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April 2001/May 2001

Reunions

FLC, FLSG-A/B, FLSU-1/2, FSR, August 2-5, Atlanta, Georgia. Contact: Roger Stembridge, 5740 Zebulon Rd., Macon GA 31210-2026; 478-471-7326; dogboy109@aol.com 

25th Div., A Btry., 2nd Bn., 9th Arty., 3rd Bde. Task Force, Pleiku, 1966. Comfort Inn, 522 Essex Dr., Kokomo, Indiana, June 8-10. Contact: Robert O. Shepherd, 859-299-0762; James Louk, 304-622-5222; or Gary L. Chapin, 612-825-5408.

Looking for Vietnam veterans of the 585th Eng. Co. (DT), 1966-72. Reunion planning well underway. Have located 133 men so far. Join us and see your wartime buddies. No fees or cost for membership. Contact: H. Kenneth Seymour, 465 East Liberty St., Hernando, FL 34442; USAEAGLE@digitalusanet3366 

The 3rd Mar. Div. Association will hold its annual family reunion, September 26-30, Harvey Hotel, Irving, Texas. Highlight: 1/3 Marines will receive a unit charter. Contact: Bill Krueger, 7622 Highland St., Springfield, VA 22150-3931; 703-451-3844.

USS Perry Reunion Association (DD844 and DMS17), Jacksonville, Florida, October 5-9. Contact: Joe Malmendier, P.O. Box 606, Boiling Springs, PA 17007; 717-258-9695; joemal@epix.net  or www.perry.com 

NMCB-8 Seabees are planning their next reunion at Port Hueneme, California, July 19-22. Contact: Ronald W. Dougal, Sr., 6225 E. Des Moines St., Mesa, AZ 85205; 480-807-3016; dougalsr@aol.com 

C/F Btry., 26th Arty., 108th Arty. Grp., Dong Ha, South Vietnam, will hold its reunion June 15-17, St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Terry Davey, 11297 Lake Circle Drive N., Saginaw, MI 48609; 517-642-3118.

196th LIB Assn. is trying to locate all and attached members, 1965-72. Also, trying to locate all members of Co. B, 3rd Bn., 21st Inf., 196 LIB, 1965-72 for membership. Contact: Ron Davis, Box 269, Fountain City, IN 47341; 765-847-2385.

716th Military Police, Vietnam, trying to locate lost members. We are working on our ninth reunion. Will have date and place at a later date. If you know anyone who served with this group, please pass the information on. Contact: Duane Hursey, 520 550th St., Shelby, IA 51570; 712-544-2662; jdeh@fmctc.com 

All members, all battalions, past and present of 7th Field Arty. Regiment, Howard Johnson Motel, Lawton,, Oklahoma, October 11-13. Contact: Stanley C. Stankiewicz, 112 Bremer St., Fayetteville, NC 28303-3602; 910-822-0703.

The first reunion of the USS Reclaimer (ARS 42) will be held during the week of November 6-11, Washington, D.C. Contact: Howard Chernikoff, 55 Irving St., New Haven, CT 06511; 203-776-9769; ctyankeex2@aol.com 

The 57th AHC is planning its next reunion September 20-23. Contact: Joe Sottile, SottileJoe@aol.com 

The 17th Annual Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion will be held in Lincoln, August 9-12. Contact: Larry Brown, 402-489-9097.

The NE USA Vietnam Veterans Reunion Assoc., Inc. invites all in-country and Vietnam-era veterans to its second annual campout in Freehold, New York (located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains), July 20-23. Because last year was a success, we have extended invitation nationally. Contact: Fred H. Lane, 518-634-2499; jarhead@francomm.com  or http://members.nbci.com/amgrunt 

USS Intrepid (CV/CVA/CVS-11), 1943-1974, annual reunion of all former crew members and air groups, Nashville, Tennessee, September 5-9. Contact: Laurence H. Blackburn, Jr., 22 Watercrest Dr., Doylestown, PA 18901-3240; 215-345-5690; fcmcv11@aol.com 

