01/24/20

Paver Ceremony Registration

For those of you planning to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and other festivities during the Vietnam Veterans Day weekend ceremonies at Goodfellow.  To register for the events, please follow the link below and complete the forms.

http://www.vietnam50thcpp.com/rsvp-vietnam-veterans-day-ceremony

The revised RSVP form has been checked out and is operating as
designed.  The base visitor control office  pledged
maximum support to ensure all visitors are quickly processed
through the base entry control.

This link is already posted on www.ec47.com.  Joe Martin and Tom Nurre
will maintain the master listing.  

01/7/20

EC-47 Memorial Pavers for KIAs

As most of you probably know, a Plaza with about 1,000 pavers and bronze plate inserts is being constructed at the EC-47 Memorial Display at Goodfellow AFB.  A proposal has been made to purchase a block of 4×8 pavers for our Fallen Eagles.  The plan is to acquire a total of 38 pavers for all the crewmembers killed.  2 pavers will be used for ‘introduction of the USAFSS and TEWS crews” and then the individual pavers will be grouped by crews.  Below is a diagram of the placement of the KIA pavers (highlighted in yellow).

A special bronze plate has been tentatively designed for each of the KIA pavers.  It will be approximately the size of the velcro name patch we wore on our flight suits.   A couple proposals for engravings are below.  

Whatever format is selected, all 36 KIA paver plaques will be engraved identically.

With your tacit approval, I plan to send $850 of the reunion raffle funds to pay for the pavers for the 6994th fallen eagles.  For those of you that do not attend our reunions, but would like to contribute to this endeaver, contributions gratefully accepted.

Please send checks made out to the 6994th Security Squadron to:

Rick Yeh  2709 Briggs Road   Silver Spring, MD  20906-3722

As the pavers are acquired, buyers are supposed to receive e-mail with photos of the pavers they acquired, both for themselves and in honor of another crewman.  I plan to start a webpage formatted similar to the Rogues Gallery to show off these pavers.  Therefore, when you receive your photo, please forward to me, along with the paver number so  I can post the photos on the site.  I also plan to post some grid maps similar to the KIA grid map to make it easier to find the different pavers once the project is completed.  Again, your help is needed to get a jump on this effort by sending me your paver number and size once you order your paver.  That way I can get your paver photo ready to insert in the formatted mat once the actual photo arrives.

I appreciate your help!!

Rick

 

12/25/19

Fallen Eagle – Bob Thomas

Sadly,  Charlie Phippin notified us that Bob Thomas passed away around 10PM, 24 Dec 2019 after a long illness.  No further information is available at this time.  RIP Bob.

12/11/19

Ailing Crewmember – L.C. Cooley

It’s been reported that L.C. Cooley was recovering from a severe case of pneumonia, but has now been hospitalized at Vanderbuilt University Hospital with failing kidneys.  If you would like to send him a card or contact him:

L.C. Cooley

170 Foxfire Road

Paris, TN  38242

thecooleez (at) yahoo.com

06/26/19

Ailing Crewmember – Duane Larkin

Shirley & Bob Hull report that Duane Larkin, Pleiku /68 and Thailand/70 has been
diagnosed with Parkinsons and placed in a home for disabled in San Antonio. Duane is unable to  walk and has difficulty speaking.  He only understands little of what is said to him.  Cards and visitors welcome.

Autumn Leaves of Westover Hills
Duane Larkin
10107 Military Drive West
Room 146
San Antonio, Texas 78251

04/28/19

Passed Spouse – Joy Phippin

We regret to inform you that Joy Phippin, wife of Charlie Phippin passed away on 26 April 2019 after a long illness and battle with cancer.  Joy attended many of our reunions and we will miss her dearly.  RIP Joyce.