Vietnam Veterans Association
1965 - 1970
2nd Battalion 7th Marines
Golf Company
1st Marine Division
It was estimated that in excess of 250 members, family and friends of Golf 2-7 V V A attended our Memorial Monument's dedication on the morning of July 23, 2011. Our dedication was held in the National Museum Marine Corps Leatherneck Gallery at 11 AM and opened with a Marine Color Guard. Don Gray (1967-68) was the Master of Ceremonies and made introductions. He was followed by Jim Maedgen, President (1967-68), Rick Lewis, Golf 2-7 V V A Chaplin (1969), and the seven readers of our 185 fallen brothers' names, August Miele (1965), Bobby Donaldson (1966-67), Ron Myers (1967-68), Bruce Guthrie (1967-68), Jim Stroman (1967-68), Frank Rodriquez (1969) and Danny Scala (1970). The ceremony closed with taps.
In attendance were family members from these Golf Company fallen brothers:
Lester Robert Atherden
Floyd Wayne Hartwick Jr
Donald Gene Brown
Stephen Earl Cunningham
Richard Powell Shelton
Walter Joseph Junger Jr
Hayward K H Peleiholani
Robert Michael Casey
Richard Paul Long
Kenneth Martin Kessinger
Alberto Colon
Frank Anthony O'Brien 3rd
Warren Taylor Scott
David Wayne Utley
Milton Humphrey Thomas Jr
Michael Thomas Hoke
Howard Ogden Jr
Golf 2-7 V V A Memorial Monument Dedication July 23, 2011
Golf 2-7 V V A member Bob Strout (1968-69), with the help of his brother, made a DVD video of the monument's dedication and the reunion banquet. If you are interested in a copy, please contact Bob.
Video of the Dedication and the 2011 Reunion Banquet
His email is (click email address or cut and paste) and give him your complete name and mailing address and he will see that you get a copy. Semper Fi and thanks for doing this, Bob.