Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Greetings to all former members of the 516th Engrs. Co and family members! Our 2015 Reunion will be held October 12-15 with check out on the morning of October 16. Monday, October 12, 2015 will be used as a travel and check-in day. Location: STONE CASTLE HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER 3050 Green Mountain Drive. BRANSON, MO. 65616 To make reservations call 1-800-677-6906 or 417-231-4723 When you call, be sure to tell them you are with 516th Engr. Co., and whether or not you want a smoking or non-smoking room. Please call and make your reservations ASAP. All reservations need to be made 30 days prior to the reunion to be guaranteed a room in the same block as everybody else. or you can go online at www.bransonstonecastle.com. Regular rooms are $65 and deluxe rooms with a Jacuzzi are $99. The meeting room is free to us. Breakfast will be served to us at our meeting room on tuesday through Thursday 7-9 AM at no cost to us! Should anyone want to rent a room with 3 beds, contact Sgt. Raymond Pursley P.O. Box 1045 Bolivar, MO 65613 Tel: 417-253-4676 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Raymond went ahead and rented all the rooms with 3 beds and one divider per room ($129 per night.) You need to let him know if you want one. If not, he will turn them back in within 3 months. We, also, have a conference center room for our meetings. We will take up a donation to pay for the meeting room. There is a $75 fee for setting up the dance floor for Wednesday nite. If you need any other information, contact Gene Ogletree. Address: 243 Overstreet Rd. - Swainsboro, Ga. 30401 Tele 478-237-7159 We're excitedly looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, and we pray that everyone has a Happy New Year. Don’t forget to bring your items to be auctioned off for Wounded Warriors.
Friday, January 17, 2014
In preparation for the September reunion, Raymond Pursley is asking if any of you have any old 8mm film, or VHS, or film that you've converted to disc of the 516th Engineer Company or Pioneer Kasserne. I think we might be able to get it restored and use it to let everyone see things as they were when we have the reunion. Proctor let it slip that he had some of berlin . Part of it has already been converted to disc. I just wonder how much more is out there that we could convert to disc? So, if you have any movies of your time on Pioneer Kaserne or with the 516th, no matter the format, please get in touch with Raymond Pursley, or contact me and I'll get you in touch with him if you don't have his contact information.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
HELLO TO ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE 516TH ENGR, CO., HANAU, GERMANY. Our 2014 Reunion will be held Sept. 16 am thru Sept. 18 pm with check out Sept. 19 2014. This reunion will be for anyone who has ever served with the 516th. It doesn’t matter whether you served with either the Panel Bridge or the Medium Girder Bridge. Monday Sept. 15, 2014 will be used as travel and check-in day. Arrangements have been made with Oak Tree Lodge, Pigeon Forge, TN. Please call and make your reservations ASAP. Room cost will be $65 per night. (If you would like a Deluxe Room with a Jacuzzi the rate will be $73 per night.) A free continental breakfast will be included. When you call be sure to tell them that you are with the 516th Engr. Co., and whether or not you want a Smoking or Non-Smoking room. To make reservations call 1-800-637-7002. Should you encounter any problems, ask for Christina—she handled our booking. If you need to make different arrangements let them know when you call. We also have rented the Convention Center for our meetings. We will take up a donation to pay for the meeting room. We will have the reunion listed in the American Legion, V.F.W., and D.A.V. in one month of March, April, or May 2014. It will be posted on several Websites such as: www.trea.org – www.gimememories.com/ - www.millitary.com – plus many others. You can also go on the internet and type in 516th Engineer Company Reunion. This will give you the information on the blog site. Information about the reunion will also be posted on the 516th Engineer Co. Facebook page. If you need any more information, contact Gene Ogletree. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, and we pray that everyone has a Happy New Year. Gene Ogletree, Reunion Chairman 478-237-7159 243 Overstreet Rd., Swainsboro, GA 30401 E-MAIL: email@example.com
Sunday, February 24, 2013
