President-Pete P. Porreca
Vice-President/Recording Secretary-Tom Barry
Executive Committee-John King, Joe D'Andrea, & James D'Aurora
702nd Tank Battalion Reunion 2007
2007 Reunion-September 21st & 22nd, 2007 at the Eisenhower Inn and Conference Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Pa. As I stated previously, the attendance by our comrades has dropped immensely. Only 15 attended last year. The balance of 65 was honorary members, wives of deceased comrades, and guests. They all paid their fees and were proud to attend.
Received a letter from George Williams that he, Peggy, Dottie and George will not do the reunion in the future.
A decision will be discussed and voted on at our annual business meeting. This may be our last one. Please try to attend and help us make a proper decision. Age, health, and finances prevent some from attending.
Please mail or call in your reservations soon. The deadline is approaching.
Treasurer, George Williams mailed the agenda weeks ago. I am also including the agenda with this mailing.
I only received notices of six deaths since last year. William D. Crone, B Co. 12-23-06, Richard M. Kincade, A Co. 08-19-06, Harry C. Lane, Service Company 01-28--05, Jack O'Donnell, A Co. 09-26-06, Clark F. Shaulis, C & A Co. 01-05-05, Captain Bruce Johnson, A Company Commander. We extend our sympathies and condolences to their families. God bless our fallen Red Devils.
On behalf of the Red Devils, I wish to thank George Williams, Dottie, Fred, and Peggy for making the arrangements and preparations for this Reunion.
Also thanks to Fred Riley and Tom Barry for representing the "Red Devils" at the 80th Infantry Division Memorial Dedication in Fort Benning, Georgia in September 2006.
Enclosed is the 2007 62nd Reunion Agenda. (SEE BELOW). Also enclosing a letter from U.S. Army General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, which was found recently and forwarded to me. It was never copied and sent to our members. (Click Here To Read The Letter)
Terry Janes calls me and makes me aware of any news about our comrades. I am very grateful for his assistance. Terry's Website: www.TheTroubleshooters.com
Please call or mail soon!
The Battalion will not be providing the lunch on Saturday. There will be salads and Barbeque provided by individuals. Please bring something to add to the luncheon or Hospitality Room.
Good Luck & Good Health!
Yours in Comradeship,
Pete P. Porreca, Pres.
702nd Tank Battalion
62nd Reunion Agenda-September 21 & 22, 2007
Eisenhower Inn & Conference Center
2634 Emmitsburg Road
Phone 1-717-334-8121 or 1-800-776-8349
(We will be in the new #2 building.)
Room Rate remains the same at $92.00 + taxes per day.
Reservations required by 7-21-07.
No group pictures will be taken this year.
Registration in the Lobby from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Fees are $50 per person, plus $10 dues. Hospitality Room will be open from 10:00AM to 10:00PM in the Stillwell Room. Dinner at 6:00PM in the Stillwell Room (unless other room opens).
Hospitality Room will be open from 10:00AM to 4:30PM. Registration in the Lobby from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Fees are $30 per person, plus $10 dues. (Webmaster Note: These fees only apply to persons arriving on this date. Persons who arrived on Friday and paid their fees then are exempted). Annual Business Meeting at 2:30PM in the Bradley Room. Memorial Service at 6:15PM in the Bradley Room. Cash Bar at 6:30PM in the McArthur/Patton Room. Banquet at 7:00PM in the McArthur/Patton Room. Socializing from 9:00 to 11:00PM.
Departure-Have a safe trip home!
See you at the reunion!
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