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March 2006

Combat Systems Officer (CSO) Class 06-05

 

 

Combat Systems Officer (CSO) Class 06-05 completed the electronic warfare portion of their training at Randolph AFB, Texas on 24 Jan 06. Mr. Rick Hauf (far right, first row) of the Billy Mitchell Chapter presented the students with their AOC coins. The students received their Navigator Wings on 17 Feb 06 after completing the T-1 Airmanship portion of their CSO training. The B-1 students were winged at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida after completion of their weapons system training and prior to attending electronic warfare training.

 
Chesapeake Bay Roost Luncheon

 

Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Mike Pascale, president of Engenium Technologies Corporation and John Hawkins, President of the Chesapeake Bay Roost. John was thanking Dr. Pascale for his presentation at the Roost’s January 2006 luncheon held at the Historical Electronics Museum. He presented a technical overview of beam forming and how to build an antenna system capable of pointing an Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) main beam at a desired communication signal while simultaneously pointing nulls in the direction of interfering signals.


25-Year AOC Members

Each year, the AOC presents 25-year lapel pins to individuals that have maintained a twenty-five year continuous membership with the AOC. This year, we honor those members that joined the association between April 1980 and March 1981.

CDR Samuel Alexander
Fairfax VA

Mr. J.S. Allison
Vista Australia

Mr. L. Altshuler
Goleta CA

Mr. William Alverson
Nicholasville KY

Mr. William Anaya
Vienna VA

Mr. Harry Andrews
Tucker GA

Mr. Duane Andrews
Mc Lean VA

Mr. Joseph Androjna
Hawthorn Woods IL

Mr. Kent Apple
Hampton VA

Mr. Dale Atkinson
Springfield VA

LtCol Philip Bailey
Tullahoma TN

Mr. Paul Bandy
New Braunfels TX

Mr. Michael Barnhart
Dayton OH

Mr. Robert Basta
Danbury CT

Major Gary Batie
Fairfax Sta. VA

Mr. Nathaniel Beckwith
Peoria AZ

Mr. Mel Belcher
Sterling VA

Mr. Ted Bell
Wayland MA

Mr. Benjamin Blustone
Vienna VA

Mr. John Bolen
Anaheim CA

Mr. Andrew Borden
Converse TX

Mr. Milton Boutte
Moriarty NM

Mr. Frank Brand
Boca Raton FL

Mr. James Brown
Garland TX

Mr. William Bruce
Beverly MA

Mr. Charles Busch
Lilburn GA

Col Thurman Butler
Manchester TN

Mr. Lee Cain
Sarasota FL

Mr. Alan Carlson
Palos Heights IL

Mr. Colin Carnegie
Eagle Point OR

Mr. J. Carpenter
Stortford Hertfordshire United Kingdom

Mr. Frank Carroll
Hauppauge NY

Mr. John Carter
Warner Robins GA

Mr. Joseph Caschera
Dayton OH

Mr. Bryant Centofanti
Linthicum Heights MD

