2007 Reunion - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
27 August 2007 - 2 September 2007

Photos submitted by Robert (Sgt. Bob) Poulin,

Charlie 1/5, Vietnam, May 1967-June 1968

 

 

 

Buddies for life--left to right Eugene Benware (Radio Operator Vietnam for Nicholas Warr ) Nicholas Warr, Platoon Leader of 1st Platoon Vietnam

 
John Erskine--cell phone comes in pretty handy when you forget your camera

Eugene Benware finds a place to park. Being a Marine one has to improvise and adapt to one's surrounding.


Standing facing the camera is Harold " Eugene" Webb

 
Betty and Marshall McPeek  
 

First Lady Jo Ann Regan and President Gerald Regan of 1/5 Vietnam Veterans


Philly Reunion photos robert Poulin--1/5 Vietnam Veterans sets up a hospitatity suite in the hotel during our reunions if available. This room is used to kick back , relax and visit. Also we get introduced and meet new friends. Shaking hands is Frank Lindstrom, President of FMDA in the suit. Behind him on the left is Gerald Regan and to the right is A. J. Shearouse.

 

I didn't know that--standing left to right John Erskine and Ernie Coleman, seated left to right Rick Schollenberger and Eugene Benware


Left to right is Carl (Top) Stanford and Gerald Regan


Standing in background left to right is Ed Ratcliff (maybe) with all that hair (kinda makes one jealous) and Tom Ladner


Always time to relax and kick back at the reunions. Wives of 1/5 Marines left to right is Linda Eledge, Susan Poulin and Natilie Erskine looking for their husbands who are probably relaxing and kicking back.

 

Somebody used this Marine's back for canvas--great art display and dedication--had to hurt like hell!

 

1/5 Vietnam Veterans marching in formation during memorial service to honor and remember those we didn't get to bring home with us. Leading the procession is Gerald Regan, President of 1/5 Vietnam Veterans,  behind Gerry carrying the USA Flag is Robert (Sgt. Bob) Poulin and carrying the POW/MIA flag is John (Sgt. Rock) Erskine. Following are the various flags representing 1/5 Vietnam Veterans (1/5 Battalion, Alpha Company, Bravo Company, Charlie Company, Delta Company and H & S Company) and following our flags are our brothers of 1/5 Vietnam Veterans marching in formation. Each and every year 1/5 Vietnam Veterans leave something behind to honor our fallen. It might be a memorial brick, planted tree, park bench or monies donated to help the cost of maintaining memorials already in place. Our brothers in Vietnam left so much of themselves, that this is only a small tribute to remember their sacrifice and keep their memories alive.





Hand Salute to our brothers in arms


Standing at left in front of flower garden and memorial with 1/5 wreath is Robert (Sgt. Bob) Poulin. The memorial in background is dedicated to all men and women wounded in our wars by the Department of Pennsylvania Military Order of the Purple Heart.
On the right of the monument erected reads:


" MY STONE IS RED FOR THE BLOOD THEY SHED. THE METAL I BEAR IS MY COUNTRY'S WAY TO SHOW THEY CARE. IF I COULD BE SEEN BY ALL MANKIND MAYBE PEACE WILL COME IN MY LIFETIME."

1stBn, 5th Marines Vietnam Veterans
Fund Raising Dinner and Raffle

Funds raised are used for our Care Package Program, supporting our young active duty Marines and Sailors serving 1/5 and the USS Hue City. Monies are used to help support 1st Marine Division Association Scholarship Program, providing college educations for the children of deceased or diasbled veterans of our Division. There are several other Marine Corps related charitable causes, including The Injuried Marine Semper Fi Fund, the MCRD San Diego Museum Historical Society, the Marine Corps Heritage foundation and other educational and humanitarian causes that reflect well upon the legacy fo the United States Marine Corps. Thanks to all 1/5 Vietnam Veterans, their families, friends and those who support these worthwhile causes by attending our fund raising dinners, raffles, auctions, and by their donations.

Standing left to right are officers of 1/5 Vietnam Veterans. Treasurer Nicholas Warr, Legal Officer John Erskine and President Gerald Regan.














 

The 1/5 Vietnam Veterans Chapter of the 1st Marine Division Association once again had the largest reunion turnout of any chapter of the association. Thanks to all 1/5 vets, family and friends that made this possible.