The Seventh Annual Reunion was held
in New Orleans Louisiana, August 3-7, 2006
The Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
621 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, LA 70140
We had 62 Kilo Company members attend the New Orleans reunion with their
families. Five were first time attendees. With 450 members on the roster,
that is about 1 in 7 attending
or, 15%. I don't know that that's significant
in any way; I'm just putting it out there for you.
'65-'66 has always been strong in attendance, but recently, the 3rd Herd
has been going gangbusters in showing up. Still, we need more of our Corpsmen
to show up, and your coming to the next reunion is important in helping keep
Kilo Company strong.
If you weren't there, a few answers: Yes, it was hot, but it was hot all
over the U.S. this summer. Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans was crowded, everything
was open and no, we didn't see any damage.
If you were there you'll not soon forget, but still, to prick your memory,
you'll remember Muffulettas, The D-Day Museum, Bourbon Street, buggy rides,
Harrah's, Petunia's (ask Smitty), Hurricanes and tap beer
and "The Great
Like H&S Company of old, lots of effort goes into planning and setting
our reunions up and running them. A special thanks has to go to Joe Burns,
as host. Others whose efforts supported the reunion were Brian McKinsey,
Smitty, Peg, Dolly, JoAnn Bradford, and nameless others behind the scenes.
None of this was or is an easy job.