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  • Facing My 50th Reunion

    08/07/2015 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    My 50th high school reunion is still a month away -- time enough to lose the 10 pounds that have crept back on after a successful diet a few years back. I have a feeling all my classmates are in the same boat. Well, maybe not all. As I look through the pictures of those brave enough to post updates to their graduation photos, there are a few who have remained slim, but most are heavier and almost all grayer, except for the minority, who, like me, color their hair. I don't know that I'll make my goal, and maybe...
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Pickett’s charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • The Forgotten 500 Reunite as 'Operation Halyard' is honored / "Lest we Forget" June 2009

    07/04/2009 1:56:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 717+ views ^ | July 4, 2009 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Happy Fourth of July!May God Bless America.A.R. When the Will defies Fear, When Duty throws the gauntlet down to Fate, When Honor scorns to compromise with Death – That is Heroism. Robert Green Ingersoll______________________Part One of Two On the face of it, they appear to be ordinary old men, going about their daily business, happy to be alive. But they have a story to tell, each and every one of them. They’ll never tell you they weren’t scared. They won’t lie to you that way. They’ll never tell you that it was “nothing”. They were scared to death, and it...
  • Lost After Nam, Vets Finally Reunite

    05/13/2009 7:29:13 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 1 replies · 530+ views ^ | 05/08/09 | Kelly Johnson
    On March 25, 1969, the Marines of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, moved through a thick jungle in enemy territory less than a klick from the Laotian border. Their mission was to locate, engage and destroy any enemy position near the company's area of operation. But not long into the patrol, the Leathernecks were soon pinned down by intense enemy fire from a North Vietnamese army position. At the direction of the company commander, the artillery officer called in air support and soon Marine jets dropped napalm and high explosives on the enemy. "We could feel the heat from...
  • Reunion Training Helps Soldiers, Families Reconnect

    03/16/2009 4:19:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 145+ views
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., March 16, 2009 – Spouses of soldiers in the 18th Airborne Corps have a better idea of how to reconnect with their other halves upon redeployment, thanks to the Army’s Battlemind reunion training. “Reunion is not always easy, is it?” Army Chaplain (Col.) Larry McCarty, a Task Force Bragg chaplain, asked at the beginning of the training, which began here March 4. The Army created Battlemind to help soldiers and families adapt to the changes and difficulties that come with redeployment. While the current training here was for spouses, soldiers receive the training immediately before deployments...
  • Bittersweet Reunion

    09/28/2008 7:52:25 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 7 replies · 285+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/28/08 | vanity
    The Golden Alumni of Pine Bush NY hold an annual fete for each class that graduated 50 or more years ago. I went to the reunion yesterday.
  • Theat 70s Reunion

    09/20/2008 4:30:40 PM PDT · by stand_your_ground · 83 replies · 316+ views
    Riley's Farm Journal ^ | 9-20-2008 | James Riley
    Somehow, thirty years have slipped by and it's time for my high school reunion. One of the coordinators sent me a list of the top 100 songs from 1978. Here's what I wrote back: Can we just pretend 1978 was not our year? Those really are lame. I had managed to block the lyric "three times a lady" from my mind, until it jumped out at me and stirred up the old motion sickness. I vote for the whole Patsy Cline to Pretenders continuum, with emphasis on classics. This must be why I'm on a farm, enjoying old music and...
  • Happy reunions at the fort as soldiers return from Iraq (WELCOME HOME HEROES)

    09/28/2006 5:16:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 794+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Darien Enyart was but a babe when his father held him just before he said farewell about a year ago. Wednesday morning, Sgt. James Enyart once again held Darien, who has turned from a wiggling infant to a walking, albeit with tentative steps, child. It was early in the morning when the 40th Signal Battalion noncommissioned officer marched into the Barnes Field House gymnasium with 93 other soldiers of Companies C and B of the 11th Signal Brigade battalion. Waiting in the crowd was his son, held by wife Danica. The boy was held aloft by his...
  • 3rd MAW families welcome Marines, sailors home

    03/11/2005 5:30:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 478+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 03/07/05 | Lance Cpl. Skye Jones
    3rd MAW families welcome Marines, sailors homeSubmitted by: MCAS MiramarStory Identification #: 20053910339Story by Lance Cpl. Skye Jones MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Mar. 7, 2005) -- Maj. Gen. Keith Stalder, commanding general, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and more than 230 3rd MAW Marines returned home to Miramar March 7 after supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, completing the unit's longest deployment in its 62-year history. "I'm so excited and relieved that he's finally back. This time hopefully it's for good," smiled Bethany Stalder, the 22-year-old daughter of the 3rd MAW commander. "I'm extremely proud of him and I'm glad...
  • The Gathering

    06/13/2003 3:58:02 AM PDT · by R. Scott · 3 replies · 211+ views
    The Gathering ^ | 13 June 2003 | Robert G. Scott
    Pictures from The Gathering The Gathering” reunion of Vietnam transportation veterans will be at Fort Eustis Wednesday-June 15. The Transportation Museum will provide a hospitality room for the veterans to visit and display their memorabilia. “The Gathering” provides the Vietnam veterans an opportunity to return to the home of the Transportation Corps and a chance for current transporters to learn from people who helped write an important chapter in Transportation Corps history. For more information, call 878-2856/1115. The public is invited, and it runs through Sunday, 15 June. If you are in the Hampton Roads area this weekend, and...
  • Ivy League bias in ideology, admissions: Hugh Hewitt on skewed politics in Harvard's Class of 1978

    06/11/2003 2:10:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 230+ views ^ | Wednesday, June 11, 2003 | Hugh Hewitt
    Twenty-five years after leaving Harvard College, a large slice of the Class of 1978 gathered last week for a reunion. Of the 1,600 members of the class, more than 670 filed a response to a detailed survey on their lives since graduation. Here are some of the findings: Only one quarter of the respondents regularly attend religious services; 13 and 8 percent declared themselves to be agnostics and atheists, respectively. More than 70 percent earn six figures or greater, but only about a tenth gave more than $10,000 annually to charity. Fifty-three percent identified themselves as Democrats, 13 percent as...
  • The Reunion and the Resurrection

    12/08/2002 4:30:07 PM PST · by prman · 4 replies · 209+ views ^ | Dec. 8, 2002 | Barrett Kalellis
    Fred was dead, that's for sure – and had been for at least 20 years. His name was in the deceased classmates column in the booklet that was sent to me back in 1982 by the people who keep track of such things. This unwelcome news was a shocker because Fred Hess and I were good friends all through high school. We were both musicians and spent a lot of time in school music events and countless hours in our bedrooms listening to hi-fis and trying to learn jazz music. Back then, Fred was a student of what was called...
  • Al Gore reunited with half brother!!!!

    07/24/2002 12:59:54 PM PDT · by Registered · 101 replies · 407+ views
    AP-via Registered ^ | 07.24.02 | Registered