Pictures provided by Red Ghormley and Don Horton
Saturday evening the
Mini-reunion dinner was held at Beethoven’s Grill located about a
block from the hotel. Being within walking distance probably was a good
idea. Prior to the meal, Red Ghromley provided an audio visual show of
CCT video clips and stills from prior reunions and training events.
These were very well done and I think Red may have yet another hidden
talent. When everyone was seated for dinner Billie gave a short and
gracious welcome to everyone and one of our long lost CCT brothers from
the Langley team, Irish Downes came forward to give the invocation.
Irish has just recently found the CCA and is very glad to be back in
the CCT loop. He has sent his application in and he’ll be added
to the CCA directory ASAP. After the meal some folks hung around the
banquet hall but those of us who lost our drinking money playing golf
went back to the hospitality room and drank cheap. Some of the other
folks present this year were CCA Treasurer Larry Lower, Bob Booth, Rudy
Elizondo, Bob Graham, KB Duncan (Hospitality room monitor), Buddy
Bowden with his retired Marine son, Jim Howell, Bud Gonzalez, Robert
Bieber, Steve Weger, Bill Covington, and many beautiful CCT wives. (How
do they put up with our junk?)
again to Billie Slayton for being a great host and coordinator. We hope
most Mini-Reunion attendees will also join us the Annual Reunion in Ft.
Walton Beach, Florida, 29 Oct to 1 November 2008........Ronbo