~ TAN SON NHUT ASSOCIATION REPORTS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ~
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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our brother Joe Kricho. Joe was a Senior Master Sergeant and was TSNA Reunion Director. Memorial service for our Brother Joe Kricho will be held 4 Aug 2021 4-8 PM at Newcomers Funeral and Crematorium 837 Mid Rivers Mall DR, St Peters MO (West of St Louis, MO)






FROM THE PRESIDENT OF TSNA:July 23, 2021

In meeting with the Board of Directors of TSNA and gathering all the info from the CDC, Dayton and the State of Ohio I have decided to cancel the 2021 Reunion. A lot of factors played in this hard decision. First and foremost is the health of our members, next the the costs incurred to our group. The next was our survey which told us our members would not be coming for many reasons, DELTA VARIANT and the low turnout and health risks.

Our Reunion planners will have more on next years Reunion try in 2022!

Thank you all for your support of TSNA.


Plaque Brown


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:July 20, 2021

Renewals/Donatations

1.  Linneman, Robert B. (Waldorf, Maryland)
     8th Aerial Port (Traffic Analysis
     (June 1967 - June 1968)
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to Memorial Fund)
2.  Marinelli, Carmen. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
3.  Rose, David F. (East Wenatchee, Washington)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (September 1970 - September 1971)
     (Renewed Membership)

Reunion

1.  Phipps, Eddie D. (Fairborn, Ohio)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (September 1970 - September 1971)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE WEBMASTER:July 13, 2021

TO ALL MEMBERS:

As stated in the July edition of the Revetments, the Tan Son Nhut Association will host the first regional mini-reunion in Dayton, Ohio at the Holiday Inn, Dayton/Fairborn on Sepetember 26-28, 2021. Since this will be a Mini-Reunion, the agenda will be abbreviated, and will be posted at a later date. Please review the information in the July Revetments regarding the Mini-Reunion and let Paul Mortensen (Director of Reunion Planning) know if you will be attending as soon as possible. His contact information is below:

Paul Mortensen
Email:  

Below is the link the for the Registration Form

 TSNA 2021 Mini-Reunion Form

More information will soon be posted to the Reunion section of the website

Thanks,




FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:July 13, 2021

Renewals/Donatations

1.  Jackson, Chauncey D. (San Antonio, Texas)
     7th Air Force (DOY) / Managed South East Asia Database (SEADAB)
     (August 1971 - August 1972)
     (New Member)
2.  Rung, Thomas. (Fenton, Missouri)
     377th Services, Food Service
     (June 1971 - August 1971)
     (Renewed Membership)

Reunion

1.  Boone, Harold. (Harrisburg, North Carolina)
     460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
     (September 1967 - August 1968)
2.  Brown, Randall W. (Hartford City, Indiana)
     OL1508 Postal and Courier
     (January 1967 - February 1968)
3.  Bucholz, Bernard. (Wheaton, Illinois)
     1876th Communiations Squadron, Comm Center Specialist, 7th AF HQ Comm Center
     (February 1967 - February 1968)
4.  Csordas, Andrew E. (Lexington, Kentucky)
     Special COMSEC Support Detachment
     (June 1970 - December 1970)
5.  Fields, Gary E. (Columbia, Missouri)
     377th Civil Engineer Squadron
     (February 1969 - February 1970)

Plaque Fry



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:July 4, 2021

Renewals/Donatations

1.  Baird, Patrick. (Cheyenne, Wyoming)
     460th Field Maintenance
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to the Memorial and General Funds)
2.  Davis, Lyle K. (Inverness, Flordia)
     377th Air Police Squadron
     (March 1966 - December 1975)
     (Renewed Membership)
3.  Ghizzone, Joseph V. (Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey)
     6250th Combat Support Group,377th Civil Engineers
     (January 1966 - February 1967)
     (Renewed Membership)
4.  McClung, Philip G. (Tucson, Arizona)
     377th Combat Support Group (CBPO), Personnel Specialist - Airman's
     (July 1967 - July 1969)
     (New Member)
5.  Messer, Lowell. (Ohatchee, Alabama)
     625oth Combat Support Group
     (Renewed Membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)June 30, 2021
Email:  

