1st Battalion 22nd Infantry


Company C Reunion
July 10, 11, and 12, 2008
Gilroy, CA


Article and photos by Bud Roach


C/1/22 Tet to Chu Moor 67-68 Met in Gilroy, California July 10/11/12. It was our 5th meeting.
We had a great meeting and enjoyed exploring the San Francisco area.
Two veterans, Andrei Pashin and Tim Diefenbacher, joined us for the first time.

After five years our meetings are more like family reunions than a military reunion.
We know each others kids and grandkids and stay in touch all year. We dedided to meet in New Orleans in 2009.


Dinner on the first night


Larry Konermann, C Company Commander 67-68, accepting a proclamation from the City of Gilroy
making July 10, 2008 C/1/22 Day in Gilroy. The local VFW honored us with a cookout.
A medallion was presented commerating the 40th anniversary of our service in Vietnam.
Our meeting was the front page feature story in the Gilroy newspaper.


Audience at the Flames of Remembrance ceremony


Audience at the Flames of Remembrance ceremony


The Flames of Remembrance table


It has become a tradition to end our reunions by reading the names
of each C/1/22 member who died in Vietnam during our tour of duty
and lighting a candle---Flames of Remembrance.


Jack and Kathy Chavez, 2008 reunion hosts, at our closing meeting.


Back Row--Tim Diefenbacher--Bud Roach--Charlie Shyab--John Bobb--
Phil Hanify--Elmer Hale--Lonnine Davenport (D Company)--Ray Diepenbrock (D Company)

Middle Row--Claudia Jackson--June Murray

Front row Jack Chavez--Larry Konermann--Andrei Pashin

Photo courtesy of Charlie Shyab





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