Gary Dunagan, 69-70, Reunion Chair
October 6, 2021 - October 10, 2021
From Willie Hunter, C/3/22 Association Chaplin
2021 Reunion Site – Columbus, Georgia
The city was named for the Christopher Columbus Founded in1828. The area codes for Columbus are 706 and 762. The county is Muscogee. Columbus was established in 1828 on the Chattahoochee river, and subsequent growth has been to the north and northeast. This is because of the Alabama state line and the later establishment of Ft. Benning on the south and east.
Founded in 1828, Columbus is also known as the site of the last battle of the civil war, where Columbus ranked second to Richmond in the manufacturing of supplies for the confederate army.
Columbus is a small city compared to Atlanta, but has some really nice attractions. We have a nice river walk located in downtown Columbus where you can dine out or even go white water rafting. Overall, I find Columbus a great place to live if you are looking for a not too big a city with some favorable attractions. Columbus lies 100 miles (160km) southwest of Atlanta.
In 2016 it was measured that the population of Columbus was 197,485.
My brothers and sisters, here is a list of attractions in Columbus, Ga. Check them out.
1. Botanical gardens- 3603 Weems St., Columbus, Ga. Scenic walking trails. Open 0800-8pm. (706-327-8400.) 2. Columbus museum- 1251 Wynnton Rd., Columbus, Ga. (706-748-2562.) 3. National Infantry Museum- 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Ga. (706-653-9234.) 4. Callaway Gardens- 17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, Ga. Only 30 miles away from Columbus. (844-512-3826) or (800-543-7121.) 5. White Water Rafting- 900 Front St., Columbus, Ga. Call for group prices. (800-999-1613.) 6. Coke-Cola Space Science Center- 701 Front St., Columbus, Ga. (706-649-1477.) 7. Ed's Southern Cooking- 5435 Woodruff Farm Rd., Columbus, Ga. (762-821-3307.) 8. Shark's Fish and Chicken- 3807 Victory Dr., Columbus, Ga. 9. Chester's BBQ-547 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, Ga. (706-320-1230.) 10. North Columbus Mall- Whittlesey Rd. Columbus, Ga. 11. Walmart Supercenter, 6457 Gateway, Columbus, Ga. (706-322-8801.)
The Church of Columbus
Elder, Chaplin Willie T. Hunter
Columbus, Georgia, Information from Willie Hunter
CHARLIE COMPANY REUNION - 2021
Left: 22nd Infantry Monument picture taken during an exploratory trip for our 2021 Reunion with Gary Miller, Don Snyder and Gary Dunagan.
Right: In front of the National Infantry Museum entry. Gary Dunagan, Gary Miller, and Don Snyder.
Look forward to Ft. Benning and the National Infantry Museum.
Enjoy the military history that Columbus has to offer.
Best of all, enjoy your brothers, meeting new people, and the hospitality room!
Charlie Company Pavers installed near the replica of the Wall at the National Infantry Museum - Ft. Benning.
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!!! Click on the link below to see the pictures of the reunion.
From Dave DeMauro:
I always enjoy these reunions to visit with my Army buddies who I served with in Vietnam. The reunion included a tour of the Infantry Museum located just outside the gate to Fort Benning. The museum has extraordinary displays of every battle the infantry has fought since the American Revolution. We also held our Remembrance Ceremony, to honor our fallen brothers, on the Museum grounds where there is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall as well as many monuments dedicated to the Army Infantry units including our 25th Infantry Division.
Great Memories of the Reunion and Thank You to many
by Reunion Chair Gary Dunagan