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2013 Laughlin, NV Heavy Haulers Gathering

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  • 2013 Laughlin, NV Heavy Haulers Gathering

    Heavy Haulers Reunion 2013 Laughlin, Nevada

    October 22, 23 & 24, 2013

    Hello All!

    This is Mike Amtower, Iím giving Dale (Hoot) Gibson a break this year and am heading
    up the planning and co-ordination of this yearís Gathering.

    We are setting up the 4th biennial Heavy Haulers Gathering in Laughlin, NV
    at the Colorado Belle on October 22, 23 & 24, 2013.

    Itís important that we do this again as all of us are getting a bit Ďlong-in-the toothí.

    Letís make this one the biggest and best Gathering we have had to date.
    Not to be a wet blanket, but this one could be our last.

    It has been 45 years now, (my how time flies!) since the original 463 folks first left
    SE Asia and we have lost a couple of old friends since the last Gathering in 2011.

    This would involve ALL Heavy Hauler folks from both HMH-462 & HMH-463.

    Actually, it involves ANY and ALL folks that have ever driven or laid hands on a CH-53
    from all eras and any other squadron, Including HMH-362, The Ugly Angels.

    We will also arrange for another Color Guard from Miramar for this event.

    We would like exceed the success we have had in the past. We suggest that everyone
    consider bringing a guest that might not have attended in the past.

    All Marines and friends of Marines are welcome, also family members of Marines. Consider
    contacting your local Marine Corps League and American L egion organizations.

    Laughlin in late October has marvelous weather.

    We donated over $4400 to the Wounded Warriors after the 2011 Gathering.

    The room rates at the Colorado Belle will be $22/nite and if any one wants to upgrade
    to the Edgewater, the rate will be $25/nite.

    They are up slightly, but we have still met our goal of keeping our event at a relatively affordable cost.

    The two dinners on Wed (10/23 ) and Thur (10/24) will be held at $35 per person each night.

    We are also requesting a $15 surcharge to help fund the hospitality suite.
    This charge is only per each squadron attendee, not their guest.

    The link to the Colorado Belle/Edgewater is:

    (800) 228-7144

    When talking to them, specify the Heavy Hauler name as a code phrase to get the above room rates.

    We hope to see a bunch of you there!

    Mike Amtower, Hoot Gibson & Rick Brohmer

    My address is:

    Mike Amtower
    1658 Knoll Ridge Circle
    Corinth, TX 76210-1907

    Please make your checks out to me for the dinners and the hospitality suite.

    Or, for anyone that absolutely cannot attend and would like to send a donation for the Color Guard costs.