What to Bring?

bread hand notes eggs

This was last updated July 7, 2021 10:49 EST

As always, everybody is assigned something to bring, with the exception of those that fly in. After everybody arrives, we will take inventory to make sure we have everything. Once that’s done, a couple of us may need to make a run to the store to pick up anything that may have been overlooked… probably on Monday. Since those of you that fly in don’t get assigned anything, we may or may not ask you to pitch in some money after our trip to the grocery store.

Please compare what you have been assigned against the menu to make sure you bring enough. If you have any questions or not sure how much to bring, please ask.

It needs to be mentioned that if you plan on bringing anything extra, especially anything that needs to be refrigerated, and we have not yet accounted for it, please mention it to Rob or Petey since refrigerator space is usually limited. In all the years that we’ve been doing these reunions, we have NEVER had a shortage of food.

Everybody should bring the following

  • Your own drinks… water, beer, liquor etc.
  • Cooler with ice to store your drinks. Refrigerators are reserved for food while freezers store our ice
  • Your own camping chairs to sit on
  • Snacks to share

Specific assignments

MarineItems to bringTravel Method
Monty BurkhalterCoffee, filters, creamer, & sugarDriving
John MooneyPlastic utensils, plates, paper towels, napkins, shit paper, & coffee cupsDriving
Tony FarristerHaluskiDriving
Brent WalkerBagels, cream cheese, & 1 set of cornhole boardsDriving
Jeremy LiggettFlying
Paul GauvinLarge size garbage bags and kitchen size garbage bagsDriving
Shawn BarganierFlying
Shawn ScottBratsDriving
Darren TaylorFlying
Sal LabarberaItalian sausage, onions and peppers, baked pastaDriving
Tim HaleyBreakfast sausage (patties and links)Driving
Randy LemasterFlying
Daniel DoyleMaple syrup and butterDriving
Darrin JohnsonDriving
Gerry PinkleyFirewoodDriving
Dave NidyBring the cheese and meat you talk aboutDriving
Travis TurnerFlying
James BushtaBuns for the pulled pork. At least 50Driving
Jerry Cerpa2-liter bottles of Coke, Pepsi, Ginger Ale, etc.Driving
Ben ThomasEggsDriving
Clinton WilliamsFlying
Kevin MaxwellWest-by-God Virginian MOONSHINEDriving
Petey Szanto30 lbs. bacon & 1 set of corn hole boards. Free kuuzies for everyone! Challenge coins for sale. Photo scanner & 10 thumb drivesDriving
Bob MarrapodeJambalaya & 2 sets of corn hole boardsDriving
Chad LawrenceHot dog bunsDriving
Jeff YutzyHot dogsDriving
David BallFlying
Chad DietzPulled pork, biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, & 1 set of corn hole boardsDriving
Jeffrey DufourBread for toastDriving
Stephen LicquiaFlying
Shag LavariereOur red Solo cup guyDriving
Tommy GrimesKetchup, mustard, relish, mayo, hot sauce, salsa (hot and mild)Driving
Chet ZebrowskiPancake mixDriving
Timothy ElyeaFlying
Marty PallottaEnglish muffinsDriving

2021 Lodging Assignments

bedroom door entrance guest room

As these reunions get bigger and bigger every year, it also gets tougher to find adequate lodging and poses a challenge assigning rooms. With that being said, a special thank you goes out to Bonnie and Chad Dietz for finding the lodging. Another shout out goes to Rob for strategically assigning people to cabins and rooms.

The primary criteria in the assignments below is keeping couples together. After that, Rob works his magic below:

Washington House

Washington house on the property map

Main Floor

Queen: Special Guests Elissa, Brett, and Brendan. (1 Night, 2 roll-aways)
Queen Sleeper Sofa or roll-away: Lavariere

Second Floor

2nd Floor Master Bedroom: Dietz +1
2nd Queen: Dirty
2nd Queen: Elyea +1
2nd Two Twins Bedroom: Marrapode & Szanto

3rd Floor

3rd Queen: Ball +1
3rd Queen: Walker +1

Eisenhower House

Eisenhower house on the property map

Main Floor

King: Maj. Pallotta +1
King: Gunny Dufour +1
Queen: Burkhalter +1
Twin: Gunny Johnson
Twin: Liggett
Queen Sleeper Sofa: Gauvin – Doyle (roll-away)
Queen Sleeper Sofa: Scott – Mooney (roll-away)
Queen Sleeper Sofa: Thomas

