Order of March – San Antonio

Itinerary for the 2019 San Antonio, Texas is as follows:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – (optional) Dinner among early reunion arrivals at a local restaurant (call ahead for details).

Thursday, November 7, 2019


1300 – 1800    Registration opens in our Hospitality Room (Crockett West)

1700 – 1800    Meet and Greet in Hospitality Room (Crockett West) including sandwiches and munchies, sodas, water and ice tea

1800 – 2000    Formal Meeting for information agenda and greeting new comers

2100 – 2230    Vietnam War presentation by – Larry Tyler

2000 – 2400    Our bar is open in the Founder’s Parlor (15th floor) for alcohol drinking.  BYOB

Friday, November 8, 2019

0630 – 0930     Complimentary full, hot breakfast for all staying at this hotel

0800 – 1100     Hospitality room (Crockett West) open

1130 – 1330     Meet at LoneStar Café overlooking “The San Antonio RiverWalk” for a group luncheon:  “Taste of Texas”  The bar opens there at 1100

1400 – 2400      Hospitality Room (Crockett West) open

1800 – 2400      Founder’s Parlor (15th floor) is open  BYOB

Saturday, November 9, 2019

0630 – 0930     Complimentary full, hot breakfast for all staying at this hotel

0800 – 1600     Hospitality room (Crockett West) open

1900 – 2300     Semi-formal Hotel 2/5 Banquet Dinner in Fiesta ABC Banquet room with Guest Speaker – John Baines

2200 – ????       Founder’s Parlor (15th floor) open  BYOB

Sunday, November 10, 2019 – Marine Corps Birthday!

0630 – 0930      Complimentary full, hot breakfast for all staying at this hotel

0800 – 1200      Hospitality Room (Crockett West) is open

0900 – 0945      Annual Business Meeting in Hospitality Room (Crocket West)

1200                     Reunion Event is over. 

Monday, November 11, 2019 – Happy Veteran’s Day.

Important Contact Numbers:
Robert Hardrick, Host – (513) 410-0935
Hotel – La Quinta Inns & Suites Riverwalk   Address: 303 Blum San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 222-9181

 Hotel Accommodations, Rules and Regulations

  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Complimentary Full, Hot Breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel
  • Parking in San Antonio is expensive.  We negotiated a discounted Overnight Self-Parking rate of $18.00+ per day
  • Don’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center.
  • Complimentary Business Center with complimentary printing
  • Market Shop
  • Complimentary Coffee until 10:30am each morning, complimentary water station during the day
  • Bar Service is available until Midnight

Alcoholic Beverages

Texas law prohibits the sale and/or service of alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21 years.  No alcoholic beverages shall be brought into the banquet or meeting rooms unless supplied by the hotel.  No alcohol is allowed in the Hospitality Room (Crockett West) at any time.  There will be an open bar at our Banquet on Saturday night in Fiesta ABC.  We cannot bring our own alcoholic beverages into those rooms.  See Founder’s Parlor below for drinking information.

The 501 Lounge is recommended for the place to purchase alcoholic drinks in the lobby area of the hotel. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

The hotel wishes to make its facilities reasonably accessible by persons with disabilities as required by Title III (Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities) of the Americans With Disabilities Act.  If you have a special need, you must at the time you register with the hotel, notify them of your need.  If you need wheelchair access, please notify the hotel at least thirty days before our event is scheduled. 

Crockett West Hospitality Room

The Crockett West Hospitality room will be open each afternoon and evening, except when the Saturday night banquet is in progress.  It will be managed by us with the hotel locking the room when no one is present.  This room will be used for our meet and greet for Thursday afternoon and evening and then available for you for meeting and greeting each other as needed by you for the rest of the reunion stay.   We will have plenty of food, deserts, coffee, sodas, ice tea, and water for Thursday evening, so no need to have dinner/supper before coming on Thursday.  Snacks and drinks will be available each day in the Hospitality room. 

Founder’s Parlor (15th Floor)

Because of the strict Texas Law and the hotel alcohol policy, the hotel has graciously allowed us to set up our own bar in a private location on the 15th floor (Founder’s Parlor).  The 15th floor is exclusively ours to use.  You may bring in your own beer, liquor, and wine and drink to our hearts content without breaking any State rules on the 15th floor.  So please bring your entire beverage inventory to the Founder’s Parlor.  (Robert Hardrick, our host, will have the key.) 

Besides the booze, Jay will undoubtedly be showing Vietnam pictures throughout the evening hours when the Founder’s Parlor is open.  Please note that the Founder’s Parlor will accommodate about thirty-five guests at a time.  The Hospitality Room (Crockett West) will also be open at the same time for non-alcoholic drinkers.


We negotiated a discounted overnight self-parking rate of $18.00+ per day with our discounted rate which includes in and out privileges.  Day guests visiting but not staying at the hotel will pay $9.00 for parking, with no in and out privileges.  Please contact the hotel directly for special parking pricing on RV’s, Campers, and vehicles with trailers. 

Pet Friendly Hotel

Yes, you may bring your pet (dog or cat) to stay during your time here.  They discourage large animals.  No Pit Bulls or Rottweilers.  Note:  If you are sensitive or allergic to pet hair, etc., ask for a room that is on a floor with no pets.  They perform a deep cleaning of all rooms after pets and their owners have checked out of the hotel. 

Compliance with Laws and Hotel Rules & Policies

Hotel 2/5 San Antonio Reunion 2019 as a group agrees to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and hotel rules and policies governing our agreement and event, including any rules, regulations or requests of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

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