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1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Association


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The Association schedules formal reunions every two years. On occasion, informal reunions are also held.
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Our next reunion will be in 2023 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Check here for details in late 2022.

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The 2021 Reunion

Our 10th Reunion at Fort Benning


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To read the minutes of the General Association Membership Meeting from June 23, 2021 CLICK HERE



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The 2019 Reunion

Our 9th Reunion at Fort Benning, Georgia


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To read the minutes of the General Association Membership Meeting from May 15, 2019 CLICK HERE


2018 Change of Command

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2017 Baltazar Barbeque, September 30, Fort Benning, GA.

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Our 2017 Reunion




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Marking 50 years since the 50th Infantry Deployment to Vietnam
Celebrating 100 years since the formation of the 50th Infantry Regiment


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2016 "A Gaggle of Medics"
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, September 12th & 13th

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2016 Change of Command

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Our 2015 Reunion

Our 7th reunion at Fort Benning Georgia, April 28th to May 1st


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2014 Change of Command


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Our 2013 Reunion

Our 6th Reunion at Fort Benning Georgia, April 30th to May 3rd


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2012 CHANGE OF COMMAND


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We honor one of our own - Jay Copley receives the Distinguished Service Cross

2011 Reunion, Fort Benning Georgia, April 26th to 29th


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NEW!!! Recording of Jay Copley's Distinguished Service Cross Acceptance Speech CLICK HERE

2011 Association Business Meeting Minutes: CLICK HERE


2010 Off-Year Alumni gathering: Gettysburg, PA


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2010 CHANGE OF COMMAND


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To read the "Bayonet" newspaper article about the event, CLICK HERE
To read John Topper's article from the June issue of "On The Right Track", CLICK HERE



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Visiting the new National Infantry Museum

2009 Reunion, Fort Benning Georgia, August 4th to 7th


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Once again we gathered at the home of the 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry...Fort Benning, Georgia.

         

2009 Association Business Meeting Minutes: Click Here


2008 Change of Command and Honorary Colonel & Command Sergeant Major Investiture


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Welcoming the New 198th Infantry Brigade

2007 Reunion, Fort Benning Georgia, May 15th to 19th


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NEW!!! View a Video of some of the highlights of the 2007 Reunion!! CLICK HERE
Read Dick Guthrie's stuccato account of the experiences of being reunited with old combat friends! CLICK HERE

To download and/or view the Executive Committee Meeting and General Membership meeting Minutes as well as the financial report for the reunion: CLICK HERE



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Our Memorial in place

2005 Reunion, Fort Benning Georgia, May 3rd to 7th


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The 2005 Reunion was once again held at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, with the current-day 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry as hosts.
The Reunion 2005 committee (John Topper, Bob Gold, Randy Smith, Otis Ponds and Linda Payne) did a fantastic job in arranging another great reunion.

Above is a photo of the Monument Donated by our Association and dedicated to our fallen brothers. It has been given a place of honor in front of the 1/50th Battalion Headquarters. Words cannot describe the emotions that flowed from us all as we witnessed a dedication ceremony...highlighted by the arrival of a 1/50th Training Company! Those men marched in calling cadence and brought tears... and remembrances of Basic Training to the men of the Association fortunate enough to be witness to the moving event. For most of us...it was the highlight of this reunion.



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WELCOME BACK

2003 Reunion with the Active Duty 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
Fort Benning, Georgia


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92 people attended the 2003 Reunion held in Columbus, Georgia from April 24th through April 27th, 2003.



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BOB GOLD'S PIG ROAST

The 2002 "Off-Year" Gathering
July 5 & 6, Uniontown, Ohio


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WELCOME HOME

2001 Reunion, Las Vegas


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Fifty-seven people attended the 2001 Reunion held at Harrah's in Las Vegas from Sunday to Friday, March 11 to 16.



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1999 Reunion, Kansas City

New Photos have been added. Help is needed in identifying some of the attendees. Contact Jim Sheppard.


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Our second Association reunion was held in Kansas City, Missouri. At the reunion, Dick Guthrie made a powerful PowerPoint presentation...which is available in a Real Audio format, courtesy of David Baker.
The PowerPoint presentation is now available for downloading. Please note that it is a large file (over 6 MB)
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WELCOME HOME

1997 Reunion, Alexandria, VA

 


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The first reunion was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Alexandria, VA across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.   At the formal meeting, the Association organized and the first officers for the Association were voted in. A highlight was a trip to the Vietnam Memorial, known as "The Wall" and the Korean War Memorial. This was the first trip for most of the attendees, and just about everything in the area was visited, including an evening in Old Town. A visit to America's most hallowed ground, the National Military Cemetery at Arlington ("Where Valor Proudly Sleeps"), completed our first reunion.


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