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Heads up Bandidos!!!!
 We will gather at the Hampton Inn, Columbus South, Fort Benning Sunday,Monday and Tuesday, 29 September thru 1 October 2019. This will be an informal,lightly structured event designed to let you sit, walk, talk, sight see, eat,explore or whatever you wish to do, when you wish to do it, with your Bandidobrothers, Bandidos from other eras and their families. The hotel adjoins the parking lot of the National Infantry Museum thusmaking it a very busy place. They have set aside 30 rooms for us for the threedays and we have exclusive use of their conference room as our CP for thosedays.

I strongly suggest booking early so we can negotiate for more roomsbefore they are all booked by others. Reservations can be made by phone oronline following the instructions below. Our rate is $110 per night for rooms with two Queen beds.

Hampton booking instructions: Call the front desk at 706-660-5550 and mention the group name or use the reservation link below!


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Hotel: Hampton Inn Columbus-South/Fort Benning
Group Name: Bandido Charlie Association
Arrival Date: 29-Sep-2019
Departure Date: 02-Oct-2019

If you need to arrive a day earlier or leave a day later please let me know ASAP as room availability then is critical. The hotel recommends Groome Transportation, 706-324-3939 for shuttle to and from the Atlanta airport. Columbus has many interesting attractions as does Fort Benning so browse online a bit. I will post a list from the hotel regarding restaurants in Columbus. Access to Fort Benning requires an Access Pass available at the Visitor Center. You must have a valid State or Federal picture ID with you and the background check they will conduct should take about 10 minutes. You can request a pass ahead of time by following the instructions on the Fort Benning website.

If you have pictures, bring them!!! Most importantly, bring yourself. We needto see you again!! Spread the Word!!

Phil

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THE BATTLE OF BINH LONG PROVINCE, AUGUST, 1969


"I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted at their best; men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped of their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the military. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades. Such good men."

Quoted  from "These Good Men" by Michael Norman

This book is out of print, but some copies are available here: Amazon

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Generous donations enable us to support not only Bandidos and their families,

but soldiers of the 16th Regiment and their families as well.

  

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Ron Morgan, Bandido Charlie Associate, is Webmaster and Editor for the Bandido Charlie News, E-mail: rhmorgan@usa.net

Membership in the Bandido Charlie Association is Free.  We depend on donations and collect no fees or dues.  The Officers of this Bandido Charlie Association are not paid.  The Officers are not reimbursed for their equipment and software used. We use our funds to pay expenses and support Bandidos and their families. For More information, visit the "DONATIONS" Page