An Association of Allied Military Advisors in Southeast Asia
& Their Foreign Counterparts
Meetings & Reunions
Columbus, Georgia
September 21-25 Reunion
Reunion Coordinators Ray Robison and Lewis Grissaffi have begun the planning for a MACV Advisor Reunion, sponsored by COUNTERPARTS, to be held at Fort Benning, Georgia, Sept 21 through 25, 2021.
The site of the reunion will be The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus,
5351 Sidney Simons Blvd, Columbus, GA 31904.

Click here for a Map of the Hotel Location

Telephone: 1-866-568-0896
Room Code: "Counterparts Reunion"
Room Rate: $143.04 Includes taxes & fees ($119.00 + 16% taxes + $5.00 fee)

Reservation Cut-off Date: SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

Room Rate includes two free breakfasts per room and free parking
The hotel has a 10 passenger van available for trips up to three miles

For planning purposes, please send an Email to Ray Robison if you plan to attend (circumstances permitting).

To follow later

Ray and Lewis have enlisted COUNTERPARTS members Bill Miller from South Carolina, and Jerry Hughes and Lou Rothenstein from Georgia to assist on the ground in Columbus.

Tours will be coordinated through the Public Affairs office at Fort Benning, to include visits to the lst Security Force Assistance Brigade, the 200-foot tower at the Airborne School, the Army Ranger School, and the Infantry Museum (Depending upon availability).

Coordination will be made for individual recorded interviews with various Military Historians, similar to the interviews done at the Houston Reunion. Members who participate will be provided copies of their interview.

The Village Market will also be open for purchases of COUNTERPARTS material.

We want to invite all COUNTERPARTS members to emerge from the long hibernation in their COVID Cocoons and spread their wings in flight to Ft. Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Along the way, we suggest you also invite fellow former MACV advisors to join with COUNTERPARTS in the spirit of camaraderie. Also if you know of any Advisory Teams, MAT teams or other Advisory units that might want to join us in our Reunion, please invite them.

Non-COUNTERPARTS members are reminded that by paying Registration fees, they can participate in our social activities but will be excluded from our business meeting. Those groups that come as separate teams can plan their own mini-meetings between scheduled events.

Vietnam Advisors are rapidly becoming a dying breed, so we need to take every opportunity to gather in camaraderie and fellowship.

Just know that when you arrive at our Reunion, you may not know anyone but by the time you leave you will know many other former Co Vans who walked in your boots.

More details will follow as the planning develops. Additional information on the 2021 Reunion will also be published on our Website at and on our Facebook page.

Comments and recommendations on the proposed Reunion Plan should be sent to COUNTERPARTS Commander Grant McClure at as well as the Hosts Ray Robison and Lewis Grisaffi

For planning purposes, please send an Email to Ray Robison if you plan to attend (circumstances permitting).