The Hilton Savannah Desoto served as host hotel to the Army Otter Caribou Association Reunion last week. Despite the typical hot summer temperatures and more rain than preferred, the group enjoyed pure southern hospitality at its finest! As the group Vice President said, “The hotel was extremely helpful in all aspects of our time there. Anything that I observed that was being done or needed to be done – was done – usually in the back ground. The hospitality suite was always cleaned and ready to go. Service was excellent.”
The group of over 100 attendees enjoyed a mix of free time, group meals, meetings, and tours to occupy their time. On Thursday, they travelled a short distance to Hunter Army Air Field to relive old memories of where most once trained. That evening, the group stayed at the hotel for a buffet dinner. On Friday, most embarked on a tour of the city with free time for lunch and shopping in the City Market. The evening trip took them aboard the Savannah River Queen for an evening of dinner and music. Saturday was spent at the hotel remembering departed comrades at the Memorial Service, followed by the annual business meeting. The event wrapped up with the final banquet, speaker, and entertainment.
Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. first contracted the group for their 2014 reunion, and has since handled the 2015 and 2016 reunions. Favorable negotiations are currently underway for the 2017 reunion.
Check out the full reunion photo album on our Facebook page!