29th Annual 101st Airborne Division Association Snowbird Reunion

Sponsored by The Sunshine State Chapter, 101st Airborne Division Association

February 4-5 2005 ~ Ramada Plaza Hotel & Inn ~ Kissimmee, FL 407-396-2000

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A/101 Avn Snowbird Reunion Activities

 

Michael Pavisch & Martin DiOrio (M&M) were this years host for the A/101 Avn Hospitality Room at Snowbird. They did an outstanding job and helped make this reunion a huge success.  Our A/101 Avn hospitality room  was funded by cash donations and  the proceeds of the A/101 raffles and auction.  All the expenses were paid and a profit of $829.00 was donated to the A/101 Avn Association. Thank you all that made this reunion a huge success.

 

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After Action Report by Gary Lee Stamey

The 2005 Snowbird was the best/second best reunion we have ever had. In 2002 the Nashville reunion is still the best I think we ever had. This Snowbird had more attendees than ever before. 98% of us attended the A/101 Aviation Association Meeting and voiced our opinions. There were so many people that prefer the Aviation bunch, that our AO was always crowded far more than any others.
Jerry Turner had his shit together and gave us our prints.
Some of the grunts wives actually gluged so much peach shine that they danced on the tables...until they fell off.
Hilarity, fellowship and hugging was shared by all.

Some of the guys wanted to place my long handle underwear bottoms on the raffle list at first....then it warmed up and was nice.
Fellow A101 Folks...The Snowbird is always on the first week of February, starting on Wednesday thru Saturday night.
This Snowbird has so many highlights that I cannot tell the story of every wonderful time I spent with the best gang of outlaws that ever pissed under a tail boom.
On Sunday morning, when everyone was leaving, some of us drove about 100 miles North to my fish camp.
Bob & Kathleen Carr hauled wood to the big nightly fire.
The gals cooked and made the nights pleasant for all.
We had more A101 folks at the camp than some reunions I've attended. Lots of you that read this message...and that kinda check your mail...Why the hell not!
Come to a reunion either at a National or Snowbird.
There is no way that I can tell you how much it is good to hug Rich Bittle, Marty DiOrio, Jerry Turner, Pam Jones, and on and on.
This is good for your life.
Gary Lee

 

Thursday February 3rd 2005

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5:00 pm  The official unveiling of the new Joe Kline "A/101 Aviation Legacy Painting". The painting  was on display. Painting Prints were on sale at the A/101 Avn Hospitality Room.

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6:00 pm  Two dozen A/101 Avn members and our guest went out to dinner at the Red Lobster Restaurant in Orlando.

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Thursday 9:00 pm  A/101 Avn  "50/25/25" cash raffle daily drawing - two winners walked away with $140.00 each!

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Vickie Bittle, Billy Colwell Sr, Gary Lee Stamey and James Rickard

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Bob ? and Robert Roybal, right

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? left, Gary Lee Stamey and James Rickard

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Vickie Bittle and Judy Kennedy at the flea market

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Kert Sutherland

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Martin "Daygo" DiOrio

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Vickie and Gary Lee

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Tammy and John Stallings

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Hospitality room

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Vickie Bittle

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Gary Lee Stamey

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Gary Lee and Vickie

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Vinnie Vacari

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Wed nite at Black Angus- group

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Wed nite at Black Angus Marty, Shirley and Doug Brown

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Wed nite at Black Angus - The Rickards and Kennedys

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Wed nite at Black Angus- John and Tammy Stallings

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Martin "Daygo" DiOrio

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Martin "Daygo" DiOrio

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Wed nite at Black Angus Robert Roybal, Judy and Don Kennedy

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Vickie and Tammy

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Ed Schmelzer and Chuck Slezak

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The A/101 Avn Auction

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The A/101 Avn Auction

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Jerry Turner unvails the painting "A/101 Aviation Legacy"

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Jerry Turner unvails the painting "A/101 Aviation Legacy"

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Jerry Turner, Richard Bittle and John Stallings seated

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Jerry Turner, Richard Bittle and Tammy and John Stallings seated

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Joe Turner, Richard Bittle, Tammy and John Stallings

