Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 VPB-118 Reunion in Grand Rapids

I've been back from the latest VPB-118 Reunion for a few days now and have had a few days to think about it. I think the guys had a very nice reunion, although the attendance was down owing to various reasons, not the least of which is the advanced age of the surviving veterans. At the business meeting the possibility of merging the VPB-118 reunion with the reunions of one or more VPB squadrons came up. I was delegated the task of exploring the feasibility of this possible option because I have this forum with which to reach other people. Please do shoot me an email if you have knowledge of other squadrons that have joined up to have their reunions jointly, or of other squadrons that may be exploring this option.

Also decided at the business meeting was the intention to plan for a 2011 reunion in Salt Lake City. This version of the reunion is contingent on getting enough attendees signed up and for non-adoption of the previously mentioned possibility.

The veterans who attended this year's reunion:

L-R: Jack Leonard, Bob Wilson, Harold Taylor, Kent Hatch, and Stanley Ostazeski