Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Welcome Aboard: Dennis Monroe (66-67), Bob Gass (64-65, Gerald S. Fetterly (65-66)
Fallen Tigers: Arlis Z "Zed" Turner (68-69), Willard David "Willie Dave" Mayo (67-68)
Reunion 2006 Deadlines: You must register for the NORAD tour by September 1, 2006. September 8 is the deadline for registration and optional tours. The hotel reservations deadline has already passed so the discount rate is no longer available, but you can still surprise everyone by showing up at the reunion! Be there if you are able. Official reunion dates are September 19 to 21 at the Sheraton in Colorado Springs Co. Many Tigers plan to arrive a couple days earlier and some may stay a couple days after so make your plans to stop by if you can. Late update…. There are no vacancies for the NORAD tours; both are reserved to capacity.
Recent web site posting by Clyde Orr (68-69)
As I looked at the calendar this morning the date jumped out at me. On August 7, 1968 I boarded a plane headed for DaNang. How could I have known that thirty-eight years later I would still be involved with a group of great people that shared my same fate. I just want to thank Gil for starting the web site and the 6924th Heritage Association that brought us all together. I would like to let all you folks that have never made one of our reunions to know that you are really missing an opportunity to meet up with some terrific people and to renew some old friendships with guys that you were stationed with. I urge all of you to join us in Colorado Springs. Make your reservations now.
Time is getting short. Make your reservations and friends Fly Free* to Las Vegas! For a limited time, when you buy a air/hotel vacation package the second person flies free* when traveling on the same itinerary. Book Now! (GIL NOTE: copy/click on link below....)http://www.allegiantair.com/aaLanding_241_flyfreetovegas.php?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=241_20060806 Use this to get to the Veteran’s day Mini Reunion. Bring your wife or significant other or whoever you travel with.Vegas Vets day parade and Mini. Gil posted this on the web site recently. I received the Vegas Entry packet that was addressed to Steve Engel at the 6924th Heritage Assn address so we have the package. The question now is do we have the PEOPLE that can/will commit to go in November...? The deadline for the parade deal is in early September this year so IF we want to do the parade, it'll have to be in and done sometime in late August. Contact Gill or your sponsor if you plan to attend.I haven't seen much/any activity on folks saying they'll make the fun in Vegas so I guess it's about time to ASK.............. Who's plannin' to come, hopin' to come have some fun with us for a few days...?
Reunion Raffle 2006 ticket sales are ahead of last year and there is still time to buy yours. Tickets are $5 a ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Make checks payable to: " 6924th Heritage Assn" and mail to:
6924th Heritage Assn, P.O. Box 132, Mascoutah, IL 62258.
To donate a prize, bring the prize(s) to the reunion or Mail to: John Thelen,
4171 Diamond Ridge View, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 See page 2 for the prize list to get you in the mood to BUY!
Clyde Orr (68-69) - Suggests
For you folks that do not attend the reunions. A lot of the raffle prizes are worth some big bucks. Just look at the list. Cash prizes donated by the Gilster, and another famous quilt designed by Jer from Texas, gift certificates, plus many other great items. The annual raffle is the only fundraiser we have. You need not be present to win. Prizes will be sent to the winners, unless the prize is booze or something that cannot be sent through the mail. Help the association by purchasing some tickets. Let's have a record turnout this year. Let's Roll Tigers
6924th Group Chat is now Sunday evenings at 7 PM Central Time. Log on to the web site and hit chat and launch group chat to get in on the fun. Get the scoop on the raffle, reunion, mini reunions or whatever you’d care to discuss.
Tele Tiger is always in need of stories; articles of interest or photos so if you have something to share do not hesitate to send it my way. Use the E-Mail address below or call me at my work number listed below. I will do my best to accommodate any appropriate suggestions.
