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March/April 2006
 
 
 

Reunions

BY A VVA STAFF REPORT

 
Americal Division Field Artillery Reunion, May  4-6, at Wyndham Roanoke Airport, 2801 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, Virginia. Contact: Robert J. Miller, 585-924-5296 or Ryskowski@aol.com

Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airborne), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), reunion, Orlando Holiday Inn (discounted hotel rates available), May 18-21. Contact: Rich O’Brien, 630-941-8727, richardobrien@msn.com, or visit www.angryskipperassociation.org

VVA Chapter 907, 3rd Annual Motorcycle Run & Chicken BBQ, May 28. Run starts in Gardner, Mass., and ends with a barbeque in Ashburnham. Contact: VVA Chapter 907, PO Box 595, Gardner, MA 01440; vetrun907@verizon.net

Reunion of Kilo Company, 3rd Bn., 7th Marine Regiment, and attached units, Aug. 3-7, New Orleans. Contact: Harry Smith, 870-247-1146; smitty@kilo37.com, or visit www.kilo37.com

716th Military Police Reunion, Omaha, Aug. 24-27. Contact: Duane Hursey, 712- 544-2662; jdeh@fmctc.com

Pilots & Crewmen Annual Reunion the “Silver Eagles,” VMF VMFAW VMFA-115 Marine Reunion Association, Sept. 29-30, Margate Hotel, Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia, N.H. Contact: Lynn Hagen, 12000 First St. W., Watson, MN 56295; 320-269-8925; lynnhagen@maxminn.net

4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association National Reunion, July 24-30, Sheraton World Hotel, Orlando. Contact: Gregory Rollinger, 8891 Aviary Path, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077; www.4thinfantry.org

9th Medical Laboratory Annual Reunion, June 9-14, St. Ansgar, Iowa. Vietnam Appreciation Day, open to the public, will be on June 10. Contact: Phil Fleischer, SSgt (RET), PO Box 453, St. Ansgar, IA 50472; 641-736-2346.

USN MCB7 Seabees Reunion will be held in Branson, Mo., during the 2nd Annual Welcome Home Vietnam, June 11-18. Choose from two reunion packages: entire week of June 11-18 or June 15-18. Contact: Earl and Carol Strang, 3219 Ridgedale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508; 304-291-0056 (home); 304-692-7131 (cell); ecstrang8@aol.com (“MCB-7” in subject line, please).

7/1 Aircav Blackhawks Annual Reunion, Sept. 21-24, Holiday Inn Express, Enterprise, Ala. All members welcome. Contact: Bill Beaver, 15034 Hannan Trace Rd., Crown City, OH 45623; 740-256-6870; or Rich Kloepfer, 386-615-0635; AtrpGrunt@aol.com

2nd Reunion for C. Co., 169th Engineer Bn., Apr. 26-30, Branson, Mo. More info: Dave Eilert, 2819 Katella Lane, Branson, MO 65616; 417-335-5694.

June reunion of 27th LCT/60th Landclearing Co., the “Jungle Eaters,” from 1968-70. Contact: Dave Minto, 165 Spooner Ave., Warwick, RI, 02886; Dave.Minto@gmail.com

3rd Marine Division Association Annual Family Reunion, Aug. 9-13, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel, Milwaukee, Wis. Anyone who served in, was attached to, or served in support of the 3rd MARDIV at any time since its formation in 1942 is welcome. Contact: Bill Kreuger, 7622 Highland St., Springfield, VA 22150; 703-451-3844; www.caltrap.com

Reunion of 1st Bn./8th Cavalry (Vietnam) and attached personnel, Aug. 9-13, Las Vegas. Contact: James C. Knafel, 5510 E. 500 South, Columbia City, IN 46725; 260-244-3864; jjknafel@myvine.com

USMC 7th Communications Bn. Vietnam Era reunion, June 21-25, Jacksonville, N.C. Contact: David Haage, 80 Hawkinson Ave., Galesburg, IL 61401; 309-221-4740; haage@insightbb.com

Operation LZ Oceanside 3 All Vets Gathering, April 26-30, Best Western Oceanside Resort, 5600 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, Fla. In conjunction with 19th Annual Vietnam and All Veterans Reunion at Wickham Park. More info: Terry Babler, W5889 Durst Rd., New Glarus, WI 53574; pointman1@tds.net

MCB1 All Eras Mini-Reunion, July 4th weekend, Hemslock, N.Y. MCB1 All Eras Reunion, Aug. 11-13, Las Vegas. Contact: Peter Dowd, 781-837-0393; mcb1reunion@direcway.com

21st Annual Reunion of the U.S.S. Thetis Bay (CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH- 6), Sept. 6-10, San Diego. All shipmates and spouses from both service periods (1943-1946, 1956-1964) invited. Contact: Dennis R. “Doc” Moss, PO Box 65, Isle, MN 56342; 320-676-8940; drmoss@ecenet.com

Reunion of the USMC Aviation Reconnaissance Association May 4-7, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Tex. Anyone who served in any capacity with any arm of Marine Corps aviation recon is invited. Contact: Bill Robinson, 623-933-9549; WCRBILLMAR@aol.com

