Veterans

February 19, 2014

Veteran Reunions

Feb. 21-23

Vietnam Heli Pilots Assn Ohio River LZ Chapter
Louisville, Ky.
For more information, contact Bob Hamilton at (502) 845-2914 or email captbob757@aol.com.

Feb. 21-23

East Coast All-Seabee Reunion
Hampton, Va.
For more information, contact Bruce MacDougall at (804) 921-4753 or email seabeemacd40@verizon.net
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Feb. 23-25

11th Abn Div Assn Mid-Atlantic Chapter – 11th Air Assault Div & 187th Abn RCT
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
For more information, contact Artie Heape at (843) 846-4693 or email artieheape@centurylink.net.

March 6-9

14th Field Arty Rgt Association
San Antonio, Texas
For more information, contact Charles Rex Weaver at (254) 702-6860 or email rexw6@earthlink.net.

March 8-9

385th Sig Co (1967)
Hopkinsville, Ky.
For more information, contact Donna Willfahrt at (920) 467-4406 or email willfahrt@charter.net.

March 30-April 3

USS Richard E. Kraus DD 849
For more information, contact Robert Simon at (843) 734-1041 or email simondd849@yahoo.com
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April 11-14

63rd Troop Carrier Wing (H)
Greenville, S.C.
For more information, contact Shirley Holmquist at (864) 226-6869 or email keshi@charter.net.

April 23-26

12th TFW (Vietnam), 12th FEW/SFW (Korea), 12th FTW (Randolph, 479th FTG Pensacola and 306th FTG USAFA) & Supporting Units
Pensacola, Fla.
For more information, contact E.J. Sherwood at (480) 396-4681 or email ej12tfw@cox.net.

April 24-27

377th Security Police (Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam)
Wilmington, Del.
For more information, contact Tim Clifford at (724) 742-0180 or email tjcliff@consolidated.net.

April 27-27

98th Air Refueling Squadron
Bossier City, La.
For more information, contact Ron Hoff at (318) 746-5167 or email rhoff@bellsouth.net.

April 28-May 2

601st and 615th AC&W Squadrons
Tucson, Ariz.
For more information, contact Francis Gosselin at (352) 588-9295 or email fgosselin@tampabay.rr.com.

April 28-May 1

496th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (Hahn AB, Germany, Nov. 1956-June 1960)
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
For more information, contact Norm Kelley at (352) 489-4436 or email normlocks@gmail.com.

April 30-May 4

Aitr Weather Assn
Charleston, S.C.
For more information, contact Kevin Lavin at (434) 296-2832 or email airwebassn@aol.com.




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