Can you believe it has been a month since Reunion 2013 became history? Chuck Johnson did a wonderful job in a very short time for organizing a very nice reunion.
We had 101 people registered and I believe all but two attended. Last minute health problems caused those cancellations. This count was just about the same as the count in San Diego last Oct.
The dinner cruise, tour of the Yorktown, and tours of Old Town Charleston and Magnolia Plantation were very enjoyable. Most of us managed to stay dry, but a few got caught in the showers once or twice. From what I hear the golfers had a good time also, all three of them.
Father Timothy Gahan offered a Memorial Mass for those of us who have “Returned to Base.” Father Tim introduced himself as “Corporal Timbo Gahan” from the S-1 shop in 1966-67. He also served as an aerial gunner. The service was held in the oldest Catholic Church in Charleston and the Carolinas. I want to thank Father Tim for volunteering to conduct this service for us.
Also in line for thanks from all of us is Frank Durbin. Frank donated three cases of “spirits” to the hospitalityrRoom. Everyone enjoyed this very generous donation. Thanks again, Frank.
The banquet was enjoyable and the live background music was just the right touch. Maj. Gen. Greg Corliss, USMC (Retired), gave an interesting talk. In 1965 then-Major Corliss was our C.O. during our Caribbean Cruise.
Everyone appeared to have had a great time and enjoyed getting together. If you didn’t manage to make this reunion, start planning now for the next reunion in Nov. of 2015.
John Long, President