LOOKING FOR SOME OF MY SQUAD BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO 101ST….LIKE TO FIND MEMEBRS OF 82ND AIRBORN CO. A 505TH INF//…LOOKING FOR BOB TROJAN/RAY SARDINAS..OR ANYONE IN THIS OUTFIT THAT WAS AT HOC MON BRIDGE APRIL 1969-SEPT 1969
ALSO LOOKING FOR BUDDIES WITH 101ST C OD. 1/506 INF FROM SEP 1969-APR 1970….ESPECIALLY FARR/ERNIE KELLER/GABBY/DOC PEREZ….
My late husband Lt Lance B Lanier was with Co B, 3rd Brigade, 82nd AB and was deployed to VietNam with this group in Feb.1968. I would like to know if you have his name on your roster or if anyone remembers him. He died in 2003 of agent Orange related cancer. He retired in 1989 (LtColonel Lance B. Lanier) at Central Command in Tampa.
April 21, 2012 Update
For Saturday night there is a selection of any of 4 entrees
- Prime Rib
- Petite Filet mignon
- Chicken Saltibocca
- Flounder stuffed with crabmeat
They all sound great! In order to help the hotel plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a preference by Sunday. We’ll do our best to have your first choice but if not choose a second one at the table.
The hotel has 1 shuttle van and will provide it if it is available. The ride from the airport to hotel is about 20 minutes so their may be a wait. Since their are so few flights into Biloxi, the shuttle may be there already when you get there. If not call 800-747-2839. Look for Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel on the van.
If the van is not available, a taxi is $25 to $30. For those fishing, we’ll get you to the pier.
April 18 2012 Update
- If you haven’t made your hotel reservation please do so immediately.
- Same thing for your registration.
- There are about 10 slots open for the New Orleans trip.
- There is 1 slot open for the Wednesday fishing trip. Charlotte and Rick will get us to the pier. Register for either or both now.
- Friday evening is business casual- a very nice buffet.
- Saturday Night – Important
a. Jackets & Ties, Tuxes etc for men. Medals are encouraged.
b. Food – we will have a very nice dinner. There are 4 choices for entree: Prime Rib, Petite Filet Mignon, Crab Stuffed Flounder or Chicken Saltimbocca. We will order a percentage of each and you can choose what you want at the table. If the kitchen is out of your first choice go with the second etc. We did this with C Rations many years ago and it worked – we may have been hungry but we survived.
- This is very important. We are all in our 60’s and 70’s. Everyone will have to pitch in as we always have. If you see a job that needs doing – do it. Take 2 salt tablets and Drive On!
Many thanks to Charlotte, Rick, Judy and Dickie for all their work. Land of the Free Because of the Brave
Richard F. O’Hare
Treasurer, Golden Brigade Chapter
Two “salt tablets”? How about “two darvon” and drive on, that’s what we did!
Carl H. Bludau
Chairman, Golden Brigade Chapter
National Director 82nd Airborne Division Association
2012 Golden Brigade Reunion – Biloxi, Mississippi
OK folks – Rick Randazzo and Dickie Keaton; under the watchful eye and supervision of Charlotte Randazzo, have put together a wonderful program for the 44th anniversary of the Brigade’s deployment to Vietnam. They have worked hard to provide an expanded program for the family. Both Rick and Dickie have told me that the hotel has vowed to do it’s best to accommodate us in a highly welcoming and professional manner.
So far, they have bent over backwards to accommodate us. As we always do, we will need everyone who is able to volunteer to do various tasks. This is the way we keep costs down and spread out the work load. Donations will be gratefully accepted to defray costs.
Rick knows everyone in Biloxi so he is making sure that we are well treated. The hotel is right on the beach so – ladies bring your swim suits and suntan lotion. Us able bodied Macho men will drag, – and I mean literally drag- a cooler full of beverages and other items down to the beach. Weather should be warm but not too hot.
Dates: April 26 – April 28, 2012
Hotel: The Treasure Bay Hotel and Casino, 1980 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531. Call 1-800-747-2839 for reservations and mention “82nd Airborne Golden Brigade Reunion”. Reservations must be made directly – no Expedia etc. The hotel rate is $82 + tax per night and available from April 23 – April 30, 2012.
Reunion registration: $82 per person – includes 2 dinners, Friday lunch, hospitality suite with all the usual beverages and finger food as well as incidentals. Click here for the registration Form.
Wednesday: For those that want to come in early, Rick Randazzo has worked on an optional fishing trip. Rick has arranged a charter boat that (more…)