The 65th Infantry Division Association is having its 66th Annual Reunion—how can that be! It is amazing that the Association has been having reunions for so many wonderful years. The 71st Division Association is holding their 35th Annual Reunion. They started much later having reunions and since 2016 we now have joint reunions. The reunion will be in Dayton, Ohio.
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SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 22-25, 2020
An invitation from 1st VP, Charlie Gemeinhardt, son of Otto Gemeinhardt (260HQ)
Join us for the 67th Annual Reunion where it all began—Camp Shelby, Mississippi. We will conclude three years of 75th Anniversary reunions where Patton’s Spearhead Division, the 65th Infantry Division was activated, trained, and departed for war.
This not to be missed “Reunion of Remembrance” will be like none other. Special tours, services, and ceremonies with music provided by the 41st Army Band.
All activities, lodging, and dining will be on the base. Full details will be presented at the Dayton Reunion.
Special thanks to the following for their assistance in planning, support and participation in our 67th Annual Reunion:
· Retired Col. Mark Prine and staff of the Camp Shelby Joint Training Center
· Tommy Lofton, and staff of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
· Chief Warrant Officer Casey Kirk and the members of the 41st Army Band
SEE YOU IN DAYTON IN 2019......AND CAMP SHELBY IN 2020
DID YOU KNOW? In its 100+ year history only two military units were activated at Camp Shelby, one of those being our very own 65th Infantry Division.
Time to REGISTER for the 2019 Annual Reunion!
October 3-7, 2019
Crowne Plaza – Dayton, Ohio
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
What are the reunions all about?
Years ago the veterans met to share their post war lives, celebrate their achievements and continue their friendships.
Nowadays, that remains true with our veterans but includes more of our Legacy membership. Children, grand-children and even great-grandchildren...along with nieces, nephews and cousins. We've become a family of the 65th Infantry Division.
At the reunions we have fun exploring, but also share research notes of family history research as well as photos and memories.
Come join us to create shared memories, friendship and travel in a new location each year. We explore military history, museums and local attractions...and some really great meals together.