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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 24, 2018

1.  Clark, Harry B., (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
     HHD 39th Signal Battalion, U.S. Army, Construction Draftsman (May 1965 - February 1966)
     (Renewed membership)
2.  Love, Terry M., (Shawnee, Kansas)
      1st Signal Brigade (USA), Aviation Section
     (Renewed membership and Donated to the Memorial and General Funds)
3.  Marshall, James D., (Alexandria, Virginia)
      377th Combat Support Group and Air Base Wing Hq. Sq. Computer Operator – Data Automation (February 1970 - March 1972)
     (New Member/ Life Member)
4.  Messer, SMSgt. Lowell, (Ohatchee, Alabama)
      6250th Combat Support Group
     (Renewed membership)
5.  Oszman, Michael J. (Benbrook, Texas)
      U. S. Army (6 months 1964, 1966-1967, 1968-1969)
     (Renewed membership)
6.  Richardson, Joseph L., (Indianapolis, Indiana)
      377th Security Police – K-9 (September 1967 - September 1968)
     (New Member)
5.  Seifert, Arnold A. (Pepin, Wisconsin)
      377th Civil Engineering Squadron
     (Renewed membership)

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Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)May 1, 2018
Email:  

Comments:  The May 2018 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the “2018” button and the May 2018 issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Apr 19, 2018

1.  Balistreri, Guy, J. Grants Pass, Oregon
      460th Field Maintenance Squadron, Propeller Shop (October 1967 - December 1969)
     (Renewed membership for 5 years)
2.  Goldberg, Murray, I., Rossmoor, California
      1876th Communications Squadron, Teletype Repair (November 1968 to November 1969)
     (Renewed Membership)
3.  Rescigno, Carmen, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
      8th Aerial Port Squadron, Air Freight Specialist (March 1968 - March 1969)
     (Renewed membership)
4.  Rumberg, Morton, M. Gold River, California
      377th Combat Support Group, TACC (June 1966 - June 1967)
     (Renewed membership)
5.  Takeuchi, Martin, T. Chino, California
      8th Aerial Port Squadron (December 1967 - December 1968)
     (Renewed membership and Donated to General Fund)

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Name:  Dale Bryan  ,TSNA SecretaryApr 4, 2018
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Nominate a Deserving Member for a TSNA Award  

We are looking forward to an eventful reunion in September at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH. One of the highlights of the reunion banquet is the bestowing of awards on deserving members and select others. 2018 will be like previous reunions.

The officers and board members of your Association do not choose award recipients from behind closed doors while ignoring input from the membership. One of two awards committees, each composed of Association officers, board members, and an association chaplain, evaluates persons nominated to receive any award. The proceedings of the committees are confidential, and voting tabulations are not published or made public. In fact, one awards committee is not privy to the deliberations of the other.

Any Association member in good standing may nominate a person for consideration. A listing of the TSNA Awards and criteria for each may be viewed on our website at tsna.org.

If you nominate someone, be specific and document the attributes and achievements that make your nominee unique and deserving. What has this person done to further the goals and ideals of our Association or, in some cases, their community or the nation? Nomination is not tantamount to selection for an award. Of course, persons may not nominate themselves.

Please send your nomination to the chair of one of the awards committees. Award Committee 1 chairman is President Randall Brown at . Award Committee 2 chairman is Vice President Richard Carvell at . You may also send your nomination to me, the TSNA Secretary, at . It should go without saying that one does not submit their nomination to the person you are nominating. Most nominees will likely be considered by Award Committee 1, but if the nominee is a member of that committee or a relative of a committee member, that nominee will then be considered by Award Committee 2. Composition of the awards committees may be found on the TSNA website. If you must send your nomination by surface mail, send it to Tan Son Nhut Association at P. O. Box 236, Penryn, PA 17564-0236. In the address block on the envelope, add attn: Randall Brown or Rich Carvell or Dale Bryan. The unopened letter will then be sent to that person.

Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2018.

