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. Photos by Carpenter.

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(BACK ROW: L-R): Chuck "Sugar Bear" Castillo, Bill "Young'un" Meyers, Lee "Rhee" Higgins, Dave "Doink" Vandierdonck, "Mike" Hine (MIDDLE ROW: L-R)) Tim "Timmy Two-Shoes" Kerekes, Ray Badolato, Ted "Teddy Bear" Johnson, Roman "Ok" Okrei, Fred "Wheatgerm" Hayfield, Rich Ferretti, Al Brewer (CA), Russ "Crazy Russ" Hanegan, Max "Daddy Wags" Wagner (FRONT ROW: L-R) Nelson "THE PHANTOM" Carpenter , "SSgt" Lentz, Steve "PB" Swallom and John Savino.

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1. John Savino (left) and Rich Ferretti (right) trying to get a reluctant camera shy Lee "Rhee" Higgins to smile for the camera.
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.

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1. Ted "Teddy Bear" Johnson.
2. Swallom with Tim "Timmy Two-Shoes" Kerekes.
3. Tim Kerekes.

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1. Ted Johnson, Max Wagner, Roman Okrei, Al Brewer and Chuck Castillo.
2. 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".
3. Chuck Castillo, Russ Hanegan, and Ray Badolato.

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