Let’s get together on Thursday, July 14th at 11:30 a.m., to meet and socialize at the Garden Grove Elks Lodge located at 11551 Trask Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843. Our speaker will be CW5 (CA) Tom Murphy. The presentation is titled “U.S. Army Aviation in the Republic of Vietnam (1961-1973)”. Tom joined the Army in 1967 and graduated from flight school as a Warrant Officer helicopter pilot soon thereafter.
He served 15 months in RVN. In 1971 Tom joined the California Army National Guard. He joined the CAL State Guard (the unpaid part of the CA Military Department) in 2010 and is serving presently as a CW5. Aircraft flown in RVN included the UH-1 Huey and the OH-6 LOH in air cavalry, assault helicopter, attack helicopter, and brigade aviation units. His logbook shows over 7500 flight hours with 1300 combat hours while in RVN. He also flew two tours in the Middle East with Army aviation. We will order off of the menu, no buffet available.
Please contact Tim Brown at (562) 287-4846 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations. We need to know by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the day before our lunch, whether you are going to attend so that we may inform service staff for set up. The Elks Lodge has a “no mask” policy right now.
We look forward to seeing as many members and old friends as possible.