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This Gallery Is To Inform You Of The Most Recent Passing Of  Those Within Our Brotherhood, I'm So Sorry!



Oh! How tall these airmen stand
Molded of the finest clay
They pledge their honor and their code
These men in the Scarlet Red Beret

Oh! Knights, Oh! Warriors clad in blue
Lancelot's of modern day
The best our country has to give,
These men in the Scarlet Red Beret

Their battlefields have known no bounds
They lead the brave and show the way
Their courage beacons beams of light
These men in the Scarlet Red Beret

A wave of pride comes over me
A pride that I can't stem nor stay
Humbled just to be among
These men in the Scarlet Red Beret

Unfurl the flag and roll the drums
The buglers must have their anthem play
To honor those who've gone before
These men in the Scarlet Red Beret

To those who've made that final jump
We salute and this we pray
Their memories will never fade
These men in the Scarlet Red Beret

                                         By Major John Lewis, USAF, Ret.
                                 Combat Control Officer
Reflections of a Fallen
Combat Controller



I was that which others did not strive to be.

I went where others feared to go'
I did what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing,
And reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness
Should I fail.

I have seen the face of terror
Felt the stinging cold of fear;
And enjoyed the sweet taste
Of a moment's love

I have cried, pained, and hoped;
But most of all,
I have lived times others would say
were best forgotten.

And now,
As I take my final rest,
I am able to boast
That I am proud of what I was:

An Air Force Combat Controller





Sean Harvell         awarded two Silver Stars....gone

Preceeded by in death, Sean's brother Andy, CCT KIA

Man found dead off Alamitos Beach was a decorated Long Beach combat veteran...........
A decorated combat veteran and native Long Beach resident was found dead Tuesday floating in the water off Alamitos Beach in what authorities say appears to be an “accidental death.”

Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Harvell, 33, was awarded two Silver Stars, the nation’s third highest award for valor, for combat air control while under enemy fire in Afghanistan. The Air Force cited Harvell for exposing himself to enemy fire to direct air support that killed hundreds of enemy combatants during battles in May and July 2007.

His death Tuesday was confirmed by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

A close family friend, 64-year-old Jeff Harris, confirmed Harvell’s identity as a decorated veteran.

Harvell’s younger brother, Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew W. Harvell, 26, died Aug. 6, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was in crashed after being hit with enemy fire from Taliban insurgents.

The Press-Telegram is awaiting comment from the U.S. Air Force.

Harvell was declared dead at 12:59 a.m. Tuesday, said Ed Winter, assistant chief at the Coroner’s Office. His cause of death is being ruled a possible accident. An autopsy is pending and no other details were available Tuesday evening.
Long Beach firefighters were dispatched to the scene near S. 9th Place and E. Ocean Boulevard at 12:46 a.m. after a person called reporting a person down and possibly drowned, said Brian Fisk, a Long Beach Fire Department spokesman. An unknown person pulled Harvell from the water by the time two firefighters and police arrived.

Harvell was cold from the water and couldn’t be revived despite CPR, Fisk said.

Sean Harvell earned his first Silver Star for his actions during operations near Garm Ab Village and Kajaki Sofia, Afghanistan, on May 8 and 30, 2007 while serving as a Combat Controller with the 22nd Expeditionary Special Tactics Squadron.

Despite facing ferocious enemy fire from as close as five meters, he directed air attacks that destroyed Taliban positions, saving his teammates’ lives, according to his award citation. Later, during an ambush, he directed F-18 strafing runs within 45 feet of his position to rout enemy insurgents.

“On 30 May 2007, while attempting the recovery of a downed CH-47 helicopter and United States Army aircrew, he was wounded and knocked unconscious by a rocket propelled grenade fired by Taliban militants in a daring daylight ambush,” the citation said. “Regaining consciousness and bleeding from multiple wounds, Sergeant Harvell engaged Taliban fighters with his personal M-4 carbine, M-12 shotgun and then grenades while simultaneously directing deadly, danger-close air attacks on the insurgent force, effectively neutralizing all enemy threats to his team and allowing another special operations team to recover the remains of all service members and sensitive equipment from the crash site.”

Harvell was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a second Silver Star for actions with the same unit in combat on July 25, 2007.

According to his award citation, he and his unit was engulfed in an eight-hour firefight with Taliban forces while trying to clear a compound along the Helmand River. Harvel led a small team into the compound, drew gunfire away from his teammates, sprinted across open ground while taking machine gun fire from 30 feet away and directed A-10 fighter and AC-130 gunship air support that ultimately took out the enemy compound once he and his team had retreated.

Harvell lost his younger brother in combat the year after he received his Silver Stars.

The crash that killed Andrew Harvell and 37 others, many of whom were elite Navy SEALs, was the largest single deadliest loss for American forces in the decade-old war, according to news reports at the time.

Sean Harvell accompanied his younger brother’s body on its final transport back to Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

Harvell stayed in the military until the last few years, Harris said, but wasn’t certain on exactly when he left the Air Force. He worked at a motorcycle repair shop for a time until he was contacted by the Department of Defense to do contract work in Iraq.

Harris said Harvell was due to return to Iraq shortly, but that he did not know the nature of his contract work, which he understood to be classified.

The circumstances of his death remain under investigation.

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- The Special Tactics community mourns the loss of retired Tech. Sgt. Sean Harvell, a highly decorated Air Force combat controller who passed away April 26.


“Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of Sean,” said Col. Michael Flatten, 24th Special Operations Wing vice commander. “Sean served his nation admirably, often in the face of insurmountable odds. He was a fierce warrior on the battlefield, and an incredible brother to those who served alongside him. He was larger than life.”

Harvell, 33, was a war veteran from Long Beach, California, with several deployments resulting in two Silver Star medals, the Purple Heart, and multiple Bronze Star medals. Including Harvell, there have only been three Airmen to receive two Silver Star medals for heroic actions against an enemy of the United States; there have been a total of seven U.S. military members to receive two Silver Stars since 9/11.

“Sean Harvell was a man who left everyone who met him with their own memory and story. He overcame, he persevered, whether on the battlefield or everyday life,” retired Chief Master Sgt. John Thomas said, “He was easy to love because of what he gave back to those he cared about. Loyal, funny, fierce and courageous. He changed my life when I met him and his passing will change it again.”

As a Special Tactics combat controller, he was a static line and military freefall jumper, a combat diver, and qualified in joint terminal attack control conducting close air support strikes during combat. He was medically retired from the Air Force after almost a decade of service.

