Name: Jake Sitters
Location: near San Antonio TX
Date: Friday, May 25, 2007
Time: 04:16:14 PM
JOHNSTON ISLAND REUNION IN LAS VEGAS NV
JULY 8-9-10, 2007!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everybody who was ever assigned to Johnston Atoll, military and civilian, is invited to attend. A golf tournament will be held the morning of 8 July, and a dinner-dance will be held the evening of 8 July. To make reservations for the tournament and/or the dinner-dance, or to make room reservations, go to www.baskow.com/client/johnston or call Lorraine Gibson of Baskow & Assoc in Las Vegas at 702/733-7818. Negotiations have been made for special room rates at the Golden Nugget…$69 plus tax per nights of 8, 9, l0 July; ($139 plus tax for night of 7 July). Dinner-dance is $65 per person. That may seem steep but it’s to rent the grand ballroom at the Golden Nugget, hire the caterer (set up and clean up) and hire a pro DJ. (Does anyone know how one might get a copy of Larry Lariviere’s JI Saturday Night? It would be great to have a copy to play at the reunion! Better yet, if he’s got a CD of the song for sale at the reunion?) If you plan to attend, bring along photos or memorabilia for display. Any questions or want more information, contact Maureen Burns at MBurns@fildewhinks.com.
Having worked on Johnston Island for 28 years, I met lotsa people, both military & civilian. I think most everybody who wasn’t on duty came to my retirement party at Uncle Joe’s! I have only the fondest memories of the place, the people. Viewing the razing of all the buildings/facilities has been like having my heart ripped out of my chest. Aaaaaaaaaah! It really hurts.
I hope a lot of you will make it to the reunion. I’m really looking forward to it!!!