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Centaur Veteran's Day Reunion
6 to 9 November 2020 - Tampa, Florida

Information - Agenda - Registration - Attendee List - Things to do

General Information:

paradeThe Vets day Parade in Tampa will be on the 7th of November. Let us know if you would like to attend and maybe even march in the parade. The real Vets day is always on 11 November but since that is on a Wednesday this year and the parade in Tampa will be on the 7th (a Friday), we adjusted our Vets Day Celebration to 6,7, 8 and 9 Nov (arrive on the 6th some time and depart Monday morning the 10th).

_______will be in charge of the parade activities. Please coordinate with him so the Centaurs attending will be organized and properly represent our unit with honor. email address/phone?

If you don't have a video interview up on the Centaur website, we encourage you to do one here at the Reunion. Details......................

________will have some shirts, hats and patches for sale. Details.........

Hospitality Room..............................

There will be several people available with their laptops to give Centaur Website orientations. Check the agenda












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November 9-12, 2016

Wednesday November 9

7 pm.              Welcome Barbecue Dinner at the Hotel, choice of brisket and/or chicken with
baked beans and potato salad).  Tea and two sides (beans water provided, or
BYOB.  Cost$13 per person.  You can pay me with cash or a check.

Thursday, November 10
I was unable to schedule a visit to Offutt AFB to use its flight simulators. The guy in charge is going deer hunting this day. But there are flight simulators at the Strategic Air and Space Museum which is scheduled for Friday. The cost is $10.
6am-9:00 am       Take advantage of free Hot Breakfast at hotel or go to a local restaurant on you own dime.  Social time until departure for Durham Railroad Museum.

9:45 am Depart for Durham Museum

10 am-Noon      Durham Museum-- admission is $8 for seniors and $11 for other adults.
Troopers and guests can have lunch at the Durham Museum or go to the Zoo
(3701 S. 10 th St.) and have lunch there.
Noon Go to Henry Doorly Zoo
Noon to 4pm     Henry Doorly Zoo. Price of admission is $13.95 for seniors, ages 12 and over

4 pm              Zoo closes. Travel to Old Market.  Parking meters are available on the street
and there is a parking garage at 12th and Harney, one block from our dinner
restaurant location.

4:15-6 pm Tour shops and galleries in Old Market area.
6 pm                  Meet for Dinner at Stokes Bar and Grill (in Old Market at the corner of 12th
and Howard).  Specializes in steaks and seafood with a Southwestern touch.


Friday, November 11

6 am-9am           Take advantage of free hot breakfast at hotel or go to a local restaurant on
your own dime.  Social time until 10:30

10:45am             Leave for Strategic Air and Space Museum (I-40 West)

11:30 am               Veterans Day Program and Lunch at the Strategic Air and Space
Museum, cost of admission to the Museum (which includes lunch) is $11 for
seniors, $12 for other adults. Veterans have free admission this day.

12:30 - 4 pm       Tour Strategic Air and Space Museum

4:30 pm               Return to Days Inn (Return for time will be up to attendees.  See as much as
you want of the Museum and return at your leisure.  Museum closes at 5 pm.)

6 pm                    Dinner at Biaggi’s (13655 California St.) We will experience an “Italian
family-style” meal with food being shared by all. Choice of two salads—house
or Cesar (or some of each), three pastas—Roasted Vegetable Risotto, Ravioli
Quattro Formaggi, Spaghetti with Wild Boar Ragu (or some of each), two
entrees—Chicken Marsala, Dijon Crusted Salmon (or some of each, two
desserts—Crème Brulee, Chocolate Cake soda, iced tea, juice, hot tea, and
coffee. Price is $25 person including gratuity.

Those with special dietary needs can order individually from the menu.

You can pay cash for alcohol beverages.

I will be paying for the meal with my credit card. You can pay me for your
meal by check or cash. If you prefer, you can mail a check to me at:
2415 Lakewood Dr., Papillion, NE 68046

7:30 pm  Return to Days Inn for pictures and meeting to discuss next reunion

Saturday, November 12
                            Free hot breakfast at hotel, or go to a local restaurant on your own.      
                            Depart for Home















hamptonInnThe 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.


















List of those planning to attend:

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

Name Wife
1. Kirby, Blane Shirley
Reunion Host - Scout Gunner
2. Jones, Bob  
Reunion Host - Scout Pilot
3. Allcock, Allen "KC" Sherry
Svc Plt & Slicks
4. Walker, Frank Kathie
LOH Pilot
5. Anderson, Bruce Joan
LOH Crew Chief













Area Information

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