Hello Shipmates,

Please mark your calendars and plan for the biennial reunion of the USS Jallao (SS-368) to be held on March 13-17, 2019. The reunion will be held in the beautiful Muscle Shoals area of Northwest Alabama, near the big Tennessee River. There are many things to see in our area as you can tell from the pictures attached. Visits have been made to several hotels in the area, but no contracts have been made yet for the reunion since it is still 1 ½ years away. We think the reunion hotel will probably be in Tuscumbia or Sheffield, Alabama.

The Muscle Shoals Area in northwest Alabama is made up of four towns–Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and my home town, Tuscumbia (birthplace of Helen Keller).  More information will be published next year on lodging and travel arrangements. We feel confident that lodging cost for two persons per room will be under $100 per night. We look forward to seeing you in March 2019 in Alabama.

Link: Site Seeing in Northwest Alabama

Link: How do I get to Northwest Alabama

We want to plan our reunion around your interests, so please let me have some feedback by e-mail or phone about what interests you from the site seeing places we’ve included. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Joel Parris, 2019 Reunion Host, USS Jallao (1971-1974) 256-577-6968 (cell/text);jbparris@comcast.net 1000 William F. Gardiner Ave., Tuscumbia, AL 35674

P.S. to Steve Croom: “Yes. We do have indoor plumbing in Al-a-bam-a!”