Archive for the ‘Reunions’ Category

USS Spangler DE-696 Reunion

August 23, 2011

As most followers of this site know, the History Junkie loves unit reunions.  Next week, August 28-31, “Spanglermates” from the USS Spangler DE-696 will be getting together in San Diego.  A tour of the USS Midway, a harbor cruise, a silent auction and plenty of great stories are just some of the planned activities.  By [...]

Anzio Beachhead Reunion

December 20, 2010

This summer, the History Junkie received a call about a reunion of Anzio Beachhead vets being held in Auburn, Indiana.  It may as well have been Commissioner Gordon calling on the Batphone.  That’s how quickly I reacted! As far as World War II battles go, Anzio was a major player.  Huge!  Sure, it doesn’t get [...]

During the Greiling Dedication Ceremony, Scotty’s brother, Paul shared a few words on the “Scotty” many in the audience may not have known. “My sister, Gail, my niece, Karen, and I want to thank all of you for this wonderful tribute to Cmdr David Scott Greiling. To me, this tribute is really to all of [...]

Last month, members from Attack Squadron VA-82, gathered at the Hickory Aviation Museum in Hickory, North Carolina for a reunion.  The event also served as a dedication ceremony in which the museum’s A-7 Corsair, Streetcar 313, actually flown on missions by the group in the Vietnam War, was inscribed with the name of a fallen [...]

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