Col James Chamberlain
Falls Church VA

Mr. Victor Chavez
Las Cruces NM

Mr. Paul Chorney
Tucson AZ

LTC Lowell Christensen
Las Vegas NV

Col Gerald Clancy
Hopkinton NH

Mr. Frank Cloutier
Goose Creek SC

Mr. J. Coefield
Warner Robins GA

Mr. Burt Colt
Fort Walton Beach FL

Mr. Norman Comins
Swampscott MA

Mr. Bernie Conway
Ridgecrest CA

Mr. Philip Conway
North Brook IL

Mr. James Cook
Mc Lean VA

Mr. Timothy Coravos
Lexington MA

Mr. Monte Correll
Yorktown VA

Mr. John Cosco
Melbourne FL

Mr. Steve Costantino
Thousand Oaks CA

Mr. Armando Courir
Florence Italy

Mr. Richard Crothers
Reston VA

Mr. Heinz Cyss
Bonn Germany

Mr. Henry Daidone
Shitoj NC

Dr. John Daly
Flushing MI

Mr. Pedro de la Fuente
Buenos Aires
Argentina

Mr. A. de Ridder
Nieuw Vennap Netherlands

LtCol William Devincenzo
Tampa FL

Mr. Michael Di Leva
Indialantic FL

RADM (UH) Paul Dillingham
Rock Hall MD

Mr. Robert Dodd
Palo Alto CA

Mr. M.I. Dodd
Stortford Herts
United Kingdom

Mr. Martin Dresser
Playa Del Rey CA

Mr. Anthony Durante
Burlington MA

Mr. Jeffery Duray
Albuquerque NM

Mr. Buel Dyer
Centerville GA

Mr. Peter East
Dorking Surrey Surrey United Kingdom

Mr. John Ehlers
Cambria CA

Mr. David Enloe
Weatherford TX

Mr. Sydney Erickson
Los Altos CA

Mr. Richard Ertman
Silverado Canyon CA

Mr. J. Evans
Severna Park MD

Mr. Gary Evins
Severna Park MD

Mr. Dennis Fandrei
Vienna VA

Mr. Daniel Fisher
Marietta GA

Mr. Eugene Fleeman
Lilburn GA

Mr. Quinnie Flint
Round Rock TX

Dr. David Flowers
Atlanta GA

Mr. Charles Flynn
Glen Rock NJ

Mr. Bernard Foster
Mt. Vernon NH

Mr. Maurice Franco
Palm Desert CA

Mr. Ken Frank
Smithtown NY

Col John French
Lansing KS

Col Russell Frey
Westlake Village CA

Mr. Lynn Garten
Santa Barbara CA

Mr. Robert Giordano
Allentown NJ

Mr. Robert Goldberg
Clifton NJ

LtCol Stanley Goldstein
Apopka FL

Mr. Ronald Graham
Hilliard OH

LTC Terrence Grandstaff
VA Beach VA

Mr. John Greene
Ormond Beach FL

Col Robert Groshner
Carlsbad CA

Mr. Gary Gross
Thousand Oaks CA

Mr. Sigmund Grudzinski
Rome NY

Mr. James Gwyn
Severna Park MD

Col M. Haenchen
San Antonio TX

Mr. Douglas Haldeman
Bellbrook OH

Mr. Art Harrigan
Tucson AZ

MAJ Donald Haskell
Davis CA

Mr. Stephen Hastings
Milpitas CA

Mr. Alson Hatheway
Altadena CA

Mr. David Haycock
Lancaster CA

Mr. Robert Hayman
Williamsville NY

Mr. Dennis Haynes
Burke VA

Mr. Gary Heine
Arlington Hgts IL

Mr. Milo Hendricks
Las Vegas NV

Col Stephen Henry
Springfield VA

Mr. Arthur Hepler
Annandale VA

Mr. Melvin Hessman
Paden OK

Mr. Thomas Higgins
Clifton NJ

Mr. Douglas Hildreth
Huntington NY

Mr. John Hurley
Las Vegas NV

Wg Cdr P. Hutchins
Watlington Oxford
United Kingdom

Mr. Stephen Jankowski
Norfolk VA

