(02/20/2007)
The members of Calhoun's old 230th Military Police platoon and its successor, the 305th MP company, will have a get-together next month.

"The roster of soldiers in the unit is pretty large," according to Russ Ferrell, who with Tom Carper, is trying to bring unit members together with the notion of planning a bigger reunion.

The original artillery and military police unit was located in Grantsville, and later moved to Mt. Zion and Big Bend.

Calhoun Superintendent of Schools Ron Blankenship was once a company commander. "I think the unit started in the early 60s, and at one time was well over-strength with over a hundred men."

"It's quite a list of men," Blankenship said.

Ferrell said early-on the platoon went to Honduras, Panama and Germany on special duty.

"These men are scattered all over the country," Ferrell said, "We hope they'll take some time to re-unite."

The first reunion will be held March 3rd at the Lick Run Hunting Clubhouse near Rt. 5-Gilmer County line starting at 2 p.m.

For further information, please contact Tom Carper 304-354-7722 or Russ Ferrell 304-354-7540.


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