Another year has gone by and another reunion is in the books. Branson was a lot of fun and was enjoyed by all. See President Paul Ratcliffe's letter about Branson, MO and the next reunion in Baltimore.
We thought it would be interesting to share some information about the current shipmates who belong to the USS Bristol DD857 Veterans Association.
The Bristol was based on the East Coast at Newport, RI for virtually its entire life from 1945 until 1969. While the population of the US has moved around over the past 60+ years the current geographic distribution of Bristol Association shipmates retains the east coast flavor.
Here is a table showing the current membership by section of the country and the top five states:
The East Coast represents 62% of the members and when the Central US is added that is almost 85% of the total membership. The top five states are all from the East Coast and total 43% of the total.
Looking at the membership from when they reported aboard the Bristol provides another interesting look.
|Year reported aboard the Bristol|
We hope that the above information is interesting to you.