1st Bn 1st Marines Vietnam Reunion 

Vietnam Veterans Reunion

 San Diego, California

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley  

October 23rd – 26th 2019  


City Tour

A charter bus to provide a day-long of touring of city sites and visit the MCRD Marine Corp Base.

Company Luncheons

Each company gathers 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 2019 reunion chairman updates, financial report, election of officers, approval of 2021 reunion, and battalion business. 

Dear 1/1er’s:


Attached is the registration form and scheduled activities!  Please fill out and return the registration form ASAP. A highlight of the Reunion will be a visit to MCRD and enjoy a boot camp graduation ceremony.  


The Reunion will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Mission Valley. When you call, mention that you are with the 1/1 Reunion for special rate of $119.00 plus 12.5% tax. These rates are available three (3) days prior and after the Reunion and based on availability for those planning to arrive early or stay a few days after Reunion.  


The 2019 Reunion Planning Group consist of a Company representative from Alpha, Bravo, Charley, Delta and H&S chosen during the 2017 Reunion. After meeting in San Diego twice, it was determined by the Planning Team that to successfully plan and continue to hold 1/1 Reunions it was necessary to make a few changes and select a new leadership structure, have transparency and fiscal accountability to the members. The following were selected by the Planning Team and will serve staggered terms and will be ratified at the 2019 Reunion. 



1. Samuel O. Verdeja / Chairman / 2019-2023 / Delta / Midwest

2. Eddie Neas / Vice Chair / 2019-2021 / Alpha / East Coast

3. Bill Kendle / Treasurer / 2019-2023 / H&S / Midwest

4 . John Kaper / Secretary / 2019-2021 / TBD / TBD


Members at Large

5. Glenn Griffin / By-Laws / 2019-2023 / Delta / East Coast 

6. Bill Ring / Nominations / 2019-2021 / Delta / East Coast

7. OPEN / Governance / 2019-2023 / TBD / TBD  

8. OPEN / TBD / 2019-2021 / TBD / TBD 

9. OPEN / TBD / 2019-2023 / TBD / TBD 


Sergeant at Arms (Non-voting)

10. Robert Jackson / Bravo / Midwest 

11. TBD

12. TBD


Beginning in January 2019 Reunion Planning Team will provide regular updates on finances, and future organizational structure. This will be done via 1/1 website at A comprehensive annual report will be developed and available during the Reunion.  



The 1/1 Reunion Planning Team 


     – Eddie Neas, Alpha Company 

     – Bob Jackson, Bravo Company 

     – John Kaper, Charley Company 

     – Samuel Verdeja, Delta Company 

     – Bill Kendle, H&S 


Hospitality room will be open 

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


OCT. 23

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Arrival and Check-in

Optional Activities:

(Throughout Reunion) 

Old Town: Free Shuttle


Entertainment Venues

Shopping Center 


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


Free time


OCT. 25

Continental Breakfast

*7:00 am – 8:00 am

Tour of City

Mountain Soledad

National Veterans Memorial 

8:30 am – 10:30 am 


Graduation Parade 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Free Time at MCRD

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Point Loma

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


OCT. 26

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Battalion Meeting 

At Hotel 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Battalion Auction

At Hotel 

1:30 pm

Battalion Banquet

Reception 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Program/Dinner 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 


OCT. 27

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:00 am




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


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