Fellow Veteran’s, families and friends,
The 31st of December was my last day as the Association President. I want to thank the members of the Board of Director’s, both past and present, Jim Ward our Corporate Agent, Ed Mendez Veterans Assistance Trustee, Darrell D. McArdle our Coordinator for the Occupied Japan Veteran’s, Harry Lambert co Manager of our Facebook page and a valued Vietnam era source for reading orders and rosters, and all those who have stepped up and volunteered as unit representatives and coordinators, for their untiring dedication and service to the primary goal of the organization, “Of The Troops And ‘Always’ For The Troops.”
I also want to thank all the veterans, their families and friends who throughout the past ten years have participated in the financing, collecting and preservation of our proud history, and joined in at the reunions to remember, honor and celebrate their service and that of the our fallen hero’s from all eras, Lest We Forget.
Regardless of the outcome of the operational status of the Association, this website will remain active and I will continue to research and post the proud history of the Battalion and its subordinate units.
Effective 1 January 2018, Association Secretary Pete Schroeter will serve as the President until the end of June. Treasurer Jim Ahlfeld who is also stepping down on the 31st has volunteered to serve through June, as has our Quartermaster Gary Sundt who will also serve as the Secretary, and Bob Bogison who has been serving as the coordinator of B Company Veteran’s, and the association Newsletter and Rosters.
The next, and hopefully not the last reunion, is scheduled for 25-29 May in Washington, DC at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Washington National Airport, 1480 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA. Mrs. Cathy Belcher, wife of Steven M. Belcher (615th MP Company 1969-1970) has been hard at work coordinating the selection of the venue and contracts, and deserves our praise.
Secretary Pete Schroeter asked for everyone that is interested in attending the reunion to contact him at (firstname.lastname@example.org - 973-420-1158-EST) or Treasurer Jim Ahlfeld (email@example.com - 914-844-5244-EST).
Remember to check on Reunion updates posted on this website by clicking on the “2018 Reunion” link.
Until Ginger and I get to see you all at the reunion, stay healthy and have a safe and prosperous 2018.