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VMO-2 Reunion 2017
Marine Observation Squadron Two
--->>> Isle of Palms, Charleston, South Carolina <<<---
If you can balance a blade on a UH-1E or have your own set of safety wire pliers, you are qualified to attend!
REUNION: Wednesday, 25 OCT 2017 until Saturday, 28 OCT 2017 --- Some attendees will arrive as early as Saturday, 21 OCT 2017 ---> Ready Room will be located at 2106 Palms Blvd, Isle of Palms and will be open until 22:00 each day in accordance with local regulations. <---
Points of Contact:
Please notify Jerry Maziar by email or Ken Schweitzer at (610) 996-2584 if you tentatively plan to attend the Charleston, SC Reunion so that we may have an approximate count of VMO-2 attendees, with your email address, for the latest scoop. The requested contribution for incidentals at the Ready Room is $40.00 per person; fully stocked with soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks --- payable onsite at the AMMO BOX.
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.
HISTORY - 1943 to 1993
USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association HOMEPAGE
General REUNION Info