A/101 AVIATION 1995 REUNION

Holiday Inn, Clarksville, TN and Ft Campbell, KY

June 1995

 

Picture taken after farewell banquet, Sportsman's Club', Fort Campbell, May 1995. Note the outstanding wall art in the center, a 4' x 4' piece of plywood that came down from Cleveland with an old style Comanchero patch for the occasion, thanks to Martin DiOrio and Larry Cooper and families. Rachel Torrance, blue dress center, no cigar. The distinguished gentleman in the center with cigar is retired Lt Gen Teddy Allen, who was assigned to Company A, 101st Aviation Battalion from July - September 1966, serving as the platoon leader of the Thunderbirds and gun platoon from October '66 to April '67, then closed out the tour as operations officer for the 336th Warriors of Soc Trang. From May '87 thru August '89, Teddy commanded the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). During the Reagan years, he was the director of the Defense Security Assistance Agency, the agency that basically covers all foreign military sales. Teddy was the guest speaker for the evening, and we gave him a specially cast bronze eagle head "bell". Something else, Teddy is also a former "Wings of the Eagle" battalion commander, and he once also commanded the Phoenix, (C/158). One of our most distinguished former unit officers.
Provided by Wayne Jones

 

 

May 1995. L to R: CPT Pete 'Spagetti Neck' Federovich , Steve Craig (perimeter sergeant '70/71, Larry Cooper, J.J. MaKool, Martin DiOrio, (?) Smokie Stover, Ray Ferrante (striped shirt), and, at the extreme right, CPT Richard Torrance. Captain Federovich got out of the army and into the navy where he had a distinguished career, recently retired with nearly 30 years service, and has a son who is currently a commissioned Army officer on active duty.
Provided by Wayne Jones

Reunion 95; left to right seated Dave Dempsey, JJ Makool, R. Wayne Jones and his lovely wife Shirley.
Photograph by Martin DeOrio

 

Reunion 95. JJ Makool had this hat and stood with Rachel Torrance. Do it look familiar?

Photograph by Martin DeOrio

 

 

Reunion 95 Captain now Colonel Torrance and Ray Ferrante.
Photograph by Martin DeOrio

 

 

This is Bob Clewell and Martin DeOrio if front of a new Huey at the 1994 "Week of the Eagles" at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Photograph by Martin DeOrio

 

Mr. Colonel Richard Torrance and R. Wayne Jones

Provided by Wayne Jones

R. Wayne Jones wife showing me how to shoot without using left trigger. I guess right
trigger works these days?

Provided by Wayne Jones

 

 

Wayne Jones, Dave Demsey and Steve Craig @ reunion.
Provided by Wayne Jones

 

A memorial display at the podium for the May '95 "Memorial Service" in hanger 10, Destiny Army Heliport, flawlessly arranged by the unit first sergeant and battalion sergeant major. Note: On May 16th, 1995, the day before the reunion, a series of thunderstorms swept through the area. Lightning actually struck the hanger and came into the A/101 orderly room. No one was hurt. There are no recorded instances of lightning having struck there before or since.
Provided by Wayne Jones

 

This photo was taken at the May 1995 reunion in hanger 10, Destiny Army Heliport. Captain Ronnie Miller (center) is preparing to rehearse for the memorial service to be held the following day. John H. B. Pope (left) drove in from Webster, Texas for the reunion and has since retired from Petroleum Helicopters, (right) Martin DiOrio.
Photo by Martin DiOrio

 

 

left to right, JJ Crash Makool, Bob and Nancy Morris and Major Bob Clewell. Taken at the May 1995 reunion.

Photograph by Martin DeOrio

 

   

L to R Martin DiOrio, Rachel Torrence, Major Bob Clewell and Jerry Teeters. This picture was taken July 1996 "Week of the Eagles" at Fort Campbell., on the tarmac at Campbell Army Airfield about 20 minutes away and among the one-of-every-aircraft display.

Photograph by Martin DeOrio

 

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