From: Spencer Gardner - Gunner Croc 7, '65-'66
The 2015 - 119th Assault Helicopter Company Reunion will be held:
** September 22nd -> 24th, 2015. **
We will be staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Austin, Texas. This is a really nice hotel and of all the hotels I contacted this was the best offer.
There are 4 restaurants within a five minute walking distance; The China Star, Pappadeauxs, Pappasitos and Chili's. There is a Texas Land and Cattle which you can get to by the shuttle. There is also an on site restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have a full breakfast buffet for $6.00.
Getting to the hotel is not hard as it is right on I-35. Air Transportation is not bad either with American, Continental, Delta, NorthWest, Southwest, United and U.S. Airways flying into Austin. I will have information later on on transportation from the airport to the hotel. The hotel has a shuttle service but it could be more trouble than it is worth.
There are things to do in Austin but there are no scheduled trips planned for this reunion, I am hoping for a really good turnout this year. Last years turned out well and there is no reason this can't be even better. We will also have a decorated tail rotor blade and chain for raffle. The money from this will help offset some of the reunion expenses. Bob Kilpatrick will be coming up with a reunion t-shirt and more info on this will follow.at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.