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March/April 2004



Artillery OCS reunion, all classes, will be held at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, June 3-4. Contact: Joe Fleming, P.O. Box 75, Chatham, IL 62629;

1st Infantry Division, 2/16 Delta Co., 1967-68, 14th annual reunion, August 6-8, Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin. We have located 120 former members. Contact: Don Dignan, 734-525-0157;

All former members of 42d MP Group (Customs), please visit web site at for update on association formation and reunion to be held October 29-31 in St. Augustine, Florida. Contact: Norm Hoewischer, or Michael Austing, P.O. Box 28, Midvale, OH 44653;

USS Liberty Veterans Association reunion to be held May 20-23 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Contact: John Hrankowski, 585-225-0385;

27th Field Artillery Regiment Association, all battalions, will hold its seventh annual reunion, August 13-15, Nashville. Contact: James R. Suessmann, 570 Park Ave., Paterson, NJ 07504; 973-357-0033; 973-279-0303 (fax);

USS Renville APA 227 joint reunion for ship crew, Marines, and anyone who served from 1944-68 on September 29 to October 3, San Diego. Contact: Don Wright, 4289 Alex Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211; 513-481-8317;

USS Nitro (AE-2/AE-23) Association reunion, June 17-20, Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville. Contact: James Timmons, or Robert Eberlein, or visit the web site,

4th Infantry (Ivy) Division Association national reunion, July 13-18. Contact: Gregory Rollinger, 8891 Aviary Path R-25, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077;

Yankee Division Memorial Club of Boston is holding the 85th annual national convention of 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division, Sheraton Hotel, Lexington, Massachusetts, June 10-12. Contact: Sam Thompson, 70 Victory Rd., Boston, MA 02122-2695; 508-285-4656.

51st Armistice Anniversary of the Korean War and 9th Anniversary of Korean War Veterans Memorial, July 27 on the Washington Mall. Wreath laying and ceremony at Tomb of Unknowns. Contact: Norbert Reiner, 703-893-6313 or KWVADC, P.O. Box 7025, Alexandria, VA 22307.

2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. 2-3-3 Vietnam Era Veterans Association reunion, July 21-25, Keystone (Black Hills), South Dakota. Contact: Alan Walker, 309-523-9498;

USS Hornet CVS-12/Apollo 11 reunion July 21-25, Oakland, California, for those who served in '60s and Apollo missions. Contact: David Burton, 14759 Barksdale St., Dale City, VA 22193; 703-670-9040;

Khe Sanh Veterans Reunion, July 4-11, Omni Hotel, Irving, Texas. For reservations, call 972-869-5527. All branches are welcome. Contact: Jim Wodecki, 2200 W. McGarity Ln., Allen, TX 75002; 972-727-2997.

Angry Skipper, Delta Co., 2nd Bn., 8th Cav. (Abn.), 1st Cav. Div., reunite May 13-16 in San Diego. Contact: Rich O'Brien, 630-941-8727; or or

84th Engineer Battalion Construction reunion, June 25-27, Lake Tahoe. Contact: Richard Sharp, 314-821-8640; or Aaron Brown,

3650th Basic Military Training Wing (BMTW), 1950-56, reunion, September 9-12, Sampson State Park (formerly Sampson Air Force Base). Contact: Chip Phillips, P.O. Box 331, Williamsville, NY 14231-0331;

Operation LZ-Oceanside II reunion, all veterans, in conjunction with Florida's 17th Annual Reunion at Wickham Park, April 21-25, Holiday Inn, Oceanside Resort, 800-465-4329. Contact: Terry Babler, 608-527-2444,

Looking for anyone who served in 1st Sqd., 1st Cav., 1968-72. We have started an Association and have over 600 members. Will hold reunion with Americal Division, June 24-27, Golden Nugget Hotel, Reno. Contact: Rick Merlin, 909-785-9816;

C-7a Caribou Association 15th annual reunion, September 30 to October 2,
Midland-Odessa, Texas. Reservations must be made at MCM Elegante Hotel, 432-368-5885 or 866-362-5885 by July 31. Contact: Jim Collier, 5607 Jolly Ct., Fair Oaks, CA 95628-2707; 916-966-4044; or Bill Avon, 330-878-7451;

USS Milwaukee AOR-2 reunion will be held October 15-16 in South Portland, Maine. Contact: Richard Brobst, 207-829-3480; or

USMC 3rd Recon. Bn. Association reunion September 8-12, Louisville. Contact: Steve Shircliff, 812-736-0155;

USS Maddox Destroyer Association (DD168, DD622, DD731) reunion, August 25-29, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Cliff Gillespie, 215 Wichita Ave., #605, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; 714-960-5283;

All Hands! USS Washtenaw County LST 1166 will hold its third annual reunion, August 4-8, at Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon St. in New Orleans. Contact: David J. Vicknair, 519 E. Louisiana State Dr., Kennen, LA 70065, 504-467-4201;

November Platoon, Co. B, 1/26 (Blue Spaders), 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam, 1969, will hold its reunion August 6-8, Fort Scott, Kansas. Contact: Tommy Tuggle, 913-795-2931 or Patrick "Bear'' Guy,

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) will hold its 21st annual national reunion, July 1-5 in Dallas. Contact: Don Joyce, 508 Carlsbad Dr., Poinciana, FL 34758; 407-870-5367;

VMF/VMF(AW)/VMFA-15, all eras, 1943 to present, will hold its reunion August 6-7, Quantico, Virginia. Contact: Lynn Hagen, 12000 First St. W., Watson, MN 56295; 320-269-8925;

U.S. Marine Security Guards American Embassy, Saigon, reunion, October 6-10, Charleston, South Carolina. Contact: Michael Bertini, P.O. Box 295, Jacksonville, NC 28541; 910-353-7377.

USS Peiffer DE-588 47th annual reunion on July 14-18, Clarion Inn, Latham, New York. Contact: Warren G. Brehm, 1536 B Old Town Manor Apts, Cumberland, MD 21502; 301-724-2627;

188th Para/Gldr. Reg., 11th A/B Div. mini reunion July 29 to August 1, Independence, Missouri. Contact: Eldon Prawl, 816-461-4704, or Bert Kurland, 252-728-6482.


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