August 2022 Newsletter

Posted on August 6, 2022

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry

Thirsty-Six Newsletter

August 2021

The following Troopers gave their all during the month of August 1966- 1972:

Tony Bakke Aug 8, 1966

Richard Meehen Aug 8, 1966

Leslie Nickles Aug 8, 1966

Gerald Simons Aug 8, 1966

Honorio Fidel Aug 9, 1967

Ray Moran Jr Aug 9, 1967

Francis Rochkes Aug 9, 1967

Robert Thompson Aug 9, 1967

Charles Sonnkalb Jr Aug 16, 1968

David Kink Aug 3, 1969

Always Honored and Never Forgotten

The following Troopers/Troopettes and Gold Star Family Members have birthdays in August:

Don Viningre 8-1

Ron McKiddy 8-4 GSFM

Jacky-Slye Jackson 8-7 GSFM

Jeanie Oestringer 8-7

Rose Cairns 8-7

Carla Lillie 8-9

Tom Stokesberry 8-15

Terry Washburn 8-19

Marleen Hemmelgarn 8-20

Sharon Dinsmore 8-22

Ed Gruetzemacher 8-24

Galen Rosher 8-25

Julius Jordan 8-27

Walt Titchenell 8-28

Patricia Fehlker 8-3

The following Troopers/Troopettes have anniversaries this month:

Reb and Kathy Herron       8-11   20 years

Galen and Ilah Rosher     8-16   64 years  see attch #1

Herb and Conny               8-21

Gerald and Jean Grimm   8-25   66 years

We now only have 19 days until this year‘s reunion. It may be a smaller reunion than usual, but it is going to be a very good one. We have some special entertainment coming in on Saturday the 20th. Carol has bought many items to put into the baskets that will be raffled off. This year it is a German basket. Yes, German beer (with flip tops for those who served in Germany back in the day) and Beer Steins. German wine with wine glasses. German Chocolate and other candies. A free night at the hotel. Show tickets will also be in them. This is just some of the items included in the baskets. Remember to bring one item for the Silent Auction or the Raffle.

Our ceremonies will begin at 4PM on the 19th. At these ceremonies. We will honor “Our Fallen Brothers”, our Gold Star Families, Our brothers and sisters who went onto Fiddler’s green over the past two years.

Remember, this year you may bring your own bottle as the hotel does not have its own bar.

Itinerary for 2022 Reunion

Friday August 19, 2022

9:00 to 3PM        Registration and sign in

4:00-5:30             Opening ceremonies: 

Charlie Troop’s Little Brother, Zachary Titchenell, will open the ceremonies by leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Lucy Bieneman will sing our National Anthem. I will introduce those Troopers and Troopettes and family members attending their first reunion. Jerry Berggren will talk about SSG Edward Kaneshiro Charlie Troop’s Medal of Honor Winner. The Jelich family will read the poem, “It’s me who has your Back”.  The ladies will read the names of “Our Fallen Brothers”.  The Gold Star Families go up to the Missing Man’s Table and light a candle and take a moment to reflect upon their loved one.  Family and  comrades will go up to the Remembrance table and light a candle and say a few words about their loved one.

7PM – Until          Meet and Greet

Everyone will go in and pick a table and remained seated until their table number is called. Marilyn Owens will say Grace before the first table number is called.

Music and socializing.

Saturday August 20, 2022

10:00                  bus loads

10:15                 the bus s leaves for the Branson Belle

11:30                  Load boat 

12 to 2PM         Lake cruise w/dinner and show

2:15 to 2:30     bus loads and return back to the hotel

4:00-5:30  Finger foods.  Kathy Walton will say Grace before table numbers are called. Finger foods This will close at 5:45.

6PM – 7:30PM Special Entertainment.

We will hold the drawing Two Baskets. The rest of the night will be Socializing and dance.

Sunday August 21, 2022

9:00AM  Troopers Meeting (Bring your coffee)

9:30AM until 6PM   Family and Friend Free Time. Hospitality room will be opened all day.

6PM Dinner.  Charles Blevins will say Grace before table numbers are called. Dinner and then we will do the Silent Auction and Raffle. Social time until.

***Remember to bring at least one item for the Silent Auction and/or the Raffle.

Please remember. Military items are  acceptable to include T-Shirts other clothing not.

YOU may bring your own bottle as the hotel does not have a bar.

Carol and I will be arriving in Branson on Sunday the 14th.

God Bless you all and everyone have a safe trip.