August 2020

Brothers, Family, and Friends

Much has transpired since our last newsletter was published in February 2020, most significantly is the Covid-19 pandemic impacting our country.  I hope this newsletter finds you and your family in good health and spirits as we all have been subjected to various stay-at-home requirements as well as diminished social and personal interactions due to the virus.

Most importantly, I hope that neither you and or any of your family members have caught the virus, or if you have, that your recovery is/was a quick one.

On a lighter note, with wide-spread facial coverings required in many communities, the creation of Marine-themed face masks have become a fashion statement.  Wear them proudly when required.

Because of the virus pandemic, most of our members indicated to VV 2/1's on-line inquiry that they would not attend the reunion scheduled for this September in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It made sense to cancel that gathering.  Many other veterans' organizations cancelled their 2020 reunions as well.

Our next reunion date is set for May 18th through 24th 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax Hotel in Fairfax, Virginia.  The May reunion was scheduled in the anticipation of attending the Evening Parade at Marine Barracks, Washington, DC (8th & I) as one of our reunion excursions.  The Board of Trustees will publish a reunion itinerary as dates and events are confirmed.

Another notable anniversary in 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the 2d Battalion 1st Marines redeployment from Vietnam to CONUS, thus ending 2/1's Vietnam service.

The Trustees are in the planning stages of a ceremony to recognize the battalion's Vietnam service during our reunion.

Stay healthy and safe.

Semper Fidelis, Tim Dunn

Presidents Message from the Battalion CP