Members of the Sixth U.S. Cavalry Association will hold their 109th annual reunion June 12-14 at the Comfort Inn in East Ridge and Sixth Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe.
The association has held its annual reunion in the Chattanooga area since 1947 and will return to The Post in Fort Oglethorpe for its memorial service June 14 to honor their fallen members beginning at 11 a.m.
The public is invited to be a part of the 109th annual Sixth U.S. Cavalry reunion June 12 by attending a barbecue dinner at the Comfort Inn at 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. On June 13 the Sixth Cavalry Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with living history dis-plays from Sixth Cavalry Troop B re-enactors. The museum will host local newspaper col-umnist and author Jeff O’Bryant, who will talk about his newly published book “A Brief History of Catoosa County — Up Into The Hills” and conduct a book signing from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the museum. The reunion banquet follows at 7 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, East Ridge. The cost is $14 per person.
The banquet guest speaker will be Col. Jerry L. Egbert. Egbert recently commanded the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group (TAOG) and Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM).
The memorial service will be held Sunday, June 14, beginning at 11 a.m. at Calvary Me-morial Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe. Following the church service, guests will move to the flagpole at The Post for the memorial service and laying of the wreath at the Sixth U.S. Cavalry monument. The memorial service will also honor those veterans who have passed away this year, including the ten Sixth Cavalrymen who have died in Operation Iraqi Free-dom:
Second Squadron–Sixth Cavalry: 1st Lt. Keith N. Heidtman; Norwich, Conn., and CWO Theodore U. Church; Ohio, killed May 2007 in Iraq.
Fourth Squadron–Sixth Cavalry: Capt. Corry P. Tyler; Georgia, CWO2 Paul J. Flynn; Whit-sett, N.C., Sgt. Matthew L. Tallman; Groveland, Calif., and SPC Rickey L. Bell; Caruthersville, Mo., killed Aug. 22, 2007 in Iraq.
Sixth Squadron–Sixth Cavalry: CWO Matthew G. Kelley, CWO Joshua M. Tillery, CWO Ben-jamin H. Todd and CWO Phillip E. Windorski Jr., killed January 26 in Iraq.
Following the memorial service, the public is invited to the museum for tours, living his-tory displays and refreshments until 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase meal tick-ets call 706-861-2860 or e-mail info@Sixthcavalrymuseum.com.