About the Association

President's Message

The association was formed in 1993 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the mining of the USS Westchester County in Vietnam. It is the intent of the U.S.S. Westchester County, LST 1167 Association to:

The membership has since brought together over a hundred former shipmates and their families and guests at various reunions held around the country. Reunions have been held in Westchester County, New York (1993), Las Vegas (1994), Washington, D.C. (1995), New Orleans (1997), San Diego (1998), Minneapolis (1999), Atlanta (2000), Colorado Springs (2001), Seattle (2002), Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, NY (2003), Mobile, AL (2004), San Diego (2005), Washington, DC (2006), Branson, MO (2007), Sacramento (2008), Minneapolis (2009), Washington, DC (2010), Colorado Springs (2011), Reno (2012), Albuquerque (2013), and Jacksonville, FL (2014).

Future reunions are scheduled for San Diego (2015), Kansas City (2016), TBD (2017), and Westchester County (2018).

Membership is open to all who meet at least one of the following criteria:

2015-2016 Officers
Richard "Rhino" Johannsen, President 1967-1969
Danny McDonald, Vice-President 1967-1970
1970-1971

Past Presidents

1967-1969
1970-1971
1966-1967
1960-1962
1969-1973
1958-1960
1965-1967
1967-1969
Jere Beery, President 1993-1996 1966-1967