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Previous years updates to the Website and/or the Blog:
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26 DECEMBER 2010
Added new member Dale Bartels.
26 DECEMBER 2010
Added new members Earl Hoal, Michael McMillan & Gerald Armstrong.
Added Joseph Ferrell to the Final Flight page.
12 DECEMBER 2010
Added new members Herbert Gentry, David Christianson & Scott Schafer.
Added Final Flight Obituary for Fred W. Rorbey Sr. to the Final Flight page.
Added 2009 Cheney Award info to "Awards--Cheney Award" page.
Added a link on the "General Officers" page to the story of "THE ORDER OF THE SWORD" induction presented to Lieutenant General Donald C. Wurster.
21 NOVEMBER 2010
Added new member Eric Greenblatt.
Added Final Flight Obituary for John R. Schoeck to the Final Flight page.
17 NOVEMBER 2010
Added links on the "OFOTO/SITE Pictures" page to Jay Merz photos.
Added new member James Kyper.
24 OCTOBER 2010
Added Final Flight Obituary for John Frank Bird to the Final Flight page.
11 OCTOBER 2010
Added Final Flight Obituary for Derry Allan Adamson to the Final Flight page.
Added new members Thom Kreidler and Gerald Kershenbaum.
Added a link on the "General Officers" page to the story of "THE ORDER OF THE SWORD" nomination for Lieutenant General Donald C. Wurster's.
19 SEPTEMBER 2010
Added new member Douglas L. Horka.
29 AUGUST 2010
Added new members Rich Blackwell, Gary Jenson, Michael Sullivan & Robert A. Pederson.
Added links on the "OFOTO/SITE Pictures" page to Rich Blackwell's & Tom Kopp's photos.
Added Final Flight Obituary for Robert D. Furman to the Final Flight page.
Added 21st SOS unit de-activation story to the "Unit History" page.
Added several new links to YouTube video's about helicopter,s to the "Links" page. (new links have an * in front of the name)
15 AUGUST 2010
Added new members Eddie Self & Christopher Sprague.
Added Air Force Magazine story "Commissioned in Hanoi" to SEA POWs page (courtesy of Tom Green).
Added several links to helicopter related YouTube video's on the "Links" page.
25 JULY 2010
Added Russell "Rotor" Rakip to "Final Flight" page.
Added Information (courtesy of Kevin Fogg) to the "Armed Conflicts" page about the helicopter lost on 9 June 2010 in Afghanistan .
Added 2009 MacKay Trophy info to "Awards-MacKay Trophy" page.
Added link to YouTube video of the restored and flyable HH-43B/F at the Olympic Air Museum, Olympia, WA. to the "Our Helicopters" page (about 3/4 of the way down the page).
11 JULY 2010
Added new member Mark Sheram.
Added awards ceremony photos to John Lindgren's Purple Heart story on the "Awards-SS, DFC, BS, PH" page.
Added links on the "OFOTO/SITE Pictures" page to Jim Burns' Suffolk County AFB, LI, NY, 1959-1961 & 1961-1964 photos and NKP, Thailand, May-Jun 1964 base and off-base photos.
Added information to the "Armed Conflicts" page about the 2 July 2010 death of Capt. David Wisniewski who was a crew member on the 9 June 2010 crash of a HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter that was shot down in Afghanistan.
Updated Erik Fricksons bio.
27 JUNE 2010
Added new members Glenn McKim, John Adrian, John Lindgren & Jim Pedriana.
Added new member John Lindgren's Photo & Purple Heart story to the "Awards-SS, DFC, BS, PH" page.
Added May 1969 MAC Flyer story "Good Show Capt Miears & Crew" to the "The MAC Flyer" page. (courtesty of John Mahoney)
13 JUNE 2010
Added new members Fred Kraemer, George Ojala, Bryan Mappin, William Nolte & Rich Kleperis.
Added information to the "Armed Conflicts" page about the June 9, 2010 death of 1st Lt. Joel C. Gentz, TSgt. Michael P. Flores, SSgt. David C. Smith, and SrAmn Benjamin D. White, from the 563rd Rescue Group, who were KIA when their HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
Added 1979, 1981 & 2009 winners of the MacKay Trophy to the "Awards-MacKay Trophy" page.
Added 2010 reunion information for the 20th Helicopter "Pony Express" (original group) to the "Reunion/Events" page.
Added new "Awards-Units" page with information about the MACV-SOG Presidential Unit Citation awarded in 2001. Members of the 20th Helicopter/Special Operations Squadron who served with the "Green Hornets" in Vietnam during the time frames specified in the Headquarters Department of The Army, General Order No. 25 are authorized the wear to the U.S. Army Presidential Unit ribbon on the right breast pocket of their uniform.
