Meet your BVA Vice President

October 10, 2019

Kevin Ayers is a familiar name to many Beirut Vets and family members and now he is your BVA Vice President.  Kevin joined the Corps in 1980 and served in Beirut with the 2531 Radio Men with MSSG 24 from May to November 1983 as Lance Corporal.  Kevin returned to Camp Lejeune where he was stationed with the 2nd Medical battalion until leaving the Corps in 1984.

After leaving the Corps, Kevin entered the commercial printing industry where he has worked since 1987.

Kevin has been very involved in the BVA for the last decade in an informal capacity as a life member.  Though he has not held a formal office until now, he has been very involved, including participating in the Memorial Day parade for 8 years and attending the Memorial in North Carolina during the past 12 years, making it there more frequently in the past 5 years.  

Other than the BVA, Kevin is involved with the American Legion, VFW, and local Sportsman’s Club where he served as president for 5 years.   

In his spare time Kevin enjoys kayaking, hunting, and fishing. He enjoys the outdoors and gets to travel for work.     

Kevin says he is looking forward to working with the board and for members in the future.  He also wants members to feel free to contact him for any needs or questions. His email is [email protected]  

 

The Beirut Memorial in Struthers Ohio will take place on October 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  The memorial will take place at the Peacekeepers Memorial near Hamilton Lake on Poland Ave. at Hamilton Blvd. and Fifth St.
Do you know about a local upcoming memorial event?  Let us know so we can add it to the website and let our BVA family know about it.

 

Friday October 4th through Sunday October 6th.
Holiday Inn - rooms under Fall Veterans Memorial or BVA/Beirut Veterans
Address7701 Reynolds Rd, Mentor, OH 44060
Smokers: Studio 6, next door.
Address7677 Reynolds Rd, Mentor, OH 44060

Itinerary:

Friday evening.  Arrival. Likely subs, wings and pizza in the reserved Parker Conference Room.  
Saturday.  Memorial is at the Mentor Civic Center at 1215.  Immediately following, Beirut Veterans convoy to Cpl. David Daugherty Park for a Remembrance of Sgt. Manny Cox's Squad of 8 KIA.
All will return to Gunny's Hall, Col. Justice Chambers Detachment 555 of the Marine Corps League for chow.
Rest & Relaxation.
Dinner will likely be Smoky Bones in the Parker Room with more stories and camaraderie, possibly with libations present.. 

Indiana Service Members Killed in Beirut Memorial Dedication

When: September 21, 2019 at noon

Where: HWY 49 and Porter Ave.  Chesterton, Indiana.  

Reception immediately following at the American Legion Post 170 at 798 Wabash Ave. Chesterton, Indiana.

Archives

  • Vol. XXVII Issue I - Jan/Feb 2017 - 33 Year Beirut Remembrance. The Ties that Bind Us. RSII-Jan-Feb-2017.pdf (1.3 MBs)
  • Vol. XXVI Issue I - July/Aug 2016 - 32 Year Beirut Remembrance. Another Successful Remembrance; Looking Ahead to 2016 RSII-July-Aug-2016.pdf (1.5 MBs)
  • Vol. XXII, Issue 1 – August/September 2014 - AugSep2014.pdf (6.9 MBs)