317th Veterans Group - Delaware Reunion

October 17-20, 2013


Bob and Kay Hughes serving at our Welcome Table

Jim Gregory our Hat and Shirt Man                                            Reunion Mementos for sale

Kay Nehring presenting "The Forgotten Airborne" the story of the 317th Troop Carrier Group in WWII to our veterans and their spouses.

                                                             Loading our buses for our tours to Dover on Friday and Philadelphia on Saturday.

Our WWII 317th Troop Carrier Group Veterans were honored by the pilots of the 436th Airlift Wing at ceremonies conducted at the Dover AFB Air Mobility Museum.

Each 317th WWII Veteran, as well as the son and daughters of deceased 317th WWII veterans present at our reunion was awarded a commemorative Troop Carrier Medal and Certificate.
Those honored were Pete Miller, pilot 41st TCS, Ted Machen, pilot 41st TCS, Bill Dando, pilot 40th TCS, Don Lowe, Operations, 41st TCS.  Linda Waldman, daughter of Herb Waldman, pilot and commander of the 41st TCS, Phil Brinson, son of Buck Brinson, pilot 46th TCS, Kay Nehring, daughter of Charles Nehring, pilot 39th TCS.

The Ceremony was followed by Lunch at the Museum. The AMC Museum staff did a superb job in setting up the medal

ceremony, tours of their aircraft, and everything we needed to make our visit a memorable occasion.

  Our Good Friends from France Marc Pichard and Patrice Le Mao

Our Saturday Tour of Philadelphia's Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell

317th Veterans Group President Bill Lloyd with our guest speaker, Brig. Gen. Carol A. Timmons, from the
        the Delaware Air National Guard. She gave a very informative and inspiring speech.

Kay Nehring and Jim Timmons announce the location                               317th Veterans Group Chaplain Hank Winters
of our 2014 reunion. It's Oklahoma.

Dinner is Served

After Dinner Entertainment was a visit from Elvis

                                                                                       The Ladies really loved Elvis