Harvell is preceded in death by his brother, Staff Sgt. Andrew Harvell, who was also a combat controller. Andrew was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011.

“The Special Tactics community is absolutely committed to honoring Sean,” Flatten said. “He was the epitome of service before self; he was the kind of Airman who would readily sacrifice himself for his brother, his teammates, and the mission. It’s a terrible loss to the Air Force and special operations community, and we will never forget what Andy and Sean gave in service to their country.”







Jimmy Viernes lived a full life at fast speed............
I regret to inform you of the untimely death of Albert “Jimmy” J. Viernes who deceased at the age of 57 on February 1, 2016 after a long battle of pancreatic cancer while residing at Henderson, NV.
 
Viewing shall take place at the Palm Eastern Mortuary & Cemetery at 7600 S. Eastern Ave; Las Vegas, NV 89123; (702) 464-8500 on February 6 from 2pm until 6pm. A Memorial service will follow the viewing from 6pm to 7pm.

Flowers, donations, sympathy cards and condolences are acceptable in care of the funeral home at the above address.

He graduated from the Combat Control School in Class 81-2 while stationed at Pope with subsequent assignments to Clark, AB, PI and Kadena AB, JP.

Rest in Peace, CT


Albert “Jim” Viernes, 57 years old has been a resident of the Henderson area for the past 18 years. Jim passed away on February 1st, 2016 at his home with his family after a brave fight with Pancreatic cancer for almost 9 years. 

He was born August 18th, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to Albert and Ramona Viernes. His first marriage was to Eleanor Abad Santos and they had 3 daughters, Minette, Lyssa and Nikki. His second marriage is when he found his soul mate and partner for life, Rosanna and stepdaughter, Janelle.

Albert was a retired U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant, Parachutist, Combat Control Craftsman and in Special Ops. He was a Peacetime and Gulf War Vet. He has been an Air Traffic Control Specialist for most of his military life that spanned for almost 21 years. He trained in the United States and abroad and received several awards. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force with Honorable Discharge, he wanted to venture out more so he worked briefly as a flight attendant with the Scenic Eagle Airlines in Las Vegas, Nevada. He soon became a tour guide with Papillion Helicopter and then a Casino Pit Clerk at Treasure Island. He soon went back to his first love as an Air Traffic Controller at McCarran Airport for 3 years and decided to venture into a new field in the medical industry and graduated from PIMA as a Radiology Technologist. He worked as a Radiology Tech at Steinberg Diagnostics for 5 years. Jim finally decided to retire for the second time and decided to become the event planner and tour guide for his own family and friends from that point on.

Jim was known as a “joker” to everyone he associated with but also had an excellent work ethic. Jim would often give good advice to family and friends and was a mentor to others. He loved traveling with his family and friends and being adventurous. Jim was very personable and showed compassion and understanding to anyone that crossed his path. He was well versed and knowledgeable with current events and history. Family time was an utmost important value that he demonstrated in his life. Jim was a loving husband, father, brother and loyal friend with a positive outlook on life and will be greatly missed!

Info for Albert Jimmy Viernes' Funeral Service

When:  Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time:  Viewing 1400L (2pm) - 1800L (6pm)
Memorial service to follow immediately after the viewing 1800L (6pm) - 1900L (7pm)

Where: Palm Eastern Mortuary

7600 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 464-8500




John L. Johnston           11/19/1938 - 05/16/2015

Born in rural Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, John was the fourth of Mozella and William Johnston’s five children. Living in rural communities demanded physical strength and a spiritual integrity that would serve him throughout life. As a young man he worked a multitude of jobs to assist his family and in 1955 John joined the U.S. Air Force upon High School graduation. He trained as a Titan 2 ICBM communications operator and parachutist. Ever ready to challenge himself, John was selected to join Air Force Combat Controllers/Special Forces and participated in conflicts worldwide. John became a decorated Vietnam War veteran. During the Southeast Asia conflict John became a Shadow Warrior in covert missions in Laos and Cambodia. His name is among those commemorated on a monument at Combat Controller’s Headquarters in North Carolina. He concluded his Air Force career as an NCO Academy Instructor at Bergstrom AFB. Senior Master Sergeant Johnston retired his accomplished and decorated 24-year military career in 1979.   After a long bout with Parkinson’s disease, John passed away on May 16, 2015.

John was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on November 2, 2015.






Alvin "HUD" Huddleston, My Original Chief

Steve Jones, obit below & Chief Hud

It is with the deepest regret that I inform you of the untimely death on January 5, 2016 of retired CMSgt  Alvin “Chief Hud” S. Huddleston, at age 77  of 12510 Green Darner; San Antonio, TX 78253

He is survived by his loving wife Ursula, faithful Son Tony and devoted Daughter Cindy.

His Combat Control Team assignments included: Hurlburt, Viet Nam, Dover, Charleston and Howard.  One of his most notable missions was the humanitarian mission to Jonestown, Guyana during the mass suicides of 914 persons in 1978. He was a prestigious Senior Enlisted Advisor to the base Wings while stationed at Howard, Pope and Castle AFB where he retired on 31 October, 1988.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on January 22 at 1330 Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery located at: 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd; San Antonio, TX 78209; (210) 820-3891. A Honor Guard has been requested for the service.            

Al served his country for some 33 years in the U.S. Air Force. He obtained a Degree in Business at California State University. He was always responsive to the needs of other people. He was a Life Member 041 of the Combat Control Association where he took an active role.

Rest in Peace my friend, CT 

CMSgt. Alvin S. Huddleston, age 77, of San Antonio passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

He was born on August 1, 1938 to Harry Huddleston and Jessie Boche Huddleston in Boise, Idaho. Alvin is survived by his wife of 30 years Ursula, his Daughter and Son in Law Cindy and Brian Swank, Son Tony, two granddaughters, one great grandson, a sister Celia Huddleston, as well as many Nieces and Nephews, his Family in Germany and Belgium and his beloved dogs Lily and Bailey. He was preceded in death by his son Dean. Al loved his country.

He retired from the USAF after 33 years as a Combat Controller, Special Operations. Al was a Vietnam veteran and did two Combat Jumps. He was on the first team to arrive in Jonestown Guyana to discover the immense massacre. He loved mentoring and training young Airmen and left a long lasting impact on many who became future leaders. He enjoyed traveling with his wife to Germany, Europe and South America, sampling beers all over the world.

