WELDON F. HONEYCUTT / HAMBURGER HILL CHAPTER
RAKKASANS – 187TH AIRBORNE INFANTRY REGIMENT
48th COMMEMORATIVE AND REUNION
MAY 15th – 19th 2017

Fellow Rakkasan:

I am writing to ask that you join all of your brothers in combat at our 48th reunion of our action on Dong Ap Bia / Hill 937 / Hamburger Hill. In May of 1969 we ventured forth to our “rendezvous with destiny”. With each passing year we get older, our health changes, and unfortunately we lose a few comrades. I am asking that you come join us and renew old friendships forged on the field of battle. I believe that we have put together a program both in Clarksville and FT. Campbell that will honor our comrades and renew our friendship.

This letter gives you a summary of the activities and the cost of the event. I hope that each of you will be able to join us and bring a friend to experience our bonding. Look forward to seeing you.

Rakkasan

Bob Harkins
President, Alpha 6

LOCATION:

RIVERVIEW INN
50 COLLEGE STREET – CLARKSVILLE, TN – 37040
877-487-4837 931-552-3331

A block of rooms has been reserved in the name of the Hamburger Hill Rakkasans. Please contact the hotel directly for your room reservations. Our group room rate is $84.00 per night, double occupancy, plus any taxes. Please make your reservations early and remember to let them know you are with our group. Make your room reservations on your own, they are separate from our reunion costs.

Agenda

Monday 15 May, 2017
Arrive
Montgomery Room and Lobby for arrival.
Hospitality Room Open Always

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Breakfast at the Riverview Inn
1000 – 1030: Arrive at the KMTC Battle Simulation Area
1030 – 1200: VBS3 Battle Simulation Brief
1200 – 1300: Lunch on our own
1400 – 1600: HH War Stories Video and discussion at Cole Park Commons Ft. Campbell.
1600 – Until Completed: Dinner on our own
Hospitality Room Open Always

Wednesday May 17, 2017
Breakfast at the Riverview Inn
0930 – 1000: Arrive at Battalion Area
1000 – 1230: Activities with Battalion (Range Shoot Event and Static Displays of all the
Battalions equipment)
1230 – 1330: Lunch at DFAC (Mess Hall). Cost is about $5.45
1330 – 1600: Battalion Area Open
1900 – 2100: Informal Reception with Active Duty Troops, Riverview Inn (Ballroom)
Hospitality Room Open Always

Thursday May 18, 2017
Breakfast at the Riverview Inn
1030 – 1130: 48th Commemorative of Dong Ap Bia, Rakkasan Pylon Ceremony,
Pratt Museum. (Fort Campbell).
1200 – 1300: Lunch at the Rakkasan BDE Dining Facility accompanied by Active Duty
Rakkasans
1400 – 1500: Hamburger Hill Chapter Meeting (Hotel)
1900 – 2100: Hamburger Hill Memorial Dinner
Hospitality Room Open Always

Friday May 19, 2017
Breakfast at the Riverview Inn
Depart
No formal Activities planned during the afternoon and evening

REUNION COSTS: $135 Per Person (The cost includes: Chapter Dues, Reception, Commemorative Dinner, Chapter Luncheon Thursday, and meeting and room fees). Funds are NOT included this year for the purchase of refreshments for the upstairs hospitality room. Please earmark any donations for its operation to Bob Harkins. Additionally, Mike Smith will be collecting contributions for the enlisted soldier to attend the reception and dinner. Need your help please!!!!.
It is very important to all of us that each and every vet of “The Hill”, be present at the reunion. We want to see you. If there are financial constraints that may prohibit your attendance, let me know and we will try to arrange assistance. Please let us help.

PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR NUMBER OF RESERVATIONS AND FORWARD PAYMENT TO Mike Smith, OUR TREASURER, AT THE BELOW LISTED ADDRESS, checks payable to:

Weldon F. Honeycutt /Hamburger Hill Chapter
Mike Smith
Treasurer, Weldon F. Honeycutt /Hamburger Hill Chapter
630 Waverly Avenue
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160

DRESS: Dress is always casual for all events except the Memorial Dinner. The active duty group will be in Dress Blues and it would be nice if we were in business attire (Coat and Tie). Not mandatory, but just because of the type of occasion.

PRIORITY REQUEST: This is the 48th Anniversary! Please contact everyone you know! Beat the bushes, there are a lot of our former buddies who still don’t know we exist or that we do this every year! If you know anyone who served alongside us, Artillery, Aviation, let them know they are welcome. Our contact list is dwindling due to people moving or not informing us of an e-mail change. If you are not getting emails from me please send me an email at bharkins@austin.utexas.edu We need all the help we can get to have a large turnout!