|Vic Sokeland sent in these photos of the Reunion 2006.
Vic was with the 62nd IPCT - 1st Cav in 1968 - 1969.
Here's Tom Auer, Frank Merritt and Ed Arnado discussing the quality of the beer they are ingesting. Ed is also a Cav Tracker and left his mountain hermitage for the first time in 35 years to join up with his fellow Trackers! Welcome home, Ed!
|Vic came back from a very bad car accident at Christmas time - and is returned to his usual wicked self! This is the result: Vic on the left, Frank in the center, and Ed on the right.|
|This was Chuck Steward auctioning off items for Don Campbell's support group. I probably have the name wrong - I think it's Second Chance - but the idea is to help a Vet who has been "lost" get another opportunity to put his life back on track. And THAT is a very worthwhile goal. This auction netted a donation of $456.00 for Don's project. Thanks, guys!|
|Sneaking a smoke outside! Ms. Linda - Vic's keeper and wonderful person in her own right, yours truly, and Bobby Konarske. Bobby was saying to me that, "We have to stop meeting like this!" I loved every minute of it! Can't wait until next year!|
|Seeing my Better Half for a day was the icing on the cake! That's one day in 6 and a half months and it took a blitz trip to get there and back home in 28 hours - but definitely worth it!|
|This is a very special photo. Denzil Lile captioned it
from his copy. It goes like this:
$600.00 R/T airfare; $400.00 Room & Board; Meeting Ho Chi Minh's Grandson - Priceless!
Needless to say, this was a set up by Vic of his old buddy Ed Arnado. It was all I could do to keep Ed from going back to his mountain for another 35 years! But, he will be speaking about CTT at an VA K9 Police event in September - and we can all be very proud of him for carrying our banner! I will be there cheering him on!
|And as Grandpa Vic was cavorting in Milwaukee, his newest
Granddaughter Karlie Rae Kemper made her appearance in the world! This
is her newborn photo - I've never seen a baby smile like that a one day old!
God bless her!
Thanks, Vic and Linda, for the photos - see you in Texas in '07!