2019 October 16 to the 20th.

B Troop 2nd of the 17th Cavalry 101st Airborne


Department of the Army Special Photographic Office


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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

303 Blum St , San Antonio, TX 78205-3303

Phone: 1-210-222-9181


Wednesday October 16th, 2019

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Arrival in San Antonio (Texas’s second largest city) and Hotel check in. There will be coffee, water and Iced tea in the hospitality room.  There is a complimentary breakfast each morning. Depending on your arrival time enjoy the Alamo, River walk or the Tower of the Americas or check out the hospitality room for arriving guests. Please bring your pictures, documents and other materials you collected in Vietnam.  We will have a scanner available so that your material can be scanned and kept in a safe place for making prints. You may be wondering why a joint reunion?  With the economic power that two groups bring to bare we are receiving better rates, that are being passed on to you.

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Thursday October 17th, 2019 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


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Tour #1 Fredericksburg (Includes transportation and admission to the Museum of the Pacific)) Fredericksburg is a city in central Texas about an hour from San Antonio. This area is known for its German  Heritage, Restaurants and wineries. In the town square is a replica of a 19th Century German church that once stood in the city.

You will visit the National Museum of the Pacific War featuring World War II exhibits. You can spend time at the museum then walk along the main street and explore the variety of shops. Have lunch on your own at one of the many local restaurants. Return trip will make a quick stop in Luckenbach, TX, made famous by the country song by Willie Nelson!



Also known for the coldest beer in Texas


You can walk or ride a floating taxi to and from the hotel. The walk is over is a mile from the hotel. Allow enough time to travel to the Carriage house and be there by 6:00 PM.

Tonight you will be entertained by the Divas (Rock and Roll 50’s & 60”s). We will graze on some beef brisket, Sausage and baby back ribs plus all the fixins.  Beer and wine cash Bar.  The Divas will lite it up as we finish our deserts.    We have the room from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  You can linger at the back of the VFW property watching the water taxis and have a cold beer.  


Friday October 17


You are on your own, we will have a Veterans Service Officer in the morning to answer questions so bring a pen and something to write on. A business meeting for each group at the hotel is scheduled:  101st at 3:00 PM, DASPO at 4:00 PM at the hospitality room.  Some suggested places to visit: The El mercado is a three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio’s city center, Market Square. It is one of America’s top-ten outdoor markets according to Fromer’s. The area is filled with vendors selling gifts, like t-shirts, hats, leather belts, embroidered dresses etc. Eat at Mi Tierra Bakery & Restaurant, which is awesome. If having breakfast or lunch at Mi Tierra, order the Migas with Mexican cheese, the best in Texas. For desert have the Tre Lechee. Lunch and dinner are great as well.

The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in a historic brewery along the banks of the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk. The Museum offers important permanent collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, contemporary art and American paintings. The museum offers a variety of programs

A visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) takes you around the world and through five thousand years of art in a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery. SAMA is renowned for the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the southern United States. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Latin American art wing spans the ages from the ancient Americas to the present and includes an outstanding collection of folk art. In the contemporary galleries, works of internationally recognized artists share prominence with notable Texas and regional art. The comprehensive Asian art wing displays works from Korea, India, and  Japan, and includes an important Chinese collection. The Museum has a restaurant

You can take a water taxi to the San Antonio Museum of art. Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot (230-meter) observation tower-restaurant located in the Hemisfair district on the southeastern portion of Downtown San Antonio. The tower was designed by San Antonio O'Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68. It was named as a result of a Name the Tower contest created by the executive committee. 68 people submitted the name the tower is now known by. It was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996, when the Stratosphere Tower was completed. It is the tallest building in San Antonio, and the 27th-tallest building in Texas

The tower is located in the middle of the former HemisFair '68 site and has an observation deck that is accessible by elevator for a fee. There is also a lounge and revolving restaurant at the top of the tower that provides panoramic views of the city.

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Saturday October 19th
Leave by bus for a tour of the Missions at 10:00 AM. The San Antonio Missions

·         Mission Concepción The only mission that has never collapsed and the only named for a woman (coincidence?!), this cross-shaped structure is known for its stunning original frescoes, which incorporate geometric and floral designs, and for its rare double solar illumination> a precisely planned phenomenon that occurs every August 15 (the Feast of the Assumption of Mary) at 6:30 p.m.

Mission San José // If you only have time to visit one mission (and you’ve already seen the Alamo . . . right???), you’d do well to poke around the Queen of the Missions,” the largest of the bunch, known for its particularly detailed facade and Rose Window. It also has its own museum and gift shop as well as daily showings of a film about the native Coahuiltecan tribes.

Mission San JuanAs the most isolated of the missions, San Juan, with its bright white church, gives you the best sense of what life was like here in the eighteenth century. Plus, you can follow the Yanaguana Trail behind the church right down to the river.

Mission EspadaIt may be the smallest, but Espada is no less beautiful than its larger sisters, and its historic acequia (aqueduct) and dam, which is the oldest in the U.S., are still in use today.

Return at 2:00 PM. We will supply you with a box lunch and have cold water aboard the bus.


Saturday evening Banquet: 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM

We will have a cocktail hour before the banquet with a cash bar.

Our sit-down dinner will include: Salad, 10 OZ Fillet, with baked potato, medley of vegetables, various rolls

Bread Pudding with a white Bourbon sauce.

We will have a notable guest speaker.  If for some reason you would prefer a different entrée we will accommodate you, let us know at least two weeks before the event.

Sunday October the 20th breakfast and check out.

The Costs for this Reunion


         Hotel Room                                                       $109.00 per night plus Tax

Everything Else                                                $220.00 Per person


Please indicate if you plan to attend, send Ted Acheson fourvid@aol.com and Mike Guerra mr_war67@hotmail.com that you are attending.  We will get you the information on how you sign up for the hotel and how you send us the deposit for the reunion.