Photo Gallery #14: 2016 Reunion in Charleston, South Carolina - 320th MMS

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Our 2016 reunion in Charleston and was a great success with 24 participants. Our hotel accommodations were at the Embassy Suites hotel in North Charleston. This hotel was similar to the one we had in Albuquerque, ties, and the amenities and staff were great. The weather was mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid '70s. Activities included a welcome reception, a walking tour of the historic downtown area, a visit to the Magnolia Plantation, Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Fort Sumter, and a visit to Shaw AFB, the current home of the 20th Fighter Wing.

There are 53 photos from this reunion organized into 4 galleries. Click on the tabs to view each gallery.

Attendees at the Charleston reunion were:

  • Paul and Jan Baker with guests Mary Ann Hurt and Bill, Gina and Max Bocra
  • Steve and Pauline Bisel
  • Steve and Dede Carr
  • Wayne and Esperanza Miller
  • Bob and Carol Mosley
  • Gary and Ginger Palmer, guests Ann Atkin and Linda Grandquist
  • Jerry and Norma Smith
  • Bob Strand and Joan Tschida
  • Bill and Darlene Woodward
Attendees gathered in front of an F-111 at Shaw AFB
  • Posing in front of the Angel Oak: Dede and Steve Carr, Joan Tschida, Bob Strand, Bill and Darlene Woodward (L-R)
  • The Angel Oak is a Southern live oak on Johns Island near Charleston. Angel Oak is estimated to be 500 years old. The trunk is 28 ft in circumference.
  • The longest branch is 187 ft in length.
  • Bob Strand, Bill Woodward and Steve Carr (L-R)
  • Checking out the Angel Oak
  • Joan Tschida with Bob Strand
  • Vietnam War 50th Anniversary pins were awarded at the Friday reception.
  • Steve Carr presents the pin to Steve Bisel
  • Steve Carr presents the pin to Gary Palmer
  • Steve Carr presents the pin to Bob Mosley
  • Steve Carr presents the pin to Wayne Miller
  • Our walking tour leader was Mary Helen Dantzler
  • St. Michael's Episcopal Church was built was built between 1751 and 1761 and is a National Historic Landmark.
  • The weather was perfect for our walking tour.
  • The group learns about traditional Gullah basket weaving
  • The First (Scots) Presbyterian Church. The congregation was established in 1731, and the current church was built in 1814.
  • There is history everywhere you look in downtown Charleston. This photo shows a carriage step at the curb in front of one of the historic houses.
  • The Nathaniel Russell House is now a museum.
  • Steve Bisel and Steve Carr check out a crepe myrtle tree on the grounds of the Nathaniel Russell house.
  • Pauline Bisel tries out the joggling board at the Nathaniel Russel house.
  • Photo of iron spikes on top of fence at a historic house. Many residents added these as security features after a slave uprising in 1822
  • A number of houses in the historic downtown area were formerly slave quarters or kitchens
  • Gary Palmer in front of
  • View of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church. This church was built in 1836, and the steeple is visible from miles away.
  • The historic Dock Street Theatre in the French quarter of downtown Charleston
  • Group photo at Patriot's Point: Wayne Miller, Bill Woodward, Steve Bisel, Steve Carr, Paul Baker, Bob Mosley, Gary Palmer and Bob Strand (L-R)
  • The USS Yorktown (CV10) is a major attraction at Patriot's Point.
  • The group on the way to the Yorktown.
  • Darlene and Bill Woodward
  • Steve and Dede Carr
  • The Yorktown bridge
  • Bill Woodward, Paul Baker and Steve Bisel on the flight deck.
  • View of the flight deck.
  • View from the flight deck towards the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  • There were a variety of munitions on display including this Bullpup.
  • Wayne Miller and Steve Bisel
  • There were boat races in the harbor during our visiit to Patriot's Point.
  • Another ship on display was the destroyer USS Laffey
  • Darlene Woodward in a flight simulator
  • The submarine USS Clagamore
  • Dede Carr on the way to explore the USS Clagamore
  • We departed Patriot's Point on a ferry to tour Fort Sumter
  • At Fort Sumter
  • Cannon on display at Fort Sumter
  • View back towards Charleston from Fort Sumter
  • Cannon at the Fort
  • Cannon port at Fort Sumter
  • The static aircraft display at Shaw AFB included an F-111 and an A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog)
  • This F-111 was part of the 77th TFS while the wing was stationed at Upper Heyford
  • The guys pose in front of the F-111.
  • The gals pose in front of the F-111
  • Photo of the complete tour group at Shaw AFB
  • This A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog) was attached to the 55th for a short time at Shaw AFB