Ken Kesinger’s Crossville Reunion Photos 2012

“Cobra” Company Reunion Photos

Photos by Ken Kesinger

p1060261Back L-R: Larry Cota, Sal Melendez, Rich Walsh, Jesse Myers, Ken Kesinger, Joe Bernstein, Frank Drummond
Front L-R: Chloe Myers, Lana Kesinger, Peaches Jenkins and Tara

p1060218Peaches Jenkins and Joe Bernstein

p1060219After 4 tries he finally found a keeper in Peaches Jenkins.

 p1060220Sal Melendez streching the truth, just a tad!

p10602211st Bat – Dew (center) has Chuck (Doc) Heyn on his right. The troop across from the Dewster is Mike Clancy. Mike is the creator of the now famous SMH medal. To Dewey’s left is Ron Gallant.

 p10602221st Bat – Dew (center) has Chuck (Doc) Heyn on his right. The troop across from the Dewster is Mike Clancy. Mike is the creator of the now famous SMH medal. To Dewey’s left is Ron Gallant with Ken Pfeiffer’s hat turned around.

p1060223Bulldog, Lou, Sal, Friz & Weasel

p1060224The Golfers are starting to return, Rich Walsh & Larry Cota.

p1060226Looks like Rich is first in but seems to have stopped short of the prize money? Larry on the other hand seems to be heading up to declare his share.

 p1060227Might be some descepancy on who did what? Mark Young, Bulldog, Pointman, Larry Cota, Rich Walsh.

p1060229Col. Larry Redmond & Sal Melendez going over the finer points of white bread and peanute butter.

p1060230Capt Myers, keeping out of the sun rays, talking about the good old days when he could have all the Chuckles he wanted.

p1060232This was the photo adjustment, zero in time and Frisbie and Larry were the blurry targets.

p1060233Clearing out for the Ceremony

p1060239I think this pretty much says it all! A gift from the 2nd Batt!

p1060260Next day (6/24/2012) and time to go home!
L-R: Larry Cota, Rich Walsh, Sal Melendez, Capt. Myers, Ken Kesinger, Joe Bernstein & Frank Drummond.

p1060244Rich Walsh, Capt. Myers & Ivan Worrell – Maj USA, Ret & Editor of The First Screaming Eagles in Viet Nam! His magazine covers from 65 thru 67 era.

p1060245This is a soldier that I have been worried about for along time and it really was a good to see him since the last time we were both on a helicopter headed for the rear, he got to bleed a lot more then I did but he wanted to catch more bullets then I did- like 5 total, Joe Bernstein!   Notice that he decided that a camera was much easier to pack around then a M-60.

p1060246Ceremony crowd

p1060247Memorial Ceremony crowd

p1060249Cpt. DeGraw speaks at the Memorial Ceremony.

p1060241Pointman “Richard Bathurst” always at the ready!