Annual Reunions

 

United States LST National Get Together 

 September 13 – 16, 2018  •  Oklahoma City, OK

 

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The Embassy Suites
1815 S. Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
(405) 246-6000
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 The Embassy Suites is near the Oklahoma City Airport. Arrive with ease via their complimentary shuttle service from the airport and receive a warm welcome from the friendly staff. Shuttle reservations may be made calling the front desk at (405) 246-6000. Each room features a coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and free high-speed internet access in every room. The Embassy Suites has an outdoor pool and fitness room. The hotel is non-smoking. Handicapped rooms are subject to availability. Please request these special accommodations when making your hotel reservations.

The hotel provides complimentary parking for its guests. Check in time is 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 and check out is noon on Sunday, September 16th, 2018.

The hotel rate is available 2 days prior and 2 days post reunion dates. You need to make those reservations early as this is subject to availability.

Hotel reservations may be made calling them at 405-246-6000. Be sure to tell them you are with the USLST Association for a special rate of $110.00 per night, plus tax. This rate includes breakfast each day.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018:
4:00 PM  -  Arrival and Registration in the lobby. Meals are on your own. The hotel’s Landing Bar and Grill restaurant is available for dinner.
6:00 PM  -  United States LST Association Member Meeting (open to all members)

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018:

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7:30 – 8:30 AM  -  Breakfast at The Embassy Suites
After breakfast, tours will depart from The Embassy Suites Lobby. Transportation to each activity is included.
9:00 AM  -  Tinker Air Force Base Mission
Tinker AFB is the host site for the Air Force Sustainment Center. The mission of the Air Force Sustainment Center is to Sustain Weapon System Readiness to “Generate Airpower for America.” The Center provides war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support. We will take a guided tour of the Base on a shuttle. Lunch will be at the Golden Corral. Each person pays for their own lunch.
5:00 PM  -  Oklahoma River Cruise ($60.00 per person)
The Oklahoma River is one of OKC’s most exciting destinations! The captain will sail us on a two-hour river
cruise. He will also take us through some of the channel locks. Dinner will be included.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018:

Cowboy Museum7:30 – 8:30 AM  -  Breakfast at The Embassy Suites
After breakfast, tours will depart from The Embassy Suites Lobby. Transportation to each activity is included.
9:30 AM  -  The Cowboy Museum ($10.00 per person; lunch is not included)
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art, and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West. Lunch will be at the Museum Grill. Each person pays for their own lunch.
1:00 PM  -  Oklahoma City National Memorial
This Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is a place of quiet reflection. Designed by Butzer Design Partnership, this Memorial honors the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever on April 19, 1995. We will have a short 30 minute stop after the Cowboy Museum for anyone that would like to visit the memorial, either from the bus or a short walk.

6:00 PM  -  Memorial Service and Banquet at the Embassy Suites
Banquet Dinner Options:
• NY Strip ($18.00)
• Grilled Chicken ($12.00)
• Grilled Salmon ($19.00)
Meal charges will be paid to the hotel. Selection will be on the registration page (registration form available upon request)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018:
7:30 – 9:00 AM  -  Breakfast at The Embassy Suites
Farewells & Departures

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USS TOM GREEN COUNTY (LST 1159)
2018 NEW ORLEANS/GULF COAST REUNION
SEPTEMBER 27 — 30, 2018
SLIDELL, LOUISIANA

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LST 1159

CONTACT:
Thomas (“Smitty”) Smith, Reunion Coordinator
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Cell: (985) 259-0660

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

50th Anniversary Reunion of the Mining of

U.S.S. Westchester County (LST 1167)
Tuesday, October 30 – Friday, November 2, 2018

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 LST 1167

In 2018, a very special reunion will be held in White Plains, New York. This meeting will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the mining of the Westchester County (LST 1167) by enemy swimmers on November 1, 1968, that killed 28 servicemen in the Mekong River (in the vicinity of My Tho) for the largest loss of life for the US Navy caused by enemy action during the entire Vietnam War. 

Regular events are now being planned for Tuesday October 30 through the morning of November 2. The hotel chosen is the Crowne Plaza in downtown White Plains.  Rooms may also be reserved at that rate on October 29 and November 2 as well.

Much information will be forthcoming in the months ahead.

CONTACT:

William Duffy
(914) 450-0701
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Peter Love
(631) 269-1250
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Thank You,
David L. Maier (USS LST 1167)


 

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