Because he was a Parachutist, he called his home "Hud's Drop Zone" Everyone was always welcome at Hud's Drop Zone. He truly enjoyed BBQ'ing steaks while dazzling his friends with his war stories. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, 22 January 2016 at 1:30 PM at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Update on CMSgt Al Huddleston arrangements -  Donations in lieu of Flowers or gifts: Ursula requests that donations be made to either Fischer House or the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation in lieu of flowers or gifts.

Mass for the living will be held on Friday at 1000 at St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic church, 6150 Roft Rd, San Antonio, TX 78253

Graveside service at Ft Sam Houston Cemetery at 1330.

No-Host, informal reception to follow at Hills and Dales, Babcock Rd and Loop 1604.

Link to obituary: http://porterloring.tributes.com/obituary/show/CMSgt.-Alvin-S.-Huddleston-103190132.................. Tim Brown





James “Tex” I. Elledge



I regret to inform you of the death of James “Tex” I. Elledge (MSgt,Ret), age 81 of 220 Todd Cir; Warner Robins, GA who deceased on January 23, 2014 of unknown causes.

He was born on May 28, 1932 in Montague, TX to the parents William and Edna Elledge. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy after 35 years of marriage; Son: James I. Elledge, Jr; Sisters: Alice Moreland and Nancy Labowski.

Hi memory will forever be treasured by his loving children: Maragret C. Pickles (Robert) of Mansfield, TX and Donald G. Elledge (Jennie) of Riverview, FL; five great grandchildren; brothers, William P. Elledge, Jr of Breckenbridge, TX and John H. Elledge of Odessa, TX, and several adoring nieces and nephews.

The funeral service took place at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins, GA on January 28, 2014 with interment at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery in Macon, GA..

Tex graduated from the Combat Control School in Class 65-4. His military assignments were: Warner Robins, Forbes, Viet Nam, Mildenhall and Warner Robins.

Rest in PeaceCT


James ''Tex'' Elledge, 81, entered into rest on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Tex was born on May 28, 1932 in Montague, Texas. He joined the U.S. Air Force at a young age retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant and twenty-eight years of honorable service. Tex was a resident of Warner Robins since 1995, however served his first and last assignments at Robins Air Force Base. Blessed with the "gift of gab," Tex enjoyed sharing stories with family and friends. He was always there to assist others when needed.
His wife of fifty-five years, Dorothy J. Brinkley Elledge; son, James I. Elledge, Jr.; parents, William Paul and Edna Cook Elledge; and sisters, Alice Mattilene Moreland and Nancy Ann Labowski, preceded him in death.

His memory will forever be treasured by his loving children, Margaret Carolyn Pickles (Robert) of Mansfield, Texas and Donald G. Elledge (Jennie) of Riverview, Florida; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, William P. Elledge, Jr. of Breckenridge, Texas and John Hiarm Elledge of Odessa, Texas; and several adoring nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - Central Georgia Affiliates, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 101, Macon, GA 31201.
James ''Tex'' Elledge, 81, entered into rest on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Tex was born on May 28, 1932 in Montague, Texas. He joined the U.S. Air Force at a young age retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant and twenty-eight years of honorable service. Tex was a resident of Warner Robins since 1995, however served his first and last assignments at Robins Air Force Base. Blessed with the "gift of gab," Tex enjoyed sharing stories with family and friends. He was always there to assist others when needed.
His wife of fifty-five years, Dorothy J. Brinkley Elledge; son, James I. Elledge, Jr.; parents, William Paul and Edna Cook Elledge; and sisters, Alice Mattilene Moreland and Nancy Ann Labowski, preceded him in death.

His memory will forever be treasured by his loving children, Margaret Carolyn Pickles (Robert) of Mansfield, Texas and Donald G. Elledge (Jennie) of Riverview, Florida; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, William P. Elledge, Jr. of Breckenridge, Texas and John Hiarm Elledge of Odessa, Texas; and several adoring nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 28, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - Central Georgia Affiliates, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 101, Macon, GA 31201.
- See more at: http://www.mcculloughfh.com/obituary/MSgt-James-Tex-Elledge-USAF-Ret/Warner-Robins-GA/1335030#sthash.82a2Rw2M.dpuf






Marshall “Olie” T. Oliphant, Jr.

I regret to inform you of the death of Marshall “Olie” T. Oliphant, Jr. (TSgt/Ret) who deceased on November 29, 2015 at the age of 77 while living at 8500 W. Colter St. in Glendale, AZ

His funeral service was conducted on December 8th at Menke Funeral Home in Sun City, AZ with interment at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with military honors.

He started his military service in the U.S. Army. His Air Force career began at Keesler with subsequent Combat Control assignments at Hurlburt, Viet Nam, Mc Chord, Viet Nam, Charleston teams. He retired while stationed at Luke during 1977 in a non-CCT assignment.

He took an active role in the Combat Control Association as LM- 649 and attended several CCA reunions.

Rest in Peace, CT

Marshall Thomas Oliphant, Jr., 77, of Glendale, Arizona passed away November 29, 2015. Visitation will be 10-11 with funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Menke Funeral Home Chapel. Interment with military honors will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.







John R. Jones; Sewart, Viet Nam, Dyess

I regret to inform you of the death of TSgt (Ret.) John R. Jones, age 86 of Euless, TX who deceased on June 25, 2015 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

 He is survived by his loving wife Nita, and devoted sons: Cole, Paul, Michael and Daniel Jones.

 John had prior military service with the U.S. Army and served  with distinguished service in Korea.

 He started his Combat Control career during 1963 at Sewart with subsequent assignments to Ft Campbell, Dyess, Viet Nam, and back to Dyess where he culminated his outstanding military service.

 He was buried with military honors at the Dallas-Ft Worth National Cemetery.

 Rest in Peace, CT







Bernard "BT" Santos     Travis AFB

From the CCA;  CCA Member Bernard "BT" Santos (A-90047) died from an apparent heart attack on Dec 7, 2015.

Member Les Hall LM-743 passed on the following information:
 
I just learned that a guy who served in Combat Control in the '50's or early '60's has passed away.  Bernard (BT) Santos.  I believe he was also a pararescueman.  Some old timers may remember him.  Not sure if he was a member of the CCA.

I found out from a posting on a Facebook site for retired Los Angeles ARTC Center folks.  Santos was a computer tech or operator and also a lawyer for the FAA.  Here's the post.

