Thursday, August 14, 2014

3rd Civil Affairs Group Family Day

Family Day at Great Lakes, Il.

Sgt. Major Miller contacted Ken Smizinski about having CTCC participate in Family Day for Marines, sailors, and families of the Third Civil Affairs Group.  Several of us met at the Lake Forest Oasis and caravanned to 2205 Depot Drive in Great Lakes, Il. for the first anniversary of the Marine Group.

Six Thunderbirds and Bob and Barb Srokas  1937 LaSalle with a 350cu. Chevrolet engine made up the CTCC contingent.  Bill and Liz Werth brought their Blue 1955 TBird.  The five 1957 TBirds were Dan Mrozek with Dusk Rose, Len Vinyard with Black, Joel  Greenberg and Annie Luginbill Inca Gold, Lee Bakakos with Coral Sand, and my Colonial White car. Dan Anderson and Gina Bakakos came later in the day.

Fire apparatus and antique military vehicles were on display and there was a K9 demonstration.  The Marines provided ample food and beverages.  We lined up and filled our plates with grilled hamburgers and brats, cole slaw, potato salad, and various kinds of bagged chips.  Water and Gatorade were passed out by the servicemen.

Colonel  Lee, First Sgt. Hidalgo, and Staff Sgt. Loebe all chatted with us, expressed their appreciation, and are interested in seeing us again next year.    

Jim Wilson             

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