Decemebr 2008 Newsletter

December 2008

I hope you all had a great holiday and that the New Year brings you and yours much happiness.

Firstly, we would like to welcome these fellow “Snakemen” to our ranks;

Ray Kowalski, Michigan City, IN
Tom Russell, Michigan City, IN
David Champagne, Gaffney, SC
Gene Cornthwaite, Citrus Heights, CA
Rosell Dixon, Steubenville, OH
Rick Drews, Mobile, AL
Cicero Nelson, Loxley, AL
Edward Cacciamani, Staten Island, NY
Ron Horlock, Temecula, CA
Ferrell Clayton, Katy, TX
Thomas Kortz, Cheboygan, MI
James (Tom) Birum, Lima, OH
Freddie Kirts, Effingham IL
Steven Aubry, Two Rivers, WI
Charles Brunk, Cuba, MO
Maxwell Slayton, Knoxville, TN
William Murry, Auxvasse, MO
Robert C. Sodi, Seminole, FL
Fess E. Rose, Spring Hill, FL
Leonard B. Graham, Jacksonville, FL
Fred N. Schmidtke, Sullivan, MO
Clifton Wingham Jr., Balch Springs, TX
William R. Kohnen Sr. Pittsburgh, PA
Rick Fehr, Brooklyn, CT
Ronald B. Byers, Rochester Mills, PA
Thomas M. Robbins, White River Jtn, VT
Magell Priester, Allendale, SC
Gene H. Walbert, Sun Valley, CA
With these name added, we now have over 100 names on the roster.

In other news, we now have a dedicated web page. The 267th Signal Company’s own web page can be found at: http://www. I could use some help on this; any suggestions you may have, please feel free to contact me (see the bottom of this page). The more information, photos and memorabilia we can put on the page the more interesting it will be. Hopefully, with the web site, guys we have been unable to find us, will find the web page on the internet and thus find us. We are adding pictures as of this writing, so bookmark the page and return often.
It has been decided to have the Reunion June 12th through June 14th. Now, what we need is a head count to know many will be attending? We need this to firm up the hotel and a place for a meeting, dinner, etc. So, if would you kindly fill out the enclosed form and send it back to me, so we might have an idea as to how many we could expect at a reunion. Even if you’re not planning to come to St. Louis, please fill out the form so we can have an idea of who served where and when. Please try to make the reunion, it promises to be a great time.

“Why a reunion?” In 1995, the number of those who served in Vietnam, still living, was 1,713,823 according to census figures. As of the 2000 census the surviving Vietnam veteran population was estimated at 1,002,511. That’s a loss of 711,000 between 1995 and 2000, or an average of 390 per day. Hey, we’re not getting any younger

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