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Larry Oiler
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Web Site contains information on reunion planning.

Our next reunion will be at the Guest House Inn and Suites in Nashville, Tennessee.  
Deborah (Debi) Cabello, daughter of shipmate Leo Laurendeau, has volunteered to coordinate this event.  Dates for the reunion are 13 – 17 October 2013 (Sunday – Thursday).  Address for the hotel is 2420 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214.  Telephone number is (615) 885-4030.  The hotel is near the Opryland Hotel and 1 mile from the Grand Ole Opry.  You can view hotel features and services at

Room Information -
50 rooms have been blocked off for the reunion.  The cost is $95.85 per night; $81.00 room charge plus $14.85 for taxes or local fees.  If you use a credit card to reserve your room, you will not be charged until you arrive.  Cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to 24 hours in advance, without being penalized with any charges.  The cancellation deadline is 11.00 AM the day before your scheduled check-in date.

To make your reservations, call the Reservation Desk at (615) 885-4030, and identify yourself as being with the USS Sam Rayburn group.  The cutoff date is 13 September 2013 to make your reservation and receive the group discount.

HOTEL SHUTTLE - The local airport is the Nashville International Airport (BNA) and is about 9 miles from the hotel. The hotel has complimentary shuttle by request.  It runs at the top of the hour from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.  After you arrive at the airport and have picked up your bags, call the hotel at (615) 885-4030 and they will send the shuttle at the top of the hour.

REUNION REGISTRATION FORM AND LIST OF PLANNED EVENTS - Form will be provided after the reunion agenda is finalized.  Goal is to issue the registration form no later than 31 January 2013.

Web Site contains information on RV Parks located near the Grand Ole Opry.

The below RV parks are located near the hotel.

Nashville KOA

2626 Music Valley Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

Phone (615) 889-0286

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Two Rivers Campground
2616 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Phone (615) 883-8559

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Holiday Nashville Travel Park

2572 Music Valley Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

Phone (615) 889-4225

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