Dale Bryan, TSNA Secretary


Name:  Jim Faulkner  ,TSNA Chair Nominating CommitteeApr 4, 2018
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Call for Candidates  

Your Association continues as an active and vibrant veteran organization that serves its membership. Again, we are looking forward to an eventful reunion in September 2018 in Dayton, OH. For reunions and other events to occur, TSNA needs qualified members to manage your Association as officers and board members. It is they who keep our association viable and in compliance with national, state, and local laws and regulations. The terms of Gary Fields, TSNA Director of Communications and Larry Fry, TSNA Director of Membership Development end this year.

The incumbents of these two positions are eligible for reelection and have declared to do so. There are no specific requirements to run for these Director positions other than being a paid-up member in good standing of the Association. The duties of these position are as assigned by the TNSA Board of Directors. However, having experience in planning, organizational management, human resources would be valuable. A person may nominate themselves for an office, or any member may nominate another. If you nominate another, be certain that person is willing to run and serve. Please send all nominations by name and position to me, Jim Faulkner, TSNA Chair Nominating Committee, at .

If you must send your nomination by surface mail, send it to Tan Son Nhut Association at P. O. Box 236, Penryn, PA 17564-0236. Deadline for all nominations is May 31, 2018. A self-nominee or one accepting a nomination by another member must submit a statement of approximately three to five paragraphs of their vision for the future of TSNA and how they would help achieve that vision by serving in any one of these positions. Nominees running for reelection must submit a summary of their achievements during their term of office. The announcement of the upcoming election and a listing of all nominees, with their vision statement, will appear in the August 2018 issue of Revetments.
Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)April 1, 2018
Email:  

Comments:  The April 2018 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the “2018” button and the April 2018 issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Apr 1, 2018

91.  Cutler, Morris, N. Las Vegas, Nevada
      309th ACS (C-123 Flight Engineer) (November 1964 - November 1965) (November 1970 - October 1971)
     (Renewed membership for 5 years)
2.  Fremstad, Paul L., Navarre, Florida
      13 RTS & 12 RITS (June 1966 - June 1967)(March 1969 - November 1970)
     (New member/5 year membership)
3.  Hegele, Robert, Hatboro, Pennsylvania
      377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed membership)

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Mar 27, 2018

1.  Ayers, Douglas L., Ames, Iowa
      460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 600th Photo Squadron, OLAA in Phu Cat, PPIF Photo
     Precision Interpretation Facility Mobile (February 1966 - January 1969)
     (Renewed membership)
2.  Cline, Keith A., Springfield, Ohio
      Defense Communications Agency, Classified Courier (December 1966 - July 1967)
     (Renewed membership)
3.  Gauvin, Raynold A., Mapleton, Maine
      WDMET (April 1968 - May 1969)
     (Renewed membership to Life Member)
4.  Kinnaird, George C., Loveland, Ohio
      7th AF HQ, Photo Interpretor
     (Renewed membership for 5 years)

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Mar 20, 2018

1.  Cooperman, Ira B., Wyncote, Pennsylvania
      Headquarters 7th Air Force
     (Renewed membership)
2.  Dawe, James H., Warrenville, Illinois
      HQ, 7th Air Force, NCOIC, Requirements Division (January 1972 - November 1972)
     (Renewed membership)
3.  Fairbank, Ronald D., Liverpool, New York
      33rd CAMRON, 2nd Air Division
     (Renewed membership for 5 years)
4.  Ferrindino, Joseph, Seneca Falls, New York
      460th Tactical Reconnaissance Material Control, Big Eye Task Force (July 1966 - November 1966)
     (Renewed membership)
5.  Geisler, Edmond H., Oakhurst, California
      460th Field Maintenance Squadron, Engine Shop (September 1966 - August 1967)
     (Renewed membership and donated to the General Fund)
6.  Kraemer, John R., Eagan, Minnesota
      460th Avionics Maintenance Squadron (August 1968 - August 1969)
     (Renewed membership)
7.  Mitchell, Michael R., Irvine, California
      12th Reconnaissance Intelligence Technical Squadron (April 1967 - November 1968)
     (Renewed membership)
8.  Nieves, Louis A., Staten Island, New York
      377th Supply Squadron (Clothing Issue) (September 1970 - September 1971)
     (Renewed membership)
9.  Whipple, Daniel B., Las Cruces, New Mexico
      U. S. Army Aviation Material Management Center, Task Force 35 “Army 2” (September 67 - September 68)
     (New Member/Life Member)

