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212th 71/72


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Tuesday, May 10th

Reunion 2017 Registration Form

REUNION 16, 17 AND 18 MARCH 2017
It’s time to get your green on and be Irish for a weekend, green beer, die the river green, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and get reacquainted with old friends.

At El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio, Tx. 78205, on 16, 17 and 18 March 2017. Room reservations can be made at the reservation desk at 210-227-4043 or 877-736-4311, let them know you are with the 18th MP Dog Handlers. You can also go to www.eltropicanohotel.com, go to reservations and enter group code: MPD and dates and group rates will appear or email to reservations@eltropicanohotel.com.

Room rates will be $115.00 per night and parking $12.00 per day/night both plus tax. Room rates are good for three days before and three days after the reunion. ADA accessible rooms available. Reservations must be made prior to 14 Feb 17 or the blocked rooms become available to the general public. Get your reservations in ASAP as that will be a big event weekend with St. Patrick’s Day and spring break, rooms will fill fast. You can always cancel within 72 hours if something comes up and you can’t attend the reunion.

Registration fee will be $100.00 per person. Please register no later than 01 Mar 17 so we can have a good headcount and get food ordered for the banquet dinner Saturday evening. Please make checks payable to Ray Rogers and mail with the registration form below to:

210-240-8115 (if no answer leave a message or send a text)

Activities: Check-in Thursday and Friday, hospitality room with snacks and beverages. Friday bus trip to Lackland AFB, visit with old friends, tour the city and St. Patrick’s Day River Parade. Saturday morning breakfast at the VFW Post 76 approximately 15 minute walk from the hotel, group photos and banquet dinner will be that evening. Sunday morning farewell breakfast in the hospitality room and check out.

Registration is $100.00 per person no later than 01 Mar 17






Number intending to go on bus trip to Lackland AFB to visit the National War Dog Memorial
There may be an additional fee.

Gary Smith on 05.10.16 @ 04:39 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Reunion 2017

It is with deep sympathy for the family and friends that I am posting the following death notices:

Arthur J. Schneider, 212th 67-68. This was posted in the Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, MO.

Arthur Joseph Schneider, 71, son of the late Arthur C. and Dorothy Schneider, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. He married Vicki Kay Calloway in 1974, and they had two children.

Per Mr. Schneider’s request, no funeral is planned; rather, his family and friends will celebrate his life at a date to be determined.

Mr. Schneider held three bachelor’s degrees — in education, journalism and criminal justice — a master’s degree in criminal justice and an education specialist degree.

Mr. Schneider was a sentry dog handler for the military police. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged.

Earlier in his career, he worked as an assistant news editor for the Helena Independent Record in Montana. He began work as a reporter for the Columbia Daily Tribune in 1972, then in 1975 worked as a public information specialist for the University of Missouri.

He later was hired as an extension specialist for the University of Missouri and was headquartered in Boonville. He continued this work until he retired.

He served 6˝ years on the Central Missouri Food Bank Board, including one as chairman. He also served as chairman for the Harvest House Board in Boonville. He played a major role in the Boonville Outdoor Arts Committee, including in the procurement of the Hannah Cole statue and statues of other Boonville notables.

Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife of 40 years; his children, Arthur C. Schneider and his wife Mindy of Lee’s Summit, and Sarah Schneider-Toro and her husband Carlos of Medellin, Colombia; and four grandchildren, Isabella Schneider, Joseph Schneider, Marcos Antonio Toro Schneider and Miguel Arturo Toro Schneider; and his brother, Chuck Schneider of Vandalia, Ohio, and his wife Mary and their children.

Though not necessary, for those who feel compelled to send flowers, the family asks that you instead make a donation to the American Heart Association or the Humane Society of Central Missouri.

Online condolences can be left for the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.

© 2016 Columbia Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Carl D. Eriksen, 212th 65-66. This was posted in Traverse City Record Eagle.

AURORA, Colo. — Carl “David” Eriksen passed away at his home in Aurora, Colorado, on Feb. 8, 2016. David was born in Traverse City on July 4, 1942 to the late Perry and Lucile (Weatter) Eriksen.

He attended Traverse City schools, graduating from Central High School. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Military Police until 1967 when he was wounded during his second tour of duty in Vietnam.

