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February 1999/March 1999


A VVA Staff Report

The 588th Maintenance Company (DS) will have a reunion June 11-13, 1999, in Kimberling City, Missouri (near Branson), for anyone who served with this unit during its stay in Vietnam.  Contact: William E. Smith, P.O. Box 888, Heavener, OK 74937; 918-653-4606.

The 204th Assault Helicopter Company is having a reunion at the Hope Hotel, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, August 19-22, 1999.  Contact: Joe Tarnovsky, 8338 West Moreland Rd., Parma, OH 44129; or e-mail Ragman240@aol.com

3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, Black Knights Reunion in Las Vegas, June 24-27, 1999.  Contact: Ron Quezada, P.O. Box 629, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455; 850-836-5280.

11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Dong Ha, 1965-70: Reunion, July 1999, in Las Vegas.  Looking for Marine and Navy personnel attached and Marines of 3rd Bridge Co. attached.  Contact: Charles Luhan, Jr., 8451 S. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60652; 773-585- 9629; e-mail c111engrbn@aol.com

The Third Marine Division Association will be holding its 45th annual family reunion in Spokane, Washington, July 14-18, 1999.  All Marines who served with or were attached to the Third Marine Division are invited to attend.  Families are encouraged to join us.  Contact: Bill Ervin, 2855 Iliff, Boulder, CO 80303; 303-494-7752; e-mail Hatch101@aol.com

USS Waldron (DD699) tenth reunion, Washington, D.C., August 19- 22, 1999.  Contact: John (Jack) Valloric, 2010 N. Brandywine St., Arlington, VA 22207-2213; 703-528-8395.

Reunion of the Second Bombardment Association (2nd Bomb Group/2nd Wing) at Ramada Plaza Hotel, 7470 West Highway 192, Kissimmee, Florida, September 16-19, 1999.  The reunion is open to all present and past members of the Group/Wing.  Contact: Robert F. Amos, 10321 E. Michigan Ave., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-6868; 602-895-0231.

Reunion of Mobile Riverine Force: TF-117 Monitors, Zippos, Tangos, ASPBs, Benewah, Colleton, Mercer, Nueces, Satyr, Sphinx, Askari, Indra, Krishna, APLs, YRBMs, Brown Water LSTs, Naval Base personnel, all supporting units, TF-115, TF-116, PBRs, and PCFs, July 2-4, 1999, Drawbridge Estates, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.  Contact: Albert B. Moore, 106 Belleview Dr., Conover, NC 27613; 828-464-7228; e-mail mrfa@abts.net; web site www.mrfa.org

The 42nd annual U.S. Navy, WWII, reunion of the crew, family, and friends of the Destroyer Escort USS Peiffer (DE-588) will be held in Cumberland, Maryland, July 14-17, 1999, at the Best Western, Braddock Motor Inn, 1268 National Highway, LaVale, Maryland 21502; reservations 1-800-296-6006.  Contact: Warren G. Brehm, 1536 "B'' Old Towne Manor, Cumberland, MD 21502; 301-729-3300 (phone and fax).

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