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July/August 2005



Ulster County VVA Chapter 60 has changed the date for the Nam Jam at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, New York Plaza, from July 16 to September 10. Contact: Lamont D. Taylor,

Aviation Nation welcomes Vietnam veterans. Las Vegas is hosting Operation Welcome Home during Nellis Air Force Base Las Vegas Air Show, November 12-13, Las Vegas. Contact: Mary Anne Beaman, 702-260-8605;

U.S. Army Medical Command/Japan Association, Camp Zama, Japan; 11th Evacuation Hospital (SMBL), Camp Drew, Japan; Camp Sendei, Japan; and personnel who served with any other medical units in Japan during any period are invited to the biennial reunion, October 13-16, LeBaron Hotel, Colorado Springs. Contact: Robert J. Finch, 540-720-1322;

USS Denebola (AF-56) reunion, October 7-10, Norfolk, Virginia. Contact: Glenn Train,, or visit web site

Vietnam Security Police Association will hold a reunion October 6-9 in Valdosta, Georgia, for USAF security police and others who served in Vietnam and Thailand. Contact: Don Graham, 2911 Westminister Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017; 610-691-6960; or visit web site at

600th Photographic Squadron reunion, Handlery Hotel, San Diego, California, September 1-5. Contact: Ron Marshal, 505-254-7984; or Alan Palmore, 619-890-5518;

A-37 “Dragonfly” reunion at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Irving, Texas, September 1-4. Visit our web site at or contact us and give us your name and address and receive reunion newsletter free for one year. Contact: Ollie Maier, 512-353-7432;

Vietnam Military Police Sentry Dogs Alumni (Army) reunion, Downtown Kansas City Marriott, August 11-14. Contact: Gary Smith, 22108 W. 64th Terr., Shawnee, KS 66226-3704; 913-441-6344.

510th Fighter Squadron “Buzzards” reunion, Hope Hotel, Fairborn, Ohio, October 12-16. Contact: Stephen W. Tanner, 6219 Billinsgate Dr., Katy, TX 77449;

575th Supply Co., Cam Ranh Bay reunion in Joplin, Missouri, September 24-25. Contact: Ron Demery, 417-623-7944, or visit web site,

U.S. Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association reunion, Holiday Inn, Tampa, Florida, October 20-23. All eligible CGCVA are welcome. Contact: Baker Herbert, LM P.O. Box 544, Westfield Center, OH 44251; 330-887-5539.

USS Thetis Bay (CVE-90/CVHA-1/LPH-6) 20th reunion, September 7-11 in Ironwood, Minnesota, for shipmates and their spouses from 1942-46 and 1954-64. Contact: Dennis R. “Doc” Moss, P.O. Box 65, 410 West Lake St., Isle, MN 56342-0065; 320-676-8940;

USS Reeves DLG/CG-24 reunion to be held in the fall 2006 for those on board 1972-73. Contact: Michael E. Lalancette, 5 Taft St., Essex Junction, VT 05452; 802-878-8892;

19th Combat Engineer Association Vietnam and Attached Units reunion, Roubidoux Park Campground, Waynesville, Missouri, September 9-10. Contact: Tom Ebrite, or John Hack, 219-947-2363;

USS Cogswell (DD-651) reunion to be held in Las Vegas, October 20-22. Contact: George H. Overman, 15 Trinity St., Oceanside, CA 92057; 760-721-5730; or visit web site

15th Field Artillery reunion, all units and years, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, August 18-21. Contact: Dan Gillotti, 4204 Berkeley Dr., Sheffield Village, OH 44054; 440-934-1750;

Reunion for the 45th Surgical Hospital in Tay Ninh, Vietnam, Original members of the 45th Sept. 1966 to Sept. 1967 will be in Chicago, Oct 21-23. Contact: Jerry Mines, 618-594-3623.

The society of the 18th Engineer Brigade would like to hear from you. We are accepting members from all units and eras. Contact us for updated reunion information. Contact: Jennifer Streszoff, President, 1077 Viking Dr. Warminster, PA 18974; 215-672-3345;;

The 7th Field Artillery is holding a reunion from September 29 to October 1. All members past and present, all battalions, and all periods of service are invited to join us at the Woodfield Suites in San Antonio. Contact: Stanley C. Stankiewicz, 112 Bremer St., Fayetteville, NC 28303-3602; 910-822-0703.

The 21st annual reunion for the Nebraska Vietnam Veterans will be held August 18-21 at the Ramada Inn, 301 2nd Ave., Kearney, NE. For reservations, call 800-652-1909. Contact:

Reunion for the Vietnam 687th Land Clearing Company will be held Sept. 2-4 at the Super 8 Motel, 4141 Timberlake Dr., Pontoon Beach. For reservations, call 618-931-8808. Contact: Jim Topps, 517-265-2048;

The Pennsylvania Island of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America will be holding its fifth annual Pennsylvania Tail Gate Rally for all Seabees at the American Legion Post 34 in Lancaster on October 1. Contact: Joseph P. Tack, Jr., 427 Hulmeville Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047-2715; 215-275-0044;

Upcoming reunions for 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Association, who served in Vietnam, Iraq, and Germany, are planned for Kokoma, Ind., from Sept 15-18, and New Glarus, Wisc., from January 12-15, 2006. We are also looking forward to the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day weekend 2007. Contact: Terry Babler, Durst Rd., New Glarus, WI 53574; 608-527-2444;

First Veterans Reunion of 2006 in the nation. 20th Annual Winterfest R&R All Veterans Festival & Reunion will be held January 12-15, 2006, in New Glarus, Wisc. Contact: Terry Babler, 5889 Durst Rd., New Glarus, WI 53574; 608-527-2444;

Reunion for VMF/VMF(aw)/VMFA-115, pilots and crewmen, 1943-2005, will be held at the Spring Hill Suites, Pensacola Beach, Fla., from Sept. 29- Oct 1. Contact: Lynn Hagen, 320-269- 8925;

The USAF Red Horse Association will be holding its reunion Oct. 16-19, at the Ramada Plaza Beach Hotel, Florida. For reservations, call 800-874-8962. Contact: Paul Sattler, 303-650- 1215; or

Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association anniversary convention and reunion will be held Oct. 20-23 at the Holiday Inn, 2701 East Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. Contact: Baker Herbert L.M., P.O. Box 544, Westfield Center, OH 44251.


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