Our 2019 Reunion, held 07-12 November at the Marriott Residence Inn Rosslyn, and Marriott Key Bridge Hotel, both in Arlington, VA, was an outstanding success.  Nearly 200 Marines, their families and friends, attended from the 2/9 Network.  We had a record breaking Birthday Dinner on 10 November with more than 160 people attending.  Many thanks to the Post Vietnam 2/9 Officer Corps members who attended and who have pledged to continue promoting our reunions to Post Vietnam 2/9 Marines.  Several other members of the Network who served post-Vietnam were also in attendance.  Hopefully we can continue to grow the number of them who participate and will be responsible for the future preservation of the 2/9 Network as our Vietnam numbers of men continue to sadly decrease.  The ravages of age really sucks!  All the Marines below but Henry and I are still on active duty.  

L-R:  Henry Ostaszewski (Reunion Coordinator,  Colonel James Fullwood (Battalion Commander 2009-11), Lieutenant General Brian Beaudreault (Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force and Golf Company Commander in Somalia - our keynote speaker), Lieutenant Colonel Chuck Anklam (Echo and Weapons Company Commander 2010-2012), Sergeant Jose Rodriquez (our youngest Marine stationed at Quantico), Danny Schuster (2/9 Administrator and Reunion Coordinator),  Major Patrick Heiny (2nd Platoon Commader Echo and XO Golf Company 2008-2010), Colonel Mike Styskal (Battalion Command