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
01/05/21:The January 2021 Newsletter
is out! To read it click
12/23/20: 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
12/23/20: 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
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.
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
12/11/20: 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
12/10/20: 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
12/08/20: 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
11/26/20: 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
11/23/20: The FACNET has moved!
Our New home is FACNET@groups.io Details
11/15/20: 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.
11/13/20: 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
11/02/20: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
11/01/20: Rodriguez, Luis M.
"Mike," Col. (Retired) Red Marker 17 flew O-1 for 19TASS. Mikeflew west on 22 Oct 2020.Details
10/31/20: Heckman, Robert A. "Bob"
Covey Tango flew west on 08 Oct
2020. He flew for 20TASS out
of DaNang Jul 70-71. Details
10/16/20: 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)
Gerald L "Peach" Lt Col.(retired) flew west
on 02 Aug 2020. He was a Rash FAC for the 21TASS
in 67. Details.
08/11/20: 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.
07/23/20: The July
2020 Newsletter is out! To read it click here.
George P., Cagey 02, passed on 16 July
20. He flew O-1s and O-2s Nha Trang Jan 68 -
Feb 69. Details
07/23/20: 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
07/23/20: 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
06/29/20: Col. (USAF Ret) David K. Burke, Bomber
31, O-1 FAC for the 22 TASS took his last flight on 9 AUG
06/29/20: Ernest T. Wightman O-1 FAC for the 22
TASS flew West on 18 Jun 2020. Details
06/09/20: Go Around, Go Around! The 2020 Reunion
in Colorado Springs has been postponed to 2022. Details
05/25/20: New War Story, Christmas Break DEC 1968 -
Why I Love the Navy by Claude Newland, Rustic19 Details
05/11/20: Just learned, Major
General Herbert J. Spier, Helix 42, took his last
flight on 22 May 2019. Details
04/25/20: Just learned,
Col Robert Henry "Hank" Haden, Nail 80, passed 17 Nov
04/06/20: NKP Reunion 2, Fort Walton
Beach, Florida, 4 - 7
Mar 2021 Details
04/06/20: 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)
3/20/20: Jon E. Wroblewski, Nail
58, took his last flight on 18 Mar 20. Details
3/17/20: Wayne D. Bradley,
Nail 46 & Ascot 10, took his last flight 16 Oct 19. Details
3/15/20: 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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