Veterans

March 19, 2014

Upcoming reunions

April 2-6

15th Med Bn 1st Cav Div.

Orlando, Fla.

For more information about this reunion, contact Leo Williams at (407) 277-5763 or email dragin52@hotmail.com.

 

April 3-5

4th Bn 39th Inf Rgt 9th Inf Div (Vietnam, 1966-1969)

San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this reunion, contact Jim Haines at (303) 809-1815 or email lzbearcat67@live.com.

 

April 4-5

360th Trans Co (Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1971-1972)

Chantilly, Va.

For more information about this reunion, contact Tom Berry at (316) 393-7716 or email tom@teberry.com.

 

April 10-13

ASA Okinawa

Huntsville, Ala.

For more information about this reunion, contact Dick Dixon at (601) 485-7567 or email dina@mlrsinc.com.

 

April 10-13

ASA Helemano (8605th AAU, 5th ASA FS & Det 5 2nd Sig Service Bn)

Huntsville, Ala.

For more information about this reunion, contact Dick Dixon at (601) 485-7567 or email dina@mlrsinc.com.

 

April 22-26

73rd Tank Bn

Las Vegas, Nev.

For more information about this reunion, contact Bob Jones at (816) 836-0969 or email bobjones73rdtkbn@yahoo.com.

 

April 24-28

585th Eng Co (Vietnam)

Indianapolis, Ind.

For more information about this reunion, contact Gerry Kinyon at (317) 804-9403.

 

April 24-25

B Co 26th Sig Bn (Flak Kaserne, Germany, 1961-1963)

Augusta, Ga.

For more information about this reunion, contact Bob Medlock at (317) 873-4236 or email bobmedlock@att.net.

 

April 24-26

76th Eng Const Bn

Lebanon, Tenn.

For more information about this reunion, contact E.P. “Zeke” Gandara at (402) 477-7230 or email zekmil@ymail.com.

 

April 24-29

85th Ord Co Direct Support (Long Binh, Vietnam, 1965-1966)

Joint Base Anacostia, D.C.

For more information about this reunion, contact Dallas Waterfill at (859) 265-7189 or email dallaswaterfill@yahoo.com.

 

April 25-27

575th Trans Co SETAF

Charleston, S.C.

For more information about this reunion, contact Bob Heemstra at (909) 792-6304 or email info@575thtransco.org.

 

April 25-27

Flatiron Crash-Rescue

Fort Rucker, Ala.

For more information about this reunion, contact Gene Bess at (573) 855-1417 or email gbess98@yahoo.com.

 

April 27-30

Transportation OCS Class 7-67 D-2

Branson, Mo.

For more information about this reunion, contact Skip LeMay at (407) 855-2831 or email francis3218@att.net.

 

April 30-May 4

L Co 21st Inf Rgt 24th Inf Div

Savannnah, Ga.

For more information about this reunion, contact George Vlasic at (910) 287-5618 or email geonanvlasic@atmc.net.

 

April 3-May 7

508th MP Bn Alumni

Branson, Mo.

For more information about this reunion, contact Don Henderson at (765) 654-5288 or email dhoink@sbcglobal.net.

 

April 30-May 3

22nd Inf Rgt Society

Branson, Fla.

For more information about this reunion, contact Betty Brenneman at (941) 697-5987 or email brenneman@realtyagent.com.

 

April 30-May 4

Aitr Weather Assn.

Charleston, S.C.

For more information about this reunion, contact Kevin Lavin at (434) 296-2832 or email airwebassn@aol.com.




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