Reunion -Western 2006
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Outstanding Trailblazer Awards

The 2006 Western Reunion is now history. Here are a few pictures courtesy of Dale Bowlin and Dave Mackie.

VT Walhood with helmet.

The stories got bigger and bigger!

L to R: Bev Gibbs, Beau Bowlin and Dave Mackie

John and Maryann Craig with Con Cremer.

Don George, his daughter, Denise Neptune, and Pam Garrison, 70th RRC, enjoy the evening. Denise authored a beautiful poem, 'Honoring Our Veterans' which she shared with all.

Homer Gorman from Jamestown, OH was attending his first Western States Reunion. He and Ruth made many friends during the event.

Joe Dutra, son Bob and grandson, Adam, from MA, Dave Mackie, OR and John and Patrica Chavez enjoying the evening.

Dale and Les flank MG GT Gunhus, Chaplain, USA Retired, following the Chaplain's talk for the Memorial Service. Chaplain Gunhus described the 9/11 tragedy and seeing his destroyed office in the Pentagon after the plane crash. Fortunately he and his staff had been relocated for renovation and another department occupied his former space. GT was a former student of Les's at Seattle Pacific College where Les coached basketball and tennis.

Frank Ellis holds his granddaughter, Jennifer's hand, in front of the special assembly Frank created a few years ago. Frank had his WW II jeep on display at the motel.

Several of the reunion attendees relax on the motel patio Sunday afternoon as they review the special events of the past three days.

Dick Brown from FL and Eugene Anderson from NM compare notes Sunday afternoon.

Photo was taken at George Marshall's grave after the 70th ID Assn. Memorial service in Phoenix, AZ. The wreath had been displayed at the Memorial Service. Photo: Mackie.

Barbara Marshall with wreath from 70th ID reunion in Phoenix. Photo: Mackie.

Here is the crew that put the great Western States reunion together in Phoenix. Barbara Marshall, Frank Ellis and Les Habegger. Photo: Mackie.

Brian and Frank Ellis. Photo: Mackie.

Frank and Kevin Ellis. Photo: Mackie.

Wreath at George Marshall's grave.

Guest Speaker, Chaplain Gaylord T. GUNHUS, Major General, USA (RET) & his wife. Photo: Mackie.

John Hildebrand and Les Habegger. Photo: Mackie.

Pam Garrison relays the word that the 70th RRC is being deactivated and that the 70th colors will no longer be carried by any unit in the US Army. Photo: Mackie.