71st Transportation Battalion Vietnam Veterans 2011 Reunion
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
June 8 - June 12, 2011
Photo taken from our eighth floor balcony. - What a great view. Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado
The LandMark Resort Hotel - 1501 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The weather was great for the entire reunion. - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers
We would like to thank Pat Emmons, sales manager, and Janice Williams, food catering manager for their assistance in setting up our reunion this year.
Beach front at the LandMark - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers
One of the LandMark swimming pools - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers
Beach Front At The LandMark
One Of The LandMark Swimming Pools
Randy Richmond - John Shook - Jan Richmond - Rich Morawa - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Members arriving at the hotel. - Randy Richmond - John Shook - Jan Richmond - Rich Morawa
Early Arrivals - Randy Richmond - Brenda Shelton - Karon & Dick Shepard - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Early Arrivals - Randy Richmond - Harry & Brenda Shelton - Karon & Dick Shepard - Photo courtsey of Al & Carol Furtado.
Randy Richmond - Brenda Shelton - Karon & Dick Shepard
Randy Richmond - Harry & Brenda Shelton - Karon & Dick Shepard
Doug Elliott & Dick Shepard - Reunite After 44 Years - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Doug Elliott & Dick Shepard - Reunite After 44 Years - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Doug Elliott & Dick Shepard - Reunite After 44 Years
Tom & Rose LeMoine And Kay Shook - Ready for Shopping - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Tom & Rose LeMoine And Kay Shook - Ready for Shopping - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Tom & Rose LeMoine And Kay Shook - Ready for Shopping
Below - Some Early Arrival Activities
The story of the F-100D at Myrtle Beach.  - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Monday we took the girls shopping at the Market Commons.  Market Commons is one of the new concept shopping complexes that have condos and apartments above the stores.  People can live and work there.  The complex was built on the land that
used to be the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. While the girls were shopping, I went to Warbird Park, built on the same property.  It's a memorial dedicated  to the men and women of the United States Air Force who lived in the community for forty years.

The F-100D at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. - 1956-1970
Warbird Park - The site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - Photo courtesy Of Al & Carol Furtado
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Purple Heart Memorial At Warbird Park - Photo Courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado
Purple Heart Memorial At Warbird Park
Rich Morawa & Judith Koziel tour Myrtle Beach from the air.
Judith Koziel getting ready to board the chopper. Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Judith getting ready to board the chopper.
Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Heading for Myrtle Beach.
LandMark Resort from the air. Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
LandMark Resort from the air. Photo courtest of Rich Morawa.
The LandMark Resort From Above - Hard to miss its blue color.
Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
The Grand Strand
More of the hotels on Myrtle Beach - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
More of the hotels on Myrtle Beach - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Myrtle Beach International Airport Area - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Myrtle Beach International Airport Area - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Myrtle Beach International Airport Area
Another great view of the ocean front and the LandMark Resort, our reunion hotel. - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Another great view of the ocean front and the LandMark Resort, our reunion hotel.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, happy hour has started.
Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Holly Krabbenhoeft - Kay Shook - Carol Furtado - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado
Holly Krabbenhoeft - Kay Shook - Carol Furtado - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Kay Shook & Carol Furtado
Wow ! What was in that drink? Or is that just palm reading.
Al Krabbenhoeft - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Rich being Rich - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Rich having fun with some girls.  Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado
Al Krabbenhoeft - Rich Morawa Hiding Behind Al
Rich Being Rich
Rich interacting with some pool girls - Also Called Hitting On - LOL
Rich Morawa - Al Krabbenhoeft - John Shook - At The Bar.  Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Where is my drink? - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Rich - Al - John  - At The Bar
Carol still looking for her drink.  It would help to open your eyes. LOL
Early Arrivals Off To Dinner At Horny's Restaurant - AKA Thorny's Restaurant
FYI - Al Krabbenhoeft renamed this restaurant Horny's - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Carol Furtado - Holly Krabbenhoeft - Kay Shook Eyes Closed Again - Rich Morawa - John Shook - Al Krabbenhoeft - Al Furtado
Tom & Rose LeMoine - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Tom & Rose LeMoine - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Back To The Beach With Tom & Rose LeMoine
Friendly wave from Tom & Rose.  Rose turns to Tom and says, do you realize these photos will be on the internet!
Tom & Rose LeMoine - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Look what happens next. LOL
Rose LeMoine - Judith Koziel - Tom LeMoine - Charlie Busacca - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Rose LeMoine - Judith Koziel - Tom LeMoine - Charlie Busacca - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Cooling Down - Rose LeMoine - Judith Koziel - Tom LeMoine - Charlie Busacca
Judith Koziel - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Judith Koziel - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Judith Koziel Enjoying The Beach
Judith taking her early morning walk on the beach.
