The 2002 Reunion


Flash!! 13th Annual Reunion Extra

The 2002 Annual C-7A Caribou Reunion will be held at the Best Western Westport Park, in Maryland Heights, MO, from Sunday, October 6, 2002 through Saturday, October 12, 2002. All the plans are shaping up, and we can expect to have another great time beginning 6th of October. The Best Western Westport Park is approximately 10 minutes from Lambert International Airport, and is close to the 
St. Charles Old Town Village shopping area, casinos, and many restaurants. It is an established hotel with all the amenities. What a great place for us to get together once again to renew old acquaintances, meet new friends and rehash some really amazing stories. So please send in your reunion registration to Christine Phillips, and make your hotel reservations as soon as possible! This would be an ideal time and place to bring a new association member, or just some old friends.

Travel Plans & hotel Reservations

Now is a good time to start making your travel plans. You can also make your hotel reservations now. Advance reunion registrations are a great help to the reunion planners because they need the input to finalize room requirements, tours, food, and the many other activities involved with our annual bash. Early input makes their job much easier. So, please register for your hotel rooms, then complete and mail your registration form to:

Christine Phillips, at P.O. Box 143 Folcroft, PA 19032, 
Or contact by phone at (610) 522-5981, or e-mail at

Hotel Reservations

The hotel rates are $59.00 plus tax per night during the entire week of the reunion. When making Reservations, be sure to tell the hotel you are attending the Caribou Association Reunion. It is important that you register under the Caribou Association Reunion Agreement because our room rates are based on an agreed upon number of occupancies. We must achieve that number of rooms. The latest date to make Reservations is September 24, 2002.

Telephone numbers for the Best Western Hotel are 1-888-299-3787 (314) 291-8700, or fax at (314) 291-2891. Room types and smoking preferences are based on availability; the hotel will do its best to accommodate your requests upon your arrival. Hotel check-in time begins at 3:00pm, and checkout time is 11:00am.

Hotel Information

Best Western Westport Park
2434 Old Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO

Phone: (314) 291-8700
Fax: (314) 291-2891

Conveniently located off Interstate 270 at Dorsett Road, and 15 miles from Downtown St. Louis

Airport Shuttles/Bus Service

Complimentary van service will be provided from 7am until 10pm daily, to transport guests to and from the airport and the Westport area.

Scheduled Events

Sunday, October 6th and Monday, October 7th are non-scheduled events to allow personal touring, maps and tourist information will be provided at the hotel.
Scheduled events for Tuesday, October 8th through Saturday, October 12th will be posted in the lobby area, and informational flyers will be available.
Tuesday, morning (10:30 AM) a brewery tour has been set up by Mike Murphy.  They can handle up to 50 people. The tour lasts about one hour plus a little time for refreshments.  Mike is also looking into lunch at a nice restaurant after the brewery tour and would be dutch treat, but reasonable.  There will be a sign up sheet at the hotel or you can email Christine Phillips that you would like to go.
Wednesday, morning we will take a chartered bus to Grant’s Farm, a historical tour of the Anheuser-Busch exotic animal farm and grounds. A luncheon will be planned on the grounds. Then we travel to the Museum of Transportation to see antique trains, automobiles, and other modes of transportation of yesteryear.
Thursday, we will board a bus for the St. Louis Arch grounds and St. Louis Old Cathedral. Lunch will follow at St. Louis’ Laclede’s Landing.
Tuesday through Saturday evening the War Room will be open for show-and-tell, so be sure to bring your pictures, or other Vietnam memorabilia. This is a good time to be shared by all.
Friday, a ladies’ shopping and lunch activity is planned, with transportation provided by the hotel. A general business meeting planned on Friday afternoon check the bulletin board for exact times. Later in the afternoon, we will gather for pictures and a social hour, with the Reunion Banquet following at 1900 hours.

There is ample free time for just visiting, having fun, shopping, and visiting gambling boats.

ALL times will be posted in the War Room area

Sunday 10/6 - Open visiting/touring
Monday 10/7 - Open visiting/touring
Tuesday 10/8 - Open visiting/Butterfly House/Brewery Tour
Wednesday 10/9 - Grant’s Farm and Luncheon
Thursday 10/10 - St. Louis Arch & Museum/lunch
Friday 10/11 - Business Meeting, Ladies’ Shopping, Reunion Banquet ~ 1900 hours
(Note – there will be Board of Director’s meetings both before and after the business meeting)
Saturday 10/12 - Shaw’s Garden Tour, and bidding War Room farewells

If you are unable to attend the reunion, please send your annual dues to:
Jim Collier, 5607 Jolly Ct., Fair Oaks, CA 95628-2707 (916) 966-4044
(Please, only dues to Jim – all other funds for reunion purposes to Christine)

For Golfers: If you would like a golf tournament in the St. Louis area, contact Christine Phillips.

All Lunches will be affordably priced and varied.

If you would like to help out with registration, War Room, message center, etc. on Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Please contact Steve Kelley.

Coffee and donuts available in war room by 0700 hours




2002 St. Louis Reunion

October 6th-12th, 2002

Registration Form

Mail to: Christine Phillips
P.O. Box 143
Folcroft, PA 19032

(610) 522-5981

To assist in planning and budgeting the reunion, we need the following information. Please return with your remittance ASAP, and no later than August 31, 2002.  After August 31, 2002 call Steve Kelley at (636) 343-6969 to have a tentative Registration Form filled out with payment due at the reunion.

NOTE: The registration fee is charged to ALL persons attending and is NON-REFUNDABLE. Thank you for your cooperation.


Name of Member:

Spouse/Guest Name:

Mailing Address:

Is this your first Reunion (Y/N)?




Phone: ( )



Vietnam Year:

Stationed At:

Additional Guest Name:

Additional Guest Name:

Please make a copy of this form for your records.

Registration Fees:
Calculate your total Registration Fee below

Reunion Registration Fee — Association members



Reunion Registration Fee — non members (spouse/guest)

#_________x $5.00 =


C-7A Caribou Association Dues (members only — not guests)

#________ x $10.00 =


Friday Night Banquet:

    Prime Rib

#________ x $23.00 =


    Roasted Chicken Breast

#________ x $19.00 =


    Roast Pork Loin

#________ x $19.00 =


    Vegetarian Dinner

#________ x $19.00 =


Wednesday Bus Tour

#________ x $10.00 =


Thursday Bus Tour

#________ x $10.00 =


Wednesday 9 October, Welcoming Reception


Total Cost (Check Included) $

If you prefer, this document can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat format: 2002 Reunion Flyer

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