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Welcome.JPGWelcome, Everyone!Host & Organizer Jerry Orr, along with Ms Barbara Moeller, our Tour Guide, (seated) welcome everyone to the opening night of the Grande Finale Reunion of the 2/9th FA Battalion redlegs. Our reunion began with Mexican buffet and plenty of margaritas at Ted's Escondido Cafe' in downtown Lawton. A slide show of our tour in Vietnam served as the dinner backdrop.

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Op_Order_for_2-9th_FA.JPGOperations OrderTalk about detail! This the Op Order prepared for us to meet with the 1/19th Training Battalion.
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2018_Reunion_Grp.JPG1/19th FA honors the 2/9th FAThe 1/19th FA, Jerry Orr's old unit, commemorated our 2018 visit with a group photo. The highlights of sharing our reunion time with the 1/19th FA included meeting the trainees at the Dining Facilities, observing their marksmanship training skills at the firing range, attending a graduation, and...most of all...serving as a Group Panel to permit a new class of Trainees to ask any questions they wanted from a group experienced combat veterans. The Battalion Commander made all of us "honorary members" of the 1/19th and we are welcome to return at any time.
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Arty_King.JPGArrival Day, May 9, 20182/9th FA Webmaster Dennis Dauphin and wife Jackie check in at the Registration Desk with John "Moon" Mullins. The "Grand Finale" rooms were booked with the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Lawton, close to Ft Sill, OK.

Photo courtesy of Wayne Rayfield
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Barb_1.JPGLadies' LunchAn ideal location with ideal weather in Medicine Park was chosen for the Spouse/Guests luncheon.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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Barb_2.JPGMama GooseMama Goose and her little ducklings walk along the top of the waterfall in Medicine Park. Wildlife was abundant in Medicine Park.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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Barb_5.JPGMama GooseMama and kids..........

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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Barb_4.JPGLadies' LunchLeft to Right: Rita Stuber, Mercy Kurtgis, Carol Crochet and Jackie Dauphin

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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Barb_3.JPGLadies' LunchLeft to Right: Joanne Wilson, Cindy Schmidt, and Martha Henderson

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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Barb_6.JPGLadies' LunchSorry, no turtle soup on the menu. You feed them instead.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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Barb_7.JPGMt ScottA memorable view at the very top of Mt Scott. The winds were extremely high that afternoon.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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Barb_8.JPGMt ScottSam Nieto rests on one of the big boulders at the top of Mt Scott.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Moeller
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