1968 MARINE ALL-STATE PLATOON REUNION - Olympia

Event-Date: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 14:00
County: 
THURSTON
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HISTORIC 1968 MARINE ALL-STATE PLATOON REUNION SCHEDULED

 

              The 1968 “Evergreen State Platoon / Platoon 3041,” a special Marine Corps State

              of Washington recruit unit that went through boot camp together, is holding its

              50th Anniversary Reunion on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Olympia WA.  Olympia

              was chosen as it was under the Capitol’s Dome that 80 young volunteers from

              across the state met and were sworn-in into the U.S. Marine Corps by a retired

              USMC general. 

 

              Three events are planned on July 12.  The first is a ceremony in the Capitol’s

              Rotunda to which current state dignitaries have been invited to attend.  The second,

              held immediately afterward at the nearby outdoor Washington Vietnam Veterans

              Memorial, will honor the six Platoon 3041 Marines killed in Vietnam.  The final

              event will be an informal banquet for platoon members, their families, and invited

              guests. 

 

              Platoon 3041 members interested in attending the Reunion should contact Dan

              Kirkman at 206-383-9018.