My first military reunion.

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  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have never attended anything like this but I am going anyway!
    About 40 guys from my old SP Sqadron are meeting this weekend. I really want to go see two guys I was pretty close to, but hope to see several more guys I knew. We are going to have a time to remember the ones no longer with us as well
    I also hope to get some pictures from some of the guys.. I only have a few of back then
     
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    Enjoy the reunion. I'd like to make a few myself.
     
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  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have gone to one reunion of an Army Reserve unit I was once in. I had a good time but no where as good a time as when I was in the unit, since I don't drink to excess anymore.;):p
     
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    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well some of the usual suspects are already planning on pulling a cork like they did back then
    The thing is...i didn't drink much then and rarely drink now, so I'll just be the same as I was then
    Still hoping to share and remember the good times though
     
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    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I just got back from spending the day 27 years in the past
    So many laughs and memories were shared
    Mostly good but some bad
    We all had worked a plane crash with multiple victims back in 88
    We all relived that though each other's recollections

    Most of the guys were just like I remembered them albeit a little gray and several pounds heavier

    I have read and heard about this unbreakable bond with the men you served with.
    I now know exactly how strong it is
    I would do anything today that any of those men would ask me to and them for me
    Tonight I'm happy for the memories revived but also I'm strangely a bit melancholy and I don't know why

    My family wants to know all about the reunion and I have told them some stories but I'm keeping it mostly to myself. I guess I'm being selfish in that regard but I really don't want to talk about it with them. It's hard to relate the experiences since it all happened long before I got married and started my family.
    It's hard to explain I guess
    DB
     
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    Glad you had a great time :D.
     
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    Glad you went DB and really glad you enjoyed it.

    I went to one for my old squadron a couple of years ago and really enjoyed seeing some of the guys. I look forward mostly, but it's good to take a peek back once in a while.
     
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