The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

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The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:59 pm

As a favor to Jerry White and a service to those who visit here I'm posting the following information from the last 31st newsletter about the 2012 reunion in Washington DC.

In future 31st Newsletters there should be further information and complete reunion costs. In addition, after the first of the year, the 31st Regiment Association website will be updated to include information related to the 2012 reunion. To receive the 31st Newsletter, the 31st Regiment Association requires that you be a member of the Association. You are not required to be a member of the Association in order to attend the reunion. I'll also include the page with the joining information in this post so you can save and print it if you are interested in joining the Association. Just click on the attachments to open to full size.
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 as reported by the 31st Associa

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:12 pm

The 31st Association website has managed to post some new information about the next Reunion. One thing that is very important to note is that if you think you might want to go on the proposed White House Tour you need to download and print out, fill in, and mail in, a form before March 1, 2012. This is so authorities can give you the once over and be sure you aren't a terrorist or in some other way may be suspected of possibly doing some harm to the peace of the White House. Be sure to read all of the linked page at the 31st Regiment Site if you plan on going to the next reunion and be sure you do what you need to do about this form information. Hit the link.

http://www.31stinfantry.org/2012reunion.htm
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:10 pm

The form is in the latest 31st Regiment news letter which is now circulating. If you are a paid up member in good standing you probably will get it in the mail.

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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Niner Alpha » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:06 am

Well, we are a month away. The excitement may be building.....but you wouldn't know it from this site.

I did get a group email from one of my Alpha company friends directed to a few guys he knew asking for a response on attendance. I'd imagine some of the guys he contacted will attend.

Anybody out there that plans on attending that wouldn't mind saying so? Know of anybody else who is going to attend?
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Delta75 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:49 pm

Hi Niner.....I haven't heard anything from my Delta Company 3rd platoon men as far as attending the reunion. Quite a few of these men, who have attended past reunions, are not actually members of the association, and if the newsletter is the primary reunion information source, since they are not members, they will not receive the newsletter, thus they may or may not be aware of the reunion. I haven't heard from my regional director since Col Carlson (now deceased) left his regional director position several years ago; therefore, I could be totally wrong, but I doubt that many of the regional directors are reaching out to the men within their regions to make them aware of the reunion and to encourage them to attend. With my recent retirement moving cost and with the cost of my wife's trip to Viet Nam to take care of some urgent family matters, I will not be able to afford to attend the reunion this year. Hopefully, in a few years, there will be another reunion closer to Texas and I will be able to attend on my proverbial "fixed income". :D Maybe Chaplain Burns has forgotten how much work it is to organize a reunion and will volunteer to host another in San Antonio. :D Other than for the "missing cup" incident :oops: , the last San Antonio reunion was awesome with the highest attendance of any prior or post reunion.
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Delta75 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:19 pm

Anyone out there going to the 2012 DC Reunion? If you are planning to attend, would you please provide us with sit-reps as to how things are going? Sorry that I could not make it this year, but the cost of my wife's May - Aug trip to Viet Nam made it impossible for this ol' boy on "fixed income" to attend.
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Niner Alpha » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:30 pm

I know Floyd Jones is going. He promises to give us some photos and a report about how it went. It's likely he will be on the chat tonight.
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Delta75 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:39 pm

Great! Please let Floyd know that I am curious as to how many 6/31st men will attend.
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Delta75 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:25 pm

Niner.....hopefully, since the other two 6/31st related websites are not being updated, someone from the association will provide you with the attendance figures of the DC reunion so that you can post them on this website. Here's hoping that they had a great turnout. Wish I could have attended, but with the cost of my wife's extended 4 month trip to Viet Nam, I couldn't afford to make the trip. I understand that next year's reunion will be in Ohio, and, if the DC reunion turnout was good, more of our men might be encouraged to attend.

Again, hopefully the DC turnout was excellent, and that it set a new reunion attendance record, but I am afraid that the 2007 San Antonio reunion set an attendance record that will be difficult to beat, especially as we get older and lose more of our Brothers. I pulled up some attendance information from the San Antonio reunion and all that I can find are the numbers for the 6/31st: Men = 162, Guests: 81, Total = 243. This number of 243 does not include the men (and their guests) from the 4/31st (Viet Nam), the WWII vets, the Korean War vets, nor the active 4/31st honor guard. If all of these groups were added, I would think that the total San Antonio reunion attendance would have exceeded 300. Hopefully the association is reaching out to our 4/31st veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, and with their increased attendance, if the DC reunion didn't break the San Antonio attendance record, the record will fall soon at a future reunion.
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Re: The 31st Reunion in 2012 with updates as we get them

Postby Delta75 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:15 pm

It was sooooo great to see that Karl Lowe has posted information on the 2012 DC Reunion! This information is greatly appreciated. The reunion was an outstanding success (although not beating the 2007 San Antonio record)! The thing that was most heart-warming to me was the recognition given to the 300+ men who have passed since returning from Viet Nam. Karl, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I wish that I could have been there to see it. Well done Karl! John will have to work really hard in order for the 2013 Ohio reunion to match this one.

Jerry White
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