|2018 71st Transportation Battalion Vietnam Veterans Reunion
October 10 - October 14, 2018
The 2018 reunion will be held at DoubleTree Columbus, 5351 Sydney Simons Boulevard, Columbus, Georgia 31904. The room rate is $112.00 + 16% state & local tax + a $5.00 state
Hotel-Motel fee per room, per night. The cut-off date for our room rate and block is September 10th, 2018. Reservations received after that date will be on a space and rate
available basis only. Cancellations within 24 hours from the date of arrival will be billed for 1 night's room and tax. This rate includes a free breakfast buffet (two per room). You
will receive coupons for breakfast when checking in. The room rate will be honored two days prior and two days post. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from
Columbus Airport (CSG), complimentary internet and free parking. When arriving at the airport, call the DoubleTree to let them know you need to be picked up. When you depart the
hotel, let them know in advance when you need to leave for the airport. The airport is just a short distance from the hotel. The DoubleTree Hotel is a full-service hotel, and we will
be having our Saturday evening banquet at the hotel. The hotel has set up a dedicated registration web page for our reunion. You can reserve any days from October 8th to October
15th to receive our room rate (eight days). If you are booking out of these dates, you will need to call to make your reservation. I will list the registration links below. Please make
your reservation as soon as possible. Just let them know you are with the 71st Transportation Battalion Vietnam Veterans Reunion.
|You May Book Your Room Now - Remember to let the hotel know you are with the 2018 71st Transportation Battalion Vietnam Veterans Reunion.
When using the on-line booking link, the only thing you need to do is enter the dates, and one or two adults and continue to pick your room. Please
book soon to get the room you want.
|Hotel Direct - 1-(706) 327-6868 Toll-Free - 1-(800) 222-8733
|If you are planning to attend the reunion, please let me know so I can add you to the list. Email Me From Here
Al & Carol Furtado - Plymouth, Massachusetts - 154th TC - June 1967 - June 1968
Al & Holly Krabbenhoeft - Portage, Indiana - 551st TC - October 1967 - September 1968
Bernadette & Bob Grier - New Baltimore, Michigan - Sister of James Krupa - 154th TC - 1966 - 1967
Bill Conn - Mobile, Alabama - 368th TC 67-68 - 372nd TC 70-7
Boyce & Margaret Irwin - Denton, Texas - HQ & HQ CO 551st TC - June 1967 - May 1968
Charles & Nancy D'Arcy - Cary, North Carolina - HHD BN ADJ - July 1968 - July 1969
Craig & Dianne White - Waterloo, Iowa - II Field Force - 68-69 - Reunion Guests
Frank Wemple - Mansfield Center, Connecticut - 372nd TC - June 1970 - May 1971
Gary Grainger - Starke, Florida - 402nd TC - June 1968 - June 1969
Gary & Betty Noel - Jefferson City, TN. - 372nd TC 1970 - 1971
Gene & Cheryl Linn - Alger, Michigan - 551st TC - October 1967 - June 1968
James & Sybil Dowds - Hot Springs, Arkansas - HQ 4th TC 1966 - HQ 71st BN XO 1968
Jim & Ann O'Keefe - St. Charles, Illinois - 4th TC TD at NT - Sept 68 - June 69 - CO 372nd - Oct 69 Mar 70
John & Kay Shook - Ypsilanti, Michigan - 551st TC - September 1967 - September 1968
Ken Adkins - Auburn, Alabama - HHD Jan 1970 - Mar 1970, 372nd TC Mar 1970 - Jan 1971
Larry & Carol Neuman - Cincinnati, Ohio - 402nd TC - October 1968 - March 1969
Mike & Kathy Bayne - Indianapolis, Indiana - 402nd TC - May 1968 - May 1969
Nelson & Lorraine Ouellette - Biddeford, Maine - HHD - May 1967 - May 1968
Patrick & Laura Conley - San Antonio, Texas - 567th TC - August 1966 - August 1967
Randy & Jan Richmond - Waterloo, Iowa - 402nd TC - January 1969 - October 1970
Robert & Eileen Batz - Middletown, New Jersey - 154th TC - June 1966 - July 1967
Richard & Carolyn Caswell - Ocklawaha, Florida - 372nd TC - September 1971 - April 1972
Rich Morawa - Westland, Michigan - 368th TC - October 1967 - October 1968
Stan & Denise Chisholm - Ida Grove, Iowa - 402nd TC - June 1968 - June 1970
Steve & Loretta Check - Bethlehem, Pennsylviania - 368th - 551st TC - October 1966 - October 1967
Tom & Lilia Poston - Eastvale, California - 154th TC - July 1968 - July 1969
Tom & Rose LeMoine - West Allis, Wisconsin - HHD - February 1967 - February 1968
Tom & Vickie Reckers - Villa Hills, Kentucky - 402nd TC - July 1969 - August 1970
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
After checking in at the Double Tree, proceed to the hospitality room, which will be open at 4 PM, and sign in and pick up your name badge if you are a new attendee. As always,
we will have snacks and drinks throughout the four official reunion days. Please remember no beverages can leave the room.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Callaway Gardens and FDR Little White House
Callaway Gardens is nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Founders Cason and Virginia Callaway longed for a place where man and nature could
abide together for the good of both. It all started in 1952 with a family and their desire to share their special retreat with the public. It was just too beautiful for only one family to
enjoy. The Callaways, their generous spirit, and their love of nature have come together in this spectacular 2,500-acre attraction.
