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Reunion 2015 Update


I just got this from Charlie Hahn 212th 66-67.

Guys, I have some dates and the hotel. The dates are October 8,9 & 10th at the Doubletree Hotel 1515 Rhode Island Ave Washington, DC 20005-5595. NW. Iíll be receiving a rate proposal in the next few weeks and will knock down the price to something we can afford.

Gary Smith on 09.11.14 @ 05:26 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Friday, September 19th

720th MP BN Addresses



I got this yesterday from Thomas Watson. Our 212th members were members of the 720th MP Battalion in Vietnam, so I hope this is of interest to some of our members.

Gary Smith
981st 71-72


Fellow Veteran's,
The 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association has completed its move. Please note the following changes in contact information for your Address Book. I will be working on the website to update the Email Link changes.

Thomas T. Watson
720th MP Battalion Reunion Assn., Inc.

1456 Bombing Range Rd.
Gilbert, SC 29054-9637

email: mp720reunion@comporium.net

email: mp720project@comporium.net
phone: 803-892-6072 (EST)

Welcome Soldiers Of The Gauntlet, visit us at http://www.720mpreunion.org

For information on becoming a Member use this link- http://720mpreunion.org/history/association/membership/index.html
To support us with a Donation use this link- http://720mpreunion.org/history/assets/donations/donations.html
To visit our Post Exchange use this link- http://720mpreunion.org/history/association/px/px_index.html
* If you wish to have your name removed from this mailing list, contact me via either of the Email address provided above.

Thank you for your service.

Gary Smith on 09.19.14 @ 10:16 AM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Thursday, September 11th

Passing of Dan Koffwitz


I got this from Ernie Ayala 212th 65-66

Herman 'Dan' Koffwitz Obituary
Date of Birth: UNKNOWN

Date of Death: Friday, September 5th, 2014




Just got email from Dan Byrd that Dan Koffwitz's nephew reported his passing on Friday, September 5, 2014 of liver failure. No arrangements have been made yet for his funeral. Koffwitz served with the 212th MP Company in Dalat from 1965-1966. His MWD was Match 422E. He hailed from Webster, NY.
R.I.P.
Ernie Ayala


[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 09.11.14 @ 05:25 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Wednesday, September 3rd

Reunion 2015


Now, down to the straight skivvy, I am running the 2015 Reunion in Washington DC. I will have much more information by this September, but the wheels are definitely in progress and you have my word that I' m going to make it happen.
The hotel I'm looking at is conveniently located in a nice area with many restaurants and not too far from the White House. The Vietnam, Korean War and Lincoln Memorials are also not too far. There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, the rooms are very nice, clean and modern. All the amenities are available including pool, fitness center (yeah right... I know we'll be standing in line to use this) and for the smokers, two patios with lounge chairs.

24 hour bus tours are available and I am informed that we will probably get a nice discount. Folks can get on and off the bus at their leisure at various points of interest (Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, Capital, etc...).
With a little help from friends, I hope to make this a memorable reunion in the nations capital. Spread the word:

Thanks,

Charlie Hahn
212th MP 66/67
Gary Smith on 09.03.14 @ 04:06 PM CST [link]

 

Reunion 2015


Now, down to the straight skivvy, I am running the 2015 Reunion in Washington DC. I will have much more information by this September, but the wheels are definitely in progress and you have my word that I' m going to make it happen.
The hotel I'm looking at is conveniently located in a nice area with many restaurants and not too far from the White House. The Vietnam, Korean War and Lincoln Memorials are also not too far. There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, the rooms are very nice, clean and modern. All the amenities are available including pool, fitness center (yeah right... I know we'll be standing in line to use this) and for the smokers, two patios with lounge chairs.

24 hour bus tours are available and I am informed that we will probably get a nice discount. Folks can get on and off the bus at their leisure at various points of interest (Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, Capital, etc...).
With a little help from friends, I hope to make this a memorable reunion in the nations capital. Spread the word:

Thanks,

Charlie Hahn
212th MP 66/67
Gary Smith on 09.03.14 @ 04:05 PM CST [link]

 

Reunion 2015


Now, down to the straight skivvy, I am running the 2015 Reunion in Washington DC. I will have much more information by this September, but the wheels are definitely in progress and you have my word that I' m going to make it happen.
The hotel I'm looking at is conveniently located in a nice area with many restaurants and not too far from the White House. The Vietnam, Korean War and Lincoln Memorials are also not too far. There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, the rooms are very nice, clean and modern. All the amenities are available including pool, fitness center (yeah right... I know we'll be standing in line to use this) and for the smokers, two patios with lounge chairs.

