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Echo Co., 2nd Bn., 3rd Regt.,  3rd Marine Div. (1965-69), Sept. 23-27, Jacksonville, N.C. Contact:  Don Hinman, 803-329-2357;  or visit

Tiger Force HHC 1/327 Inf.,  1st Bde., 101st Airborne reunion,  Aug. 14-20, Ft. Campbell, Ky.  Contact: R.A. Hise, 716-353-4501;

B/5/60, 9th Inf. Div. (1966-70),  June 12-14, Denver, Contact: Jerry “Doc” Leppert, 303-838-3016;

27th Inf. Regt. (“Wolfhounds”), Aug. 26-30, Clarion Hotel, Atlanta Airport. All unit vets (WWII, Korea, Granada, Vietnam, Cold War, Global War on Terrorism) are welcome. Contact: Joe Guchek, 732-572-2615;

U.S.S. Everett F. Larson (DD/DDR-830), Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 8-12. Contact: Tom Flynn, 603-755-2937;

Echo Recon 1-5, 1st Air Cav. Div. (RVN), 1968-69, Sept. 18-20, Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: Ray Satterfield, 864-554-2444;

India Co. 3/7 (“Band of Brothers”), RVN, 1969-70, Nov. 8-12, Washington, D.C. Contact: Roger Villarreal,  281-930-8161;

145th Combat Aviation Bn. Association (Vietnam), Sept. 30- Oct. 4, Dayton, Ohio. Contact:  Andrea M. Smith, 614-890-5576; or  Jim Bodkin, 850-747-4710;

Navy Amphibious Forces Veterans Association (“Nava-Gators”), Oct. 11-16, El Tropicana Riverwalk Holiday Inn, San Antonio. All eras invited, including USMC and USCG vets. Contact: Don Wright, 4289 Alex Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211; or John Walsh, 2745 Dalton Ln., Toms River, NJ 08755;

26th Combat Engineers, all eras, October 15-18, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Reunion rates at Microtel Inn & Suites, 562 Old Rt. 66, St. Robert, MO 65584. Contact: Linda Gordon, 550 8th Ave. South, Clinton, IA 52732; 563-242-4061;

Marine Air Groups, all eras, Oct. 23-26, Branson, Mo. Contact: James Jordan, 417-535-4945; james.m.Jordan or Bob Miller,  636-327-5854;

4th Bn., 9th Inf. Reg. (Manchus), 25th Div. (Vietnam Era), Sept. 17-19, Sheraton Wesport Plaza Hotel, St. Louis. Information, registration, and hotel reservations online at

Navy Mobile Construction Bn. Nine, October 8-11, El Cortez Hotel Casino, Las Vegas. Contact: Bobby Fletcher, 1758 Golden Vista Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89123; 702-897-6613;

5th Bn., 60th. Inf., 9th Div. (“Charlie Rangers”), veterans of Binh Phouc, FSB Jamie, Shakey’s Hill (Cambodia), Hobo Woods. Sept. 11-13, Great Falls, Mont. Contact: Wendel T. (Toby) Chaffin, 803-254-1838;

Co. B, 1st Bn., 26th Inf., 3rd Bde., 1st Inf. Div., 1968-70 (and any other soldiers from 3rd Bde.), Ft. Scott, Kan., Sept. 18-20. Contact: Tommy Tuggle, 913-795-2931; or Pat Guy,

1st Eng. Combat Bn., Landmark Resort, 1501 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C., September 13-16. Contact: Bob Brink, 262-639-4405; or visit

American Association of Navy Hospital Corpsmen, 15th annual reunion, Sept. 23-27, San Diego. All HMs and DTs welcome. Contact: Joe Pifer; 619-464 5445; or visit

U.S.S. Sargo (SS-188) / (SSN 583), Oct. 1-4, Best Western Shetland Inn & Suites, San Antonio. Contact: Mike Hacking, P.O. Box 420041, San Diego, CA 92124; 858-495-0562; mrhacking or visit

F Co., 2nd Bn., 7th Marines (“Utter’s Bn.”), Operation Harvest Moon (1965-66), Sept. 22-25, Town and Country Resort Hotel, San Diego, 800-772-8527. Contact: Tom Miller, 973-887-7139; Dixiediner@ or Bob Gallaher, 615-360-7927;

USN Attack Sqdrn. 163 (VA-163), “The Saints” (1960-71), Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Pensacola, Fla. Contact: Bill Tomko, 503-759-4682; or Jerry Warchol,

Delta Bird Dog 199th (call sign “Swamp Fox”) and 221st (call sign “Shotgun”) Reconnaissance Airplane Companies, Mekong Delta (1965-71). October 14-19, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Four Points Sheraton. Contact: Timothy C. Brinkerhoff, 201-405-2947; or visit or

21st Annual DMZ to Delta Dance, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.-midnight, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N. Ft. Meyer Dr., Arlington, Va. $30/person, pre-dance warm-up in Dogwood Room, 7-8 p.m. Cash bar, silent auction, raffle, free parking. Hotel reservations:  800-465-4329, reservation code VIE. Contact: VVA Ch. 227, P.O. Box 5653, Arlington, VA 22205; 703-255-0353;

3rd Bn. 11th Marines, Sept 10-13, Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Doug Miller, 609 Miami, Hiawatha, KS 66434, 402-540-9431; or Marc Ciacchi, 13201 Cooley Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111; 216-938-9217;

366th Fighter Association, Oct. 8-12, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Williamsburg, Va. All units, all eras invited, 1943-present. Contact: Joe Daniel, JDaniel171@ or Steve Pennington, 206-920-1935;

Pleiku Air Force Base reunion. All U.S. Air Force units, detachments, and squadrons assigned to Pleiku AFB, 1962-72, invited. Reunion to be held  in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sept. 16-20. Contact: Harry Beam, 724-745-9129;



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