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A MEMORIAL TO THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED ON
MERRILL'S MARAUDERS ASSOCIATION
DATES: September 4 - 6, 1998|
PLACE: Radisson Inn Cincinnati Airport
Special Guest Of Honor: Mrs Frank D. Merrill
04 Sept. 1998
Guest Speaker: Dr. U Maung Gyi (aka Manbahadur Rai)
Served in the CBI Theater with the 3/10th Gurkha Rifles,37th Brigade,
23rd Infantry Division, British IV Corps. & 3/9 Gurka Rifles, 111th Chindit
Dr. Gyi addressed the audience on the activities of the Gurkha Rifles and
there coordination of operations with Merrill's Marauders in Northern Burma,
and of the personal contacts that he had with the Marauders.
Kukri Drill Team Demonstration:
(The Kukri is a special Knife used by the Gurkha's)
05 Sept. 1998
Guest Speaker: LTC Alfred E. Dochnal
CO of the 5th Ranger Training Batallion, Camp Frank D Merrill, Dahlonega, GA.
Awards and decorations include Soldier's Medal,Bronze Star, Defense
Meritorious Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead, Ranger
Tab, and Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Combat Star.
LTC Dochnal addressed the audience on the training cycle of the modern day all
volunteer Ranger. His address also included the particulars on each step of the
traing, including the dietary, physical and mental aspects of the traing.
SHERRY (WESTON) COWLING: was selected to the Board Of Directors. Sherry
is the second Honorary Member to have been selected and joins Mike Mc Laughlin
in representing the Honorary's at the board meeting. Congratulations Sherry.