|5th Maintenance Battalion Reunion 2006|
I arrived at the hotel somewhere around 5:30 PM and was surprised to see Roger Bland and Bob Barnes standing in the lobby near the front desk. I didn't expect a welcoming comittee. I checked in, found my room, went back to the lobby called Dennis' room and the four of us got together in the lounge. Ken and Debby Hamblin met us there a little while later.
Friday Ken and Debby took the trip to the top of the arch while me and my wife Jadz decided we had had enough air time with the flight out and took a riverboat cruise. We later met up with Dennis, Ken and Debbie in the Casino. We went back to the hotel and met with Billy Smith and his wife and Ed and Christine Kaminski . We had dinner in a small but loud burger joint a few blocks from the hotel. Back at the hotel we finally caught up with John who is probably still cursing the interstate highway system.
The 2nd Reunion went well and we all had a great time. For those of you who didn't make it, you missed out on a great time. I didn't get there until Friday evening so I can't report on what happened on Friday other than some went to the top of the Arch and Bob Barnes and Roger Bland spent half a day at the Military Archives looking for info on the Battalion and the 526th. They came up with some very interesting results which I am sure will be posted on the web site in the near future.
On Saturday after we all met for breakfast we loaded up in cars and drove to the Budweiser Brewery for the guided tour and free beer. From there we managed to find our way to Euclid Street, the St Louis entertainment district, where we ate dinner at