Vietnam Veterans Reunion

 San Antonio, Texas

Menger Hotel 

October 6th – 10th, 2021

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Welcome 1/1 Marines!


Company and Women’s Luncheons

Battalion Banquet, Company and Women’s luncheon. Gather separately for lunch and talk about the good ole days in a local restaurant or hotels area restaurant.

Battalion Auction

The auction is a tradition and is used to help raise funds for the 1/1 Organization.

Battalion Meeting

Includes the 2021 reunion chairman updates, financial report, election of officers, approval of future reunions, and battalion business. 


Message from the Board president and Reunion Chairman 

Samuel O. Verdeja and William “Bill” Kendle


Saddle Up Marines, it is Reunion time!  Along with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Vietnam Reunion Board of Directors, we are thrilled to announce Reunion Registration will begin the first week of April 2021.  On April 1st, We will be releasing the Reunion newsletter and launching our 2021 Reunion, scheduled for October 6th – 10th in San Antonio, Texas.   Hotel accommodations are at the Historic MENGER Hotel, located steps from the Alamo and Riverwalk.  Endless Shopping and food courts line the Riverwalk.

A registration form will be available on the website the first week in April.


2021 – R E U N I O N

October 6th – 10th

MENGER HOTEL

San Antonio, Texas

We have received many inquiries regarding the Reunion.  It appears that many veterans and their families are anxious to begin to register.  Several have expressed concerns about COVID-19. 

According to United States national Covid-19 vaccines projections by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, 85% of Americans will receive vaccinations by the end of summer.  Ideally, in preparation for the Reunion, 100% “all” 1/1 veterans should be vaccinated. Also, we will take every precaution to assure a safe Reunion during the Program activities. 

We are pleased to officially launch the 2021 Reunion scheduled, October 6th – 10th in San Antonio, Texas.  Please look for an extensive update in the next 1/1 April newsletter.


Semper Fi

  • Sam, Board President
  • Bill, Reunion Chairman
  • 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Vietnam Reunion, Inc.

Itinerary

Hospitality room will be open 

Wednesday – Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm 

Wednesday

OCT. 23

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:00 am


Arrival and Check-in


Optional Activities:

(Throughout Reunion) 

Old Town: Free Shuttle

Restaurants

Entertainment Venues

Shopping Center 

Thursday

OCT. 24

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:00 am


Women/Guests Luncheon

11:30 am @ Old Town


Company Luncheon

11:30 am @ Old Town


Evening

Free time

Friday

OCT. 25

Continental Breakfast

*7:00 am – 7:45 am


MCRD 

Graduation Ceremony 

Parade Ceremony 

Lunch at MCRD

Free Time 

8:00 am – 3:00 pm


City Tour

Mountain Soledad

National Veterans Memorial 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 


Evening

Free Time

Saturday

OCT. 26

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:00 am


Battalion Meeting 

At Hotel 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Battalion Auction

TBD


Battalion Banquet

Reception 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner 6:30 pm (start time) 

Program 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Sunday 

OCT. 27

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:00 am


Departure

 

Note:  

Charter buses are handicap accessible and have toilets, and refreshments provided by Reunion Committee  

*On Friday Continental Breakfast is scheduled in Hospitality room from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. due to early start for City tour and MCRD

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Rate: $119 Per Night + 12.5% California Tax

 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Mission Valley 

2270 Hotel Circle North

San Diego, California 92108

(619-297-1101)  

A dedicated website is available to book your hotel room!

Please ask for the “1st Battalion 1st Marines Vietnam” rate

Or use Group Code “MVV” when calling 1-888-233-9527

SOME OF OUR

2019 REUNION HIGHLIGHTS

WEDNESDAY 2019

ARRIVAL!

Arrival and Check-in at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

THURSDAY 2019

Luncheon

A lunch at Old Town with some old pals. 

FRIDAY 2019

MCRD and City Tour

Graduation/parade ceremony, lunch, and a city tour. This included Mountain Soledad and the National Veterans Memorial.

SATURDAY 2019

Battalion Banquet

Battalion meeting, auction, and banquet.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Rate: Hold off on booking – A discounted group price will be announced!

 Menger Hotel 

204 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

(210-223-4361)  

1st Marine Division 80th Anniversary Ceremony

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Roger B. Turner, Jr., the commanding general of 1st Marine Division, adds a streamer to the colors during the Division’s 80th Anniversary Ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 5, 2021. Campaign streamers are symbols and reminders of the sacrifice, service and a proud heritage the men and women of 1st Marine Division have demonstrated in battles and conflicts throughout Marine Corps history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jailine L. AliceaSantiago)

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