May 5th Memorial Luncheon

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May 5th Memorial Luncheon

Postby gquint113 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26 pm

Our yearly May 5 Memorial Luncheon will be held in or about Santa Claus, Indiana this year at a location yet to be determined depending anticipated attendance. Spouses are welcome. If you plan to attend please contact me (Gary Quint) at 314-401-8169 or When an approximate attendance number is established I will post the exact location and time.

This yearly event is held to honor the 22 men lost to history on May 5-6, 1968

Robert Allen, A Co.
Bruce Backes, C Co.
RodneyCrandall, B Co.
Cortland Dennison, C Co.
James Dial, Armor
Malcom Dulac, A Co.
James Ferguson, A Co.
Glenn Fey, Aviation
Sanford Gaboriault, Armor
Sherron Harbison, A Co.
Ronald Hillman, A Co.
Dennis Hinton, A Co.
Jerome Jacobs, Aviation
Robert Leska, A Co.
Richard Lewis, Aviation
Donald Lowe, A Co.
Craig Rood, B Co.
Donald Stephenson, A Co.
Bruce Tabor, HHC Medic, A Co.
Frank Webb, A Co.
Richard Wells, A Co.
Bobby Williams, Aviation

God bless all and should they all never be forgotten.

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Re: May 5th Memorial Luncheon

Postby RJ_Smith » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:59 am


I didn't know until today the Battle of An Bao has a Wikipedia page:

The page references this book, published (or updated?) in 2017: ... 1-15-1.pdf The section "Ambush in Binh Dinh Province" on page 547 is the reference.

Just wanted to share for anyone who hadn't seen this source or for anyone finding this thread from an internet search.
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Re: May 5th Memorial Luncheon

Postby gquint113 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:36 am

Thanks RJ.... I didn't know about the Wikipage on the battle but have read the referred chapter in the book which leaves a bit to be desired on accuracy

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Re: May 5th Memorial Luncheon

Postby Jim Sheppard » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:45 pm

Jim Sheppard will attend. Booked at the Hampton Inn in Jasper.

The Wikipedia reference is copied from Erik Villard's book and has LTC Carter as the Commanding Officer of the 1/ error. Erik has been notified and has promised to change the on-line download of the book...and future editions will also be changed.

Good chance we will gather at this restaurant next door to the Jasper Hampton:

Looking forward to seeing everyone who attends on May 5th. This will be my first "May 5th" gathering...other than those which coincided with reunions.
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Re: May 5th Memorial Luncheon

Postby gquint113 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:37 pm


We are confirmed at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, 393 3Rd Ave., Jasper, Indiana from 1200 To 1400, Sat. May 5...
There is a Hampton Inn next door to the restaurant for those who would like to make a mini-trip out of it..

Please... NO surprizes. We have to have an accurate attendance number

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