The Marines of
The Basic School, 1-67
had a Spectacular 35th Reunion!
The 35th Reunion was held on June 15-17, 2001, at the Old Town Holiday Inn, on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia. There are nearly 100 photos posted on a separate web page - almost all from Mike Wholley to date, but keep checking! The Reunion events included:
There was a live tune by Chuck Vogt, Tommy Thompson, and Bob Schmitt:
First, we saw a great wedding video, provided by Rich Hodory and transcribed from his 1966 home movie. It was hard to ID all the teen-age officers and the non-military (women's) fashions provided much comment!
Mike Wholley brought us up to date on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation with a video and invited all to a morning open house in their new, nearby HQ building. Soon it was time for the wireless mic, which let each of the guys be profound, humorous, or profoundly humorous! Several complained about laughing themselves sick! Once again, no known record was made of the speeches, so all of us are free to embellish the "official" record - just like Congress! The evening continued on and on, but was over much too quickly. One quote is memorable (and perhaps the speaker will be identified), in paraphrase:
Sunday, June 17, 0730 -1000 - Sunday morning and it was continental breakfast in the Carlyle Room again! Not many were up and about to face the daylight, but there was a bit more tale-telling and farewells until the next time. Many of the Sunday risers walked a block up King Street to see the new Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation headquarters building, just opened a week earlier. It’s a beautiful, historic building, but Mike did not seem disposed to making it also a "B Company" clubhouse! Full story later.
The shirts turned out great! See examples on the Reunion photo pages. Hays Parks successfully took care of our order for "TBS shirts" during May - this shirt was the “Official TBS Reunion Polo Shirt” included in the Reunion registration fee. Anyone not coming to the Reunion also could order a shirt - or an extra. And members of "B Company" can still send an order and money to Bob (address below). We now have a TBS emblem embroidered (see top of page), so future shirts can have either a TBS or USMC emblem. All orders must specify:
1. QuantityColors are black, navy blue, forest green, and khaki (pebble); send a $20 check (or credit card info) for each shirt (postage included) to me at:
The next order cut off is about July 31. Patches are available "in stock" currently for $12 each.
From Bob Lange:
I have basically billed each
attendee based on the events he/they attended, except the hotel Reunion
room rental which is spread across everyone - 3 days @ $250 per day.
Our Comrades' Relatives
Questionnaire for the Cruise Book
Andy Vaart needs YOUR data so
that he can put the Reunion/TBS 1-67 "yearbook" together:
|Nickname: preferred or earned|
|Family: wife, spousal unit, significant other|
else: job, hobbies, etc. Whatever you want to
you're up to these days:
Career/Life Highlights, Chrono,
TBS lessons, as in "Everything I learned about life I learned at TBS-or not."
||*Must be filled out|
The data from this form will be sent directly to Andy
Please also send a portrait photo (or artist's portrait!) - TBS time or
early USMC time, and a current shot. Any other TBS photos from 1966 are
greatly desired! "Originals" will be accepted and returned after
scanning. "Tiff", "jpg" or "gif"
files, if electronic ones, are preferred. Since we're planning to print
the year book, good quality graphic files are desirable, about 300-400
dpi/pixels per inch. We want to include all our classmates,
including our deceased comrades, so please also send a few memories about
Missing Guys - Leads
The web-page for TBS 1-67 members not located now has a column with "leads/comments", which will be updated with new data as it turns up. Please help us find these guys, or just send a note when an old brain cell re-activates!
This page was last updated on July 18, 2001