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February 2000/March 2000


Seabees of MCB-3 are holding their first annual Vietnam veterans reunion, September 15-17, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Phil Weatherwax, 1786 Shady Oaks Ct., Azusa, CA 91702-6230; 626-969-1841; Pweatherwa@aol.com

USS Maddox Destroyer Reunion, DD731, 622 and 168, September 10-15, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Cliff Gillespie, 215 Wichita Ave., Apt. 605, Huntington Beach, CA 92648;

USMC Reunion, FLC, FLSG-A/B, FLSU-1/2, FSR, August 3-5, Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Bill Frankford, 39101 Adam Rd., Lisbon, OH 44432; 330-424-1339; tfrank50@hotmail.com

MCB-9 U.S. Navy Seabees reunion June 7-10, Silverton Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Bobby Fletcher, 702-897-6613, or Richard Casoli, 781-293-7212.

Lima 3/5 Vietnam Reunion No. 15 is set for June 13-20, Asheville, North Carolina. Machine guns, 60 mortars; Mojo Ryan, Jersey, Don Bezas (Graham), Dennis Balance, Norm Shimer; all corpsmen, Leo Blackshear, Sweet Bob Bernsen, Gary Frump call collect ASAP or e-mail. Contact: Robert "Hank" Henry, Lima 3/5 Reunion HQ, P.O. Box 558, Bay Pines, FL 33744; 727-864-6291;

The 52 Combat Aviation Bn. and all those who were assigned or attached to it and all who ever called Camp Holloway home are having their sixth annual reunion October 5-8, The Henry VIII Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri; reservations call 800-325-1588. Contact: Vernon Gano, 6 Lake Port Ct., St. Peters, MO 63376; 636-441-3590.

NMCB-40 (Seabees), all eras, reunion to be held in Midland, Texas, April 6-9. Contact: Edward Holston, P.O. Box 112, Franklinville, NJ 08322; 856-875-1300

All CACTI from 1/35th or 2/35th Inf. second reunion August 17-20, Washington, D.C. Contact: Ben Youmans, 39042 6th Ave., Zephyrhills, FL 33540; 813-307-2011

Americal Div. national reunion, June 15-18, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Bill Bacon, 9335 Laurel Grove, San Antonio, TX 78250-3553; 210-682-2818 (phone); 210-682-2829 (fax); amcal2000@aol.com

C/F Btry., 26th Arty, 108th Arty. Grp. (Dong Ha) will hold its reunion June 15-17, 2001, St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Terry Davey, 11297 Lake Circle Dr. North, Saginaw, MI 48609; 517-642-3118.

Vietnam-era Seabees reunion, Port Hueneme, California, July 28-30. Contact: Ed Kloster, 3475 Union Pacific Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023; 213-263-7865.

27th Field Arty. (all battalions) will hold its fifth annual reunion August 11-13, Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. Contact: Jim Suessman, 570 Park Ave., Paterson, NJ 07504-1009; 973-357-0033.

Mobile Construction Bn. Eight (MCB-8) will hold its next reunion July 28-30, Port Hueneme, Calfiornia. Contact: Gordon Gilmore, 1405 Corte Canalete, Bakersfield, CA 93309; 661-398-8815;

USS Carmick (DMS-33/DD493) reunion October 5-10, Hyatt Airport Hotel, San Jose, California. Contact: Marty Strauss, 24814 Eden Ave., Hayward, CA 94545-2391; 510-782-4783; vipmarty@home.com

USS Tucker (DD-374) reunion October 5-10, Hyatt Airport Hotel, San Jose, California. Contact: Marty Strauss, 24814 Eden Ave., Hayward, CA 94545-2391; 510-782-4783;

USS Defense (AM-317) proposed reunion. Contact: Marty Strauss, 24814 Eden Ave., Hayward, CA 94545-2391; 510-782-4783;

USS Taconic (AGC-17) reunion, Pensacola, Florida, October 4-8. Ship’s company and flag, all years. Reservation deadline is July 31. Contact: Charlie Tiemeyer, 14238 Spanish Wells Dr., Hudson, FL 34667; 727-869-1977.

Delta Co., 2nd Bn./16th Inf., 1st Inf. Div., 1967-68. We have located 81 former members of Delta Co. and are having our 10th reunion July 21-23, Perry, Michigan. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154-2741; 313-845-3752 or 734-525-0157.

11th Annual South Dakota Vietnam Era Veterans Reunion, February 25-27, Mitchell, South Dakota. Contact: Convention Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 1026, Mitchell, SD 57301; 800-257-2676.

The USS Davison (DD618/DMS37), in service 1942-49, will hold her annual reunion September 26-30, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. All past crew members and family are welcome. Contact: Earl J. Lee, 2169 West Dr., El Cajon, CA 92021; 619-444-5384.

International Society of the 173rd Abn. Bde. (Sep), Sky Soldiers Annual Homecoming Reunion, Rochester, Minnesota, June 21-25. Reunion headquarters, Holiday Inn Rochester; reservations, 800-241-1597. Contact: Arlen Johnson, 651-653-7273 (phone); 651-780-4400 (fax); arlen@nol-tec.com


45th Inf. Div. Assoc. (Thunderbirds) will hold its annual reunion September 21-24, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contact: Raul Trevino, 210-681-9134.

USS Wright/San Clemente (AZ/AVI, AG79, CVL49, CC2) and all participating squadrons, reunion September 3-7, Annapolis, Maryland. Contact: Ed Harvey, P.O. Box 9, Calvary, GA 31729; 912-872-3940; edgin@mail.caironet.com

MAG 11/12/14, all years, reunion Pensacola, Florida, November 1-5. Contact: James Jordan, 1730 Lawrenc W 1190, Everton, MO 65646-8281; 417-535-4945; james.m.jordan@worldnet.att.net

The 127th MP Co., Qui Nhon, 1967-72, is having its first reunion April 14-15, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: James B. Bruno, 4 John Dr., Coshen, NY 10924-5050; 914-294-9158; jbbruno@frontiernet.net or

Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cav. Div., is having a reunion in Washington, D.C., June 30 to July 5. Contact: Nate Schaffer, 9150 Bice Rd., Spencerville, OH 45887; 419-647-6315; nates@wcol.com


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