MCB 53 Alumni Association

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Future Reunions

2019    San Diego
29 October 2019

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Frank Henthorn will be hosting our reunion
29 Oct. – check in (Tuesday)
30 Oct. - Reagan Library in Simi Valley along with the Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme
31 Oct. - USS Midway Museum
1 Nov.  - Free Day (Friday)
2 Nov.  -  Buisness Meeting,  Banquit
3 Nov.  -  Check out (Sunday)
    Frank Henthorn will be hosting our next reunion. The reunion will be during the fall of 2019 in San Diego with the hotel headquarters being the Crowne Plaza San Diego   Crowne Plaza San Diego – Mission Valley 2270 Hotel Circle N. | San Diego | California | 92108 Hotel:   (619) 297.1101 Direct:  (619) 819.7206

I am happy to announce that Rear Admiral Lou Smith, CEC, USN Retired, has consented to be the Guest Speaker for our reunion in Oct. 2019.  Adm. Smith was a LtJG in NMCB-53 for both deployments.  In 1968, he was OIC for the rock quarry operation in Da Nang.  In 1969,  he was OIC of CB Team 5301(see below). I am sure that many of the members will remember him from the old cruise pictures. I am working on group activities for the reunion to include the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, visiting the Reagan Library in Simi Valley along with the Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme.  I will provide details as they become available.
    Respectfully, Frank Henthorn
2859 Rutgers Place
Oceanside, CA 92056
Land Line 760  757-3382 Cell 760 518- 0246