Chapter 78 Past Presidents

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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 –

[callout] Provisional status as the South Coast Chapter LXXVIII (78), June 23, 1998.[/callout]
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Founding Officers:

President
Ray Estrella
D-1495L
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Vice President
Bill Taylor
D-4216L
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Secretary
Bob Crebbs
D-4499
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Charter Members of Chapter LXXVIII

J. Ray Estrella
D-1495L
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William (Bill) Taylor
D-4216L
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Robert E. Crebbs
D-4499
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Jack Eckles
M-7239
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Manuel A. Gonzales
M-7311
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Theodore Encinas
M-6646L
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Ricardo Calderon
M-7701
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Michael Echard
M8000
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Tom O’Hara
M-
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Jim Ferraro
D-4606L
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Frederick Arons
M-1953
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Ellis F. Lilly
M-
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Salvador Sanders
A-1986
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Randy Hedges
M-4380
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Paul Dean
A-1968
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[hr_small] “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
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Vice President
Ramon Rodriquez
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D-1978L
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Secretary
Louis I. (Lonny) Holmes
D-6067L
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CHAPTER LXXVIII SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION
LTC FRANK J. DALLAS CHAPTER

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