Some of the items below are in PDF format, so that your computer must have an Adobe
Reader in order for you to view them. If you are unable to open these
items, go to
download and install the free version on you computer. If the file is
more than a few pages in length, we suggest that you do not attempt to
print it now, as longer files will take an unduly long time, and jam
this web site. Instead, we suggest that you save the file
to your computer, by "clicking " on the "save" icon on the left
side of the task bar immediately above the document, select the folder
into which you would like the file to be saved on your computer, and
then click on the "Save" button. Then read the document
at your leisure and enjoy!
For Ed Crogan's story about a Camp David front gate security incident
during the 1950's click here.
For more memories of Camp David by Joe Westner, click click here.
Bob Sears at Shangri-La - 1945
The "Toast Detail" - Camp Shangri-La, 1945
(Items submitted by Bob Sears)
Main Gate at Camp David - 1957 - Note anchor next to the
Gate House — After all, it's a Navy installation!
Cabins at Camp David - 1957
(Shown is James Albright, now deceased)
(Camp David Thanksgiving Menu - 1957)
(Above items submitted by Joe Ruszkowski)
(Above items submitted by Joe Mryncza)
L-R): Gunny Ben Smith, Ceremonial Guard Company (deceased), M. Harold Macmillan,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower, President
of the United States, 1953-61
(Submitted by Tom McHale)
President Eisenhower and Chairman Nikita Kruschev, U.S.S.R.
at Camp David - 1959
David Eisenhower bowling at Camp David.
The Gate House - 1959
The Mess Hall - 1959
Aspen Lodge and the Pond
Aspen Lodge from the South
(Items submitted by Bob Rowe)
Presidential Guard Duty at Camp David
Les Gillenwater at the Main Gate in 1960
(above item submitted by Les Gillenwater)
President Eisenhower and his wife Mamie in front of Aspen Lodge,
the Presidential Retreat
5-25-18 ... Additional information on this photo. A floor to ceiling reprint of this photo is on the wall at the Camp David Administration Building. The Navy sent me a larger print back in the early 1990's to identify the 3rd Platoon Marines in the back row-next to me is Bill Freeman (deceased). If memory serves me right, the photo was taken at around 9 AM on May 1, 1960. A few hours later, President Eisenhower heard about the downing of the U-2 (Gary F. Powers.) ... Don Keelan, Ceremonial Guard Company, 1957-1960, Arlington, VT
(above item submitted by Bob Rowe)
Aspen Lodge - 1971
Patrick Kevin Tow with President Reagan and the First Lady - 1981
1983 - President Reagan eats with the troops.
Celebrating winning the softball championship at Ft Richie
in rear - Cpl Soto and Cpl Shedd
in front - Cpl Nasse and then Capt (now MajGen) Zilmer
The 2nd platoon of B Company
Camp 3 Starboard watch
1981 Marine Corps Birthday - Camp David Style:
(Items submitted by Jerome Snowden)
Duty at Shangri-La (Camp David), Cabin C2 in the Fall of 1947 and includes:
B.J. Chilton (standing with cap), A. "Jack" Robertson (squatting), and 3rd person - unknown
Don Keelan's Camp David chart
Submitted by Don Keelan, CPA, Ceremonial Guard Company, 1957-1960, Arlington, VT
Don Keelan's article, "Straight Talking Marine"
Don Keelan's article, "The Camp David Story"
Anyone having additional submissions for this page should send them
to: webmaster @ 8thandI.com
Contact us at:cgccontact @ 8thandI.com - 8th&I Reunion Association
Return to top of page
©Copyright - All Rights Reserved - May 2017
8th & I Reunion Association
Design and Layout
by BT Productions