In early November, several of us met in Savannah, Ga. for a mini-reunion. Leo Farrell and Chuck Johnson put it together on fairly short notice. They picked a very nice hotel in the Historic district of Savannah and arranged for us to have a gathering room for beverages, war stories, etc. The over all plan for the reunion was simple. Marines getting together with Marines. Wives were included so it was fairly civilized with no fights or arrests.
Only two scheduled events were planned over the 4 days with the rest of the time spent individually or in small groups as they wanted, touring, shopping, etc. One event was a bus trip to the “8th Air Force Museum” That was a very nice, short trip and an interesting museum. The numbers of crews killed or captured was truly staggering.
The other planned event was Dinner that evening. There were 27 Marines and 23 wives or guests. A delicious meal and no speakers. Everybody enjoyed themselves and congratulated Chuck for a job well done.
I did notice a couple of things about this gathering. Maybe it is because of our advancing age, but I did notice that the amount of alcohol consumed per person was down considerable from former times and the war stories keep getting more and more exciting.
Semper Fi and plan on joining us on the 240th Birthday Cruise in Nov. 2015.