Agent Orange Update

Please goto the Agent Orange TAB (under the WELCOME SHIPMATES TAB on this web site.

There’s news from Military.com about new illnesses. Another delay from the VA.

Guy

 

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2018 Reunion

OK folks the 2018 Reunion is less than a year away now. 

9/2018 in Music City (Nashville, TN).

I will post more details soon……

start saving your Peso’s 

Guy

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VP40 Web Site

Hooray……

Our web site is finally back up……

I will be posting a lot of info this week, I have some catching up to do.

Thanks for all who had tried to get on the site and notified me that it was down. It lets me know that some people actually check it..

Guy Fisk 

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Bill Bettis Celebration of Life

I have information on the celebration of Life for Bill Bettis.

here it is

The service will be on Sunday July 23rd, 2017 from 1-4 PM at the Cypress Naval Golf Club,

5660 Orangewood Ave, Cypress, CA 90630

An Italian Luncheon will be served in the Banquet Hall with a cash bar.

Please RSVP to: wimbrowdwyer@gmail.com.

This is Bill’s sister email address.

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Bill Bettis

I received this email last week from  Hal Peper <hpeper@gasanalyzers.com>

Subject: Wilbur 3pm   3/1/2017

Wilbur Bettis underwent major arterial surgery for 12 hrs.  two and a half weeks ago at UCLA.  He has remained in ICU since then. His sister Trish just sent me a message that he  passed away while holding her hand an hour ago. I will keep all of you informed as I learn more.        Hal

I am waiting to get an Obit for Bill and I will post it here.

Bill was a great person and I am sad to hear of his passing.

Guy

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PSA Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

The Museum is hosting a Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Ceremony on Saturday, March 11th at Noon. All Vietnam Era Veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend. We also welcome all Veterans and patriotic Americans to join us as we honor the service and sacrifice of those who served during the Vietnam Era.

Our honored guest speakers include Chris Bischoff, Captain US Army Special Forces. Also speaking will be Vin Dao, Colonel, Vietnam Air Force, who served as a pilot from 1964 to 1975.

This national commemoration was authorized by Congress, and signed into law by President George W. Bush. The 50th Anniversary Commemoration was established by President Obama. President Obama’s Presidential proclamation said in part:

As we observe the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, we reflect with solemn reverence upon the valor of a generation that served with honor We pay tribute to the more than 3 million servicemen and women who left their families to serve bravely, a world away from everything they knew and everyone they loved. From Ia Drang to Khe Sanh, from Hue to Saigon and countless villages in between, the pushed through jungles and rice paddies, heat and monsoon, fighting heroically to protect the ideals we hold dear as Americans. Through more than a decade of combat, over air, land, and sea, these proud Americans upheld the highest in traditions of our Armed Forces.

The President of the United States of America proclaimed May 28, 2012, through November 11, 2025,as the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Admission to the Museum will be free for all Vietnam Veterans and 25% off for ALL other visitors. All Vietnam era veterans* will be presented with a VIETNAM VETERAN LAPEL PIN, “A Lasting Memento of the Nation’s Thanks!” PSA Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

“A Lasting Memento of the Nation’s Thanks!”

PSA Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

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Fred Turbeville

I am sorry to announce that Fred Turbeville Jr. passed away on 12/20/2016.

Fred was a LTJG while in VP40 from 1964-1966.

I have posted his Obit on our Arrival/Departure page.

Here is a picture of him to remind you of him in his glory days.

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VP40 DUES

It was decided at the last reunion in Oct that the VP40 membership dues will be $20 per year instead of $20 for 2 years.

For those that have already paid the 2016-2018 dues you are grandfathered in, in other words you are good until the 2018-2020 period.

For all those that have NOT paid the 2016-2018 dues, you  will now pay $40 for that time period or pay $20 for each year.

Any questions please notify me

Guy Fisk

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Sad News

I received word from Bob Foss that Bruce Tippie’s wife Marilyn passed away on Christmas Eve.

I cannot find an Obit for her. If someone has one please send it to me and I will post it.

She had been ill for some time. Bruce came to our last reunion but only for an hour or so, as he could not leave her alone for to long.

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My Surgery

Well folks

I had my triple heart bypass, aortic valve replacement, 2 aneurysms in my upper ascending aorta, 4 major operations at once.

I had it Nov 7 and I am going to Cardiac Rehab starting tomorrow. I am driving and doing GREAT.

I should be paying a little more attention to the site now..

see you all in Nashville, Tn in 2018…

Guy Fisk

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