Comments:  The July 2021 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 “2021” button and the July 2021, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:June 16, 2021

Renewals/Donatations

1.  Brown, Rita R. (Hartford City, Indiana)
     Wife of Randall W. Brown
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
2.  Donnelly, Lawrence. (Saddle Brook, New Jersey)
     460th Field Maintenance Squadron
     (November 1967 - December 1969)
     (Renewed Membership)
3.  Doster, William G. (South Windsor, Connecticut)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (October 1965 - November 1966)
     (Renewed Membership)
4.  Oszman, Michael J. (Benbrook, Texas)
     U.S. Army
     (6 months, 1964, 1966-1967, 1968-1969)
     (Renewed Membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)May 31, 2021
Email:  

Comments:  The June 2021 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 “2021” button and the June 2021, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry

Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)May 2, 2021
Email:  

Comments:  The May 2021 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 “2021” button and the May 2021, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:May 2, 2021

Renewals/Donatations

1.  Entress, Garry W. (Austin, Texas)
     377th Supply Squadron, Registered Equipment Management
     (November 1966 - November 1967)
     (Renewed Membership)
2.  Moyer, Philip M. (Modesto, California)
     7th Air Force Headquarters (Awards & Decorations)
     (December 1966 - December 1967)
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
3.  Takeuchi, Martin T. (Chino, California)
     8th Aerial Port Squadron
     (December 1967 - December 1968)
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to Memorial and Scholarship Funds)

Plaque Fry


It is was great sadness that we report that our brother Mike DeTuccio passed away on April 14, 2021








FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:April 18, 2021

Renewals

1.  Buettner, John. (Brandon, Florida)
     377th Supply, 7th Air Force, NORS Control
     (October 1972 - March 1973)
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
2.  Gardner, Ronald G. (Tiverton, Rhode Island)
     1876th Communications Squadron, Weather Relay Comunications Center
     (July 1968 - July 1969)
     (Renewed Membership)
3.  Martin, Floyd M. (Everett, Washington)
     6250th Combat Support Group, 377th Supply Squadron
     (Renewed Membership)
4.  McCoy, Paul F. (Methuen, Massachusetts)
     ASA/3rd RRU
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years and Donated to General Fund)
5.  Ramey, David. (Middletown, Ohio)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (January 1969 - January 1970)
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to General Fund)
6.  Rescigno, Carmen. (Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey)
     8th Aerial Port Squadron, Air Freight Specialist
     (March 1968 - March 1969)
     (Renewed Membership)
7.  Rumberg, Morton M. (Roseville, California)
     377th Combat Support Group, TACC
     (June 1966 - June 1967)
     (Renewed Membership)
8.  Whitemore, Steve F. (Barnstable, Massachusetts)
     1876th Communications Squadron, Air Traffic Controller
     (May 1965 - May 1966)
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years and Donated to General Fund)
9.  Zohn, Edward W. (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)
     19th Air Command Squadron
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to General Fund)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)April 1, 2021
Email:  

Comments:  The April 2021 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 “2021” button and the April 2021, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:April 1, 2021

Renewals

1.  Cline, Keith A. (Springfield, Ohio)
     Defense Communications Agency, Classified Courier
     (December 1966 - July 1967)
     (Renewed Membership)
2.  Cooperman, Ira B. (Wyncote, Pennsylvania)
     Headquarters 7th Air Force
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to Scholarship Fund)
3.  Coxon, Peter W. (Plano, Texas)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (March 1966 - March 1967)
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
4.  Dawe, James H. (Warrenville, Illinois)
     HQ, 7th Air Force, NCOIC, Requirements Division
     (January 1972 - November 1972)
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to General Fund)
5.  Ferrindino, Joseph. (Seneca Falls, New York)
     460th Tactical Reconnaissance Material Control, Big Eye Task Force
     (July 1966 - November 1966)
     (Renewed Membership)
6.  Geisler, Edmond H. (Oakhurst, California)
     460th Field Maintenance Squadron, Engine Shop
     (September 1966 - August 1967)
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to General Fund)
7.  Johnson, Gerald E. (Spencer, Iowa)
     CAM Tran. Maint. Transit Aircraft
     (August 1971 - August 1972)
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
8.  Kramer, John R. (Eagan, Minnesota)
     460th Avionics Maintenance Squadron
     (August 1968 - August 1969)
     (Renewed Membership)
9.  Nieves, Louis A. (Staten Island, New York)
     377th Supply Squadron (Clothing Issue)
     (September 1970 - September 1971)
     (Renewed Membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)March 28, 2021
Email:  