Some of you old timers might remember a former ZLA employee for AF and a friend of mine for the last 40 years. Bernard "BT" Santos passed away of an apparent heart attack on December 7th 2015. He lived in Carson City NV. BT was retired AF Special Services and worked ZLA as a Computer Operator on the HOST floor. He went to law school, got a law degree and took a position in the Alaska Region as one of their Regional Counsel in ~1977. He retired about 20 years ago.

I regret to inform you of the untimely death of Bernard “Bernie” T. Santos, age 85 of Carson City, NV who deceased on December 7, 2015 of an apparent heart attack.

He was a long time Pararescue man prior to joining the 60th Aerial Port Squadron Combat Control Team at Travis AFB, CA during the mid-1960’s, and retired from the U.S.A.F. during 1968. After his retirement from military service he was employed by the FAA.

No other information will be published per his living desires.............. Rest in Peace, CT






David A. Gfeller...... oh the memories

It is with the deepest regret that I inform you of the untimely death of David A. Gfeller, age 71 of 2692 Highland Ave, Space 115; Highland CA 92346 who deceased on December 7 of cardiac arrest.

He is survived by Daughter: Renae Carr of Highland, CA; Brother: Donald Gfeller of Blue Springs, MO; Sons: Mike & Kriss Gfeller of Dallas, TX, John & Ali Gfeller of West Yellowstone, MT; Lake Gfeller of Highland, CA; Chayton Gfeller and Daughter: Timber Gfeller of Blue Springs, MO; Grandsons: Wolfgang and Gunnar;  Son in Law: David Carr and their children Brentyn and Jon David Carr.

Dave graduated from Combat Control School in Class 69-1 with military assignments at McGuire, Norton, Viet Nam and again at Norton where he was medically retired as a TSgt during 1977. He was Life Member 459 of the Combat Control Association.

He shall be buried with full military honors at the Riverside National Cemetery at Riverside, CA at a date and time to be determined.

May you Rest in Peace my Friend, CT

The burial ceremony for David Gfeller will take place at Riverside National Cemetery located at  22495 Van Buren Blvd; Riverside, CA on Tuesday, December 15 at 1000A.M.





Kenneth L. Voyles of Eagleville, TN

I regret to inform you of the death of Kenneth L. Voyles of Eagleville, TN who passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the age of 91 as a result of ailments associated with aging.

He was born on March 15, 1924 in Hockerville, OK to the late William M and

Elizabeth Voyles. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bessie L. Voyles; step father Elmer L. Whited, and Brother Floyd Junior Voyles.

Survivors include his five sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby and Cherlyn of Breman, GA; Harold and Shirley of Manchester, Kenneth Jr. and Teresa Voyles of Franklin, Garry and Debbie Voyles of Eagleville, David and Nyla Voyles of Sparta, TN. He had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His funeral service was conducted at the Woodfin Memorial Chapel and subsequent burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, TN on October 3rd with full military honors

He served our great nation in the military for a total of 21 years in WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars. His Combat .Control assignments included several assignments at Sewart, TN with the 2nd Aerial Port Squadron starting in 1957, and a subsequent three year tour of duty in Germany. He retired from the Air Force during 1967.

May he Rest in Peace, CT






Lewis “Lew” E. May, Jr. (MSgt/Ret)

It is with the deepest regret that I inform you of the death of Lewis “Lew” E. May, Jr. (MSgt/Ret) who deceased of heart failure at the age of 75 on October 18th at his home at 4271 Cove Rd; Jasper, GA 30143. He was born on December 30, 1939 to Lewis E. Mar Sr. and wife Vada Moore May.

He is survived by his loving wife Debra; dedicated sons, Lewis E. May, III of Denver, CO, Martin May of Hampton, VA; devoted Daughter Cynthia McClain of Virginia Beach, VA; Step-daughters: Amy Bishop of Jasper, Kelly Kirk of Jasper, GA, Amanda Johnson of AL, Kim Chambers of Jasper Brother: Charles “Chuck” May of Bloomington, IN; Grandson: Forrest Lern Kuler and eight awesome step-grandchildren

The funeral service will be held 3:00p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home located at: 206 Holly St – Jasper, GA 30143 (706) 253-7500. Interment will be at 10:30a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015 at Georgia National VA Cemetery in Canton, GA located at: 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr; Canton, GA. Visitation will be from 6:00p.m. until 9p.m.on Tuesday; 9a.m.until 9:00p.m., and on Wednesday from 9a.m. until the funeral hour on Thursday at the funeral home.

Lew began his Combat Control Team career at Sewart AFB, TN during 1963 followed by assignments to the teams at Wiesbaden, Viet Nam and Langley. He was a member of the USAFE Blue Master Parachute Team during 1966 while at Wiesbaden. Upon his military retirement he was employed by the FAA in Oklahoma City, OK.

Lew was one of the finest men that one will ever know, and may you Rest in Peace my friend, CT                                





Richard “Dick” N. Coyle

I regret to inform you of the death of Richard “Dick” N. Coyle of 6501 Avondale Dr; Oklahoma City, OK 73116 who deceased at the age of 83 due to complications from cancer.

He was survived by his fiancée Teresa Evans; Sons: Price, Nolan, Sean and their extended families.

Dick served our great nation as a Combat Control Team officer at Sewart AFB, TN during 1956-1957.

He was active in church life as well as professional organizations. He was LM-687 of the Combat Control Association.

A Memorial Mass will be conducted at the Christ the King Catholic Church at 8005 Dorset Dr.in Oklahoma City on Wednesday October 21 at 11a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations and the like etc., please do a random act of kindness for someone.

Rest in Peace, CT






Alexander “Alex or Mac” MacPherson

I regret to inform you of the death of Alexander “Alex or Mac” MacPherson who deceased on July 29, 2015 at the age of 85 while living in Wake Forest, NC.. He is survived by his loving wife Shelia, and many family members. A Celebration of Life was conducted at St. John’s Episcopal Church on August 6th and internment followed this service.

His Combat Control Team assignments were mainly at Hurlburt starting during 1963 as a MSgt. He was instrumental in the rescue attempts for his fellow Combat Controller who drowned in Panama during 1964.

He joined the CIA after his military service in the U.S. Air Force, but came back for parachute training in both personnel and heavy equipment airdrop techniques at Hurlburt. Much has been written about his exploits around the world – some of which are factual.

May he Rest in Peace, CT.




Steve "BONES" Jones            

It is with the deepest regret that I inform you of the unfortunate death of Steve “Bones” Daniel. Jones, (SMSgt, Ret) on Wednesday, 09.23.15 at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola FL as the result of a motorcycle accident on September 16 at the age of 61.

