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April/May 2002

Reunions

3rd Marine Division Association 48th annual reunion, September 4-8, San Diego. Bring the entire family. Contact: Eugene Ashe, 427 S. Fayette St., Beckley, WV 25801: 304-253-4339: sergeant@inetone.net or Bill Bruegar, 7622 Highland St., Springfiled, VA 22150-3931; 7093-451-3844. 

2nd Squadron, 1st Armored Cav. (Vietnam, 1967-70) Association reunion August 22-25, Radisson Hotel, North, in Colorado Springs. Contact: Tom Schluchter, 5644 Cortland Cr., Bay City, MI 48706; 989-684-4380; Tomandlinda@chartermi.net  

Vietnam Dog Handlers Assoc. reunion, October 2002. Contact: James Stewart, P.O. Box 67, Montrose, MI 48457; 810-639-5755; jstewart@centurytel.net  

7/17th Cavalry Association reunion, September 12-15, Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Louis. Contact: Jose Martinez, 10360 St. Katherine Ln., St. Ann, MO 63074; 314-423-6910; LM842@yahoo.com 

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment reunion, August 9-11, Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville. For direct reservations, call 615-885-2200 or central reservations, 800-325-3535. Mention 11th ACVVC for $75/night rate. Contact: AdrianV285@aol.com 

AC-119 Gunship Association , 71st, 17th, 18th Special Operations Squadrons, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, September 27-29. Contact: Larry Fletcher, 573-365-8916; lfletcher@socket.net 

4th Infantry Division Association 84th National Reunion, Spokane, Washington, September 23-29. Contact: Bob Reilly, 107 Schafer St., Wenatchee, WA 98807-6340; joans.bob@verizon.net 

Seabees of MCB-74 Vietnam-era is holding its ninth reunion in Biloxi, Mississippi, October 10-13. Contact: Bill Christiansen, 7586 County Hwy., Maplewood, WI 54226; 920-856-6842; pinhole@doorpi.net 

USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6) reunion will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, September 11-15. Contact: Dennis R. “Doc” Moss, P.O. Box 65, Isle, MN 56342-0065; 320-676-8940; drmoss@ecenet.com 

USS Davidson (DE/FF 1045) reunion will be held at the Grand Country Hotel in Branson, Missouri, October 10-12. Contact: Robert Schippers, 1519 First St. North, Newton, IA 50208; 641-792-3930; colking@pcpartner.net 

USS Rasher (SS/SSR/AGSS‑269) reunion June 2003, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Contact: William M. Bonesho, 4448 87th Ave. NE, Circle Pines, MN 55014‑4000; 612‑786‑1140; wmbones@worldnet.att.net 

Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Mar. Reg., Vietnam, and attached units reunion, September 22‑26, Louisville, Kentucky. Contact: Harry Smith, 870‑247‑1146; smitty@kilo37.com 

VMF‑VMFAW‑VMFA‑115 Marine Corps Reunion Association, Dearborn, Michigan, September 6‑7. Contact: Lynn Hagen, 12000 First St. W., Watson, MN 56295; 320‑269‑8925; lynnhagen@maxminn.com  

Women's Overseas Service League: Women with overseas service in the military, Special Services, Red Cross, USO, and State Department are welcome to join. Reunion June 7‑10, Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Cathleen Cordova, 696 Concord Pl., Pleasanton, CA 94566; 925‑846‑4712.

509 Engineers (Panel Bridge). Vietnam‑era members are encouraged to attend reunion August 20‑24, Ft. Worth, Texas. Contact: Richard Trapp, 528 S. 10th St., Geneva, NE 68361; 402‑759‑3659. 

716th Military Police, Vietnam reunion, September 13‑15, Ramada Inn Airport, Bloomington, Minnesota. Contact: Duane Hursey, 520‑550th St., Shelby, IA 51570; 712‑544‑2662; jdeh@fmctc.com 

504th Military Police Bn. (WWII, Vietnam, and others) 48th reunion, August 22‑24, Asheville, North Carolina. Contact: Rick Hughes, 352‑481‑2559; rick504@bellsouth.net or Paul Charpentier, 386‑427‑6012; paulmp@ucnsb.net 

U.S. Marine Security Guards, American Embassy, Saigon, Vietnam, reunion June 26‑29, Quantico, Virginia. Contact: Mike Bertini, P.O. Box 295, Jacksonville, NC 28541; 910‑353‑7377. 

Delta 4/31st, 196th LIB (Vietnam) reunion will be held in October in Houston. Contact: Vance A. Van Wieren, 6654 122nd Ave., Fennville, MI 49408; 616‑543‑3661; vw196nam@i2k.com 

18th Eng. Bde. and 347th Eng. Svc. Reg., all units, all eras, reunion September 20‑21, Kokomo, Indiana. Contact: James Szabo, Sr., 2115 Presidential Pkwy., B‑7, Twinsburg, OH 44087; 330‑963‑0234; engr18thbde@yahoo.com 

U.S. Army, 14th Combat Eng. Bn. reunion, September 19‑21, Kansas City, Kansas. Contact: Stanley H. Schwartz, 313 Hollow Creek Rd., Mt. Sterling, KY 40353; 859‑498‑4567; shs313@mis.net 

Second Battalion, Fourth Marines Association, is looking for former Marines, Corpsmen, and attached personnel for a reunion to be held in July, Savannah, Georgia. Contact: Bob Bliss, 43 Meads Mountain Rd., Woodstock, NY 12493; 845‑679‑5909; rbliss2001@aol.com 