The upcoming edition of the Revetment will feature an section regarding data collected on military casualities in Southeast Asia. The below link will provide additional information in association to the Revetment. There will also be a link in the Revetment section of the website

Use this link to access the document:    United States Military Casualties in Southeast Asia: 1957–1979

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
March 8, 2021

TO ALL MEMBERS:

High school seniors who are descendants of those who served in Vietnam during the war are eligible to apply for TSNA Scholarships … but only if our members tell them about the scholarship!!

The only way for the Association to get the word out about our scholarships is if our members take the initiative to contact schools where they live and let the counselors at your schools know about the scholarship. I have contacted schools in Arkansas and have already received four applications from high school seniors.

So, please, I am asking on behalf of the TSNA Scholarship Committee, take the time to get in touch with high school counselors in your area to let them know about the TSNA Scholarships. They may have students eligible to apply for one of the 2021 scholarships.

The applicant must be a direct descendant ... either by birth or by adoption … of one who served in Vietnam for any period between January 1, 1959, and April 30, 1975. Service may be either with the Armed Forces of the United States or the Republic of Vietnam. The TSNA scholarship also is open to the descendants of civilians who worked at Tan Son Nhut Air Base either as an American or as a Vietnamese citizen.

For previous year’s scholarships, we already have received applications from the grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans. Our first scholarship recipient, Catherine Clark, completed her bachelor’s degree requirements at Virginia Tech in May 2020.

Deadline to apply for the 2021 scholarship is May 1.

The scholarship is awarded in equal amounts over four years, provided the student maintains a 3.00 (B) grade point average at the end of each school term and completes a minimum of 30 semester hours each year. Scholarship recipients must pursue a four-year degree at an accredited United States accredited college or university that grants bachelor or higher degrees but may begin higher education studies at a two-year accredited institution and transfer to an accredited school to complete the final two years leading to a bachelor's degree.

Complete information about eligibility, distribution of benefits, and renewal of the scholarship and the application form are available at  http://tsna.org/scholarship/index.html and must be mailed no later than May 1, 2021 to:

TSNA Scholarship Committee
c/o Committee Chair
4214 Brenda Street
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72405
If you wish to honor a person or to make a donation in memory of someone, please provide contact information so that we may properly advise the honoree or surviving family of your donation. Thanks to those who have already donated to the TSNA Scholarship Fund. Please send donations to The Tan Son Nhut Association, PO Box 236, Penryn, PA.


Carvell Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:March 9, 2021

Renewals

1.  Batey, Larry E. (Riverview, Florida)
     377th Supply Squadron, Materials Supply Specialist
     (April 1971 - May 1972)
     (Renewed Membership)
2.  Facey, David G. (Lakeland, Florida)
     460th Field Mainteance Squadron, Jet Engine Mechanic
     (January 1967 - May 1968)
     (New Member)
3.  Nunn, Les. (Pauls Valley, Oklahoma)
     377th Combat Support Group, Combat JAG Officer
     (August 1969 - August 1970)
     (Renewed Membership)
4.  Passi, Henry R. (North East, Maryland)
     7th Air Force Flt Ops, Scatback, T-39 Instructor
     (1969 - 1970)
     (Renewed Membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)February 28, 2021
Email:  

Comments:  The March 2021 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 “2021” button and the March 2021, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:February 16, 2021