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Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Mar 16, 2018
Email:  

Comments:  A March 2018 Special Edition Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the “2018” button and the March 2018 Special Edition, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Mar 11, 2018

1.  Haas, Harvey J., New Braunfels, Texas
      377th CES, Chief of Engineering and Construction(April 1969 - April 1970)
     (New Member/Life Member)
2.  Schultz, James W. Jr.,Dover, Delaware
     19th Special Operations Squadron (October 1968 - October 1969)
     (Renewed to Life Member)

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Mar 7, 2018

1.  Love, CMSgt. Garland W., Tucson, Arizona
      377th USAF Dispensary, Medical Service Superintendent (October 1972 - December 1972)
     (Renewed membership)
2.  Lowe, Rev. Dr. Billy T.,Cherryville, North Carolina
     1876th Communications Squadron
     (Renewed to Life Member)
3.  Newberg, James H., Nacogdoches, Texas
     377th Security Police Squadron, Sentry Dog Handler (May 1967 - May 1968)
     (Renewed membership)
4.  Schuhmacher, James, Hartford City, Indiana
     1st Marines Combat, Infantry (1967 - 1972)
     (Renewed membership)
5.  Schulte, Eugene V., Snellvilee, Georgia
     Radio Cable CO Signal Support Agency (July 70 - June 71)
     (New Member)

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Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Mar 4, 2018
Email:  

Comments:  The March 2018 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the “2018” button and the March 2018, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE WEBMASTER:Mar 2, 2018

If you would like to submit a photo to be added to the "Photos of the Month", please email photo with a brief description to


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Feb 25, 2018

1.  Bird, Gary L.,Wichita, Kansas
     377th Security Police Squadron (January 1972 - January 1973)
     (Renewed membership)
2.  Bracken, Frank., Bellevue, NE
     377th SPS (September 67 – September 68)
     (Renewed membership)
3.  Brooks, Frederick., Warminster, PA
     1964th Communications Group (July 69 – July 70)
     (Renewed membership and donated to the General, Memorial, and Scholarship Fund)
4.  Burns, John., Baldwinville, Massachusetts
     460th Field Maintenance Squadron, 45th TAC Recon Sq., Jet Engine Mechanic RF-101 (September 1968 -
     September 1969)
     (Renewed membership and donated to the Memorial Fund)
5.  Butler, David J., Royerford, Pennsylvania
     169th Sig BN, USA
     (Renewed membership)
6.  Estrada, Gilbert J., Biloxi, Mississippi
     7th AF Directorate of Operational Intelligence
     (Renewed membership and donated to the General Fund )
7.  Goodno, Solon J., Gulfport, Mississippi
     Headquarters, 7th Air Force, 7th AF Graphics (January 1970 to August 1971)
     (Renewed membership and donated to the General Fund )
8.  Grover Jr. Melvin G., San Antonio, Texas
     377th Security Police Squadron (August 1967 - August 1968)
     (Renewed membership)
9.  Maranville, James, I., Clarinda, Iowa
     360th Tactical Electronic Warfare
     (Renewed membership)
10.  Markson, James J., Brooklyn, New York
     377th Security Police Squadron
      (Renewed membership and dontated to the general fund)
11.  Martin, Johnny A., Spencer, North Carolina
      377th Security Police Squadron
      (Renewed membership)
12.  Masters, Rickey D., Afton, Oklahoma
      Saigon Arrival Mail Terminal (April 67 – May 68)
      (New member)
13.  Passi, Henry R., North East, Maryland
      7th Air Force Flt Ops, Scatback, T-39 Instructor (1969 - 1970)
      (Renewed membership)
14.  Presz, William E., Grove City, Oklahoma
      21st Casualty Staging Flight 377th USAF Dispensary (November 68 – November 69)
      (New member)
15.  Ramey, David., Middletown, Ohio
      377th Security Police Squadron (January 1969 - January 1970)
      (Renewed membership and dontated to the memorial fund)
16.  Shea, Michael W., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
      1876th Communications Squadron (October 1970 - September 1971)
      (Renewed membership)
17.  Swift, Michael T., Owensboro, Kentucky
      377th Combat Support Group, Postal Operations/Augmentee with 377th Security Police Squadron
      (Renewed membership)
18.  Tiffany, Mike, Janesville, Wisconsin
      1876th Communications Squadron (October 69 – October 70)
      (New member - 5 year membership)
19.  Wisner, Donald S., Belleville, Illinois
      16th Tactical Reconnasiance Squadron, 460th TRS, Crew Chief RF-4C (October 1965 - September 1966)
      (Renewed membership to Life Member)