After eventual discharge from Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, he continued to live in the Denver area and worked in security at the Denver Art Museum until retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; and a sister, Sonja Cline, of Traverse City.
A military service was held at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

The family was served by the Newcomer Funeral Home of Aurora

Guys this is a special one. I went through AIT and dog school with John D. Musser 595th 71-72.

John David Musser
Born: August 23, 1948
Died: June 5, 2013
Location: Camdenton, Missouri

Tribute & Message From The Family

John was born on August 23, 1948 and passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

John was a resident of Camdenton, Missouri at the time of his passing.

Graveside services and burial with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Freedom Cemetery, Montreal.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Maynard Kuhns 212th 66-67. Maynard Russell Kuhns, 64, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 18, 2010, in his home. He was the husband of Barbara (Botch) Kuhns. They celebrated their 36th anniversary last month.Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Milton O. and Bertha (Rice) Kuhns. He was employed as a glazier at Allentown Glass before retiring. An Army veteran of the Viet Nam War, Russ was an MP dog handler. Survivors: Surviving with his wife, Barbara, are; daughters, Tracy Luke and her husband Keith of Alexandria, VA, and Kirsten Bickert and her husband Michael of Northampton; a brother, Clifford Kuhns of Allentown; and a sister, Irene Buskirk of Allentown; and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Elwood and Charles, and sisters, Betty Achey-Angelou and Jean Loftus. Services: Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Pearson Funeral Home. A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday at 10:30 in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, Coopersburg, PA 18036

Guys please keep us up to date on your addresses and an email addresses. It is the only way we can keep you up to date on what is going on with us all.

Gary Smith

Gary Smith on 05.10.16 @ 04:35 PM CST [link] [No Comments]

Monday, May 9th

The Passing of Richard Burke Jr. 981st 70-71

Ken Claflin 981st 70-71 wrote about this earlier. I am posting the obiturary I got from the funeral home.

Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home
Richard Vincent Burke Jr.Richard Vincent Burke Jr. 981st 70-71
(May 25, 1950 - January 14, 2015)

U.S. Veteran Nottingham - Richard "Dick" Vincent Burke, Jr. died unexpectedly at the Charles W. Gerstenberg Care Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 14, 2015, at the age of 64.
Richard is survived by his wife, Jean (Cantone) Burke; son, Jameson Richard Burke; brothers, Edmond Burke and his wife Janice who live in Alfred, Maine; Larry Burke of Cape Coral, Florida; Paul Burke of Reading, Massachusetts; a sister, Christine (Burke) Reed of Amesbury, Massachusetts, and 8 nieces and 10 nephews.

Richard was born on May, 25, 1950, in Stoneham, Massachusetts, to Richard and Natalie (Hunt) Burke. He graduated from Reading High School, Reading, Massachusetts in 1968 and attended Northern Essex Community College. In 1969, he enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam in the 981st Military Police Group as a Sentry Dog Handler. After his return from Vietnam he attended Coyne Electrical School in Boston. Richard married Jean (Cantone) Burke on August 16, 1975.

In 1974, he began working for his father's commercial door company, The Parker Company, located in Andover, Massachusetts, and took over the company after his father's death in 2000.

Richard was "a man of the sea." He was an avid scuba diver, and boating enthusiast who captained his 24 ft. Thompson motor boat "the Incognito." He loved sailing with his friends and was a dedicated loving father to his son who supported Jean's passion for taking underwater photographs when traveling to exotic tropical islands with his family.

A wake is scheduled for Thursday, January 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, NH, with a funeral service on Saturday, January 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home as well.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick's memory on line to www.hpbcf.org Hospice of Palm Beach County, Mailing address: 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fl 33407-9926 or by telephone at (561)-494-6887.

Donations also can be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America via their Web Site: VVA.org/support

Condolences can be sent to The Burke Family, 18 Robin Hood Drive, Nottingham, NH 03290. The family would like to thank The ICU Nurses at Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington, FL and the wonderful caring staff at The Hospice of Palm Beach County for their loving support and dedication to the patients under their care.

Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guest book.

Gary Smith on 05.09.16 @ 03:10 PM CST [link] [No Comments]


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