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April 2000/May 2000

Reunions

Army Reunion, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air. Cav. Reg. (all troops), September 1-3, in Oklahoma City. Contact: Brian Piggott, 9347 San Bernadino Ave., Englewood, FL 34224; 941-474-4399; SirDruid@aol.com

Reunion for U.S.C.G.C. CASCO in Boston, September 22-24. Contact: Vincent W. Thompson, 764 Ave. G, Westwego, LA 70094; 504-341-8803.

Reunion USS Guide MSO-447, August 31 to September 3, Drawbridge Estates, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, for all time periods (1955-73). Contact: Albert B. Moore, 106 Belleview Dr., Conover, NC 28613; 828-464-7229; www.members.tripod.com/mso447.index.htm

Army Transportation Assoc., Vietnam, convention and reunion, August 2-6, Las Vegas. On the roads or on the water, all welcome. Contact: Dennis J. Belcastro, 219 Nellies Cr. Rd., Rising Sun, MD 21911; 410-620-9421; n04njnk@delanef.com

All former members of the 1st Bn., 3rd Mar., 3rd Mar. Div. are encouraged to attend a chapter-forming meeting at the Third Marine Division Assn. annual family reunion, September 13-17, Virginia Beach, Virginia. The chapter development meeting will convene at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 14 in the reunion hotel. Families are cordially invited. Contact: Bill Krueger, 7622 Highland St., Springfield, VA 22150-3931; 703-451-3844.

196 L.I.B., Ohio Chapter, will have its reunion August 4-5 in Fairborn, Ohio, at the Best Western Hotel, 937-879-3920. Contact: Ron Davis, 103 Cherry St., Box 169, Fountain City, IN 47341; 765-847-2385.

U.S. Army Security Agency COMSEC Personnel reunion to be held August 11-13 in Kansas City, Missouri, for any MOS assigned to any COMSEC/SIGSEC unit. Contact: Robert G. Olson, 1511 Eastridge Dr., Slidell, LA 70458; 504-643-1126; viking98@bellsouth.net

2nd Bn., 34th Armor, Vietnam, 1966-70, reunion July 27-29, 2001, San Juan Capistrano, California. Contact: Pat Forster, 31861 Calle Winona, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92674; 949-493-4080.

Seeking all former members of the 35th Infantry Regiment (CACTI) for reunion, August 17-20, Arlington, Virginia. Also, if you served with either the 25th or 4th Div. with the 1/35th or 2/35th Inf. Contact: Ben Youmans, 39042 6th Ave., Zephyrhills, Fl 33540; 813-782-3317; C23568@gte.net

Special Services reunion to be held in conjunction with the annual Womenís Overseas Service League Convention, July 13-18, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Cathleen Cordova, 696 Concord Pl., Pleasanton, CA 94566; 925-846-4712.

Alpha Avengers, A Co., 2/501st, 101st Abn. Div., Vietnam, reunion. See www.cyhaus.com/vietnam/newsletter.htm for details. Contact: Ray Houghton, 159 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054.

The Society of the 18th Eng. Bde. announces its second reunion at Firebase Indy XI, June 9-11, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: James W. Szabo, Sr., 2115 Presidential Pky., B-7, Twinsburg, OH 44087; 330-963-0234; engr18thbde@yahoo.com

Lima Co., 3rd Bn., 9th Mar., 3rd Mar. Div., Vietnam, July 1964 to August 1965, will be holding its fifth reunion in Kansas City, Missouri, September 1-3. Reservations for Embassy Suites Hotel, 220 West 43rd St., are to be made by August 11 under "L/3/9" Reunion. Contact: Philip Vangel, P.O. Box 924, Marlborough, MA 01752-0924; 508-485-1071; flygrandpa@aol.com

USAF C-7A Caribou Association reunion, September 4-9, Sheraton Hotel of College Park, College Park/Beltsville, Maryland, north of Washington, D.C. Contact: Jim Collier, 5607 Jolly Ct., Fair Oaks, CA 95628-2707; 916-966-4044; jcollier@dgweb.com

4th Inf. (Ivy) Div. Assn. national reunion, July 3-9. Contact: Roger Barton, 2 Spring Dr., R-25, Walkersville, MD 21793; 888-845-4040 toll free; www.4thinfantry.org

USS Indra (ARL-37) reunion, October 13-15, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Jay C. Eichhorn, P.O. Box 29323, San Antonio, TX 78229-0323; 830-981-4504; ussindra@yahoo.com

77th Artillery Association reunion, November 9-12, Howard Johnsonís Convention Center, Lawton, Oklahoma. Contact: 77th Artillery Association, P.O. Box 141, Boonville, MO 65233-0141; 660-882-5390; http://www.77fa.org or reunion@77fa.org

USMC/Vietnam Helicopter reunion, August 24-27, San Diego, California, Town & Country Resort, for all pilots, aircrew, and support personnel who fought together during the Vietnam War. Attendance is expected to be 2,000. Contact: 781-337-3239; http://www.popasmoke.com

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) 17th annual national reunion, June 30 to July 4, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Don Joyce, 508 Carlsbad Dr., Poinciana, FL 34758; 407-870-5367.

Reunion for all members past and present, 7th Field Arty. (all battalions), September 28-30, Grand Resort Hotel, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Contact: Stanley C. Stankiewicz, 112 Bremer St., Fayetteville, NC 28303; 910-822-0703.

The Third Marine Division Association will hold its 46th annual family reunion September 13-17, at the Doubletree Hotel, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Anyone who served in, was attached to, or served in support of the 3rd Mar. Div. at any time since it was formed on September 16, 1942, is eligible and cordially invited to attend. Contact: Bill Ervin, 2855 Iliff, Boulder, CO 80303; 303-494-7752.

