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South Florida Chapter
Tony Altobell, Secretary / Treasurer
Post Office Box 22476
Fort Lauderdale FL 33335-2476

Spring Picnic, SUNDAY, March 16th, 2003 -TOPEEKEEGEE YUGNEE PARK ( TY Park )

Take I-95 to Hollywood Florida Exit At Sheridan Street or Stirling Road - Go West about a mile to Park Road - Turn North from Sheridan or South from Stirling another mile or so to the main park entrance - Follow the signs to the 82nd Airborne! Pavilion (#1) - Turn to your (military) right just inside the Park's Main Entrance.

The March 16th Picnic begins Sunday at about 11:00 AM for the early-birds, about noon for the rest of us. Bring your wife (and/or girlfriend) but not both, thank you. Kids and grand-kids of all ages are welcome at what is a really enjoyable family affair. The covered Airborne pavilion is on the banks of a peaceful lake with fish, turtles, ducks and iguanas wandering about.

Before lunch there're coffee and donuts for the early-birds. Most everyone is busy chowing down by noon and the eating and socializing take up the better part of the day. There's a short business meeting which takes place generally around 1:30 or so and never seems to interfere too much with the consumption of the complementary burgers, hotdogs and cold drinks which abound. If you plan on eating more than your share, bring a covered dish of your choice so the rest of us won't starve. We supply coffee and sodas - if you want beer or wine just bring your own.

All members and their families are welcome to attend. Troopers who are not yet members but who want to come to the picnic and check out the South Florida 82nd Airborne Chapter are welcome to do so, and may sign up on the spot to become members themselves. A new membership in The South Florida Chapter of The 82nd Airborne Division Association may just be the best $12.50 you'll spend this year.

AIRBORNE! All The Way!




Norman Julian Gray died 15 February 2003 of cancer at his home in Rodanthe, NC. He was 73.

Born 18 Apr 1929 in Bay Shore, Long Island, NY to LCDR Julian Lewark Gray, USCG (Ret) of Salvo, NC and Bethany Midgett Gray of Rodanthe, NC. He was the grandson of CAPT John Allen Midgett, USCG (Ret) and Jazania Spencer Payne of Wanchese, NC. He graduated from Ft Pierce High School, enlisted in the US Army and was selected for the 82nd Airborne Pathfinders in 1947.

During his 33 years of service in the Armed Forces, he earned his Airborne and Glider wings from Ft Benning, GA in Dec 1947, his Ranger Tab in 1955, became Special Forces qualified in 1964 and Jumpmaster qualified in 1966. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division, the US Army Rangers and the Green Berets where he commanded the 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. His career included more than 1,312 parachute jumps, primarily from the C-119, C-130, C-141 and UH-1.

Consecutively, he began a civilian service career with Southern Bell in Ft. Pierce. He retired after 47 1/2 years from Bell South in 1994. He studied Electrical Engineering while attending the University of Miami. He was a charter member of Florida’s Special Forces Group Airborne Association. He served as the 82nd Airborne Division Association South Florida Chapter’s Chairman for 3 years and their Picnic Chairman for 10 years. He was also an active participant in community service through St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Miami Lakes, FL.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marneen McDonough Gray of Rodanthe, NC; his brothers Allen Eugene Gray (Frances) of Richlands, VA and Cyrus Gerald Gray (Marie) of Norfolk, VA; his sisters Norma Gray Cahoon
(Jack W.) of Manteo, NC; Sheila Gray Eakins (Jack A.) of Brownsburg, IN; and Evelyn Haskell Gray of Ft. Pierce, FL; his daughter, Maj Laura Marneen Gray Foglesong, USAF and son-in-law, Maj David H. Foglesong, USAF of Alexandria, VA; his son, Norman Andrew Gray of Ft Worth, TX; four grandchildren, Kimberly Nicole Gray (Loyal), Lyssa Katelynn Gray, Harrison Andrew Gray and Robert Norman Gray Foglesong; and seven nieces, seven nephews, seven great-nieces and nine great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 22 February at the St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church, 4212 S. Virginia Dare Trail, P.O. Box 445, Nags Head, NC 27959-9188.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the building fund at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church or the Andrews AFB Fisher House, 1076 West Perimeter Road, Andrews AFB, MD 20762.



