The very first FSB Vets Group reunion activity was a picnic on August 29, 1998, at Algonquin Regional Park, Loudon County, Virginia. The weather was typical for the Washington, D.C., area for August; hot, humid and oppressive. The group photo above: wish the first row was shorter, or kneeling!
From Bob Rainbolt, RTRANDJCR at aol.com, Fri Nov 19 06:17:17 1999, who says,
"I live in Stafford, Virginia, near Quantico. I recognize John and Joella Prokopowicz in the Picnic photo.
Front left is John, the woman to his right (his right) is his wife Joella.
[I see] Duane and Eileen Haneckow: Duane is on left third back on end the tall man, looks like his hand is on his wife's shoulder. Hope this helps. I was stationed with them in 1983-86 at FSB."
[Webmeister's reply: Bob, that isn't Duane. He is Bob Kennard.]
Correction on July 5, 2003: Dennis Lewandwski, Berlin 60-62, says that HE is the one on the far left in the photo with the blue shirt looking like Santa!
Others unidentified in this photo, (but a couple are below) are: Barbara and Joe Bradley (and their children: Sean, Beau and Katie); Dick and Bea Lee; JB and Jane Polson (and their daughter Tracye Bachman, granddaughter, Lauren and grandson Bradley); Bob and Carol Kennard; Gary and Linda Davis; George DeBuchananne (on the photo's far right); Brad and Josephine (JoJo) Gee (with children); Carl Breeding; Roscoe "Ron" and Linda Annas; Corey Annas; Tara Watanathai; and Rick and Anne Pearce. That still leaves a couple unknown. Anybody know who is who?
Despite the heat and onslaught of yellow jackets, everyone had a great time.
Thanks to Barbara Bradley for coordinating the event.