2021 71st Transportation Battalion Vietnam Veterans Reunion
August 23th - August 27th, 2021
The 2021 reunion will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886.  The room rate is $129.00 + tax which includes a full breakfast buffet
beginning Monday morning.  The four official reunion days are:  check in on Monday,
August 23th, 2021 and check out on Friday, August 27th, 2021.  The hotel will honor
the room rate three days prior and three days post of the four official reunion dates, on a space available basis only, for anyone who would like to come one day
earlier.  Please make your reservation as soon as possible.  Also included is complimentary airport shuttle to and from T. F. Green Airport and area attractions
within a three-mile radius.  The Crossings Restaurant and Alfred's Lounge offer American Cuisine with New England favorites during breakfast, lunch and dinner
daily.  Room Service is also available on a 24-hour basis.  The hotel offers a twenty percent (20%) discount in the hotel's restaurants for reunion members
(excluding alcohol) so please be sure to let your waiter/waitress know you are a reunion member. Having your name badge on will help identify you as a 71st
reunion member.
Crowne Plaza - Warwick/Providence
You may make your reservation now.
Call the hotel direct at (401) 732-6000. Tell them you are with the 71st Transportation Battalion Vietnam Veterans reunion group.
Monday, August 23th, 2021
After checking in at the Crowne Plaza, proceed to the hospitality room (Bristol Room), which will open at 1:00 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.
This year our two tours will be handled by Experience Rhode Island Tours.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 - Newport - Please be in the hotel lobby by 8:45 AM. The bus will leave at 9:00 AM sharp. This tour includes a visit to the
Beavertail Lighthouse, tour of the Naval War College, lunch at the officers club and tour of the grounds. After the naval visit, our buses will take us on a tour of
Newport. We will have drop off and pick up locations, so the walking will be minimal. The price of the tour is $75.00 per person. This includes transportation,
transportation gratuity, lunch at the officers club including lunch gratuity.  While in Newport, if you want to tour one of the mansions, the bus will take you there
and pick you up. The cost of the mansion tour is your responsibility.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 - The Magic Of Mystic - Please be in the hotel lobby by 8:45 AM. The bus will leave at 9:00 AM sharp.  This tour includes
Mystic Seaport Museum - stroll through the recreated seaport village! The village is comprised of dozens of real New England buildings staffed with historians,
musicians, storytellers and craftspeople who bring our seafaring past to life. The buildings you see aren’t replications; they are trade shops and businesses from
the 1800s that were transported to Mystic Seaport Museum from locations around New England. The Seaport Village is made up of many bustling maritime trades.
From shipsmiths and coopers to woodcarvers and riggers, discover how America’s maritime past shaped life today.  The tour also includes a steamboat ride on the
Mystic River. Both admissions are included in the price of the tour. We will also visit Mystic Village. In 1963, a man by the name of Martin Olson bought the land
where Olde Mystick Village currently resides. He originally planned to build a mall on the land, known then as Perkin’s Farm. Edward Malley Company of New
Haven, CT advised him not to pursue the mall construction because the local population was not sufficient enough to support it. Martin’s twin son and daughter,
Jerry and Joyce Olson, decided to build a 1720-style Colonial village with a Meeting House, inspired after Peddlers Village in Pennsylvania. Joyce managed the
property while Jerry headed the construction, which began in 1972.  Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy everything the Village has to offer. From its
humble family beginnings, the beloved community of shops and restaurants has continued to operate out of love, from the Olson family to yours.  Lunch will be on
your own at the Village. There are at least 4 or 5 restaurants to choose
from. Later we will visit downtown Mystic where the movie Mystic Pizza was filmed.  The price of the
tour is $80.00 per person.  This includes transportation, transportation gratuity, admission to the Seaport Museum, and the steamboat ride.  Walking can be as little or as much as
you want. A must see if you haven't been there.  Hope all will go.
Wednesday Evening, August 25th, 2021  
As usual, we will be doing our auction - raffle. If you have anything, please bring it with you. This is a great fun event and really helps fund our reunions.