The 1st Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) is planning a reunion in Canberra, Australia, May 19 to commemorate the regiment’s battle in and around Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral, Bien Hoa, May 12 to June 10, 1968. U.S. support teams are invited. Contact: John Cutler, JRCVVA120@aol.com or http://members.aol.com/vva120/events/1rar.htm 

USS Maddox Assoc. reunion, San Antonio, Texas, August 21-25. Contact: Cliff Gillespie; 215 Wichita Ave., Apt. 605, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; 714-960-5283; cwgilles45@aol.com 

23rd MP Co. reunion will be held in conjunction with reunion of Americal Assoc., June 21-24, Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Rich Merlin, P.O. Box 2143, Riverside, CA 92516; 909-781-3700; rmerlin425@aol.com 

U.S. Navy Destroyer, USS Samuel N. Moore DD 747 Assoc., San Antonio, Texas, October 17-21. Contact: Bob Culver, 5910 Brookview Dr., Lincoln, NE 68506-3534; 402-489-5910; torpedoman@navix.net 

Delta Co., 2nd Bn., 16th Inf., 1st Inf. Div., 1967-68. We have located 93 former members for 11th reunion, weekend of July 20, Woodstock, Illinois. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154-2741; 734-525-0157 (home); 313-845-3752 (work); ddignan@ford.com 

189th Assault Helicopter Co. will hold its first reunion October 4-7, Colorado Springs. Contact: Gerry Sandlin, P.O. Box 1301, Hanceville, AL 35077; msgerry@hiwaay.net  or www.geocities.com/pentagon/bunker/9937 

N.A.D. Marine Barracks reunion September 21-23, Hawthorne, Nevada. Contact: Ed Engel, P.O. Box 833, Hawthorne, NV 89415; 775-945-3563.

U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Assoc. reunion, June 13-18, Seattle. Contact: B.E. Browell, 317 S. Anacortes, St., Burlington, WA 98233; 360-755-9104.

USAF C-7A Caribou Assoc. reunion, September 4-7, Imperial Place Hotel and Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. Business meeting, tours, and banquet. Contact: Bill Avon, 330-878-7451; www.c-7acaribou.com 

Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Mar. Rgt., Vietnam, and attached units will have reunion October 18-21, Tucson. Contact: Harry Smith, 870-247-1146, smitty@kilo37.com 

14th Combat Eng. Bn., all periods of service, reunion September 7-9, Branson, Missouri. Contact: Stanley H. Schwartz, 313 Hollow Creek Rd., Mount Sterling, KY 40353; 858-498-4567; 859-498-6594 (fax); shs313@mis.net 

101st Abn. Div., B 2/501, Vietnam, reunion July 26-29, St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Brad Jimerson, 716-354-5805, or Dave Reinheimer, 314-846-9494; http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/2501/reunion.htm 

173rd Abn. Brigade Society national reunion, July 4-8, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Dusty Jarnagin, 972-227-4766, or Paul Reed, paulreed@webh.com 

All veterans from all eras: Gulf Coast Veterans Reunion to be held at the Orange County Airport, Orange, Texas, in conjunction with American Veterans Traveling Tribute (The Wall), June 13-17. Contact: Danny Bean, 409-962-6621; David O. Snapp, 409-745-2214, mouse77632@yahoo.com ; Burt Stigen, 337-589-6404, gstigen@excite.com  or Larry Vrooman, 409-670-0299; Ivrooman@pnx.com 

Reunion of the 18th Eng. Bde., 347th Eng. Svc. Regiment, all units, all eras, September 14-15, Kokomo, Indiana. Contact: James Szabo, Sr., 2115 Presidential Pkwy., #B7, Twinsburg, OH 44087; 330-963-0234; Eng18thbde@yahoo.com 

191st Boomerang Reunion will be held at the Crown Hotel in East St. Louis, Illinois, September 13-15. Contact: John Davis, 618-295-2637, JDavis309@aol.com  or http://www.191ahc.org

   

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