Bennett shipmates present a track chart of the ship’s Pacific operations to Warrensburg, New York in 2005.
On 23–26 May 2005, eight Bennett shipmates and relatives and friends gathered at Lake George, New York. The event was organized by Don Sheridan, plankowner and engineering officer in 1945.
2005 Reunion

2005 Bennett reunion, Warrensburg, NY

Highlight of the reunion was a visit to Warrensburg, New York, home town of namesake Floyd Bennett, where the group was greeted by Town Supervisor Jerry Quintal and Historical Society President Steve Parisi, to whom they presented a track chart of Bennett’s Pacific operations in World War II.

Luncheon speakers were Larry Bennett, third cousin of Floyd Bennett and supervisor of the nearby town of Lake Luzerne, and Floyd Bennett, personified by Don Hazlett both of whom gave fine presentations. In return, shipmates told how Mrs. Bennett, Floyd Bennett’s widow, christened the ship and presented the crew with an ice cream maker—possibly the only one on a destroyer in the Pacific in 1943—and continued to make donations to the crew in later years.