Mr. Ralph Johns
Missoula MT

Mr. Sidney Johnson
Springboro OH

Mr. Thomas Jones
Littleton CO

Mr. Leonard Jones
Grapevine TX

Mr. Shigeo Kazama
Tokyo Japan

Mr. William Keicher
Burlington MA

Mr. “Dan” Kennedy
The Villages FL

Mr. John Kirk
Santa Barbara CA

Mr. Gunther Klement
Sankt Augustin Germany

Mr. Robert Koch
Lansdale PA

Mr. Ray Kolar
Grant FL

Mr. Vincent Krack
Las Vegas NV

Mr. John Krawczuk
Wolcott CT

Mr. Neils Kruse
Cary IL

Mr. Norbert Kuessel
Bornhem Germany

Mr. Don Lacer
Rancho Palos Verdes CA

Dr. John Landgren
Atlanta GA

LtCol Daniel Lange
Poquoson VA

Mr. Robert Lanni
Clifton NJ

Mr. Joseph Laska
Patuxent River MD

Mr. Tom Latreille
Oceanside CA

Mr. Robert Lawrence
Ft. Worth TX

Mr. Dick Lee
Taipei Taiwan

LtCol Michael Lennon
Barrington IL

Col Neal Lesher
Las Vegas NV

Mr. George Lester
Arlington VA

Mr. Richard Leyble
Great River NY

Mr. Larry Loesick
Fremont CA

Mr. M. L. "Vern" Luke
Lincoln CA

COL Michael Lustig
Burke VA

Mr. Lance Lyman
Melbourne Vill. FL

Mr. Fulton Lynch
Warner Robins GA

Mr. David Mains
Spring Lake NJ

Mr. Dennis Maloney
Dayton OH

Mr. Roger Marriott
Kent United Kingdom

MGEN Paul Martin
Nashville TN

Mr. Armand Masse
Duluth GA

Mr. Eugene Mayleben
Dayton OH

Mr. Walter Mazurowski
Lewiston NY

Mr. Roger McAlevey
West Friendship MD

Mr. Edward McCall
Valparaiso FL

Mr. Paul McGillick
Fort Walton Beach FL

Mr. William McIntyre
Colorado Springs CO

Mr. Warren McLaine
Springfield VA

Mr. Lee Meadows
Santa Barbara CA

Mr. Bill Meskill
San Antonio TX

Dr. Sheldon Meth
Arlington VA

Mr. Theodore Meyers
San Antonio TX

Mr. J. Miller
Arroyo Grande CA

Mr. Thomas Miner
Thousand Oaks CA

Mr. William Mohr
Arlington VA

Mr. Richard Moore
Billerila MA

Mr. Richard Morris
Amherst NH

Ms. Cecelia Morrison
Sunnyvale CA

Mr. Theodore Mueller
Westport CT

Mr. Michael Murray
Dayton OH

Mr. Harold Nation
Fort Walton Beach FL

Mr. Richard Nielsen
Albuquerque NM

Dr. John O'Hara
Bowie MD

Mr. J.P. Opitz
Monroeville PA

CAPT Henry Orejuela
Ashburn VA

C. Otey
Goleta CA

Mr. Eduardo Palacio
Kings Park NY

Mr. David Peck
Aylesbury Bucks
United Kingdom

Mr. John Pedjoe
Escondido CA

Mr. Nicholas Pequignot
Dayton OH

Mr. John Perkins
Fort Walton Beach FL

OTL W. Pfaeffle
Remagen Germany

Mr. V. Pheasant
Waterlooville Hants
United Kingdom

Mr. William Pickerill
Yorktown VA

Mr. Donald Pickett
Colorado Springs CO

Mr. Kenneth Pierskalla
Goleta CA

Mr. Lawrence Pihl
Merrimack NH

Mr. Michael Pobat
Reston VA

Mr. John Polak
Ridgecrest CA

Mr. Richard Pouliot
Beltsville MD

Mr. Paul Racine
Ottawa Canada

Mr. James Rand
Westford MA

Mr. Anthony Randazzo
Utica NY

Mr. Steven Reid
Phoenix MD

Mr. William Renick
San Jose CA

Mr. Jack Rininger
