Posts By: Charley Dey

Exclusive Veteran Interview: Colonel Dave “Frosty” Seder, USMC (Ret.)

Decorated Aviator Recounts Three Decades of Service and Golden Eagles Reunion Colonel Dave (Frosty) Seder was a senior in college contemplating a marketing career before he met a charismatic Marine recruiter in full dress blues with a photo of a Phantom F-4 fighter bomber. After a courtesy flight, Seder was hooked. Following graduation, he joined… Read more »

A Military Life: Five Star General Douglas MacArthur – Part 3

The Army’s Pioneering Public Relations Officer Edward Louis Bernays, in the mid to late 20th century, was acclaimed as “the father of public relations” – a field described as the promoting and managing of an organization’s or an individual’s public image and reputation. But General Douglas MacArthur had already become an adept practitioner. The son… Read more »

How To Plan A Military Reunion

What Can You Do To Make Your Reunion A Success and Maximize Attendance?   Military reunions have been taking place in one form or another for as long as Americans have been serving their country. The first recorded reunions came after the Civil War, when Union and Confederate veterans would meet to help reconnect and… Read more »

A Military Life: Five Star General Douglas MacArthur – Part 2

Artifacts and Personal Effects Illuminate the Man and Times Many people are familiar with the famous photos of Five-Star U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur wading onto the shoreline donning his signature cap and sunglasses in his triumphant return to the Philippines in World War II. Many have also seen pictures of him smoking his corn… Read more »

AFR’s BookMyReunion.com: Hotel Selection Made for Veteran Groups

What is the single most annoying thing about planning a military reunion?  ANSWER: Finding a hotel that understands the special needs of a reunion, that won’t bankrupt the group’s treasury with scary performance clauses, and that allows BYO alcohol in a meeting room for hospitality.  After all, a military reunion happens in the hospitality room!… Read more »