Group/Organization: 1st 8 Inch Howitzer Battery
Location: The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Greg Ladesich | 949-249-3525 | GPL0812@att.net | 1st 8 Inch Howitzer Battery
Additional Info: For more information go to the battery web site (1st 8 inch Howitzer Battery) and click on the "Las Vegas" tab.The reunion is open to anyone who served with the battery at anytime within their service in the Corps.
Questions : call Tom Sullivan (585) 472-1690 or Greg Ladesich
Location: Island Palms, Best Western Hotel, San Diego, CA
Contact: Felix Aguirre | (619) 244-1453 | email@example.com
Additional Info: This is a unique 40-year reunion of our Marine Barrack Squad at Headquarters Company, Port Side that served at Subic Bay, Philippines in 1975-76. We are looking for several Marines we have not been able to reach. So far, we have eleven (11), including our squad leader, "Smitty". We are all excited and looking forward to additional squad members to call.
Group/Organization: Nine County Operation LZ
Location: Forest City Municipal Airport, Heritage Park, Forest City, IA
Contact: Ernie L. Martinez | 641-420-5195 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://operationlz.com/
Additional Info: The Vietnam/Era Vets - Welcome Home event will be held the weekend of August 27-30, 2015 at the Forest City Airport, Heritage Park. Just as the war affected each person in a different way, our goal is to provide a variety of events which will allow each veteran to feel comfortable in whatever way they choose to participate. Our goal is to make all Vietnam/Era Vets, their spouses, children, and grandchildren feel welcome in joining together with their brothers and sisters of the war.
Huey Helicopter Rides, Vietnam Traveling Wall, Sky Soldiers, and Much More!
Camping will be $15.00 a night and payable day of event.
Free Admission - If you register, you will not be drafted again!
Pre-Registered Vietnam/Era Veterans will receive a "meal card" worth $10 at any of the food vendors (mess halls), and a commemorative "Welcome Home" challenge coin, both can be picked up during the event.
Photographers will be onsite and images will be available to registrants from the website after the event, for a limited amount of time.
Register now at: http://operationlz.com/register-2.html
Additonal contact numbers for Ernie L. Martinez:
Office: (641) 423-6023
Cell: (641) 420-5195
Fax: (641) 423-8005
Group/Organization: Plt 342 Jul 6 - Sep 9, 1965
Location: Parris Island, Parris Island, SC
Contact: Chick Harmon | 702-335-1304 | email@example.com
Additional Info: Planning a Reunion in September 2015. If you were one of us please contact me.
Group/Organization: Marine Corps Mustang Association
Location: Crown Plaza Airpot Hotel, Jacksonville, FL
Contact: LtCol Richard "Sully" Sullivan, USMC (Ret.) | (508) 954-2262 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://marinecorpsmustang.org/
Additional Info: A Mustang is any Marine, after serving on active duty in the enlisted ranks of the United States Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve, has risen to the officer ranks, and further served as a commissioned or warrant officer on either active duty or reserve status.
The Marine Mustang Association serves as the primary advocate promoting the initiatives and values inherent within Marine Officers, possessing prior Marine Corps enlisted experience.
Location: Branson, MO
Contact: James Jordan or Bob Miller | 417-535-4945 /or/ 636-327-5854 | James.m.Jordan@Hughes.net /or/ Mbobsue13@gmail.com
Additional Info: Marines who flew, maintained and supported United States Marine Corps aircraft during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and thru present day operations worldwide.
Group/Organization: The Subic Bay Marines
Location: The Best Western Plus Milwaukkee Airport Hotel and Conference Center, Milwaukee WI, WI
Contact: John Lacccinole | 818-591-8916 | email@example.com | subicbaymarines.com
Additional Info: Call or email bestwesternmilwaukee.com, 414-769-2100
Location: Wichita, KS
Contact: Mike Thomas | 316-8415809 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Info: 2nd 155 Howitzer Batallion and 3/10.
Location: Eastside Cannery Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Contact: John (J.R.) Johnston | email@example.com
Additional Info: VMA(AW)533 Nighthawks, Chu Lai RVN, 9th Annual Squadron Reunion. All Officers and Enlisted are welcome. Las Vegas, September 17-21, 2015. Venue is the Eastside Cannery Hotel on the Boulder Highway.
Group/Organization: HqCo 9th Marines Vietnam Veterans
Location: El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, TX
Contact: Jack Loveday | 606-670-2650 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.hqco9thmarines.com
Additional Info: Headquarters Company 9th Marines Vietnam Veterans has been gathering for fellowship and remembrance every two years since 2005.
We rotate between 'left coast', 'right coast' and 'central'. this years rally point will be in San Antonio, TX. for our fellowship.
We have presently are in contact with about 130 former Marines and Corpsmen that served with Hq Co 9th Marines in Vietnam from 1964 through 1969 (when the Regiment rotated out) and also from several that returned in 1975 as part of the evacuation.
If you served with our company we would like to hear from you and hopefully put you in contact with some that you served with during your 'tour of duty'. You are also invited to be a part of our reunion in San Antonio this year. Please contact me for additional information for making reservations with the hotel.
