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U.S.S. Forrest B. Royal (DD872), June 19-22, Lombard, Ill. Contact: Ron Larsen, 1240 Franklin St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494; 715-423-8905;

U.S.S. Schenectady (LST-1185), Myrtle Beach, S.C., April 10-13. Contact: Stan Civick, 804-994-3938;

5th Bn., 60th Infantry Association (9th Infantry Division), Adams Mark Hotel, Indianapolis, June 19-22. Contact: William Metzler, 707-374-1377;

571st Dustoff (Phu Bai Dustoff), El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas, April 20-23. Contact: Dave Ferrier, P.O. Box 3474, Running Springs, CA 92382;

14th Field Artillery Regiment Association (Satanta Regiment), Killeen/ Ft. Hood, Texas, June 27-29. Contact: Charles Maldonado, 210-681-0132; or

7th Communications Bn., 1st MARDIV (Vietnam Era), June 25-28, Branson, Mo. Contact: Mike Fink, 252-223-4046;

84th Engr. Bn. (Construction), June 19-22, Washington, D.C. Contact: Richard Sharp, 314-821-8640; or visit website: http: //84thebcreuniongroup-vietnam. com/84th_ebc.htm

36th Evac. Hospital, May 29-June 1, Davenport, Iowa. Hotel: Holiday Inn Rock Island (Illinois, just across the river from Davenport),
309-794-1212. Contact: Anne Philiben, 541-318-5713; or

Comedy Night, American Legion Post 129, Gardner, Mass., April 26. Sponsored by North Central Chapter 907 VVA. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00, $10 donation. Raffle: Hummer, tee shirts, motorcycle run. Event benefits area veterans. Tickets may be purchased by calling 978-632-6286, or online at

Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet, Cheshire Fairgrounds, Keene, N.H., May 4. Directions: off Rt. 12 in Keene. Raffle: all-expenses paid for a 6-hour, 20-passenger Hummer Limousine Package (a $900 value.) Chances $5 or three for $10, available through the chapter or sending money and self-addressed stamped envelope to Vietnam Veterans 907, P.O. Box 595 , Gardner, MA, 01440. Drawing to be held at the 5th Annual Memorial Bike Run, May 25. Contact: 978-502-8713 or visit

5th Annual Memorial Motorcycle Run and Chicken BBQ (open to public), May 25. Motorcycle registration from 7: 45-9:45 a.m. at Gardner American Legion, Gardner, Mass. Run departs at 10: 00 a.m. sharp. Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. at The Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, N.H. BBQ begins at Gardner Fish And Gun Club on Clark Street at 12:00 noon. Live music, comedy, vendors, raffles, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer wagon, full bar, and friends. Tickets: BBQ only, $10; motorcycle rider plus BBQ, $20; motorcycle rider and passenger plus two BBQ tickets, $30. Contact:

Game Wardens of Vietnam River Patrol Task Force 116, July 16-20, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va. Contact: Clarence “Coop” Cooper, 757-340-4898; or

Golf Co., 2/7 (Vietnam), July 24-27, Capital Plaza Holiday Inn, Sacramento. Contact: Bruce Guthrie, P.O. Box 258, Morongo Valley, CA 92256, 760-363-6141,

117th Assault Helicopter Co. and detachments (Vietnam Era), June 19-23, St. Louis, Mo. Contact: Al Bennett, 850-834-3376;

237 Medical Detachment (Dustoff), April 12-13, Las Vegas. Contact: Ed Iacobacci, or

NMCB1 Seabees (all eras), mini-reunion July 4th weekend, Hemlock, N.Y., and full reunion Oct. 10-12, Washington, D.C. Contact: Peter Dowd, 781-837-0393;

Marine Corps Aviation Reconnaissance Association (MCARA), May 15-19, Four Queens Hotel, Las Vegas. Former and present personnel who have served or are serving in VMD, VMP, VMJ, VMC, VMCJ, VMFP, VMAQ, VMU, VMO, VMFA(AW) with ATARS Marine squadrons are invited and eligible for membership. Contact: Terry Miner, 702-253-9953, or www.MCARA.US

3rd Bn., 47th Inf. Regiment (all eras), May 1-4, Holiday Inn, Columbus, Ga. Tour of Ft. Benning and a Regimental Dinner. Contact: Frank J. Gubala,

U.S.S. Albemarle/U.S.N.S. Corpus Christi Bay, (all eras), May 4-6, St. Louis, Mo. Hospitality room, memorial service, and tours. Contact: Larry Ketzel, 734-878-1699;

20th Engineer Brigade Reunion (Vietnam Era), including attached groups, battalions, and units, July 25-26, Rockford, Ill. Guest speaker: John Borling, retired USAF General and former POW. Contact: John Groh, 815-229-2514; or reunion website at

U.S.S. Kirk (FF-1087) Veterans Association, all crew members invited, Oct. 5-9, Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino, Laughlin, Nev. Reservations: 800-858-0004 and refer to “U.S.S. Kirk FF-1087” for special rates. Contact: Thomas Dixon, 928-763-4219;

A Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Cav., 1st Cav. Div. (Airmobile), all assigned or attached troopers (Vietnam Era), June 27-28, Clarion Hotel, Las Vegas. Reservations: 800-424-6423. Mention you are attending A Co., 2/5 Reunion. Contact: Alonzo Jones, 423-663-3317; or Mike Puraty, 714-719-3871;

Black Hills Vietnam Era Reunion, Deadwood Gulch Resort, Deadwood, S.D., May 2-4. Sponsored by VVA Chapter 463 (Rapid City). Lodging discounts at Deadwood Gulch Resort, 605-578-1294 or Super 8 Motel, 605-578-2535. Registration $40/person in advance (by mail to VVA Chapter 463, P.O. Box 2922, Rapid City, SD 57709) or $45/person at the door. Contact: Jack Dean, 605-393-0444, or Virgil Stockstad, 605-381-5789.



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