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January/February 2003



Proposed reunion for all past members or relatives of H Trp., 17th Cav., 198th LIB, Americal Div., 1967, to deactivation, September 1-5, Branson, Missouri. Contact: Ramon Vega, or Al Loomis, or Pete Martin,

Looking for anyone who served with "Suicide" Charley Co., 1st Bn., 7th Mar. Reg., 1st Mar. Div., Hill 55, 10, 22, 65, Happy Valley, Charlie Ridge, 1965-70, for a planned reunion in Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania, October 18-19. Contact: Al Furbush, 252-756-0374;

The USS Repose AH-16 will hold a reunion for all crews (China, Korea, and Vietnam), May 12-14, Best Western Mardi Gras Inn, Las Vegas. Contact: Harlan (Kirk) Kirkendall, 200 Marshall Drive, Clarksville, TN 37042; 931-645-6960;

Red Warriors, 1st Bn., 12th Inf., 4th Inf. Div., and Eng., Art., Hel., and others who supported the battalion, 1966-70, is having a reunion June 5-7 in Colorado. Contact: Harry Dilkes, 732-494-3572; 9 Morris Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837;

A Gathering of Transportation Veterans or anyone who served as part of or with any Army transportation unit anywhere in Vietnam and any interested friends. Event will be held June 11-15, Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Contact: Jim Rose, or Larry Fiandt, or

575th Supply Co., 96th Supply and Services Bn., Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, reunion September 27-28, Joplin, Missouri. Contact: Ron Demery, 106 Rocky Ln., Carl Junction, MO 64834; 417-623-7944; or

The 15th Combat Engineer Battalion Association will hold a reunion July 3-6, Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Missouri (417-864-7333 for reservations). Contact: Don Anderson, 281-373-5838, or

196th Light Infantry Brigade will hold its association reunion July 31 to August 3, Branson, Missouri. Contact: Warren Neill, 317-984-3853, or Roy Dolgos, 773-338-4005, or go to

Alpha Co., 1st Bn., 7th Mar. Reg. reunion May 30 to June 1, Riverwalk Marriott, San Antonio, Texas. Mention 1/7 Marines for special rates. Contact: Ron Fieseler, 512-288-6542; or Nat Holmes, 479-876-2872;

USS Davidson DE/Ff1045 reunion, October 9-11, Grand Country Inn, Branson, Missouri. Contact: Robert Schippers, 1519 1st St. North, Newton, IA 50208; 641-792-3930;

Hotel Co., 2nd Bn., 26th Mar. Reg. reunion, June 2-8, Heritage House Hotel, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Contact: Bill Hancock, 2748 Moeller Dr., Hamilton, OH 45014; 513-738-5446;

Experimental Aircraft Association, Ft. Myers, Florida, Chapter 66, is sponsoring Aviation Days 03, February 21 to 23. Veterans and groups are encouraged to participate. Contact: Jim McClain, 239-542-4567;

USS Nitro (AE-2/AE-23) Association reunion, June 18 to 22, Providence (Warwick), Rhode Island. Contact: Robert Eberlein, or James Timmons,; or visit website

Hotel Co., 2nd Bn., 7th Mar., will hold its fifth reunion June 27-29 in Las Vegas. All Marines and corpsmen are encouraged to arrive one day early. Contact: Thor "Skipper"Holm, 253-265-8407;

U.S. Marine Security Guards (M.S.G.), American Embassy, Saigon, reunion September 10-14, New Orleans. Contact: Mike Bertini, P.O. Box 295, Jacksonville, NC 28541; 910-353-7377.

Eleventh Annual Reunion of the 2nd Bn., 2nd Inf. Reg., 1st Inf. Div., Lai Khe, Vietnam, 1965-70, July 17-20, Executive Inn, Owensboro, Kentucky. Contact: Robert C. Fulps, 2516 Bluff Ave., Owensboro, KY 42303; 270-926-3779.

The Third Marine Division Association will hold its 49th Annual Family Reunion, August 13-17, Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, Nashville, for all former members, 1942 to present. Contact: Bill Krueger, 7622 Highland St., Springfield, VA 22150; 703-451-3844.

Proud Americans of 2nd/32nd F.A., WW II and Vietnam War, reunion May 14-17, Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. All supporting units are also invited. Contact: Ralph Jones, P.O. Box 498964, Cincinnati, OH 45249;

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) will hold its 20th Annual National Reunion in Orlando, Florida, July 2-6. Contact: Don Joyce, 508 Carlsbad Dr., Poinciana, FL 34758; 407-870-5367.

First Inf. Div., Black Scarf Bn. reunion August 30 through first week of September, Reno, Nevada. Looking for Lt. Ramel, Joe Parker, Cal, Smitty, Billy Muffy, Retalic, Paul Charles, Powerdrill, Casey, Sam Miller, and Lucious Grisham. Contact: Luther J. Patton, 2779 W. 115th Pl., Jenks, OK 74037; 918-296-3742.

1st Infantry Division, 2/16, Delta Company, 1967-68, will hold its 13th annual reunion July 18-19, Allegan, Michigan. Contact: Don Dignan, 734-525-0157;

95th Evacuation Hospital will hold its fifth reunion May 1-4, Sea Watch Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Reserve early-guarantee a room. Contact: Terry M. Caskey, 1518 Robin Rd., Newton, NC 28658;


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