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DR. AMOS R. TOWNSEND This is to let as many family and friends know of Dr. Amos R Townsend's passing on Feb 21st, 2016 at the age of 85. He died peacefully, with many family by his side, at home in hospice care. He had been suffering the effects of esophageal cancer for the past two years. He had good quality of life up until the last two months, but is now at peace. Send any remembrances you would like as they will bring great comfort to our mother, Doree Townsend. 2016 IS ELECTION YEAR FOR OUR ASSOCIATION Elections for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer Positions on the Association Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday morning of the reunion. We will begin taking nominations upon receipt of this newsletter. You may nominate yourself or someone else, however if you nominate someone else they must agree to serve. Once all nominations are received a ballot will be prepared and be in the August 2016 Newsletter. If you have any questions contact me at: pleiku-lpa@sbcglobal.net The following positions are elected, president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The positions of Chaplain, Webmaster/Newsletter and two directors are appointed by the president.
MEMORIAL SEARCH PROJECT We are searching for relatives of those heros we honor each year at our memorial service. We want to let them know their loved ones are not forgotten and invite them to attend our reunions. If you know how to contact any relatives of the fallen please share that information with Janet Anduss at pleiku-lpa@sbcglobal.net The list of the Missing or Killed In Action from Pleiku Air Base can be assessed by clicking MEMORIAL on the Pleiku Website.
Attention to our SPS Members. There is a new Locate item on a 633 SPS member.
REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE I was wondering if you maybe able to help me with some information. My father was stationed at the Pleiku air base in 1963 - 1964 (or 65). I was talking to him the other night and he said he had tried looking up some info and didn't find much. I'd give anything to get him in contact with any of the guys he served with. He can't remember the unit/division. Heres the information I have: William Bill Pruitt (Army) He was in avionics (he worked on Huey radios) Detached to airfield He believes they were hit Feb 10th ('63?) around 2:30am. 7 killed. He was burned in a hangar fire later and discharged after 18 months in the hospital. Any information you may have will be appreciated more than you know. Thanks for your time! Joey Pruitt 770-233-8422 pruittdigital.com
ATTENTION 1 ACS MEMBERS Family looking for anyone that was in the 1st ACS in 1967 that knew Major Charles E. "Bud" Rogers, If you, or someone you know, knew Major Rogers his family would like to hear about his time in Pleiku from you. Major Rogers was shot down 4 May 1967, and is one of the men we honor at our annual memorial service. If you have any information contact me at pleiku-lpa@sbcglobal.net 1st ACS PATCH WANTED I was assigned to the 1st Air commando Squadron in base operations from June 1967 until December 1967 and was injured and sent home. I have been looking for a 1st Air Commando Squadron patch for all these years. I am happy I found you on the internet. Walter Van Houten, T/SGT USAF.
REUNION PHOTO ALBUM The Ladies' Auxiliary is happy to announce that the photo album is finished. The album contains 26 loose-leaf pages that can be inserted into a binder of your choice and updated with pictures from future reunions. The albums were mailed on October 21 so if you ordered one and have not yet received it, please let me know. We sold 32 copies at the reunion in Lexington and have a few extras for those of you who did not get a chance to order one. If you are interested in a copy, please email me at raweikart@aol.com or phone 330-692-2905. We would like to thank everyone who helped in creating this album and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it for you. Becky Weikart
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Several new items under the Locate page have been posted. Please check it our and perhaps you can assist a fellow Pleiku Veteran. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The February 2016 issue of the Pleiku Air Base Association newsletter, The Highland Air Times, has been mailed to those with paid up membership. The next edition will be mailed in early May 2016. If you have an item for the next newsletter send it to: pleiku-lpa@sbcglobal.net Only dues paying members will receive a copy.
2016 Membership Dues Note that the Dues are $25
When you receive your copy of the Highland Air Times the envelope will have an indicator of your
dues status.   If you have  M-16 on the left side of the envelope it means you have paid your 2016 dues.
If you have  M-15 you are delinquent.  And if you last paid your dues prior to 2014, you aren't going
to get a copy of the next Newsletter.   Download a Membership Form by clicking here.

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