Vietnam Veterans of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, Inc.

January 31, 2022

President’s Message

Brothers. Family & Friends of 2/1

Another year is upon us.  The COVID sure put a dent in our daily activities this past year but hopefully the worst is behind us, and we will be able to resume our normal lives.

At our reunion this past November in D.C. we commemorated the return to CONUS of the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines from Vietnam after five years of combat operations.  It’s hard to believe that was fifty years ago. Time has marched onward and in its relentless advance, it has taken some toll on all of us. However, the memories of honor, courage, and Brotherhood have not diminished.  They sustain us still and will for the all the days of our lives.

At the Banquet this year we paid tribute to one of our own Marine Warriors, Colonel Billy R. Duncan – Texas Pete.  The tribute included a video message from General Jim Jones, the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps and lifelong friend of Col. Duncan.  A plaque was presented to Col. Duncan for his exemplary service to the Corps, America, our Vietnam Veterans organization, and his family.

We have just entered a contract with the Fort Worth Hilton for our 2022 Reunion.  We are excited about the property and plan our visit with them in April to firm up all the details.  The reunion will take place in Fort Worth, Texas from November 9 to November 13, 2022. We will keep you informed through the website and newsletters as we finalize plans for the reunion.

On behalf of the Trustees, stay safe and healthy and we hope to see many of you at the Fort Worth Texas reunion in November.

Semper Fidelis, Tony Kilroy
Fox Company 1969-1970