62nd Highway Patrol (MP)
 Germany      1948 - 1958

Reunion  Information


Highway Patrol reunion.




Unfortunately, the 2017 event was

 reluctantly  cancelled due to insufficient

 registration & interest!





Should any of our members, associates, and friends desire to meet with others from our group, the HP website and webmaster will be available to assist in advertising, publicizing, and communicating details and dates for any possible future gatherings.  Unfortunately, the HP association, organization, or group is unable to provide any formal financial or logistical support, and cannot enter into any contractual contracts. 


That said, nothing should preclude, hamper, or hinder any informal gathering or meeting between interested members of our organization.  Anyone should feel free to "step up to the plate" and plan, suggest, or make any arrangements for any future activities.







Previous Reunions:

The 2017 (21st annual) reunion meeting was reluctantly cancelled due to insufficient registration and interest!  It was scheduled to be held at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, WV, October 3 - 5, 2017.


The 2016 (20th annual) reunion meeting was held in Saint Augustine, FL on September 13, 14, & 15, 2016.  Once again we met at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites hotel located in the historic district.  Eight couples were in attendance and the group had dinner together Tuesday evening at the hotel.  On Wednesday, we took a trolley tour of St. Augustine and then saw various sights.  Most enjoyed a seafood spot for dinner.  Thursday brought more sightseeing and the annual short meeting followed by dinner together at a nearby restaurant.  Everyone there agreed that they wanted to continue meeting each year. 


We gathered together each evening (and several other times) at the hotel lobby and reminisced.  Many stories were told as we relived some of our adventures with the Highway Patrol.  All seemed to have a good time.  Paul & Theresa Elmstrom, (FL) made the arrangements for this reunion.  They were aided by Wayne & Rosemarie Leviska, (FL).  George & Carol Eder, (WI) traveled the furthest distance.  Others present included Gerd (Fritz) & Nancy Konieczny, TN); John & Lynn Hofman, (FL); Cordy & Walburga Winburn, (SC) and Cordy’s son Richard and his wife  Larry & Lillian Linville (VA) were also there.  Several members had to cancel their reservations due to medical situations.  Ray Emala had planned to attend but a persisting problem forced him to miss the gathering, however, he sent some Highway Patrol belts and buckles that he had arranged to be made to the reunion with the stipulation that proceeds from their sale would be donated to the association.  That was done, and we thank him for his efforts on behalf of the 82nd HP.  Eugene and Patricia Klompus also had to cancel at the last minute as Pat was not feeling up to par.  Gene kept in touch with what was happening and provided input.



he 2015 (19th annual) reunion meeting was held in Mount Airy, N.C. on September 15, 16 & 17, 2015.  Our hotel venue was the Quality Inn.  Fifteen members, spouses and guests attended.  John and Eileen Marshal were with us each day and gave tours of the area and many sites.  The group ate dinner together each evening, twice at 14 Bones where we enjoyed fine cosine.  Many of us ate lunch daily at Barney's Restaurant (Barney Fife).  Although the turnout was small, all had fun and agreed that they wished to continue with the annual activity.

The 2014 (18th annual) reunion meeting was held in Ocean City, Maryland on September 23, 24, and 25.  The location was the venue was Grand Hotel and Spa which was located on the boardwalk and faced the ocean.  The hotel offered several amenities and Ocean City had a number of places to visit and see including the Assateague National Seashore area and its wild ponies.  We also had some rain, however, we had very good companions, with 26 members and guest present.  We enjoyed gathering in the hospitality room and we all enjoyed a dinner together at a facility in the hotel.

The 2013 (17th annual) reunion meeting was held on October 1, 2, & 3 2013 in historic  Williamsburg, VA. at the Clarion Hotel Historic District.   We had 38 members, spouses, and guests present.   We enjoyed the amenities of Colonial Williamsburg and the hotel provided a nice spacious hospitality room for our daily use which "Smitty" and his son Jeffery kept stocked for our pleasure.   We enjoyed a sit down, family style , colonial dinner while a lady dressed in period costume as Martha Washington read several original letters from General Washington that he had written to his wife from the battle lines while he engaged the British troops during the Revolutionary War years.  This was followed by our business meeting where some very important but hard decisions regarding our future reunions were decided.  See the above section.

The  2012 (16th annual) reunion meeting was held on October 2, 3, & 4, 2012 at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Charleston, SC.  A group of twenty-one members and guests enjoyed the dinner, hospitality, and gathering.  The usual business was discussed as was the need for more articles for the White Mice.

