11 Feb 21: Col Harley E. Lawrence Jr.
USAF (Ret), Bird Dog 83, Cricket, Gombey 06, flew
west on Sunday 31 Jan 21. Harley flew O-1s for the 20th
and 23dr TASS. Details
04 Feb 21: Lt Col (Ret.)Gary D. Pointer,
Nail 43, flew west on 15 Sep 2020 in Jonesburg
MO. Gary flew OV-10s from May 70 - Apr 71 for the
23rd TASS out of Plieku. Details and picture
02 Feb 21: Capt Thomas G. Bonser, Gombey and Nail
took his last flight on 26 January 21. Tom flew O-1s
in the early days of the war in Southeast Asia for the 23
TASS in 1965-66. Details and obituary
02 Feb 21: Who is it?
Who was the fellow FAC in
the January 2021 Newsletterand which one was
01 Feb 21: Col Roger B. Nash USAF (Ret.), Nail 23 took
his last flight on 21 Jan 2021. As a FAC Roger flew OV-10s
out of Nakon Phanom AB Thailand for the 23rd TASS. Details and obituary
31 Jan 21: CMSgt
Ronald J. Dandeneau, Rustic Foxtrot, flew west on 28
Sep 2018 flew OV-10s for the 19th TASS. Details
22 Jan 21:Wanted :
Information and/or pictures of Captain Glenn R.
Cook. Glenn went missing on 21 Oct 1969.
He flew O-2s for the 21st TASS;his call sign was
"Cutie." A special memorial is being planned; the
sponsors would like to use shared pictures or
remembrances. Please click on and reference Wanted-210122
16 Jan 21:Lt Col
Wayne L. Wood, USAF (Ret), Rustic 06, flew west on 24 May 2019. Wayne flew OV-10s for
the 19th TASS out of Bien Hoa and Ubon RTAB from Sep 71 - 72. Details
05 Jan 21:The January 2021 Newsletter
is out! To read it click
23 Dec 20: Maj.Richard
M. "Dick" Roberds, Sleepytime 01, Rustic 21, flew west on
11 Sep 2020. He flew 0-2A FACs at Bien Hoa AB. Details
23 Dec 20: Pierre M. Ligonde, Rustic
Juliet and Sundog 21 took his last flight on 6 May
2020. Pierre flew O-2As and OV-10s for the 19th TASS from
August 70- Nov71. Details
Dec 20:Lt Col. Lawrence H. Shaevitz, Red Marker 24,
flew west on 9 Oct 2017. Larry flew O-2As for the 19th
TASS from Oct 69 until Aug 70. Details.
23 Dec 20: Col.Donald
T. Glenn, Red Marker 01, took his last flight on 25 Jan
2020. Don flew O-1s as a FAC for the 19th TASS out of
Saigon from Jan - Dec 1968. Obituary Details
11 Dec 20: Wanted: FACs that
operated out of Ban Me Thuot or supported Bu Prang or Duc Lap
Special Forces Camps Oct/Nov 69. Sgt.
Dan Swiger, a radio operator, is looking to talk toFACs that
operated out of Ban Me Thuot area around that Oct/Nov 69 time
10 Dec 20: Donald R. "Don" Davie, Col. (Retired), Nail
218 and Sundog 101 took his last flight 1 Dec 20. Don flew
O-2 and OV10s for the 23rd TASS from May 70-71. He was a
08 Dec 20: Terry
O. Bernardt, Col (Retired), Covey 551 & 58
flew west 23 Nov 2020. Terry flew OV-10s out of
DaNang and Plieku, from Nov 70 - 71. Obituary and Details
26 Nov 20: Norbert A. Hala, Covey 582 & 482,
flew west on 6 Nov 2020. Norbert flew O-2s for the
20th TASS out of Plieku and Kontum from Nov 67 to Nov
68. Obituary and
23 Nov 20: The FACNET has moved!
Our New home is FACNET@groups.io Details
15 Nov 20: Richard R. "Dick" Johnson Maj
(Retired), Nile 01, flew west 26 Oct 2018 (just
discovered). Dick flew O-2 for the 19TASS Mar 69 - Jan 70.
