The Sgt Alvin C York Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association meet on Tuesday evening 14 October 2014 at 1900 hours at the VFW 4848 in Chattanooga, Tennessee with 6 in attendance. Andy Forrester reported on his trip to Fort Benning, GA to meet with elements of the followoing 82nd chapters: Vulcan Chapter, Huntsville, AL and the Acadia Chapter, LA. During the Airborne 5000 demonstration Andy got to jump out of the 34 foot tower. John Woodham, our Vice Chairman, gave us a history lesson on the design and development of the Jump Boot [see photo above]. John our Honor Guard Commander announced that we will hold live fire practice at VFW 4848 on Thursday 25 October at 1800 hours. Raymond Weaver, the Chair of the Nominating Committee along with Irv Boatwright and Terona Chivers, stated that the slate of officers for the new year are the same as last year. We will need to have a new trustee to be nominated and elected.
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.