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March / April 2009

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March / April 2009

1st Heavy Artillery Rocket Battery (“Honest John”), May 14-19, Town
and Country Resort, San Diego. Contact: Mike Meade, 8723 Westbrook Dr., Boise, ID 83704; 208-377-3806;

15th Combat Engr. Bn., in conjunction with units of the 9th Inf. Div. and Navy units that participated in the Vietnam Delta as part of the Mobile Riverine Force (MRF), Sept. 2-6, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Indianapolis. Hotel reservation phone 317-248-2481. Hospitality room means we need to collect $10 per person attending. Contact: Donald E. Anderson, 15th Combat Engrs. Bn. Association, 112 N. River Oaks Dr., Burnet, TX 78611; 512-756-7960; 713-854-5539; or

84th Engineer Bn. Construction Group (Vietnam), June 25-28, San Antonio. Contact: Richard Sharp, 314-821-8640;

Lima Co. 3/1, July 8-12, Days Inn—Inner Harbor, Baltimore. Contact: R. Devereaux Slingluff, 410-821-7829.

Vietnam Guntruckers and all associated transportation units, Aug. 4-8, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Contact: Larry Fiandt, 269-720-2232; or John Dodd, 434-724-1469;

4th Bn., 39th Inf., 9th Inf. Div., (Vietnam 1966-69), June 18-20, Indianapolis. Contact: Jim Haines, 303-809-1815;

7th Communications Bn., 1st MARDIV (Vietnam Era), June 24-26, San Antonio. Contact: John Goulet, 805-641-0950;

VVA “Buckeye” (Ohio) State Council Golf Outing, May 2, Forrest E. Everhart Golf Course, 17273 State Rt. 104 North, Chillicothe, Ohio. Rain date May 9. Registration at 12 noon with match start at 1 p.m. $50/person includes greens fee, lunch, door prizes, two riding carts per team, on-course refreshments, trophies to top three finishers. Four person scramble, bring your team, handicap info available on request. Contact: Dave Holland, 740-601-2230;

19th Combat Engineer Bn. Association and attached units (Vietnam), Sept. 11-12, Waynesville City Park, Waynesville, Mo. Contact: Tom Ebrite, 765-286-4906; or John Hack, 219-947-2363; or Web:

1st Bn., 8th Cav., 1st Air Cav. Div. (Vietnam), July 29-Aug. 2, Minot International Inn, Minot, N.D. Contact: James Knafel, 5510 E. 500 South, Columbia City, IN 46725; 260-244-3864;

U.S.S. Cascade (AD-16), Sept. 23-27, Sleep Inn, Norfolk, Va. Hotel reservation number: 757-623-4400. Contact: Barb Kennovin, 176 Teal Dr., Millsboro, DE 19966; Bob Croghan, 7827 Cassia Ct., St. Louis, MO 63123; 314-954-7801.

3rd Marine Division Association, Aug. 25-30, El Tropicana Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio. Anyone who served with, was attached to, or served in support of 3rd MARDIV at any time since its formation on Sept. 16, 1942, and their families, are invited. Contact: Jeffrey Dement, 23830 W. Ottawa St., Plainfield, IL 60544; 815-436-3783; 815-354-4555 (cell); or online at

46th Engr. Bn., Sept. 10-13, Kansas City, Mo.. All invited who served with the battalion. Contact: Vern Nelson, 715-886-3290.

