1st Battalion-20th Infantry

11th LIB ~ Americal Div.


May 31, 2012

Volume V, Issue iv


The Seventh Annual Charlie Company Reunion will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport in Florence, KY on June 8 & 9. There will be over thirty people present on June 7 according to the registration list in case you want to arrive early and think you might be lonesome before the reunion begins on Friday! The room rate will remain the same as the last two years ($85) and reservations may be made online at our website or by calling 1-859-371-4400. This rate is good three days before and three days after the event.

The reunion highlights will be Cookies and Coffee Reception at 2 p.m. Friday and a dinner cruise that night with BB Riverboats. Saturday will bring another TEE-N-TEA day with the golfers out early that morning and the ladies Yesterday’s Café and Tea Room brunch at noon and later our evening buffet at the Hilton. Probably the most enjoyable highlight is sitting in the hospitality room, partaking of the regional refreshments and talking with old friends or making new ones!


BB Riverboats have changed Friday nights this year and the copy below is from their website:

Christian Moerlein Beer & BBQ Cruise, Boarding at 6:00 pm; Beer Tasting Begins at 6:30 pm; Sailing from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Cincinnati's own Christian Moerlein Brewery and BB Riverboats have teamed up for a great new cruise for this season. Come aboard one of our beautiful riverboats for an included tasting of some of Christian Moerlein's premium brands. A member of the Christian Moerlein team will be directing the tasting and talking about the history of the brewery and the principles of their beer. Once you have figured out which is your favorite, you can enjoy it with a scrumptious buffet. Music will be provided by a local area band for your entertainment (Big Whiskey - Acoustic Based Rock Band).

Cruise Menu: Beef Brisket, BBQ Roasted Chicken, Pulled Pork, Grilled Marinated Vegetables, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Broccoli Slaw, Cucumber, Onions, and Tomato Salad, Saratoga Chips, Southern Style Green Beans, Baked Beans, Fresh Garden Salad, Fresh baked bread assortment with butter, Shortcake with Fresh Fruit and Whipped Cream

The all-inclusive rate is $45.62 per person for our group. This was the same pricing they did last year. The price listed online is $39.95 but the * by the prices says (*All meal cruises are subject to a 15% food service fee. All cruises are subject to a 1.5% port charge and 6% sales tax. Seniors 60+). That's $8 or so in fees added to the $39.95.

We have already booked this cruise back in April for thirty-four people since it was suggested we do so as soon as possible since they already have two large groups booked for private cruises that night. The pay plan is the same as last year; 1/3 was paid at sign-up and the rest (along with the final count) is due one week before cruising. They will give refunds up to one week before the cruise but nothing during the seven days prior to June 8.

So, if you want to cruise with us on Friday June 8, please send $45.62 per person to be received before June 1. We can still add to the thirty-four if space is available and of course CCo will refund your money if they are completely booked. Ask at the registration table about car pooling or joining in a caravan to the river. Cruise only is still an option but please be advised the Cruise Only guests will not be seated with the Cruise & Dinner guests.


Charlie Company Golfers, Golf Wannabees and Observer/Hecklers
Mike Feltes, Golf Chairman

Just a quick update to all, so far, we have two (2) foursome groups (8 players) signed up to play. And we also have three (3) observers/hecklers signed up.

As reported previously, 18 holes with a cart cost is $40.00 per man. Rental clubs cost $10.00 (need to know either right or left handed).

We are scheduled to go off at Boone Links GC in Florence at 8:30 Saturday a.m. Even if you don’t golf, or if you are considering taking up the game, or if you just want to ride around in a cart to be with us, give me your name and I will put you on the list. I hope we can get another foursome or two (or even more) to join us in the competition for the only Olive Drab Green Jacket competition in the world!

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (cell 630-308-2729).

Yesterday’s Café and Tea Room

From Susan Schultz, “Just wanted to touch base with you regarding your annual luncheon you have planned at our tea room on June 9th, at Noon. Your group pricing has remained the same - $16.95 plus tax and gratuity each guest should plan for $21. Wine, Champagne, Mimosas additional (special group price of $5 each).

