|March 30, 2021 |
|In case you haven't seen this,
it is a powerful tribute to our generation of Vietnam veterans. Sam Elliott narrates this stirring video!
We have scheduled 19 and had 18 reunions (2020 was cancelled due to COVID 19):|
|2002 - Tunica, Mississippi, |
|2003 - Tucson, Arizona,|
|2004 - Washington DC, |
Chicago, Illinois, |
|2006 - Reno, Nevada,|
|2007 - Atlantic City, NJ,|
|2008 - Atlanta, Ga.|
|2009 - San Diego, Ca.|
|2010 - San Antonio, Tx.|
|2011 - Springfield, Va.|
|2012 - Albuquerque,
|2013 - St. Louis, Mo.|
|2014 - Charleston, SC.|
|2015 - Denver, Co.|
2016 - Seattle, Wa.
2017 - Las Vegas, Nv.
- Savannah, Ga.
- New Oleans, La.
- San Francisco, Ca. (Cancelled due to COVID 19)
2021 - San
We have a good group of leaders serving in various
term lengths, collectively called "the Board of Directors". Each Board Member's
name, assignment and contact information is listed at the bottom of this message. Feel free to contact any of us regarding
questions related to the 26th Marines Association or any other matter.
|First and foremost, we continue in having a site selected before leaving the
current year’s reunion for the following year, as well as selecting the three potential cities for our reunion after
|At our New Orleans, La. 2019 Reunion…
the cities selected for the 2020 reunion choices,
were Fr. Lauderdale, Florida, San
Francisco, California, and Washington DC. We selected
San Francisco for the 2020 reunion. Our 2020 Reunion was cancelled due to the COVID 19 virus.
In lieu of a annual meeting, the board selected San Diego, Ca., for our 2021 Reunion.|
|New Orleans reunion was fantastic. We had a hotel on Bourbon street, with a great lengthy balcony, and each
night was a great deal of fun, either from our balcony or walking with the crowds. The Saturday buffet at our banquet,
was the best I think we have ever had (similar fare, but Cajun cooked).|
|If you have access to our website and have an email address,
please let Sonny know if you would just like electronic notices, thus opting out of hard mail
notices saving the association money. It is important to make sure Sonny Hollub has your most recent
mailing address, email address and phone number.|
|The fees for this 2021’s reunion are as follows:|
|Annual Membership Dues $45.00 per year per member.|
|Registration fee will be $25.00 per member.|
Banquet fee will be $50.00 per
will pay a flat fee of $100.00 each, which will allow them use of our discounted room rate, access to our hospitality suite,
and their banquet meal.
|Please see our website www.26thMarine.com, for forms, etc., for submitting payments
along with due dates, late fees, etc. You can now print the form from our website. On the forms
for membership page, click on Click to download form. In addition, feel free to call Sonny at 512-825-4730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a
The issue of existing due dates, fees and penalties are discussed at each year’s Annual Membership meeting. It continues
to be unanimously voted to continue these due dates as well as penalties. We have
not had to “pass the hat” at
a reunion since the 2005 Chicago reunion. However, the members at the 2013 Annual meeting, voted to forgive all dues
in arrears, giving everyone a clean slate to start with in 2014. That was done.
If any of you who were behind, win the lotto, feel free to make a good donation (friendly
incoming) to the association for those forgiven past dues.
addition, if you are behind, please contact Sonny to work out a deal to get you up to date on your dues.
remember our membership dues are the main support for our organization, while banquet and registration fees cover the
banquet on Saturday night and the registration covers the hospitality suite and other expenses associated with set
you to pay your fees in a timely fashion. This past year, we had some new members who did not
pay before attending and some wanted to pay after the reunion was over. This cannot be allowed.
We depend on these fees to run and maintain our association.|
In addition, as you may recall, we opened the 26th Marines
Association about three years ago to all previous and current 26'ers,
(Regiment, MEU, etc.) along with family and friends, are invited to join/attend our Annual reunions.
Any supporting units to a 26th Marine unit are allowed to join our association.
Please pass the word to any 26'er you know. We now have members from all battalions as well as 2 Iwo Jima
If any Marine or Corpsman who did not serve with the 26th Marines, would like to attend as a non member,
you can pay a flat fee of $100.00, to attend, which provides you with access to
our discounted hotel rate, the hospitality suite and the banquet meal... but cannot attend the Annual Meeting, unless you
join our association. So if you have fellow Marines in the area or anyplace, let them know they can attend our reunion,
per the above.
word of thanks is extended to Sgt. Grit for donating various items from his catalogue
to our association in the past... these items are either sold or auctioned off at each year's reunion, with all proceeds
going into our general fund. Please visit Sgt. Grits's store of "Marine Corps" items at http://www.grunt.com/ . As the saying goes, if Sgt. Grit doesn't have it...
Chesty wouldn't want it. |
|By opening the membership to include WWII Vets, we basically offered our services to the "older Marines".
Our effort in adding all other 26'ers (such as the 26th MEU), from previous
or current engagements/wars, will expand our future to include the younger generation with the hopes of keeping the 26th
Marine Association a healthy and perpetual organization.|
|The costs for many phone calls
completed by the Board members for conference calls and contacting our members are absorbed by the Board members
|Please make payment to 26th Marines Association and submit payment to:|
|26th Marines Association|
|340 Humphrey Dr.|
|Buda, Texas 78610|
|Refer all your acquaintances and
potential guest to our website, www.26thMarines.com, for further information as it develops.|
|Finally, again, if anyone has new contact
information, please send it to Sonny Hollub at:|
|Phone - 512-825-4730.|
|Address - 340 Humphrey Dr.,
Buda, Texas 78610|
additional information develops, it will be posted on the Association's website www.26thMarines.com under
Reunions... so check the website often. If you do not have a computer,
you can always go to any library and find one you can use... or get one of your kids or grandkids to moniter the website for
G. H. "Sonny"