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Published: Wednesday, 8/3/2005

Military reunions

1st MOB/Comm Alumni will have a reunion Oct. 13-16 in San Antonio, Texas. Contact Don Devine at Don@1stmob.com.

10th Division Support Groups are organizing their first reunion. Contact Ray Martineau for more information, 387 Boynton St., Bedford, N.H. 03110, or phone 603-622-6243 or email xpunm@aol.com.

62nd Tank Bn, in Kitzingen, Germany, those who served during the time frame of 1955-1958, are organizing their first reunion. Please contact Sony Vanderpool, P.O. Box 151, Russellville, Ky., 42276, or phone 270-725-4214.

97th Signal Battalion Association of the US Army has formed an active Association. Reunions are held in different sections of the United States and all former battalion members and their families are invited to attend these functions. For information contact the Secretary, 3 High Ridge Circle, Uncasville, Conn., 06382, or call 860-848-0895, or email Mike97th@myeastern.com or visit www.triedandtrue.org.

ASA Okinawa will be having their next reunion Sept. 15-18 in Branson, Mo. If you served with the 111th Sig Svc Co. (49-52); 327th Comm Recon Co. (1952); 8603rd AAU (1952-1954); 8603rd DU (1954-1956); or the 3rd US ASA FS (1957-1960 s), contact Membership Chairman Paul Watson at 17 Baker Rd., Salisbury, Mass. 01952-442 or call 978-465-7473 or email W562236@aol.com.

Combat Infantrymens Association will have a reunion Oct. 6-9 in Tucson, AZ, contact Larry Eckard, P.O. Box Drawer 11399, Hickory, NC or call 828-256-6008 or email at LarryMLRS@charterinternet.com. or go to www.cianathq.org.

East Coast VAW Squadron Association (VAW-12, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126 and 127) will have a reunion Sept. 7-11 in Valley Forge, Pa., contact Terry McManuels, 1673 Kilt St., Virginia Beach, VA 23464 or call 757-479-2261 or email macs@visi.net.

USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22) will have a reunion Sept. 7-11 in St. Louis, MO, contact Herman Chambers, 220 Meister Way, Sacramento, CA 95819, or call 916-736-3140 or email ddg22etcm@aol.com.

USS BOXER (CV/CVA/CVS21, LPH4, LHD4) Veterans Association Reunion, will be Aug. 25-27 in Somerset, N.J. Contact Ken Wyant, 5945 Mud Run Rd., Easton, Pa. 18040 or call 610-253-5347 or email kgwmrr@aol.com or to go www.ussboxer.org.

USS CANBERRA (CA-70/CAG-2) will have a reunion Oct. 12-16 at the Omni Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, contact Bryan Humphrey, P.O. Box 1758, Ocean Pines, MD 21811, or call 410-208-4911 or email kandokangaroo@verizon.net.

USS ENTERPRISE, officers and crew who took part in Operation Sea Orbit, will have a reunion, for information contact Gary Arlaud ADR3, 111 E. Leland, Des Moines, Iowa, 50315 or phone 515-285-7568 or email arleaux@msn.com.

USS FORRESTAL CVA/CV/AVT-59 will have a reunion Aug. 23-28 in Franklin, Tenn., please contact Jim Stewart, 21 Viburnum Ln., Levittown, Pa., 19054-1307 or call 215-943-7626 or 888-434-5955 or email forrestal-cva59@juno.com.

USS FRONTIER (AD-25) Will have a reunion in the fall of 2005 in Corpus Christi, Texas, contact Robert Smith, 39 Clyne Ave., Spotswood, NJ 08884 or call 732-251-1773.

USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) Association, Inc., will have a reunion Sept. 11-19 in San Francisco, Calif. at Sheraton Gateway Hotel at San Francisco Airport, 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, Calif., 94010. For reservations call 650-340-8500. Information contact Don Shade, 299 Kiantone Rd., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701-9370, or call 866-352-2469 or email LBCGN9@aol.com. or go to www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.

USS MISSOURI (BB-63) will have their 32nd reunion Sept. 1-5 in Albuquerque, N.M. The festivities will include a gala celebration at a local ranch, beer bash, formal dinner dance, memorial ceremony, and a visit to a local casino. For more information contact Herb Fahr at 516-931-1769 or MoBB63Mo@aol.com. or Jim Behling at 330-650-5529 or jebbbehlin@gwis.com.

USS OZBOURN (DD-846) will have a reunion Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at the Radisson Hotel Charleston Airport, Charleston, SC, contact Rudy Boff, 1036 Connor Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15234 or call 412-833-0572 or email boffrud@juno.com.

USS PUGET SOUND (AD-38) will have a reunion Aug. 11-14 in Seattle, Wash. Contact John C. Seymour, 114 East Valleywood Dr., Collierville, Tenn., 38017, or call 901-853-1450 oe email rebels45@yahoo.com or go to www.usspugetsound.org.

USS RICHARD P.LEARY (DD-846) will have a reunion Sept. 21-25 at the Wyndham O Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill., contact Simon Lane, 3601 Slickrock Dr., Plano, Texas 75074 or call 972-509-5629 or email lanecylane@aol.com.

USS SAN MARCOS (LSD-25) former crewmen will be going on a Bermuda Cruise for their 2005 reunion. Contact Ray Willis, 2899 Sherwood Dr., Lima, Ohio 45805, or call 419-331-4699 or email DinaMLRS@aol.com.

USS WILLIAM M. WOOD (DD-715/DDR-715) will have a reunion Oct. 6-8 in Chicago, Ill., contact Chuck Traub, 784 Glasgow Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or call 757-340-9056 or email ctraub3@cs.com.

USS William V. Pratt (DLG-13/DDG-44) will have a reunion Aug. 17-21 at the Charleston Clarion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Rd., Knoxville, Ill., 61448, or call 309-289-8750 or email hallr44@yahoo.com.

USS WILHOITE DE/DER 397 will have a reunion Aug. 24-27 in Philadelphia, Penn., for all former shipmates. Contact Frank Roche at froche@citizensvoice.com or phone 570-287-3992 or Liz Rider at canerday@arkansas.net or 479-968-6659.

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