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2022 Reunion General Information

Reunion Notification and Dues Letter

Date:    June 16, 2021

To:       All 26th Marines Association Members of record

From:   26th Marine Association Board of Directors "26th Marines Association"


To: Members and all 26'ers of all times, Regiment and MEU - all battalions and supporting units :

Preparations for the 26th Marine Association 2021 San Diego, California, Reunion are finished

Our 2019 New Orleans, Louisiana, reunion was another super successI would be remiss if I did not mention our record setting donation in 2020.  Not to slight those who donate some yearly, and I know some have donated significant amounts over the years, but $950.00 was donated by newest member, Ron Shuff this year.  Much thanks to Ron for this significant donation (or Friendly Incoming) as we call it.

We had great attendance and continued reaching our goal regarding leaving each year's reunion with the next year's reunion determined, as well as three sites selected for the following reunion in 2021.  San Francisco was selected for our 2020 reunion… however, due to the COVID 19, 2020 that reunion was cancelled.


In lieu of a 2020 reunion annual meeting, the board selected San Diego, California as the site of our 2021 Reunion.

The reunion dates will be Friday, September 30, through Sunday October 3, 2021.  A contract has been concluded with a hotel in the downtown area.  It is the Embassy Suites by Hilton, San Diego, Bay, Downtown, 601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101.  You will find a direct link to make reservations below… just click on the Web page address:


Web page address is: https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/S/SANDNES-26M-20210930/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name:

26th Marines Association 2021 Reunion

Group Code:






Hotel Name:

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown

Hotel Address:

601 Pacific Highway


San Diego, California



Phone Number:





Reunion Focus days – Will be Thursday through Sunday.  As is the norm, we bargained for the group rate effective 3 days before and 3 days after the reunion dates above, in case some may want to make a longer vacation of their stay.

Please check our site www.26thMarines.com, often, for updates as they may occur.  The purpose of this letter is 2021 Reunion Notification and request for dues (2020 and 2021) and other reunion fees, banquet, registration, "friendly incoming", etc.

The fees for this 2021's reunion are as follows (please note the due dates):

1. Annual Membership Dues $45.00 per year

2. Registration fee will be $25.00 per person.

3. Banquet fee will be $50.00 per person.

4. If you bring a guest (wife, friend, etc.), it will cost a flat fee of $100.00 per guest(s), which entitles the guest to attend the banquet, use of our discounted hotel rate, and use of our hospitality suite.

First, the annual membership fee is due January 1 each year, we accept them as late as March 15, before a penalty is added (Thanks to you who have already paid!!)  For this year, please submit your dues before July 15.  Make checks payable to "26th Marines Association".  All payments received after that date will incur a $10.00 per annum fee.

While the registration and banquet fees are not due until July 31, 2021, if possible, please also submit your dues, registration fees and banquet fees for a member person attending, including you, family, and friends, as soon as possible.  But again, we will accept the Registration fee and Banquet fee or changes to them, as late as July 31, 2021.

Remember, the sooner we have a firm count, reservations made, etc., the more smoothly things flow after that.

Please note:  Since we always try to contract with no demands on room count, this year, reservations must be made on or before July 20, 2021 to be guaranteed the group rate.  Those made after that date may incur a higher room cost, or no rooms available.  So, if you think you will be coming, make your reservations and if an emergency occurs, you can cancel your reservations.

Please note, the membership at 2013's reunion Annual Meeting, voted to "forgive" all back dues for anyone in arrears on dues.  This has been accomplished.  However, the rule of 2006 is still in effect “only members up to date on their dues”, may attend the annual reunion and vote on matters.  Since all records have been brought to zero balance, please pay your dues in a timely fashion. If you are not up to date on your dues, please contact Sonny Hollub and see if an agreement can be made on catching up.