From: Bob Buffington <rbuff@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 08:15:18 -0500
To: 82nd Airborne Div Assoc South Florida
Subject: Green Light

Norm Gray passed away this morning. Below is the email sent out by Marneen.

Our trooper has made his last jump.

Norman Julian Gray April 18, 1929 / February 15, 2003, died today at 0348.

He fought the good fight right to his last breath. Now he is a peace with The Father.

A memorial Service will be held at St Andrews By The Sea in Nags Head, North Carolina Saturday, February 22, 2003, in the afternoon.

As Always, Marneen/Bonnie

Saint Andrews By The Sea
4212 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head NC 27959-9284
1-252-441-5382

From the November/December 2000
South Florida TROOPER Newsletter

Our Sincere Thanks and Appreciation to Norman J Gray who has spent countless hours and several years compiling and publishing our Newsletter for us. Norm is leaving South Florida for the outer banks of North Carolina where he has plans to restore the family homestead at Cape Hatteras NC to its former glory. Norm plans to remain a member of our South Florida Chapter - you don’t escape that easily Norm - and we look forward to visits from time to time and certainly hope to continue receiving articles or other contributions to our Newsletter / WebSite, as he will be in closer proximity to Fort Bragg than any of us, and should be able to keep us posted on the latest from home.

Norm and his wife Marneen have been virtually indispensable in keeping the food cooking and the soda pop flowing at our regular picnic meetings. We’re going to need several volunteers to pick up the slack and help out where needed at future functions. Norm and Marneen for years opened their home to the Chapter for regular meetings, an act of hospitality which everyone has to agree was above and beyond the call of duty.

Anyone with a tribute they wish to post here regarding Norm
Please send it to us via e-mail by clicking this WebMaster link
We'll try to post as many as possible in a timely manner

AIRBORNE ! All The Way !



From: Marneen M <NGray50827@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 15:56:39 EST
To: BobWirt@82airborne.org
Subject: Re: Green Light for Norm Gray

Bob, Thanks! The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the building fund of St. Andrews by the Sea (address above and below) or:

Andrews Air Force Base Fisher House
care of Janet L. Grampp, Manager
1076 West Perimeter Road
Andrews AFB, Maryland 20762-5465
Phone: 1-301-981-1243

FAX: 1-301-981-7629
http://www.paxriverclinic.med.navy.mil/fh.htm

We couldn't have made it as long as we did without all the help that Ms. Grampp and Fisher House gave us. With the Mid East situation the way it is, many young military families will have need of shelter at Fisher House while their loved ones are being treated at the military hospitals there in the DC area.

A memorial service is being held for Norman at St. Andrews by the Sea Saturday, February 22 at 2 PM.

A block of rooms is reserved at:

Comfort Inn Oceanfront South,
8031 South Old Oregon Inlet Road
Nags Head NC 27959-9487
1-252-441-6315.

God Bless, Marneen M.


From: Bob Buffington <rbuff@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 08:15:18 -0500
To: 82nd Airborne Div Assoc South Florida
Subject: Green Light

Norm Gray passed away this morning. Below is the email sent out by Marneen.

Our trooper has made his last jump.

Norman Julian Gray April 18, 1929 / February 15, 2003, died today at 0348.

He fought the good fight right to his last breath. Now he is a peace with The Father.

A memorial Service will be held at St Andrews By The Sea in Nags Head, North Carolina Saturday, February 22, 2003, in the afternoon.