After our bus tour of Callaway Gardens, we will head to Warm Springs, Georgia where we will have lunch at the famous Bulloch House Restaurant. The original Bulloch House was
built in 1893, however, it burned to the ground in 2015. The Bulloch House re-opened in its new location (the former Victorian Tea Room) in the heart of Warm Springs. They are
known for their Fried Chicken and Fried Green Tomatoes! After we have lunch, there will be time to walk around the shops.
Our next stop is the FDR Little White House. Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, and first came to Warm Springs in 1924
hoping to find a cure for infantile paralysis (polio). We will tour the Museum, followed by a grounds tour which includes the Little White House and other buildings on the property.
Tour will depart hotel at 9:00 AM. Tour price is $75.00 per person and includes bus transportation, tour guide, lunch at the Bulloch House, admission fees and all gratuities.
Friday October 12, 2018 Army/Navy Tour
We will kick off our day at the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus. Come aboard and get the little known Navy view of the Civil War. Our 40,000 foot facility houses
the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Other exhibits include a full-scale ship representation of the USS
Waterwitch, a recreation of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain’s cabin, a full-scale replica of the USS Monitor’s famous turret and an exterior/interior view
of the CSS Albermarle.
After our tour of Port Columbus, we will head to Fort Benning. We will start at a DFAC (Mess Hall) and have lunch with active soldiers. After lunch, we will have a brief bus tour of
Fort Benning. 2018 is Fort Benning’s 100th Birthday! Fort Benning is the MCOE (Maneuver Center of Excellence) combining Infantry and Armor! One Force, One Fight. Fort Benning
is known for basic Infantrymen Training, Ranger School, Airborne School, Officer Candidate School and much more. We will tour parts of the Main Post to include Eubanks Field
(Airborne), Quartels, Riverside Plantation, plus many more historic sites.
After Fort Benning, we will depart for the National Infantry Museum. The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, voted USA Today’s Best Free Museum in 2016, salutes the
American Soldier. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to the American Infantryman and preserves one of the greatest collections of military artifacts. In addition to the
main feature, the last 100 yards ramp and various galleries, the National Museum also features: Global War on Terror Memorial, Vietnam Memorial Plaza, WWII Company Street,
Giant Screen Theater, Fife and Drum Restaurant, and more.
Tour will depart hotel at 8:30 AM. Tour price is $50.00 per person and includes bus transportation, tour guide, lunch at Fort Benning, admission fees and all gratuities.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Evening
Saturday Evening Banquet - Cocktail hour from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM which will also include taking our group photos, so everyone should be present. Dinner will be served at about
7:00 PM. The banquet will conclude at 10:00 PM. The price of the banquet is $70.00 per person - Includes All Banquet Taxes And Service Charges
Below are the 2018 reunion registration forms. One in MS Word file format, and one in PDF file format. Click on the one you want, save it and print it out. Fill it out, and mail it along
with your payment to me as soonas possible. Please have them in before September 1st, the sooner the better helps me finalize plans. Remember, if you don't show up for any
reason you receive a full refund.