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C-1-1 Reunion04
Charlie Co., 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division held its reunion in Portland, Oregon, August 2004. Marines of Charlie Co. have been meeting since the first reunion in 1977.  The original members of the company made the landing at Inchon in September 1950.  Many of the unit's members are also combat veterans of World War II.

This series of photos starts with a stop at the Oregon Korean War Memorial on the outskirts of Portland, and continues through the arrival of attendees at the CP (hospitality room) on the first day, the traditional SOS breakfast the next morning, and departure for a sightseeing tour of the area after breakfast.

Next is a series of photos taken during the auction, a fund raising event where one does not dare to scratch, yawn, or even look at one of the strong arm aids to the auctioneer or before you can say "Semper Fi" you own something you didn't intend to buy.

On the third day there was a tour of the Columbia River Gorge, and a sternwheeler cruise on the river followed by a visit to the Bonneville Dam.

The photos of the last event takes place during the farewell dinner where there is evidence that these "old salts" clean up pretty well.

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Suggestions from any of the "Charlies" for photo captions are welcome. Several images are of marginal quality but included in order to provide maximum coverage of attendees.

I attempted to include everyone, but not being perfect I claim credit for all that turned out well, and make it clear that any shortcomings are entirely the fault of the reunion honcho, Al Baiocchi.  I borrowed this "dump the blame" strategy from Al.

It was a great time, spent with special comrades who share a common bond.  Semper Fidelis.

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Date(s): August 25/29, 2004. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2004 BB Yarborough. 1 - 155 of 155 Total. 10474 Visits.
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It seemed fitting to stop at the  Korean War Memorial just minutes before reaching hotel.

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The memorial is in the suburb of Wilsonville just off I-5.

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Some tend to forget that "Freedom Is Not Free"

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We're here!  Where is the CP?  Is the bar open?

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Everybody stopped by the "goodie" room to register on arrival.

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That shell was bigger than my foxhole.

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"Doc" Tepley brought a great scrap book, enjoyed by all.

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The "Skipper" plots strategy to capture and destroy Al's whistle.

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You can't put anything over on "Flim Flam," don't even try.

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The "Gunny" still wows 'em

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You would think nobody ate on the way to the reunion.

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The Gunny is a survivor of, among other things, Iwo Jima, Korea, and 59 years (so far) of marriage to the same woman.

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Ed says the Gunny isn't the only lady magnet.

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Wishing to find two guys fit enough to stay upright on the dance floor for a whole number.

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Leo making a plan; probably bad news for somebody.

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Scene from deck of the CP.  Looking over the Columbia to Washington.

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View from CP deck to the railroad bridge.

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Al instructs the Marine Color Guard.  Like they needed it.

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Marine Color Guard presents the colors at first morning breakfast.

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Welcome remarks from the "Skipper" at SOS breakfast; Al waits impatiently.

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Al published "orders of the day."

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Don gives opening invocation.

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Loading up for first day's excursion.

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Now that's a bumper sticker!  And dig Elaine's Texas earrings.

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Sorry, all sales final.  No refunds, exchanges or complaints accepted.

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Looks like a matched set of hand grenades.  Just right for the Marine who has everything.

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Beware, the auctioneer prepares to take your money, and he's serious about it.

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Still as a mouse.  One move and you've bought some white elephant.

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It's not even safe to take a breath, let alone wiggle a finger.

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Everybody is sitting on their hands.

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Your eyebrow twitched, pay up!

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Don't move your hand off your chin.

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Looks like somebody bought a ceramic possum.

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Watching the Godfather operate.

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This "thingamajig" is priceless, who will open for $3?

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Now that's a real bid!  It was a winner too.

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The auctioneer is always more effective with muscle men at hand.

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Breakfast the second morning features survivors of the auction.

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Budding tree just outside hotel room deck.

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Homes on water.  Well, at least no lawn to mow.

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Suffering from an overdose of sea stories by old salts on the bus.

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First of 3 views from Vista House along the Columbia.

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Takes a good driver to cram that bus down those narrow roads.

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Driver said to shoot from the bus, no time to stop.

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First of several scenes at Multnomah Falls, where we had time to stop.

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Buses arrive for the Columbia River cruise.

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Did you find that damn whistle yet?

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Approaching "Bridge of The Gods."

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"Bridge of The Gods" up close

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Hope no litterbugs passing overhead.

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Turning around just short of Bonneville Dam, where we would stop next.

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53 years and still smiling!

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According to lore, an Indian brave, his bride, and their dog stand frozen on the cone hill; punished by God of The Winds.

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Window to the fish ladder.  One really needs a tripod and time exposure to capture good image.

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Fish ladder from above.

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Standing watch over his flock.  It's lonely at the top.

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Flowers at Bonneville Dam visitor center.

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The Bonneville Dam.

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The "Gunny" on right, survived the battle of Iwo Jima and received three Purple Hearts.

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Me, with Don Baird.  I was Platoon Leader and XO of Charlie Co.  Don had already returned to USA when I arrived.

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First of photo series at the farewell dinner, featuring the XO and wife.

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I'll shoot if you shoot!

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Al "volunteered" Don to fill role of company chaplain.  Don did an outstanding job and here looks the part.

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The Skipper with son and daughter-in-law on his right.

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How!

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And the band played on.

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Al presents "Gold Star Sweethearts."

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Skipper Wray at close of reunion, just before he learned about proclamation of "Colonel Bob Wray Day" at Corvalis, Oregon.

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The "Charlies"

 
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