They will have a choice of Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Bacon Quiche or 3 Cheese Quiche. Each luncheon will include a side salad, choice of soup, and dessert along with hot tea and iced tea or lavender lemonade.

As always, we are really looking forward to your visit. Please let me know if there are any special requests that would make the day more enjoyable for your group.”

She has also requested if we could ask for your entree choices before Friday evening (June 8) and leave her a voicemail with the numbers to help the kitchen Saturday morning.

We do not need a deposit or anything like that. This will be an individual payment by the ladies attending the brunch. Please let us know if you would like to attend and your entree choice, (the rest can be asked table side). This information could also be given at registration. Shuttle transportation to and from this event is being arranged with the Hilton.


The Hilton said $25 per person would cover the cost of our Saturday night buffet (June 9) and that is all-inclusive (taxes & gratuity). The menu includes: Garden Salad, (entrees) Sliced Roast Beef with Bordelaise Sauce or Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Country Style Green Beans, Dinner Rolls with butter, Assorted Cakes (diabetic choices) or Fruit Cobbler with Bourbon Vanilla Sauce and Iced Tea and Coffee. Forty have already reserved a spot with a few more “check is in the mail” folks.

Last year many of you sent a check for everything at once and a few even included their $20 dues. That is not required but the deadline for the cruise (if space is available) and the Saturday night buffet is June 1. Please make out checks to either Mike Stinnett or Charlie 1-20 and send to my address listed in the Contact Section.


Helen Vincent reports that the ladies polo shirts are in the mail from Queensboro and she will label them for distribution at the registration table! Thanks to those who suggested shirt styles and submitted logo design proposals. I think you will like the embroidery and the shirt and Helen and her peeps also decided to let you have any color you want as long as it is light blue.

Over the years, many have donated money and other items and said to use it for the reunion. One of the ways we decided to “give back” was to get the guys and now the ladies a shirt they would be glad to wear at least one day a year at a price that can’t be beat!


Contact Dan Malin at (danielmalin(AT)hotmail(DOT)com) 4136 Kenyon Avenue, Lorain, OH 44053, (440) 242-7664 or Mike Stinnett at (mike.stinnett(AT)yahoo(DOT)com) 319 Antioch Road, Clarksville, TN 37040, (931) 647-8917 if you have comments about the newsletter or need information about our known contacts or have information about vets not on our list. Please be sure to let us know a change of address including email. If you have not heard from us by email for some time you may be the one of the twenty or so who have “bounced back” as undeliverable after sending an email to all.


Don’t forget to bring items for display, albums and other memorabilia for the hospitality room. Many places today can copy your pictures to a CD and several vets have given or loaned us a copy that has ended up on our web site for all to enjoy. This would be a good way to archive your important memories and share them with others.

Most of you know about regional refreshments. Bring something from near you to give us a sample of home. I it doesn’t have to be enough to feed everyone, there are usually leftovers. We will provide several basic items but the “specials” really set our goodies apart!

For the past few years several have donated items that were won at our Raffle. Thanks to these who made donations last year: Helen Vincent, silk flowers; Ursula & Vic Yelenovic, Scented candles; Richard & Deborah Rey, Ghirardelli Chocolate; John & Lynn Bottorff, Mary Kay Skin Care products ($150 value); and Mike & Pat Bingham, a Scrapbook kit. Ronnie Ray’s Rock was not forgotten and he has already purchased another one for this year’s raffle. Thanks to all who donate and those who purchased tickets.


Ladies and Gentlemen, please wear the genuine, official Charlie Company shirts Saturday night! You golfers might prefer to wear something else that morning and most would appreciate that gesture. Ladies, I will not pretend to tell you what to wear to the tearoom…. your choice completely and the hats are fine too! Ronnie and Mike B., you can wear the shirts all day so you won’t be upset about having to go change shirts before the evening meal!