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Staying connected and honoring our lost Emmons shipmates was enough incentive to keep the COVID pandemic from cancelling our reunion. On October 2nd, 2020, 113 shipmates, family and friends came together virtually via Zoom to spend two hours together celebrating the Emmons legacy and honoring the shipmates who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country at Okinawa. Click here to read more, view view photos and to see a recording of the Zoom reunion.

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Layne Fry and Isaac Bird are our 2022 recipients of the Lt. John J. Griffin, Jr./USS Emmons Memorial Scholarships. Visit our Scholarship Page to read about them and previous recipients.

The Emmons Family will finally get back together in-person following two years of COVID-induced Zoom reunions. Read more on our Reunions Page.

An article published recently serves as a fitting tribute to one of our lost Emmons shipmates, Baker First Class Donald Yecke. Maya Hilty of the Sheboygan (WI) Press shared Donald's story of sacrif