Dawg Flight Reunion 1985 - Washington DC Part 3 of 4

Dawg Flight Reunion 1985 - Washington DC

Photo Series Part 3 of 4


Updated 7 March 2001


Our second Dawg Flight Reunion took place in Rosslyn, Virginia across the Potomac River from Georgetown and Washington, D.C., and was held over a three-day weekend on June 14, 15, and 16, 1985.

This gathering of Dawgs occurred approximately 15 years after we had all departed Taiwan. Everyone stayed at the Best Western Rosslyn Westpark Hotel in Rosslyn, Virginia. In attendance were 18 Dawgs and their families from all corners of the United States. The photos show the reunion events including arrival at the Westpark Hotel on Friday evening with a reception held at the cocktail lounge on the top floor of the hotel which overlooked D.C., sightseeing in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, a Dawg Flight group dinner Saturday night at the China Garden Restaurant located next to the hotel, and later that night some serious partying into the wee hours of Sunday morning in Nelson "Shaky" Carpenter's hotel room.

This photo series shows Dawg Flight at the group dinner Saturday night which was held in a private banquet room at the China Garden Restaurant next to the hotel. Click on each photo to enlarge.


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DAWG FLIGHT 1985

Left to right standing - Chuck "Sugar Bear" Castillo (CA), Tim "Timmy Two-Shoes" Kerekes (MI), Bill "Young'un" Meyers (MN), Ray Badolato, Lee "Rhee" Higgins, Ted "Teddy Bear" Johnson (MD), Dave "Doink" Vandierdonck (MI), Roman "Ok" Okrei, "Mike" Hine (CT), Fred "Wheatgerm" Hayfield (PA), Rich Ferretti, Al Brewer (CA), Russ "Crazy Russ" Hanegan, and Max Wagner. Front row kneeling are Nelson "Shaky" Carpenter , "SSgt" Lentz, Steve "PB" Swallom and John Savino (CT).


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1. Mike Hine and Steve Swallom.
2. Al Brewer and Ray Badolato.
3. Lee "Rhee" Higgins being coaxed by Dawg Flight to perform his famous "funky chicken dance" like he did at the Linkou and Sea Dragon Clubs.
4. Al tending to the film in his video camera which was continuously rolling.

5. Ted "Teddy Bear" Johnson.
6. Swallom with Tim "Timmy Two-Shoes" Kerekes.
7. John Savino (left) and Rich Ferretti (right) trying to get a reluctant camera shy Lee "Rhee" Higgins to smile for the camera.
8. Tim Kerekes.

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9. Ted Johnson, Max Wagner, Roman Okrei, Al Brewer and Chuck Castillo.
10. Lee "Chicken Man" Higgins merrily "kicks out the jambs" (sans his Mr. Lou's black bell-bottom pants with red Spanish pleats) while Al and "Cho" Brewer capture the moment on film and Ted Johnson joins the Dawgs singing "Happy Birthday" to "Rhee".
11. Chuck Castillo, Russ Hanegan, and Ray Badolato.
12. Heading back to the hotel after dinner.


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