This notice was emailed to those members of record during 2021, and emails collected from past reunions and our Guest Book email entries.  If you need a hard copy, please let Sonny know today.  Hard copies will be mailed out to those needing them.  Of course, if you don’t need the hard copy, it will save our organization costs of paper, envelopes, postage, etc.

Please feel free to copy this notice and give or send to anyone you know who may be interested in our Association.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of us. 

Please use the form at the bottom for submitting your information, dues, and reunion fees.  Our basic itinerary will be:


Thursday night… Landing Party in the Hospitality suite.

Friday… caravan to San Diego MCRD to attend a graduation.

Saturday morning 8:00am, Annual Meeting

Saturday evening 6-9pm, Banquet with great meal


The rest of time will be for personal trips, visits etc.

We will maintain the Hospitality Suite from Thursday through Tuesday with snacks and drinks.

When you check in, you will be provided a handout that shows all the events along with room names or numbers… i.e.., the Hospitality Suite will be Room number 1208.


Look forward to having another great 26th Marines Association reunion and seeing everyone there!!


¡¡ Thanks and Semper Fi !! 



The 26th Marines Association ~ Board of Directors ~

DirectorLarry MccartneyPublic Information Officer419-340-6155lemccartney@lemccartney.com
DirectorRay MailletSecretary/REU Media714-420-0642rayandcrew@msn.com
DirectorTony WhitefeatherWebmaster/Website760-509-5920trae7a@aol.com
DirectorFrank BoothSocial Media770-598-2233booth392720@bellsouth.net
DirectorRichard SotoHistorian310-547-4509e8top@aol.com
DirectorDoug GundermannSgt. of Arms214-773-6329Doug@gta.com
DirectorSonny HollubChairman/Treasurer/REU Coord512-825-4730sonnyusmc@gmail.com
26th Marines Association Mailing Address, 340 Humphrey Dr., Buda, Texas 78610





Reunion General Information...
Date:                                 September 30 through October 3, 2021 (Group Rates available 3 days before and 3 days after these dates
                                           as available, so book soon).
Location:                          San Diego, California
Hotel:                               Embassy Suites Downtown, 601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California 92101

                                          Please note:  Rooms come with a free breakfast each day for registered guests
                                          Parking - I could not get free parking this year.  Valet parking only at $25.00 per day.
Hotel Phone:                  619-239-2400, this number can be used to make reservations or use the link below.
Hotel Reservations:      https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/S/SANDNES-26M-20210930/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Hotel Website:               https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/sandnes-embassy-suites-san-diego-bay-downtown/dining/ 

Rate:                                $159.95 ++, 1 or 2 beds.
Group Code:                  26M or  “The 26th MARINE ASSOCIATION”
Interna'al Airport Address:  San Diego International Airport: 619.400.2400, 3222 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA. 92101
Interna'al Airport Website:  https://www.san.org/ 

Shuttle airport to hotel:       TBA
Hospitality Room:           Sonny will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).
Landing Party Room:      Sonny will have keys to the Hospitality Room (more if we can get them, like last year).
Date and Time:                Thursday from when the first guest shows up until everyone has finished... 
Hospitality Suite:            Hospitality Suite will be operational from September 30, through October 5, 2021.  Room 1208
Annual Meeting Room: TBA
Date and Time:                10-2-21 Saturday - 8:30 am until about 10:00 am.
Banquet Room:               TBA
Date and Time:                10-2-21 Saturday  – Casual dress… Saturday 6:00PM til 10:00PM  Eat at 7 pm
Banquet Menu:               Tossed Garden Salad with choice of two dressings
                                            Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Vegetable Medley
                                            Rice Pilaf
                                            Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
                                            Roasted Pork Loin
                                            Chicken Piccata                                               
                                            Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut
                                            Dinner Rolls and butter, Assorted Dessert, Coffee and Ice Tea
Contact:                             Sonny's Cell - 512-825-4730 during the Reunion - Email - sonnyusmc@gmail.com

Local Attractions:      See: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g60750-Activities-San_Diego_California.html