|A wall-to-wall ball in St. Louis July, 2008
Front Row, Left To Right - Andy Starks, Bob Ondovick, Donna & Dean Skogen, Steve Werlein
Second Row - Jean Ondovick, Sharon Welch, Marcia Williamson
Third Row - Femmie Starks, Femmie & Ernie Freeman, Pat Schultz, Gary Welch, Carol Grimm, Grace Stanley
Back Row - Dan Schultz, Steve Goetz, Marc Williamson, Peggy Goetz, Terry Stanley
Several got there a day early, so we went out to Eddie Starks' house and ordered pizza. Eddie & Teresa are Andy &
Femmie's oldest son and daughter-in-law who live in St. Louis. We visited there till almost midnight and had a blast!
Wednesday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and visited some more. Then some of us went to see the St.
Louis Arch and Westward Expansion Museum. After that, we went back to the hotel and found that a few more
had drifted in, so we just sat around and enjoyed each other for hours! Marc Williamson shared his experience
with the flying combie, then we went to supper. The young couple are Eddie & Teresa Starks. They were a lot of
help with the pictures.
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While the men told "old war stories" the ladies told old "Army wife stories." Our three Dutch girls spent a lot of
time together getting caught up since their years in Steenwijk. Grace & Femmie worked together before marrying
Terry Stanley and Andy Starks. Femmie Freeman worked with "Mama" in the mess hall before marrying Ernie
Freeman. It was great to have Carol Grimm there. We lost Tom shortly before the reunion.
It was great having Ernie Freeman and Terry Stanley there. With them, the whole unit was represented and it
made it much nicer. The facilities were alright; the food was great, and the fellowship was outstanding! All in all, it
was an awesome experience that we'll never forget.
And we can't forget Dan Schultz, who represented the signal boys. We lost Dan in 2010 from complications from
an old electrical accident.
|Thanks to all of you for making it possible.
We'll do it again in another 40 years!
Below are some pictures the Skogens took at the reunion.