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A Co., 299th ECB/15th LE, Vietnam, Sept. 4-7, Cleveland. Contact: Herb Loftin, 22163 N. Ramsey Rd., Rathdrum, ID 83858; 208-687-1416.

544th Engrs. Sept. 18-20, Best Western Lorson Inn, Flora, Ill. Block of rooms reserved until Aug. 1. Hotel phone: 618-662-3054. Contact: Art Halmstead, 920-738-5326; or Forney Shrewsbury, 304-664-9207.

U.S.S. Cony (DD/DDE-508), May 14-18, San Antonio. Contact: Ken Cox, 104 Winterdale Dr., Lake Alfred, FL 33850; 863-307-3187; or

Echo Co., 2nd Bn., 3rd Regiment, 3rd MARDIV, 1965-69. Sept. 17-21, Braintree, Mass. Contact: Don Hinman; 803-329-2357; or

3rd Marine Div. Association Annual Family Reunion, July 30-Aug. 3, Woodbridge Sheraton Hotel, Iselin, N.J. Anyone who served with, was attached to, or served in support of the 3rd MARDIV at any time since it was formed in 1942 is invited. Contact: Bill Krueger, 7622 Highland St., Springfield, VA 22150; 703-451-3844;

VMA 242, VMTB, VMFA, VMFA (AW), any era, St. Louis, Sept. 2008. Contact: Bill Boyd, 14 Duane Ave., New City, NY 10956; 845-638-1862;

509th Engr. Co. (P-B) (Vietnam Era), Branson, Mo., Sept. (exact dates not yet confirmed). Contact: Richard Trapp, 528 So. 10th St., Geneva, NE 68361; 402-759-3659.

MCB-74 Seabees (Vietnam Era), Biloxi/Gulfport, Miss., Oct. 16-19. Contact: Bill Christiansen, P.O. Box 303, Maplewood, WI 54226; 920-856-6842;

1st Bn., 9th Marines Network. All who served with the unit, families and friends invited. El Tropicano Hotel, San Antonio, Aug. 20-24. Reunion reservations: Military Reunion Planners, 817-251-3551 or Hotel reservations: 800-972-3480 or 210-223-9461 or at (use group code F9B). Contact: Phil R. Sutherland, 254-258-9183;

NMCB-71 Seabees (all eras), Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 5-10. Contact: Jerry Montecupo, 2548 Pitcairn Rd., Monroeville, PA 15146; 412-373-3096; or

199th Light Inf. Bde. (Vietnam Era), the Redcatchers. All units invited. Circus-Circus Hotel and Casino, Reno, June 16-20. Contact: Ed Davis, 856-854-7103; or John Velasquez, 209-836-5706; or Jim Brinker, 814-726-1146;

1st Cav. Div., 12th Cav. Regiment, Branson, Mo., Sept. 10-15. Contact: Bill Tallerdy, 307-221-0237; or

Pleiku Air Base Reunion, Fredericksburg, Va., Sept. 17-21. All units, detachments, and squadrons that served at Pleiku AB between 1962-72 invited. Especially searching for any members of 6th Air Commandos who served March 1968-69. Contact: Harry Beam, 724-745-9129 or visit

1st Engr. Combat Bn., Marriott Courtyard, 310 Hammons Dr., Junction City, Kansas, 66441, Sept. 7-9. Reservations: 785-210-1500. Contact: Larry Blair, 505-821-1386; Ron Labinski, 913-362-6468;

Vietnam Delta Reunion, Ft. Rucker, Ala., June 6-8. All aviation units stationed in the Mekong Delta invited. Contact: Stan Gause, 561-882-4329;

1st Bn., 8th Cav., 1st Air Cav. Div., (Vietnam), Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sept. 17-21. Contact: James Knafel, 5510 E. 500 South, Columbia City, IN 46725; 260-244-3864;

1/9 Cav., 1st Cav. Div. (Vietnam/Iraq), Dothan, Ala., Oct. 9-12. Contact: Larry Wright, 334-692-5140; or

3rd Medical Bn. (USN), Charleston, S.C., May 2-4. Keynote speaker: former POW Porter A. Halyburton, CDR USN (Ret.), who was held at the Hanoi Hilton. Invited guest of honor is Sen. James Webb. Contact: Al Naar,

Destroyer Leaders Association, Hilton St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, Mo. Sept. 17-21. Former shipmates from U.S.S. Norfolk (DL-1), U.S.S. Mitscher (DL-2/DDG-35), U.S.S. John S. McCain (DL-3/DDG-36), U.S.S. Willis A. Lee (DL-4) and U.S.S.Wilkinson (DL-5) invited. Contact: Raymond A Caldwell, 513-542-9488;

USMC Scout/Sniper Association, San Diego, Sept. 3-7. Contact: M. Streka (“Strep”), 815-723-7138;

Co. C, 1/502, 101st Airborne (Vietnam), 1967-69, Fenton, Mich., July 11-12. Contact: Chuck Moberg, 248-328-0967;

USMC Recruit Plt. 3086, Parris Island, Aug. 1966. Quantico, Virginia, Oct. SSgt Ward will be there. Contact: Simon, 856-767-1318;

Charlie Btry., 1st Bn., 40th Artillery (Vietnam, 1966-1968), Charleston, S.C., June 8-12. Contact: Tom Garvey, 516-379-6812;

USMC Combat Helicopter Association, Hilton Washington, D.C., Aug. 14-17. All eras. All pilots, crew chiefs, gunners, corpsmen, maintenance, and support personnel who served in combat operations are invited. Contact:

1st Bn., 321st Field Arty., 101st Airborne Div., Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield, Ill., July 3-6. Reservations: 866-788-1860. Contact:



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