/ 6249 Ainsworth Rd / Cocoa, FL 32927 /(603) 834-3049 /

TREASURER & STOREKEEPER - Isaac Cohen / 776 Grand Rapids Blvd / Naples, FL 34120-4469 / (908) 334-0027 /

PRESIDENT EMERITUS - Phil Beals / 2127 Oahu Drive / Holiday, FL 34691-3625 / (727) 934-9665 /