The USS KASKASKIA (AO27) Reunion Association Inc. hosts yearly reunions. Jim and Maxine Wescoat were the founders and hosts for the first KAS reunion held in St. Louis, MO, in 1990. The 30th reunion was held in September in Branson, Missouri.

USS Kaskaskia 2019 Reunion

Branson, Missouri September 18 to September 22


  • Wednesday, the 18th we had a Welcome Reception with hors devours and beverages. It was a chance to renew old friendships with shipmates and their spouses.

  • Thursday, the 19th we met at the Branson Belle for a lunch cruise that included a live show. Later on Thursday we were entertained with an Abba Tribute show.

  • Friday evening, the 20th we enjoyed the Shoji Tabuchi show.

  • Saturday afternoon, the 21st we were entertained by Dublin's Irish Tenors & Celtin Ladies. That evening we enjoyed our annual banquet at the Branson Grand Plaza Hotel

  • Sunday the 22nd we attended our last show, #1 Hits of the 60's and 50's Too. The show was a big hit with everyone thanks to some help from two Kaskaskia sailors, Erv Wilferd and Jimmy Tabb, who added their unique personalities to the show.

  • Monday the 23th we departed to meet again in Columbus, Ohio in September 2020.

Photos from the reunion can be found here.
For a list of past reunions click here
A list of past reunion merchandise can be found here