As Always, Marneen/Bonnie

Saint Andrews By The Sea
4212 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head NC 27959-9284
1-252-441-5382

From the November/December 2000 South Florida TROOPER Newsletter

Our Sincere Thanks and Appreciation to Norman J Gray who has spent countless hours and several years compiling and publishing our Newsletter for us. Norm is leaving South Florida for the outer banks of North Carolina where he has plans to restore the family homestead at Cape Hatteras NC to its former glory. Norm plans to remain a member of our South Florida Chapter - you don’t escape that easily Norm - and we look forward to visits from time to time and certainly hope to continue receiving articles or other contributions to our Newsletter / WebSite, as he will be in closer proximity to Fort Bragg than any of us, and should be able to keep us posted on the latest from home.

Norm and his wife Marneen have been virtually indispensable in keeping the food cooking and the soda pop flowing at our regular picnic meetings. We’re going to need several volunteers to pick up the slack and help out where needed at future functions. Norm and Marneen for years opened their home to the Chapter for regular meetings, an act of hospitality which everyone has to agree was above and beyond the call of duty.

Anyone with a tribute they wish to post here regarding Norm
Please send it to us via e-mail by clicking this WebMaster link
We'll try to post as many as possible in a timely manner

AIRBORNE ! All The Way !



Text of
US Paratroopers License Plate
Proposal for State of Florida
Bill H-0111 Sponsored by Ken Sorensen, PhD,
Florida State Representative, District 120


House 0111: Relating to U.S. Paratroopers License Plate


H111-----------------------GENERAL BILL by Sorensen
U.S. Paratroopers License Plate; creates U.S. Paratroopers license
plate; restricts eligibility to purchase such plates; provides for
distribution of annual use fees received from sale of such plates.
Amends 320.08056,.08058. EFFECTIVE DATE: 07/01/2003.
01/23/03 HOUSE Prefiled
01/29/03 HOUSE Referred to Highway Safety (TR); Transportation; Finance &
                  Tax; Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations
                  (AP); Appropriations
HB 0111 2003
   
1-----------------------A bill to be entitled
2         An act relating to specialty license plates; amending ss.
3   320.08056 and 320.08058, F.S.; creating the U.S.
4   Paratroopers license plate; restricting eligibility to
5   purchase such plates; providing for the distribution of
6   annual use fees received from the sale of such plates;
7   providing an effective date.
8         
9         Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10         
11         Section 1. Paragraph (mm) is added to subsection (4) of
12   section 320.08056, Florida Statutes, to read:
13         320.08056 Specialty license plates.--
14         (4) The following license plate annual use fees shall be
15   collected for the appropriate specialty license plates:
16         (mm) U.S. Paratroopers license plate, $20.
17         Section 2. Subsection (39) is added to section 320.08058,
18   Florida Statutes, to read:
19         320.08058 Specialty license plates.--
20         (39) U.S. PARATROOPERS LICENSE PLATES.--
21         (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 320.08053, the
22   department shall develop a U.S. Paratroopers license plate as
23   provided in this section. U.S. Paratroopers license plates must
24   bear the colors and design approved by the department. The word
25   "Florida" must appear at the top of the plate, and the words
26   "U.S. Paratroopers" must appear at the bottom of the plate. The
27   Airborne Wings and Glider Wings logo must appear in black on the
28   left side of the plate, centered from top to bottom. The plate
29   must have a white background with red and blue letters or
30   numbers.
31         (b) U.S. Paratroopers license plates may only be purchased
32   by current or former U.S. military paratroopers.
33         (c) The department shall retain all revenues from the sale
34   of such plates until all startup costs for developing and
35   issuing the plates are recovered, not to exceed $60,000.
36   Thereafter, the proceeds of the annual use fee shall be
37   distributed to the State Homes for Veterans Trust Fund.
38         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2003.
39

We urge all Troopers To Phone, FAX or e-mail your Florida State Legislators in support of
House Bill: H 0111, Sponsored by Ken Sorensen, PhD, Florida State Representative, District 120
Local Government & Veterans Affairs Committe Chairman
303 House Office Building, 402 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32399-1300
Phone: 1-805-488-9965; FAX: 1-305-853-1949; e-mail:
sorensen.ken@leg.state.fl.us

Submitted by Don Moffett
Director and Past Chairman


South Florida Chapter Member Deployed
Sergeant First Class John White
The Miami Herald
February 5, 2003
Section: Living
Edition: Final
Page: 1E

HEROES AT HOME
DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE, dgehrke@herald.com

Just home from school, they spotted Daddy's U.S. Army-issued bags at the foot of the stairs.

