AUGUST 26, 27, 28, 2008 PLYMOUTH, MA.


1. The 551st AEW & C WING Reunion has been scheduled for August 2008. We will meet at the Radisson Plymouth Harbor Hotel at Plymouth, MA. The Reunion WEB PAGE is up.  Web Page: <http://www.dean-boys.com/551aew/551reunion.htm>


2. We are requesting that you get your Reunion Registration in ASAP, so that we can plan properly........It is important that you get your Hotel Registrations in ASAP. Do not get blocked out and have to stay at another Hotel. This Reunion is scheduled at peak tourist season and mid-week. If you are planning to arrive earlier or staying later then the scheduled 3 days you may reserve the days at the Reunion rates. This rate is restricted for Monday to Friday. There were 385 members in attendance at the 2006 Reunion. Some of our members had to stay at other Hotels because they did not register early enough.


3. All memorabilia items are available and in stock. See the listing of the items in this newsletter and on the 2008 Reunion web page. Order all items from Floyd I Shank and make the checks payable to Reunion II.


4. Fifty Fallen Stars and Fifty Fallen Stars and Beyond.  Authored by AJ Northrup. There are a limited number of books left. There will not be any reprints. The information is available on the following websites and the order form can be downloaded there. The price is reduced to $15.95 and includes the shipping cost.




The December Issue of the American Legion Magazine will have a write up on the 50 Fallen Stars and  the Mission of  the 551st AEW&C Wing.


5. A 2006 551st AEW&C Wing Reunion Tribute-Matilda Eliason has put  together a tribute to the men and women who served in the 551st AEW&C Wing. This Tribute can be seen at http://www.m-re.com/551_Tribute/index.html . A thank you goes out to Andrew and Matilda Eliason for their contribution.


6. The Memorial Service planning is in process. Jim Collins will have more on this later.


7. We are currently working on a tour of the 6th Space Warning Sq. (Pave Paws) located on the Mass Military Reservation. There will be more on this later.


8. DOOR PRIZES: We will be doing a drawing of 2 Dinner Registration #s for door prizes. The door prize will be a rebate of your Reunion Registration, less any donations. The cut off for the drawing will be at and including the 100th Registration. Two lucky registrant will be attending FREE……Thanks for the early sign ups.  




Floyd and Jim