The First U.S. Naval Beach Battalion
Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 16 -- May 19, 2002
The 49th (?) reunion of our 1st US Naval Beach Battalion was a smashing
success. We thank Dave Jester, his family, and his office staff for organizing
such a wonderful reunion.
We were so happy to see a few new faces and Dave's suggestion that each
member call at least one person and personally invite them to attend next year's
reunion will no doubt make next year's even bigger.
were provided by the
Ramada Inn on the Beach. On a personal note, I (Tim) would like to thank the
housekeeping staff for finding and returning the digital camera I carelessly
left behind. Many of the pictures included here would have been lost forever if
not for the help of Ms. Emma Pinto and her staff.
As planned, we visited the Battleship Wisconsin, the Nauticus Maritime Museum,
the MacArthur Memorial Museum, and the Home of the 1st Naval Beach Battalion: "Naval Amphibious
Base, Little Creek".
We would especially like to thank our
hosts at Little Creek NAB. The Commander of SEAL Team 10, his Lieutenant, the
Skipper of the Beach Masters and his Lieutenant, and all of the men and women
there made us feel welcome and proud. -- Thank You!