The Official Voice of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. ®
An organization chartered by the U.S. Congress

May/June 2006



Vietnam Security Police Association (VSPA) Reunion October 4-8, Las Vegas. VSPA is the organization for USAF Security Police and Augmentees who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam era. Contact: Don Graham, 2911 Westminster Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017; 610-691-6960; or

Reunion of 3650th Basic Military Training and Indoctrination Wing, Sampson AFB Veterans Association. Open to all veterans of Sampson AFB, Women’s Air Force, Permanent Party, Basic and Special School Trainees, 1950-56. Sampson State Park, Seneca Lake, Romulus, N.Y., Sept. 7-10. Contact: Chris Phillips, P.O. Box 331, Williamsville, NY 14231; 716-633-1119;

Fox Co., 2nd Bn., 5th Marines Vietnam Era Biennial Reunion July 26-30, Radisson Hotel, Branson, Mo. Contact: Chris Brown, 9 Alister Circle, E. Northport, NY 11731; 631-499-8739; or Donna Henderson,

USMC Combat Helicopter Association Reunion for all pilots, aircrew, and support personnel who served together in combat ops. Family and friends welcome. Aug. 10- 3, Ft. Worth, Texas. Contact: Robert E. Shantry, 781-337-3239 (home);

1st Bn., 9th Marines (The Walking Dead) Reunion, Sept. 20-24, Branson, Mo. All eras welcome. Contact: Dennis R. Lee, 1807 Vicksburg, Sachse, TX 75048; 800-877- 8687.

4th Reunion of the Army 544th Engineers Sept. 14-17, Beckley, West Va. Contact: Forney Shrewsbury, Box 36, Justice, WV 24851; 304-664-9207;

Reunion of the 19th Combat Engineer Battalion Association for Vietnam and Attached Units, Sept. 8-9, Roubidoux Park Campground, Waynesville, Mo. Contact: Tom Ebrite, 765-286-4906; or John Hack, 219-947-2363;

Eighth Annual Reunion of the 27th Field Artillery Regiment Association (All Battalions), June 9-11, Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. Contact: James R. Suessmann, 570 Park Ave., Paterson, N.J. 07504, 973-357-0033;

MCB1 Reunion (all eras and active duty), Aug. 11-13, Las Vegas. Mini-reunion: July 4th weekend, Hemslock, N.Y. Contact: Peter Dowd, 781-837-0393;

Reunion of USAF Pleiku Air Base. All detachments and squadrons from 1962-72 invited. Aug. 10-13, Bowling Green, Ky. Contact: Harry Beam, Jr., 403 N. Jefferson Ave., Canonsburg, PA 15317; 724-745-9129.

Reunion of Bravo Co., 4th Bn., 23rd Inf., 25th Inf. Div., June 22-25, Oklahoma City. Contact: Robert (Bobby) Cheatham, 209 LeCompte Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841; 803-278-1514.

49th Annual WWII Reunion U.S.S. Peiffer(DE-588). July 26-29, Holiday Inn, 100 S. George St., Cumberland, MD. Hotel reservations: Sheila Crites, 877-426-4672 (mention the Peiffer Reunion). Contact: Warren G. Brehm, 1536-B Old Towne Manor, Cumberland, MD 21502; 301-724-2627.

U.S.S. Missouri (BB-63) Reunion, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Portland, Me. Contact: Herb Fahr, 516-931-1769, or Jim Behling, 330-650-5529,

USMC 3/11 Reunion, Sept. 8-10, Marriott Reagan International, Alexandria, Va. Reception, banquet, guest speakers, and candlelight vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. All Marines welcome. Hotel reservations: 800-228-9290. Contact: Mary Ann Reitano, 315-715-0404;

1st Battalion 4th Marines Association Reunion, August 2-6, Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Johnny Holquin, 505-233-4959;

220th Reconnaissance Airplane Company “Catkillers” Reunion, October 6-8, South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, Texas 77573. Contact: Carl Drechsel,

U.S.S. Waddell (DDG-24) Reunion, Oct. 5-8, Las Vegas. Contact: Guy M. Ward, P.O. Box 724, Honeoye, NY 14471-0724; 585-229-2391;; website:

Vietnam Living History Day, July 22, Stars and Stripes Museum and Library, 17377 Stars and Stripes Way, Bloomfield, Mo. Events include conferring the Order of the Silver Rose to qualified Vietnam veterans suffering from exposure to Agent Orange. Contact: Jack Dragoni, 11817 State Hwy. 77, Chaffee, MO 63740; 573-887-6048;

U.S.S. Delta Association (AR-9/AK-25) Reunion. Sept.3-10, Valley Forge, Pa. Contact: E.T. Sonnleitner, 920-235-1866.

Americal Division Field Artillery Reunion, May 4-6, Wyndham Roanoke Airport, 2801 Hershberger Rd., Roanoke, Va. Contact: Robert J. Miller, 585-924-5296;

U.S.S. Davison (DD618-DMS37) Reunion. Sept. 20-24, Coast Long Beach Hotel, Long Beach, Ca. Due to declining membership, this is our last reunion. Contact: Earl Lee, 619-444-5384; 619-322-1494 (cell);

Reunion of G Co., 2/7 Marines Vietnam, Aug 3-6, Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel,  St. Louis, Mo. Contact: Travis Skaggs, 775-887-5652;


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