|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.