The 2011 (15th annual) reunion meeting was held on October 4, 5, & 6, 2011 at the Park Grove Inn in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Great weather, many attractions, the Great Smokey mountains all added to another great reunion.  Thirty-three members and guests enjoyed themselves as usual.  Some of our members could not attend due to illness and incapacitation.  Gerd and Nancy Konieczny set up the hospitality room and coordinated the arrangements for the meal which was served.  We all missed Smitty and Irmgard as this is one of the very few meetings that Smitty has not been able to attend.  His presence, guidance, memories and stories always help to make any meeting a success.

The 2010 (14th annual) reunion meeting was held on October 5, 6, & 7, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in St. Augustine, Florida.  We enjoyed nice weather, a sightseeing tram tour of the city and the many attractions.   Our hosts, and those that assisted in the other many ways helped to make this reunion and meeting another outstanding one.  (I have not attended one that was not memorable in one way or another.)  You can read Smitty's article in The White Mice for a more detailed report of the meeting.   As usual, we enjoyed each others company and the stories and remembrances.

The 2009 (13th annual) reunion meeting was held on October 5, 6, & 7, 2009 in the picturesque town of Mt. Airy, NC, the town where actor Andy Griffith grew up. here.   55 people attended, and I think that a good time was enjoyed by all in attendance.  Most of us enjoyed a police car tour of the town, and enjoyed visiting, shopping and the friendly people.  The meeting was well attended as was the final dinner together.  The meal was great and the comradeship as usual was outstanding.  This was the largest turnout so far.  Lets hope that we will see even more of our members at the next one!

The 2008  (12th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel in Williams, Arizona on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of October 2008.  While only eight members were able to attend the actual group totaled twenty-eight people in all.  A Grand Canyon scenic train trip was made to the Canyon followed by a canyon rim bus tour and an overnight stay at the Maswik Hotel at the Canyon.   A good time was had by all attending.

The 2007  (11th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Settle Inn in Branson, MO, September 4, 5, & 6, 2007.    Over thirty-six members and guests enjoyed the amenities of Branson and the camaraderie of being with friends and associates.  Illness and medical procedures kept some of us from attending this one (your webmaster included) so I cannot give you an accurate report on everything that occurred.  Perhaps there will be more information from those that attended that we can post later.

The 2006 (10th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Williamsburg, Virginia on October 10, 11, & 12, 2006.  Fifty members and guests attended the meeting and colonial style dinner.  As usual, good camaraderie was found among the attendees.  A lot of stories were remembered and told in the hospitality room.  Many visited Colonial Williamsburg.  Some of us visited the U.S. Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, VA.   Gerd arranged for some to take a cruise on a sailing ship from Yorktown.  Another great reunion.  Some new members present for the first time.  Make your plans to attend the next one!

The 2005 (9th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Holiday Inn - Chattanooga Choo-Choo in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 11, 12, & 13, 2005.  47 members, spouses and guests attended the meeting and dinner.  Chattanooga had a lot to see and do.  Some of us rode the inclined railway up over the city.  Others had a nice visit to the tow truck museum and enjoyed a bar-b-que dinner afterward.

The 2004 (8th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC., October 5-7, 2004.  A dinner buffet and annual meeting was held on the evening of the 7th.  27 members, 34 spouses and guests attended.  A special recognition award was bestowed upon our founding officer and president emeritus, Edward F. "Smitty" Smith.

The 2003 (7th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Stardust Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 5-8, 2003.  Approximately 36 members and guests were in attendance.

The 2002  (6th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, October 6-8, 2002.  25 members with 22 guests attended.  Six members were attending for the first time.  There may have been a couple of drop-bys who visited one evening or another as well.  A good time was had by all.

The 2001 (5th annual) reunion meeting was held at the Quality Inn in Rapid City, South Dakota,  September 10-12, 2001.  26 members & 25 guests were present.

The 2000 (4th annual) reunion was held at the Drawbridge Inn in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky (across the river from Cincinnati, OH), October 3-5, 2000.  27+ members & 22 guests were present.

The 1999 (3rd annual) reunion was held at the Silverton Hotel-Casino at Las Vegas, Nevada, October 4-7, 1999.  43 members & 23 guests attended.

The 1998 (2nd annual) reunion was held in Branson, Missouri, October 1-3, 1998.  17 members & 11 guests attended.

The 1997 (1st  reunion was held in Atlantic City, NJ in 1997.


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