This was a Bitter Sweet reunion Bitter because it meant saying good bye to men I will never see again…SWEET because the years may have flown by, but we all reverted to 16 at the meet and Greet. It was great to meet up with my Old Platoon Leaders Charlie Simmons and Ray Imhof, also my first Cpl storesman Paul Flug as well as former Pl Officer Bob Baxter and CO Major Duncan ( Ret.Col )
Many feloow apprentices showed up and a whole gaggle of Depot guys and Corps retreads. I was especially happy to see Ray WIllis all the way from Tauranga NZ and Jim Dawson from the boonies of Madoc Plus many many more to many to write a nominal role.
One sad part of the reunion was the fact that my platoon mate and friend of 6o years Dave Maxwell was enroute from Wisconsin> he stayed at his daughters in Welland and was heading out the following day to meet up in Borden. He had a massive heart attack and happily he survived and is now home. Dave we missed your smile at the bash. Take care and get well soon.
So many Photos I have reduced it to a few:
That’s this one for now I leave my buddies with this tune that was Bob Hopes theme tune….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Owr4iBctU
See y’all at the Big RV in the sky one day.