Reunion Update

Reunion Update, 5 December 2016

New Information for 2017 Reunion

Reunion Dates:    9 – 13 October 2017

Hotel:   French Lick Springs Hotel
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, In 47432
Phone:  812-936-9300
FAX: 812-936-5944
Ask for 1st Battalion 4th Marines Retreat
Reservations must be received by 9 September 2017

Reunion Update as of 18 January 2017

For those that will be flying to the Reunion

The closest Airport to French Lick, Indiana is the Louisville, Ky Airport. The hotel will provide transportation to and from the Louisville Airport. When you make your air flight or hotel reservations ask for the 1st Battalion 4th Marines Reunion Coordinator, or Tessa Jones. Let them know that you will be flying into the reunion and you request transportation from the Louisville Airport.

They will need the following information:

Name of Airlines you’re using.
The Flight Number and
Date and time you will be arriving.

The transportation will be there awaiting your arrival. If there is more that one person or couple arriving on the same date, but at different times (within a half hour of each other) the shuttle or SUV will await the latest arrival before coming back to hotel. They will await as many flights as possible if many are arriving on or about the same time.

The mode of transportation will be according to the number of passengers arriving at that time.

More to follow

Room Rates:     Includes two persons per room, (breakfast not included) prices as follows;

     $89.00 room rate, no meal is included with room rates.  With the hotel being a Gambling Resort and caters to the public, no built in breakfasts could be negotiated with hotel.  Breakfast is served in several restaurants in hotel.  The Breakfast Buffet, which is priced at $16.00 per person, was recommended by hotel.  This price was also non-negotiable through the hotel.

Room rates are set at $89.00 per night through the week; Monday thru Thursday 9-12 Oct 2017, with check-out on Friday 13 Oct 2017.

During this time of year hotel is at full capacity during each weekend and hotel rates are set at $129.00 and up. If you wish to come or stay one or two days before or after the reunion, the going rate will be $129.00 per day for dates outside of our posted dates 9-13 October 2017. This was also non-negotiable through hotel.

Because of the numerous activities in and around French Lick, no tours will be offered through the Association. You will be on your own to pick and choose, which tours or activities you wish to attend. Because of the variety of rides and tours, we chose not to include any of our choices. If you decided another tour or ride was more to your liking than what was chosen, you would have already paid for an existing ride and money would not be refundable.

The Hotel furnishes the transportation to any activity or tour you wish to attend. Brochures will be provided in your packets at Check-in. Check at Front Desk for time and dates of the tour transportation you wish to take.  Transportation will be provided each day of reunion.

These are some of the tours recommended by hotel;
West Baden Museum
French Lick Scenic Railroad (highly recommended)
Horseback Riding
Golfing and Lazer Tag
French Lick Winery Tour
Trollie Tours
Wilstem Ranch and more.

                   Reunion Agenda, 9-13 Oct 2017

Monday Oct 9, 2017      Meet and Greet

Tuesday/Wednesday Oct 10-11 2017 Free Day to do as you please. There were too many tours and sites to see for the Reunion Group to Choose. So it was being left up to the individual guests. All attractions are made through hotel, they will provide transportation if needed. Transportation is provided to all attractions

Thursday Oct 12 2017      Association Meeting at 10:00 AM, Dinner will be held at the Patoka Lake Winery.

Friday Oct 13, 2017           Breakfast, Good Byes and See You Next Year

Reunion Registration Forms are not ready at this date.

This years Battalion Reunion will be held at French Lick Springs Hotel
8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, In. 47432,
Phone 812-936-5827.
The below map will give you driving directions from anywhere you may depart driving to the hotel. Just place the address of where you are departing (A) and address you will be arriving (B) and your driving directions will appear.
Good luck, if you get lost don’t blame the map or the person who made it up.

Driving Directions


8 thoughts on “Reunion Update

  1. Why would you choose In. in October? The low is 22 degrees with a high of 43 degrees. No vert comfortable for older people.

  2. The first two weeks of October have been very warm and great for activities outside for the last few years. I have lived within 60 miles of French Lick my entire life, minus the four years I spent in our Marine Corps. I for one will be there.
    David East
    2531 radio

    • Stan,
      There will be a speaker, unknown at this point, and it is meet and greet and have as much fun as you wish. There will be a meeting place, food will be available along with some drinks of your choice. As I say to all who makes their first reunion – if come to one you’ll be back.


  3. I cannot attend my 50th year reunion is in October. My name is Bradley Null (Ben). I was ib Battalion HdQts, file clerk, and Jeep driver, from Feb 1st till mid November when we were pulled out. If some one wants to contact me feel free to give out e-mail address, thanks Ben……………

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