Monday, July 16, 2012

Det 4 Drill Aug 10-12, 2012

August 10 Friday to 12 Sunday, 2012 

Downtown Chicago
Schedule - Subject to Change
Why Plan, When We Can React?

Golfers arrange your Golf. The Marine Corps Scholarship 
Golf Outing is on Monday 13 August if you wish to stay on.

1330 - Gather in the Hyatt Regency lobby bar 151 E Wacker Drive, Chicago. This will be our Ready Room / COC

1500 - 1700 Pritzker Military Library 104 S. Michigan Ave, 4th Floor, (0.6 Miles south of hotel via Millenium Park. http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.orgpresentations by Major General Drew Davis on ROA; by Margaret Davis on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and guided tour of the Library by Director Ken Clarke. Cab or Force March (about 1.5 miles) from Pritzker to The Parthenon.

1800 - Dinner at The Parthenon Restaurant 314 South Halsted St (Greek Town) Cab or Force March from Pritzker to The Parthenon. They have a $19.95 family style rate.  We will have a separate room.  Menu is online at  

2100+- Until? Ready Room / COC


0900 - Breakfast Hotel Lobby Ready Room / COC

1200 - Meet Ready Room / COC - Lunch wherever you wish.

1600 - Join us at the  Ready Room / COC  - Pub Crawl at Navy Pier or Millenium Park or the hotel if it is 100 degrees.  If we choose Navy Pier we can cab or force march to Harry Carry's on the Pier, and then wander down the pier and try different pubs / Pier food. You can ride the Ferris Wheel or take a boat ride or dinner cruise.  Millenium Park is also interesting with a lot of interesting sculptures/ gardens with a large outdoor pub. If anyone has a better idea go ahead and set it up and let us know and we will put the word out.

2100 +- Ready Room / COC


0900 - Breakfast in the hotel lobby

1100 - Adios, Amigo


Marine Corps Scholarship Golf Outing

Lost / Need info ?

Call Craig Hullinger             309 634 5557       
or Jim Homan                     847 220 3710     

Call Jim if you need bail money.

We have this hotel reserved.

We have a rate from the Hyatt Chicago Regency of $159.00 a night plus 15.4% City tax. They will hold 15 rooms for us at this rate.  The rooms are held under my name. When you make your reservation use Hullinger 8806 and they will transfer the reservation to your card.

CONFIRMATION NUMBER: 66502680 thru 2873  

CHECK-IN DATE: Friday, August 10, 2012

CHECK-OUT DATE: Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 US
Tel:             312-565-1234       Fax: 312-239-4412

The Hyatt is a large hotel close to Michigan Ave and the Chicago River. Easy Force March distance to the shops on Michigan Ave, Navy Pier (1.5 miles), Millennium Park, Museums, and the Pritzker Military Library.

See you at the reunion.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 

Reserve Officers Association 

Pritzker Library 

Semper Fi

Maps / Directions

Hyatt Hotel to Pritzker Library  0.6 Mile

From: Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

To: Pritzker Military Library, 104 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

.6 Miles - Note Millenium Park on east side of Michigan - you can walk through the park.

Pritzker Library to Parthenon Restaurant  1.5 Miles

Pritzker Military Library
104 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

314 S
outh Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

1.5 Miles - West and South

Hyatt to Harry Carry's on Navy Pier   1.0 Mile

From: Hyatt Regency, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

To: Harry Carry's, Navy Pier Park, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Wardlow and Zimmer

Well -- let's do the PFT and find out who is the youngest--wait--I can't until I replace my knee and then I will have to train for a year or so.

Lynn Wardlow

Well, a knee...a mere flesh wound!  The pictures are awesome.  Miss everyone.  Hit the Quantico Museum last Dec., quite impressive.  Four hours was not nearly enough.  I only stopped for a Marine haircut.  Barbershop wasn’t open, so I still have my hair...sorta.  Just reviewed some more pics...why do you guys look older than I remember?

I will see you alll in Chi-town!

Ivan Zimmer

Marines in Tarawa

Ald. Jim Balcer called yesterday requesting that we put out the word to the Marine community about the screening of a documentary on the effort to recover Marine remains from Tarawa. It's September 9 @ 6pm, at AMC 322 East Illinois. 

Can you send it out to the distro list. Thanks

Semper Fi,


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cindy Waters

Really appreciate that you have included me with this group!!   I do still get together with Mitch's 3/57 group and a small group of Chicago Marines (Jennings, Stack, Neumann, Price, Nardiello, and McFadden).   Wish I could do it all.....

Just know I'm loving AZ, and have great memories of Chicago and all of you there.  My big change only proves there are nice people everywhere, and exciting things in which to become involved!!  Sangalis' and Coyne's have been out here recently; and I love having visitors.  

Happy to show anyone the rocks and brown mountains I've come to love!   Life is good!!!!!
Please give my best to all!