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January/February 2005
 
 
 

Reunions

BY A VVA STAFF REPORT

USS Chicago CA14, CA29, CA136, CG11, SSN721 reunion April 27 to May 1, Jacksonville, Florida. Contact: Scotty McClurg, 904-261-8944; LYNNESCOT@aol.com or visit web site at www.usschicago.org; West Coast contact: 206-824-4814.

Second Battalion (2/4) Fourth Marines Association reunion, including any attached personnel, July 13-16, San Diego. Contact: Becky Valdez, 8221 E. Birch Tree Ln., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808; 714-281-2846; fxala@hotmail.com

USMC Vietnam Tankers Association reunion, August 17-21, Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia. Reservations: 215-893-1600. Mention USMC Vietnam Tankers. Contact: Dick Carey, 508-477-5957; warvet@comcast.net or John Wear, 215-794-9052; Johnwear@comcast.net

Calling all Gators, Crocs, and Swamp Rats for a 119th Assault Helicopter Company reunion, July 23-24. Contact: Eugene Carroll, ECarroll@clark.edu

Third Marine Division 2005 Annual Family Reunion, August 15-21, Arlington, Virginia. Contact: Bill Krueger, 7622 Highland St., Springfield, VA 22150; 703-451-3844.

USS Renville APA 227 reunion for crew and Marines who were aboard for 67-day cruise around Vietnam and those who served anytime from 1944 on to be held on 60th anniversary of Okinawa invasion, March 30 to April 2, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: Don Wright, 4289 Alex Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211; 513-481-8317; jdwrightstuff@cs.com

Red Cross Donut Dollie reunion, July 8-10, Albuquerque. Contact: Jenny Young, P.O. Box 42, Mabank, TX 75147; redcrossservice@yahoo.com

17th Infantry Regiment reunion of “Buffaloes,” WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Cold Wars, Lightfighter, Thundering Herd, all eras and peacetime, Ft. Benning, Georgia, October 5-9. Contact: Donald Shook, 1010 Manor Rd., New Kensington, PA 15068; 724-334- 8876; 724-575-2286; deshook@7thinfantry.com or visit web site, www.17thinfantry.com

145th Combat Aviation Battalion and attached units active in Vietnam, December 1961 to April 1972, will hold its reunion September 28 through October 1, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Jim Bodkin, 850-747-4710; Jbodkin145@aol.com

554th Engineer reunion planned for all Vietnam-era veterans, weekend of May 20, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Contact: Peter Kreutzfeldt, 1797 Sunvale Dr. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509; 616-249-0125; sunvale1@sbcglobal.net

Saigon Mission Association, U.S. Embassy/DAO 30th annual reunion, April 29-30, Holiday Inn and Suites, Anaheim, California. Military, civilian, and contractors welcome. Contact: John Guffey, john.guffey@netzero.net or visit web site www.saigonmsn.org

USS Reeves DLG/CG-24 reunion tenatively scheduled for fall 2006. Contact: John H. White, TechWrite, Inc., 65 Perry Ave., Monroeville, AL 36460; 251-575-7396; jhwhite@techwriteinc.com or Michael E. Lalancette, 17 Drury Dr., Essex Junction, VT 05452; 802-878-9942; melalancet@aol.com

Charlie Company, 2/12th, 25th Infantry Division reunion for grunts who served from 1969-70 will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This is only the second reunion in 35 years. Contact: Danny Breeding, 423-345-5000; danbreedi@cs.com

45th Transportation Battalion (Aircraft) MACV and all attached units will be having a reunion in Kansas City, Missouri, September 28 through October 1. This was the first U.S. Army unit assigned to Vietnam, activated in December 1961. In September 1963, it became the 145th Aviation Battalion (MACV). Contact: Joe Boggs, 816-741-4014; boggstb6@msn.com

Proud Americans, 2nd/32nd F.A., Vietnam 2005 reunion, Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, May 19-22. Contact: Ralph Jones, P.O. Box 498964, Cincinnati, OH 45249; 513-583-1632; www.militaryreunionplanners.com/Proud.htm or http://proudamericans.homestead.com/proudamericans.html

   

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