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Tammy Stallings, Courtnay Johnson, Vickie Bittle, Terry Pavisich and Sue Turner with Hernie Schindler lurking in the background

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Lloyd Howser and Vickie Bittle, Lloyd is an old family friend

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enjoying the Florida weather

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Mike Pavisich and Kert Sutherland

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enjoying each others company

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Aviation Banner

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Richard Bittle, John and Tammy Stallings

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Marty "DAYGO" DiOrio

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enjoying each others company, Marty, Chuck, Gary Lee and Doug

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A/101 Aviation Legacy

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Stanley and Carol Roszinski

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Hernie and Karen Schindler

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster -left John Stallings, Kathy and Ed Schmelzer and Don Kennedy and the back of Judy's head

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Terry Pavisich

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Mike Pavisich and Terry

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Marty and Kert pass out the peach to a thankful party attendee

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Boy that peach really attacks the grateful attendees

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relaxing group

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Mike Pavisich, Joe Turner and Richard Bittle

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Standing left, Marty DiOrio, Kert Sutherland, Jerry Turner, Jim Rickard, seated Gary Lee, ?, Hermie Schindler, Robert Roybal and Karen Shindler with back to camera

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Left ?, Jim Rickard, Jerry Turner and Gary Lee Stamey seated

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Kathy Schmelzer

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from left Bob Carr, Courtnay Johnson, Stanley Rosinski, Carol Rosinski and Gil Jones

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Friday February 4th 2005:

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10:00 am  A/101 Avn Hospitality Room was opened

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12:00 - 1:00 pm  Florida Sunshine State Chapter daily lunch buffet

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Salon #4 - General meeting of the A/101 Avn Association  Chair was Joe Turner, A/101 Avn Association Treasurer. 

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6:00 pm  A/101 Aviation Association Dinner. Held was held at the Black Angus Restaurant next door the the Ramada Inn

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9:00 pm   A/101 Avn  "50/25/25" cash raffle daily drawing - The two daily winners were Richard Bittle and Mike Gouch, both of these members donated their  $119.00 each winnings back to the A/101 Avn Association.

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Lucille Turner and Kathy Schmelzer play backgammon

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Kathy Carr

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Judy Kennedy

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Friday night at the Black Angus - Jim Brenan, Carol and Stanley Rosinski, Mary Jean and Fred Behrens

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Jim Thomson, Gil Jones, Ron and Barb Kuhn and Don Kennedy

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Bob and Kathy Carr and Mike and Terry Pavisich

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Doug and Shirley Brown and Pam Jones

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster- Chuck Slezak, John D. Kennedy and others

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Lucille and Jerry Turner and Ed and Kathy Schmelzer

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Robert Roybal, Micheal Gouch and Karen Schindler

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - James Rickard and wife

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Kert Sutherland and James Gilmore

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Smokey Stover and Jordan a member of the Screaming Eagle Color Gaurd

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Pam and Gil Jones and Ron and Barb Kuhn

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Richard Bittle and Marty DiOrio

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Chuck Slezak and John D. Kennedy

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Sue and Joe Turner and Jim Brenan

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Don and Judy Kennedy

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Thursday evening at the Red Lobster - Pam and Gil Jones and Ron Kuhn

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Richard Bittle, Doug Ward and Chuck Slezak

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Marty DiOrio, Richard Bittle, Doug Ward and Chuck Slezak

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Standing left; John and Tammy Stallings, Jerry Turner, Don Kennedy, Jim Thompson, Richard Bittle, Howard Kline, Chuck Slezak and Doug Ward

Seated; Hermie and Karen Schindler, Gary Lee Stamey, Robert Roybal, Stanley Rosinski, Micheal Gouch and Kert Sutherland

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Standing left; John and Tammy Stallings, Jerry Turner, Mike Pavisich, Don Kennedy, Jim Thompson, Richard Bittle, Howard Kline, Chuck Slezak and Doug Ward

Seated; Hermie and Karen Schindler, Gary Lee Stamey, Robert Roybal, Stanley Rosinski, Micheal Gouch and Kert Sutherland

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Standing left; John Stallings, Jerry Turner, Mike Pavisich, Don Kennedy, Robert Roybal, Jim Thompson, Richard Bittle, Howard Kline, Chuck Slezak and Doug Ward

