548th and 67th Reconnaissance Association

Saturday Banquet



Video slide show of banquet made by
a photographer provided by our DJ
Jodi of Sight and Sound Events


 (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

The reunion group (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Back Row L>R:  Art Beidler, Russ Gorrell, William and Sally Heath, Roy Mattke
Middle Row L>R:  Susan Beidler, Gil Taylor, Karla Gorrell, Pete Durnell, Jim and Lori Belk
Front Row L>R:  Larry Benson, Cynthia Taylor, Leah Blanchard, Jo Ann Durnell, Barbara Mattke

B-Row:  Doc Blanchard, Steve Pagel, Mark Mizner, Brian Solletti, Bruce Skinner, Denver Cook, Jim Sertich, Robin Reed, Don Waddell, Fred and Jill Wiles, Joe Ford, Dan Kolcun
M-Row:  Mike Kiser, John Pecarina, James Wilson, Jane Waddell, Sue-me Forsyth, Sue Ford
F-Row:  Sirima Benson, Peggy Pecarina, Somjit Pagel, Nancy and Clint Rogers, Andy Anderson

B-Row:  Margaret and Dick Dahlke, Marge and Ray Ingold, Bill Forsyth, Sue Hoover
F-Row:  Phyllis and Cecil Brow, Joe Weller, Fred Hoover
Missing from picture:  Ken and Beverly Kelly
Did not attend banquet:  

Maureen DeNunzio and Joe Shannon, 

Peter Ahammer and Juanita Allen



Dan Kolcun, President and MC, POW/MIA Table (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Nellis AFB Honor Guard )Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)


 (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Cecil Brown delivering the invocation (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Cecil Brown delivering the invocation, with Dan Kolcun (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)
POW/MIA Table 

As you entered the dining area, you may have noticed the small table located in a place of honor. It is set for one.  This table is our way of symbolizing that members’ of the armed forces who are missing from our midst. They are commonly called P.O.W.'s or  M.I.A.'s, we call them brothers.

They are unable to be with their loved ones and families tonight, so we join together to pay our humble tribute to them, and bear witness to their continued absence. Remember.

The table is round…to show our continuous and everlasting concern for our missing men. Remember.

This table set for one is small... it symbolizes the frailty of one prisoner against his oppressors. Remember.

The single rose displayed in a vase reminds us of the families and loved ones of our comrades in arms who keep faith awaiting their return. Remember.

The red ribbon, tied so prominently on the vase, is reminiscent of the red ribbon worn on the lapel and breasts of thousands who bear witness to their unyielding determination to demand a proper accounting for our missing. Remember.

A slice of lemon is on the bread plate... to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land. Remember.

A pinch salt is on the bread plate... symbolic of the family's tears as they wait. Remember.

The glass is inverted... they cannot toast with us tonight.
The chair is empty... they are not here.  
THEY are LOVED AND MISSED VERY MUCH.

The candle is reminiscent of the light of hope which lives in our hearts to illuminate their way home, away from their captors, to the open arms of a grateful nation.

Let us pray [pause] to the supreme commander [pause] that all of our comrades will soon be returned to our ranks.

Let us remember [pause] and never forget their sacrifices. May God forever watch over them and protect them and their families.

Remember... all of us who served with and called them comrades and brothers [pause] who depended on their might and aid [pause] and relied on them [pause] may all of us remember, for surely... they have never forsaken us.  (POW/MIA Ceremony courtesy of Dan Kolcun, Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)


548th and 67th members who have passed away since the last reunion (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)
 
Larry Benson (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Col Michael Johanek, our guest speaker (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Head Table:  Col Michael Johanek (Guest Speaker), his wife Ericka, Dan Kolcun (Outgoing President), Mark Mizner (Outgoing Vice President), Denver Cook (New President), Larry and Sirima Benson (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Half of the banquet tables (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)


Marge and Ray Ingold, Dick and Margaret Dahlke, Susan Beidler, Clint Rogers, Joe and Sue Ford, Sue-me Forsyth (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell) 

Dick and Margaret Dahlke, Clint Rogers, Joe and Sue Ford, Sue-me Forsyth (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Joe Ford and Sue Ford, Sue-me Forsyth, Marge and Ray Ingold, Dick and Margaret Dahlke (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Beverly Kelly, William and Sally Heath, Doc and Leah Blanchard, Sue Beidler, Ken Kelly, Art Beidler, Jo Ann and Pete Durnell (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Beverly Kelly, Sally Heath, Leah Blanchard, Sue and Art Beidler, Jo Ann Durnell (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Ken and Beverly Kelly, William and Sally Heath, Leah Blanchard, Art Beidler, Jo Ann Durnell (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Doc and Leah Blanchard, Art Beidler, Jo Ann and Pete Durnell, Ken and Barbara Kelly, William and Sally Heath
(Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