Renewals/Donations

1.  Campbell, Thomas J. (West Palm Beach, Flordia)
     Director of Communications, VNAF Compound
     (Renewed Membership for 5 years and Donated to Memorial and General Funds)
2.  Goodno, Solon J. (Gulfport, Mississippi)
     Headquarters, 7th Air Force, 7th AF Graphics
     (January 1970 - August 1971)
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to General Fund)
3.  Maranville, James I. (Clarinda, Iowa)
     360th Tactical Electronics Warfare
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
4.  Medeiros, Robert B. (Forestdale, Massachusetts)
     310th Tactical Airlift Wing (TAS)
     (November 1971 - November 1972)
     (Renewed Membership)
5.  Penn Jr., Hugh D. (Sandy Springs, Georgia)
     633rd Combat Support Group, CBPO
     (February 1969 - January 1970)
     (Renewed Membership for 5 years and Donated to the Memorial and General Funds)
6.  Shea, Mike. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
     1876th Communications Squadron
     (October 1970 - September 1971)
     (Renewed Membership)

Plaque Fry


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:February 6, 2021

Renewals

1.  Byrnes, Dennis. (Royersford, Pennsylvania)
     69th Sig BN, USA
     (Renewed Membership)
2.  Hill, Dale E. (Milton, Florida)
     Det. 5, 6922 Security WIng, Intercept Intel Analyst
     (November 1967 - July 1969)
     (New Member)
3.  Larson, Donald R. (Buffalo, Minnesota)
     10th Finance, Travel Pay and Building Security
     (September 1966 - September 1967)
     (Renewed Membership for 5 Years)
4.  Martin, Johnnie A. (Spencer, North Carolina)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (Renewed Membership)
5.  McAnelly, Michael D. (Dallas, Texas)
     HQ 7th AF, Targets Intelligence for Stell Tiger and Barrel Roll
     (September 1971 - October 1972)
     (New Member)
6.  Remington, Randall J. (Ocean, New Jersey)
     460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
     (February 1968 - February 1969)
     (Renewed Membership)

Plaque Fry


Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)February 4, 2021
Email:  

Comments:  The February 2021 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 “2021” button and the February 2021, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry
It is was great sadness that we report that our brother Harlan Hatfield passed away a few days ago




He served in the US Air Force in 460th Armament and Electronics Mainteance Squadron / Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory(PMEL). He was stationed at TSNA January 1967 - January 1968. He was a long time supporter of the museum and served as the museum's webmaster. His website management and dedication to the museum will be greatly missed. Please keep Harlan's family in your thoughts and prayers


FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:January 17, 2021

Renewals

1.  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 Memorial Fund)
2.  Crane Jr., Alfred C. (Tabb, Virginia)
     13th Recon Tech Squadron (6470th RITS)
     (Renewed Membership)
3.  Gray, Joan I. (Wichita Falls, Texas)
     21st Casualty Staging Unit
     (December 1969 - December 1970)
     (Renewed Membership and Donated to General Fund)

4.  Schluter Jr., Boyd N. (Cass Lake, Minnesota)
     7th AF Tactical Air Control Center
     (Renewed to Life Member)
5.  Swift, Michael T. (Owensboro, Kentucky)
     377th Combat Support Group, Postal Operations/Augmentee wiht 377th Security Police Squadron
     (April 1967 - April 1968)
     (Renewed Membership)

Donations

1.  Anno, Margaret and Stephen
     (Donated to General Fund)
2.  Earnest, Tom A. (San Antonio, Texas)
     377th Combat Support Group
     (Donated to General Fund)
3.  The John W. Bremer Memorial Trust - via Lynn and Linda Patton (Accident, Maryland)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (1971 - 1972)
     (Donated to Scholarship Fund)
4.  Mortensen, Paul. (Payson, Arizona)
     Det 19, 9th Air Postal Squadron, Postal and Courier
     (March 1966 - February 1967)
     (Donated to General Fund)
5.  Tessier, Thomas N. (Nashua, New Hampshire)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (October 1967 - August 1970)
     (Donated to General, Memorial and Scholarship Funds)

Plaque Fry


January 12, 2021

TO ALL MEMBERS:

A $5,000 scholarship is available to high school seniors who are direct descendants of one who served in Vietnam. On behalf of the TSNA Scholarship Committee, I ask members to pass along this scholarship application information to high schools in your area.

