Group/Organization: Marines and Friends 2014 Cruise
Location: Fort Lauderdale, St John, St. Maarteen, Grand Turks/Caicos Islands,Bahamas, Fort Laduerdale, FL
Contact: MSgt Jeff Covert, USMC, Retired | 888-921-7447 | email@example.com | www.cruiseusmc.com
Additional Info: Each year November, following our local 10 November Birthday Ball a few Marines and their family and friends go on a 7 day Caribbean cruise.
During November 2013, our onboard cake cutting ceremony was attended by approximately 30-40 Veterans, family members and friends.
November 2014 we hope to have many more join in fun, camaraderie and traditional Marine Corps ceremonies.
Please visit our web site for more information. www.cruiseusmc.com
MSgt, USMC, Retired.
Group/Organization: VMA(AW)533 Nighthawk Fraternal Organization
Location: The Fairfax ay Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, DC
Contact: John Johnston | 435-881-3741 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Info: All Enlisted and Flight Crews that served with VMA(AW)533 from its deployment to Chu Lai in 1967, until its return to CONUS. This includes the Iwakuni and Rose Garden contingents. We are thinning out Brothers due to age and illness, so lets combine our three groups to keep the numbers up. We all share that Vietnam experience. Time is short to the start of this gathering but as of 2014/26/02 we still have 14 rooms left of our block at the spectacular Fairfax Hotel where Presidents, Congressmen and Kings have stayed. This is our second time at the Fairfax and they didn't let us down last time. Contact me for final details and then I'll meet you in the bar on June 12, 2014.
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
Group/Organization: Marine Embassy Guard Association
Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, Providence/Warwick, Rhode Island, Providence, GA
Contact: Jeff Covert | 678-429-0661 | email@example.com | http://www.embassymarine.org/reunion/2015_MEGA_Reunion_Announcement.pdf
Additional Info: We are exceptionally proud of the heritage of the Marine Security Guards, their service to our Country and to our Corps and we strive to protect and preserve that heritage.
During these difficult and hostile times around the world we keep America's Marine Security Guards close in our thoughts and in our hearts and wish them a safe and successful tour.
The Marine Embassy Guard Association hosts an annual reunion for all MSGs to get together and share camaraderie and trade stories and items.
The ship's stores, and banquet are always a great time for all.
Group/Organization: Platoon 1040, July-Sept. 1968 San Diego
Location: MCRD, San Diego, CA
Contact: Stephen Norpel | 563-451-8417 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Info: We only have 17 more members to locate of the 74 that were in the platoon. The reunion is planned for July of 2015 so we do have some time to locate the remaining Marines. If you are out there or know of anyone in this platoon please let me know. Semper Fi.
Group/Organization: USMC HAWK ASSOCIATION
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Rancho Mirage, CA
Contact: Stan Buliszyn | email@example.com | www.usmchawkassociation.com
Additional Info: Commemorating 50 years since Marine Corps HAWK Missile Units deployed to the Republic of Vietnam, February and September 1965.
Group/Organization: 7th Eng BN Vietnam Veterans Association
Location: Alexandria/MMC in Quantico, Alexandria, VA
Contact: Doug McMackin | 623-466-0545 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 email@example.com