 He was born on June 7, 1954 to Vera F. Jones and James E. Jones in Washington, D.C.

As a child, his family moved many times as his father was career Air Force. He particularly enjoyed childhood memories of Panama, CZ. After graduating from high school in Salem, OR, he followed his father’s footsteps and joined the Air Force during 1974. He continued his education and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with a minor in Criminal Justice.

He graduated Combat Control School in Class 75-3 while he was stationed at Dyess with subsequent assignments to Howard AB, Panama Canal Zone, Pope and Hurlburt. Steve was a highly decorated Air Commando having served in Operation Just Cause in Panama, and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the Gulf Was and in Mogadishu, Somalia. Steve was highly regarded by his CCT teammates and was often “hand-picked” by his leaders to do the most daring missions because they knew he wouldn’t fail. His last assignment was as the superintendent, 6tgh Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt where he was involved in the Foreign Internal Defense mission, teaching combat related skills to assist foreign aviation forces in airpower employment, sustainment and force integration. He retired from active duty on Oct. 1, 1998, and later worked as an instructor at the Special Tactics Training Squadron, where he taught new Special Tactics CCT and Pararescuemen advanced combat readiness skills.

After his retirement, Steve was an active member of the Bikers Against Child Abuse, and obtained his Guardian Ad Litern certification. He enjoyed power paragliding along the Gulf Coast, camping and a good cigar. He was Life Member 128 of the Combat Control
Association.

Steve is survived by Terri his loving wife of 36 years, daughters Stephanie of Mary Esther and Rachel of Orlando who he was especially proud of his daughters for completing their education and wonderful young ladies they have grown to be. Additional survivors include mother Vera Jones of Salem; father James Jones and stepmother Venita Jones of Pace, FL; siblings Kenneth Jones of Salem, Russell Jones of Monterey, CA and Kathleen Gwillim of Shipman, IL

A Celebration of Life shall be conducted at the Soundside Club at Hurlburt Field on Saturday, 09.26.15 at 1400. He will be buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla., on Monday.  Family and invited close friends only.  R.I.P.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s name to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box758517, Topeka, KS 66675; Bikers Against Child Abuse, P.O. Box 5159, Navarre, FL 32566 or the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

May he Rest in Peace, CT








Matthew D. Roland

Lexington airman killed in 'insider' Afghanistan attack was in Special Operations
Fort Bragg airman killed in Afghanistan remembered at memorial

It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of Captain Matthew David Roland, age 27, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 26, 2015. He was killed at a vehicle checkpoint at a forward operating base when two individuals wearing Afgan National Defense and Security Forces opened fire on him as well as SSgt Forrest B. Sibley. NATO service members returned fire and killed the shooters at Camp Antonik – Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was a proud member of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, FL. He was born  at Ellsworth AFB, SD on December 24, 1987. Being a member of a military family he lived at Dyess AFB,TX; Kirtland AFB, NM and Lexington, KY. He graduated at Lexington Catholic High School before entering the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO where he graduated in Class 2010. He graduated Combat Control School in Class 11-003, and Advanced Skills Training in Class 42.

Captain Roland is survived by his parents: Col. (Ret.) USAF Mark and Barbara Roland; sister: Erica Roland; niece: Willamina Roland; paternal grandparents: Dr. and Mrs. Earl Roland of Anderson, SC and maternal grandmother Rita Thomas of Louisville, KY. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Richard Baugh.

The family will receive visitors in his honor from 5-7pm on Tuesday September 8, 2015 at Lexington Catholic High School; followed by a Memorial Ceremony at 7pm. Another Memorial Service will be conducted on Monday, September 14 at 0900 in the Freedom Hangar at Hurlburt. Burial in the future will take place at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made in Captain Roland's memory to the Combat Control Association.

May he Rest in Peace,


CT

Forrest B. Sibley

NC airman 1 of 2 killed during attack in Afghanistan
Fallen Special Tactics hero honored at squadron tribute

It is with the deepest regret that I inform you the death of Staff Sergeant Forrest Brent Sibley, age 31, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 26, 2015. He was killed at a vehicle checkpoint at a forward operating base when two individuals wearing Afgan National Defense and Security Forces opened fire on him as well as Captain Matthew D. Roland. NATO service members returned fire and killed the shooters at Camp Antonik – Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

He was currently assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, NC. He was a four-time Bronze Star recipient, once with the Valor device, and had deployed four times to sensitive locations around the world in his nearly seven years of service. He is survived by his parents of Pensacola, FL.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 14 at 0900 at the Freedom Hangar at Hurlburt Field.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 15, from 1400 to 1700 at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel located at 131 Moffett Rd, Bldg. 1982; Pensacola, FL 32508. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 16 at 1100 at the same address. Interment will follow the service at the Barrancas National Cemetery at 1400. A military Honor Guard has been requested. It has not been decided by the family at this time what the desires are in lieu of flowers.

Forrest graduated from Niceville, FL high school. He graduated from the Combat Control School in Class 09-005, and Advanced Skills Training Class 35. He was CCA Life Member 1345.

May he Rest in Peace,

CT

Two fallen Special Tactics Airmen honored, remembered




Scott D. Heuer, age 57, of Abilene, TX
I regret to inform you of the death of Scott D. Heuer, age 57, of Abilene, TX who deceased during June, 2015 after a long illness.

A Service was conducted at the American Legion Post 36 at Des Plaines, IL on June 28 that was attended by family and friends to honor Scott.

He graduated CCS in Class 81-3 while stationed at Littlerock  with further assignments at Mc Chord, Hurlburt and Clark AB.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force during 2001 as a MSgt, and was LM-099.

Further details will be provided as they become available.
Rest in Peace,
CT


Don Bueneman, Steve Horvath, Bill Coffee, Mike Nazionale, Scott Heuer, Rick Caffee, Chris Belcher (PJ), Dale Watkins, Dave Thompson, and Wayne Gardner




Marty B. Bettelyoun Dies in Parachute Accident

I regret to inform you of the untimely death of TSgt Marty B. Bettelyoun, age 35, who deceased on August 3, 2015 as a result of a military freefall training accident in the Eglin Florida training area. He was assigned to the 720th Operations Support Squadron – 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, FL.

He is survived by his devoted wife Jennifer and five loving children that range from age 3 to 14 years old.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 0900am at the Freedom Hangar at Hurlburt.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Coastline Calvary Chapel, 1122 Oriole Beach Road in Gulfbreeze.

