2007 Reunion Information
Location: Adam’s Mark Hotel, 2544 Executive Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46241
When: Thursday August 30 until check-out on Sunday September 2.
Registration: Members can make reservations starting September 6, 2006. Room rates will be $79 a night. To make your own reservations, call the hotel at (317) 248-2481. Be sure to mention you’re making your reservations under the Mobile Riverine Force Association. For more information on the hotel, you may call Angela Jordan, Convention Service Manager (317) 381-6107 or Email email@example.com
If you want more info on booking a individual hospitality room, contact Angela Jordan, Convention Service Manager at: (317) 381-6107 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org If Angela is unavailable you may contact Reggie Vaughn Sales Manager (317) 381-6127 – email@example.com.
Rooms so far for 2007:
1) River Assault Divisions 91-92-111-112-131-132-151-152-153 – Harry Hahn – firstname.lastname@example.org
2) USS Benewah (APB-35) – Bill Manville – email@example.com
USS Colleton ( APB-36) – Bill Manville
USS Mercer (APB-39) – Bill Manville
USS Nueces (APB-40) – Bill Manville
3) USS Guide (MSO-447) – Joe Pocs – firstname.lastname@example.org
4) USS White River (LSMR-536) – Larry Hunter – LHunter536@aol.com
5) 9th Infantry Division Assn – Frank Humphreys – email@example.com
6) 39th Infantry Regiment’s “Fighting Falcons” – Cal Meyer – firstname.lastname@example.org
7) 2nd/47th Infantry – Bob “Doc” Pries – email@example.com
8) 3rd/47th Infantry – 1st Sgt Jack Armstrong – firstname.lastname@example.org
9) 4th/47th Infantry – Roy Moseman – email@example.com
10) 2nd/60th Infantry – Jim Lehne – firstname.lastname@example.org – “Come join us Men!”
11) 3rd/60th Infantry – Bill Cunningham – email@example.com
12) 709th Maintenance Battalion – Dean Ayers – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shuttle: Adam’s Mark offers a free airport shuttle service. Phone to hotel for shuttle at the bank of phone in the baggage area. They also have a free downtown shuttle daily. Scheduled times the shuttle will be leaving the hotel will be in the upcoming issues of the MRFA “River Currents” newsletter.
Schedule of Events
Registration: Starts at 9:30 am Thursday August 30th to 9:30 am Friday August 31st.
Large Hospitality Room: Snacks and Beverages – Open daily beginning at 9:30 am.
Products Sales: Held in the Large Hospitality Room beginning at 9:30 am daily.
Golf: First Bi-Annual MRFA Golf Tournament will be held at Bluff Creek Golf Course on Friday Morning, August 31st at 10 AM. Click ** HERE ** for more details. Many thanks go out to Dave McCann (M-6) and Orville Daley (USS Askari) for setting up this first tournament. Let’s join in and get as many out on the course as we can. !!!…ARMY VS NAVY…!!!
Dean Ayers “Pig Out”: Friday August 31st @ 1700
Guest Speakers: Will follow the “Pig Out”.
Emily Strange/Red Cross Volunteer (Dong Tam 1968-69) – Back by popular demand.
Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd (USN Ret.) – In May 1969, then Captain Tidd, reported as Chief of Staff and Aide to then Vice Admiral Zumwalt who was Commander United States Naval Forces, Vietnam and Chief, Naval Advisory Group, Military Assistant Command, Vietnam. Read more about Vice Admiral Tidd ** HERE **.
Lieutenant General George A. Crocker (USA, Ret.) – LTG Crocker’s military career includes two combat tours in Vietnam, first as a rifle platoon leader with 3d Platoon, “C” Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, (Mobile Riverine Force/1967-68) and second tour, with the RVN 42d Ranger Battalion, Can Tho. Read more about LTG Crocker ** HERE **.
Rear Admiral Donald K. Bullard – RADM Bullard is the current Commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). As a Naval Aviator he has logged over 4,000 hours in various aircraft with over 1,000 carrier landings. Read more about RADM Bullard ** HERE **.
Special Saturday Guests:
Captain Michael L. Jordan – Commander Riverine Group One – Read more ** HERE **
Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Norman J. Giroux – Read more ** HERE **
Memorial Service: Will be held at 10:00 am on September 1st.
From the Delta to the DMZ Dance: Complete with a D/J – September 1st – 20:00 till ???
Raffles: Daily – Plus the MRFA and Vietnam-Indochina Tours Announces a Grand Prize drawing for a: *** Free 10-day Ground Tour of Saigon and the Mekong Delta. Click HERE for more details
Additional Events: Will be published in future issues of “River Currents”. *** Click HERE to View a PDF file of the Reunion Schedule ***
Indianapolis Convention Bureau: For more info on the Indianapolis, area, contact Paul Williams, Meeting and Sales Manager at the Indianapolis Convention and Visitor’s Bureau by calling (800) 956-INDY or Email email@example.com, or visit www.indy.org.
Albert Moore – President (MRFA)
Roy Moseman – Vice President (MRFA)