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Centaur Veteran's Day Reunion

6 to 9 November 2020 - Tampa, Florida

Greetings to all our fellow Centaurs.

Blane Kirby and myself (Bob Jones) will be hosting the 2020 Centaur Reunion. In an effort to reach as many Centaurs as possible about the 2020 Centaur Reunion , Blane and I have decided to send a onetime email blast to all the Centaurs that we have an email address for. All addresses are “Blind Copy” so that no one will see any other address other than their own.

Now that the open privacy disclaimer is done, here’s the scoop on the reunion.

The 2020 Centaur Reunion will be held 6 – 9 Nov,2020 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore. Tampa, FL. We chose these dates since they fall over the weekend when most are celebrating the holiday vs, the 11th. This location is very close to the Tampa Airport which will make it very easy to access for those flying to the reunion. This hotel has a large meeting room which we are trying to reserve for us to gather and socialize, renew old acquaintances, tell war stories, have liquid and lite refreshments, and otherwise enjoy each others company.

Click here to go to the reservation link to the hotel. The room rate is $114/night. Rooms can be reserved by either calling the number on the page or by clicking on the Book a Room” tab.

IF calling, be sure to mention the code “DFR” to receive the reunion rate.

Blane is working on several other things for the reunion. He has already lined up our participation in the Veterans Day Parade. He is negotiating a group dinner at the Columbia Restaurant which is an old Spanish restaurant in the heart of historic Ybor City. We will know for sure in the next few days if this works out and will keep you informed on the outcome.

We are requesting that if you plan on attending or are thinking strongly about it, to please let us know of your intentions so that we may plan accordingly. You may send your reply to Blane Kirby at or Bob Jones at

We want to give a shout out to Bruce Powell for helping to keep everyone informed through the Centaurs In Vietnam web site. ( All of the information here will be posted on that website along with any further updates for the reunion so visit often to get the latest news and updates.

Last year’s reunion in Bowling Green, KY hosted by Harry Rogers was a huge success. Blane and I hope that this reunion will build on the success of that and past reunions. It can only do so, however, with your participation. Please give some thoughtful consideration to attending this years reunion. ALSO< if you know of someone you would like to see at the reunion, give them a call and encourage them to attend. As always, the more, the merrier!

From one brother to another,

Bob Jones
146 Silver Falls Drive
Apollo Beach FL
Cell: 901-626-3028
Home: 813-641-3125