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May/June 2013


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31st Engineer Bn., October 3-6, Las Vegas. Contact: Bob Powers, 617-899-3445; 

U.S.S. Spiegel Grove (LSD-32), October 2-6, Charleston, S.C. Contact: Chuck Siedschlag, W10412 Island Lake Ln., Gresham, WI 54128-8957; 715-851-5878; 

25th Inf. Div. Association, October 14-19, Columbus, Ga. Contact: Sarah S. Krause, P.O. Box 7, Flourtown, PA 19031; 

7th Bn., 13th Arty., 1st Field Force (Vietnam—all batteries), October 9-13, Charleston, S.C. Contact: Robert Adams, 859-277-6589; or Kevin Calkins, 630-542-1095; 

864th Eng. Bn. Alumni Association, October 3-6, Nashville. Contact: Paul Lantz, 978-922-8552;

221st Aviation Co. and 199th Recon Airplane Co., September 26-29, South Shore Harbor Resort, League City, Texas. Contact: Don Smith, 281-973-9805; 

C Co., 4th/9th Inf. (1965-67), November 7-12, Westwood Inn, Branson, Mo. Contact: Bob Hudak, 50 Reidsville Dr., Palm Coast, FL 32164; 386-437-7907

Golf Co., 2nd Bn., 7th Marine Regt. (Vietnam, 1965-70), August 14-18, Westin, Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Ron Myers, 916-723-7324; or visit 

46th Engineer Bn., September 12-15, Monument, Colo. Contact: Vern Nelson, 430 Buehler Ave., Nekoosa, WI 54457; 715-886-3290; 

84th Engineer Bn. Construction (Vietnam), June 20-23, Ft. Leonard Wood/Waynesville, Mo. Contact: 810-714-4158; 

6th Bn., 33rd Arty., November. Contact: Clyde Lewandowski, 320-293-6426; 

70th Engr. Bn. Combat (Vietnam, 1965-69), June 7-9, Branson, Mo. Contact: Roger Rock, 775-623-1029; 

2nd Bn., 9th Field Arty., 4th and 25th Inf. Divs. (Vietnam), May 29-June 1, Ft. Sill, Okla. Contact: Jerry Orr, 580-284-5266; 

31st Engineer Bn., October 3-6, Las Vegas. Contact: Bob Powers, 617-899-3445;

Platoon 170, Co. B, 1st Recruit Training Bn. (Parris Island, September 11-November 22, 1963), October 10-14, Parris Island (tentative). Contact: Pete Sayles, 772-360-7347; 

101st ABN, B 2/501 (1967-72), July 10-14, Fargo, N.D. Contact: Chuck German, 701-783-4386; or visit 

35th/538th Vietnam Landclearers, September 12-15, Burleson, Texas. Contact: Larry and Sharon Dohe, 785-526-7783; 

U.S.S. Hollister (DD-788), September 25-28, Best Western Albany Airport Inn, Albany, N.Y. Contact: Ed Gundersen, 2176 County Hwy. 107, Amsterdam, NY 12010; 518-842-7126; or visit 

179th ASHC Shrimpboats and 180th ASHC, October 4-6, Washington, D.C. Contact: John Carrington, 313-254-4873; 

C-7A Caribou Association (Vietnam), October 9-13, Seattle. Contact: Pat Hanavan, 210-479-0226;

IUWG1, August 21-25, Nowhere Special Old West Town, Days Creek, Ore. Contact: John Boling, 541-825-3696;

161st Aviation Co., held in conjunction with the Vietnam Helicopter Crew Member Association, June 19-22, Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Va. Contact: John H. Hastings, 2323 Harrison Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76110; 817-688-0635; or visit 

U.S.S. Waldron (DD-699), October 23-27, New Orleans. Contact: Bill Turner, 985-264-3294; or visit 

39th Inf. Regt. Gathering of the Falcons, August 1-3, Indianapolis. Contact: Cal Meyer, 406-600-0888;

NMCB-3 (all eras), September 19-22, Port Hueneme, Calif. Contact: Jack Davis, P.O. Box 1028, Barbourville, KY 40906; 606-546-8491; 

Dusters, Quads, Searchlights, Vulcans, Hawks (Vietnam), August 7-11, Oklahoma City. Contact: Bruce Geiger, 914-576-1050; Paul Kopsick, 202-262-9560; email or visit 

27th Inf. Regt. (Wolfhounds) Historical Society, August 25-September 1, Irvine Marriott, Irvine, Calif. Contact: John Coon, 91 Pinewood, Irvine, CA 92604; 949-334-7745; or visit

