Thursday, October 18, 2007

What song was popular during your tour?

Fellow Troopers,

There were a number of great songs that were popular when we were 'in country'. I am sure many of those songs are still our favorites. Many have become associated with our war in popular movies. One song I remember and still my favorite is the Moody Blues song, Nights in White Satin. It was released in 1967 and was not that popular at the time. Of course all of the songs that reminded us of home were popular. What song was your favorite? Let us know! We Gotta Get Out of This Place by the Animals was one of the most popular songs of the war (note: the song actually is about getting out of the ghetto).



There are a number of lists of popular songs associated with the Vietnam War on the web. Maybe we can compile our own. Send us your favorite song (country or rock) from your 'in country' time. Select the comment link below.

Scouts Out!
John,

Friday, October 12, 2007

25th Infantry Division Association

Fellow Troopers,

The web address for the 25th Infantry Division Association has changed to http://www.25thida.org/ If you ever served in the 25th Infantry Division or were in a military unit attached to the Division you are invited to join the 25th Infantry Division Association. Family and friends of 25th veterans are eligible for Associate Membership.

To apply for membership, please print out this application, fill it out and mail it to the Association with your payment.
NOTE: At the 2005 reunion in Pittsburgh, the membership voted that dues be raised from $15 to $20 for Annual Membership and from $150 to $175 for Lifetime Membership.

Thanks,

John

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Military Appreciation Monday at Golden Corral

Fellow Troopers,

For the past 6 years, Golden Corral has been honoring the US Military with a free “thank you” dinner and beverage at any Golden Corral restaurant on Military Appreciation Monday (first Monday after Veteran’s Day). This year, Golden Corral has designated Monday, November 12, 2007, from 5 to 9 pm, to honor any person who has ever served in the United States Military.

From the first Military Appreciation Monday in 2001 to the present, Golden Corral has donated 1.5 million free “thank you” meals and $1.9 million dollars to the Disabled American Veterans. More information is available on the Golden Corral website.

It is nice to see a large corporation honor our veterans. If you have a Golden Corral in your area you might consider taking advantage of this offer. Here in Tucson you need to get there early because the line gets long in a hurry.

If you are aware of other Veteran's appreciation campaigns from other corporations let us know or post them in the comments.

And of course thank you management and owners of the Golden Corral restaurant chain.

John,