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Happy Thanksgiving

by Ron Poness on 11/23/16

To All Our Brothers,

  We more than most have much to be thankful for.  Let us all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to be thankful for our brothers not present.
 Semper Fi
 Poness

reunion news

by Ron Poness on 11/16/16

Members of 2/3, Hotel info for San Antonio Reunion 26 Apr -29 Apr 2017 will be posted on 2/3 Vietnam Veterans Association website at the beginning of next week(20 -21 Nov). We are planning a wreath laying ceremony for either the 28th or 29th of Apr but there is a possibility that there may be another ceremony honoring the Hillfights that is separate from our ceremony that may take place on Sunday the 30th of Apr. As soon as we know and have our program in place it will be posted, hopefully within the next 10 days.
It looks like we will have a special guest again this year, thanks to the efforts of Joh Fuller, more on that and the other activities to follow soon. Semper Fi, hope to see everyone in San Antonio.

More on Fergyy

by Ron Poness on 11/13/16


John Fuller9:43am Nov 12 
Had a visit with Fergy yesterday. Even though he was hurting, he hadn't lost his sense of humor. His nurses said he is very "entertaining" to say the least. He has a great group of professional taking care of him.

Fergy sick via Butch

by Ron Poness on 11/12/16

I want to let all you guys know that Art Ferguson Fergy is in the hospital in Icu.with blood cots in his leg we need some prayers here will keep you posted! S/F

Eric help!

by Ron Poness on 11/10/16

How do I change  color of message so it will be able to be read on message board.  SF  Ron

Happy Birthday to all Marines!

by Ron Poness on 11/09/16


Hi everyone. Back online.

by Ron Poness on 10/10/16

Hi Everyone,  I am back on line.   Made it back to Florida and survived the storm.  We are back in business.

  SF
  Poness 

Off site

by Ron Poness on 10/01/16

  I will be off site until the middle on next week.  Oct.  6th or so.

       SF
   Poness

Steve Kidd Sad news

by Ron Poness on 09/29/16

From Carl:


For those that know Steve and Mary Kidd, their daughter passed after batteling Cancer for 1 1/2 years, 39 with a 4 year old. They are having a very hard time as those of you that have lost a child understand better than anyone. Funeral is Friday a numer of us midwesterners are attending. Prayers is all they want.

Reunion 2017 from Prez Smith

by Ron Poness on 09/23/16


From Prez Dave Smith:
Update for San Antonio reunion at end of April 2017 - we should have info for hotel, registration, etc. sometime in December or early January. We have to wait until the end of the year to get accurate info on meal/tour costs. As soon as we get info it will be sent out to members.

Another Attack!!

by Ron Poness on 09/19/16

  Another Attack!!  When is this country going to wake up and realize we are at war with Muslim terrorists.  I think we need a change in the way our leaders view terrorism.

  Sf
 Poness

From Eric about old website

by Ron Poness on 09/12/16

From Eric about old website


We now have confirmation that the old message board is not in the Network Solutions account. We have to face the fact that it has been lost.

From Prez Dave Smith

by Ron Poness on 09/12/16

Sorry this should have been posted sooner.
  Poness

Had a conversation with the President of Echo 2/3 Association a few days ago.  It was a very cordial
conversation and we both have hopes of some type of reconciliation between our two associations.
Unfortunately Echo's reunion in 2017 is already locked in for Camp Lejuene, N. C. for early May of
2017, but there is a chance that some of their members may be able to visit with us in San Antonio
at our reunion.  Both Bill Smith (Echo 2/3 President, not LtCol Bill Smith, too many Smith's to keep
track) and I hope that there is a path forward so that all members of 2/3 can share our Marine Corps
and Vietnam memories/experiences with one another.  

Thank You Edyie Potts

by Ron Poness on 09/06/16

 This thank you was sent to 2/3 by family of Edyie Potts

I want to send a thank you note to 2/3/3 for sending the beautiful flowers to Al's funeral. I just don't know an address to send it to. Thank you. Al was so proud of all his Marine brothers. Love to all, Edyie

Sent by Ralph Jenkins

by Ron Poness on 09/06/16

Mick, & Others,

Sounds like everyone had a good time. Sorry I couldn’t make it to Charleston.

