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January/February 2005



USS Chicago CA14, CA29, CA136, CG11, SSN721 reunion April 27 to May 1, Jacksonville, Florida. Contact: Scotty McClurg, 904-261-8944; or visit web site at; West Coast contact: 206-824-4814.

Second Battalion (2/4) Fourth Marines Association reunion, including any attached personnel, July 13-16, San Diego. Contact: Becky Valdez, 8221 E. Birch Tree Ln., Anaheim Hills, CA 92808; 714-281-2846;

USMC Vietnam Tankers Association reunion, August 17-21, Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia. Reservations: 215-893-1600. Mention USMC Vietnam Tankers. Contact: Dick Carey, 508-477-5957; or John Wear, 215-794-9052;

Calling all Gators, Crocs, and Swamp Rats for a 119th Assault Helicopter Company reunion, July 23-24. Contact: Eugene Carroll,

Third Marine Division 2005 Annual Family Reunion, August 15-21, Arlington, Virginia. Contact: Bill Krueger, 7622 Highland St., Springfield, VA 22150; 703-451-3844.

USS Renville APA 227 reunion for crew and Marines who were aboard for 67-day cruise around Vietnam and those who served anytime from 1944 on to be held on 60th anniversary of Okinawa invasion, March 30 to April 2, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: Don Wright, 4289 Alex Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211; 513-481-8317;

Red Cross Donut Dollie reunion, July 8-10, Albuquerque. Contact: Jenny Young, P.O. Box 42, Mabank, TX 75147;

17th Infantry Regiment reunion of “Buffaloes,” WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Cold Wars, Lightfighter, Thundering Herd, all eras and peacetime, Ft. Benning, Georgia, October 5-9. Contact: Donald Shook, 1010 Manor Rd., New Kensington, PA 15068; 724-334- 8876; 724-575-2286; or visit web site,

145th Combat Aviation Battalion and attached units active in Vietnam, December 1961 to April 1972, will hold its reunion September 28 through October 1, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Jim Bodkin, 850-747-4710;

554th Engineer reunion planned for all Vietnam-era veterans, weekend of May 20, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. Contact: Peter Kreutzfeldt, 1797 Sunvale Dr. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509; 616-249-0125;

Saigon Mission Association, U.S. Embassy/DAO 30th annual reunion, April 29-30, Holiday Inn and Suites, Anaheim, California. Military, civilian, and contractors welcome. Contact: John Guffey, or visit web site

USS Reeves DLG/CG-24 reunion tenatively scheduled for fall 2006. Contact: John H. White, TechWrite, Inc., 65 Perry Ave., Monroeville, AL 36460; 251-575-7396; or Michael E. Lalancette, 17 Drury Dr., Essex Junction, VT 05452; 802-878-9942;

Charlie Company, 2/12th, 25th Infantry Division reunion for grunts who served from 1969-70 will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This is only the second reunion in 35 years. Contact: Danny Breeding, 423-345-5000;

45th Transportation Battalion (Aircraft) MACV and all attached units will be having a reunion in Kansas City, Missouri, September 28 through October 1. This was the first U.S. Army unit assigned to Vietnam, activated in December 1961. In September 1963, it became the 145th Aviation Battalion (MACV). Contact: Joe Boggs, 816-741-4014;

Proud Americans, 2nd/32nd F.A., Vietnam 2005 reunion, Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, May 19-22. Contact: Ralph Jones, P.O. Box 498964, Cincinnati, OH 45249; 513-583-1632; or


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