Update, as of 9jan23:
10 Jan Dinner / get-together, 6pm, Cliffside Park NJ
Tomorrow , Tuesday 10 Jan, we’ll be at the Villa Amalfi restaurant in Cliffside Park NJ, at 6pm. 3/2 vets are coming from NJ, NY even PN, and I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone. Should be a great time! Be advised the restaurant asks for ‘smart casual’ dress, which I take to mean wear a jacket. Wives and partners invited as well. Ryan Masterson has pulled this together, so a big thanks in advance to him!!
11 Jan, Naval Academy, Annapolis MD
I’ll be talking about the book at the Naval Academy on 11 Jan. Which is a distinct honor. Capt Thomas Cofer (once a grunt in 3/2) now teaches history there, and invited me to present to his midshipmen.
11 Jan, dinner / get-together, near Severn, MD
Time is likely 7pm. Location is still being decided… More info soon…
12 & 13 Jan, Quantico VA
No definite plans yet here, but we’ve got reservations to stay in the actual town of Quantico, which is surrounded by the USMC base… Stay tuned…
14-20 Jan, Camp Lejeune NC,
Exciting things are developing! Master Gunny Tim Hanson (from Kilo Co, 3/2) is arranging a full slate of things here, including : 16 Jan, get-together with vets at the VFW hall. 17 Jan, visit to 3/2 HQ and comments/Q&A session with India Co. Marines… Visit to Ivy Hall and School of Infantry… More info soon…
21-23 Jan (approx). We’ve been graciously invited to stay in a 3/2 vet’s guesthouse in the Charleston, SC area. So will be trying to arrange some kind of get-together in that area.
Our plans in the Camp Lejeune area are starting to come together. We’ve got reservations from 14 Jan – 20 Jan, on Lejeune, at a cabin on Onslow Beach. Our main POC while we’re there is Master Gunny Tim Hanson (still on active duty at SOI), who will help me set up an event or two while we’re there. More info soon…
We’re about to launch on an overland adventure trip, out to the East Coast. We’ll strike out from St. George on 28 December, heading east. Destination for the first leg is Brooklyn NY, to spend time with family. On the way, we’ll be spending time in Albuquerque NM, Tulsa OK, Chattanooga TN, and an overnight stop in/near Harrisburg PA.
We’ll be in the NYC area from 4 Jan until 10 Jan. So, while I’m there, I may be able to meet some of the guys I’ve interviewed and written about. That would be awesome.
Then on 10 Jan, we’ll be heading south with the main targets being the Quantico, VA area on or about 12-13 Jan. Then pressing on to Camp Lejeune and the Jacksonville NC area. In both those areas, we’re working to set up something. Either book signing events, presentations or maybe just get-togethers at a restaurant or something.
At this point, our plans are very tentative. After 10 Jan, we’re still trying to nail down dates and locations. The plan is still very flexible. But at this point I think its a good idea to let folks know, so that if we’ll be in the general area, there’s a chance we could meet up.
As things solidify or change, I’ll update this page so people can see the latest. For now, here are maps with general locations and timeframes.