Obituary and Details.
13 Nov 20: Clark C.
Hoffman, Nail 31, flew west on Saturday 07 Nov
2020. Clark flew OV-10s out of NKP, Jun 69 - Apr 70.
Obituary and Details
02 Nov 20:FACNET to move from Yahoo groups! In light of the complete shutdown of
yahoogroups on December 17, 2020, I have been ordered by the
FAC Association to move FACNET from yahoogroups togroups.io. Details
01 Nov /20: Rodriguez, Luis M.
"Mike," Col. (Retired) Red Marker 17 flew O-1 for 19TASS. Mikeflew west on 22 Oct 2020.Details
31 Oct 20: Heckman, Robert A. "Bob"
Covey Tango flew west on 08 Oct
2020. He flew for 20TASS out
of DaNang Jul 70-71. Details
16 Oct 20: Wanted: Information on O-2B, tail
number USAF 67-21446. Did you fly it?
The new owner would very much like to talk to
someone who flew it in South East Asia. For
the rest of the story and pictures click (Wanted-201016)
10 Sep 20: Vanek,
Gerald L "Peach" Lt Col.(retired) flew west
on 02 Aug 2020. He was a Rash FAC for the 21TASS
in 67. Details.
11 Aug 20: Wanted: Did you know Capt. Thomas
G, Bonser, a Gombey or Nail FAC, 23rd
TASS 1965-66. His family would like to talk
to you. See picture and Details.
23 Jul 20: The July
2020 Newsletter is out! To read it click here.
23 Jul 20: Tynan,
George P., Cagey 02, passed on 16 July
20. He flew O-1s and O-2s Nha Trang Jan 68 -
Feb 69. Details
23 Jul 20: Roberson, John M., Nail 20,
Tamale 17/52 flew west on 19 May 20. John
served two tours May 67-68 and Nov 73-74. He
flew O-1s in III Corps and O-V-10s out of
NKP. He was a life member. Details
23 Jul 20: Lindahl, Frederick W., Speedy 01, Barky
07 passed on 27 Oct 18. Fred flew O-2s, 20th TASS
out of Quan Tri and Hue Phu Bai. Details
29 Jun 20: Col. (USAF Ret) David K. Burke, Bomber
31, O-1 FAC for the 22 TASS took his last flight on 9 AUG
29 Jun 20: Ernest T. Wightman O-1 FAC for the 22
TASS flew West on 18 Jun 2020. Details
09 Jun 20: Go Around, Go Around! The 2020 Reunion
in Colorado Springs has been postponed to 2022. Details
25 May 20: New War Story, Christmas Break DEC 1968 - Why
I Love the Navy by Claude Newland, Rustic19 Details
11 May 20: Just learned, Major
General Herbert J. Spier, Helix 42, took his last
flight on 22 May 2019. Details
25 Apr 20: Just learned,
Col Robert Henry "Hank" Haden, Nail 80, passed 17 Nov
06 Apr 20: NKP Reunion 2, Fort Walton
Beach, Florida, 4 - 7
Mar 2021 Details
06 Apr 20: Wanted: Did you know my
dad? the son of Major Murray Smith, Helix 22/Ascot
04, a 21 TASS FAC and O-2 instructor at Binh Thuy Feb -
Dec 67, is looking information on his dad. I was 8 in
'67. Seepicture on the poster. (Wanted-200406)
20 Mar 20: Jon E. Wroblewski,
Nail 58, took his last flight on 18 Mar 20. Details
17 Mar 20: Wayne D. Bradley,
Nail 46 & Ascot 10, took his last flight 16 Oct 19. Details
15 Mar 20: Wanted: Willie Albright, son of Lt Col RalphAlbright, a Covey FAC 1968-69, looking for information
about his father. (Wanted-200315)
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