Happy Valley Reunion Club

Happy Valley Reunion Club's 51st Reunion - 2023


Renew your acquaintance with Shipmates and Legends of Yesteryear


Welcome to our 51st USS Valley Forge HVRC Reunion! Our skippers this year are Ed and Stephanie Camardelle. They are excited to show you the best of New Orleans, and its many fabulous attractions. Your arrival packet will contain brochures to guide you to the many adventures:
Thursday has been left open for you to explore on your own. Within walking distance is the best WWII museum in the country, Harrah’s Casino, River Walk with its many shops and food choices, the aquarium, and of course the French Quarter.
Friday will feature a scenic riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River with lunch and battlefield tour.

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!”
Let the good times roll!

We hope your stay in New Orleans is eventful, fun and full of comradeship.

If unable to attend, please send a note, call or email to let us know how you are doing.
Bart Bartholomew, 1907 S. Custer Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
Love to hear from you!
HVRC Web Master
David Manchester
337 Kenilworth Lane
Lower Gwynedd, PA. 19002
Email: dmanch3449@aol.com

Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.happyvalleyreunionclub.org


Our hotel, the SpringHill Suites is located in the heart of the Arts and Warehouse District of New Orleans at 301 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, Louisiana  70130.

  • A block of rooms is reserved for USS Valley Forge Reunion at the discounted rate of $149 per night (plus 16.2%tax + $1 tourism fee)
  • Hot breakfast and internet are included.
  • Valet parking is $20 plus tax per night, per vehicle - with 24hr in and out privileges.
  • You must call the hotel and make your reservations directly (504) 522-3100 or (888) 287-9400.
  • If you have any questions or need help with reservations, please do not hesitate to ask.
  • Start Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2023
  • End Date:  Sunday, November 5th, 2023
  • You may extend your stay up to three days prior and three days after the event for our group rate based on availability. Contact Sarah Hoorn at Sarah.Hoorn@marriot.com.
  • Last Day to Book Wednesday, August 30, 2023, reservations after this will be based on availability at group rate.

Wheelchair, mobility scooter, or walker rental is available with Access Mobility, located at 500 Port of New Orleans PI, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504)534-3366, www.totalaccessmobility.com

SATURDAY EVENING will be our Reunion Banquet with full buffet and cash bar. Yes!, there will be a raffle for prizes. NOTE: It is customary to bring a $10 gift or cash in an envelope for the banquet on Saturday night. Raffle tickets are sold throughout the reunion and at the banquet there will be a table for the gifts to be won. If you left your gift at home, $10 or more in an envelope would be acceptable. Tickets for the raffle will be sold on an ongoing basis throughout the reunion. As always, we will need volunteers for the recovery room and selling raffle tickets.


Wednesday, November 1 - Recovery room is open for registration sign in and welcome packets.

Thursday, November 2 - Free day to explore on your own.

Friday, November 3 - New Orleans Historical River Boat Cruise including lunch and tour the battlefields.

Saturday, November 4 - 9:00 Steering Committee, 10:00 All hands Business Meeting and election

Sunday, November 5 - checkout and return home.

If you haven't been to a reunion of the Valley or haven't attended for a long time - this is the year to come and see your shipmates and be part of the 51st Happy Valley Reunion.


Wednesday, November 1st 2023  
- Sunday, November 5th 2023


SpringHill Suites
301 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 522-3100 or (888) 287-9400

The hotel is located in the heart of the Arts and Warehouse District of New Orleans.


Call (888) 287-9400 and reference USS Valley Forge Happy Valley Reunion Block at the SringHill Suites Downtown/Convention Center to make reservations at the group rate.

If you have any question or need help with reservations, please do not hesitate to ask.


USS Valley Forge Happy Valley Reunion Rate: $149/ night, USD plus 16.2% and $1 tourism fee
Rate Includes: Complimentary hot breakfast and complimentary internet
Parking Information On-site discounted valet parking has been arranged with 24-hour in and out privileges. Rate is $20 plus tax per night, per vehicle.

Wheelchair Rental Option
Total Access Mobility, (504) 534-3366, 500 Port of New Orleans PI, New Orleans, LA 70130 www.totalaccessmobility.com


Ed and Stephanie Camardelle
33878 Nancy Drive Walker, LA. 70785 1(985)507-8551


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