3rd Bn., 26th Marines, and attachments to meet in Ennis, Montana, June 12‑15. Contact: Andy DeBona, Box 995, Ennis, MT 59729; andy78471@aol.com USS Taconic (AGC‑17) reunion October 2‑6, Williamsburg, Virginia. Contact: Charles Tiemeyer, 14238 Spanish Wells Dr., Hudson, FL 34667; 727‑869‑1977; autumnal22@aol.com 

USS Nitro (AE‑2/AE‑23) Association reunion June 20‑23, San Diego, California. Visit web site at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/nalc820/ussnitro.htm Contact: Robert Eberlein, ebb23@aol.com or James Timmons, stitch@ticon.net 

A Trp., 4th Squadron, 12th Cav., 1st Bde., 5th Inf. Div. (M) reunion, November in Las Vegas. Contact: Jim Good, 2951 N. Governeour St., Apt. 210, Wichita, KS 67226; jimgood@compuserve.com 

The Ohio Chapter of the 196th LIB Assn. is having its reunion in Mansfield, Ohio, August 2-4, Fairfield Inn (reservations must be made by July 2, call 419-747-2200) Contact: Ron Davis, Box 269, Fountain City, IN 47341; 765-847-2385. 

Looking for members of I Corps Artillery for a reunion to be held in May at Branson, Missouri. I served with 2nd Bn., 94th Arty. Contact: Martin S. McKnight, pianopam@onemain.com 

All former U.S. Navy CTs assigned to COMNAVFORV (Force Intelligence) and detachments, Binh Thuy and Cam Ranh Bay, 1970-72,  reunion June 28-30, College Park, Maryland. Contact: Mark Weachter, 484-563-1650; 215-708-0164; weachtem@labs.wyeth.com 

USS Waldron (DD-699) reunion August 28 to September 1, Seattle. Visit our web site at http://users3.ev1.net/~ronwells/usswaldron.htm Contact: Jack Atkinson, ddgjackgm@aol.com 

AMGRUNT reunion, July 24-27, hosted by Lt. Col. P.M. Johnson, USMC, Commanding officer of Co. A, 1st AmTrac Bn., Cua Viet, Vietnam. Contact: Ronald G. Barron, 941-955-4348; mcorps@comcast.net 

3rd/5th Armored Cavalry Black Knights reunion, June 2003, Fort Knox, Kentucky. Contact: Doug Hallas, hallas_d@hotmail.com 

VP-933 out of N.A.S. Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, 1961-62, Cuban crisis reunion October 15-17, Sandcastle Hotel, Virginia Beach. Also trying to locate Anderson W. Lilly, a member of the squadron from Bangor, Pennsylvania. Contact: John C. Fronefield, PMB8049, P.O. Box 2428, Pensacola, FL 32513; 907-351-5497. 

U.S. Army, 3rd Sqdn., 17th Air Cav. Reg. reunion, August 30 to September 2, Washington, D.C. Contact: John Dungan, 9835 Spearsville Rd., Trafalger, IN 46181; 812-597-0603; blutiger@indy.net 

Sixth Annual POW/MIA Walk of Awareness, May 4. March will begin at 9:00 a.m., Veterans Park, Manchester, New Hampshire, and end at the State House. Contact: Bob Williams, 603-627-0553. 

U.S. Military Nurses who served in-country in Vietnam will hold a reunion, February 2003, Hampton, Virginia. Contact: Tonia Golden, 11411 Gravier Rd., Midlothian, VA 23112; 804-744-5315; butch@ctsi.net 

A Trp., 4/12 Cav., 5th Mech. reunion for Vietnam-era veterans, November 1-3, Gold Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas. Contact: George (Pineapple) Gersaba, 1767 Manhani Loop, Honolulu, HI 96819; 808-847-6610; ggersaba@kahala.net or John Sharpe, 14046 Squaw Lake Dr., Linden, MI 48451; 810-629-1764; jsharpe@edtech.mcc.edu 

U.S. Army, 1st Inf. Div. Big Red One annual reunion, August 14-18 in New Orleans. Visit our web site at http://www.bigredone.org Contact: 888-324-4733; Soc1DA@aol.com 

Korean War Armistice Day, July 27: 49th annual observance of the Armistice. Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C., 10 a.m. Other ceremonies will be held at the Tomb of the Unknowns and Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: J. Norbert Reiner, 703-893-6313. 

1st Bn., 4th Mar. Div. reunion in conjunction with 3rd Mar. Div. to be held September 3-8, Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego; 800-772-8527 or 619-291-7131. Contact: Thurman Moore, 11176 Linnell Dr., St. Louis, MO 63136; 314-741-7604; thurmoe@earthlink.net 

3650th Basic Military Training Wing (B.M.T.W.), Sampson AFB Veterans Association reunion, September 5-8, Sampson State Park, Romulus, New York. Contact: C. Phillips, 716-633-1119; 716-633-9118 (fax); chip34@aol.com 

C Trp., 3rd Plt., 1/1 Cav., U.S. Army, reunion and memorial for our KIA will be held in 2003 at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. All family and friends of KIAs are invited. Contact: Pat Monaghan, monaghan@olynet.com 

Alpha Avengers Association invites veterans of A Co., 2/501st Inf., 101st Abn., Vietnam to attend 7th biennial reunion, June 13-16, Reunion Headquarters, Timber Lodge, Colorado Springs, 800-448-6762. Contact: Ray Houghton, 85 Carstead Drive, Slingerlands, NY 12159; 518-478-9798; alphaavengers@yahoo.com 

9th Medical Laborabory, 1966-72, will hold its third reunion, La Maison Hotel, San Antonio, May 30 to June 1.  Members of the 3rd Field Hospital and 44th Medical Bdge. are welcome. Contact: David J. Nigrelli, 210-641-4600; djn@world-net.net

   


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