Chapter 78 Past Presidents

Chapter 78 Past Presidents

CHAPTER 78 HISTORY

Chapter 78 applied for status as a new chapter in late May 1998 designated the South Coast Chapter (Provisional) with Ray Estrella acting as temporary president. In a letter dated June 2, 1998 to Jimmy Dean, who was then Special Forces Association National’s Secretary and Administrator, we requested that our chapter be numbered LXXVII(77), which was then noted as not to be used in “The Drop”. However, the rest is history, and we were granted –

Provisional status as the South Coast Chapter LXXVIII (78), June 23, 1998.

Founding Officers:

President
Ray Estrella
D-1495L
 
Vice President
Bill Taylor
D-4216L
 
Secretary
Bob Crebbs
D-4499
 

Charter Members of Chapter LXXVIII

J. Ray Estrella
D-1495L
 
William (Bill) Taylor
D-4216L
 
Robert E. Crebbs
D-4499
 
Jack Eckles
M-7239
 
Manuel A. Gonzales
M-7311
 
Theodore Encinas
M-6646L
 
Ricardo Calderon
M-7701
 
Michael Echard
M8000
 
Tom O’Hara
M-
 
Jim Ferraro
D-4606L
 
Frederick Arons
M-1953
 
Ellis F. Lilly
M-
 
Salvador Sanders
A-1986
 
Randy Hedges
M-4380
 
Paul Dean
A-1968
 

“Second Term” officers elections were held at the American Legion Post 295 in Cypress CA, on June 10, 2000. At this time the chapter went from “provisional” to “Regular” status.

President
Frederick D. (Rick) Aarons
D-6185L
 
Vice President
Ramon Rodriquez
D-1978L
 
Secretary
Louis I. (Lonny) Holmes
D-6067L
 

CHAPTER LXXVIII SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION
LTC FRANK J. DALLAS CHAPTER

The Chapter By-Law’s were approved by a Two-thirds vote of the membership who were given a prior notice for voting on October 13, 2001.

Subsequent Presidents

3. Ramon Rodriguez
D-1978L
2003-2007
 
4. Jim Duffy
D-7596
2007-2009
 
5. Terry Cagnolatti
M-9747
2009
 
6. Louis I. (Lonny) Holmes
D-6067L
2010-2013
 
7. Bruce Long
 
2014-2015