Port Washington NY

William Roberts
Fort Walton Beach FL

Mr. Joseph Rock
Fair Oaks CA

Mr. Fred Roffe
Hampton Bays NY

Mr. Evan Rolek
Beavercreek OH

Mr. Lawrence Rubin
Sykesville MD

Mr. Joseph Russell
Saratoga CA

Mr. Samuel Sandefer
Garland TX

Mr. L. Schafer
Ivoryton CT

Mr. Ted Schaffnit
Las Vegas NV

Dr. Christian Schenk
Weissenhorn Germany

Mr. Ted Schieber
Wayne NJ

Mr. Bodo Schimborski
Hof Germany

Mr. Rich Schowengerdt
Costa Mesa CA

Mr. Stephen Scott
Las Vegas NV

Mr. D. Seeley
Coopersville MI

Mr. Henry Sees
Warner Robins GA

LTC Walt Seiberling
Springfield VA

LtCol Scott Simmons
Manassas VA

Mr. Brian Skutt
Mount Airy MD

Mr. Byron Smith
Simi Valley CA

Mr. Richard Smith
Seal Beach CA

Mr. Joseph Spades
Saratoga CA

Mr. Bobbie Springer
Mulvane KS

MAJ Jimmy Spurgeon
Crowley TX

Dr. Peter Stanek
San Rafael CA

Mr. Larry Steichen
Edmond OK

Mr. Samuel Stern
Clifton NJ

Mr. Kyle Stouder
Warner Robins GA

Mr. George Suhy
Medford NJ

Mr. Hirosuke Suzuki
Tokyo Japan

Mr. Michael Tackett
San Antonio TX

LTC James Taylor
Gainesville FL

Col Richard Tedesco
Warrenton VA

Mr. John Tehan
Punta Gorda FL

LTC Heinz Tepasse
Daun Germany

MG John Thomas
Reston VA

Mr. Joseph Thomas
Amherst NH

Mr. John Thomas
Sunnyvale CA

Mr. William Thompson
Duluth GA

Mr. David Topolewski
Poway CA

Mr. Graham Town
Amherst NH

Mr. B. Tripp
State College PA

Mr. Ray Troksa
Addison IL

Lt Col Bruce Troxel
San Antonio TX

Mr. Donald Tusko
Lancaster CA

Mr. Ronald Tustison
Saint Peters MO

Mr. Steven Underhill
Odenton MD

Mr. Stephen Uurtamo
Amherst NH

Mr. Hugh Van Valkenbrurg
Monterey CA

Mr. Stephen Vernon
Columbia MD

Mr. Jack Wagner
East Amherst NY

Mr. James Wallace
Warner Robins GA

Mr. Kevin Ward
Shoreham NY

Mr. Terrence Ward
Las Vegas NV

Mr. Tom Warnagiris
San Antonio TX

Mr. James Waugh
Fort Walton Beach FL

Mr. Conrad Welch
Sierra Vista AZ

MAJ Susan Werner
Burke VA

Mr. Thomas West
Fort Wayne IN

Mr. Robert Weyrich
Bloomingdale IL

Mr. Frederick White
Farmingville NY

Mr. William Whittenburg
Niceville FL

Mr. Charles Wilson
Lawrenceville GA

Mr. David Woodall
Fairfax VA

Mr. Phillip Wralstad
Sierra Vista AZ

Mr. Robert Wright
Rancho Cucamonga CA

Mr. Alphonse Wunsch
The Villages FL

Dr. Joel Zaphir
Haifa Israel

Mr. Robert Zawislak
Palatine IL

Mr. Yehuda Zilka
Ramat Gan Israel

Mr. Alex Znoj
Greenville TX


Association of Old Crows Educational Foundation Contributors

The Association of Old Crows would like to recognize the following individuals who gave generous donations to the AOC Educational Foundation during 2005. The donations are used to provide scholarships and enlisted tuition grants to students who are pursuing college degrees in the hard sciences. 

