June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

Download the June, 2020 Newsletter including: Letter from the President By: Jason D. Markiewitz 2020 Reunion Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic! By: Deborah Sanchez Does Anyone Know? A Memory posted on the Guest Book Research Corner Requires (free) Adobe Acrobat...

Rohna Lesson Plan for Schools

Rohna: Classified partnered with West Haven High School in Connecticut on a new curriculum for their Social Studies program. The addition of the Rohna story being included in the WWII unit at West Haven HS was inspired by the communities support for three of their own...
2020 Reunion has been Cancelled

2020 Reunion has been Cancelled

Friends, Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and with sad hearts, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Rohna reunion. We believe it is the right course of action to take for the health and safety of our members. We have already rescheduled the reunion in Salt Lake City,...

Shawn Dochtermann’s Speech

Ludger Dochtermann (3rd from left) with Rohna survivors and KMF-26 Convoy members at 2005 reunion in Seattle, WA. (Son of Hans Dochtermann) Click to download Shawn Dochtermann’s speech given to the men at the Washington, DC 2004 WWII Dedication reunion. Download...
Ron Wright Speech 2002

Ron Wright Speech 2002

Back: Harrell Jones, Ron Wright, William Blake Front: Ernie Croyle, Don Dupre, Ed Linville, S.E. Waggoner Please download the PDF which contains a copy of the speech that was given by Ron Wright of the USS Pioneer at our 2002 reunion in Charleston, SC. Download...
Websites

Websites

Here are some helpful websites if you want to conduct your own research. Listing here is not an endorsement of any of these sites, simply a primer to help you start your internet research. Most of them do not cost a thing! National Archives Veterans Records...
Bibliography

Bibliography

Survivors, historians, and next of kin of the casualties have tried for years to obtain information surrounding the bombing and sinking of the ROHNA. A search through libraries, history books, books on naval disasters, sinkings etc. produced virtually no information....
TRSMA 2016 Reunion

TRSMA 2016 Reunion

Janice Pumelia, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is the proud daughter of Rohna survivor, Anthony Pumelia. She was fortunate to attend two reunions with her father, Oklahoma City and Washington, DC, before he passed away. Janet is the Secretary of TRSMA. Deborah...
The Association

The Association

In 1999, articles and by-laws were drawn up and the Association defined its goals which are: To continue in the search for survivors as-yet-undiscovered and the families of those who perished, so as to provide them with information they never had about the fate of...
Agencies

Agencies

Agencies with Rohna Information NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON, D.C. Record Group 407, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1917 Contains approximately 600 pages. Record Group 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, Operations Division, OPD....