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India Co. 3/7, 1st Marine Div. (“Band of Brothers”), RVN (1969-70), Nov. 8-12, Washington, D.C. Contact: Roger Villarreal, 281-930-8161;
U.S.S. Renville (APA-27), Oct. 21-25, Holiday Inn Riverview, Charleston, S.C. All crew, Marines, or anyone connected to the ship from any era is invited. Planned activities include area tours, banquet, and memorial service. Contact: Lynda Rumple, 187 Lakeshore Dr., Mooresville, NC 28117; 704-906-7622;
307th Bomb Wing (B47/KC-97) Association (Lincoln AFB, 1954-66), June 14-19, 2010, Dayton, Ohio. Contact: Mike Gingrich, 937-426-5675; or visit
35th Anniversary Operation Babylift Event, April 24, 2010,  New Jersey Vietnam Era Educational Center, Holmdel. The program includes speakers, performance of traditional Vietnamese music, and a screening of Tammy Nguyen Lee’s award-winning documentary Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam, with several cast members in attendance.  Contact: Lana Noone, or visit or
Naval Mobile Construction Bn. (NMCB) 22, March 5-7, 2010, Gulfport, Miss.  Contact: Carlton Biermann,  830-895-2189; 
C Btry., Vietnam, 1968-69,  March 6-7 or March 13-14, 2010.   I have accumulated a few contact addresses and am hopeful of contacting all members of C Btry.  If you have contact information on anyone, please share. Am happy to hear from anyone with ideas or comments about the reunion.  Contact: Jeff Gray, 491 Wildwood Ln., Johnson City, TX 78636;
Last Minute Notice: VMA-225,  1st MAW, Chu Lai, 1962-65, Sept. 24-27, St, Louis, Mo.  Hotel reservations: Sheraton Plaza Westport, 800-822-3535. Contact: Ron Kleiboeker, 4020 Key Harbour Dr., Lake St., Louis, MO 63367; 636-561-3709;
2nd Annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion, October 9-11, Houston.  Contact: Chace Freel, 713-823-8777; or
VF-194, April 30-May 3, 2010, Laughlin, Nev. Contact: Jim Crumly, 928-754-1757; or
1st Cav. Div., 227th AHB, A Co. (1965-1971), Nov. 6-12th,  Branson, Mo. Contact: Richard Penny, 620-474-3065;
15th Medical Bn. and 1st Cav (Medevac),Vietnam Era, April 15-18, 2010, Oxford Suites, Boise, Idaho. Contact: Mike Smith, 208-459-9592;
Greater Manassas Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Old Town, Manassas, Virgina. Parade honors veterans of all eras and features music and vehicles from all eras. Contact: Ginger Harvey,;
U.S.S. Samuel Gompers (AD-37), October 1-3, 2010, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, Reno, Nevada.  Open to servicemen from all eras, family members, and guests. Contact:  Mary Snider, P.O. Box 459, Pinole, CA, 94564; or
NMCB- 40 (“SeaBees”), April 29-May 2, 2010, Nashville, Contact: Ed Holston, 856-358-2009;
 East Coast ALL SEABEE (Naval Mobile Construction Battalions) Reunion, Feb. 26–28, 2010, Hampton, Virgina. Contact:  Bruce MacDougall, 804-921-4753;




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