Col Richard Aldrich
Hampton Falls NH

Dr. Gerald Alldredge
Albuquerque NM

Mr. Ronald Alleruzzo
Camarillo CA

Mr. Evan Anderson
La Vista NE

Mr. Kermit Anderson
Fort Worth TX

Mr. Michael Anderson
Washington DC

RADM Paul Arthur (USN, Ret.)
Las Cruces NM

SFC Mark Baldwin
Germantown WI

Mr. James Bancroft
San Francisco CA

Mr. Irwin Bardash
St James NY

Mr. William Barnes
Fort Walton Beach FL

Mr. William Bartlett
Beavercreek OH

Mr. Ralph Bauer
San Marcos CA

Mr. Thomas Bayless
Callawassie Island SC

LtCol Allen Becker
Roswell GA

Mr. Randall S. Bell
Minot AFB ND

Mr. Alton Berg
Culver City CA

Mr. Lee Bishop
Las Vegas NV

Mr. Gregory Bock
Herndon VA

Mr. Frank Brand
Boca Raton FL

Mr. Boris Bright
Cerritos CA

Mr. James Brohan
Huntington NY

Mr. Dale Brooks
Crystal Falls MI

LtCol Stephen Brown
Helotes TX

Mr. David Bureman
Hampton VA

Dr. Dongming Cai
Los Alamos NM

Mr. Elmo Cain
Bossier City LA

Mr. Donald Caldwell
Parkville MD

Dr. Mark Campbell
Kirtland AFB NM

Mr. Joseph Caschera
Dayton OH

Mr. Noel Castiglia
Annapolis MD

Youmna Chebaro
Bonaire GA

Col Richard Cherry Jr. USAF(Ret.)
Cocoa Beach FL

Mr. Paul Chesley
Albuquerque NM

Mr. Evan Chicklis
Nashua NH

Mr. A. Clyne
Cheltenham Glos
United Kingdom

Mr. Desmond Coffee
Amherst NH

Mr. Kevin Considine
Amityville NY

LtCol Donald Conway
Fairfax VA

Mr. Tim Coons
Dayton OH

Maj Robert Cortez
San Jose CA

Mr. Robert Craig
St. Michaels MD

Mr. Harold Crecraft
State College PA

Mr. Thomas Dalheim
Crane IN

Mr. James Dante
Patchogue NY

Mr. Walter Darling
Los Angeles CA

BGEN Jean De Carpentier
Neuilly-s/Seine France

Mr. Anthony De Couteau
Carlsbad CA

Mr. Jonathan Demarest
Commack NY

Mr. Dennis Detamore
Grapevine TX

Mr. Brian Dieffenbacher
Denver CO

Mr. Charles Dodd
Severn MD

Mr. Leonard Dryer
Port Hueneme CA

Mr. Gerald Durham
Morro Bay CA

Mr. Denis Dwyer
Fairfax Station VA

Jason Eckberg
Edwards CA

Mr. Charles Enoch
Aurora CO

Mr. Gerald Eves
Columbia MD

Mr. Robert Faust
Chester SC

Mr. Larry Fenton
Columbia MD

Mr. John Fielding
Round Rock TX

Lt Col Howard Fields
Beavercreek OH

MSgt William Fields
Hope Mills NC

Mr. Burton Figler
Winthrop MA

Mr. Charles Fowler
Sudbury MA

Col Raymond French
Plano TX

Col Russell Frey
Westlake Village CA

Mr. Alan Furbush
Torrance CA

Mr. Oscar Gagliardi
Gaithersburg MD

Mr. Norman Garrigus
Alexandria VA

Mr. Lynn Garten
Santa Barbara CA

Col Mike Gilroy (USAF, Ret)
Gulf Breeze FL

Mr. Harold Gleisberg
Osage City KS

Mr. James Goodrich
Baltimore MD

Mr. Edmund Gorczycki
Farmingdale NY

LtCol Larry Grayson (USAF, Ret.)
Dayton OH

Mr. Robert Green
Virginia Beach VA

Mr. Terry Green
San Antonio TX

Col Robert Groshner USAF(Ret.)
Carlsbad CA

Mr. Scott Guilbert
Concord NH

Mr. Fred Guth
Annapolis MD

Mr. Lynn Guthrie
Orlando FL

Mr. William Hagenbuch
Dayton OH

Mr. Stanley Hanson
Wheaton IL

Forrest Hare
Arlington VA

Mr. James Hayes
Ridgecrest CA

Capt Jaime Hernandez
Abilene TX

Mr. James Higgins
Wichita KS

Ms. Diane Hill
Alexandria VA

Mr. Roderic E. Hill
Purcellville VA

Mr. Ray Hitt
Bellbrook OH

Mr. Johannes Hofman
Muenchen Germany

Mr. Roland Holman
Blossvale NY