A graveside service will immediately follow at 3:00pm at Barrancas National Cemetery located at: 1 Cemetery Road; NAS Pensacola, FL 32508.

Marty was born in Eugene, OR and graduated Oregon City High School during 1997. He graduated Combat Control School in Class 06-04, and Advanced Skills Training in Class 22. As the NCOIC, Surveys and Assault Zones, Marty provided assault zone and survey program management, training and oversight for eight special tactics units encompassing over 900 Special Operations personnel.

Rest in Peace, CT


USAF Combat Control Team (CCT) member, Technical Sergeant Marty Bettelyoun stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL. Marty died from injuries while participating in a routine military freefall parachuting exercise.  He has served in combat roles for more than 14 years as both a SERE instructor and combat controller and died as a member of the most decorated unit in the Air Force.  As a Special Tactics Combat Controller in the 24th Special Operations Wing, he was part of a team of Combat Controllers, Pararescue (PJs), Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), and Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT), and specialized mission support personnel who often go into battle along side our world's finest Special Operations Forces (SOF).  Marty commonly deployed or trained with Navy SEALs, Marine Reconnaissance, Army Rangers and Special Forces teams. A married father of five, he was the epitome of tip-of-spear warrior, teammate, friend, father, and husband.  The money raised will be passed directly to Marty's widow.  Click the link above for more photos, information, and to donate.




     Malachie Ringlieb
I regret to inform you of the death of Malachie “Mal” J. Ringlieb who deceased at his home in Tennessee on April 14, 2015. The cause of his untimely death was cancer. He graduated Combat Control School in Class 81-4 while stationed at Rhein Main, Germany with a subsequent assignment to Pope AFB, NC. 

May he Rest in Peace............CT




Tom Naragon
I regret to inform you of the untimely death of Thomas H. Naragon, MSgt (Ret), of 6 Hope St; Lisbon Falls, ME who deceased on April 18, 2015 after a three  year battle of Pancreatic Cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife Ramona, Sons: Michael of  McKenney, VA, Matthew E. and his wife, Susan of Stafford, VA and Mark of Baldwinsville, NY;  Stepson Richard of Otisville, NY; three Grand-daughters: Jessica, Jennifer and Jasmyne, and Great-grandson George.

He was born in Zanesville, OH on February 6, 1947, the son of Ruth I. (Hiles) Naragon and Howard L. Naragon (deceased) of Roseville, OH. Tom graduated from Roseville High School, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on April 16, 1966, and retired  after serving 20 years with Combat Control Teams.


He graduated CCS in class 67-8 while stationed at Travis with subsequent military assignments at: Mildenhall, Pope, McGuire, Shaw, Ramstein and Norton.  He also retired from the Maine Turnpike Authority in highway maintenance department.

He was CCA Life Member 132. He was also a member of the Lisbon United Methodist Church, Ye Steivos, Slovak Catholic Association, Coombs-Mountfort American Legion Post 158, Lisbon Eagles Aerie 4131 and the Left Hand Club.

Burial will be at a local area VA Cemetery. A Memorial Service shall be conducted on May 19th with a local military honor guard present.

Rest in Peace my Friend...................CT
AUBURN-Thomas H. Naragon (68) of 6 Hope Street, Lisbon Falls, died after 3 years of fighting pancreatic cancer with his family by his side and he parachuted into the Lord's arms. He was born in Zanesville, Ohio on February 6, 1947, the son of Ruth I. (Hiles) Naragon and Howard L. Naragon (deceased) of Roseville, Ohio. Tom graduated from Roseville High School, enlisted in the United States Air Force on April 16th, 1966 and retired after serving 20 years with Combat Control Teams. Upon his retirement, he moved to Lisbon Falls and married Ramona A. (Verrill) Ellison on February 14, 1987. He retired from The Maine Turnpike Authority in highway maintenance.He was a member of the Lisbon Falls Methodist Church, the Combat Control Association, Ye Steivos, The Slovak Catholic Association, Coombs-Mountfort American Legion Post 158, Lisbon, Eagles Airie 4131, and the Left Hand Club. He is survived by his wife Ramona of Lisbon Falls, sons Michael of, McKenney, VA, Matthew E. and his wife Susan, of Stafford, VA, and Mark of Baldwinsville, NY, and step-son Richard of Otisville, NY, three granddaughters Jessica, Jennifer, and Jasmyne and great-grandson, George.

Visitation Crosman Funeral Home Monday MAY 18, from 6-8 PM. Funeral will be celebrated at the funeral home on Tuesday MAY 19, at 10 AM. Committal will follow at 12 Noon at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, MT. Vernon Rd. Augusta. A service of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.  You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Thomas' life by visiting his quest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com




Robert McKee Taylor Jr.

Robert M. Taylor Jr. deceased of pneumonia on January 28, 2015 at the age of 82 at the Liberty Lane Hospice at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC.

He is survived by Sisters: Pattie Mitchell, Evelyn Eller; Brother: Alton Taylor; two nephews, two nieces; one great nephew and two great nieces.

A full military funeral service was conducted on February 1st with a U.S Air Force Honor Guard at the Whitley Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Debra Madden officiating. Entombment followed the service at the Carolina Memorial Park at Kannapolis, NC.
Robert served in the U.S. Army (Airborne) for three years, and retired from Combat Control after 20 years of outstanding service to our great nation. His military  assignments were: Sidi Slaiame, Morocco; RAF Station in Wattisham, UK; Ton Son Nhut Air Base in Viet Nam; Udorn Air Base in Thailand;  1198th Operations and Evaluations at Norton AFB and Detachment 19, 1131 USAF S&S – Headquarters Command.

He fulfilled his service to others by being Life Member 244 of the CCA.  He was also a member of the following associations: Air Commando Association, Air Force Sergeants Association, Retired Enlisted Association, Disabled American Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign War Association, American Legion and the Moose Lodge.

Rest In Peace, CT

Went by "Granny" Taylor is correct. He and Kenny Young, Dave Cavanagh were three CCT assigned to to a Special Ops C-130 unit based at Norton; separate from the Norton Team . It was disbanded in early 70's.................Charlie McCarthy

James J. Stanford was another CCT member of the 1198th Operational Evaluation & Training at Norton. The unit became non-operational during 1972 with the transfer of the aircraft to Hurlburt as part of the Combat Talon program there. The unit finally closed it's doors at Norton during 1973.....CT



Alcide "BULL" Benini; The 1st Combat Controller
Bull Benini passed this morning around 0900 in a nursing-home near Langley AFB, VA.  May he rest in peace. 

