Photographs of activities by the
Northern Recon Group in 1982!
members gather for a driver's brief before starting out on the six hour
drive to Patterson in 1982. Bob Thelander was the convoy commander.
Thelander discusses safety items before the convoy departs Oroville.
Many of the members decided to wear OD to make the convoy more
of the NRG work together putting up our camp flag pole at Patterson in
1982. Teamwork always set the group apart! Many more things can be
completed while working together as a team.
members work together setting up camp and the community center.
Patterson was held in April each year and rain was a threat
The Oroville Group really worked togther as a team and the community center was a focal point for activities.
at Patterson in 1982 was a feast! All of our members ate well and
looked forward to a busy day. Many new vehicles arrived from Los
Angeles, Nevada and even Utah!
Oroville Group wore their yellow shirts to show teamwork! Here they
are sitting on M-215 Dump Truck at Patterson in 1982.
Thelander organizes and lines up our convoy home. We had about
fourteen vehicles in our convoy. We even had convoy signs on the convoy
commander (Convoy Follows) and last vehicle (Convoy Ahead) for safety.
We even used original radios to coordinate the convoy. Lee Hutchins
provided the radios and expertise for the group!
convoy pulls out of Patterson 1982. Many of the supplies were
loaded in the trailer. Notice the dirt on the tires!!!
Thelander leads the convoy out of Patterson in 1982. All of the
vehicles followed along with no problems on the six hour trip home.
The Oroville Group lines up another convoy en route to Quincy in August of 1982. John Whittier was the convoy commander.
Whittier takes the convoy up Highway 70 through some beautiful
scenery. The sounds of jeep horn could be heard in the tunnels. What
an enjoyable trip.
California Army National Guard pulled Bob Thelander's M-16 halftrack
for the parade in Quincy. The National Guard senior leadership
supported our group and we supported their events. John Whittier and
Stan Starkey were both members of the National Guard.
The convoy arrived at the Keddie Resort, just outside of Quincy to spend the night. Many were happy to be there!
The NRG members ate dinner at the Keddie Resort in 1982. The next day was the Quincy parade and then trip home.
Bob Thelander holds his M-5 Stuart Tank Cake at the 1982 NRG Christmas Party in the Thelander home.
Starkey shows off a new item for Camp Patterson. The 1982 NRG
Christmas Party was fun for everyone as everyone had the opportunity to
take home an OD gift. Each person would bring an OD gift and put it
under the tree. That person received a ticket with a chance to pick a
gift from the tree. Stan did pretty good with his ticket!
1982 NRG Christmas Party was a time to reflect on the years events. 8
mm movies were shown of some of the events. The home movies were a