Vietnam Veterans of 3rd Bn, 5th Marines
Welcome to Our Website!
Courage is endurance for one moment
Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in
... and Another One.
Being ready is not what matters. What
matters is winning after you get there.
LtGen Victor H. Krulak, USMC
Upcoming Reunion 2016
Where: Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz,
When: Arriving May 11 and leaving May 15, 2016
Nomally held on Armed Forces weekend but it
doesn't fall that way in 2016.
Rooms: the Lake Barkley Lodge (motel style) has
120 rooms, the Little River Lodge has 10 rooms
and one suite, 9 2-bedroom/2-bath cottages and 4
2-bedroom/2-bath log cabins.
Amenities: Gift shop, indoor swimming pool &
fitness center, boating, fishing, walking/biking
trails, trap shooting, golf, horseback riding (not at
park), and more! (Some amenities may not be
available for whatever reason. This is beyond our
Food: Full Service dining room
More info on the Reunion Notes page.
The Marines of 3/5 Reunions is a non-profit, unincorporated organization. It began in the
fall of 1999 and has continued to the present time. One of our purposes is to find and honor
the families of those who lost their lives in battle. Another purpose is to reunite friends
who trained together, fought together, and then lost touch when they returned home.
In previous years our reunions were held in May at Highland Marina on West Point Lake in
LaGrange, GA. Beginning in 2009 through 2011 it has been held at Hickory Knob State Park
right off the Savannah River and close to McCormick, SC. In May of 2012, we moved to
Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, KY. My husband, Curtis, and I will no longer be
hosting these reunions. We have given that over to Dee & Ken "Sugarbear" Godkin, however
we will still be working with the family that will be honored and helping out where ever we
Our reunions are not the formal, hotel type reunions with fancy meals and ballroom
dancing. We just like to get together and have a good time. But we never lose sight of what
we are really gathering for and that is what the ceremony on Saturday is all about.
At the recognition ceremony on Saturday the honored family is presented with a shadow
box that contains the actual burial flag, if possible, and the medals awarded to their loved
one. It is truly something you don't want to miss.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy your visit and we hope you will sign
our Guest Book, located at the top of the page. It will open in a new window. Please check
out the photos link at the top of the page. If there are any problems with the site please go
to the contact us links in the left hand bottom corner or at the top part of the page.
SemperFi and Welcome Home
A Little About Us.
Copyright 2011 Brenda Eidson
Waco, GA 30182
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A link to all reunion photos is at the bottom of this page.
Last Updated 5/29/2015
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