According to his daughter Jane, burial will be scheduled at Arlington sometime in the near future.

I will be coordinating with Jane to gather information to pass to the CCT Community as soon as it is available. 

Benini was the first Combat Controller and is the namesake of the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation Museum.

MORE DETAILS WHEN AVAILABLE.

Please forward this information to your CCT brothers.

Sincerely,

Gene Adcock
5 Latrobe Court, Southern Pines, NC 28387
Home Phone: 910 684-8042

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Alcide "BULL" Benini

1940-1942:  31st Infantry Regiment

1942-1945: POW

POW INTERVIEW, click here

1946-1947: 2nd Airborne Division

1948-1952: 82nd Airborne (Pathfinder)

1952-Jan. 1953: USA SF at Ft Bragg

1953-1970: Combat Control -  Retired July 31, 1970

2015: Recogninized for Life of Service, click here

He was CCA LM-114................... CT

Alcide (Bull) Sylvio Benini, 93 years young, died 16 Apr 2015, in the Hampton Veterans Administration Hospital Hospice.

A viewing and memorial will be held Sunday, 19 April, at 430 pm, at the Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown. His final resting place will be Arlington Cemetery; Alcide was born 15 October, 1921, in Cologna, Italy. With his mom Elvira (Zanoni), sister Ancilla, and brother Adriano, he boarded the Conte Grande ship and immigrated to the United States entering though Ellis Island in February 1930, to join his father Luigi Benini who was working in the coalmines of Pennsylvania.

Alcide joined the Army 6 May, 1940, arrived in the Philippines Jun, 1940, and was captured 7 April, 1942. He survived the Bataan Death March, Japanese Death Ships, and the Japanese POW camps, serving three years and four months, until the end of World War II. He returned to the US 15 October 1945. After his release he served with the 82nd Airborne Division Pathfinder platoon. During his assignment to the Pathfinder Platoon, Benini was fully trained Master Parachutist. In January, 1953 he left the Army and enlisted in the United States Air Force to establish the Air Force Pathfinders later renamed Combat Controllers. He achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) and was in the running for the first CMSgt of the Air Force. Named in his honor is the Benini Heritage Center and Museum located at the Combat Control School at Pope Field, NC.

Alcide is survived by his sister Anna Thomas; brother Frank Benini; and his children, Michael and Christopher Benini, Jane Ables, Lisa and Lori Benini, grandchildren Brittany and Kaylee Ables, Daniel and Isabella Benini.

He was preceded in death by his father Luigi, mother Elvira, sister Ancilla, and brother Adriano.

He was a true hero to both his nation and his family and will be truly missed.

Donations may be made to the Combat Control School Heritage Foundation (CCSHF) any veterans organizations, of your choice, rather than flowers.
Bull will be buried at Arlington Cemetery August 26, 2015 at 1245




There are men who have a determination of spirit that transcends the aspirations of most. These men answer a call, which comes deep from within the essence of their own convictions.

They share a kindred amongst themselves and though never spoken, its' strength exceeds the power of any outside ideals forced upon it.

The sacrifices made from their ranks are great, and each loss falls hard among those who remain. Yet they continue, knowing each time they step into the sun, the rays that penetrate their souls are the voices of their comrades leading them on to the next adventure.

                                                                                                                                                     Coke Braxton

Names are but a catalyst to bring forth our memories of that person and our memories are what keep that person fresh in our hearts.   I have a few more names to pass on to you and as your memories of that person flood into your heart, you'll enjoy a smile on your face and the happiness of visiting a lost friend;