People who served in 516th Engr. Co. - 2nd List; HI TO ALL, THIS LIST WILL BE MOSTLY OF PEOPLE WHO SERVED IN THE 516TH FROM 1965 THRU 1970. THESE ARE HARD TO FIND, MOST OF THEM ONLY STAYED THERE 5 OR 6 MONTHS, AND THEN ON TO VIETNAM. ONE MAN TOLD ME THAT DURING THIS TIME THERE WOULD ONLY BE 15 TO 20 MEN IN THE CO. AT ANY GIVEN TIME. THANKS, GENE OGLETREE - TELE. NO. 478-237-7159 E-MAIL; firstname.lastname@example.org * * • 1/LT GEORGE M. SIMS - (516TH 1965 - 67) 2/LT WALTER MATHESON - (516TH 1969 - 70) SP/4 RICHARD CAREY - ( 1966 - 67) COULD BE FROM PA. SP/4 JOHN WHITNEY - ( 1966 - 67) COULD BE FROM MICH. SP/4 TOM BACHLER - ( 1966 - 67) COULD BE FROM N. CAR. SP/4 KEVIN DAVIS - (1966 - 68) SP/4 RON BENNETT - (1966 - 67) SP/4 RON FOLEY - ( 1966 - 67) SP/4 BILL RODGERS ( 1966 - 67) SP/4 DAVID LLOYD - ( 1966 - 68) COULD BE FROM ALA., OR TENN. SSG GARY HOLLAND - (1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM TEXAS SSG -------- UPCHURCH - (1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM TEXAS SSG -------- LUSHER - ( 1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM W. VA. ? GARY MARCUS - (1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM VA. SGT -------- BOLTNER - ( 1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM MINN. SGT -------- HARRIS - ( 1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM ILL.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Howdy folks, I'm not sure what the deal is, but the formatting on this blog is not keeping with what I've done when writing the posts. It seems like things are divided and seperated when writing the posts, but when I publish them, there are no returns and everything is just one big run-on paragraph. Sorry about that. If you can help out, email me. email@example.com Thanks for understanding.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The following is from Gene Ogletree, the organizer and driving wheel behind our 516th reunions. IF YOU KNOW THE NAMES OF SOMEONE WITH WHOM YOU SERVED WITH, PLEASE FORWARD THERE NAMES TO ME. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF THESE, PLEASE GET THEIR E-MAIL ADDRESS, MAILING ADDRESS, AND TELE. NO. FORWARD ALL THIS INFO TO ME. THIS IS ONE WAY WE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. GENE OGLETREE REUNION CHMN. E-MAIL; firstname.lastname@example.org TELE. NO. 478-237-7159 Or mail: 243 OVERSTREET RD. - SWAINSBORO, GA. 30401 • • * * * 1/LT MARY (MATHESON) SCHAEFFER - SERVED IN 516TH 1978 - 80 2/LT RICHARD A JENNINGS - 2ND PLT - " IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SFC PATRICK CANNON - SERVED IN 516TH 1977 - 78 SFC KENT W. EDWARDS - BRIDGE & OPERATIONS - IN 516TH 1978- 80 SFC LIONEL M. JOHNSON - 2ND PLT SGT - IN 516TH 1978- 80 SFC EDDIE O, HUFFMAN - 1ST PLT SGT - IN 516TH 1978- 80 SFC ROBERT FAIN - MOTOR POOL SGT - IN 516TH 1975- 77 SSG GERALD A. BAUER - NEO SGT. IN 516TH 1978 -80 SSG ROBERT LUSK - IN 516TH 1974 - 77 SSG DAVID W. HACKER 1ST PLT - IN 516TH 1978 -80 SSG JOHN F. JACKSON - MAINT. SGT. - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG RONALD C. JACKSON - 2ND PLT - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG GRANT H. LEE - 2ND PLT - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG JOSE ORTIZ - 1ST PLT - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG ROY E. PARKER - SUPPLY SGT. - IN 516TH 1978 - 80SGT CRAIG JOHNSON - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SGT ---------- BATTS - IN 516TH 1976 - 78 ( COULD LIVE IN N. CAR.) CAPT -------- GOLUMBSKI - CO 516TH 1968 - 70 ( COULD LIVE IN PA.) SFC ---------- VICKERS - PLT SGT- 516TH 1967 - 69 - ( THIS IS NOT 1/SGT GERALD VICKERS 1960 - 64) PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS, OR PUT IT IN YOUR FILES. ON A RAINY DAY SEE IF YOU CAN FIND SOME OF THESE PEOPLE. THERE WILL BE MORE COPIES COMING LATER. IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO SEARCH FOR THESE. LET ME KNOW I CAN GIVE YOU A SHORT 10 MIN. COURSE. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. GENE
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
HELLO TO ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE 516TH ENGR, CO., HANAU, GERMANY. Our 2013 Reunion will be held Sept 24 am thru Sept 26 pm with check out on Sept 27, 2013. This reunion will be for anyone whoever served with the 516th. It doesn't make any difference if you served with the Panel Bridge, or the Medium Girder Bridge. We will use Monday Sept 23, 2013 as a travel and check in day. Arrangements have been made with RAMADA INN, HWY. 60 WEST, OWENSBORO, KY. 42301. Please call and make your reservations ASAP. Room cost will be $74.00 per night this includes a free Cont. Breakfast. When you call be sure to tell them you are with 516th Engr. Co., and if you want a Smoking or Non-Smoking Room. To make reservations Call 1-270-685-3941 if you have any problems ask for Mr. Gary Dennis he handled our booking. If you need to make different arrangements let them know when you call in. We have the Ginnie Meeting Room rented for our meetings. The cost for the meeting room will be $87.00 per day with free coffee. We will take up a donation to pay for the meeting room. We will have the reunion listed in the American Legion, V.F.W., and D.A.V. Magazines in one month of March, April, May 2013. It will also be posted on Several Websites such as: www.trea.org - www.gimemories.com/ - www.military.com - plus many others. You can also go on the Internet and type in - 516th Engineer Company Reunion. This will give you the info. on our Blog Site. It will be posted on the 516th Engineer Co. Facebook page, as well. If you need any more info contact: Frank or Betty Jenkins, Henderson, Ky. Tele. 270-826-8455 or you can get in touch with myself. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, and we pray that everyone has a Happy New Year. Gene Ogletree – Tele478-237-7159 - 243 Overstreet Rd. - Swainsboro, Ga. 30401 Reunion Chairman E-Mail: email@example.com