NOTAMS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


13 Apr 21: Lt Col John E. York USAF (Ret), Bomber 44, Jake 04 flew west 11 Apr 21. Details

08 APR 21: REGISTRATION FOR COVID-19 SHOT APPOINTMENTS AT THE VA.  Details

06 Apr 21:
THE JAKE FACS ARE PLANNING A REUNION!  WE ARE INVITED!  THIS FALL, DAYTON.  Details
 

20 Mar 21:
BRONCO FEST XIII INVITATION!  WE ARE ALL INVITED!  10-14 Nov 2021, Fort Worth, TX Details

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 w/picture


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 Newsletter and which one was he? Answer

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 and obituary
 
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 for details.

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 here

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

23 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 frame.  Details (Wanted 201211)

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 life member.  Details

 
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 Details

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:FACNE
T 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 to groups.ioDetails
 

01 Nov /20
: Rodriguez, Luis M. "Mike," Col. (Retired) Red Marker 17 flew O-1 for 19TASSMike flew west on 22 Oct 2020.  Details
 
31 Oct 20: Heckman, Robert A. "Bob"
Col. (Retired) 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 20.  Details

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 2014. 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.  See picture on the poster.  (Wanted-200406)


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One More Roll

"We toast our hearty comrades,

now fallen from the sky,

Were gently caught by

God’s own hand

to reign with him on high.

To dwell among the soaring

clouds they knew so well before,

From Victory Roll to Tailchase

at heaven’s very door.

Now, as we fly among them

there, we sadly hear their plea,

Take care, my friend,

Watch your Six…

And do one more roll for me."

            
     Commander Gerald L. "Jerry" Coffee




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