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USS COLUMBUS VETERANS

Navy and Marine Corps officers and enlisted men who served aboard the USS Columbus, CA-74, which was converted to the USS Columbus, CG-12, a guided missile cruiser, between 1944 and 1976 will hold a reunion Oct. 10-14 in Columbus, Ohio.

The veterans are urged to contact John H. Thomas, secretary-treasurer, at 163 N. Hill Ave., DeLand, Fla., 32724-4636, telephone 904-736-4509.The fifth USS Columbus is scheduled to have her keel laid in October. It will be a nuclear submarine of the USS Los Angeles class, said Gene Hickam, Salem, Ore., the association's past president.