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May/June 2004
 
 
 

Reunions

BY A VVA STAFF REPORT

3rd Marine Division Association 50th Golden Reunion, September 8-12, Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, for anyone who served since formation on September 16, 1942. Contact: Bobby Biers, 480-991-5165; bobbybiersusmc@cox.net  or Robert S. Delsi, 520-836-1022; kakar_delsi@cgmailbox.com or www.caltrap.com

USS Perry fourth reunion, September 29 to October 3, Charleston, South Carolina. Contact: Steve, steve@ussperry.com or www.ussperry.com 101st LRRP/Ranger Association reunion, June 14-20, Wingate Inn, Clarksville, Tennessee, 931-906-0606 for reservations. Contact: Gary Linderer, 636-937-7204; molrp@earthlink.net or Linda Cox, 303-838-4403; dozer101@earthlink.net

20th Engineer Brigade reunion, July 22-25, Cleveland/Amherst, Ohio. Contact: Greg Wayman, 48634 Russia Rd., Amherst, OH 44001; 440-986-2134; wayout@admiral.cc

Subic Bay Alumni Foundation reunion, Manila, Philippines, October 16-28, for all soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guard in Corregidor, Subic/Olongapo, Bataan, or Clark Field and their families. Contact: Judy Buzzell, 4600 Duke St., #420, Alexandria, VA 22304; 703-212-0695; info@subicbayreunion.com or www.subicbayreunion.com

USS Inchon (LPH/MCS-12) reunion, October 6-10, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: David Fix, 1033 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601-5605; fixie@ptd.net or www.ussinchon.com

30th FA Regiment reunion for all battalions, June 23-26, at Ft. Sill. Contact: Jack Love, 580-353-8574; jlove@onlineok.com

First Engineer Combat Battalion will hold annual reunion September 12-15, Lamplighter Inn, Springfield, Missouri. Reservations, 800-707-0326. Contact: Bob Brink, 262-639-4405, or Larry Blair, 505-821-1386 or blairylar@hotmail.com

MCB-74 Seabees, Vietnam era, tenth reunion, October 14-17, Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi. Contact: Bill Christiansen, P.O. Box 303, Maplewood, WI 54226; 920-856-6842; pinhole@doorpi.net

First Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division Chapter family reunion, September 8-12, Doubletree Hotel, Scottsdale, Arizona. All attached units also invited. Contact: Dennis Richardson, 1315 Van Gogh Cr., Orange, CA 92867-5240; 714-639-8723.

19th Combat Engineer Association, Vietnam and attached units reunion, September 10-11, Roubidoux Park Campground, Waynesville, Missouri. Contact: Tom Ebrite, 8280 W. Nixon Rd., Yorktown, IN 47396; 765-759-7820; s2snoopy@comcast.net

Reunion planned for all former members of 554th Engineer, Vietnam era, including the Army Ball, June 10-13, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Contact: Peter Kreutzfeldt, 1797 Sunvale Dr. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509; 616-249-0125; sunvale1@sbcglobal.net

Third Annual Camp Toccoa Reunion and Reenactments for those who served with 506th, 501st, 511th, and 517 Parachute Infantry Regiments, Toccoa, Georgia, October 7-10. Contact: 706-282-0507; buckyandstephanie@alltel.net

Class 6N-71 is hosting a reunion for all graduates of the Defense Language Institute (Southwest) Vietnamese language classes, Denver, September 17-19. Contact: Rick Francona, 541-253-7576; www.class6n.org

USS Renville APA 227 joint reunion for those who served from 1944-68 or all troops who sailed aboard the Renville, San Diego, California, September 29 to October 3. Contact: Don Wright, 4289 Alex Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211; 513-481-8317; jdwrightstuff@cs.com

Navy Seabee Veterans of America will hold its fourth annual Pennsylvania Tail Gate Rally for all Seabees at the American Legion Post 34, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September 25. Contact: Joseph P. Tack, Jr., 427 Humeville Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047-2715; 215-275-0044; joe_tack@prodigy.net

USCGC Androscoggin (WHEC-68), Vietnam 1967-68 reunion, September 16-20, Charleston, South Carolina. Contact: Jim Bridges, 6 Dunvegan Dr., Charleston, SC 29414-6938; 843-766-1060.

USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6) reunion September 8-11, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Contact: Dennis R. "Doc'' Moss, P.O. Box 65, Isle, MN 56342-0065; 320-676-8940; drmoss@ecenet.com

3rd Annual Dayton Veterans Gathering and Poker Run, July 15-18, Franklin, Ohio, VFW Park. All veterans and associates are welcome. Please register early. Contact: LittleBadWolf@aol.com

19th Combat Eng. Bn. and attached units, 509th PB, 553rd, 554 FB, 137th LE, Vietnam, will hold a reunion September 10-11, Waynesville, Missouri. Contact: Jeff Goodson, 12309 Woodland Ave., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2531; 505-293-0725.

Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Mar. Reg., will hold a reunion for all past members and attached units, October 22-26, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Harry Smith, 870-247-1146; smitty@kilo37.com

All Transportation Corp. members and interested parties, Gathering II, June 16-20, Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Contact: Larry Fiandt, P.O. Box 123, Cloverdale, MI 49035; 269-623-8707; driver523rd@aol.com

Destroyer Leader Association, USS Norfolk, DL-1; USS Mitscher, DL-2/DDG-35; USS John S. McCain, DL-3/DDG-36; USS Willis A. Lee, DL-4; and USS Wilkinson, B>DL-5, eighth annual reunion, September 16-19, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: Walter Alexander, 2311 Idavere Rd., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015-3903; 540-345-5826; destroyerleader1@cox.net

191st Assault Helicopter Company reunion, September 2-5, Holiday Inn Select, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: 800-836-9635; 918-622-7000; www.91ahc.org

1st Annual Southern Vietnam Veterans Reunion hosted by the Rose Amphitheater, May 14-16, Henderson, Texas. Contact: 903-898-2933; www.cratercraze.com

Welcome Home Ceremony "Run for the Wall'', May 26, Weathers Park, Wytheville, Virginia; Ride for Freedom Memorial Ceremony, May 29, UAW Hall, Dublin, Virginia; Rolling Thunder, May 30, the North Pentagon Parking Lot, Washington, D.C.; Memorial Day Services, May 31 at The Wall. Contact: James Gregory, bikergunny@msn.com

USS Intrepid Former Crew Members Association, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee reunion, June 3-6, Peoria, Illinois. Contact: Chuck Coppess, 219-762-8714.

New York State Chapter of USS Intrepid Association reunion, October 7-10, Corning, New York. Contact: Marino Deleo, 631-665-7015.

Northeast U.S.A. Vietnam Veterans Reunion Association fifth annual Vietnam vets reunion, July 30 to August 1, Freehold, New York. Contact: John Kellegher, 508 Doman Rd., Freehold, NY 12431; 518-634-2897; jjk2897@aol.com or http://home.twcny.rr.com/nevietvets

51st Anniversary of Armistice to mark end of Korean War, July 27, in ceremonies at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall and tribute at Plaza of the Tomb of the Unknowns. Contact: J. Norbert Reiner, 6632 Kirkley Ave., McLean, VA 22101; 703-983-6313.

 

   

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