Not as many people who said they were attending
came, none the less we
had a fabulous time with the twelve who did. To them I say
thanks for a
great evening. Special thanks to Jack for organizing
Jacksonville. We met old and new friends that evening and no
strange. It was as if we were one all over again.
Harry Reeg (69-70) came late but joined right in. His
story of his
brother's near death experience as a New York Fire Fighter
at the World
Trade Center had us on the edge of our seats. We hope his
quick and that he is united with his family soon. Harry
our thanks and appreciation for the job he did. Harry also
told us how
in the Nam he crewed for Bob Tredway. He even signed the
flag next to
Bob's name with arrows going back and forth. Wanted us to
say hello to
Bob for him.
Jack and his lovely wife Karen (how does she put up with
you) were most
gracious. They saw to everything that made the evening
comfortable. Jack made sure that the group gathered in front
flag, and Karen made sure forty cameras went off
organized, planned, made reservations, and even sent out a
map that Tom
Meade had a tough time trying to follow.
Luther Russell and his lovely bride Rena (HOW DOES SHE
PUT UP WITH YOU) with
just their presence made a special contribution to the
Sonny Boles, his son Travis, and his life long friends
Bill and Brenda Brendle were a treat to be with. Sonny
brought a slide projector
and about athousand slides we never got to see. Time just
got away. But Im sure
when we show up in NC for the moon shine tasting party we
will get the
chance then. Sonny drove all the way from the North Carolina
boarder. Thanks for coming Sonny and it was great meeting
Tom Meade and his lovely wife Marilyn (WHO ASKS. HOW DO I
PUT UP WITH
HIM?) came in from Iowa City, Iowa. Tom was with Delta troop
Tom brought his photo album and had pictures of the EM club
took a 122 mm rocket one night. He also had a photo of the
guy who got
stabbed in the knife throwing, beer drinking contest. Still
his name. Blond haired guy, we think was from the blues. Tom
of stories of how D-troop would go out into the bush and
birds and pilots. Hell, I had no idea we lost so much
Babyson, and Babygirlson (Marks daughter Haylie)were
fashionably late. They got
tied up in Orlando decorating Babygirlsons first apartment.
A day well spent.
After checking into the hotel they decided to take the water
to the restaurant. Once on board the driver noticed the Cav
Babyson's arm and of course saw the Cav hat. He said he also
the Cav at one point in time. He gave Mark a free ride and
pick him up afterward. As Hilton luck would have it.
The only disappointment of the night was the absence of
committed to attend but for good reason could not make it.
Pappy, and Tim Hope we will see you soon.
The eruption of good cheer and enthusiasm was clearly
throughout the event. I think that explains a good part of
of C- Troop pride.