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VMA 242, El Paso, late September. All vets of VMA 242 from all eras are welcome. Contact: Bill Boyd, 845-638-1862;

First Wave of the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, U.S. Air Force, will hold its reunion in Las Vegas, October 4-7. Contact: Mulford "Hank" Smith, 13457 Loyds La, Culpeper VA; 540-825-2640;

458th Transportation Co. (DUKWS, Larcs, PBRs), 1943-77, Philadelphia, June 22-26. Contact: Jim Winstead, 417-882-7229;

Society of the 1st Inf. Div. (the “Big Red One”), Aug. 25-29, Crowne Plaza Riverwalk, San Antonio. Contact: Society of the 1st Infantry Division, 1933 Morris Rd., Blue Bell, PA 19422; 888-324-4733;; or visit online at

9th Eng. Bn. and 1st Shore Party (Vietnam Era), May 30 to June 3. Contact: Herb Shaw, 752 Harper St., Jesup, GA 31546; 912-424-9084;

Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion, Aug. 12-15, Norfolk Lodge and Suites, 4200 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, Neb. Entertainment, barbecue, survivors breakfast, reunion T-shirt, workshops, and seminars. Registration $40. Contact: Dennis Larson, 402-640-7008; or visit online at

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment—Blackhorse Association, June 9-13, Houston. All Blackhorse vets from all eras invited. Contact: Gene Johnson, P.O. Box 630141, Nacogdoches, TX 75963; 936-205-4553;

85th Ordnance Co. (Direct Support), April 30-May 4, Camp Dawson, W.Va. Contact: Dallas Waterfill, 859-265-7189;

Navy Amphibious Force Veterans Association, Sept. 5-9, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Contact: John J. Walsh, 2745 Dalton Ln., Toms River, NJ 08755; 732-367-6472 (no phone calls after 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time);

19th Combat Engineer Bn. Association, Vietnam and attached units, Sept. 10-11, Waynesville City Park, Waynesville, Mo. Contact: Tom Ebrite, 765-286-4906; or John Hack, 219-947-2363;

554th Engineers (Vietnam era), May 12-15, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Contact: Peter Kreutzfeldt, 616-340-2375; or Tammy Millan,

Counterparts, an association of former military and civilian advisors to the ARVN/GVN, April 22-25, Embassy Suites Dulles Airport, 13341 Woodland Park Dr., Herndon, Va. ARVN/GVN Vietnamese counterparts and spouses invited. Contact: Robert Boyke,

Army Dusters, Quads, Searchlights, Vulcans, and Hawks, Vietnam era, July 7-11, Savannah, Ga. Contact: Bruce Geiger, 914-576-1050 or Paul Kopsick, 202-262-9560; or visit online at

USAF C7a Caribou Association (all ranks), Aug. 25-29, Marriott City Central Hotel, Macon, Ga. Contact: Bill Avon, 330-878-7451; or

U.S.S. Takelma (ATF-113), Sept. 15-19, Norfolk, Va. Contact: Dick Schreifels, 651-455-1876;

25th Infantry Div. Association, September 12-18, Boston. Contact: Sarah S. Krause, P.O. Box 7, Flourtown, PA 19031; or visit

5th Bn. and 60th Infantry Association (9th Inf. Div.), June 17-20, Wichita Marriott, Wichita, Kan. Contact: William Metzler, 707-374-1377; or

U.S.S. Mispillion (AO-105), Sept. 2-4, Portland, Ore. Contact: Steve Dengler, 217-438-3529;

U.S.S. Charles P. Cecil (DD/DDR-835), Sept. 19-25, Norfolk, Va. Contact: Greg Wells, 405-365-1926;

716th Military Police (Vietnam), Aug. 19-22, Branson, Mo. Contact: Duane Hursey, 520-550th St., Shelby, IA 51570; 716-544-2662;

299th Engineers (Vietnam Era), July 28-31, Radisson Hotel, 120 South Wildwood Dr., Branson, Mo. Contact: Jay Gearhart, 231-922-3471;

Airborne Battlefield Command & Control Center (ABCCC) Association, October 7-10, Holiday Inn North, Dayton, Ohio. Contact: Ken Witkin, or visit

MACV Advisory Team #73 (formerly #58, Chuong Thien Province), June 18-20, Comfort Inn, Denver, Colo. Contact: Jug Eastman, 303-655-1186; 303-829-8937;

5th Maint. Bn., Las Vegas, April 21-24. Contact: Richard Clinton, 540-854-7608; or

377 Security Police Squadron (Tan Son Nhut AB), April 28-May 1, 2011, Branson, Mo. Contact: James Stewart, 810-639-5755;

138th Aviation Co. (RR), June 17-19, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Open to anyone who served at Da Nang, Phu Bai, and the reserve unit in Florida. Rooms are being held at the Hampton Inn & Suites until May 20. Contact: Steven Weinstein, 518-832-0011;

11th Engineer Bn., 3rd Marine Div., (Dong Ha, 1965-70). Reunion being organized for July in Chicago. All Marine and Navy personnel invited, as well as Marines with 3rd Bridge Co. Contact: Charles Luhan Jr., 8451 So. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60652; 773-585-9629;

173rd Airborne Bde., June 2-6, The Avista Resort, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Memorial dedication on June 1. Contact: Eddie Hair, 803-259-2224;

First National Vietnam Era Veterans Homecoming, open to all Vietnam-era veterans. Motorcycle Poker “Ho Chi Minh Trail Ride” on April 17 with reunion April 21-25, Columbia, S.C. Hosted by the Celebrate Freedom Foundation. Contact: Larry Russell, 803-772-2945;

D/2/16, 1st Infantry Div., (1967-68), July 29-31, Mooresville, N.C. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154; 734-525-0157;

Golf  2/7 Vietnam Veterans Association, August 11-15, Comfort Inn, Pensacola Beach, Fla. Contact: Ron Myers, 916-723-7324;

Marine Corps Aviation Recon Association, June 3-7, Washington, D.C. All who have served in VMD, VMP, VMC, VMJ, VMCJ, VMO, VMFP, VMAQ, VMFA(AW), and VMU Squadrons welcome. Contact: Terry Miner, 702-253-9953;

Bravo Co., 3rd of the 60th, 9th Inf. Div., Sept. 9-12, Airport Hilton, St. Louis, Mo. Contact: John Sperry, 315-553-2363;

U.S.S. Hollister Reunion Association, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, Charleston, S.C. Contact: Ed Gundersen, 2176 Co. Hwy. 107, Amsterdam, NY 12010; 518-842-7126;;

168th Engr. Bn. (Cbt.), Vietnam, May 13-16, Omaha, Neb. Contact: Bob Ekdahl, 402-496-0688;

U.S.S. Durham (LKA-114), all crew members, Plankowners to De-Com, June 10-13, St. Louis, Mo. Contact: Greg Yung, 13835 Pennock Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124; 952-432-7876;



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