On Tuesday 12 August 2014 the Alvin C York Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association gathered at the Collegedale City Pavillon for their Annual Summer Picnic for members and family. The picnic menu featured hamburgers and hotdogs plus homemade potato salad prepared by Judy Stephenson, Chairman Doug Stephenson's wife. Donations were received in the amount of $90 to assist our Chairman, Doug Stephenson to attend the National Convention in Springfield, Missouri, 21 - 23 August 2014. Steve Huff who met Andy Forrester at our 4th of July Fund Raiser at the Walmart in Ooltewah made an appearance to meet and greet some of our paratroopers. Steve served with the 75th Ranger Regiment out of Ft Benning, Columbus, GA. Our treasurer Roger Taylor sold several tickets for a chance to win the Paratrooper Afghan created by Karen Murphy at the December Christmas Dinner 9 December 2014 at a restaurant TBD.
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.