VP-17 ALUMNI REUNION IN CHATTANOOGA, TN, APRIL 11-14, 2013.
THANKS, BILLY BOB, FOR ANOTHER GREAT EVENT!
Chick Magnet. Billy Bob in his newly painted '71 Caddy convertible along with his gaggle of loose chicks:
Marta, Sally, Kate, Mary and Judy
(Photo submitted by Mary Sikes)
Another photo from Mary Sikes: Kate, Pat and Judy, Judy, Judy.
The only pic taken by Benny Cheng (how did he take this one?)
(L to R) Lou Rabe, George & Cecelia Gandre, Jim Davis & De Medford, Guy Leary, Maggie & Benny Cheng
THOSE WHO CAME
.....AND THOSE WHO TRIED BUT HAD TO CANCEL
Ketchums Bill & Janice
Overends Bill & Anna
OBriens Bill & Robin
Buckinghams Bill & Pam
Vincents Bill & Jan
Spauldings Ger & Kar
Bakkens Dave & Kathy
Meyers Danny & Carol
Davidsons Gary & Eva
Schragers Jack & Barbara
Dresels Jon & Cathy
Heffner Marta Heffner & Kelly Hayden
Evans Rex & Andy
Nicholson Nick (Radio)
Barclay Bob (Bullet)
Carter John B
Mikusis Frank & Debbie
Chengs Benny & Maggie
Hackathorns Denny & Stephanie
Pendletons John D & Dr. Irene
McGroartys Jim & Judy
Maleys Pat & Kate
Rays Daryl & Susi
Davis Jim and De Medford
Blakleys Jim & Stella
Gandre George & Cecelia
Lanes Larry & Leanne
McDaniels Ken & Mary
Total in attendance = 60
Where captions aren't provided refer to this list to help identify folks in the photos.
(Space for more photos here)
AND HERE'S THAT MUTHALOAD OF 167 PHOTOS,
PLUS DAY MARKERS, FROM JACK SCHRAGER.
It poured this night, and some of us got caught "singin' in the deluge."
But a good dinner and the world's best company made it all worthwhile.
Ken & Mary McDaniels
Guest speaker for life, Bill Ketchum and Janice
MC BBO and other speakers. Doc Bakken demo'd how to put your shoes on while standing on one foot.
This is without doubt a newly acquired skill for Doc.
Jim Davis & wife De Medford
This heavy-duty P-3 Orion belt buckle was donated to the reunion by John Hemmer,
who asked that we do something clever with it. All through dinner the head table struggled
to think of something clever, but we came up empty. Guess not much has changed over the years.
(Expect to see this buckle at future VP-17 reunions.)
SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET TOAST OFFERED BY BILL O'BRIEN
Here's to Cheating, stealing, fighting and drinking!
If you cheat, may you cheat death
If you steal, may you steal a heart
If you fight, fight for your country
If you drink, drink to VP-17!
Ed Alford ready to hit the open road.
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