Message from 2021 Reunion Planning Team

By kendle

021 Reunion of the 1st Battalion,1st MarinesMay 19th-23rdMenger HotelSan 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…

Letter from the President Samuel O. Verdeja

By kendle

First, thank you to those that were able to attend the 2019 Reunion in San Diego, and for those that were not able to participate, you were there in spirit. It was a historical remembrance for many who experienced the day at MCRD, recollecting a time where we became United States Marines. I wish to…

Message from Samuel Ortiz Verdeja

By kendle

First, a sincere thank you to those who have already registered for the 2019 Reunion. As of this letter, we have over 160 registrations of veterans, family members, and friends. An indication that 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Vietnam are strongly supportive of our dedicated efforts to keep organizing 1/1 Reunions. We expect additional registrations up…

We are Drawing Closer

By kendle

My name is Glenn Griffin 2303115, Delta Company radioman in 1967-68. I am currently a Board Member of the 1st Battalion 1st Marines Vietnam Reunion Organization. My job is currently the Chairman of the Bi-Laws and an at large member. For many years I avoided attending reunions other than small groups of former squad and…

A Call for Reunion Registration

By kendle

By Bill Ring, Board of Directors, Nominations It is hard to believe our reunion is only three months away. The planned activities in San Diego and our guest speakers will make this event one of the best yet.  By way of introduction, my name is Bill Ring. I was with Delta Company 1st Platoon.  I arrived…

Message from John P. Kaper

By kendle

Greetings fellow Vietnam Veterans of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Division. My name is John P. Kaper, Charley Company. As the Board Secretary for the Committee, I am reaching out to remind you to register for the 2019 Reunion, scheduled in San Diego, October 23-26. Please visit the web site to register, reunion updates and…

A Message From The Reunion Treasurer

By kendle

Bill Kendle Treasurer and Co-Webmaster Introduction: I met several of you at the last reunion in 2017. I was your first contact at the registration desk as you filed in. My name is Bill Kendle. I was in VN 68/69. MOS 2531, field radio operator. I was Injured while TAD to 2/1 by an RPG…

Help us find these Marines

By kendle

With the email we sent in November, 226 emails came back as rejected.  That means the email address is wrong or has been discontinued.  If you know any of the members listed below, please take a moment and send us their email address or contact information.  This would be of great help as we continue…