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2022 Reunion Info

Updated: Jan 5

January marks the start of the reunion planning season for the both the National and Hamburger Hill chapter board members. Some information could possibly change (but not likely) prior to each event, check back often for updates, time changes or new information.


At the moment, there are 3 events the National Association will participate in this year but that number could go up as more gatherings pop up throughout the year. In February, the Snowbird Reunion is hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the 101st Airborne Division Association. It is a 4 day event in Tampa, FL.

Lee Sanders & Bob Harkins, 2021 Hamburger Hill Reunion

In May, the Hamburger Hill Chapter will celebrate their 53rd anniversary in Fort Campbell, KY. They will be honoring the 20th Anniversary of Operation Anaconda as they gather to celebrate another year together. In August, the Rakkasan Association will hold the National reunion in conjunction with the 101st Airborne Division Association in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dates, registration for the event, hotel info and details about the National Reunion will be available here after the Snowbird.

Continue Reading for a letter from Association President Bob Harkins and for details about how to register for the Hamburger Hill Reunion.

 

HOTEL INFO

We will be using the Country Inn and Suites again. The hotel is independently owned and operated under a license agreement with an affiliate of Radisson Hospitality, Inc. Five blocks of rooms have been reserved in the name of the Hamburger Hill / Rakkasan reunion.

You must call the hotel directly to get the reserved room rate for the RAKKASAN GROUP. When you call, tell them you are with the event. Please be aware that the rooms fill up very early so do not delay.


Country Inn & Suites Clarksville

3075 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Reservations: 931-444-6623

Front Desk: 931-645-1400

 

SCHEDULE (Tentative)


Monday, May 16th

Arrival and Registration (Dinner on your own) Hospitality Room Open


Tuesday, May 17th

Breakfast

Golf Tournament

(Lunch on Your Own)

Command Briefing, View Oliver North “War Stories” Video

Brigade Open House

BBQ in Brigade Area

Grand Ole Opry Show (Special ticketed event)


Wednesday, May 18th

Breakfast

Range Firing

Lunch on the Range

Ladies Lunch (Must register for the Ladies Luncheon)

Range Firing (Continued)

Informal Reception with Active-Duty


Thursday, May 19th

Breakfast

Pylon Ceremony

Lunch Dinning Facility

Chapter Meetings

Memorial Dinner


Friday, May 20th

Departure

 

DETAILS

COSTS: Registration $170 Per Person (The cost includes: Hamburger Hill Chapter Dues, Reception, Commemorative Dinner, the spouses luncheon Wednesday, some of the transportation, meeting and hospitality/ballroom room fees). Funds are NOT included for the purchase of refreshments for the hospitality room. Please earmark any donations for the hospitality room operation when you register.

It is very important to all of us that each and every veteran of their time as a Rakkasan whether WWII, Korea, Vietnam 67 to 72, “The Hill”, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Anaconda, Afghanistan and Iraq be present at one or all of the reunions. 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.


REGISTRATION: There are two options for registration and sponsorship: First is the traditional check to Mike Smith. PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR NUMBER OF RESERVATIONS AND FORWARD PAYMENT TO Mike Smith, Hamburger Hill Chapter treasurer. Make checks payable to Weldon F. Honeycutt /Hamburger Hill Chapter.


Mike Smith

Treasurer, Weldon F. Honeycutt /Hamburger Hill Chapter