Fifty Year Reunion Activities and Program

Overview

 

Who's attended? Marines and corpsmen who fought in the DMZ campaign, their family members, the family members of our fallen brothers, and others who wished to recognize the service of Battalion Landing Team 2/26.

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the Battle of LZ Margo, we held a formal program of about 5 hours beginning at 9 AM, with a lunch break.

The theme of the morning session was Reflection. 

 

Speakers recalled LZ Margo and our time in the DMZ from the perspective of a half century, how the operation unfolded and how it impacted our lives.

After lunch, the theme changed to Remembrance.

 

Speakers recalled the precious lives of the brothers we lost and the duty to remember of we who survive -- veterans who fought with them and family members who miss them still.

Program

Sunday Morning. Reflection.

Photographs of LZ Margo. First Lieutenant Thomas H. Roadley, USMC

The DMZ Operation. Major General Jarvis D. Lynch, USMC (Retired)

Discovering Margo. Robert E. Widener, VFW Magazine

What Doesn't Kill You... Lance Corporal Steve Haisley, USMC (Retired)

Sunday Afternoon. Remembrance.

A Message of Remembrance. Monsignor John C. Cregan, LtCol USMC (Ret.)

Roll Call of Honor. Marines of Battalion Landing Team 2/26.

Dog Tag Return. Major Tim Dekryger, USMC (Retired)

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