We've been fortunate to meet regularly since 2000 - eleven reunions plus other less formal gatherings. Here's where we provide links to reunion pages to keep these memories alive.
Reunion XI, April 30 - May 2, 2015, St. Louis
Our hosts Jack and Lois Easterling combined the best of the city and the countryside for our St. Louis reunion. We started in the country, for a day of golf, biking, touring, singing on their front porch, and a barbecue rib picnic. In the city we toured historic sites (and drank a few historic Buds), climbed to the top of the Gateway Arch, cheered the Cardinals, ate and danced and celebrated being together. Read on.
Reunion X, September 18-22, 2013, Williamsburg, VA
From barbecue at the Stanfield's home to walking to dinner at a colonial tavern with a fife-and-drum escort, OC2-70 flipped between the 18th and 21st centuries in Virginia's colonial capital. We walked the historic sites in Jamestown and Williamsburg, golfed at the Golden Horseshoe, talked and sang and enjoyed out tenth reunion. Read on.
Reunion IX, September 13-16, 2012, Seattle
We spent a beautiful weekend in a beautiful city enjoying the warm hospitality of the Storbecks and Knights. From Elliott Bay to the top of the Space Needle, Washington wineries to the Pike Place Market, OC2-70 satisfied their salmon cravings and danced the night away. A surprise guest at the final banquet was Leroy Werkhoven, and the 6th platoon dutifully dropped for a photo op. Albums from Bud Park and Jim Debesis are on line, and you can sing along with the alma mater.
Reunion VIII, September 8-12, 2010, Chicago
Al and Doris Perez welcomed us to the Windy City at the famous Palmer House hotel in the Loop. Under a brilliant blue sky we toured the city, climbing to the top of the Hancock Tower and getting an architecture lesson on a river cruise, visiting Chicago museums and attractions, and savoring the tastes of Chicago's famous foods. Read more.
Reunion VII, April 17-19, 2009, Savannah
Southern charm, southern hospitality, and plenty of good low country eatin' greeted OC2-70 in Savannah. Mike and Terri Vogelsang and their able cadre provided a memorable weekend, and we have some memorable photos. Warning: You might gain a few pounds just reading this.
Reunion VI, September 20-23, 2007, Boston
Clambake on Cape Cod, seeing Old Ironsides and the Quincy Marketplace, walking the Freedom Trail, touring the city and the Charles River with Jailbird George and his amphibious vehicle, brew pub in Harvard Square and family-style Italian fare in the North End - Tom and Sharon Corrigan made it a perfect weekend in Boston. The reunion page is here.
Reunion V, March 23-26, 2006, Santa Fe
CJ and Lynn Spence did a wonderful job hosting the fifth OC2-70 reunion in the beautiful New Mexico desert. WE HAVE PHOTOS! John Gidmark even wrote and performed a song for the occasion. Check out Anchors in the Stream.
Reunion IV, September 23-26, 2004, New Orleans
Big times in the Big Easy, with the Campbells as our hosts. From our downtown HQ, we toured the National D-Day Museum, cruised the Mississippi, and took in all the sights (and tastes) of New Orleans. Take a look.
Reunion III, April 3-6, 2003, Fort Benning
Back to where it all started for OC2-70. We returned to Infantry Hall to see some of our classmates inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame, visited the Infantry Museum, and even stopped off at Ranger Joe's. Check it out.
Reunion II, October 5-7, 2001, San Antonio
David Wilson hosted our second gathering in Texas. We toured the Alamo, dined on the River Walk, and surprised a reunion of World War II infantry vets with a group salute. Go here for all the details.
OC2-70+30. Washington, DC, March 24-26, 2000.
Memories and memorials in the Nation's Capital. This was the first time many of us had seen each other for 30 years, and the emotions of reunion were matched with tours of the White House and Vietnam Memorial, and dinner at the Army and Navy Club in Washington. The Web page for this reunion is here.