Mark your calendars! The TOW Platoon, 1st Marines 2018 Reunion will be held in New Orleans on April 19-22, 2018 during NOLA Navy Week. We’ll have a chance to visit the World War 2 National Museum, tour Navy ships, eat fine Southern cooking, wreak havoc on Bourbon Street, and most importantly, meet up with our brothers of mighty TOW Platoon. The reunion is for the Marines (and Sailors) of TOW Platoon based at Camp Horno, Camp Pendleton, California in the ’80s and ’90s. All Marines, families and friends of TOW Platoon are encouraged to attend.
(The schedule is currently under development and may change as NOLA Navy Week finalizes their events.)
Thursday, April 19: Arrive in New Orleans (possible dinner location will be announced).
Saturday, April 21:
Tour Navy Ships (we will try to secure a private tour)
Reunion Dinner Banquet
Bourbon Street Bar Crawl
Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter (Preferred Hotel)
We have secured a block of 10 hotel rooms at the Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter. This hotel is in close proximity to reunion events. We may have the option to receive more rooms at the same price if the first 10 rooms are booked in good time.
Individuals will be responsible for making their own reservations. Reservations can be made by calling (504) 529-7211 and mentioning Tow Platoon 1st Marines Military Reunion block. Individual reservations must be made by the cut-off date of 45 days before arrival.
Rates: $129 per night (see below for details)
La Galerie Hotel
We have also secured a block of 25 rooms at the La Galerie Hotel in central New Orleans. This hotel is also in close proximity to reunion events (see maps below) and the Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter hotel.
Individuals will be responsible for making their own reservations. Reservations can be made by calling (504) 592-7700 and mentioning Tow Platoon 1st Marines Military Reunion block. Individual reservations must be made by the cut-off date of March 19th, 2018.
Check-in time is 3:00PM. Check-out time is 11:00AM.
Thursday, April 19: $135 (plus taxes)
Friday & Saturday: $195 (plus taxes)
La Galerie Hotel
131 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Above: Proximity of La Galerie Hotel to Bourbon Street and Jackson Square. Bourbon Street is 0.6 miles from the hotel and runs from Canal Street to near the top of the map. Jackson Square is the park in the upper right corner of the map (near Cafe Du Monde).
Above: The National WWII Museum is 0.9 miles from the hotel.
Above: Mother’s Restaurant is 0.3 miles from the hotel.