This website is dedicated to the men of the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division who served in the Republic of Vietnam. In particular it commemorates the 227 troopers who will remain "forever young." The list of the fallen is found on the link.
Home of the Golden Brigade Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association
Veterans Day Washington DC.
Veterans Day, Washington, DC November 11, 2018
Golden Brigade – Vietnam
We look forward to meeting with the members of the chapter to celebrate Memorial Day. The Golden Brigade has taken a proactive secured a block of 25 rooms at a reasonable rate in a nice hotel close to transportation into DC.
Point of Golden Brigade Contact (POC): Jim Klein, Troop B, 1/17th Cav. Cell 703-973-5902
Marriott Residence Inn Arlington Capitol View
2850 South Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
Main Website: www.marriott.com
Special Rate - $101.00 + tax.
Reservation code: gbcgbca or Golden Brigade Chapter, 82nd Airborne Div Assn. 1-703-415-
1300 or the main #1-888-236-2427
Reservation Cutoff Date for this rate: October 12, 2018
The Residence Inn is a very nice extended stay hotel on the south end of Crystal City with free hot full breakfast an upscale Italian restaurant, bar and coffee shop (attached) . It has a free shuttle service to/from National Airport, the Metro and a large number of nice restaurants in the area.
This is a suite hotel and all the rooms have a king bed and pullout sofa plus a sitting area and kitchen. There is paid parking at the hotel however Jim Klein is working on several angles to cut this cost – more to follow.
Please note: There are a number of Marriott hotels in the area so make sure you hook up with this one!!!
What the Chapter Will Provide
We will have a large room to use as a HQ and hospitality suite on Friday and Saturday nights.
No formal registration fee has been set to defray expenses. Jim has offered to pay for the HQ suite – thanks Jim.
If you are coming, make your hotel reservations ASAP. Copy Jim Klein at email@example.com and Rich O’Hare firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know when you are coming and how many people are attending. It is extremely important that you reserve early and notify us. More rooms could be opened up early in the process is need be. If you are planning on coming in early or staying late let Jim know so he can work his magic.
A note on airports. Reagan National is the closest and served by the shuttle. Dulles and BWI are about 45 minutes to an hour away and not served by the hotel shuttle. If you need the shuttle from Reagan airport, contact the hotel directly.
More Info to Follow
Normally we lay a wreath at the Golden Brigade Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on the 10th but this may change. As we become aware of more information it will be passed on. We must be patient as more concrete plans are developed.