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January/February 2006



HAL-3 SEAWOLF reunion to be held in Reno June 7-11. Reunion is for all hands. Contact: Jack Williamson, 888-4SEAWOLF, or visit website, 

709th Maintenance, 99th Combat Support Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, reunion, July 27-30, Baltimore. All members welcome. Last year’s reunion was great, and this one will be even better. Contact: John DeLong, 2325 Huntingdon Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006; 215-657-4418; or visit website,

24th Annual Tet Remembrance Union sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County, Pa., February 25, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Hempfield Hunt Club, New Stanton, Pa. Contact: Vince Kosker, 800-798-0294, or Bill Hudson, 724-238-5481.

The 27th Field Artillery Regiment Association (all battalions) will hold its eighth annual reunion June 9-11 at Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. Contact: James R. Suessmann, President, 27th Field Artillery Regiment Association, 570 Park Ave., Paterson, NJ 07504; 973-357-0033;

First-ever reunion of the 237th Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) that saw service in DMZ dustoff and at Camp Evans, Quang Tri, and Lane Army Airfield. Join us April 2-4 in Las Vegas. Contact: Phil Marshall, or visit website,

Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airborne), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), reunion, Orlando Holiday Inn (discounted hotel rates available), May 18- 1. Contact: Rich O’Brien, 630-041-8727,, or visit

Group reunion of vets of the U.S.S. Enterprise fire of 1969 will be held Oct. 5-8 at Arlington, Va., Hilton. Contact: Mike Carlin, P.O. Box 98, West Grove, PA 19390, or visit website,

The reunion of those who served aboard the U.S.S. Reeves (DLG/CG-24) will be held in Boulder, Colo., in October. Register for the reunion at Contact: Robert Lewis, 185 Luke Ln., Bastrop, TX 78602; 512-303-4281;

71st Evac Reunion, March 23-26, San Antonio El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Make reservations at 800-288-3927, and tell them you’re with the 71st Evac. Contact: Boyd Dallos, 

Second annual reunion of 42nd MP Group (Customs), May 26-28, River Terrace Resort and Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Contact: Michael D. Austing, 2917 Eastport Rd., S.E., Dennison, OH 44621; 740-922-7593 (fax);

Reunion of Harbor Clearance Unit One (HCU-1), San Diego, May 7-11. Contact: Gene Jones, 757-679-8466;

U.S.S. Ault Reunion 2006 will be April 27-30 in Nashville. Contact: Scott McLean, 651-253-3068; 

USN MCB 8 Reunion 2006 will be held Sept. 27-Oct. 1 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Contact: Troy Branch, 454 Indian Gap Rd., Sevierville, TN 37876; 865-428-2930; or Frank Pecjak, 3340 Ridgedale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508; 304-291-8220 (home); 304-290-8847 (cell);, subject “MCB 8.”

Annual reunion of the U.S.S. Forrest B. Royal (DD 872), June 22-25, Norfolk, Va. Contact: Ron Larsen, 1240 Franklin St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494; 715-423-8905;

Annual reunion of the C-7a Caribou Association will happen April 9-12 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center. Reservations must be made prior to March 1. Hotel phone: 800-429-7700. Contact: Bill Avon, 330-878- 7451; or register on-line at 

Annual reunion of Charlie Company, 2/12, 25th Infantry Division, June 1-4, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Most of our group served together in 1969-70, but all ex-Charlie Company personnel are welcome. Contact: Danny Breeding, 423-345-5000;

First reunion of the 173rd Aviation Co., Lai Khe, 1967-68, the “Robin Hoods of Sherwood Forest” and Operation Crossbow’s gun escort. Organizing for Phoenix in 2006 with 50 members accounted for. Contact: John A. Adams,


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