Dale Tilton and Mark Angell have decided that the Veterans should have their own Meet-up in addition to the Tribute planned for the Reunion Banquet. Sounds like a great idea. Here are the details and a list of the Veterans that have already made reservations for the Reunion:
“SAHS Class of ’65 All Veterans Meet-Up”
Date: Saturday, August 22nd
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 noon
(immediately after the 10:00 student led school tour)
Place: Santa Ana High School (room to be announced)
520 W. Walnut St.
Santa Ana, CA
Why: Time to share News, Opinions and Memories
How: Fly, drive, bike or walk!
Co-Hosts: Dale Tilton and Mark Angell
Veterans already registered for the Reunion:
Mark Leslie Angell US Army (Vietnam)
David Murray Ault US Army Reserve Mash Unit
Donald G. Berkheimer US Army (Vietnam)
Dale Gordon Deckert US Army (only available for Friday activities due to planned cruise to Alaska)
Michael Wayne Downey US Army
(might come on Saturday to SAHS) Brian Bear Dunn US Air Force (Vietnam ’66-70,
US Army ’80-92, Operation Iraq Freedom ’06)
Robert Townley Durnell US Army
Dan Carl Fisher US Navy Hospital Corp (Japan)
Bryn Jerald Henderson US Army (Vietnam)
Dennis Philip Hill US Navy (Vietnam)
Charles Alfred Merrilees US Army (Germany)
David Joseph Palomino US Navy (Vietnam)
Charles Leland Patrick US Army (Vietnam)
John Phillip Roquemore US Navy (Vietnam)
John Floyd Terry US Army (Vietnam)
Dale Keith Tilton US Air Force (Iceland and Taiwan)
Ed Velasquez US Navy (Vietnam)
The Veterans Meet-up will be an opportunity for Class of ’65 Vets to get answers to these thought provoking questions:
Dan Fisher – What exactly is “Cowboy Action Shooting”?
Ed Velasquez – What does it mean that your family is designated as an “indigenous people” of Orange County? Why do you say you served as a “Spook”?
Chuck Patrick – Why do you call yourself “Oil Field Trash”?
Dave Ault – How much time have you spent in the “happiest place on earth” (including Disneyland, Tokyo Disney and Walt Disney World)?
John Terry – Is it really possible to train a headstrong protection dog (German Sheppard and Belgian Malinois)?
Mark Angell – How good are you at trapping live rats?
Mike Downey – How do you transition from military service to a professional career in art and violin? Do you remember peeling potatoes with Dale Deckert in a mess hall in Texas?
Bob Durnell – How did you become “Master of the Door Prizes” at SAHS Reunions?
David Palomino – What is life is like on a Light Guided Missile Cruiser?
Don Berkheimer – How many times have you been in total charge of the SAHS Class of ’65 Reunion name tags?
Dale Tilton – Why is your computer still “dead” after more than a year? Dennis Hill and John Roquemore – Did you learn any life altering skills when you worked for Dale Deckert?
Brian Dunn – Did you know you might be recalled after service in Vietnam to serve again in Operation Iraq Freedom?
Chuck Merrilees – Did your time spent on the Varsity Tennis Team make you a better “Cowboy”?
Bryn Henderson – How has being Past President of the Bachelors Club influenced your life?
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