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Registration at Hotel


Hotel Registration:
Call Hotel at: 843-571-1000
Toll Free-1-800--334-6660

otel Rate is $99.00
Ask for the MARINE group
Reunion Banquet
Reunion Banquet Reservation
form for food selection is in the Newsletter

Town and Country Inn
Charleston S.C.
Donations can be sent to:
Felix Salmeron
1406 Nighthawk Dr.
Little Elm, Texas 75068
Hotel reunbion dates are:
19,20,21 September 2016
Paris Island Tour
1st Battalion, 27th Marines Reunion committee has arranged a tour of MCRD-Parris Island. We can reserve a bus for the day trip to Beaufort, SC from the Town & Country Inn in Charleston, SC. The cost per person for transportation to ParrisIsland for the day will be $30. We will need a minimum of 50 people in order to secure the bus and make the trip. Please sign up the full names in your party who will be making the trip and send your money to:
Felix Salmeron
1406 Nighthawk Dr.
Little Elm, TX 75068
Deadline for signing up for the trip is June 30, 2016. If we do not have 50 people the trip will be canceled.
The tour will begin by bus departing the hotel Tuesday at 08:00 a.m. Arrival at MCRD-PI will be at approximately 10:00 a.m. We will be met at receiving by an MCRD-PI Drill Instructor who will be our tour guide for the duration of the tour.
The tour will consist of:
1) Receiving briefing
2) Windshield Depot Tour
3) Iwo Jima/Purple Heart briefing
4) Lunch at a mess hall (lunch $5.55 per person)
5) Parris Island Museum
6) Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Training (If available)
7) PX Call
8) Return to hotel in Charleston, SC 3:00 p.m. arriving about 4:30 p.m.
On the windshield tour we will be able to observe Marine Corps recruit training, i.e., Parade deck, living quarters, rifle range activities, confidence course, Drill Instructor school, crucible, MCRD museum and other sights...
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On the other side of the Hill

  1. Museums
    If you are coming to Charleston for the first time, don't miss visiting some of the museums and other historic sites. Read the list below and plan your trip to include those places that interest you most. You can always come back to Charleston and map out more of the historic sites for your future visit.
  2. Ft Sumpter
    Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.
  3. Old Charleston
    Known as the Holy City, Charleston houses a variety of churches scattered throughout the historic city, and the multitude of churches gives way to a sense of religious diversity. Numerous steeples poke out among the buildings in Charleston's cityscape, and the history encompassed in these numerous churches dates back to the birth of America. Tours are offered to view these historical and architectural masterpieces, and a blend of history and beauty combine to make this an exciting way to take a trip into Charleston's eclectic past.
  4. Battery
    One of the best spots to get to know Charleston, South Carolina is Battery Park. This lovely spot on the waterfront features southern mansions, cannons, cannon balls, oak trees, palmettos, statues, a gazebo, and incredible views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse.
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In Memoriam
1st Bn 27th Marines

2015 Battalion Orders

USMC (Ret.)  Marine Corps Colonel who retired in 1980 passed away on April 5, 2015 . (Commanding Officer 1st Bn. 27th Marines)
Victor E. DeCurtis,
69, of Pitcher, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Syracuse VA Hospital, Syracuse, NY.
Dennis L. Healy 
(H&S Company 1st Bn. 27th Marines)
Tracy Robeson,
27 Nov. 1949 to 24 December 2016  (Delta Company 1st Bn. 27th Marines)

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