Navy Seabees, MCB-7 Island At Large, September 26-29, Nashville. Contact: Denny Blaisdell, 419-867-9371; 

U.S.S. Tutuila (ARG-4) Association, September 18-21, San Pedro, Calif. Contact: Larry MacIntire, 785-580-5373;

5th Communication Bn. (Vietnam), September 20-22. Contact: Steve Neff, or visit 

B/1/501/101st Airborne Div. (1969-70), September 18-21, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: Randy Shaner, 843-655-5862;

1st Inf. Div., Co. B, 2nd Inf., June 14, San Antonio. Contact: Carlos “Mo” Mugica, 11311 Sir Winston #407, San Antonio, TX 78216-2482; 210-800-7101; 

5th Bn., 60th Inf. Association (9th Inf. Div.), September 11-15, Washington, D.C. Contact: Lee Alley, 307-331-8902; 

Marines of FLC: FLSG A/B and all Sub Units, September 19-22, Milwaukee. Contact: Frank Evica, or Bruce Baker, 

14th Special Operations Wing (formerly 14th Air Commando Wing): anyone who worked on Spooky AC-47 gunships, September 5-7, Washington, D.C. Contact: Junior Skinner, 525 Garrett Branch Rd., Ellijay, GA 30536; 706-636-5375; 

6994th Security Sqdrn., September 26-28, Radisson Hotel, Branson, Mo. Contact: Rich Krejsa, or visit 

U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677), October 6-10, Branson, Mo. Contact: Jack Henderson, 406 Silverwood Cir., Branson West, MO 65737; 417-337-9586; or 

U.S.S. Edson (DD-946) Association, July 31-August 4, Bay Valley Resort and Conference Center, Bay City, Mich. Contact: Tim Nightingale, 152 37th Dr. SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968-3166; 586-202-2202; or visit 

Navcommsta Londonderry, N. Ireland (1941-77), September 23-27, New Orleans. Contact: Dennis Kolodziej, 734-753-5790; 

Delta Co. and 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Bn., 26th Marines, 5th Mar. Div., November 4-11, Branson, Mo. Contact: Jack “Monk” Kline, 414-303-3534; or James Fizer, 937-644-2952. For reservations call 800-677-6906 or 417-231-4721.

D/2/16, 1st Inf. Div. (1967-70), August 1-4, Edinboro, Pa. Contact: Don Dignan, 16485 Pollyanna, Livonia, MI 48154-2741; 734-525-0157; 

Brotherhood of Dak To Defenders, 299th CBT Engineers, October 2-5, San Antonio. Contact: Mike Berzinski, 1712 Crystal Springs Rd., Two Rivers, WI 54241; or Jay Gearhart, 231-922-3471; or visit 

All airmen from the Tuy Hoa air base, September 5, Dayton, Ohio. Contact: Paul A. Caimano, 412-897-1148;

NSVA Convention and MCB1, MCB9, MCB10 Reunion, August 21-25, Warwick, R.I. All Seabees are welcome. Contact: Peter Dowd, 781-837-0393;

53rd Sig. Bn., September 12-16, Westin Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio. Contact: Dick Dragland, 360-647-4571; or For booking information, call 888-627-8396 and mention the reunion for a reduced rate.

U.S.S. Sutter County (LST-1150); U.S.S. Park County (LST-1077); U.S.S. Litchfield County (LST-901); and Commander, Landing Ship Sqdrn. Three (COMLANSHIPRON3) Staff, August 30-September 2, Charleston, S.C. Sutter County and Landing Ship Sqdrn. Three Staff contact: Guy Simmons, 978-476-3895; Park County contact: David McCuistion, 239-470-7792; Litchfield County contact: Don Lerche, 309-928-3395; 

Pathfinders, October 4-7, Holiday Inn, Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Dean Nelson, 970-353-0146; or visit

5th U.S. Cavalry Association, August 20-24, Gatlinburg, Tenn. All eras welcome. Contact: Jim Reecamper, 417-844-5347; 

4th Inf. (Ivy) Div. Association, July 15-20, Columbus Marriott Hotel, Columbus, Ga. Contact: Rick Adams, 864-621-3727; or visit 

377th Security Police (Tan Son Nhut), April 24-27, 2014, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wilmington, Delaware. Contact: Tim Clifford, 724-742-0180; 

577th Engineer Bn., September 13-15, Grand Plaza, Branson, Mo. Contact: Jim Stevens, 910-579-5704; 704-363-5358; or Ron Mueller, 608-756-1694; 608-201-4446; For hotel reservations, call 417-334-8325 or 800-268-4014 and mention 577th Engineers.

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