Friday Night – Some out of town guests had a Pre-GriTogether
Saturday was the BIG day!!!
We had a UH-34D fly in!
YL-37 Served in Vietnam from 1965-1968. The only Marine UH-34D Sikorsky helicopter with documented combat history that survived the Vietnam War, and returned home to become a flying memorial to all Vietnam Veterans who perished and those that survived.
This rare aircraft served with the squadron HMM-362, who were known as the "Ugly Angels" and was at our GriTogether.
We had a DJ
And a Blow-Up Marine
We had Lots of Free Food!
We had a book signing by some great authors:
AND some vintage cars owned by Marines
There were Marine recruiters with a Pull Up Bar
There was the Dunk Tank
(all proceeds – about $150 – went to Toys for Tots)
Moonwalk, Face Painting, and Free Tattoos for the Kids
There was a magnificent Traveling Museum from
Chuona Collectables – Chuck & Onie Gregg – Strang, OK
What else was going on?
Leathernecks Motorcycle Club Rode In
We gave away door prizes
Everyone checked out our
great Marine Gear
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY –
EVERYONE GOT TOGETHER WITH THEIR BUDDIES!!!
Thanks to everyone who came out to make this a great day! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. And we'll see you next year!
I wanted to say "MUCH THANKS!" for the grit together yesterday. Billy and I I drove down from Tulsa and enjoyed every moment of it! I got to thank you for doing and OUTSTANDING JOB! with supporting those of us looking for quality Marine Corps Gear and to you and your staff MUCH THANKS!
I'm looking forward to next years Grit together.
ANDY L MORRIS
RVN 2/67 to 10/68
Radio Relay OP.
Semper Fi Bros!