USMC Bulk Fuel Association 18th Annual Reunion, May 5-7, Mountain Top Resorts, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. All current and inactive Marines who served in bulk fuel encouraged to attend. Contact: Paul Rice, 865-908-1042; price9@bellsouth.net

Reunion of 510th “Buzzard” Fighter Squadron, Sept. 9-12, Academy Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo. See www.51OFS.org for details. Contact: Stephen Tanner, 6219 Billinsgate Dr., Katy, TX 77449; 281-550-5518; buzzardroost@charter.net

Reunion of 3rd Bravo Co., of the 60th, 9th Infantry Division , October 5-8, Branson, Mo. Contact: A. R. “Monti” Montillo, 1007 Black Rush Circle, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466; 843-971-7647; amontillo@bellsouth.net

Mobile Construction Battalion 74 (MCB-74) “SeaBees”Vietnam Era Reunion 11, Oct. 12-15, Biloxi/Gulfport, Miss. Contact: Bill Christiansen, PO Box 303, Maplewood, WI 54226; 920-856-6842; bubbapinhole@sbcglobal.net

The Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood (TLCB) Annual Reunion will be held on August 14-16, at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Contact: John Loftus, jloftus@comcast.net, or log onto www.tlc-brotherhood.org

Reunion of Echo Co., 2nd Bn., 3rd Reg., 3rd Mar. Div., 1965-69, September 6-10, Lubbock, Texas. Contact: Don Hinman, 585-798-0830; Echo2367@Rochester.rr.com or www.Echo23Marines6569.org

Unit reunion of Charlie Company, 2/12, 25th Infantry Division in Gatlinburg, Tenn., June 1-4. Most of our group served together late 1969-70. Contact: Danny Breeding, 423-345-5000; danbreedi@cs.com

1st Signal Brigade will hold a reunion August 25-27, Crystal City Marriott, Arlington, Va. Contact Merv Norton, 703-569-3290, or visit www.1stSigBde.org

Vietnam Era Veterans Reunion of the VVA Firebase 463, Ramkota Best Western, Rapid City, S.D., May 5-7. Contact: Ron Kock at 605-484-7855 or vvafirebase463@rushmore.com or Jack Dean at 605-393-0444 or boats68@msn.com

U.S.S Nitro (AE-2/AE-23) Association Reunion June 22-25, Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. For more information: www.ussnitro.org Contact: James Timmons, President, USS Nitro Association, navy65-69@sbcglobal.net

Reunion of the 12th Evacuation Hospital (Army), Sept. 27-Oct. 1, Honolulu. Contact: Garth Holmes, Col. (ret.), 1534 Colonial Ct. SW, Olympia, WA 98512; 360- 943-3843; garth.holmes@comcast.net

86th Annual Reunion of the 5th Infantry Division, hosted by The Society of the Fifth Division, September 1-4, Columbia Marriott, Columbia, S.C. Contact: Philip A. Maniscalco, Society of the Fifth Division, 12 Rossie Street, Mystic, CT 06355; 860-536- 4080; reunion@fifthinfantrydivision.com

Brotherhood of Dak To Defenders all 299th CBT Engr. Bn. brothers from all time periods in Vietnam. Reunion July 27-30, Reno. Contact: Jay Gearhart, 231-922-3471; jaybird718@charter.net

U.S.S. Davison (DD618/DMS37) reunion in Long Beach, Calif., during the first two weeks of September. Contact: Earl J. Lee, Exec. Dir., USS Davison Reunion Assocation, reca.lee@sbcglobal.net

Reunion of crew of U.S.S Kirk (FRF1087) Aug. 9-13, Holiday Inn Select, Renton, Wash; 425-226-7700. Contact: Terry Schultz, 509-487- 4611 (cell) or 509-990-3048; cadboss@spocadcon.com

Fourth reunion of the 585th Engineer Company Association, Oct. 6-8, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, San Antonio, Tex. Contact: Ken Seymour, 352-527-3200; eagle585@earthlink.net

Annual reunion for crewmembers of the U.S.S. Samuel N. Moore (DD-747), Holiday Inn Bayside, San Diego, Nov. 8-12. Contact: Bob Culver, 5910 Brookview Dr., Lincoln, NE 68506; 402-489-5910; Torpedoman@alltel.net

Reunion of Army Artillery OCS (all classes), Ft. Sill, June 14-16. Contact: Joe Fleming, PO Box 75, Chatham, IL 62629; 217-483-6322; jfleming@springnet1.com or www.FAOCS.org

Fourth reunion of the 5th Bn., 60th Inf., 9th Inf. Div., June 15-18, in St. Louis. Visit www.5thbattalion.org Contact: William Metzler, 707-374-1377; Metz560@frontier.net

Sixteenth reunion, D Co., 2/16 “Rangers,” 1st Inf. Div.,1967-68. July 28-30, Gregory, Mich. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154; 734-525-0157; ddignan@peoplepc.com

36th Evac Hospital reunion, Oct. 6-9, at the Amerisuites Paradise Road, Las Vegas. Hospital personnel and patients are invited. Contact: Anne Philiben, 541-318- 5713; annephiliben@bendcable.com; www.36thevac.com

   

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