2009 Reunion

Post Falls, Idaho


Who was there

Andrus, Harold R
Baker, Buford and Margaret
Baniak, Edward and Johanna
Beyer, Gilbert
Brown, Bill and Jill
Cook, Ralph and Nelds
Coffman, Joe and Sharon *
Daniel, Mel and Deedee
Degnan, John and Providence
Dowling, Lee and Jo
Frazer, John and Janet
Hanner, Jim and Jan
Hanson, Jerry and Sharon
Hilt, George and Barbara
Hovland, Larry
Karcher, Richard
Kavanaugh, John M
Kovite, Jeff
Kropp, Fred and Shirley Sparks
Keach, Earl and Judy Kabeary
Loening, Bill and Jo-Ann
Logan, A. Scott and Susan
Pray, Edward and Shirley *
Rapson, James and Geri
Shipe, Paul and Lois
Siciliano, Sandie and Ralph
Starcher, Ernest and Jayme Fife
Taylor, Bill
Thompson, Charlie and Barb
Torrence, John (Bill) and Marcha
Vaillancourt, Bill and Jan
Valentine, Don and Diane
Wagner, Merle and Jennifer
Waldenstrom, Howard and Maureen
Warren, Ken and Mary
Welliver, Barry and Patricia
* Plank Owner

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What we did

Farragut NRTC Museum and Park

Friday, September 25th, 2009

This tour left the hotel at 9:30 AM sharp for Farragut State Park & Museum.  At the outset of WWII the Navy needed to expand its training facilities quickly. The Recruit Trainings Commands were overwhelmed by the demand for sailors to man the ships being built. Add to this the threat of attack along the Pacific Coast it was decided to build a brand new NRTC far from any sea borne threat and this site in north Idaho was selected. Between 1942 and 1946 almost 300,000 ‘Boots’ were trained at Farragut and, I believe it is safe to say, not many would have expected to find the Navy so far inland. The original brig is the only structure remaining of what was once a vast complex of training camps. The brig is now the home to a substantial collection of exhibits and memorabilia dating from the days of construction to when the site was closed down and the many buildings were given to numerous local communities. We will be having lunch at one of the picnic areas and if we are lucky we may see some wild mountain goats nearby.

River Boat Scenic Cruise

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The boat departed the hotel dock at 5:00 PM and will cruise the Spokane River eastward toward Lake Coeur D’Alene and return to the hotel at approximately 7:00 PM. There will spectacular scenic views and an array of appetizers to enjoy as well as a no-host bar onboard. The perfect way to end the day. The boat can only carry 100 people so this one is definitely first-come-first-serve.

Rockin’ B Ranch Show and Dinner

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The bus will departed the hotel at 5:30 PM for the trip to the Rockin’ B Ranch & Dinner Theater. For those of you that grew up on Saturday matinees starring Gene Autry, Lash Larue and Hopalong Cassidy this is the evening for you. You will be entertained by the town sheriff as he deals with a band of outlaws while you dine on barbecued chicken, beef and pork ribs with all the fixings. There will be singing and fiddling too. This is a family event so no alcohol is served but there will be plenty of iced tea and soda. The bus will return you to the hotel at approximately 10:00 PM

Group Pictures

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4The 8x10 group prints are $12.00 each, plus $4.00 shipping and handling
4The 5x7 single portraits are $8.00 each, with or without logo strip at the bottom, plus $4.00 shipping and handling
4Will need to have the file number located on the back of each existing portrait print
4Laboratory processing and shipping time takes about two weeks. Make payment when pictures are received

4  For faster service, call Chris Chaffee at
(209) 773 - 4086

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18166 W. Holiday Way
Post Falls, ID 83854


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