Grace White, 8, began to cry.
``I don't want him to go,'' yelled her brother Nicholas, 7.

Their father, Sgt. First Class John White, had no choice. He was shipping out from Miramar the next day for Fort Stewart near Savannah, Ga., to help train the Florida Army National Guard - and may be dispatched to Iraq if war breaks out. It's his job.

But White, 38, says the heroes are those he's leaving behind: His two children and wife Amy who will be on their own - hundreds of miles from their Texas kin.

``Families are the ones who make the sacrifices,'' he says. ``They are as much soldiers as we are.''

And they're a growing segment of the U.S. Armed Forces.

FAMILIES ON ALERT

The all-volunteer military has transformed the face of the American serviceman or woman; the 18-year-old soldier is now an older family man or woman, complete with spouse, children and mortgage.

Consider: In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, 20 percent of all U.S. Army personnel were married; today 53 percent are - 11 percent married to another soldier - according to statistics supplied by a U.S. Army spokesman, Major Steve Stover. In fact, today's average Army soldier is five years older than his Vietnam counterpart and has an average of two children.

Like the Whites, hundreds of thousands of these families are on high alert.

They're in for tough times, says Ellie Kay, an Air Force pilot's wife and author of the newly published, Heroes at Home: Help & Hope for America's Military Families (Bethany House, $9.99).

``Doing the single-mom thing while worrying about my spouse's safety will at times create so much tension that the thought of plowing through the week without help is almost too much to bear,'' confesses Kay, whose lieutenant colonel husband Bob is on alert to go to Iraq. The Kays have four boys and a daughter, all living at home.

Sgt. White worries about his wife. So does her mother, Debi McFarland in Port Arthur, Texas.

``It totally freaks me out,'' McFarland says. ``It's really hard especially [because] she's alone and she just can't pick up and leave and come home.''

Amy, 28, thinks she can handle it, especially since the first two weeks have been relatively smooth since her husband left for Georgia.

Still, she admits to having a ``little bit more difficult time'' this time, since she is far from a military base where she can talk to other Army spouses or go to the base's Family Assistance Center. They are renting a home in western Miramar from another career Army family that was transferred to the West Coast.

White is stationed in Miami to help train the Florida Army National Guard for combat. He's an 18-year career soldier, a paratrooper who has been in 42 countries and shot at in Panama, Somalia and the Gulf War before marrying Amy nearly nine years ago.

``She's my good luck charm. I haven't been shot at since I met her,'' says White, who wanted to become a soldier after watching the movie Patton. (His permanent paratrooper unit is Patton's 82nd Airborne.)

``It's something I was destined to do,'' White says.

Only this time, he acknowledges, it is harder for him. The last time he went to war was during the Gulf War in 1991, and he wasn't married then.

He remembers the pain of a buddy as they took off to fight in the Gulf War - just as the man's wife was giving birth.

``It puts a strain on families,'' says James Burk, a Texas A&M sociology professor who is a U.S. Armed Forces expert.

FAMILY FOCUS

Still, the military is doing more for families, Burk says. Day-care centers are as common on a military base as tanks, fighter jets and observation towers.

The focus on families reflects the military's changing demographics. After Vietnam, the military became all-volunteer and saw a sharp increase in the number of enlisted troops, like White, who made the military their career and married along the way.

``They can't be denied the right to marry, to have a family,'' Burk said. But it can be hard on the families.

Amy White, for instance, is now deep into her single mom routine. She wakes up at 5 a.m. and has the kids dressed, fed and walking out the door by 7.

LONG, BUSY DAYS

``If it's 7:10, I'll be late for work'' as a bank teller in Weston, she says. She picks up the kids about 91/2 hours later and they settle down at home ``to say hi to each other.''

