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John Dodd

Kokomo Sept 2018

Kokomo Reunion at the healing field on route 26, September 13 to 16,  2018.  Wildthing  crew will arrive on the 12th to set up. Again we will be in front of the big flag by the stage unless things are changed. I am leaving some old comments and pictures here. Hotel reservations must be made early as the rooms are usually gone by March. call and Make them. You can always cancel if needed.  Kokomo city is about 6 miles  Hotels are 7 to 10 miles. Some of the Wild Thing group stay at the Super 8 or Holiday Inn Express in Gas City about 18 miles away. For more info  Motel 6 is just a place to sleep, coffee. We allways go to Choo Choo McGoos for breakfast, Best in town. Some hotel Info listed below.


HOTEL PRICE’S For Sept. 13-16, 2018

Together with the Kokomo Chamber of Commerce we have contacted several hotel’s to promote Veterans discounts for the September Reunion. 


Quality Inn & Suites(formerly Fairfield Inn) $80.00 plus tax
Phone: 765-453-8822 (you must call this number to receive this rate)

Super 8 – $89.99 plus tax
Phone: 765-455-3288 (you must call this number to receive this rate)

Comfort Inn – 99.00 plus tax
Phone: 765-452-5050 (you must call this number & ask for E-Troop rate)

La Quinta Inn & Suites (formerly Holiday Inn Express) contacting new owner at this time.

Motel 6 (contact early fills up fast)
Phone: 765-457-8211 

Days Inn – No general Veterans discount rate but several groups stay there for discounted rate.
Phone: 765-450-9766

Baymont Inn & Suites – Have not heard back from Manager.
Phone: 765-459-8001

Courtyard by Marriott – Offering a 15% Veterans discount off of regular Rate 
Phone: 765-453-0800

Hampton Inn & Suites – Rate $159.00 no Veterans discount offered. 
Phone: 765-459-8001


All discounted rates expire July 1st 2018                                                                 


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John Dodd

50 Years of Wildthing

I expect lots of Vietnam songs came in 1966. I had forgot that Sam Kinson and Jim Bakers Jessica Hahn also did Wildthing. The Troggs nailed it.

John Dodd

KOKOMO The Place to Be

KOKOMO Wildthing campsite Time to bring the next event to the top. 17 to 20 Sept, 2015 Kokomo, Indiana with the Wildthing and Randys collection of Vehicles. This year Tom Throne will bring The Untouchable Guntruck. Lest not forget Sharons great cooking. See you there in front of the big flag.  

John Dodd

KOKOMO Sept. 2014 with 815th Engr.

Kokomo has come to a end. Lots of Trans and Engineer guys stopped by. Al Merritt and Ron Kendall came and spent some time with us. Sharon, Web and the ladies fixed some great food, so we are 5 pounds heavier. I have started a photo gallery for all to see. Thanks to the Wildthing crew for making another year a success. If you plan to come next year, google motels in Kokomo and Gas city. Reservation should be made in Jan to insure a room or go to  to see about a camping site.

Fredo Kokomo, 2014

Al Merritt (Fredo)