Proud Americans 2nd/32nd F.A. of Vietnam, May 14-17, Marriott O’Hare, Chicago. Contact: Ralph H. Jones, 937-289-3482;

592nd Transportation “Desert Rats” (Camh Ranh Bay 1967-68), Sept. 12-19, Branson, Mo. Contact: Marvin Triggs, Jr., 416 Lodi St., Syracuse, NY 13203; 315-474-0553;

101st Airborne Division Association, Sept. 9-13, Hampton, Va. Registration fees vary, events include golf scramble and ladies tea and fashion show. Contact: Jim Shamblen, P.O. Box 7475, Hampton, VA 23666; 757-838-5654;

299th Combat Engr Bn. (Brotherhood of Dak To Defenders), July 23-25, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd., Tyson’s Corner, McLean, Va. Contact: Jay Gearhart; 231-922-3471;

9th Eng. Bn., May 27-31, New Orleans. Contact: Herb Shaw, 912-427-7419,

U.S.S. Ault (DD-698), April 29-May 4, San Antonio. Contact: Scott McLean 3279 Upper 75th St. East, Inver Grove Hgts., MN 55076; 651-253-3068;

101st Airborne, B 2/501 (1967-72), July 16-18, Kalamazoo, Mich. Contact: Leo “Doc” Flory, 269-423-8115.

Thailand Laos Cambodia Brotherhood, Oct. 1-3, Cape Canaveral, Fla. Contact: Mike Vale, 873 Nevin St., Akron, OH 44310; 330-256-1866; or online at

Swift Boat Sailors Association, June 24-28, Jacksonville, Fla. Contact: Gene Hart, 3941 Laurelwood Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32257; 904-880-6412, or online at

30th Field Artillery Regt. Association (“Hard Chargers”), June 17-21, Holiday Inn Express, Nashville. Contact: John Hoetker; 518-377-9420;

U.S.S. Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association, July 15-18, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Contact: Bob Seal, or

335th Radio Research Co., 9th Inf. Div., MRF, Can Tho (Mekong Delta), April 30-May 2. Invitation open to all 9th Inf. Div., USA Security Agency, NSA, and civilians who served in Vietnam. Contact: John R Trask; 386-503-7009;

3-506th (101st Airborne Div.), Vietnam Era only, August 18-23, Nashville. Radisson Hotel. Contact: Jerry Berry, or online at

Saigon Mission Association, US Embassy/DAO, May 1-2, Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, Baltimore. Military, civilians, and contractors welcome. Contact: John Guffey; 405-799-7379; or online at

U.S.S. Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748), July 26-30, Green Bay, Wisc. Contact: John Kraft, 262-538-4218; or online at

D/2/16, 1st Inf. Div., 1967-68, July 10-12, Woodstock, Ill. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154; 734-525-0157;

U.S.S. Newport News (CA-148), April 30-May 3, Sheraton Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, La. Contact: Tom Boggs; 225-296-5115;

162nd Ord. Detachment GMDS (Nike Ajax) and HHB DSP 5th Bn. (Nike Hercules), 6th Air Def. Arty., for all vets who served at Hoppstaedten, Neubruecke, or H.D. Smith Barracks (Germany). Oct. 19-21, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Contact: Richard “Vince” Vincell, 913-782-1939;

7th Bn., 8th Arty. Association, Oct 15-18, Shilo Inn Suites, Killeen, Texas. Contact: John Osborne, 101 CR 138A, Burnet, TX 78611; 512-715-8395; or online at

328th Radio Research Co., May 14-17, Four Points Sheraton, Kansas City Airport, Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Thomas Heiser;

NCS Londonderry, Northen Ireland (1941-1977), Sept. 17-20, Charleston, S.C. Contact: Dennis Kolodziej, 734-753-5790;

U.S.S. Polk County (LST-1084), Oct. 5-8, Circus-Circus, Reno, Nev. Contact: Lloyd King, 10412 Enger St., Bakersfield, CA 93312; 661-589-1757; or online at

6994th Security Squadron (USAFSS), Detachments 1, 2, & 3, Oct. 15-18, Nashville. Contact: Richard Krejsa, 615-791-9012;

71st Transportation Bn., June 24-27, Holiday Inn Select Opryland-Airport/
Briley Pkwy, 2200 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville. Contact: David McNaught; 562-743-1431; or

585th Engineer Company (Vietnam Era), Oct. 5-9, Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Contact: Tom Garney, 480-982-7114 ; or Ken Seymour, 352-527-3200; or online at








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