Then it's time for dinner - sometimes a home-cooked meal, other times sandwiches or cereal. The kids do homework while she preps the meal.

Also squeezed into the days: Grocery shopping, oil changes, house cleaning, laundry, bill paying, even mowing the lawn. The kids help.

``Everyone is a bit frazzled,'' she admits. She delays going to bed until about 11 so she has a little time for herself.

On weekends, they go to movies, pizza houses - something to take their mind off their missing dad.

``It is kind of unsettling because we don't know what's going to happen,'' she says.

The children's anxiety seeps through.

``What if he doesn't come back?'' Grace asks.

``Daddy always comes back,'' White reassures.

She calls his current mission ``a business trip.''

They try to believe her.

During the next month, Sgt. White will train the 564 members of the Florida National Guard's First Battalion of the 124th Infantry. After that, he's scheduled to return home for a brief visit, then he'll either train others or head to Iraq.

Amy tries to reassure her children that their father is well-trained and supplied with the latest technology. Once on the ground after jumping from an airplane, White uses lasers to precisely order firings on a target. His laptop - which he carries with him on missions - helps him pinpoint his location and where he needs to go, often in the dark.

An Army veteran herself - Amy quit only when she had Grace - she is supportive of her husband's career. But that doesn't mean it's easy.

Amy is determined to stay in their Miramar home for the children to finish their school year at Silver Lakes Elementary. Grace is in second grade, Nicholas in first. Nicholas is reading a book about dinosaurs. Grace is a whiz at math.

HOLDING HANDS

On the night before her husband had to leave, Amy held hands with him as they walked their children home from after-school care. Nicholas was excited: He had won first prize and two third places during his class's field day. He dangled his blue and white ribbons in front of his parents. Sgt. White pocketed them carefully.

Meanwhile, Grace raced ahead. ``You run so fast,'' White praised. Not to be outdone, Nicholas yelled, ``Watch me!'' and took off running.

``It's something that I don't think I will ever get used to - leaving them,'' White said. ``But I have faith that God will take care of us.''

So does Amy.

Illustration:color photo: Sgt. John White picking up his children Grace and Nicholas from school (a), Sgt. John White with wife Amy, and children Nicolas and Grace (a), Sgt. White's beret, dog tags, St. Christopher medal and Army Values tag (a)

CANDACE BARBOT/HERALD STAFF FAMILY LIFE: Sgt. White picks up Grace and Nicholas after school at Silver Lakes Elementary.

SURROUNDED: Sgt. John White, with wife Amy and children Nicholas and Grace, is typical of a new kind of soldier - a spouse with family responsibilities. Above are White's beret, dog tags, St. Christopher medal and Army Values tag.

Copyright (c) 2003 The Miami Herald



82nd Airborne Division Association, South Florida Chapter
Chapter Officers Elected At September 2002 TY Park Picnic
and Installed At 2002 Florida All Airborne Days Banquet

Officers for 2002-2003

South Florida Chairman

Robert Buffington
2765 Garden Drive
Cooper City FL 33026-3605
1-954-435-9174
( Helga )

Vice-Chairman

Terry Watts
501 NW 78th Terrace
Plantation FL 33324-1435
1-954-476-6755
( Jan )

Secretary / Treasurer

Tony Altobell
Post Office Box 22476
Fort Lauderdale FL 33335-2476
1-954-583-8081
( ............. )

Judge Advocate

Irv Weinsoff
600 NE 36th Street / PH 3
Miami FL 33137-3945
1-305-573-1666
( Sylvia )


Sergeant-At-Arms

Ron Stirlacci
117 Lake Emerald Drive #303
Oakland Park FL 33309-6269
1-954-730-0773
( Lydia )
Directors for 2002-2003

2002-2003 Director

Gus Vass
4511 Thomas Street
Hollywood FL 33021-3539
1-954-610-5371
( Maureen )

2002-2003 Director

Don Moffett
32 Bunting Drive
Key Largo FL 33037-3003
1-305-453-9991
( Phyllis )
Past National President
and 2002-2003 Director
Jimmy Campillo
3444 SW 53rd Court
Fort Lauderdale FL 33312-5538
1-954-963-1454
( Lucy )

