ANOTHER YEAR ! THIS ONE WAS IN LAS VEGAS COUPLED WITH THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS ASSOCIATION REUNION
This may not be the most favorable greeting for all but consider it a fair warning. "Phread" Sherrill on the left and "JK" Korsbeck on the right
Chester Howard on the right from Delta Recon brought some dignity to our meeting. Here with Jeff Murray, Jack Mayhew, Norn Kaufman and ?? final preparations were made for the joint Delta/281st memorial service. This service was both moving and rewarding for all attendees.
Next event on the agenda was our gathering at the local VFW hall. The conversations seemed endless. We also had a continuous slide show running with pictures from 30 years ago plus previous reunions.
Dan, Bill, Paul, and Paul. Old friends and cherished moments. We lost Paul Swol (on the right) after this reunion but he made memories for us all this day.

L-R Barc, Joe Bilitzke, Bob Mitchell

Front L-R Norm, Robin, Galkie

In addition to the never ending war stories, We now had a forum to put faces with names. To everyone's surprise, the bar was "open" courtesy of Bob Moberg. There's no doubt a serious dent was put in his bank account this day..

THANKS MO !!!!!

Left..Gary Stagman ...Right..Bob Mitchell

During our get together the first "Intruder of the Year" award was presented to Gary Stagman for his services as membership chairman and bringing our membership roll to over 175 members !

 

During our business meeting Dean Roesner told the story of how he obtained the 281st guidon for the association. This is a story worth hearing and I'm sure if we get enough new members present he can be coerced into repeating it.
The SOA banquet Saturday night gave us all another chance to mingle and have dinner with friends.
Compare the size of this group with the one at the 1986 reunion ! Since this picture was taken Gary has found us another nearly 40 members !
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