James Wilson, Jane and Don Waddell, Gil and Rhiannon Taylor   (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

James Wilson, Jane and Don Waddell, Gil Taylor, Leah Blanchard, Rhiannon and Cynthia Taylor 
 (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Don Waddell, Gil Taylor, Rhiannon Taylor, Kevin Cahil, Cynthia Taylor  
 (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

The Cahill's with Cynthia Taylor  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

James Wilson, Jane Waddell, Gil and Rhiannon Taylor, Susan Beidler, Cynthia Taylor, Brian Solletti (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Gil and Rhiannon Taylor, Kevin Cahil, Susan Beidler, Cynthia Taylor, Brian Solletti, James Wilson, Jane Waddell  (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Peggy Pecarina, Fred and Sue Hoover, Joe Weller,  (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Bruce Skinner, Andy Anderson, Steve Pagel, John and Peggy Pecarina, Fred and Sue Hoover, Joe Weller (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)
Sue Hoover, Joe Weller, Mike Kiser, Bruce Skinner, Andy Anderson, Doc Blanchard, John Picarina (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Bruce Skinner,, Steve Pagel, John Pecarina,  Somjit Pagel, Peggy Pecarina, Sue Hoover, Joe Weller, Mike Kiser (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Robin Reed, Lori and Jim Belk, Russ and Karla Gorrell, Cecil and Phyllis Brown, Roy and Barbara Mattke, Jim Sertich (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)
 Cecil and Phyllis Brown, Roy and Barbara Mattke, Jim Sertich Robin Reed, Lori and Jim Belk, Russ and Karla Gorrell,  (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)


Jim Sertich, Robin Reed, Russ Gorrell, Lori Belk (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell) 
Jim Sertich, Brian Solletti, Robin Reed, Lori and Jim Belk (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Robin Reed, Denver Cook, Col Mike Johanek, and Ericka Johanek, Larry and Sirima Benson, Jim Sertich (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)



Prime Rib Plate (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Salmon Plate (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Key Lime Cheese Cake (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Cecil and Phyllis Brown (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Jim Sertich, Brian Solletti, and Robin Reed (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Mike Kiser and Bill Forsyth passing out meal selection placards and selling 548th patches and coins (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

(Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Russ and Karla Gorrella Selfie (Photo courtesy of Karla Gorrell)

Larry Benson, Robin Reed, and Fred Wiles (Photo courtesy of Fred and Jill Wiles)

Larry Benson (Photo courtesy of James Wilson)

Dan Kolcun (Photo courtesy of James Wilson)

Brian Solletti and Dan Kolcun (Photo courtesy of James Wilson

Denver Cook, James Wilson, Robin Reed, Jim Sertich, Brian Solletti  (Photo courtesy of Fred and Jill Wiles)
Sirima Benson and Somjit Pagel  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

Susan and Art Beidler  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

 Sue Ford, Somjit Pagel and Sue-me Forsyth (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

Russ and Karla Gorrell  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

Mike Kiser, Dan Kolcun, Mark Mizner and Jill Wiles (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

Margaret and Dick Dahlke, Clint Rogers, Joe and Sue Ford  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

Joe Weller (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)
 Karla Gorrell with Cecil and Phyllis Brown  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

Joe and Sue Ford and Sue-me Forsyth (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

 James Wilson, Jane and Don Waddell and Gil Taylor  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

 Fred Wiles and Jim Sertich (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

 Fred and Sue Hoover (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

 Don Waddell and Gil Taylor  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

 Doc Blanhard and Larry Benson discussing a point  (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)
Doc and Leah Blanchard (Photo courtesy of Steve and Somjit Pagel)

Clint Rogers and Mimi (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Bill Forsyth, Gil Taylor, Waiter, Kevin Cahil, Sue Beidler, Cynthia Taylor  (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

Art Beidler, Jo Ann Durnell, Leah Blanchard, Pete Durnell  (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

DJ Jodi Harris taking Selfie of the Group  (Photo courtesy of Sight and Sound Events)

  Mark Mizner and Mimi, our bartender for the reunion (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Larry Benson and Col Mike Johanek, Denver Cook and Ericka Johanek (Photo courtesy of Bill and Sue-me Forsyth)

Links to other pages
Thursday Meet and Greet
Thursday  Business Meeting
Friday Tours Petting Zoo, Thunderbirds, Lunch Nellis Club, and National Atomic Testing Museum
Friday Buffet Dinner
Hospitality Suite
Fun Around Vegas
Members Attending

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