2002-2003 Director

French Shannon
Post Office Box 551776
Fort Lauderdale FL 33355-1776
1-954-472-3721
( Marie )

2002-2003 Director

Stu Franke
5210 SW 22nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale FL 33312-6002
1-954-966-0647
( Elinore )

2002-2003 Director

Bob Wirt
Post Office Box 11280
Fort Lauderdale FL 33339-1280
1-954-565-8123
( Bettye )

Chapter Historian :

Beverlee Niskanen


Don't forget Our next regular meeting will be 8PM on Tuesday, April 15th, 2003, at the:

VFW Post 1966
350 SW 25th Street
Fort Lauderdale FL 33315-2616
Phone 954-765-0791

Just South of State Road 84 ( SW 24th Street ), off SW 4th Avenue, behind and East of the Armory


Have You Paid Your 2003 Association Dues Yet?

If your membership card doesn't say 2003,
you haven't paid for this year.
Please send your check for $12.50 payable to:

82nd Abn Div Assoc So Fl Chapter
c/o Tony Altobell, Sec / Treas
Post Office Box 22476
Fort Lauderdale FL 33335-2476

If you'd like to make it out for a little extra,
anything over the annual $12.50
will go directly to our
South Florida Chapter's BOOSTER FUND
... Thanks for your continued help and support!


Honor Guard of The 82nd Airborne Division
Association Inc, South Florida Chapter

If you’d like to serve on the Honor Guard and
show the colors at various functions, contact

Ron Stirlacci at 1-954-730-0773
or Gus Vass at 1-954-989-2831


We can always use an extra trooper or two (or more)
to fill out our roster and make it to the various parades
or memorial activities when other members may not be
able to attend, to keep the ranks closed and our colors flying.






Got An AIRBORNE Activity You'd Like Everyone To Know About ?

We plan to use the South Florida Chapter WebSite to keep in closer contact and allow for more frequent updates of information regarding Chapter activities and functions.

Contact our WebMaster ( Bob Wirt ) and be sure to send your article or announcement by SnailMail to PO Box 11280, Fort Lauderdale FL 33339-1280; or FAX to 1-954-565-5922; or e-mail ( much preferred ) BobWirt@82airborne.org

The online WebSite as well as our SnailMail Newsletter are only as useful as you make them. If you have a Chapter activity you'd like to announce, please e-mail the particulars in advance so we can get the word out to everyone:

click here to Contact Our WebMaster and send your article or announcement

If you know of other Chapters' operations or functions which are open to our troopers and would like to pass the word along, send that information as well. Please include dates, addresses and phone numbers plus the contact individuals so we can ensure the word we pass along is complete and correct. We'll do our best to get your announcement onto the WebSite and into the Newsletter so you'll get the most member involvement and best turnout possible.

For those of you who have stopped me at meetings and picnics asking why the website didn't change from November, 2001, through April, 2002, I can only say that it was because no one sent anything to me to be published online, so nothing was. Sorry, but the website is here for your use and if you choose not to use it, it won't change much from day to day. It fact, it won't change at all.

OnLine Roster : Some troopers who are online have their e-mail addresses published in The South Florida Trooper News Letter so that other Airborne Troopers can more easily maintain contact with them, and they are:

