Plans are being completed for the annual 3/139FA Gunners Reunion for former members and friends of the 3d Battalion, 139th Field Artillery, Indiana Army National Guard, that was headquartered in the Crawfordsville armory prior to being phased out several years ago. Other units of the battalion were located in Darlington, Kempton, Danville, Spencer, Attica, Lafayette and Rockville.
This year’s reunion will be held on April 29 at the Ropkey Armor Museum beginning at 11 a.m. A catered lunch from Allen’s Country Kitchen and tours of the museum will be followed by a golf outing for those interested. Cost for lunch will be $12. Anyone wishing to play golf afterward should contact Steve Taylor at (765) 491-6677 or staylor7@tds.net.
“Like most reunions, ours is designed to bring together those individuals who served together over the years and give them a chance to renew old friendships and share individual stories”, remarked S. David Long, a retired long time member of the organization and reunion coordinator. “Having served and worked close to 40 years at the Crawfordsville armory it’s great to get a chance to catch up with people who are now scattered all over the state. The 3d Battalion has a long and proud history in the state of Indiana and has seen several of its members assume Division and State level leadership positions over the years. Our members were proud to be a part of the communities in which they served.”
Information has been mailed or emailed to individuals who attended in the past. Anyone wanting information about the event or having information on other members, please contact Long at (765) 362-4395 or dlong1172@gmail.com. Reservations need to be in not later than April 26.