The 82nd AIRBORNE Division Association

South Florida Chapter

Jose Perez-Ortiz, Chapter Chairman Miami FL 33136-1025 phone: 1-305-205-1948




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INSTALLATION BANQUET for 2010 Officers and Directors

November 14th beginning with cocktails at 1800 hours; Dinner begins at ? with the ceremony at ?

Cost is $40 per person for: Buffet; Pork Tender Loin and Crab stuffed Tilapia with yellow rice

steamed vegetables and mixed house salad plus dessert and coffee/tea.

The Historic MAXWELL ROOM at The DownTowner Saloon
10 South New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale FL under the Andrews Avenue Bridge.

Our guest speaker will be CSM Carlos Vazquez USA (Ret) who served with the 82nd Abn; 173rd Abn Bde;
7th Infantry; Special Forces; and was a CSM with Special Operation Command at retirement.

Any questions please contact Bob Buffington @ 954-435-9174

Report on The Installation Banquet:  

Event host: Mullen & Mullen Law Firm – Dallas

Guest Speaker was CSM (ret) Carlos Vazquez. CSM Vazquez served with the 173rd in Viet Nam, the 82nd Abn Div among other units. His last assignment was with Special Operations Command. Jose presented him with a crystal statue with airborne wings, and the 173rd patch cut into the crystal.   

Jose also presented Tony Altobell with a crystal statue with airborne wings cut into the crystal in recognition of the work Tony had put into arranging the dinner. Dwight Stephenson, Hall of Fame center from the Miami Dolphins gave a few words.

Jose also recognized Lydia for her exhibit. Trooper of the Year was Ronald Stirlacci Fred Butler award was presented to Bob Buffington. Forty four people attended the dinner. Dance music was provided by  Golda Levitan


We had one (1) W.W. at Indy ,Cpt Brian Murtagh From the Aviatin Sustainment Bn.I will add photos.1.Member Andy Mcgowan,Cpt.Murtagh and myself 2.Cpt .Murtagh,Myself and Andy There is a good articule in the Paraglide of this week pg.16,you can fill in the blanks from there .We all had a great time ,Jimmy/wife French /wife Andy and myself. JPO