Seated; Hermie Schindler, Marty DiOrio, Gary Lee Stamey, Stanley Rosinski, Bob ?, Micheal Gouch and Kert Sutherland

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Standing left; John Stallings, Jerry Turner, Mike Pavisich, Don Kennedy, Robert Roybal, Jim Thompson, Richard Bittle, Howard Kline, Chuck Slezak and Doug Ward

Seated; Hermie Schindler, Marty DiOrio, Gary Lee Stamey, Stanley Rosinski, Bob ?, Micheal Gouch and Kert Sutherland

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Tammy Stallings and Vickie Bittle

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Tammy Stallings and Vickie Bittle

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Tammy Stallings and Richard Bittle

 

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Saturday February 5th 2005:

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A/101 Avn Hospitality Room will open - Room # 161

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9:00 am 101st Airborne Association Board of Governors meeting.

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12:00 - 1:00 pm Florida Sunshine State Chapter daily buffet

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7:00 pm 101st Airborne Division Association Banquet Dinner in the main ballroom of the hotel.

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10:00 pm   A/101 Avn  "50/25/25" cash raffle daily drawing - two daily $40.00 winners were drawn

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10:15 pm   A/101 Avn Merchandise auction was held in Room # 161

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Tammy and Vickie

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Terry and Mike Pavisich

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Jordan ?

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Vickie and Richard Bittle

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Tammy and John Stallings

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DAYGO

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Vickie and Richard Bittle

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Gary Lee Stamey and Cournay Johnson

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Sue Turner and Shirley Brown

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Mike Pavisich

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Karen and Hermie Schindler

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Don Kennedy and Micheal Gouch

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Vickie and Richard and Gary Lee

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Stephen "Smokey" Stover

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Stephen "Smokey" Stover, Kathy and Bob Carr

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Kathy and Bob Carr

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Judy and Don Kennedy

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Richard and Vickie Bittle after the Saturday dinner

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Saturday night dinner

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Saturday night dinner - Barb Kuhn, Terry Pavisich and Sue Turner

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Ron and Barb Kuhn

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Sue and Joe Turner

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Bob Carr and Chuck Slezak

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Marty "DAYGO" DiOrio

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seated Carol Rosinski, Mike Pavisich and Jim Rickard

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Vinne Vicari, Mike and Terry Pavisich, Chuck Luczynski with RB and Smokey ruining the photo

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Vinne Vicari, Mike and Terry Pavisich, Chuck Luczynski

Mike and Terri's 1st year anniversery photo

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Richard Bittle, Marty DiOrio, Kert Sutherland, Jerry Turner, Mike Pavisich, Gary Lee Stamey, Marc Goodell, Stephen "Smokey" Stover and Ron Kuhn

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Richard, Marty, Kert, Jerry and Mike

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Gary Lee gives Vickie a up close look at a real Florida Gator!

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Snowbird 2005 reunion  photos by John & Tammy Stallings

 

Click here for more photos from Marty "Daygo" DiOrio from the 2005 Snowbird reunion

 

Click here for more photos from E. G. Jerry Turner from the 2005 Snowbird reunion

 

Photos from the get together at Gary Lee Stamey's fish camp after Snowbird 2005

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A/101 AVN Morning Report - 2005 Snowbird Reunion

Richard & Victoria Bittle

Michael J. & Terri Pavisch

Martin DiOrio

Don & Judy Kennedy

Gil & Pam Jones

Joe & Sue Turner

Ed & Kathy Schmelzer

Howard Klein

Gary Lee Stamey

Marc Goodell

Chuck Slezak

Courtnay Johnson

John and Tammy Stallings
Stanley and Carol Rosinski
Chuck Luczynski
Jerry Montgomery
Karen and Hermie Schindler
Bob Roybal
Jerry and Lucille Turner
Bob and Kathy Carr
Ron and Barb Kuhn
John D. Kennedy
Edgar and Patti Rotenberry
Stephen "Smokey" Stover
Ted and Betty Crozier
Doug and Shirley Brown
Jim And Kate Thompson
James Rickard and wife
Doug Ward
Micheal Gouch
46 A/101 Avn members and guest attended

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