CHARLIE COMPANY COMMAND GROUP
September 13 - 17, 2023
Wednesday to Sunday
SAN ANTONIO, TX
CHARLIE COMPANY REUNION - 2023
San Antonio HERE WE COME!
We will reunite on 13 September 2023.
I am thrilled to report the we have secured the hotel for our 2023 reunion. It is the beautiful Holiday Inn, Riverwalk. This hotel will meet all of our needs. It is right on the Riverwalk and within walking distance to the Alamo and many other attractions, including some really great restaurants.
Please, please do not contact the hotel until they are ready for us. The general rule is they will start taking reservations approximately 1 year before the date of our event. I will let you all know as soon as I am given the green light, and the group code #. I do suggest checking out their website, and you will see how fantastic it is.
I know everyone wants to know what is the room rate, right? Well, I will be up front with you, it is a little more than what we have paid in the past. I am also pretty sure that many of you are not at all surprised. Our rate is going to be $129 + tax a night. Considering the hotel and location and the price point the negotiations started at, that is a bargain.
Now that we have a base camp, we can start checking out different activities. If anyone that knows San Antonio and has an idea for us to consider, please send it in.
Looking forward to seeing all of you there! Don
Honoring Our Fallen Brothers
One of the most important things that we do as an organization is to honor our brothers who did not make it home as we did. At our Biennial Reunions we have made it a priority to conduct a formal Remembrance Ceremony including a color guard, bugler, featured speakers, reading of the names, and a printed program complete with a photo of each of our brothers who were killed in combat during our tours of duty in Vietnam. This ritual has become a landmark event held at a notable location at each reunion. This same format is currently being planned for our upcoming reunion at San Antonio, Texas.
Our Remembrance Ceremony in San Antonio will be held at the Veterans Memorial Plaza of San Antonio where the citizens of San Antonio erected a Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The memorial honors the 50 US Marines who were lost while battling an intense attack of a North Vietnamese Regiment. The marines killed over three hundred of attacking NVA soldiers. The battle has been recorded in history as The Battle of Hill 881 South. A statue has been erected at the memorial to depict the horror of war and the fortitude of the American Soldier. It is at this site that we will conduct our ceremony to honor our courageous brothers who gave their all for our country.
For those of you who have never attended a reunion, I strongly urge you to attend our next reunion in San Antonio. The clock is ticking on how much time we have left to attend a reunion. I suggest that you make it a priority to be there not only to reunite with the brothers with whom you served, but also to pay respect and honor to our ninety-five brothers with whom we had the privilege to serve who did not make it home. This ceremony is reason enough to attend the San Antonio reunion. You owe it to your brothers and to yourself to attend. If you have any reservations about attending the reunion, give me a call. I will be honored to discuss how healing it has been for me to be part of Charlie Company 3/22 Association and the satisfaction that I gain from attending reunions.
Dave DeMauro, Secretary, C/3/22, 68-69
Viet Nam Veterans Memorial, San Antonio.
January 1986: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial of San Antonio, Inc. commissioned Austin Deuel, to create “Hill-881 South”, San Antonio’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The three times life-size bronze sculpture is believed to be the largest sculpture of its type in the United States.