B Company, 2nd Battalion
2005 Airmobile Reunion
Saint Louis, MO - August 13, 2005

photos from Donald Thies (B Co, 2nd BN, 1970-1971)
Planning Meeting
(L-R): Ben Peters, Chris Garrett, Allen Boyd, and Carl Jensen plan reunion activities.

Saturday Dinner

The 2005 Reunion was held in Saint Louis, MO, where Gilbert O. Ruff, Jr.
(B Co, 2nd BN, 506th, KIA 02/23/71) is buried. (Front L): Gilbert's widow, Sandy.

Congressman Boyd
(Front R): Congressman Allen Boyd (2nd Platoon Leader, B Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971)
speaks about his RTO, Gilbert Ruff, and the of efforts of
Congressman William
Lacy Clay, Jr.
relating to the weekend events.


Placing a wreath at Gilbert Ruff's grave

(L-R): Gilbert's widow, Sandy; Chris Garrett (E/B Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971;
Picking up the Pieces); and Gilbert's daughter, Cindy, who was 19 months
old when her father was KIA.


A bugler played TAPS for the ceremony

Ruff Grave Site

Family members and B/2-506th veterans at Gilbert Ruff's grave site


Gilbert Ruff's widow Sandy and his two granddaughters
place a rose on Gilbert's military grave stone.

Grave Stone

PFC Gilbert Oliver Ruff, Jr.
PFC Gilbert Oliver Ruff, Jr.

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This page updated 04/06/13