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.

TOW Platoon 2018 Reunion Facebook Event Page

Schedule

(The schedule is currently under development and may change as NOLA Navy Week finalizes their events.)

Thursday, April 19: Arrive in New Orleans

Friday, April 20:
9:30 AM: Meet in lobby of Wyndham Hotel
10:30AM-11AM: Private tour of USS Kearsarge (Free)
11:30AM Lunch at Magazine Pizza across the street from the WW2 Museum
After lunch: Visit the National WW2 Museum

  • Admission $27 Adults
  • Open 9AM-5PM
  • Museum Parking: 0–1 Hours $5; 1–3 Hours $8; 3–7 Hours $10; 7–12 Hours $16 (Additional parking nearby.)

7:30PM: Dinner at Mother’s Restaurant

After dinner: Opportunity to visit Bourbon Street

Saturday, April 21:
11AM: Breakfast/Lunch at Jimmy J’s Cafe (very near the hotel)
Afternoon: Tour Navy Ships

  • Tall Ships 12PM-5PM Free Admission Open to the Public
  • Navy Ships 9AM-5:00PM Free Admission Open to the Public

7:30PM Reunion Dinner Banquet at Manning’s Restaurant

  • 519 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Location at Google Maps
  • Casino valet parking is located at the foot of Canal Street and garage parking is located at 501 Convention Center Blvd., next to Harrah’s Hotel. Validated garage self parking when you spend $25 or more.

After dinner: Bourbon Street Bar Crawl

Hotel Information

Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter (Preferred Hotel)

Wyndham Hotel TOW Platoon Reunion Booking Link

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. Individuals will be responsible for making their own reservations. (The block of 10 hotel rooms deal has expired.) The hotel is the Reunion HQ.

Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter
124 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 529-7211
Location at Google Maps

Maps