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2020 VHPA Denver Reunion is canceled.

NEW - 2020 reunion T-shirts and pins The Denver reunion may have been cancelled but the spirit of what could have been lives on. The reunion logo was such a big hit that several members have asked about t-shirts & pins.

HQ will be taking pre-orders for t-shirts and pins until August 14, 2020.  One reunion pin will be included with each t-shirt ordered and additional pins may be purchased.  After sales have closed, the order will be placed with the vendor. Upon receipt of the shirts, HQ will ship your orders.

Steps for purchasing t-shirts & pins:
1. Download the form, at
2. Mail your order form, along with your payment, to HQ at the address listed on the form.
3. Orders may also be placed by calling HQ at 800-505-8472.

HQ must receive all orders by close of business (3pm Central) August 14, 2020.

The 2020 VHCMA reunion scheduled to be held in Bloomington, MN June 2-6, 2020 has been canceled.

2020 Denver Hotel Room Cancellation 

The January/February 2020 VHPA Aviator magazine reunion issue.

The 2020 VHPA national reunion will be in Denver, CO
21 May - 24 May 2020 at the (cancelled)

Sheraton Downtown
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

Hotel reservations for the 2020 reunion can now be made as follows:


You MUST speak to a Passkey Agent or register online at

Passkey Reservations: (888) 627-8405 Mention “VHPA 37th Annual Reunion 2020” 
$125 + tax over these dates of 18 - 26 May 2020 

Cutoff date for VHPA hotel rate is 16 April 2020

Overflow Hotel Information: (Rooms for May 20 & May 21 only)

Courtyard by Marriott 
934 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

Call Courtyard Direct 303-571-1114 or online at
(but remember this is Marriott, not PASSKEY.)

Room rate $189 plus tax
Rooms for May 20 & May 21 only

Vendor Contract Information

Vendors that have signed up for reunion 2019:

Vietnam Pilot Gear (vendor)
Acclaim Press (exhibitor) 
American Huey 369 (exhibitor)
Friends of the Museum (exhibitor)
Rex Gooch (author)
Roy Mark (author)
Tom Morrissey (author)
Witness to War (exhibitor)
Margaret Brettschneider (author)
Boots on the Ground (vendor)
Mahogany Models (vendor)
PeaceTrees Vietnam (exhibitor)
Bill Reeder (author)
Vietnam Archive (exhibitor)
Vietnam Battlefield Tours (exhibitor)

The 2020 National Reunion Morning Report

Missing Man Ceremony as done at the 2005 Reunion.

Future Reunions

2020 - Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, CO ($125/night) Thursday - Sunday, 21 - 24 May 2020

2021 - The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, NC ($129/night) Wednesday - Saturday, 30 June - 3 July 2021

2022 - Marriott Tampa Waterside, Tampa, FL ($129/night) Thursday - Sunday, 26-29 May 2022

Note from Art Jacobs, reunion committee chairman:  The closing banquet will be on the evening of the last day listed above. Our group rate will be good for 4 days prior to and 2 days after the dates above. The membership must also know that we were able to negotiate the lowest room rates, banquet pricing, etc. by agreeing to the dates listed, and to have locked in $129 / night for a first class hotel in a destination city 3 and a half years out is an excellent deal (and we hope to do the same for 2023).

Past Reunions

Honoring Those Who have Died in the Past Year, 2016 pre-memorial breakfast presentation by Gary Roush

2015 Writer's Panel summary

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.

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

Lane AHP All Units Denver Mini-Reunion: If you served in one of the Lane AHP units below, please join us in Denver. Share this invitation with your friends who served there!

7/17th Air Cav, Eagle Cbt Avn Bn, 129th AHC, 61st AHC, 174th AHC, 180th ASHC, 498th DustOff, 196th ASHC, 117th AHC, 176th AHC, 134th AHC, H Trp/10th Cav, D Trp 1/10th Cav, 173rd AB/Caspers, 161st AB, 237th Med Det, 433rd Med Det, 546th Med Det, 193rd Med Det, 394th Maint Det, 922nd Signal Det, 616th Trans Det, 364th Avn Spt Det (Twr Cont), 296th Sig/Avionics Det, 406th Trans Det, 449th Sig Det, 409th TC Det, 318th ASD, 981st MP (SD), 610 Trans Det, 238th AWC

If we have missed any resident units, please let us know so that we get the word out to join us. We have three time-blocks allocated for our gatherings. We will announce the room number when assigned and post prominently in the HQ and VHPA admin areas. Ed Zielinski, , (361)463-8667; Frosty Price,, (703) 505-3233.

227th Assault Helicopter Battalion Reunion

The 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion 2020 reunion of Vietnam Veterans is scheduled for April 21st to 24th, 2020, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee.  All members, guests and friends of the 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion are invited to attend.
Details for our reunion, registration, and hotel information is available on our reunion website at:
Howard Burbank

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 Columbus, GA on  April 30 – May 2, 2020. Everyone who served with these units in Da Nang and Soc Trang RVN 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.

E Btry 82 arty 1st Cav. Vietnam is having a Reunion in Logan WV June 25th to June 30th All former Vietnams unit members and significant others are invited!
Why Logan WV?

Never heard of Logan? Well we have a day blocked out at the airport and you can (for the price of gas $400 an Hour) you can fly, yes I said FLY, a UH-1B, track down that old crew chief and have him in the back seat again. Cross off the dream that’s been on your bucket list for the last 50 years. Aircraft will have a qualified Check airman in the front seat beside you for safety!

Contact is Tony Humphreys, (304) 634-5495,



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