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Sixth Marine Division Association Annual Reunion

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2016 Annual Reunion
August 23-28, 2016
Embassy Suites ~ Norman, Oklahoma

Deadline for Hotel Reservations and Registration Form is July 25


Joan Willauer and SgtMaj Pam Bloustine

You can take our word for it -- Joan and Pam know how to throw a party! This duo hosted the 2008 Reunion, which got rave reviews for being tons of fun and extremely well organized. Exactly what you expect when two Marines run the show!


Embassy Suites, Norman, OK

Special Discounted Room Rates
  • Single - $89
  • Double - $109
  • Triple - $119
  • Quad - $129
    (plus 13.75% tax)


Hotel Amenities
  • free parking
  • free made-to-order breakfast buffet daily
  • happy hour with free drinks and snacks daily
  • full service restaurant and bar
  • Starbucks coffee shop
  • shops and restaurants in close proximity to hotel
  • 12 miles south of Oklahoma City
  • 15 miles from the Will Rogers World Airport
Transportation from airport to hotel will be provided.


Look for the Registration Form and all the reunion details in the Spring 2016 edition of the Striking Sixth Newsletter.

If you have ANY questions about the Registration Form, hotel, activities or directions, please contact Joan or Pam. They'd love to hear from you.

Joan Willauer
home: (405) 292-3184
cell: (405) 833-4140

Pam Bloustine
cell: (405) 226-5688

Don't forget -- the deadline to register and make hotel reservations is July 25.

Tuesday, August 23
  • "Welcome to Oklahoma" Meet & Greet in the Hospitality Room in the evening with free heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks plus music and socializing
Wednesday, August 24
  • Field Trip to 45th Infantry Museum, Lincoln Golf and Country Club for lunch, and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
Thursday, August 25
  • Field Trip to Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and National Weather Center (NWC) with a catered lunch at the NWC
  • "Breaking Bread Together" Buffet Dinner at the hotel with entertainment by Darci Farmer and Gary Owen
Friday, August 26
  • Group visits to Sgt Grit Marine Specialties Store
  • Ladies' Luncheon and Meeting at the hotel
  • General Meeting and Auction in the Hospitality Room in the evening
Saturday, August 27
  • Memorial Service at the hotel in the morning
  • Group and Family Photos following the Memorial Service
  • Grand Banquet with guest speaker and entertainment at the hotel in the evening
Note: All events, except for field trips, will be held at
the Embassy Suites.


Norman Area
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Jacobson House Native Art Center
  • Miller Historic District (150 homes built from 1910-1938)
  • Riverwind Casino (transportation is provided by the Casino)
  • Andy Alligator's Fun Park & Water Park
  • HeyDay Entertainment
  • Winery Tours

University of Oklahoma Campus

Oklahoma City Area
  • River Walk and Bricktown entertainment district
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum
  • Oklahoma History Center
  • Frontier City (western-themed amusement park)
  • White Water Bay (Oklahoma's largest water park)
  • Boathouse District (huge variety of riversport adventures)
  • OKC Dodgers Baseball (at home every night August 24-31)

Bricktown entertainment district

For more information check out the Official Sixth Marine Division Website at


How to get your Medals and Service Information Reissued


All too frequently I hear from family members of deceased veterans searching to find information on the military service of a loved one.  You can obtain most of the needed information easily from the OMPF (Official Military Personnel Files) of the National Personnel Records Center (Military Personnel Records).  For the most part it is as easy as completing and mailing the Standard Form (SF 180). 


Information needed to file an online request for records would be:

  • The veteran's complete name used while in service
  • Service number or social security number
  • Branch of service
  • Dates of service
  • Date and place of birth may also be helpful, especially if the service number is not known
    Veterans or next-of-kin of deceased veterans can use
    after you fill out the information online you need to mail the request to.
    National Personnel Records Center
    Military Personnel Records
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

    Obtaining Replacement Medals


         (Replacement medals may be requested by ANY veteran OR their next of kin)

    Veterans are entitled to ONE REPLACEMENT set of their medals earned.  To obtain replacement medals, submit a duly filled out Standard Form (SF 180).  It is recommended that you include a copy of your DD 214, however if that is not available you should include pertinent information in your request (e.g. full name, service number, social security number, date of birth, and as much additional information as possible.)

    DO NOT mail the SF 180 to the address listed on the form.  Requests for replacement medals should be directed to the specific branch of the military in which you (or the veteran for whom you are applying if request is being made by next of kin) served.


    Bureau of Naval Personnel
    Liaison Office Room 5409
    9700 Page Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63132-5100


    The Standard Form (SF 180), Request Pertaining to Military Records, is recommended for requesting medals and awards. Click on the link above to download a PDF version.