Send orders & payments to: Association contact: Newsletter suggestions:
6924th Heritage Assn. Mike Gilkerson (Gil) Al Raymondi
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Mascoutah, IL. 62258 (618) 566-7887 (386) 441-8245
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Reunion 2006 Raffle prizes are looking GOOD thanks to some very generous Tigers. Anyone who has not purchased tickets can still do so and have a chance to WIN some good stuff. If you cannot attend, your winnings (except booze) will be shipped to you. So let's git 'er done!
The prize list as of 08/17/06 - Life Membership - donated by 6924th Assn.- Traveling bottle of VO - (prior winners\year - Harley\02; Goldie\03; Van Russell\04 and Larry Cahill\05.)- Tiger Figurine - donated by BJ Cook- Texas Goodies - donated by Ruben Villafranca - $25 Walmart gift certificate - donated by Larry Langston- $25 Walmart gift certificate - donated by Larry Langston- An autographed copy of the book "The Plane That Wasn't There" - donated by theauthor John Norlin- Two CD (1997 collection and Gleen Miller Mood) recorded by the Air Force Bandjazz ensemble, The Airman of Note - donated by John Thelen- $100 cash - donated by Mike Gilkerson- $150 cash - donated by Mike Gilkerson- $25 Gas gift certificate at BP Oil - donated by Fred Sepelak- $25 Gas gift certificate at BP Oil - donated by Fred Sepelak- $50 Gas gift certificate at BP Oil - donated by Fred Sepelak- $100 Gas gift certificate at BP Oil - donated by Fred Sepelak- $25 Gas gift certificate at BP Oil - donated by Fred Sepelak- $25 Gas gift certificate at BP Oil - donated by Fred Sepelak- a bottle of wine made by students at Fresno State (the only univ. in the country that makes and sells it's own wine - donated by Clyde Orr- a bottle of wine made by students at Fresno State (the only univ. in the country that makes and sells it's own wine - donated by Clyde Orr- 1 survival knife including compass, sharpener and a tiny fishing kit in the handle with hook, line and sinker - $35 value donated by Clyde Orr- One of kind quilt original designed by Jer (Picture will be posted on the site) - donated by Jerry Freeman- Gift certificate from Legal Seafoods - lobster for 2 and it contains 1 qt of clamchowder, 2 crab cakes and 2 - 1 1/4 lb lobsters - value $135 will be shipped to the winner - donated by Steve/Faith Manzer.- a $50 gift certificate to Applebees - donated by Steve & Ruth Engel- a $50 gift certificate to Applebees - donated by Steve & Ruth Engel- an Air Force Leather Scrapbook with die-cast medallion - donated by Larry & Vera Cahill- A 16 X 20 framed painting of the Welcome Home 6924th Logo painted by BessieFreeman - Donated by Jerry Freeman- 1 bowie knives - donated by Jerry Freeman- 1 bowie knives - donated by Jerry Freeman- 1 bowie knives - donated by Jerry Freeman- 1 bowie knives - donated by Jerry Freeman- CD's with oldies in mp3 format - Ralph Jones- CD's with oldies in mp3 format - Ralph Jones- An autographed copy of the book "Intelligence Failures and Decent Intervals" - donated by the author Philip Kivett - $50 gift certificate to LL Bean - donated by Ron Kreusel- 2 children's tiger bags - one a back pack and one a small handbag - donated by John Thelen- Gardener Tool Seat value $30 - donated by Frank O. & Sue Long- $50 gift certificate to ACE Hardware stores - donated by Denise & Jay Johnson- $50 gift certificate to ACE Hardware stores - donated by Denise & Jay Johnson- Oil painting , Jer calls "Prize Pig" painted by Bessie's art instructor - donated byJerry Freeman- King Size Comforter - dominate color is light Air Force Blue (approx value $100) -donated by Jerry Freeman
Are you all still active and searching for members? I would like to receive news letters, etc. Also would like to contact Charles Martin who served with me.
I forwardede your comment yo Mike Gilkerson who will get you the info you need to get on our Myfamily.com password protedted web site.
Have a great day
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