Tony Altobell, So/FL Secretary/Treasurer
chimera86@aol.com

Jim Battaglia JimB505@aol.com

Robert Buffington, South Florida Chairman
rbuff@earthlink.net

Herb Bunch HERBBUNCH@aol.com

Jimmy Campillo JAMLU82@aol.com

Chris Collins madness_01@msn.com

Barry Dearden Balm33547@aol.com

Edward DeBarros edb1125@bellsouth.net

John Desormeau JDesorm@bellsouth.net

Patrick Devine DevineHome@aol.com

Captain Laura M Foglesong
Foglesongs@hotmail.com

Jean-Marie Funke Traumatek@aol.com

Brian Gehling bgehling@hotmail.co

Norman J Gray Ngray50827@aol.com

Joe Guilbert JSGuilbert@aol.com

Jimmy Harrison Xstcher@BellSouth.net

Al Hernandez herel@bellsouth.net

Angel R Jerez Angel@msn.com

Lt Col Thomas Kula tjkula@earthlink.net

Joe Lanzillo RangerJGL@aol.com

Larry Marks Lmarks@skybest.com

Ted W Mauzey RNGR508@aol.com

Laren Melton Meltons@dc.seflin.org

Edward Meyers RangerEd@webtv.net

Don Moffett phylmoff@bellsouth.net

Robert V. Niskanenabnsisu@terranova.net

Joseph J Pappacoda MrQuiTam@aol.com

Jose L Perez Ortiz atmman1305@cs.com

Peter Portilla Ppsc@mediaone.net

Bill Radcliffe billrradcliffe@aol.com

Frank Rivera FrankRivera82nd@aol.com

French Shannon Jr French82abn@aol.com

Leonard Sikora Bosco11@mindspring.com

Thomas Skrzyniecki iat-shop@t-online.de

Ron Stirlacci RL2760@aol.com

Jack Sullivan SullyinFL@msn.com

Terry Watts TPWATTS82@aol.com

Phil Webb Miamiphil@aol.com

Irv Weinsoff weinsoff@msn.com

Bob Wirt BobWirt@82airborne.org

If any others are interested in joining our e-mail group please let us know by sending your current e-mail address, preferably on-line, to: BobWirt@82airborne.org

Also, we plan to offer members personal page links from our domain for some nominal annual fee, which funds would go into our Booster Club to help cover online site costs. To see what a sample personal page might look like, click on the name Bob Wirt but keep in mind that your Webmaster just got carried away with his, not knowing when to stop posting stuff.

50th Anniversary Commemoration Parachute Jump
with The Phantom Airborne Brigade
and The Rakkasans - Russ Brambi, Secretary
Reported by: Ron Stirlacci
Click Here to see the Text and Photos about this Parachute Drop


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Membership Application The South Florida Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association
Telephone Number
( ________ ) _________-__________________
Check One
___ Renewal; ___ New Member; ___ Re-Instatement
Enclosed is $12.50, my membership dues for the year 2000, subscription to PARAGLIDE & Newsletter included.

Name

Address

City

State
_______________ 9-digit Zip

Rank

ASN or SSN
Airborne Unit(s)
Include all
Airborne Unit(s)
continue here:
Dates of Airborne Service
Month & Year for each
Dates of Airborne Service
continue here:

Present Occupation
Single ___ Married ___
Spouse's Name __________________ # Children____

Chapter Preference
New Members MUST include a copy of official proof of
either glider or airborne military qualification & service.
Mail Check payable to:
82nd Abn Div So FL Chapter
ATTENTION OF:
Tony Altobell, Secretary / Treasurer
Post Office Box 22476
Fort Lauderdale FL 33335-2476
Phone: 1-954-583-8081
or chimera86@aol.com

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For you lucky TROOPERS with enough spare time on your hands to spend it surfing the WEB click below to check in on your Fayetteville NC HQs
http://fayettevilleonline.com/airborne82dassn/

Past Newsletter Issues Archive

In the past this home page of our website has been used to post online a copy of the printed newsletter sent out bi-monthly to our membership. Below are the archive links to these 2000-2001 newsletters.

Beginning with the January /February 2002 issue, at the request of Irv Weinsoff, I turned over production of the printed newsletter to others and agreed to publish it online each time, once I received a text copy of the newsletter via e-mail. As I have not received any e-mail copies, no 2002 newsletters have been published online.

I apologize for this situation as everyone seemed to benefit from receiving the online version. Anyway, here is the past issues archive:

Click here for the November / December 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the September / October 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the May / June 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the March / April 2001 Newsletter Page


Click here for the January / February 2001 Newsletter Page

Click here for the November / December 2000 Newsletter Page

Click here for the October 2000 Newsletter Page


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