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2015 Reunion will be at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel, Washington D.C. (24 - 30 Aug 2015).  See flyer here.

NEW!! Registration is now open at 

Schedule of Events summary and full schedule

Everything you need to know about the 2015 reunion

The reunion issue of The VHPA Aviator

Mini Reunion Request Form.  Available time slots for TOCs and Mini Reunions plus schedule

To book a room at the hotel now, go here.  Rooms are $119 plus tax.  Instructions for hotel booking are here.  Please note:  you will still have to register for the reunion in mid December so please check back then.

Volunteer schedule.  Your chance to give back to the reunion.  Volunteer form to fill out.

The updated Annual Reunion Registration, Cancellation, and Refund Policy as of November 2014.

The 2015 National Reunion Morning Report

NEW!  From the VHPA President, Bob Hesselbein:  Here is a suggested letter for you to send to your congressman and senator supporting our monument in Arlington National Cemetery (ANC). By the time the Aviator arrived to your door, it became clear pressure would have to be also placed on the Secretary of the Army to move the memorial forward. A wave of resistance to new memorials anywhere in the Washington area has arisen as residents want their green areas sustained as parks, not memorial space; in the case of ANC, the managing elements want all possible space reserved for graves, not monuments, as they forecast the cemetery being fully occupied by 2050.

We must carry this rightful fight forward. Just like we persistently accomplished our missions in Vietnam, we will accomplish this task in Washington, DC.

Thank you for moving the mission forward,


2015 Reunion Vendor, book sellers, exhibitors, etc.  Information

Letter to vendors, book sellers, exhibitors, etc
Vendor form/application
Vendor policy and rules

Vendor Advertising

War Stories and Historic Presentation Forums:

We now have new traditions at reunions presenting historic presentation forums of professional talks on Vietnam War topics and a more light-hearted War Story Contest where members tell their best stories for fun and glory.  For more information about the events and the DVDs that are available go to  2006 DVD, 2007 DVD, 2008 DVD, 2009 DVD, 2010 DVD, 2011 DVD, 2012 DVD and 2013 DVD .  These events are very popular so please let us know if you would like to participate.

Note to VHPA members:  If you or someone you know has a relatively professional presentation on a topic of interest to VHPA members related to the Vietnam War, we encourage you to submit the information ASAP.  

Missing Man Ceremony as done at the 2005 Reunion.

Future Reunions

2015 - Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C. (24 - 30 Aug 2015)

2016 - Peppermill Hotel, Reno, NV (6 - 10 July 2016)

2017 - JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, IN (2 - 6 July 2017)

Past Reunions

Helicopter ride at the 2011 reunion in Orlando from Dave Measels

List of past VHPA reunion sites

Who We Are - Gary Roush's speech at the banquet 4 July 2010 at the San Diego Reunion.

Helicopter ride at the 2010 reunion

Pictures on the USS Midway from Walker Jones

Wings&Rotors Huey landing on the USS Midway July 2010

2007 Reunion Information: Pictures from the Boeing Tour at the 2007 VHPA Reunion in Phoenix.
If you would like a higher resolution image of one of the pictures, please contact  Gary Roush.

Reunion 2006 Washington, DC 

4th of July parade pictures from Nathan B. Van Keuren

Reunion 2002 pictures

Selection of pictures from Gary Roush

Reunion 2001 pictures 

2001 Reunion pictures from Jim Koch  
Tandem Rotor Mini from Brian Foote
Mobile Officer's Club from the California Chapter North from Ray
Men with three tours or more in Vietnam from Ray
Wonder Woman from Ray

Reunion 1999 pictures

VHPA Reunion 99 pictures 
VHPA A/2/17 CAV Reunion 99 pictures

Unit and Related Reunions

Mother Rucker HORNET's Reunion, 116th AHC, April 15th - 19th 2015.  Contact Joe Duvall, Life member VHPA on cell 407-415-0949 or e-mail or 


I want to extend a heart felt Welcome Home to All of our Fellow Blackcats,
It is great to hear from you and we hope to see you in St Augustine, Fl, April 2015. I served as the Maintenance NCO in the 213th from Aug 68 to Apr 71. After 21 years in the Army, I retired and have been enjoying health and life to in fullest.
Since the forming of the 213thASHC Alumni Assoc., We have had 9 Reunion (very 2 years) at different locations in the States. Our 1st Reunion was on a Cruise. There about four us who have attended all of them.
The next Reunion is is schedule for April 19th - 23rd, 2015 in St. Augustine, FL at:
Courtyard by Marriott    
2075 State Rd 16
St. Augustine, FL 32084
 (904) 826-4068
213th Rates- $119 per night
 Please go to our website at   view the contents for Officers, past Newsletters and Reunions, History, etc.

Foster Sexton Jr.
3705 Waterloo Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78415-3340
H: 361-225-4612
C: 361-443-6376


121st Aviation Company Reunion

A reunion of all Veterans who served in the US Army with the 121st Aviation Co. (AML), 121st Assault Helicopter Co., 93rd Transportation Co. (Lt. Hel.) (known as the World Renown Soc Trang Tigers and Vikings), 80th Trans. Det. (Avn. Maint.) and all other attached and supporting units will be held in Nashville. Tennessee on  June 4 7, 2015. Everyone who served with these units in Da Nang and Soc Trang RVN 1961 through 1970 is invited and encouraged to attend. Families are also invited.

The Reunion is being hosted by the members of the 121 Avn Association, Inc. Details of the reunion and hotel information may be found on their web site: or by contacting secretary John Schmied: or call 352-633-0541. Please call between 10:00 AM and 9:00 PM EST.


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