Thursday Evening, August 26th, 2021 - Evening
Thursday 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 $60.00 per person, which includes service charge, all taxes and bar tender.
Thursday Daytime, August 26th, 2021
Thursday daytime is a free day to do whatever you want. Experience Rhode Island Tours has many tours available. Battleship Cove would be a good one. I will have a list available
later.
If you plan on attending the reunion, please let me know and I will add you to the list.
Al & Carol Furtado - Plymouth, Massachusetts - 154th TC - June 1967 - June 1968
Al & Holly  Krabbenhoeft - Portage, Indiana - 551st TC - October 1967 - September 1968 * M B
Bill Conn - Mobile, Alabama - 368th TC 67-68 - 372nd TC 70-71
Bob & Diane Udeck - Columbus, Ohio - 368th TC - September 1966 - June 1967 * N M B
Bob & Eileen Batz - Middletown, New Jersey - 154th TC - June 1966 - July 1967
Craig & Dianne White - Waterloo, Iowa - II Field Force 68-69. Reunion Guests * N M B
David Covert - San Antonio, Texas - 402nd TC - 1968 - 1970
Dave Stromberger & Tammy & Jeremy Gourd - Windsor, Colorado - 402nd TC - Jan 1969 - Jan 1970 * N M B
Donald G. Cohn & Sandy Pike - Marlin, Texas - 368th TC - February 1969 - December 1969
Frank Carletta - Rome, New York - 154th TC - May 1967 - May 1968 * N M B
Frank Wemple - Mansfield Center, Connecticut - 372nd TC - June 1970 - May 1971 * N M B
Gary & Betty Noel - Jefferson City, TN. - 372nd TC - January 1970 - March 1971 * N M B
Gerald Mahon - Essex, Maryland - 561st TC - May 1967 - May 1968
James & Sybil Dowds - Hot Springs, Arkansas - HQ 4th TC 1966  - HQ 71st BN XO
Jim & Ann O'Keefe - Naperville, Illinois - 4th TC TD at NT - Sept 68 - June 69 - CO 372nd - Oct 69 Mar 70 * N M B
John & Kay Shook - Ypsilanti, Michigan - 551st TC - September 1967 - September 1968 * M B
Kathy Bayne -
Pittsboro, Indiana - 402nd TC - May 1968 - May 1969 * N M B
Ken and Pat Shafer - Warren, Ohio - 368th TC - September 1966 - September 1967
Larry & Carol Neuman - Cincinnati, Ohio - 402nd TC - October 1968 - March 1969
Manual Quintanilla - Lubbock, Texas - 154thTC - HHD - 1967 - 1968 * N M B
Randy Richmond & Chrissy Snyder - Waterloo, Iowa - 402nd TC - January 1969 - October 1970 * N M B
Rich Morawa - Westland, Michigan - 368th TC - October 1967 - October 1968 * N M B
Richard & Carolyn Caswell - Ocklawaha, Florida - 372nd TC - September 1971 - April 1972 * N M B
Rick & Brenda Rawlings - Front Royal, Virginia - 402nd TC - July 1968 - September 1970 * NB
Rick ll & Alba Rawlings - Reunion Guests * NB
Stan & Denise Chisholm - Ida Grove, Iowa - 402nd TC - June 1968 - June 1970 * N M B
Steve Check - Bethlehem, Pennsylviania - 368th - 551st TC - October 1966 - October 1967 *N M B
Terry Weibel - Richfield, Minnesota - 261st TC - 1971 - 1972 * N M B
Tom & Rose LeMoine - West Allis, Wisconsin - HHD - February 1967 - February 1968
Tom & Lilia Poston - Eastvale, California - 154th TC - July 1968 - July 1969 * N M B
Tom & Vickie Reckers - Villa Hills, Kentucky - 402nd TC - July 1969 - August 1970
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The 2020 Reunion Has Been Cancelled and Rescheduled to 2021 - Same Place, Same Hotel, Same Tours and
Pricing. This Page Has Been Updated To Reflect New Start Date Of Monday August 23rd, 2021