Mr. Bruce House
Florissant MO

Mr. Leslie Hoy
Knoxville TN

Mr. John Hurley
Las Vegas NV

Mr. William Huyler
Morris Plains NJ

Mr. Joseph Hyer
Reston VA

Mr. John M. Iacangelo
Olney MD

Mr. Norman L. Ingold
High Rolls NM

Mr. Charles Isbell
Hartfield VA

Prof Ramon I. Izaguirre USN (Ret)
Woodbridge VA

Dr. Dan Janning
Dayton OH

Felimon Jaramillo
Oxnard CA

Mr. James Johnson
Bellbrook OH

Capt Gwynne Jones
WPAFB OH

Mr. Robert Kelly
Portsmouth RI

LCDR Robert Kenner
Virginia Beach VA

Mr. James King
Odenton MD

Mr. John Kirk
Santa Barbara CA

Isidore Kopels
Las Vegas NV

Maj Mohan Krishna
Milbrook AL

Dr. John Landgren
Atlanta GA

Mr. Horace Leavitt
Brick NJ

Mr. Howard Lemberg
Bernardsville NJ

Mr. Frank Lemmon
Saratoga CA

Derek Leney
Alexandria VA

Mr. Randy Liebl
San Antonio TX

Mr. William Lingle
Thousand Oaks CA

Mr. Larry Loeswick
Fremont CA

Mr. William Lohnes
Finksburg MD

Mr. Fulton Lynch
Warner Robins GA

Mr. Robert Mabli
Redondo Beach CA

Ms. Kathryn Maccurry
Somis CA

Mr. James MacDonald
Rockwall TX

Mr. John Margosian
Potomac MD

Mr. Robert Martin
Centereach NY

Mr. Olin Matson
Los Angeles CA

Mr. George Matthews
Garden Grove CA

Dr. Robert Matulka
Arlington VA

LtCol Gerald McBride
Apple Valley CA

Mr. William McCabe
Fairborn OH

LT Kevin Meyers
Glen Burnie MD

Mr. Joseph Moks Jr.
Edgewood NY

LCol Henry Monjar
Maryville MO

Mr. James Morelli
Syracuse NY

LT Carmelo Morello
Grottaglie Italy

Mr. David Moss
Penn Valley CA

Mr. Robert Nielson
Ventura CA

Mr. Milton Olson
Solvang CA

Mr. Millard Perkins
El Cajon CA

Mr. Kenneth Phibbs
Severna Park MD

Mr. John Picard
Ft. Monmouth NJ

Col Mike Poore USAF
Fairfax VA

Mr. Don Ramme
Huntington NY

Mr. Maurice Ranc, Jr.
York PA

Dr. Riccardo Rauber
Pisa Italy

Mr. James Rippin Jr.
Dayton OH

Mr. Charles Robinson
Fayetteville NC

Mr. John Rosati
Los Angeles CA

Mr. Vincent Rose
Bowie MD

Dr. Eugene Rubin
Newton Center MA

Dr. Thomas Samec
Los Angeles CA

Mr. Samuel Scharff
Seattle WA

Mr. Ted Schieber
Wayne NJ

Mr. Henry Schraeder
Greenville TX

Mr. Charles Seashore
Edina MN

Mr. Bob Seh
Jupiter FL

Mr. Richard Seidell
Rockville MD

Mr. Igor Sill
San Francisco CA

CMSgt Edward Simpson UASF (Ret)
Niceville FL

Mr. Murray Simpson
Fort Lauderdale FL

Mr. David Sjolund
Gulfport FL

Mr. Merrill Skolnik
Baltimore MD

Mr. James Skora
Arcola IN

Captain L.J.M. Smit
Hippolytushoef Netherlands

Mr. Richard Smith
Monument CO

Ms. Beverly R. Soles
Byron GA

Randy Spencer
Arlington VA

Mr. Robert Staloch
Dayton OH

Dr. Robert Stratton
Tulsa OK

Mr. James Sullivan
Rockville MD

Mr. Norm Swagler
Camarillo CA

Mr. Nick Talarico, Jr.
Florissant MO

Mr. James Talley
Springfield VA

Col Thomas Teigeler
Yorktown VA

Mr. Guy Tirk
King George VA

Mr. Jay Toribio
FPO AP

Maj Duart Townsend
Kingston Canada

Mr. Kenneth Trowbridge
Birmingham AL

Ms. Kathleen Turner
Estes Park CO

Mr. Thomas Turner
San Antonio TX

Mr. Steven Umbaugh
Xenia OH

Mr. Edward Urbanik
Amherst NH

Mr. Francis Van Wychen
San Antonio TX

Mr. Alfred Victor
Saint Marys City MD

Mr. Clifford Vige
Ventura CA

Mr. Jack Virtue
Onawa IA

LT Dirk Voss
Kosel Germany

Col James Ward
Burke VA

