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Message From Charlie Hahn 212th 66-67


Hi, Guys, I'm Charlie Hahn, 212th 66/67 Long Binh Ammo Dump. There seems to be some confusion about who is organizing the 2015 Reunion. Yes, I volunteered, but you must realize...I'd been drinking. However, With the help of Gary Smith, a real stand-up guy, the word has gone out, and response is great. The date is set for 2015 October 8, 9, & 10, in Washington DC at the Doubletree Hotel 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Rates have not been set yet and its still too early to book rooms. I expect to have all this settled within the next few months. So far, we have 83 people (members, wives, main squeezes & guests) planning to attend. If you haven't notified me yet, I'd appreciate if you could contact me of your intention to attend. The more people, the better rate I can negotiate. My email is chahn6@goeaston.net and phone is 410-690-3752, leave a message. Stay well!
Gary Smith on 10.11.14 @ 09:45 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Thursday, October 16th

Human Interest Story


From Jim Frost 981st 70-71.

In 2011 we had two families who joined us for the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade. Kathy and Darrell Rusk and their youngest son, Brady. Their middle son, Colton was a Marine canine handler. He was shot and killed by a sniper. The family adopted his dog, Eli. We also had Nan and Vinnie, mother and step-dad of Billy Crouse, also a Marine canine handler. He was killed by an IED that was set off by the Taliban in Afghanistan as he and his dog Cane, approached it. Both were killed. Before he died, Billy was calling for Cane to be loaded onto the medevac with him.

A few days before the parade, I received a call from John Goheen. He is a documentarian out of Loyola University. He was a major part of a project called 11/11/11. Different people were covering various veteran related events on that day. He wanted to come out to interview the Rusk family for a three to four minute segment for the documentary. 11/11/11 has been out for awhile. We set it up. This is the segment that John covered. As you can see, it ended up being far more than four minutes. This whole subject affected Mr Goheen as well. John Burnam was also out here for the parade that year.

http://vetsadoptpets.org/marinecorppfccoltonruskeli.html




Jim
[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 10.16.14 @ 08:17 AM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Friday, October 10th

Reunion 2015 Possible Attendees



Charlie Charles Hahn has released the names of the folks who are probably coming to the reunion. I am putting this out so if anyone is on the fence about coming maybe this will help make the decision.

2015 Vietnam Military Police Sentry Dog Alumni Reunion

Barrow Tom 212 71-72
Beckwith Dave 212 69-70
Bouslaugh Bob 212 67/68
Campbell John Patricia 212 67-68
Carter Bob 981 71-72
Castelli Dean 212 70
Cremer Terry Bonnie 212 69
Crump Daryl 212 70-71
Dahl Dave Mariann 981 71-72
Dallas Dan 981 70
Droese Gerald (Pops) Joyce 212 69-70
Garner Allen Dolores 981 67-68
Gearhart Harold Betty 981 70-71
Griffin Bill Marilyn 212 67-68
Hahn Charlie 212 66-67
Hill John Mary 981 70-71
Huseby Allen 981 68
Konen Dale Wife 981 71-72
Maier Martin 212 67-68
Majeski Larry 212 65-66
Matuzek Frank Wife 212 66-67
McCafferty James Wife (?) 212 67-68
Milligan John 212 66-67
Morrison Rod Cecilia 981 67-68
Mozeleski Anthony Judi 981 70-71
Noah William Joanne 212 65-66
Porter Dennis Pamela 212
Ristine Don 212 65-67
Ruth Lee Pam 981 68-69
Sierecki Rich Wife 212 69-70
Smith Gary Sandy 981 71-72
Steinberg Bob Kira - PTSD Dog 212 65-69
Willenbrock Joe 981 70-71
Williams Rhaunal Earnestine 212 66-67
Williams Rick Deb 212 66-67
Wood Allen Leslie Joaquin Gowens 981 71-72
Zimmermann John Diane 212 66-67


Again remember this is only a list of folks who expressed the belief they are going to attend the reunion. I hope this helps.
Gary Smith 981st 71-72

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 10.10.14 @ 04:45 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 
Sunday, October 5th

Reunion 2015 Update and Request (Please Respond)


I got this from Charlie Charles Hahn, 212th 66-67. Please let Charlie know if you are going to attend the reunion. He cannot properly plan without your input. Who knows, if we get enough folks to commit maybe he can get better prices at the hotel.

Thanks Gary




I would like to get a rough count of people who will attend the reunion, October 8, 9, 10th 2015 in DC. Please email me at chahn6@goeaston.net Need names, MP Company (212th, 981st, 565th), time of service. Cost for rooms at The Doubletree Hotel should not be in excess of $150 and I hope to do better on costs, but need to know approximate attendees. You can also contact me at 410-690-3752. Please leave a message with the pertinent information.

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 10.05.14 @ 01:37 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

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.

[Karma: 0 (+/-)] Gary Smith on 09.11.14 @ 05:26 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

 

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]


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