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Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Jan 28, 2018
Email:  

Comments:  The February 2018 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the “2018” button and the February 2018, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry


It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our brother Larry F. Gould of Maineville, Ohio on January 10, 2018.

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jan 11, 2018

1.  Economou, Nicholas M.,(Mooresville, North Carolina
     4Det 1, 45th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
     (Renewed membership)
2.  Gray, Colonel Joan I., Wichita Falls, Texas
     21st Casualty Staging Unit (December 1969 to December 1970)
     (Renewed membership and donated to the Memorial, General, and Scholarship Funds)
3.  Medeiros, Robert B., Forestdale, Massachusetts
     310th Tactical Airlift Wing (TAS) (November 1971 - November 1972)
     (Renewed membership)
4.  Rodriguez, Raul C., Victoria, Texas
     377th Transportation Squadron (April 1969 - April 1970)
     (Renewed membership and donated to the General Fund)
5.  Shipley, Samuel B., Elizabethton, Tennessee
     1st Aviation Brigade, 210th Combat Aviation, BN, Officers Records Clerk (March 1967 - March 1968)
     (Renewed membership)
6.  Tripi, Robert C., Westborough, Massachusetts
     460th AMS (Airborne Nav)
     (Renewed membership)

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FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:Jan 10, 2018

1.  Bell, Danny E.,Cedartown, Georgia
     460th AEMS Sq, INS/FLR (August 1968 - August 1969)
     (Renewed membership and donated to Memorial Fund)
2.  Crane Jr., Alfred C., Tabb, Virginia
     13th Recon Tech Squadron (6470th RITS)
     (Renewed membership)
3.  Larson, Donald R., Buffalo, Minnesota
     10th Finance, Travel Pay and Building Security (September 1966 - September 1967)
     (Renewed membership)
4.  Simpson, Gilbert W., East Liverpool, Ohio
     33rd CAMRON (2nd ADiv) and 377th A&E (July 1964 - July 1966)
     (Renewed membership for 5 years)
5.  Skorupski, John J., White Lake, Michigan
     460th AEMS, RF-4C Electronic Maintenance, Forward Looking Radar
     (Renewed membership)
6.  We have received a generous donation from the Rev. John W. Bremer Memorial Trust for the Scholarship
     Fund. Two of our members, Linda and Lynn Patton, are two of the Trustees of the Trust.

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It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our brother Anthony K. Tidwell of North Mankato, Minnesota on November 30, 2017.



It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our brother Michael "Mike" Schneider of Litchfield, Minnesota on December 28, 2017.

Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)Jan 02, 2018
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Comments:  The January 2018 Revetments, is now available on the TSNA website.

Use this link to access the website:    http://www.tsna.org/revetments/index.html

The above link will take you to the "Revetments" main index listing.

Click on the “2018” button and the January 2018, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry


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