1097th River Raiders 2011 Reunion Countdown

before the 1097th River Raiders 2011 Reunion!




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12 Sept 2011, Keith Morrison needs a headcount for the Reunion. Either let him know on the Facebook page or drop him an e-mail.

2 July 2011, I updated the bio of Michael Robinson and of Ronald Mize based on e-mails they sent to me. I hope everyone has a great 4th of July. Feb 1, 2011: the new year has come and is well underway. I added Steve Cappadona to the ROTP list. I have been meaning to add him but kept putting it off until today. If anyone needs to be added, keep bugging me and I will add your name. I honestly get side-tracked very easily and forget other commitments.


3 May 2010. I added some names to the Raiders list thanks to Richard McDaniel and updated the bio of Dusty Lister. 15 April 2010, I added a half a dozen names from the Vietnam era from John Perrine who served during that time. I forgot to add, Tom added some pics from Allen Raynor who served during Vietnam and gives a good look at the life aboard during the days of living on the vessels towing arty barges every day. 12 March 2010, I added a dozen names to the Raiders List that I have been meaning to add. I think I added all the updated names I had to add but if I did not let me know and I will add whichever names. Also if anyone out there knows any information on former raiders to add to the list or an updated bio please contact me so I can add/update accordingly, this is not only limited to their bio but yours as well.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to Bill Stuart who gave me a dozen more names and several dozen updates to existing names from the Vietnam era of the unit.


River Raiders Of the Past
Raiders Facebook Page
Underway - The River Raider Blog
Documents on the 1097th, Updated 19 April 2000
Picture Galleries, Updated 19 July 2003
Here's A Bio On Me, NEW & IMPROVED 20 Feb 09
Here's a list of Panama Links



This page is dedicated to the former 1097th Transportation Company (Composite Watercraft). The unit was inactivated July 1999 after nearly 50 years of service, including combat tours in Vietnam and Panama.
Activated: 1 September 1953
Vietnam: 1965 - 1969
Relocated to Panama: 1977
Operation Just Cause: 1989 - 1990
Reorganized: 16 February 1991
Operation Safe Haven: 1994 - 1995
Relocated to Rodman Naval Station:1995
Inactivated: July 1999



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This page was last updated on 2 July 2011.

This page was started on 8 September 1999.



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