Vietnam Veterans Reunion

 San Antonio, Texas

Menger Hotel 

May 19th – 23rd, 2021

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 2021 Reunion Planning Team

2021 Reunion of the 1st Battalion,1st Marines

May 19th-23rd

Menger Hotel

San Antonio, Texas.


Recently the 1/1 Reunion Advance Planning Team members, Bill Kendle, Roy Wiltrout, and Samuel Verdeja traveled to San Antonio, Texas, and met with business, city, and military leaders. During the site visits the Planning Team selected the Historic Menger Hotel located in the heart of downtown San Antonio for our 2021 Reunion accommodations. The Menger Hotel is located steps away from the Alamo and the Riverwalk as well as walking distance to shopping, Tower of the Americas, trolley and horse carriage transportation, riverboat rides, eating, cultural and entertainment venues.

The Planning Team is currently contacting prominent individuals suggested by city and military leaders, and the 1/1 ranks to consider as keynote and guest speakers. It is our goal to have a program of activities and speakers confirmed by October 2020. Overall, the 2021 Reunion promised to be another memorable and historical moment for all 1/1’ers as we gather again to rekindle our bonds as the United States Marine Corps Vietnam War veterans, and to honor our fallen brothers. The City of San Antonio is prepared to receive and acknowledge us for our service and for fighting to help to keep America’s tradition of keeping American safe.

Registrations for the Reunion and hotel accommodations will begin in October - 2020

Before October you will receive quarterly announcements via the website regarding registrations and other updates. After October, the announcement will be monthly. The 1/1 Board of Directors will continue to practice transparency and keep you updated and provide a comprehensive financial report during the Battalion Meeting in San Antonio. Meanwhile, if you should have any questions or thoughts please do not hesitate to contact us:

Finally, the 1/1 Board f Directors will continue to meet and make decisions in preparation for a successful 2021 Reunion. Please take care and stay well during the Corona Virus epidemic.

S/F Sam

Bill Kendle, Vice President, and Finances Chair

Roy Wiltrout, Treasurer

Samuel Verdeja, President


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 - 7:45 am


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 


Free Time


OCT. 26

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Battalion Meeting 

At Hotel 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Battalion Auction


Battalion Banquet

Reception 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner 6:30 pm (start time) 

Program 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


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





Arrival and Check-in at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.



A lunch at Old Town with some old pals. 


MCRD and City Tour

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


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


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