Plans are still in the making but so far we have planned a visit to the "Wounded Marine Regiment" at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. We have been invited to take part with the local Alamo Detachment 315, Marine Corps League's weekly "Taco Thursday' to serve and fellowship with our wounded warriors.
We have also reserved San Antonio's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park for Saturday September 19, 2015 for a memorial service. Plans are coming together for this but it appears that the local Marine Corps Reserve unit of H&S Company 4th Recon Battalion will send a Color Guard as a part of that remembrance.
Please take time to visit our website (www.hqco9thmarines.com). We have used this website as a tool to help locate our men as well as to preserve our company's 'tour of duty' in Vietnam.
Semper Fi & Welcome Home
Cpl. Jack Loveday
Group/Organization: 7th Eng BN Vietnam Veterans Association
Location: Alexandria/MMC in Quantico, Alexandria, VA
Contact: Doug McMackin | 623-466-0545 | email@example.com | www.usmc.org/7th
Additional Info: “Join us as we gather at the National Museum of the Marine Corps to remember the 128 Marines that died when serving with us in Vietnam”
Alexandria / NMMC / Quantico, VA – September 18 – 21, 2014
The USMC 7th Engineer Battalion Vietnam Veterans Association will be holding its 16th annual reunion at the Crowne Plaza located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; with overflow rooms available at the Holiday Inn (just 2 blocks away.) For room reservations, call the host hotel, Crowne Plaza, call 877-227-6963. Group code is 7th Engineer or N 2 i. Group rate is $109 ++ per night for single/double. At the Holiday Inn, call 877-504-0047 to make your reservation. Group code is 7th Engineer Battalion Vietnam Veterans – Overflow. Rate is $99++ per night, single/double. Complimentary parking at both. Reservations should be made by September 1 for this rate.
Websites for the hotels are www.cpoldtownalexandriahotel.com and www.hioldtownalexandriahotel.com.
Schedule of Events begin on Thursday, Sept 18 with arrival and Hospitality Room opening.
Friday, Sept 19, busses leave for the National Museum of the Marine Corps for the Memorial Service to remember our 128 friends and fellow Marines we lost in country. There will be time to view the Memorial Plaque mounted on the Semper Fidelis Memorial Wall. Lunch and a martial arts demonstration follow before returning to the Hotel.
Saturday, Sept 20, the Memorial Breakfast and Dinner Banquet / Program finish off the weekend events.
Sunday, Sept 21, farewells are said as we depart until we meet again in 2015!
For registration information, visit www.usmc.org/7th and look under REUNIONS on Home Page or contact Norm Johnson @ 989-635-6653, Doug McMackin @ 623-466-0545 or Jim Taranto @ 518-567-4267.
Harry Dill, Secretary
7th Engineer Battalion Vietnam Veterans Association
704-708-9865 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group/Organization: VMF/VMA 211 Wake Island Agengers
Location: International Palms Resort & Conference Center, Cocoa Beach, FL
Contact: Bruce Harton | 810-588-6303 | email@example.com
Additional Info: Dan Swartz has made arrangements for us to take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center and for those who are interested, the back lot of the Space Center on Thursday and the Astronauts Hall of Fame and the Exploration Tower on Friday. The ticket to the Space Center also covers admission to the Exploration Tower. There are many other things to do in the area such as watching the manatees, shopping at Cocoa Village or visiting the many small Museums in the area.
Join us for a great time of swapping stories and reconnecting with old buddies.
Location: Doubletree Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Contact: Mike Gutierrez | Ironmikeg@charter.net
Additional Info: This will be our fifth reunion. Activities are planned in the city, with a group banquet on Saturday night. All former members of Basic Class 6-68 are invited. Please contact Mike at the e-mail address given.
Location: The Waterfront Inn, The Villages, FL
Contact: Don Davis | 321-978-5147 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.avlogmarines.org
Additional Info: All Past and present Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Ordnance, Avionics and Aviation Supply Marines are encouraged to join us at The Villages in Florida!
Group/Organization: Marine Barracks Hawaii Association
Location: Four Queens Hotel & Resort, Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Dan Huggins | 701-371-2754 | email@example.com | https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marine-Barracks-Hawaii-Association/130829497019513
Additional Info: The storied Marine Barracks Hawaii will be holding their annual reunion in Las Vegas this year. For more information please check our website link for the most up to date information. There is no better time to get together with your fellow Marines, we look forward to seeing everyone in October. Semper Fi!
Group/Organization: Vietnam 1965 to 1969
Location: Tuscany Suites Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Enrique (Henry) Ortiz | 949-874-3636 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Info: Second Contact:
Maurice Deets 503-650-3807
Group/Organization: USMC Vietnam Tankers Association
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Contact: John Wear | 215-794-9052 | email@example.com | USMCVTA.org
Additional Info: Anyone who served with any of the Marine tank battalions or Ontos units in Vietnam. Toll free Room Reservation number is 1-888-421-1442; must book by 10/1/2015 to get the $99.00 per night room rate. Be sure to mention “USMC Vietnam Tankers Association” to get the proper low room rate.