Mr. Jess Watkins
Arlington VA

Mr. William Watts
Farmingdale NJ

Mr. M. Whiting
Whiting IA

Mr. Arthur Wilson
San Antonio TX

CAPT David Wilson USNR (Ret)
Aiea HI

Mr. Herbert Wolkstein
Livingston NJ

Mr. Curtis Wood
Omaha NE

Mr. Francis Zeller
Rosamond CA

Mr. Taylor Zinn
Upper Marlboro MD


 OPR 750

As many of you have noticed, the OPR 750 article written monthly by Dan Graves has not appeared for the last few months. In November 2005, Dan moved into a retirement home in Dayton, Ohio. He has been visited by many of his Kittyhawk Chapter friends from the Dayton area and is still interested in hearing from Old Crows. Dan’s new address is Friendship Village, 5790 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH 45426.


In Memoriam - Colonel Michael O'Brien (USAF, Ret.)

Mike O’Brien Was born in Yonkers, New York, on August 4, 1941, and died in Bangkok, Thailand on January 9, 2006. He was the son of George and Rose O'Brien, husband of Pensri, father of Hooper, Michael, John, and George, and grandfather of Charlie, Jacob, Alex, and Abby. After being raised in Southern California and graduating from Loyola University at Los Angeles, he went on to serve our country proudly in the United States Air Force for 25 years. He worked a second career at Rockwell and Boeing, and enjoyed his retirement thoroughly for the remaining years of his life.


During his service in Vietnam, he helped found the Wild Weasels and remained a loyal member until his last day. His love and generosity are becoming more legendary as the days pass.

A proper sendoff and final flight for Mike (OB, Panic Bear) was accomplished in Tucson, Arizona on 15 and 16 January 2006. On Sunday, a memorial service was held at his church where visitors and family could attend the viewing and pay final respects. Weasels attending this service were Ed Cleveland (OB's pilot), Bob Petit, Jack Donovan, Jerry Stiles, and Dave Mount. Ed told a few stories from their combat days that were the first insights OB's boys had about their father's combat experiences. Following this service, everyone went to the O'Brien home for refreshments and an old fashioned Italian dinner. Ed provided a copy of the First In-Last Out video that tells the story of the Wild Weasels since no one in the family had ever seen it.

Then on Monday, OB's funeral Mass was celebrated at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The same group of Weasels at the memorial service attended, plus Jim Winzell who attended the burial and follow-on reception. During the Mass, Ed Cleveland read the High Flight poem as a tribute to OB. After the Mass, everyone proceeded to the cemetery for burial. A U.S. Air Force Honor Guard met the hearse at the Holy Hope Cemetery and provided full honors for him. All attendees then went back to the church for the reception, refreshments, and dinner. An F-4 pilot, who participated with Ed and OB in a search and rescue mission in Vietnam, also attended and provided a quantity of Singha beer for a proper toast to OB. John O'Brien, OB's oldest son, took a group Weasel photo which will be posted on the Wild Weasel net.