Dawg Flight Reunion 1985 - Washington DC Part 4 of 4

Dawg Flight Reunion 1985 - Washington DC

Photo Series Part 4 of 4

Updated 6 January 2004

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 partying Saturday night in two connecting rooms of the Westpark Hotel following a great dinner. Hotel management was summoned later that night to quiet the "howling" Dawgs. Everyone met for breakfast Sunday morning in the hotel restaurant and then sadly, everyone departed by catching flights or driving home. Photos by Carpenter.

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1. Al "Nice Al" Brewer (CA), Russ "Crazy Russ" Hanegan (IL), and Steve "PB" Swallom (KY).

2. Fred "Wheatgerm" Hayfield (PA), Tim "Timmy Two-Shoes" Kerekes (MI), and Chuck "Sugar Bear" Castillo (CA).

3. Chuck Castillo

1. From the left: Al "Nice Al" Brewer, Max Wagner, Steve "PB" Swallom, Ray "Chocolato" Badolato (LA), and Ted "Teddy Bear" Johnson (MD).

2. Brewer, Lentz, and Ferretti enjoying old photos from Taiwan.

3. Al Brewer and Max Wagner.

1. Ray Badolato, Ted Johnson, and Bill "Young'un" Meyer (MN).

2. Tim Kerekes and family.

3. "SSgt" Lentz and "PB" Swallow.

1. Russ Hanegan, Lee Higgins, and Fred Hayfield.

2. L-R: Ferretti, Vandierdonck, Carpenter, Meyer, and Lentz.

3. "Rhee", "Sarge", and "Chocolato" discussing the merits of an Air Force career.

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1. Lee contemplating "standing up and being counted"!

2. Nelson and Lee preparing to toast to "Malaysia"!

3. Lee Higgins.

4. "Chocolato" and "Crazy Russ".

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