Charles Abee, Clark Alberty, Tom Allen, Allen Alva, Ransom Andrews, William Andrews, Frank Anthony, Bob Annis, Frank Anthony, Gregory Arbogast, Derek Argel, William D. Armour, Richard Arnold, Nick Athans, Dave Atkinson, Ray Ayers, Jim Bach, Dick Baker, Cecil Balcom, Charlie Ballard, Ty C. Barnes, Wayne L. Barnett, Ervin J. Baumgarten, Marcus L. Baxley, Ray J. Belcher, Tom Belton, Alcide "Bull" Benini, Jerry Bennett, Clarence Benoit, Marty B. Bettelyoun, Jim Bezonia, Dick Bisball, Paul Bisnet, Bob Bjornstad, Harry Black, Glen Bloomer, Peter G. Bonazoli, , Bob Booth, Calvin Bosarge, Tommy Botts, Joe Boyland, Lew Brabham, J. C. Bradshaw, Bob Branum, Dick Brawley, Stan Braxton, Wayne Brewer, Drummond Brown, Lawrence Buening, Jeremiah Burke, Steve Busby, Bill Bush, Dick Callahan, Donald "Mike" Callahan, Joe Callina, Billy Campbell, Norm Campbell, Donald M. Carlyle, Ralph Carroll, Ray Carroll, Bill Carsey, John Chalk, John Chapman, Bob Chavez, Bob Cheffins, Larry Choate, Eddy Clark, Joe Clark, Ray Coleman, Steve Collette, Charlie Condict, Mark Conlin, Chuck Corey, Larry Courtroul, Richard “Dick” N. Coyle, Pete Cox,  Albert Craft, Casey Crate, Noah Crocker, James Cuyler, Dion Daugherty, Calvin Davis, Jan Davis, Logan Davis, Timithy P. Davis, Danny Deaver, Norwood Denning, Billy Dennison, Zeke Dewey, Jim Dial, Mike Dionne, Travis Dixon, Kay B. Duncan, Vadis Doris, Charlie Drew, Tom Drinkwater, Dave Driscoll, Harold Eaves, Doug Eccleston, Lemuel Egleston, LaMar Eikman, Ray Ekenstam, James “Tex” Elledge, John England, Bob Engleman, Burgess Everson, Rex Evitts, David Fagan, Guy T. (Tom) Fagan, David Farmer, Warren Fisk, Calvin Florian, Stefan Folenta, Bob Ford, Frank Fording, Mark Forester, Harold Foster, Paul Foster, Dick Foxx, James T. Franc, Mort Freedman, Harold Freeman, Jeremy Fresques, Henry Fuller, John Fuller, John Gaa, Ron Gale, Art Galvan, Wayne Gardner, Jerry Gauthier, John Gavlick, Norris Gentry, George Genung, David Gfeller, Jackie Gilmer, Scott "Jewels" Giuliani, Roy Givens, Erwin Michael "Red" Ghormley, Gerald Glass, Jon Goerling, Alfred Gordy, Dennis Gordy, Everette Graham, George Gray, Leroy Green,  Rod Gress, Lavern J. Guggenmos , Andre Guillet, Walter R. Guyle, Dick Hall, Johnny Hall, William T. Hall, George Hamblin, Jackie Hardin, Herbert Harney, Gary Harper, Andy Harvell, Paul Heffron, Bobby Helton, Lyle Hendricks, Joe Hendricks, Dave Henry, Billy Henson, Bill Herdliska, Everett Herron, Scott D. Heuer, Larry Hicks, George Higby, Terry Highland, Robert Hill, Jim Hilliard, Jim Hiser, Ron Holder, Joe Honeycutt, Allen Hooper, Gary Hooper, Gene Hoover, Sean Hopkins, Steve Hopwood, Art Howard, Clyde Howard, Don Howie, Lundie Hudgin, Bobby Hudson, Dave Hughes, Derek Hughes, Jim Hughes, Alan Hutchinson, Bobby James, John Jacoby, Alvin Janke, William Jefferson, Dale"Critter" Jensen, Bill Jerkins, Barnard Johnson, Bruce Johnson, William Johnson, John L. Johnston, Keith Jolly, Charlie Jones, Hosea Jones, Steve "Bones" Jones, John Juergensen, Richard Karmann, John Karr, Michael "Mike" Kasarda, Jim Kauffman, Ralph Kelly, Tom Kelsh, Sidney Kidwell, Walt Kilby, Ed Kimble, Dennis King, Ernest King, Monte Kirkpatrick, Joe Klauser, Jim Klyce, J.P. Lagerloef, Bill Lake, Howard Land, Neil Landsberg, Tom Laney, Bob Lanier, Cliff Larimer, Moe Lattimore, Joel Launer, Rondal Lavall, Harry Lawson, Joel Leavell, Marc Lee, Bob Lee, John Lewis,  L.V. Lewis, Don Linden, Mike "Mousy" Lisk, Ray Litz, Floyd Loveland, Larry Lower, Charles D. Luckhurst, Lonnie Lynch, Derek Lyske, George MacLean, Alexander “Alex or Mac” MacPherson, Joe Mahurin, Ed Marion, Emillio Martinez, Louis Martinez, Chris Matero, Fred Matthews, Dave Mayer, Eugene McCarthy, Ken McCarthy, Jack McConnell, Dave McCracken, James B. McElvian, Jim McGonigal, Mark McQuiston, Dan Meyer, Jerry Miedrich, Dimitrie Milinovich, Bob Miller, Donnie Mirabile, Virgil Mitchell, Jim Mobley, Tom Monley, Eugene Montalbano, Julius Moore, Noel Moore, Jon Moorman, Harry Morgan, Vernon Morgan, Richard Myers, Tom Naragon, Mike Nazionale, Dewitt Neal Jr., Pete Neal, John Nightingale, Troy Norris, John Norsworthy, Marty North, Brad Norton, Francis E. Nugent Jr., Fred Oates, Ed Odom, Marshall “Olie” T. Oliphant, Jr., Joe Orr, Dale Osborn, Jethro Owens, Bill Pack, Ernest Padillia, Danny Page, John Paivanas, Chuck Paradise, Bill Patterson, Steve Patterson, Dick Patton, Bob Pechtold, Jim Phillips, Joe Phillips, Jim Philpot, Danny Pike, Maurice Pittman, Bill Polston, Jim Proctor, Delta Prosser, Frank Pumphrey, Scott Queen, Jerry Quintus, Larry Rainey, Encarnation Ramos, Jim Ray, Steve Ray, Paul Reddington, Bob Revland, Gus Rhinehart, Malachie Ringlieb, Ed Rhodes, Everett Robbins, Outlaw Robbins, Paul Roberts, Lonnie Robinson, Juan E. Rodriguez, Pat Rogers, Matthew David Roland, Joe Rountree, Ray Rubel, Luis Salgado, Gary Samdal, Danny Sanchez, Tom Sanders, Bernard Santos, Scott Sather, Henry Schaeffer, Mark Scholl, Roger Schuh, John Semple, Adam Servais,  Lester Shaw, Bob Shea, John Sheptak, William Shortt, Forrest Brent Sibley, Dick Sigman, Colvin Singleton,  Don Smith, Pete Smith, Ernest Solomon, Panuk Soomsawasdi, Dwight Spargur, David Srnka, James Stanford, J. D. Steagald, Bill Stevens, Tom Stone, Franklin Strange, John V. Stryker, Allan Sundlie, Sunny Sutton,  William L. Swope, Michael T. Takach Jr., John Taft, Robert Taylor, Leonard Thomas, Jim Thompson, Jerry Thompson, Richard Thompson, Fred Thrower, Tony Tino, Terrance Todd, Sidney Toups, Bryan Towle, Martin Tracy, Robert C. "Bob" Triplett, George Tummolo, Will T. Tuttle, John Underwood, Vic Valle, Glenn Vanderkamp, John VanLund, Wayne Viars, Kenneth L. Voyles, Clyde Wales, John Watts,  John (Jack) "Spider" Webb, Eric Webster, Skip Weiss, Bob Werkmeister, Monkey West, Joe Willard, Leo Whiticar, Bob Whitney, Rick "Whip" Wilson, Otis Winn, Frank Woodring, Ken Young, and Greg Zelinko

CCT, THEY NEVER SAY GOODBYE

They are one. Each a part of the other.
They never say goodbye.
They always say, I will see you later.
They meet upon a training field. They meet upon a battlefield.
They meet in the sea and the sky. They meet back at the Team.
They meet upon the street or reunion.
Yet they never say goodbye.
They always say, I will see you later.
Even though they are a thousand miles from each other.
They are always only a thought away.
They never say goodbye.
They always say, I will see you later.
They may pass from our sight. They may pass from this world.
Yet they always see each other…….Everyday.
They have shared their sweat, their tears, their pains, their heartaches, their stories,
Their love, their joy and each other.
They are one. They are brothers.
Never far away.
They never say Goodbye.
They always say, I will see you later.

                                                                                                                                   By; Randy D. Schlotman                                                                                                                                       Combat Controller


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May They Rest In Peace, And Never Be Forgotten!

Life is just a stepping stone along the path to eternity………Mac