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1st Battalion-20th Infantry

11th LIB ~ Americal Div.

www.charlie1-20.org

May 8, 2015

Volume VIII, Issue iii

 



REUNION X  ~  2015

 

The Tenth Annual Charlie Company Reunion will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport in Florence, KY on June 5 & 6, 2015. The Hilton's price is still $85 per night and is good 3 days before and 3 days after the event. The Hilton Cincinnati Airport’s direct number is 1-859-371-4400. Be sure to tell them you are with the Charlie Company 1-20 Reunion so you won't be charged the full rate. The toll free number (1-800-HILTONS) will get you to all Hiltons reservations so you will need to ask them for reservations at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport in Florence, KY and then our Charlie Company Reunion. If you have problems with reservations, call (during business hours) the Hilton direct and ask for Shona. The cutoff date is May 15 for reservations and the unreserved rooms in our contracted block will be offered to the general public on the 16th. Canceling a room without a charge is not a problem if you do so early. The Hilton also has a free airport shuttle.

The only scheduled event Friday is a Coffee & Cookie Reception at 2 p.m. with registration continuing all day in the Hospitality Room. We will have brochures of area attractions available if some want to play “tourist” for a while. The Reds are at home this weekend for you baseball fans. The Hilton does give us 10% off our meals and there are several nearby restaurants and many of the group will walk or carpool for supper.

The Charlie Company golf outing is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 6th at Boone Links GC in Florence, KY. They have reserved 5 foursomes and are scheduled to assault the course at 0800 hours. 18 holes plus a cart will cost us each $45. Loaner clubs are also available for $20 a bag. Call Mike Feltes at (630) 308-2729 or email <mfeltes@don'tbother.com> if you want to play or just ride along with the group.

golf

Golfers & Hecklers from Reunion 9: Front L to R; Sparky, Bit, Vic, Feltes, Rick. Back L to R: Rey-Rey, Pugs, David, Boonie, Ski, Chris, Andy, Goose.

 

A tie for winner last year! Bit gets the trophy and Andy’s smiling but making the point his name goes on the coveted olive green jacket too!

 

The Yesterday’s Café and Tea Room is reserved for Saturday brunch at noon. No group photo is available of those participating in last year’s Afternoon High Tea so a picture of our favorite Marine, Ms. Grace, is used instead. You will notice the flowers and cane presented to her by Mike Bingham and Ronnie Ray. They were nice to her even though they have Ms. Grace as their 2nd favorite Marine, close behind Gomer Pyle. Ms. Grace

 

 

Company Finances - We began 2013-14 with an $1102 balance and received dues of $1080 and total donations of $2570. Our expenses for the year were $995 for the newsletters and $310 for reunion and other expenses. We ended 2014 with a balance of $2865. Our fiscal year ends with the reunion so in 2014-15 we have already received dues from 50 veterans and donations at 2014’s reunion. These and other expenses will be presented at our next business meeting.

Regional Refreshments – We had more than thirty donors last year bring more than forty items for the Regional Refreshments table. People from California to Virginia and MinnieSoda to Texas “tickled” our taste buds with food and beverages from where they live. Some buds weren’t exactly tickled but were comfortably numbed. Please bring a care package for our table this year if you’re planning to attend. The association will provide many “basic” items but these samples are something we look forward to each year…. save me a Snoogle!

 

Al

AWARDS

Al Blosser contemplates using his walking stick for his short walk home in Ohio as the winner of the vet attending the reunion nearest to the Hilton.

 

AWARDS

First time attendee, Harry Benich from California, seems thrilled to be winning the vet furthest away from the Hilton to make the trip and simply delighted with his items to use on the trip home.

 

Harry

 

Quilt

RAFFLE ITEMS FROM DONATIONS This quilt and sham was the BIG item off our raffle table in more ways than one. Thanks to Liz Unterberger and the ladies who made the squares for this beautiful quilt. Liz asked for quilt squares and then finished quilting it for the donation. Watching Maggie Daniels happiness in winning the drawing took away some of the disappointment of losing. Our Raffle table is now about the size of our memorabilia tables as twenty people donated more than forty Raffle items last year that resulted in a $1645 income to the Association!

FLAG AWARD

A flag flown over the US Capitol is given to the individual we honor for their help in making our Association grow and become better. Chuck Underdog Unterberger received this honor last year. Chuck has always been a great help in decision-making and with the reunion itself. Many at the reunion have been appreciative of Chuck’s counsel and advice in obtaining VA help in health matters. Congratulations Chuck, and thank you!

Chuck

POLO SHIRTS - Have you noticed all those nice blue shirts the men and ladies are wearing? You can find information about these shirts and logos on our web site at:http://charlie1-20.org/Events/reunions/polos.htm You can order one (or more) at our Store at http://ccosykesregulars.qbstores.com. They have a 20% off sale going on right now! You can add our logo to any of the items at Queensboro and you also will be able to choose another color shirt rather than our “as-close-to-you-can-get-to-infantry-blue”. We will be adding a couple more items to the store soon but you’ll get one FREE only at the reunion.

CONTACT INFORMATION - Do you have comments about the newsletter or suggestions for articles? Do you need information about our contacts or do you have information about other vets not known to us? 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.

Bring your memorabilia to display. A lot of time will be spent looking through photo albums and other items on display. All these newsletter pictures and more can be found on our web site on the EVENTS page.

SATURDAY NIGHT BUFFET - The only item that needs to be prepaid is for our buffet Saturday night at a cost of $27 per person. Your check needs to arrive by the end of this month, as we have to give the caterer a count for the meal. We can add or take away from this even after our arrival but we need to get as close as possible. Several will add our $20 dues to this check. Make the check payable to CC0 1-20 or Mike Stinnett and send it to the address above.

MENU

Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings
Classic Potato Salad
Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Country Style Green Beans
Served with Warm Dinner Breads
Iced Tea & Fresh Brewed Starbucks Coffee
Assorted Desserts

Come join us!

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