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Obituary for Col. Anthony Parick Romano Ret

Obituary for Col. Anthony Parick Romano Ret.

Colonel Anthony Patrick Romano Airborne AUS Retired of Hurricane, WV died on September 25, 2017 at West Virginia Veterans Nursing Home, Clarksburg WV. The Colonel was the youngest son of the late Antonio R. Romano and Teresa Angotti Romano of Dola, Harrison County, WV.
He was proceeded in death by his wife LaVerne Romano, Sarah Romano, Amy Romano, and Beth Romano. Sisters, Rose Laconis, Kathyrn Aiello, Mary Ramella, Barbara Beto. Brothers, Joseph Romano, John Romano, Albert Romano, Salvatore Romano, Frank Romano. 

Vietnam

“Per capita, West Virginians served the most and died the most in Vietnam. It lives on as America’s most controversial war- with questions unanswered, lessons not learned, and for veterans who survive, including thousands of West Virginians, haunting memories remain” (WVPB). Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new work The Vietnam War premieres September 17th at 8pm on West Virginia Public Broadcasting Channel. A companion documentary featuring the experiences of 5 West Virginia co...mbat veterans will premiere September 14 at 8pm entitled Vietnam: West Virginians Remember.

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MIA-POW Recognition Day

15 September is National MIA-POW Recognition Day.  Several states have issued proclamations recognizing the day.  Note the following site for some of the festivities that will take place.

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Camp Dawson Manifest Call

CAMP DAWSON MANIFEST CALL

 

THE 82ND AIRBORNE DIV. ASSOCIATION AND THE SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION WILL BE HOSTING A “MANIFEST CALL” AT CAMP DAWSON, OCTOBER 19TH THRU THE 22ND, 2017. ALL MEMBERS OF THE AIRBORNE COMMUNITY IN AND AROUND WEST VIRGINIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. 

Commander In Chief

U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins and SFA Chapter 68 member, Larry Arnold, supporting our President and Commander-In-Chief at Huntington WV rally

2017 SFA Chapter 68 Scholarship Recipients

Arin Custer
Gunnar Stanford
Wesley Whelan

SFA Chapter 68 is proud to announce the recipients of this years’ scholarships.   They are Gunnar Stanford, Wesley Whelan, Arin Custer and Kathryn Watts.  Each will receive a $500 scholarship from Chapter 68.

Gold Star Event

We are again encouraging our Chapter members to make a donation to support this years Gold Star event to be held at Camp Dawson 23-25 September.  Chapter 68 continues to pledge $1000 for this event each year.      

    SSG Gene Vance deployed with us to Afghanistan in 2002 as a Voice/Signal intercept SGT on a SOT-A from our MI detachment.  He was attached to a 3rd Group ODA when he was killed in an ambush.  In addition to SSG Vance's family, this event will honor dozens of other families of service members killed-in-action with ties to WV.

Independence Day 2017

A reminder to everyone that our "Old  Farts Breakfast"and SFA Meeting is this Thursday, 6 Jul, (0830-1000 hrs), Remember that friends, wives or girlfriends are invited.   

     Attached are a couple of pictures from our 4th of July picnic.  Everyone had a great time.

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Tom Workman

Secretary

SFA Chapter 68 "The Green Berets"

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