Tuesday, July 17, 2007

20th Anniversary Reunion in 2008

Help us celebrate our 20th anniversary when we meet June 26-29, 2008 in Fort Mitchell, KY. Reunion information is in our June newletter or on our association web site. The registration form for the reunion is here. The registration form for the tour is here.

The Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell, KY is our hotel. It is located just off Interstate I-71/75. We have a great rate of $75 per night. You can make reservations anytime after July 1, 2007. Call 800-354-9763 (in KY call 800-352-9866). Tell them it is for the 3/4 Cavalry Reunion.

There is much to do in the Cincinnati area. There is horse racing, riverboat gambling, and baseball. There is much history associated with the city of Cincinnati and the Northern Kentucky area.

A special 3/4 Cav Coin is being made and each member attending will receive a free coin as a memento.

On Thursday we will hold our traditional golf tourney at the Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club. Later that evening we will have our ice-breaker in the hospitality room. Bring your photos from Nam to share. Bring your new war stories too.

On Friday morning we will conduct our Memorial Service in the Stuart room. Afterwards a city tour has been planned with a stop at Newport on the Levee. Shops, restaurants, and entertainment are available. The Newport Aquarium is here. After you return, our group photos will be taken. Friday evening we will have a Bavarian dinner with live German music. MG (Ret) Tom Tait is the guest speaker. Tom was the squadron XO during Tet 68.

Saturday morning is our business meeting followed by a riverboat luncheon. Our formal banquet will be that evening and Gen Glenn Otis (Ret) will speak. Glenn was the squadron CO during Tet 68. Our raffle will follow.

Sunday we will have a breakfast buffet to give us a chance to say our good-byes.

See you there!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy Birthday America

Our nation since its founding has been special in that it has been a beacon of freedom around the world. This freedom has come at a cost and on July 4th we celebrate our independence that has been fought for by generations of our citizens who have served our nation. This Independence Day we will celebrate with our friends and neighbors. We will watch fireworks, barbecue and have a 'charlie bravo'. 40 years ago if we celebrated we were in the Hobo Woods, the Big Rubber, Nui Ba Den, Tay Ninh, Cu Chi, and other places etched in our memories. We might of been able to have a 'charlie bravo' (most likely a warm one if we had one at all). We might have shot off some star clusters or had a 'mad minute' in celebration at the NDP. We may have been 'beating the bush' and could not have celebrated but each of us as we remember our time serving our nation can take pride in our contribution to its great legacy on Independence Day. We also should remember our men and women in uniform who today are risking all to bring freedom to millions of people and defending the traditions embodied in our 4th of July celebrations. None of these traditions has as much symbolism as displaying the flag. I am sure all of you display the flag on a regular basis. If you have a flag please display it this 4th of July. Fred Thompson spoke on the importance of the flag a few years ago. He says all that needs to be said about our flag and supporting the soldiers who defend our flag.

Have a great 4th of July. Remember our comrades and our soldiers serving today.