The USS Colonial LSD-18 Association was established to promote the preservation of the memory of the ship and the shipmates with whom we served. We are indebted to the Founders for their dedication and perseverence, and to all who have served to keep the organization going and growing.

Current Officers of the Association are:
  • President: Charles Baugh
  • Vice President: Ron Pattison
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Loren Kerby
  • Chaplain: Ronald Zenchak

The first reunion was held in Wichita, Kansas in 1991. Subsequent reunions were held in various cities as listed here.