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2014 Reunion

2015 Tucson Reunion

Update from Ruth Campbell and Dean Harris: Here we go again! We told you that last year our Hawaii reunion was the "Last Hurrah," but the survivors overruled the Association and stated that the USS Arizona Reunion Association will continue thru 2016.

The 2015 reunion will be held in Tucson at the Viscount Hotel and the final reunion will be held in Hawaii in 2016 - the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Tucson Reunion


John Delmar Anderson

Then & Now
(Photo: P. Shannahan, Arizona Republic)

Survivor John Anderson Dies

We are saddend to report the passing of John Delmar Anderson, of Roswell, NM, last night at age 98.

Mr. Anderson enlisted in the Navy March 16, 1937 from Minneapolis, MN. and reported onboard the USS Arizona December 6, 1940, just one year before the attack on Pearl Harbor.

John Anderson

14 Nov 2015

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Website Restoration

Rebuilding a 16 year old website from the ground up is a daunting task. A few months ago, our entire website was lost due to financial issues. Thanks to the donations made by our viewers we are back and luckily all photos and stories were backed up on several portable hard-drives. It will take months to restore everything but it will be accomplished.

The silver lining in the cloud is this website will be better than ever! Regular progress updates will be posted here. Currently I am working on restoring the Casualty & Survivor profile pages (linked from the Casualty & Survivor lists) as well as uploading photo galleries and restoring the Survivor Stories. Casualty & Survivor lists are 100% restored. The individual profiles are at 10%. I am at 75% restoration for Survivor Stories and 30% restoration for the galleries.

The Nease Family thanks you for your patience and continued support during this website restoration. ~N. Nease

Website Update

20 November 2015

We Need Your Help

Since 1999, USSArizona.org has been presented by the Nease Family; Budd, Carol & Nancy. With the passing of Budd in 2011 and ever increasing costs of operations, this website now faces implementing paid subscriptions, or simply shutting down.

Until his death in 2011, Budd Nease (USNR Ret.) served 10 years as Historian for the USS Arizona Reunion Association. His wife Carol assisted him with answering thousands of emails from service personnel, students of all ages, and people from all walks of life around the world. His daughter Nancy worked as his Assistant Historian and took over duties as Historian in 2011 as well as maintaining this website. Budd's grandson, Charles, has stepped into the role of Assistant Historian and answers emails as well.

One of Budd's greatest pleasures was assisting students with their research projects and linking them with USS Arizona survivors for interviews. In an effort to continue to keep this website free to students and the general public, and continue operations, we are asking for your help.

Recently, due lack of finances, our website was down for a few weeks. Thanks to the donations of people just like you, we were able to get back up and operational again.

Your donations go directly to supporting this website. Any donation, no matter how small, goes a long way to keeping USSARIZONA.ORG operating. Please use the "Donate" button to securely make a donation through PayPal today. We thank you for your help.

Nancy Nease
Nancy A. Nease

Historian - USS Arizona Reunion Association


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