Balch-Porterfield Reunion Association

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We are in the process of creating a new website.
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The Balch/Porterfield Reunion Association has been in existence
and holding annual reunions since 1972. All crew members

and their families are welcome.

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 The Balch-Porterfield Reunion Association

is made up of men who were the Officers and Crews of the:

USS Balch DD363

USS Porterfield DD682

To join the association (free), we invite you to contact us.

We welcome all crew members of both ships and their family members.

Please email:

Jim Siler:




The mission of the Association is to keep alive the memories
of these two fine ships
and the men who served aboard them
and to bring these men and their families together.


It is also to honor those who have passed on.

It is hoped that this web site will bring more shipmates back "into the fold".

If you have questions about this association, please contact:

Website, Membership and Newsletters
Pat Siler

Jim Siler

For other questions, contact either Pat or Jim.
They will put you in contact with the correct person.


This site was created on December 2, 1999 by Jeff Shaffer, TM3, 60-63.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Jeff for his work on the website.



Balch-Porterfield Reunion Association