POPASMOKE
2016 USMC Combat Helicopter Association Reunion

Jacksonville, FL --- 25-28 August 2016

Click Popasmoke Reunion for Details and Registration in the spring of 2016



_______________________________________________________ Reunion: 2012 VMO-2

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VMO-2

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VMO-2 Reunion 2015

VMO-2 1950-1993

Marine Observation Squadron Two

--->>> Pensacola Beach, FL <<<---

 

If you can balance a blade on a UH-1E or have your own set of safety wire pliers, you are qualified to attend!

 

 

Thursday, 10 Sept 2015 until Tuesday, 15 Sept 2015

 

   

Point of Contact:

Jerry Maziar

jmaziar@simconco.com

Please notify Jerry Maziar at simconco.com if you tentatively plan to attend the PENSACOLA Reunion so that we may have an approximate count of VMO-2 attendees with your email address so we can send you the latest scoop. The requested contribution for incidentals at the Ready Room is $25.00 per couple or solo, fully stocked with soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks.

 

 

 

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These Good Men

These Good Men

by Michael Norman

 

 

I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted their best, men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped raw, right down to their humanity.

 

I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the U.S. Marine Corps. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another.

 

I cannot say where we are headed. Ours are not perfect friendships; those are the province of legend and myth. A few of my comrades drift far from me now, sending back only occasional word. I know that one day even these could fall to silence. Some of the men will stay close, a couple, perhaps, always at hand.

 

As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades.....such good men.

 






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