VMO-2 Reunion 2022
includes VMO-2 personnel 1943-1993
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!
REUNION: Thursday, 27 OCT 2022 until Sunday, 30 OCT 2022 --- Some attendees will arrive as early as Tuesday 25 OCT ---> Ready Room will be located at the Holiday Inn Outdoor Bar and will be open until 00:00 each day in accordance with local regulations. <---
Points of Contact:
Please notify Tom Dunn 815-272-1128 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, for the latest scoop. The requested contribution for incidentals at the Ready Room is $25; Ready Room will be fully stocked with soft drinks, beer, wine and snacks --- payable onsite at the Squadron 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