Detachment(A) September 2015 Function After Action Report
Our September 2015 function held in Asheville, NC was a huge success.
It began with an advance recon party arriving on Tuesday, 8 September consisting of Gil Turcotte, Rick Westbrook and Kim Kendle. Folks continued to filter in throughout the function.
The head count on Saturday, our main meeting, according to Mike Linnane stood at 90 folks.
On Friday SFA President Jack Tobin gave us an in depth update on SFA today and a glimpse of SFA tomorrow. His informative and wide-ranging lecture was greatly appreciated by all.
On Saturday Darrell Katz gave a captivating speech about the days he was Commander of Detachment(A). He revealed previously unknown and very interesting information that occurred during his tenure as Commander of Detachment(A).
Then Roxanne Merritt updated us on the JFK Museum.
LTC Larry Niedringhaus II who is attending the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA gave a comprehensive and informative speech on SF Operations today which was very well received. He will be receiving credit for the speech for his graduation.
MG(Ret) Jim Guest and Jack Tobin were made honorary members of Detachment(A) and presented with Detachment(A) Lapel pins.
Many thanks to Betty Amaker who set up the JFK Museum gift shop with a wide array of SF merchandise.
The absence of Jeff Raker due to his illness was deeply felt and he was sorely missed by all.
Mike Mulieri came through with his keg of beer.
Many thanks to you all for making this function successful.
On 22 October 2014, Major(Ret) Hermann Adler was inducted into the Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment at a small private ceremony held at his home. LTG Charles T. Cleveland, Commanding General, US Army Special Operations and his staff performed the ceremony with LTG Cleveland performing the induction.
Detachment”A” members present were Gene Piasecki and Bob Charest.
Folks, some good news. The Fayetteville Observer article on our Memorial Stone dedication and my VFW article in the latest issue of the VFW Magazine got the attention of SOA, and were discussed at the recent SOA function in Las Vegas. Jimmy Spoo attended the SOA function and attended the Board of Directors meeting where he presented the VFW article. Both articles were reviewed and a discussion ensued as to why DET-A should become members of SOA.
The Board of Directors approved Det “A” for SOA membership.
I have been a member of SOA for decades and have attended several of these functions. They are great. Our push to get Detachment(A) out of the cold is working.
If you are interested in joining SOA, here is some contact information: