I know that a lot of you guys go to Jerry Armstrong's C-2/7 reunions in Georgia, but I thought you might like to know about a couple of other reunions/meetings that are being held this year, in case you happen to be in the U.S. about that time. Everyone is welcome at these events.
1st Cavalry Division Assn. has a yearly reunion in June and alternates locations between Ft. Hood, TX and other cities in the U.S. This year it will be in Bloomington, Minnesota near Minneapolis. The huge Great Mall of America is located in Bloomington. Next year the reunion goes back to Ft. Hood and the following year, it will be in Portland, Oregon. The 7th U.S. Cavalry Assn. holds its business meeting during one of the luncheons at this reunion. This year the dates are June 2-6.
The 2/7th Cav has been having meetings in early fall. This year it will be in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville. The guy that organizes it is an Ia Drang veteran and usually sets up seminars, has museum displays and local tours to Civil War battle sites. Last time, a number of the Ia Drang survivors from 2/7 had a lively discussion at a workshop about how LZ Albany was approached, what they saw happening there and their comments and stories of their involvement. This year they are having a number of helicopter pilots that supported the battalion with lifts, combat missions, combat support, etc. They want to talk to grunts to find out how we saw the war since it was different from what they experienced as pilots, copilots, crewchiefs, doorgunners, etc. Dates are Sept. 23-26, 2010.
If anyone wants any more information, please contact me. I will let you know of any other 7th Cav meetings or reunions that I hear about.