The USS Concord (AFS-5) Veterans Association recently enjoyed her
4th reunion September 2016!
The genesis of the USS Concord Veterans Association was email communications
over the past couple of years between Ben Barresi (DP2 81-83) and Garry Collins (LTJG 81-84). Garry is an active member
and founder of the USS Thomas C. Hart (FF-1092) Veterans Association and has served as President of both the USS Thomas C.
Hart Veterans Association, and the USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630) Veterans Association's. Presently he is webmaster for both
Associations and has created this site. Both Ben and Garry felt a possible reunion and Association would be a great
way to get all the Concord vets together again! With Garry's experience in forming and organizing non-profit veterans associations,
and Ben's willingness to be the driving force for maintaining the database of known CONCORD sailors, the decision was made
to launch this effort. Steve Larsen (DP2 68-70) and Gary O'Neal (DP3 81-84) pitched in to serve as the interim Treasurer.
USS Concord Veterans Association Elected Officers:
(click on name to email officer)
President - Tom Weber (BT2 85-90)
Treasurer - Steve Larsen (DP2 68-70)
Secretary - Garry Collins (LTJG 81-84)
Storekeeper- Bob Smith (SH2 68-70)
Historian - Larry Baun (LT 80-83)
Chaplain - Byron Carroll (OS1 82-87)