Jefferson House

Jeffersom house on the property map

Main Floor

Queen Sleeper Sofa: Zebrowski
Queen Sleeper Sofa: Labarbera
Twin Sleeper Sofa: Haley
Roll-away: Yutzy

2nd Floor

Queen: Farrister +1
Queen: Bargainier +1

3rd Floor

Twin: Lawrence
Twin: Nidy

Adams House

Adams house on the property map

Main Floor

Queen: Grimes +1
Queen: Bushta +1
Queen Sleeper Sofa: Pinkley

Basement Floor

King: Turner +1
Queen: Doc Maxwell +1

Roosevelt House

Roosevelt house on the property map

Main Floor

Queen: Taylor +1
Queen: Cerpa +1
Queen: Lemaster
Sleeper sofa: Williams

2021 Fundraiser Shirts

hanged white shirts on black clothes hangers

We are about a month and a half from our post-quarantine reunion so that means that it’s fundraiser time again! We know you’ve been saving your stimulus checks for this so if you just want to order, click the green button below. If you want to read about the details, scroll down to find them. There will be a different order link at the end of the post.

…or keep reading.

Fundraiser Ends June 14, 2021!


On the front of the shirt, across the left breast, is a design very similar to the 2021 group tattoo design… more on that in a future post.

2021 Group Tattoo
On the front across left breast

Not too long ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite t-shirt design and the back of this year’s shirt features that winning design.

Gettysburg Script

Pricing and Colors

The prices for the short and long sleeves will remain the same as previous years while the sweatshirt price is reduced by five dollars to make it more affordable.

Short Sleeve $25Long Sleeve $30Sweatshirt $35

Choose Your Faction!

When putting these shirts together, one aspect of the designs is the selection of the shirt colors and there was a deliberate choice of colors for sure… Blue vs Gray. You’ll have the option to decide if you side with the North or the Confederacy by your shirt’s color. If you would have chosen to fight with the North, grab a blue shirt. Contrarily, if you would rather have chosen to fight alongside the South, grab a gray one. Realistically though, grab whichever color that tickles your fancy.

Shipping Options

As always, you’ll have the option to ship to your house but you’ll need to pay for the shipping. This will give you the option to wash your new threads before you get to the reunion. On the other hand, if you want to save a few bucks on shipping, you can pick them up in Gettysburg. I will personally deliver them to you.

Ready to Order?

Clicking on the image below will take you to our fundraiser page on Custom Ink’s website. When placing your order, you’ll have the option to provide your name or remain anonymous, leave a comment that defines why you support us, and give an additional amount as a donation.

Keep in mind, we need to sell at least 50 in order to print and make this as a success. If you’ve got any questions, let one of us know.

Last Week to Pay Your Balance!

crop man getting dollars from wallet

PAY UP! As we’ve stated on several occasions, this is the absolute last week to pay your remaining balance for this year’s reunion. You have until this Friday April 30 at midnight to pay or lose your spot in Gettysburg! Head on over to paypal.me/bastardsreunion and send your remaining balance. After the deadline, we will contact Caboose Farm, give them the final head count, and finalize the lodging.

Fundraiser shirts will be the next milestone as we close in on the reunion dates. Once again we will be working with Custom Ink to get the design approved and a fundraiser page set up. As in past years, we need to sell a minimum of 50 shirts to get them printed however this year, unlike in previous years, we are limiting the time frame to 2 weeks instead of 4. I anticipate the shirt will go on sale on or around June 1, 2021 so check back later for more information about those. Start stashing some money away for the shirts!

Introducing our special guests for 2021

Those of you Marines that were still on active duty with us from about 1994-1996 may remember a hard charger by the name of Corporal Michael Cohan. He came to Weapons Platoon as a 0351 Assaultman from the Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks at 8th and I. If my memory serves me correctly, he and his gunner would typically attached to 3rd Platoon.

This day 2 years ago, 46 year old Mike and his rifle spinning talents were reassigned to guard the Pearly Gates. As mentioned in a previous post, he is survived by his wife Elissa of nearly 20 years and their 2 sons Brendan (18) and Brett (12).

This year’s reunion in Gettysburg is in Elissa’s neighborhood and we are proud to announce that she and her sons will be our special guests. Brendan and Brett will spend the first day with us while Elissa has made arrangements to spend the rest of the week with us.