Mobile Riverine Force Association will brings its mobile Vietnam
Unit Memorial Display to Fort Mitchell, KY, for the MRFA reunion.
event will take place Aug. 27-30 at the Drawbridge Estates Hotel
Complex at Fort Mitchell.
Fries, an OOIDA board member emeritus from Escondido, CA, is a member
of the veterans’ group and one of the people who helped create the
joined the U.S. Navy in 1957 and during his 20-year career worked
his way to commission warrant officer. His service in Vietnam in
River Section/Division 535, and the loss of some of his fellow sailors,
inspired him to help create the mobile display.
memorial is contained in a 48-foot trailer with displays on the
sides of the trailer. It will identify American military personnel
from the U.S. Navy and the Army’s 9th Infantry Division
who died in the Vietnam War by the units in which they served.
memorial display will be located in the main parking lot at the
has been a member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
since 1979, and was elected to the board of directors in 1990.
is also involved in other memorial projects. He recently helped
head up a group of Vietnam veterans building the U.S. Navy/U.S.
Coast Guard Vietnam Memorial Monument and Small Boat Display in
Mitchell, KY, is across the Ohio River from Cincinnati on I-75.
The hotel complex is just off exit 186. The memorial display will
be opened to those attending the reunion and to the public.
Mark H. Reddig, associate editor
Reddig can be reached at email@example.com.