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May/June 2003



USS Samuel N. Moore DD-747 reunion September 24-28, Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco. Contact: Bob Culver, 5910 Brookview Dr., Lincoln, NE 68506-3534; 402-489-5910;

USS Sargo SSN-188/SSN-583 reunion September 10-14, Branson, Missouri. Contact: Don Cole, 816-470-6137; or

Phu Loi Recon Patrol reunion August 9-10, Petriola, California, for those who served August 1967 to July 1970. Contact: Michael Swingle, 351 W. Dudley Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090; 908-232-1918;

Looking for anyone who served with MCB 22 (SeaBees), Danang, for reunion being planned for March 5-7, 2004, Gulfport, Mississippi. Contact: Carlton Biermann, 127 Crestwood R., Kerrville, TX 78028; 830-895-2189;

Phu Lam Signal Facility second reunion, Radisson Marketsquare, San Antonio, Texas, September 11-14. Over 900 found. Contact: Bill Seater, 231-943-4801; or visit website,

19th Combat Eng. Bn., Vietnam, and other attached units, 509th PB, 553rd and 554th FB, 137th LE, will hold a reunion September 5-6, Waynesville, Missouri. Contact: Cliff Goodson, 12309 Woodland Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112-2531.

459th Signal Battalion, Vietnam, 1962-71, reunion, June 2004, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Howard Bartholf, 12011 Sunrise Rd., Richmond, VA 23233; 804-364-2603;

Naval Minewarfare Association reunion September 1-6, Marriott Hotel and Marina, San Diego. Contact: Kris Gretzinger, 623-975-6326;

USS Intrepid (CV/CVA/CVS-11), 1943-74, 60th anniversary of commissioning reunion for all ship's company and air groups, August 13-16, New York. Contact: Laurence H. Blackburn, Jr., 22 Watercrest Drive., Doylestown, PA 18901-3240; 215-345-5690;

USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6), 1942-46 and 1954-64, 18th reunion September 10-14, Seymour, Indiana. Shipmates and their spouses welcome. Contact: Dennis R. ``Doc'' Moss, P.O. Box 65, 410 West Lake St., Isle, MN 56342; 320-676-8940;

First Combat Engineer Battalion reunion, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September 14-17. Contact: Bob Ayrton, 860-442-9782; or Larry Blair, 505-821-1386;

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three (MCB3) reunion, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, October 17-19. Contact: Phil Weatherwax, 626-969-1841; or Harold Schrage, 818-781-4682;

Engineer OCS Alumni reunion (all classes), October 16-20, Silver Legacy Resort, Reno, Nevada. Contact: E.T. Mealing, P.O. Box 14847, Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-231-3402;, or visit web site,

``Suicide Charley'' 1st Bn., 7th Marines reunion, September 18-21, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. All former members, attached members, family, and friends are invited. For reservations, call 717-337-9518. Contact: Dennis ``Andy'' Anderson, or Al Furbush, 252-756-0374;

Whiskey Battery 1-12, 3rd Marine Division reunion, September 19-21, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Contact: John Forslin, 253-761-8509;

B-2/501st Inf. (101st Abn. Div.), Vietnam, 1967-72, will hold its reunion July 24-27 at the Kansas City Airport Hilton, 816-891-8900 or toll free, 800-525-6322. Use code ``BCO'' when making reservations. Contact: Jim Julien, 816-356-5003; or Larry Jackson, 913-682-2412.


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