More Members Arriving at the LandMark.
Randy Richmond - Dale Taylor - Brenda Rawlings - Rick Rawlings - Photo courtesy of Mike & Kathy Bayne
The Group Gathering Up In The Hotel Lobby - Photo courtesy of Mike & Kathy Bayne.
Tom LeMoine & Gary Browne With Gary's Service Dog Patsy - Photo courtesy of Mike & Kathy Bayne.
Kathy Bayne - Ginny Browne - Roberta McNaught - Photo courtesy of Mike & Kathy Bayne.
Randy - Wilfred - Thelma - David - Rick - Brenda - Dale - Photo courtesy of Mike & Kathy Bayne.
Brenda Shelton - Harry Shelton - Vernon Allen - Joanne Allen - Doug Elliott - Photo courtesy of Mike & Kathy Bayne.
Randy - Dale - Brenda - Rick
The Group Gathering Up In The Hotel Lobby
Tom LeMoine & Gary Browne With Gary's Service Dog Patsy
Kathy Bayne - Ginny Browne - Roberta McNaught
Randy - Wilfred - Thelma - David - Rick - Brenda - Dale
Brenda Shelton - Harry Shelton - Vernon Allen - Joanne Allen - Doug Elliott
Randy Richmond & Al Furtado - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Randy Richmond & Al Furtado - Looks like Randy is buying breakfast.
Breakfast At The LandMark's Gazebo Restaurant
Rich Morawa & Ken Shafer - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Randy you know you shouldn't eat all that good stuff.  LOL - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Rich Morawa & Ken Shafer
Randy & Jan Richmond  Piling Up On All The Breakfast Food
Bob & Bernie Grier & Dean & Elaine Thome - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Rich Morawa & Judith Koziel - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Bob & Bernie Grier & Dean & Elaine Thome
Rich Morawa & Judith Koziel
Ken Shafer - Laura Conley - Karon Shepard - Sandy Elliott - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Mike Bayne - Gary Browne - Ginny Browne - Kathy Bayne - Photo Courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Ken Shafer - Laura Conley - Karon Shepard - Sandy Elliott
Mike Bayne - Gary Browne - Ginny Browne - Kathy Bayne
Rich Morawa - Brenda Rawlings - Rick Rawlings - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Rick Rawlings - David Covert - Randy Richmond - Rich Morawa - Photo courtesy of Al & Carol Furtado.
Rich Morawa - Brenda Rawlings - Rick Rawlings
Rick Rawlings - David Covert - Randy Richmond - Rich Morawa
Tom & Vickie Reckers At  Broadway At The Beach
Wonder Works - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers.
Tom Reckers standing in front of Senor Frogs. - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers.
Vickie Reckers in Celebrity Square. - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers.
Tom taking a break. - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers.
Tom Reckers
Vickie Reckers
Tom Taking A Break
Wonder Works
Support Our Troops Fire Truck - Photo courtesy of Tom & Vickie Reckers.
Back On The Main Drag
Support Our Troops Fire Truck
Bob & Bernie Grier At Broadway At The Beach
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Stranded On A Sand Bar - Carol's Place LOL - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Stranded On A Sand Bar - Carol's Place LOL
Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Margaritaville At Broadway At The Beach - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Ripley's Aquarium At Broadway At The Beach
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium
Bernie & Bob standing in the jaws of a Carcharodon Megalodon.
The photos above are of a life-size replica of a Carcharodon Megalodon jaw.  The Carcharodon Megalodon lived 65 million years ago, and was the ancestor of today's  Great White Shark.   Before it came extinct the
Megalodon was the largest predatory shark in the world.   In fact their avarge size  was eight times  larger than that of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.  The shark that this jaw belonged  to was believed to be approximately 50 feet
long, and had an estimated weight of 52 tons.
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie Grier At Ripley's Aquarium - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
The New Boardwalk At Myrtle Beach
Bob & Bernie At The Boardwalk - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie At The Boardwalk - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie At The Boardwalk - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie At The Boardwalk
Bob & Bernie At The Boardwalk - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bob & Bernie At The Boardwalk - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
The Sling Shot & Sky Wheel - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Bernie - Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Boardwalk Amusement Park
Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Photo courtesy of Bob & Bernie Grier.
Tommy The Giant Crab
Judith Koziel & Charlie Busacca - Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Photo courtesy of Rich Morawa.
Judith & Charlie  Having Lunch
Tom And Rose LeMoine
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't IT Be Nice