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    Preparations are well underway for our 50th Reunion now just 1 months away. Garry Knittel and the Reunion Committee have worked hard to make this one our biggest and best yet. They have been hinting at maybe having a surprise or two for this milestone occasion. As most of you know, John Hlavacek, our dear friend, honorary member and keynote speaker at our 45th Reunion has since passed away. We are sure he will be with us in spirit and will always be honored and associated with us and our service in Vietnam. 

    We sincerely hope to see as many of our members as possible this time around as we are all aging (gracefully yes), but aging nonetheless and we hope to continue our getting together until the last two members are left. Who could have predicted our beloved 172nd Transportation Company would still be going strong after a half century since our call-up in 1968. We are all brothers in the best sense of the word.

 172nd Reunions:
 Over the years we have had five planned reunions, at least every ten years beginning in 1979, then came the 20th, 30th, 40th and 45th just five years ago. We have compiled a slideshow of photos contributed by numerous members and their wives, thanks to them these images live on from each of those reunions and are now available for 172nd members and their families to enjoy. Click Here to enjoy "172nd Reunions". Will there be a 50th ? Don't bet against it.
Guess What ??
VFW Membership:
If you are not currently a member of the VFW, you should consider joining this very worthwhile group that does so much for veterans. Post 2503 is a very nice facility with rooms available for receptions and group gatherings of all sizes. It has become the "Omaha Bar" for 172nd veterans in Nebraska.
Vietnam Memorials:
    50,000 names (carved in the wall) A moving musical tribute to veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam.
    Vietnam War casualties by State and City  An index to Vietnam War casualties.

Best wishes to all of our 172nd families,
See you on the next "Second Thursday of the Month",  August 9th, 2018
Jim Rose