Depending upon several factors, I should be able to attend next year’s reunion in San Antonio. That is only bout 75 miles down the road. At the least, I should be able to drop by during the days. We’ll just have to wait and see how things are at that time. 

I would like to have seen MajGen Livingston again. After I had reverted back to enlisted, and returned from Okinawa, (about late 1970) I was assigned as the NCOIC of the 1stMarDiv NCO Leadership school at Camp Pendleton. Shortly after I took over that duty, we got a new OIC. “Captain” James Livingston reported in as such. I don’t think that he had received his MOH yet, for I don’t recall ever seeing him wear it on his uniform(s). Shortly, he was promoted to Major and transferred to another duty. He was a good Marine and I enjoyed working with him. 

Thanks for the update on the Charleston reunion. Hope I can make it to San Antonio. Do you know at this time what month the reunion will be held?

sent by Mick Huges after action report.

by Ron Poness on 09/06/16

 After action report for Charleston 2/3 reunion.  I hope that members and guests had a great time, I know I did. My favorite
part, as always, is to welcome new, first-time attendees, really special to reconnect with our brothers from the past.  Our guest
speaker, MOH recipient MajGen James Livingston was outstanding and it was awesome that he took the time to greet and talk 
with many of our members and guests. Also fantastic that Gold Star Mother Georgie Carter-Krell was able to join us. 
  Our auction raised close to $3800 - thank you to the donors and buyers - you make it happen!  Information/registration for
San Antonio should be ready in December or early January.  If anyone knows of Marines from 2/3 that need to reconnect please 
notify Art Ferguson or myself.  Remember the dates - 26 Apr to 29 Apr 2017.  Plans are underway for Colorado Springs in September
2018, more on that later.
   Thank you to everyone for making Charleston such a great experience, see you in San Antonio for 50th anniversary of the Hill Fights
and 20th anniversary of founding of 2/3 Vietnam Veterans Association.
  Semper Fi Marines,
     Dave Smith

From the Prez. Dave Smith

by Ron Poness on 09/04/16

After action report for 2/3 Charleston reunion. I hope that members and guests had a great time, I know I did. My favorite part, as always, is to welcome home new, first time attendees, it is really special to reconnect with brothers from our past. Our guest speaker, MOH recipient Major General James Livingston, was outstanding and it was awesome that he took the time to greet and talk with many of our members. Our auction raised close to $3800 - thank you to all the donors and buyers - you make it happen! Information/registration for San Antonio should be ready in December or early January. If anyone knows of Marines from 2/3 that need to reconnect, please contact either Art Ferguson or me, thanks. Remember dates - 26 April to 29 April 2017. Plans are also under way for Colorado Springs in September 2018. Thank you to everyone for making Charleston such a great experience, see you in San Antonio in late April 2017. 

Semper Fi Marines

Message from Vic

by Ron Poness on 09/01/16

At the Assn Auction,, We bought a couple of jars of Georgie;s home made jelly.  It is very good.  Is it 15.00ea good??  Well,  it is good.


We had a great time, thanks to all who went to a lot of work putting the reunion together. 

Vic VanArsdel  Comm 65

All Please read Message board/Blog

by Ron Poness on 08/30/16

  To All:

  Eric has done a great job working on our Message Board/Blog.  He has been trying to get us easier access so anyone one can post a message on the board.  Due to the software and some additional problems we have not been able to accomplish this at this time.  We (Eric) is still working on this problem.  In the interim here is how to post a message on our blog/board.
  1.   Send an e-mail to:   rponess@rochester.rr.com
  2.   Please mark to be posted on 2/3 message board

I will post it ASAP on the blog/message board.  Sorry  it's not easier yet be we are still trying the best we can with the software and company we have.  Also please feel free to post whatever you want, it's your board.  Please remember acceptable language and content.  Any questions feel free to contact me at above e-mail.
 
 Ron Poness





Reunion 2016

by Ron Poness on 08/30/16

  To All,

  It was another great reunion!  A very good time was had by all and the banquet and speakers were excellent.  Those of you who were unable to attend this year were much missed and we hope to see you next year in Texas.  
  May we all have a healthy and happy year.  God willing see you next year
  SF
  Ron Poness