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March/April 2005
 
 
 

Reunions

BY A VVA STAFF REPORT

USS Fletcher DD/DDE 445, DD 992, 3, 4, 5 reunion will be held in October at Raddison Hotel, New London, Connecticut. Contact: Craig Patapas, 123 Cook Rd., Tolland, CT; 860-872-6338; ecilpat@aol.com 

USS Waldron DD 699 annual reunion will be held September 7-10 at the Sea Turtle Inn, Atlantic Beach, Florida. Contact: Tim Jenkins, 309 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082; 904-285-4446; tmjenkins@pclient.ml.com

101st Airborne Division Association (Screaming Eagles) reunion, August 10-14, Doubletree Hotel, Tampa, Florida, honoring Desert Storm Eagles. Contact: Jim Joiner, 6204 Spanish Main Dr., Apollo Beach, FL 33572; 813-645-8777; mjoiner883@aol.com or junglejim327@juno.com

Echo Co., 2nd Bn., 3rd Reg., 3rd Mar. Div., 1965-69, reunion June 5-9, Triangle (Quantico), Virginia. Contact: Don Hinman, 585-798-0830;echo2367@rochester.rr.com  or www.echo23marines6569.org

VVA Chapter 463 in Rapid City, South Dakota, is sponsoring a three-day reunion for all Vietnam era veterans, May 6-8, Deadwood, South Dakota. Contact: Rudolph (Jack) Dean, Jack.Dean@ellsworth.af.mil

USS Davison reunion at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, Rapid City, South Dakota, September 6-10. Contact: Earl J. Lee, 619-444-5384; reca.lee@amvets.us

3rd Bn., 4th Mar., India Btry., 3rd Bn., 12th Mar., Hawaii-Vietnam will hold its reunion August 3-7, San Antonio, Texas. All eras are welcome. Contact: Larry Carpenter, 210-824-4999; RL_carpenter@msn.com or Al Foley, 928-305-1641; rktman0831@aol.com Kilo Co., 3rd Bn., 7th Mar. Reg. and attached units will hold a reunion in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 11-15. Contact: Harry Smith, 870-247-1146; smitty@kilo37.com

4th Infantry (Ivy) Division Assn. national reunion, July 17-23. Contact: Gregory Rollinger, 8891 Aviary Path R-25, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077; www.4thinfantry.org  21st Annual Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion, Ramada Inn, Kearney, Nebraska, August 18-21. Contact: Ed Foley, P.O. Box 3048, Kearney, NE 68848, or visit web site www.vetsreunion.com

Americal Division, Field Artillery, WWII, Korean, Vietnam Reunion 2005 at Holiday Inn Express, Charleston, South Carolina, April 26-28. For hotel reservations, call 800-465- 4329, use group code A.M.E. Contact: Bob, 585-924-5296.

134th Demons/Devils reunion to be held June 2-5. Contact: Jim or Jean Cowan, 765- 344-0653; jeancowan@yahoo.com

D/2/16, 1st Infantry Division, 1967-68, reunion July 29-31, Allegan, Michigan. We have located 122 former members of Delta Company. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154-2741; 734-525-0157; ddignan@peoplepc.com

2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Vietnam Veterans Association reunion, August 3-7, Tybee Island, Georgia. All supporting units are welcome. Contact: Jim Donovan, 940-627-3640; dono3@wccs.net

Seventh National Dreadnaught reunion for all years, June 17-19, Canon City, Colorado. Contact: Gary and Kathy Chulata, Best Western Inn, Royal Gorge, 1925 Fremont Dr., Canon City, CO 81212; 719-275-3377. 

USMC Vietnam Tankers Association reunion, August 17-21, Doubletree Hotel, Philadelphia. All Marines who supported tanks in Vietnam are welcome. For reservations, call 215-893-1600 and mention “USMC Vietnam Tankers.” Contact: Dick Carey, 508-477-5957; warvet@comcast.net or John Wear, 215-794-9052; Johnwear@comcast.net

Fourth Annual Spring Fling Dinner Dance in honor of Armed Forces Day, sponsored by The Marine Corps League’s Granite State Detachment 542, May 21, Intervale Country Club, Manchester, New Hampshire. Contact: 603-668-6754; MCL542@aol.com

137th Eng. Co. (LE) 40-year reunion, July 1, 2006, VFW Post 8773, Junction City Kansas. Looking for all members and attached units. Contact: Gary L. Farris, 909- 799-1785; gfarris2@msn.com

B 2/501 (101st Abn.) (1967-72) reunion will be held in July in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Jim Duke, 431404 East 330 Rd., Big Cabin, OK 74332; 918-783-5060; www.B2501Airborne.com

1st Battalion, 4th Marines will hold a reunion in Colorado Springs in August for all former and present members. Contact: Thurman Moore, 11176 Linnell Dr., St. Louis, MO 63136; 314-741-7604; thurm@sbcglobal.net or www.1stbn4thmarines.com

The Fort Lewis Chapter of the 6th Battalion, 14th Field Artillery is planning a reunion June 24-27 in Tacoma, Washington. It is open to all fellow Warbonnets. Contact: Darrel Fortner, 253-752-3120; fortners1@hotmail.com or www.614arty.org

USS Sargo (SS-188 and SSN 583) reunion, October 5-9, Jacksonville, Florida. Contact: Mike Hacking, mrhacking@san.rr.com or www.ssn583.com

Destroyer Leader Association will hold its ninth annual reunion for veterans who served aboard USS Norfolk, DL-1; USS Mitscher, DL- 2/DDG-35; USS John S. McCain, DL- /DDG-36; USS Willis A. Lee, DL-4; or USS Wilkinson, DL-5. Reunion will be held September 15-19 in Seattle. Contact: Walter Alexander, 540-345-5826; D_L_Association@cox.netor www.destroyerleaderassociation.org

   

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