The 2015 Reunion...
- Written by TopRogo
- Created: 22 June 2015
Whew.... I'm still catching my breath! I wish this would have been a couple of weeks long instead of just a few days. Just not enough time to renew all the old friendships and ignite new ones with other Shamrocks.
Once again my heartfelt thanks goes out to Connie Gause our Reunion-Miester. I know there is no way that I could have pulled this off. We are so blessed and fortunate to have Connie taking care of us. Connie, you've put a bigger smile on our faces, a little more spring in our step through all your selfless work. How can we ever thank you enough? Semper Fi Sergeant Gause another job well done.
The Paris Island was not so good but only because the Drill Instructor that was to meet us was UA from this particular responsibility. But the lunch at Traditions was excellent. And oh my goash! We ran into Clingerman at Traditions!! Those of you who know him understand my excitement about running in to him. We all though he was either in Prison or somebody killed him! But here he was working on the Island. Was very nice to shake his hand and say hello to him. Once again, those who knew him understand when I say he was a Legacy in his Shamrock days.
The Air Station tour was wonderful except for the Exchange drama our PAO Corporal caused and was 'busted' by Leprechaun and Sergeant Gause over. Actually standing next to an F-35. Wow, I commented to some close to me that this aircraft puts our own loved yet hated F4's two fighter generations back. Hmmm... sure makes me feel my age! Takes about a year and a half to train a nugget pilot just to fly one of those things. Compare that to how long it took to train a newbie to fly an F4. And when one of the tour pilots said "shoot a missile over the shoulder". That just made me go "huh, do what!". I just can't imagine the training the maintainers get.
Come Saturday. Many decided to visit the York Town and the Hunley. The heat was so oppressive that yours truely here stayed home in the cool of the hotel.
The "Pool Party" with all the wild dress and costumes. From just a hat to "Mr Hulla" himself in a grass skirt. A great buffet and an even greater entertainer. Who ever he was he was perfect for us! The hat contest, the conga line I know a great time was had by all. If you attended and didn't have a great time. Check your pulse 'cause you're most likely dead!
Two years until we do it all over again. Seem's too long. But is a good interval for us. Tom, Clint, Mike, Charlie, David see you next time around. In the mean time, Semper Fi Marines!
Now ya'll see that blue link at the bottom left of this article? The one that says Add a Comment? Well go on now... click and share your experiences during the 2015 Reunion. Come on now, yea... you...!
Semper Fi Shamrocks!
PS - As I receive more pictures I will be uploading them to share for all.