The Tan Son Nhut Association is accepting applications from high school seniors who will begin their college education in the Fall of 2021. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2021.

The scholarship recipient must be a direct descendant of one who served in Vietnam for any period from January 1, 1959, to April 30, 1975. Service may be either with the Armed Forces of the United States or the Republic of Vietnam or as a civilian at Tan Son Nhut Air Base either as an American or Vietnamese citizen.

The scholarship is awarded in equal amounts over four years, provided the student maintains a 3.00 grade point average at the end of each school term and completes a minimum of 30 semester hours each year.

Recipients must pursue a four-year degree as a student at an accredited United States accredited college or university which grants bachelor or higher degrees but may begin higher education studies at a two-year accredited institution and transfer to an accredited school to complete the final two years leading to a bachelor's degree.

Complete information about eligibility, distribution of benefits, and renewal of the scholarship and the application form are available at  http://tsna.org/scholarship/index.html and must be mailed no later than May 1, 2021 to:

TSNA Scholarship Committee
c/o Committee Chair
4214 Brenda Street
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72405

Carvell Fry


FROM THE WEBMASTER:January 9, 2021

TO ALL MEMBERS:

A message from Dave Grant (460th AEMS/INA-FLR Shop: December 1967 - September 1967):

I arrived at TSN in Dec 1967, and left in Sept 1969. I was assigned to the 460th AEMS/INS-FLR shop.I have unfortuantely lost many of my pictures from my time on TSN and am looking for anyone that might have some pictures they are willing to share of the flight lines and shop areas

If you have any pictures to share, please contact our Brother Dave Grant at  dcdave247@yahoo.com

Thanks,




FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP:January 1, 2021

Renewals

1.  Bell, Danny E. (Cedartown, Georgia)
     460th AEMS Sq. INS/FLR
     (August 1968 - August 1969)
     (Renewed Membership)
2.  Grimaud, Lowell A. (Carlsbad, California)
     Det 1, 460th Reconnaissance Wing, Flightline Maintenance Officer
     (1967 - 1968)
     (Renewed Membership)
3.  Kinsey, Jerry C. (Athens, Tennessee)
     377th Supply Squadron, Fuel Distribution Operator
     (September 1968 - September 1969)
     (Renewed Membership to Life Member)
4.  Sommerfeldt, Gerald. (Janesville, Wisconsin)
     377th Security Police Squadron
     (October 1967 - January 1968)
     (Renewed Membership)

Donations

1.  Bessette, John.
     3rd Special Ops Squadron Detachment at Bein Hoa - AC-47 "Spooky" Gunship Nav
     (May 1968 - August 1969)
     (Donated to Scholarship Fund)
2.  Brown, Randall W. (Hartford City, Indiana)
     OL1508 Postal and Courier
     (January 1967 - February 1968)
     (Donated to Scholarship Fund)
3.  Carter, Randal S. (Hernando, Mississippi)
     377th Civil Engineer Squadron
     (March 1967 - March 1968 and November 1969 - October 1970)
     (Donated to General Fund)
4.  Ingram, Joseph E. (Augusta, Georgia)
     Headquarters, 2nd Air Division, Air Operations Center, Clerk Typist
     (January 1964 - January 1965)
     (Donated to Memorial Fund)
5.  Jernigan, Johnnie H. (Beavercreek, Ohio)
     460th Armament and Electronics Maintenance Squadron (Navigation Shop)
     (February 1967 - February 1968)
     (Donated to Scholarship Fund)
6.  Lane, James M. (Leland, North Carolina)
     314th TCW
     (September 1965 - December 1965)
     (Donated to Memorial, General, and Scholarship Funds)

Plaque Fry



Name:  Larry Fry  (Detachment 8, 2nd ADVON)December 30, 2020
Email:  

Comments:  The January 2021 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 “2021” button and the January 2021, issue will be the next thing you see.

Larry E. Fry
Editor, Revetments

Plaque Fry

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