My intentions were to join the US Army Military Police Service. However, I was introduced to SFC. Robert Nelson, one of the Son Tay Raiders. After speaking with him for a while, I realized that Special Forces was the only unit for me.
Louis (Lonny) HolmesPast President
MY WEB PAGE IS DEDICATED TO TWO SPECIAL FORCES TEAM MEMBERS KILLED IN ACTION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA WHILE CONDUCTING OPERATIONS FOR THE FREEDOM OF THE OPPRESSED.
Ramon RodriguezMedal of Honor Nominee
Rodriguez was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1982, after earning three Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars and five Purple Hearts during 32 months of service in Vietnam.
John Stryker MeyerSpike Team Idaho
In February 2011, Meyer was an associate director in the veterans department at Interfaith Community Services, a non-profit organization that maintained 170 beds for homeless veterans.
Mark MillerRanger & Special Forces
Mark Miller remains very active with Special Forces Association, Chapter 78, and his LRP Association; Company E (LRP) 20th Infantry (Airborne), and company C (Ranger) 75th Infantry (Airborne) Association.
Don DeatherageVice President
I’m honored to be a member of Chapter 78 and even more honored being able to associate with men I truly feel are unsung heroes. It’s my privilege to be the Vice President.
Volunteered for Special Forces training in May 1988, graduated in December 1988 and was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (ABN) as a SF Communications Sergeant.
Mike KeeleCar Builder
Member of the Special Operations Association, and a life member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association.
Bruce LongChapter President
It all began in 1961 when Bruce joined the Army and jumped out of airplanes at Fort Bragg, NC.
Richard SimonianOriginal Special Forces Soldier
As a businessman for most of my adult life, I can honestly say that a large part of my business knowledge/savvy came from the lessons I learned while serving with the United Stated Army Special Forces, more commonly known as the, “Green Berets”.
John Creel77th Special Forces and 10th Special Forces Groups
After High School the Military offered me a chance to leave a dead end textile job. I enlisted in the Army and volunteered for jump school and served a fulfilling six years in Special Forces.
John JoyceThe Motivator
I am honored to be a member of Special Forces Association Chapter 78, surrounded by so many heroes.
Robert CrebbsMaster Sergeant
Active – 3 years Enlisted 8/21/64
Reserve – 30 years Retired Reserve 7/30/98
Robert RichmondNous Defions
After I saw all the cool video tapes, I said. I want to be a Green Beret.
Jim WeldonCIDG Supporter
gt. Jim Weldon enjoying a tasty meal of canal fish.
Christopher MartinSpecial Forces Medic
For his military service Martin received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He also has received two Army Commendation Medals, Six Army Achievement Medals and the joint Armed Forces Service Ribbon among numerous others.
This webpage is a collective effort of many who served with Detachment A-109 at Thuong Duc District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam from 1966 through 1970
Gary Lewis MacNamaraLieutenant Colonel
Total Years of Service: 28 Years 1 Month
Thad GembaczSept 69
INF OCS and Jump school Ft. Benning, GA (70) – SFOC Ft. Bragg, NC (70) – Germany 1969-1974
William B. WelkerMEMS
Gained a respectable level of experience and expertise with the “street gang” subculture and their often misinterpreted predisposition to urban/domestic terrorism.
Volunteered for the Army in ’69 after 2 yrs of college which included ROTC.
Kenn MillerLong Range Reconnaissance
Kenn Miller attended, enjoyed the hell out of, and graduated from MAC-V Recondo School.