Control Family Reunion
Memorial Day Weekend; 2013 Special Thanks to all those who
made this possible and those in attendance who made it FUN!
job, Road Guard; make sure everybody makes the last turn into the VFW
and catch a ride with the last car. Believe it or NOT.... They
took pictures of me and left me standing in the rain? Lucky for
me, Jill sent them back.
Below is George and June Whertvine who always welcome us to the VFW.
Their daughter Nancy is the Canteen Manager and arraigned our
fine Memorial Day Meal and has Mom testing the beer (below).
Above, The Wild Ones with Fran Oster. Below, Don Hindman, Doug Kimme and The Wild Ones, Linda and Jill.
actually had 2 Bands, an inside/outside band and due to rain, Megan
Boyer was moved inside. She likes it rough and tends to let it
all out when she performs and there was concern for the old folks.
There was only 1 complaint and Don Hindman volunteered to remove
her hearing aid and and the noise police were happy..................
Feet, Nick "Disco" Kiraly was on Doctors Orders to "Act Your Age", but
when The Megan Boyer Band was playing it didn't take long before the
other band's singer, Melonie Michael, from Michaels Muse, tested his abilities to follow orders. Nick's
excuse; "Hey, I was just acting my age..................." Happy
Feet dance the afternoon away and shared himself with numerous women.
Not to worry Charlene, always a Gentleman!
If I only had 1 picture to express our FUN, This is the 1.
Fran Oster, Bob & Gail Rukke, Lynne Polofka reacting to winning Dee Brawley's CCT Quilt, and Pete Servais.
Don Hindman applauds our ability at having FUN and we TOAST VFW, POST 280...Columbia, Missouri
for donations $100.00 -
Large Consumption Instrument of Brew
superb decanter for drinking the Gods
Brew was surely produced in China, contains a lot of lead, and was sold
Wal-Mart, the only distributer they were able to offload these huge
a drunken stupor I
was able to confiscate one from a local establishment and managed not
it on the way home.In
a different type
of stupor, I broke out some acid and a dremel tool and went to work.I’m not claiming
to be an expert, but I beat
the hell outta the Mug, and it’s still watertight.Due to the lead content,
you can only drink
brew from it twice a week, but it doesn’t look too bad as a
they say original, believe
me, you won’t find another drinking instrument of this
only one to own a SgtMac’sBar Original
Mug.Just make a
donation, and you could own this unique piece
new, never been used, that I know of anyway.
Sponsored by Mike McReynolds
Wood, Dave Pearson, Sally Pender-Bryant, Nick
Kiraly, Buddy McReynolds, Larry & Vicki Samlow, Linda Crate,
Greg Austin, Jim Aubele, Ron Evans, Charlie Mason, Steve Williams, Don
Deb Argel Bastian, Steve Horvath, Jim
Donaldson, Bill Covington, John "J.K." Koren, Bruce Nyburg, Spencer Ernst, Chris Caffall, Mark Hughes, Willie
Harris, Tom Watson, Jill McReynolds, and Roger James
WINNER...... Larry and Vicki Samlow; Vicki being Bill Giesige's sister, Bill Giesige being Chad "Goose"Giesiege's father!
for donations $250.00 - $999.00
Wood Eagle Sculpture
pounds of Beauty and American Strength; 21” Wingspan,
Sponsored by Jill McReynolds
artistic sculptures have been hand
carved from the wood of an "Ironwood" tree, it's name in Spanish is
palo fierro (iron stick). It has a beautiful grain and as it's name
very dense. Ironwood is the heaviest wood native to the United States
Mexico. The trees grow at an altitude of 2,500 feet above sea level in
deserts and coastal regions of Arizona, California, Baja California and
ironwood trees are not
harvested for carving. Fallen ironwood is collected, after drying for
years to be used by the carvers.
Wayne Gardner, John Drozdowski, Bill Frankenberger, Ray
Adcock & The CCSHF, Fran Oster, Jack Moyer, Kirk Toth, RK, Rex Wollmann
WINNER.......... Isom C. "Sam" Scoggin, CCA LM-0747
for donations totaling
The Grand Raffle!
Oz. Gold Buffalo Proof Coin
Proof blanks are specially treated,
and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes. The blanks are then fed
presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice
sharp relief. The coins are then carefully packaged to showcase and
their exceptional finish. This
coin is sponsored by; Donnie
Mirabile, Dale LaFleur, John Riley, Mark Hughes,
Jeff Shackleford, Willie Harris, Cass Seymore, Bill Frankenberger, Jim
Russ Dodd, Jim Aubele, Tom Watson, T. C. Williams, Waldoo
and Mark Kramer.
WINNER...... An Annonomus donor, Code Name Opossum.
Opossum is also the same person that donated the John Wayne Rifle, Coincidence?
Joe Edwards, Roy
Kitchen, Dee Brawley X 2, Pete & Sue Servais X 2, Jeff Kiliam, Linda Crate, Opossum X 2, Two Four Chad X 7
his 18X24 Signed EOTS Print... Number 4 of only 100
DRAWING: The Eye of the Storm is a stylized depiction of a classic
Combat Control Team (CCT) formation. Shown are three Combat Controllers
at the control point, on a drop zone (DZ). At left is the Command and
Control operator; he maintains the long-haul communications link with
theater command authority. At center is the Air Traffic Controller; he
coordinates all flight activities within the airhead, air traffic
control area. At right is Control Point Security; he maintains a
watchful eye and monitors radio communications. In an emergency, he is
prepared to immediately take over from one of the other two operators.
Supporting the air traffic control team are other controllers. They are
disbursed around the formation, forming a security perimeter.
ARTIST - A
native of Porterville, California, SFC John Costa is a seventeen-year
veteran of the US Army. He is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division
and serves as the Brigade Fire Support Sergeant in the 2nd Brigade
Combat Team at Ft. Bragg. His combat experience includes three
deployments to Iraq: the first to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
and two Operation Iraqi Freedom tours. Sergeant Costa is a budding
artist with several military drawings already in circulation. He
donated his time and talent to the CCSA Eye of the Storm project. In
token of appreciation, the association awarded him HONOARY MEMBERSHIP
in the CCSA
WINNER........ Willie Wood, Combat Control Association Life Member, 1181...... Congratulations!
14 X 17 $500.00 CCT Mirror
Edwards left me with a problem. It started out as a stained
project and turned into a very nice and expensive mirror.
an original and required a one time set up fee making the
this mirror a bit high, so we're gonna raffle the mirror.
WINNER; Doug Kimme
by Dee Brawley
This quilt was created with Love,
Admiration, and Heartfelt Gratitude to all Combat Control Teams
quilt was donated by Dee Brawley to raise funds for our CCT Family
Reunion and will be raffled off to the lucky winner. It's a
nine by eight masterpiece only done justice by viewing.
click on any of the pictures below to get a detailed full size image.
Winners...... Lynne & Steve Polofka
America Remembers............ The John Wayne Tribute Rifle
WINNER................. Spencer Ernst, Combat Control Association Membership LA-1032
WE WERE ALL WINNERS, SOME JUST BURDENED MORE THEN OTHERS.