Vietnam-era Seabees East Coast reunion, February 2-4, 2001, in Hampton, Virginia. Contact: Bruce MacDougall, 7305 Cannonade Ct., Midlothian, VA 23112-6182; 804-739-5526.

NMCB-133 (Seabees) reunion, February 2-4, 2001, Hampton, Virginia. Contact: Dennis Ruocco, 910-842-1341; wdrdennis@aol.com

There is going to be a transportation reunion August 2-6. More information on web site, http://academic.uofs.edu/faculty/gramborw/atav/ Contact: Jim Rose, JHR0545@prodigy.net

The USS America Carrier Veterans Association reunion of former crew members, Air Wings, and MarDets, in Seekonk, Massachusetts, June 20-25, Johnson & Wales Inn, 213 Taunton Ave., Routes 114A and 44. Contact: Mickey Allard, 757-484-8361.

The Fox 2/5 Association is holding its reunion July 26-30, San Antonio, Texas. Current membership is 500 strong. Open to anyone serving with Fox Co., including corpsmen, H&S Support, etc. Contact: Chris Brown, 9 Alister Cr., E. Northport, NY 11731; 631-499-8739; Chris.Brown@Reliancenational.com

20th Engineer Brigade, Vietnam, reunion July 29-30, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Contact: Msg. Forbes, 910-396-5723, or Michael Davis, 256-232-6162.

The Women Marines Association will host its 40th anniversary national convention August 31 to September 5, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia. Theme: "The Beginning of our Future," dedicated to U.S. Marine Corps. All Marines, former, reserve, retired, active duty are welcome and encouraged to attend and bring family members or friends. The Commandant and Sergeant Major of the Maine Corps will be our guests of honor. Dedication of bronze statue of Molly Marine on Saturday, September 2, at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia. Contact: Helen Peters, 703-979-1149.

1st Bn./3rd Marines, RVN, 1965-66, will have a reunion in Boonville, New York, June 16-19. Contact: Ken Martin, 315-942-4246; lkc@borg.com

Attention reunion organizers: There is a new page for listing and searching military reunions, all branches, all eras, at thewall-usa.com You are invited to post your upcoming reunion. Reunion chairs can add and edit information using a login and password. Reunion information can be expanded and edited by the organizer or designee as often as needed. Submissions and modifications are immediate. There is ample room to include a great deal of information. Once a reunion is posted, visitations (potential attendees) can search for reunions via a variety of search criteria. There is no charge for this service. The address: http://thewall-usa.com/reunion If you have any questions, contact Webmaster@thewall-usa.com

1st/8th Cavalry (Vietnam) reunion July 20-23, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Holiday Inn Bordeaux. Contact: James Knafel, 5510 E. 500 South, Columbia City, IN 46725.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines (Vietnam-era Association) reunion to be held in Quantico, Virginia, July 20-23. Contact: Chuck Jenkins, RR 1, Box 234, Kahoka, MO 63445; 660-727-2700; devildog65@yahoo.com

NMCB-62 (Seabees): Itís time we all got together, can do! Reunion date: February 2-4, 2001, Hampton, Virginia. Contact: Dave Schill; 856-234-2273.

Vietnam-era Seabees: East Coast reunion, Hampton, Virginia, February 2-4, 2001. Open to all Seabees. Contact: Bruce MacDougall, 804-739-5526.

Seeking former USAF personnel who served in Operation Safeside, Vietnam, 1966-67, 82nd Cmbt. Scty. Police Wing, 1041st USAF Scty. Police Sqdn. (T) and the 821st, 822nd, 823rd Cmbt. Scty. Police Squadrons. Eighth reunion, November. Contact: Carey Stark, Safeside Association, 7601 E. Toronto St., Tucson, AZ 85730; 520-747-0734; usafcsp@aol.com

USS St. Louis (CL-49) 2000 Reunion: Santa Monica DoubleTree Guest Suites, Santa Monica, California, September 1-5. Contact: Michael Backauskas, 2561 Federal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064-3701; 310-478-5130.

NMCB-133 (Seabees) Reunion: February 2-4, 2001, Hampton, Virginia. Contact: Dennis Ruocco, 910-842-1341; wdrdennis@aol.com

7/17 Cav., all troops, any year: Annual reunion, September 21-24, Radcliff, Kentucky (Fort Knox), Gold Vault Inn. Contact: Bob Young, 2826 Trelawny Dr., Clarksville, TN 37043; 931-358-3720; ryoung@usit.net

A.T.A.V. (Army Transportation Association Vietnam) reunion, August 2-6, Las Vegas. Also looking for members of 669 TC, Vietnam. Contact: Dennis Belcastro, 410-620-9421; n04njnk@delanet.com

Seabees of MCB-74, Vietnam-era: Eighth reunion; October 5-8, Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi. Contact: Bill Christiansen, 7586 County H, Maplewood, WI 54226; 920-856-6842; pinhole@itol.com

22nd Inf. Regiment Soc. reunion, October 5-8, in Cleveland, Ohio. Members from WWII, peacetime, Vietnam (4th and 25th Divisions), current units, and members from supporting units welcome. Contact: 22nd Inf. Regiment Soc., P.O. Box 682222, Marietta, GA 30068; 440-871-8975; BradHull@Juno.com

Delta Co., 2nd Bn./16th Inf., 1st Inf. Div., 1967-68, will have its tenth reunion on the weekend of July 21, in Perry, Michigan. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154; 313-845-3752 (work); 734-525-0157 (home).

 

 

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