As we gather today to celebrate Thanksgiving let's pause for a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am thankful for the brave men and women in the military past and present who wore the uniform and served in the protection of our freedom. I am thankful I had the honor to serve with the brave men of the 282nd Black Cats/Alley Cats. I most thankful for my family and my health and the great country we live in. I wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Brothers, I asking for your prayers for one of our fellow Brothers. Jim McGuire has been hospitalized following a couple of surgeries. He is on the road to recovery but not out of the woods yet. Please remember him in your prayers.
To all my Brothers of the best assault helicopter company in Vietnam, the 282nd AHC Black Cats/Alley Cats, thank you for your service to our country. It was my honor to serve with many of you. I salute you and Welcome Home Brothers.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Filemon Villanueva Jr.. (AC Pilot 68-69) for the 282ndAHC. I just found out today he passed away September 12, 2001. May he Rest in Peace.
Just received notice today that our Brother Richard Allen Naille (66-67 Pilot) passed away July 25, 2022. Please keep his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace
After getting his newsletter back with no forwarding address, no email, and no phone number, my research has found another 282nd AHC Brother, Andrew Paul McCarter died March 23, 2017. Our belated sympathy and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.
I just received notice of the passing of John Donovan (71 Gunner 2nd Platoon) on July 6, 2010. Our delayed thoughts and condolences go out to all his family. Rest in Peace Brother.
With much sorrow I am relaying to you our Brother, John Seales (68-69 Gunner/Crew Chief) passed away April 5, 2022. Our condolences go out to his family. Rest In Peace Brother.
I just recently learned that another member of the 282nd has passed away. Mike Curtin (Crew chief #916) passed away April 17, 2013, Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace brother.