Casper Reunion 2007 Luncheon                                         Page 1

                   The Cumberland South Banquet Room - last minute preparations are made before our 6th Annual Reunion Luncheon begins.


Casper Aviation Platoon Reunion

Nashville, Tennessee ∙ June 25 - 27, 2007

Reunion Luncheon

Our luncheon was held on Tuesday and included a special Purple Heart pinning ceremony for Doug Walton.  Ned Costa was our afternoon speaker and talked about Casper Platoon's history in Vietnam, followed by an all-new Casper Platoon movie remembering Casper past and present memories.   This year was also special to us to have had two Casper Gold Star Families attendance.  Leslie & Donny Kidd, Jr. returned this year and Shenendoah Doran (daughter of Eric Busch) and her guest Scott Pipper came for the first time.  Shenendoah was presented a plaque and was also made an Honorary CAPO Member.  In true Nashville Style, the DoubleTree Hotel prepared us a "Southern Bar-B-Que" for our luncheon  -- This was another memorable event!


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CAPO Executive Director Ned Costa welcomes everyone to The 6th Casper Platoon Annual Reunion

CAPO President Tom Town addresses the group and makes the introductions

Former Casper CO Stan Striecher talks to the group

CAPO Historian Chuck Merkel updates the group on the Casper oral history project

Former Casper CO Don Bliss talks to the group

CAPO Treasurer Phil Johnson

Gold Star Family Member Shenendoah Doran was introduced. She is the daughter of Casper KIA Eric Busch

CAPO Director of Family Services presents Shenendoah Doran with a CAPO plaque

Casper being Caspers

John Ackelson, Don Charlton, Tom Quinn and Stan Streicher present Doug Walton with The Purple Heart Medal

Stan Streicher pins the Purple Heart Medal on Doug Walton after the general orders were read by Tom Quinn

CAPO Co-Founder Don Charlton & Doug Walton after the pinning. Don told Doug's story leading up to the pinning

Chuck Merkel presents Ned Costa with framed personalized huey helicopter "crew chief" artwork

Chuck Merkel & Ned Costa

Ned Costa reads the ceremonial orders for the Department of the Army's special Freedom Salute Award

Tom Town presenting the Freedom Salute Award to Zelner Houchin, along with all of the Caspers in attendance

CAPO Past President Steven Greene handling the electronic gear

Rick Tompkins & Grover Hudgins

Stan Streicher, Gordy Anderson & Ray O'Connor

Sal & Norma Sosa with their granddaughter

Tom & Janice Town

Virgil Lamb & Fay Pegran

Richard Head

Leslie & Donny Kidd, Jr

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