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ray jennings - Saturday, 20 April 2024 13:26

I have just seen in the VHCMA news letter one our 282nd AHC Brothers, Gridley Hilpert (70-71 Gunner AC #683) passed away September 30. 2023. Please keep his family in your prayers. May he Rest in Peace.

ray jennings - Wednesday, 17 April 2024 14:06

Jim have not had any contact to John Naef, we do not have him on our roster.

ray jennings - Saturday, 06 April 2024 09:09

I have received sad news that two of our 282nd Brothers have passed on. Nicky Riviezzo, Jr. (70 Platoon Leader) passed away May 29, 2023 and Michael McDonald (70-71) gunner passed away October 9, 2023. Please keep their families in your prayers. May they now Rest in Peace

ray jennings - Sunday, 31 March 2024 17:21

Anyone inquiring about the next reunion the information is in the April news letter.

ray jennings - Friday, 29 March 2024 08:57

Today March 29, 2024 is National Vietnam Veterans Day. I want to thank all my Brothers of the 282nd Assault Helicopter Company for your service to our country. It was a great honor to serve with many of you and I am proud to call you my friend and Brother. All some and some gave all. Welcome Home Brothers.

ray jennings - Wednesday, 21 February 2024 09:31

I have just found out about the loss of another 282nd AHC Brother, Lester "Bill" Sibert (69 Pilot-AC) on January 7, 2024. We send all his family out heartfelt sympathy. Rest in Peace Brother. You can view Bill's service Penwell Gable in Olathe, Kansas.

ray jennings - Monday, 12 February 2024 08:32

I have received an update from Letta on the burial service for Jerry Staggs. It will be held March 14, 2024 at 1:00PM in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211 (214-467-3374)




ray jennings - Friday, 02 February 2024 11:24

Brothers it is with a saddened heart that I report that Jerry Staggs passed away Wednes January 31, 2024. Jerry has suffered with a few medical conditions but he is no longer suffering. Jerry was an integral part of the 282nd Black Cat Association, he served on the Board of Directors and at one time served as treasurer of the 282nd. Jerry will be missed at our reunions. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Jerry our brother May You Rest in Peace. You can read Jerry's obituary at www.galbreaithpickard.com



ray jennings - Thursday, 18 January 2024 15:07

It is with heavy heart I report  that Valentino (Val Pizza 6) passed away January 16, 2024. Please keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Brother.

ray jennings - Sunday, 07 January 2024 13:48

I received an email from Mark Scanlon's son Sean Scanlon. Mark was a pilot 69-70. Sean is asking if anyone has any photos of his dad when he was in Vietnam. You can contact Sean at 919-664-2002 or email spscanlon@gmail.com