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Our next event is Saturday April 30, 2016 at The Clubs at Quantico
***RSVP by Friday April 15, 2016***

To be added to the mailing list, contact Milo at: miloshank@gmail.com
Pass the word to any and all who would like to attend

Photo courtesy of Paul Taylor

     CH-53 RENDEZVOUS    

We missed a year... But It’s time to do it again…
Saturday April 30, 2016
“The Clubs At Quantico”
1730: Check-in table is open
1730: Cocktails - Cash Bar
1830: Dinner
2000: Pictures in Marathon Bar
2200: Endex
Cost is TBD. Expect ~$35 per person. Includes dinner, gratuity, and PayPal transaction fee

Bronzed Chicken Breast with Chardonnay Mushroom Reduction
Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Oven-Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Slow-Roasted Beef Top Round with Horseradish Sauce and Au Jus
Lemon-Pepper Swai Fish with Citron Butter
Garlic-Glazed Green Beans
Blended Wild Rice with Toasted Almonds
Accompanied By:
Tomato Basil Bisque or Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle,
Choice Of Flourless Chocolate Torte or New York-Style Cheesecake
House or Caesar Salad

There will be a cash bar.
Dress: Causal – ties not required

          Important notes:
  • Please honor the RSVP date of Friday April 15, 2016. (Your check or PayPal transaction will be your RSVP). Thanks very much for your cooperation in this.
  • When you complete the PayPal  transaction, pleae send Milo an email with the names of those attending in your party so we can have name tags for everyone. We will be printing name tags on Saturday April 23.
  • Please take note of the "Fallen Comrades" table set up in the main dining room. Take a moment during the evening to honor our fallen comrades.
  • At 2000 we would like all the Marines and civilians who have operated, maintained, supported, etc. CH-53s to gather in the Marathon Bar underneath the the banner for a group picture. You know the drill - short in front, tall in back, squeeze in as tightly as possible. We want to get everyone in the picture.
  • When that group is finished (~2020), we'd like to get the spouses and significant  others formed up under the banner for a group picture.
From that point, the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy.

If you have any digital pictures or videos of CH-53s, or squadron mates and would like to email them to miloshank@gmail.com. We will play them during the evening.

If you have not yet visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps just outside the gate at Quantico, plan your day on the 30th to visit. Hours on Saturday are from 9 to 5. The museum is spectacular, the staff extremely helpful, and you will be impressed by what you see.

Phone number for the Crossroads Inn is: (800) 965-9511

If you’ve joined us at one of these gatherings in the past, you know that we have a great time with old friends. Help get the word out and pass this along to any and all who are or have been associated with the CH-53 community.

Pictures from previous events:
8/14/2004     2/12/2005     3/4/2006     2/24/2007     2/23/2008     2/21/2009     2/20/2010     2/19/2011     2/18/2012     2/16/2013   2/15/2014   Who was there 2/15/2014


Details and updates will be posted at: http://spt7566.net/53rendezvous/index.html

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, contact us:

Milo Shank: (703) 566-1524    miloshank@gmail.com

and cancellations to be received by Friday April 15, 2016.
Your check or PayPal transaction will be your RSVP and receipt.

Who's coming? List of current RSVPs (We have received your check or PayPal payment - Will be updated every couple of days)


PayPal is preferred, but if you pay by check, mail this completed form with your check ($35.00 per person made payable to “Milo Shank”) to:


CH-53 Rendezvous

C/O Milo Shank

(Address avaialble in early February)

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CH-53 Rendezvous
April 30, 2016
The Clubs At Quantico






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