Eight members of the SGT Alvin C York Chapter met at VFW 4848 for a 10 March regular meeting. Andy Forrester read the minutes for December and February. There was no meeting in January due to scheduling problems. Roger Taylor reported that after sending a check for $250 to the 82nd Airborne Division Chaplain's Fund we have $444 in the treasury. Roger said that our name tags were in the works. Roger and John Woodham announced that we plan a chapter fund raiser the 3rd weekend in April at the Gunbarrel Walmart. We will need chapter members to help us man the doors. John Woodham our Honor Guard commander announced a practice on Thursday March 19th at VFW 4848 beginning at 1800 hours. Andy Forrester informed the chapter that Al Conrad will be moving to Columbus GA where he has a military replica and diorama business. Andy told us that he will be attending a reunion of the 325th PIR at Myrtle Beach 8-12 April. Chairman Stephenson announced that BG Bob Woods a life member of the 82nd Association who lives in Rising Fawn, GA will be our guest speaker at our April 14th dinner meeting with wives at the Epicurean Restaurant, East Ridge, beginning at 1830 hours. All American Week at Fort Bragg 18-23 May will be the 50th anniversary of the Dominican Republic conflict. This year's national convention will be in Orlando, FL 12-15 August. It is the 75th anniversary of the Airborne birthday and the forming of the airborne platoon.
Douglas Stephenson is a retired US Army Chaplain. LTC Stephenson served with the 82nd Airborne Division in the 2/504 Abn Inf and the 325 Abn Infantry. He is also a Special Forces qualified officer having served with the 5th SFG and with HQ, SF Command.