24 hour bus tours are available and I am informed that we will probably get a nice discount. Folks can get on and off the bus at their leisure at various points of interest (Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, Capital, etc...).
With a little help from friends, I hope to make this a memorable reunion in the nations capital. Spread the word:

Thanks,

Charlie Hahn
212th MP 66/67
Gary Smith on 09.03.14 @ 03:58 PM CST [link]

 

Jul-Aug Newsletter


I am still a novice with the website. I am trying to learn how to post the type written newsletter that David Keeton publishes on to this website. If anyone has an idea how to do that using Greymatter program which I think is also goes by Phb BB, please let me know. Until then I will put the whole newsletter on Facebook.
Gary
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 09.03.14 @ 03:30 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Wednesday, July 2nd

National Geographic Story About Military Working Dogs


This is from David Conser, 212th 65-66.

Gary; If You haven't seen the June issue of National Geographic magazine hunt one down ,great feature on Military Working Dogs! Thank You for the effort You put in to keeping us in the loop. Dave Conser 212th MP 1965 -1966 The Originals.
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 07.02.14 @ 01:56 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Saturday, June 28th

New Book by John Burnam


This is from Jim Frost 981st 70-71.

I wanted to let you know that John Burnam's book is now available directly from him. It will soon be available on Amazon. This book is the latest edition to his former book "Dog Tags of Courage." Much of the book covers John's experiences in Vietnam with his scout dogs, Timber and then Clipper. It has added chapters on the effort to establish the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument at Lackland Air Force Base this past October. I am honored to be mentioned in the book with my efforts on the booth and our efforts with the Salute to the Military Working Dog entry in the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.

If you are interested you can order the book directly from John. He will autograph it to the name you designate if you want it as a gift for a veteran or other friend. Total cost is 25.00 including postage. A portion of the sales goes to help maintain the National Monument.

A reminder that pictures of the dedication are at www.jbmf.us and click on the dedication icon. The first picture, of the Monument, if you click on that shows a 28 minute video of the dedication speakers. Its edited down from a 2 1/2 hour event. I am in the last 30 seconds. smile

As far as the parade, yes, its over 4 months away yet, but we are doing some pre-planning. Once again we hope to have a couple of special guests participate in this year's parade with us. Announcements later.

Jim Frost

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 06.28.14 @ 04:38 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Sunday, April 27th

Saving Private K-9


This was sent to me by John Campbell 212th 67-68.



Gary, thought this might be of interest.
John Campbell

http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/saving-private-k-9/

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 04.27.14 @ 03:59 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Monday, April 14th

Passing of George W. "Bill" Skinner 212th 67-68


This was sent to me from William Griffin 212th 67-68:

Just learned of George's passing. Served with him at the Long Thanh detachment.







George W. "Bill" Skinner, 61, Platte City, MO, formerly of Dearborn, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 28, 2004, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be Thursday, September 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Platte City, MO, 2nd & Ferrel. A memorial service will be held at the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 1 with burial to follow at the Camden Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Skinner Family Cancer Research Fund c/o the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1055 Broadway, Suite 130, Kansas City, MO, 64105. Bill was born August 30, 1943, in Hollywood, CA, while his father was overseas in the Army. At six weeks old, he took a train ride to the Northern Platte County area, never to leave again except for his military duty. He graduated from Dearborn High School in 1961, and then joined his parents in banking. He served in Vietnam from 1967-68, and then returned to banking, where his career spanned 40 years, the last 19 with Nodaway Valley Bank in St. Joseph, MO. Bill enjoyed farming, fishing, dogs, football, sightseeing, and watching his grandchildren grow. His wife of 14 years, Barbara, and his father, George P. Skinner, as well as an aunt and four uncles, preceded Bill in death. His beloved mother Geraldine Skinner, of Kansas City, and his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Chris Donnelli, Platte City, survive him. His stepchildren, Ron and Kelly Douglas, Larry and Tonya Douglas, all of St. Joseph, and Patricia and David Callaway of Faucett, also survive him. Bill was blessed with 10 special grandchildren, George Anthony, Madeline and Grace Donnelli, Bly, Syler, and Mycah Douglas, Nathan and Madison Douglas, and Wyatt and Ava Callaway. Several special aunts and cousins will also miss Bill. We wish to thank Dr. Christopher Sirridge, the 5th Floor Oncology Unit at North Kansas City Hospital, and Northcare Hospice, for their compassionate service and friendship. (Arr. Rollins Funeral Home, 816-858-2129)

Published in Kansas City Star on Sept. 29, 2004
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