Added Photos of HH-43F, 58-1853 awaiting restoration at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA. and a link to MH-53M, 69-5785 preserved at Maxwell AFB, AL., to the "Our Helicopters" "Preserved Aircraft" page.
29 MAY 2010
Added new members Dennis W. Turner, Robert L. "Pete" Peterson, Charlie Bathman, Harry "Chappy" Chapman, Tim Toscano, Jerry Krzmarzick & Charles R. Sumerlin.
Added AF News story, to the "First & Records" page, about the first American to fly a Mi-35 helicopter in combat.
Added link to Stan Nelson's photos on the OFOTO/SITE Picture page.
Added Final Flight Obituary for Harold W. Moore to the Final Flight page.
02 MAY 2010
Added new members Fred Bruch, Paul "JJ" Jensen, Anthony Cuellar & John Christanson.
Added link to Gary Estep's photos on the OFOTO/SITE Picture page..
Added link to Bill Dye's bio page for his photo page.
Added Final Flight Obituary for RotorHeads Member Frayser (Boots) Carson Holler and added Obituary for Eugene Becquet to the Final Flight page.
Added one new patch (courtesty of Otto Kroger) and two new patches (courtesty of Bill Dye) to the "Unit Patches" page.
11 APR 2010
Added new members John Harris, Jim Embrich, Scott Alan Martin, Marshall M. Bottoms, Kevin G. Fogg and David M. Cutillo.
Added news release and links to individual pages to the "Armed Conflicts" page about the April 8, 2010 death of Major Randel D. Voas and Senior Master Sergeant James B. Lackey, from the 8th Special Operations Squadron, when their CV-22 Osprey crashed in southern Afghanistan.
Added UNIDENTIFIED PATCH to "Patches" "Misc-Patches" page. If anyone can identify this patch (unit, base and time frame) please let the webmaster know.
Added 2010 reunion information for the Air Rescue Association, Jolly Green Association and Green Hornets. Updated information for the Pedro Rescue Helicoter Association.
Added new USAF Helicopter related Yahoo Groups link and Facebook social networking links as well as fixing some broken links on the "Links" page.
28 MAR 2010
Added new members Jack Catlin, Robert (Bob) J. Suhrheinrich and William (Bill) B. Dye Sr.
Added Final Flight Obituary for Chester (Chet) Perkins Brown.
Added The "Precursor To The Gold Fire I Exercise" story and photos from Otto Kroger to the "Significant Operations" page.
Added Bio information for member Carlos deMattos.
Added Web pictures on the Preserved Acft, LimoKopter page.
14 MAR 2010
Added new members David Jarratt, Charles Herrmann, Ray Moschler, Merwin Dodson, Thomas Kopp , Victor Peterson and Ron Olsen.
Added link to Otto Kroger's photos on his Bio page.
Added link to Joe Sulkowski's photos on his Bio page.
Added Presidential UH-13J photos and information to Photos of Interest page.
Repaired video links on the Preserved Acft, LimoKopter page.
28 FEB 2010
Added new member James Foster.
Added link to information and photos about the Kopp-Etchells Effect to the Photos of Interest page.
Added Final Flight Obituary for Harvie Lee Stringer.
Repaired links on the OFOTO/SITE Pictures page for Dick Kuenzli, Chuck Severn, Ron Smitham, J. D. Adams (NKP 68-69) & Jim Moore (Saigon 64), (NKP 68-69, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 & #6) photo pages. (Note: These links on the Blog site are not repaired as I have not yet gained access to the Blog page, but I'm working on it.)
12 FEB 2010
Added new members Gary Whalen, Robert Huey, Robert Berg, Hunter Rains and Dennis Palmer.
Added 2010 reunion information for the Pedro Helicopter Rescue Association, 20th SOS "Pony Express", and 6594th Test Group.
Added Brigadier General's Callahan, Haase, Kingsley, Trask and Webb to General Officers page and updated information on Major General Self to reflect his correct rank.
24 JAN 2010
Added new member Richard Fonner.
Added a link at the bottom of member Otto Kroger's Bio page to his story of a H-13K high altitude rescue.
Added a link to new member Alice (Bell) Surrency's current photo (click on her state next to her name on the "Our Members" page).
Rebuilt "Our Members" page, changing the member listing from the order they joined to an alphabetical listing.
10 JAN 2010
Added new members Alice (Bell) Surrency, Michael (Mike) Shilling.
Added Alice (Bell) Surrency's "claim to fame" to claim to fame page.
Added Final Flight Obituary for Frederick (Fred) Yonteck.
Added Joe Ballinger's remembrance comments to Lee Roy Diggs obituary.
Added LS-85 entry and photo to "20th Pony Express page.
01 JAN 2010
Added new members Earl Bradish, Curtis W. King and Kenneth J. Dudick.
Added Final Flight Obituaries for Robert J. Peisher and Lee Roy Diggs.