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2023 Reunion - DAYTON, OHIO

September 10 - 14


group photo
photo by Jerri Gourley

The last official association sponsored reunion is now an after action report and pleasant memories. We turned our backs on the world and its cares for a couple of days to remember our many departed friends, glory in our past deeds, brag on our current lives, and mourn the two that passed during the event.

Jeff, IOTY
Intruder Of The Year Award.

We entered Tubby Brudvig's name in a position of honor on the plaque;

bestowed the honor of final Intruder Of The Year upon Jeff Murray for 2023;

and awarded the plaque permanently to Jeff Murray for safekeeping;

click here for the details and Wes Schuster's presentation.


Webmaster's photos David's photos
reunion photos slide show
the Wright Brothers Museum more photos
the USAF Museum  
other material  
PowerPoint of the memorial service  


The host hotel is the Dayton/Fairborn Holiday Inn. It is a very nice hotel with all the necessary facilities to accommodate our reunion. Below you will find information regarding reunion registration and hotel reservations. Our hotel rate is $139/night, plus tax which includes parking and buffet breakfast. They will honor this rate from Sunday 9/10 (early arrival) thru the evening of Wednesday 9/13. The rate is also good for the evening of 9/14 for those who desire an extra day at the AF Museum or other sights around Dayton. You must make your own hotel reservations by calling: Holiday Inn Dayton Fairborn reservations 937-426-7800. Reference code "AHC". Deadline for hotel reservations to ensure the quoted rate is 8/22/23.

A last peek at the USAF Museum.

Announcements and proposed events were posted in April and July newsletters.


Due to the ravages of time; this is likely our last full-scale reunion; attend if you can.

Let's not forget the real reason why we have these reunions - we see our brothers in arms that we haven't seen in decades and renew friendships we've built up over the years. In 2023, it will have been 57 years ago that the 281st was organized; then sent to Vietnam. Five years later the company was deactivated. In that five year plus period of time, hundreds of us spent many months doing many different jobs; each and every one of them contributing to the success of the 281st. Join us to honor our absent brothers and celebrate those accomplishments.

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