Officers / BOD

Bench Committee
Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Dedication Photos
Photograph: George BontyaDate: October 12, 2012
Entrance to the Memorial Park
Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
TSNA President George Plunkett, Call to Order

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Posting of the Colors

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Distinguished Guests

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Invocation given by Chaplain Bob Chaffee

Photograph: Sue Ellen ParkerDate: October 12, 2012
Memorial Unveiling, Harold Boone and Chaplain Bob Chaffee

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
George Plunkett's invitation for General Hudson to Accept the Memorial

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Acceptance of Memorial, by General Hudson

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Words of Remembrance, by Chaplain Bob Chaffee

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Laying of the Memorial Wreaths

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Benediction, by Chaplain Bob Chaffee

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
White Dove Salute

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Taps

Photograph: Sue Ellen ParkerDate: October 12, 2012
Closing Comments, by George Plunkett

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Memorial Bench

Photograph: Sue Ellen ParkerDate: October 12, 2012
At Peace

Photograph: Sue Ellen ParkerDate: October 12, 2012
Trish and George Plunkett

Photograph: George BontyaDate: October 12, 2012
Harold Boone

Photograph: Georgette BontyaDate: October 12, 2012
George Bontya

Photograph: Sue CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Richard Carvell

Photograph: Larry SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Harvey Clubb

Photograph: Charles GrayDate: October 12, 2012
Bill Coup

Photograph: Gary RedlinskiDate: October 12, 2012
Gary Fields

Photograph: Gary RedlinskiDate: October 12, 2012
Gary Fields and Kerry Nivens

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Dean and Debbie Gard

Photograph: Sue Ellen ParkerDate: October 12, 2012
Charles Gray and Charles Penley

Photograph: Larry SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Rudy Harris

Photograph: Carolyn HatfieldDate: October 12, 2012
Harlan Hatfield

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Johnnie Jernigan and Jim Smith

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Ezra Y. Wilson and Sharon Jernigan

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Ezra Wilson, Charles Templeton, Sharon Jernigan, David Stringer, Johnnie Jernigan

Photograph: George BontyaDate: October 12, 2012
Janice Jones in the center.

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Joe Kricho

Photograph: Sue Ellen ParkerDate: October 12, 2012
Charles Penley and Don Parker

Photograph: Sue Ellen ParkerDate: October 12, 2012
Don Parker

Photograph: George BontyaDate: October 12, 2012
Charles Penley

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Doris Raposo

Photograph: Diana RedlinskiDate: October 12, 2012
Gary Redlinski

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Robbie Robertson

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Thom Rosinski

Photograph: Jim SmithDate: October 12, 2012
Jim Smith and Dick Hageman

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Joe Thompson

Photograph: Rich CarvellDate: October 12, 2012
Earnest Wymer's service dog "TYR"

Memorial Bench Progress
Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: September 19, 2012
This is an overall view of the Memorial Bench, flanked by the Memorial Plaques, and two Memorial Trees.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: September 19, 2012
This is the plaque on the left flank of the Bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: September 19, 2012
This is the plaque on the right flank of the Bench.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol Bessette and Dale Bryan unfurling an American Flag that was flown over the Capitol on June 14, 2012 in honor of the TSNA, preparing to honor it again at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol and Dale preparing to fold the Flag in the traditional Flag Folding Ceremony.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
The Flag Folding Ceremony is roughly halfway completed.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol and Dale with the properly folded Flag.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Another photo of Carol and Dale with the Flag.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol and Dale displaying the Flag in front of the Three Servicemen Statue.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol and Dale displaying the Flag in front of the Three Servicemen Statue.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol and Dale honoring the Flag at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol displaying the Flag while standing in front of the Vietnam Women's Memorial.

Photograph: John BessetteDate: August 1, 2012
Carol and Dale proudly standing at the Vietnam Women's Memorial with the twice-honored Flag.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
In this photograph, you can see the empty spot where the Bench will be placed.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The truck pulling up, carrying the Bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
This shows the base of the Bench being taken off the truck.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Positioning the base in it's final spot.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Adjusting the position of the base.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Johnnie proudly displaying the Memorial to be placed inside the base.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
This is the empty hole within the base to contain the Memorial.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Johnnie placing the Memorial within the base.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Johnnie placing the Memorial within the base.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Johnnie showing the Memorial after inserting it into the base.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The Memorial inside of the base.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The top of the Bench being unloaded from the truck.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The top of the Bench being positioned on top of the base.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The Bench being cleaned after assembly.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The finished Memorial Bench, proudly on display.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The finished Memorial Bench, proudly on display.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
A close-up view of the Air Base side of the finished Bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
A close-up view of the Dedication side of the finished Bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Johnnie respectfully saluting the Memorial Bench and everything it stands for.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
Johnnie kneeling at the Memorial Bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 17, 2012
The empty spot is no longer empty, the Bench having been placed.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
The bench will contain magnets, the TSN Card and the Memorial Dedication, as well as authentic TSN soil and dog tags explaining what it is.

There is also a memory stick containing the TSNA web page listing all the names that gave their all while at TSN.

The web page also includes a poem by Charles Penley and photos of many who have passed on both at TSN and after they rejoined family and friends.

The container is a rigid sealed plastic liner within a beautiful bag made by Sharon Jernigan.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
Johnnie Jernigan printed out the TSNA Memorial page for inclusion
in the Bench's base along with the other memorial items.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
This is a photo of two containers of TSN soil along with two dog tags that say the following:

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
This is the Challenge Coin that will be placed inside the bench,
along with a dog tag explaining its significance.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
Front and center, we have the memory stick on it's lanyard.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
This is Johnnie displaying the magnets.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
Johnnie inserts one of the items into the pouch.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
Johnnie holds up the two containers of TSN soil.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
Johnnie displaying the dog tags.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
Placing the coin into the pouch.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
The memory stick is ready to be inserted into the bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jul 1, 2012
Johnnie preparing to close the pouch,
ready to be placed in the bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jun 2012
This is Johnnie Jernigan standing at the exact location where our Memorial Bench will be dedicated.
The sidewalks have been built.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jun 2012
This is a closer view of the exact location.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jun 2012
These are the two trees that we purchased.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Jun 2012
This shows you how close the parking area is to our Memorial.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Mar 2012
This is Johnnie Jernigan handing the check to Larry for the two bronze plaques.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Mar 2012
This is a picture of the forklift transporting materials for the Bench.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Mar 2012
This is a picture of the base of the Bench during construction.
The hole in the center will contain authentic Tan Son Nhut soil,
donated by our members.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Oct 24, 2011
This is a picture of the entrance to Dodds Monuments.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Oct 24, 2011
This is Larry Morrison annotating the amount paid onto contract.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Oct 24, 2011
This is Johnnie Jernigan handing the check to Larry.

Photograph: Sharon JerniganDate: Oct 24, 2011
This is Johnnie Jernigan signing the contract.


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