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July 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

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 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;

509 Combat Eng. (P-B), Vietnam era, 1965-73. All past members are invited to St. Charles, Illinois, for a reunion in August 2004. Contact: Richard Trapp, 528 S. 10th, Geneva, NE 68361; 402-759-3659.

585th Engineer Co. (DT) will hold its second reunion October 3-5, Ramada Inn, St. Louis Airport. For reservations, call 888-298-2054 or 314-291-5100. Contact: Ken Seymour, 352-527-3200;

Looking for Army personnel who served with 2nd Bn., 94th Arty., the 175mm artillery unit that operated in I Corps, Vietnam, 1966-72, for a reunion in April in Branson, Missouri. Contact: Martin S. McKnight, Box 125, McKnight Loop, Mason, TN 38049; 901-867-9026;

C-7A Caribou Association, USAF reunion November 5-8, Charleston, South Carolina. Contact: Cheistine Phillips, 484-410-8035; or

All hands, VAP-61-62 reunion to be held October 24-26, Best Western, Oak Harbor, Washington, reservations 800-927-5478. Contact: Bob Skillen, 322 Minnie Ln., Bakersville, NC 28705; 828-688-4851;

Carrier Air Group Two (CVG-2 Korea) will host homecoming reunion, October 7-11, Los Robles Lodge, Santa Rosa, California, and will pay homage to all aircraft carriers, Marine and Navy Air Group Squadron veterans of Korean War, 1950-53. All are welcome to attend. Contact: Raymond M. Andrews, P.O. Box 750474, Petaluma, CA 94975-0474.

American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall, October 30 to November 3, Forest Park, Ottawa, Kansas. Veterans Day Celebration, November 8-9. Contact: Harold Mayes, 312 E. 13th St., Ottawa, KS 66067; 785-242-8744; or visit website,

USS Saratoga CV3/CVA/CV60 reunion October 9-13, Dearborn, Michigan. Contact: John D. Brandman, 877-360-7272; or visit websites, or

504th Military Police Bn. 49th reunion, August 21-23, Asheville, North Carolina. All
past and present members and family are invited. Contact: Rick Hughes, P.O. Box 101, Hawthorne, FL 32640; 352-481-2559;

Subic Bay Reunion, October 17-27, Subic Bay/Olongapo, Philippines. All Marines,
sailors, soldiers, airmen who served at Subic Bay/Olongapo/Clark Airfield. Contact: Judy Buzzell, 4600 Duke Street, #420, Alexandria, VA 22304; 703-212-0695; or visit web site at

USS >Whitfield County LST 1169 reunion, October 9-12, Louisville, Kentucky. Contact: Carl Forbes, 304-278-5722; <B><$> or Mike
Coughlin, 701-839-3485; or visit web site at

377 Security Police Squadron<$>, USAF, Tan Son Nhut Air Base reunion for all years, January 29 to February 1, 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: James Stewart, P.O. Box 67, Montrose, MI 48457-0067; 810-639-5755;


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