Reminder for Black Lion – 2016 Reunion
Dear Black Lions,
Attached are both the invitation and application form.
Please mail application directly to me along with a check or money order made out to me for $35 per person. Your Association is not hosting this, I am, and monies are separate.
28th Infantry Regiment Assn
2805 Alabama Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55416
NOTE: Deadline for Hotel Registration is September 27th. I have reserved thirty rooms and can up that count if I know early enough
Dear Fellow Black Lions,
2016 Black Lion October Reunion – Tifton, Georgia
Medal of Honor recipient 2LT Harold “Pinky” Durham, KIA 10/17/67, will be honored at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) located in Tifton, Georgia. The college has dedicated a special place and permanent home for Pinky’s Medal and other memorabilia donated by his brother John Durham, and John’s wife Marilyn, of Texas.
College President, Dr. Dave Bridges, has invited each of us to attend this special event. To me, it is appropriate we relocate our normal Vegas reunion to Tifton this one time. I have been working with the college to set up a suitable hotel bus to take everyone from the hotel to the college on Thursday, and other events that may appeal to you or your spouse.
I am requesting $35 per person to cover incidental expenses and our hospitality meeting room. Please send directly to me at 2805 Alabama Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55416 Questions? 612.408-5731
Tifton is about three hours south of Atlanta, and about the same distance from Jacksonville, Florida. Those are the two closest major airports. For those flying into Atlanta, Ft Benning is on the way south, about half way.
Call the Hotel, register as a ‘Black Lion’, before Sept.20 Hilton Garden Inn – 229-382-8484
Below is a tentative schedule of activities planned for the dedication ceremony.
Medal Of Honor Recipient 2LT Harold “Pinky” Durham Ceremony and Memorial Dedication
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
October 11: Travel Day
October 12: Guest Speaker, Activities in Town
October 13: Grand Opening Day
10 a.m. – Memorial Service in Chapel on ABAC Campus
12 p.m. – Lunch with Family, OCS Class, etc.
1:30 p.m. – Grand Opening of Museum
3 p.m. – campus tours, more time spent in museum http://www.abac.edu/museum
October 14: Travel Day
Please print out the below form, fill it out and mail to me at my address shown below.
Black Lion Reunion
October 11-14, 2016
The 2016 Black Lion Reunion will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Tifton, Georgia to coincide with the dedication ceremony of MOH awardee Harold Pinky Durham’s special place at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Abac. Our special rate will be $99/night.
Make reservations at 1.229-382-8484 and ask for the Black Lion event. Reservations must be made by September 27th for this rate.
Please mail a check to Mike MacDonald, 2805 Alabama Ave, Mpls., MN 55416
$35/person ($70/couple) to cover the price of our hospitality suite, snack, beverages, etc.
Please note: We will not be allowed to have alcohol in our suite/meeting room or the 1st floor of the hotel. Rooms are fine. This is a City ordinance.
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Hotel does have bar, restaurant, exercise room, indoor pool, free parking.
28th Infantry Regiment Association
28th U.S. Infantry Regiment Association
28th U.S. Infantry Regiment Association, 2805 Alabama Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55416
For additional information, you can contact:
Mike MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612-408-5731)
Additional Email: email@example.com