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114th Aviation Co., First In Vietnam & Last to Leave, Reunion Reminds Nation of Legacy of Service
Media Advisory:Vietnam Veteran Pilots and Crew of the 114th Aviation Company Association salute soldiers past and present as they gather to remember their long sacrifice in Vietnam, as “the first to arrive and the last to leave” Vietnam.
Lane Ramsdell, National Director
114th Aviation Association
415 525 0410
VIETNAM VETS REUNION IN PIGEON FORGE, TN AUGUST 27-30, 2015
REMINDS NATION OF THE SACRIFICES OF MILITARY FAMILIES
Vietnam Veteran Pilots and Crew of the 114th Aviation Company Association salute soldiers past and present as they gather to remember their nearly decade long sacrifice in Vietnam, as “the first to arrive and the last to leave” Vietnam. Fallen Vietnam Hero Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr.’s daughter will share her June 2015 visit to Vietnam, 51 years after his death and one year after his 2014 burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
WHO- Vietnam Pilots and Crew of the 114TH (One-Fourteenth)
WHAT- Over 100 men and women of the 114th Aviation Company Association will gather in Pigeon Forge, TN to commemorate their nearly decade long service in Vietnam and acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers that have served in most recent wars. The 114th Aviation Company Association, originally out of Fort Knox, Kentucky, holds a reunion every two years. Sunday, August 30 completes this year’s reunion with a memorial service at 9 a.m.
WHERE- Country Cascades Hotel, 204 Sharon Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, 1-800-523-3919
WHEN-August 27-August 30, 2015. Activity highlights include: “Don Airheart” Memorial Golf Tournament 8/26 for early arrivers; “Welcome Home Vietnam” Parade, 8/29; Smoky Mountain Military Show 8/29; Evening Banquet & Ceremonies at host hotel 7 p.m. 8/29; Memorial Service 8/30 at 9:00 a.m. at host hotel.
Contact Lane R. Ramsdell, National Director via cell at 254-289-2807 for more information. Charlie Brown, Nominating Committee Chairman or Ivan Beal, Database Manager can be reached at the host hotel, 1-800-523-3919.
WHY- The 114th Aviation Company Association Biennial Reunion is a reminder of the sacrifices military soldiers and their families have made to make the United States of America a great country under the rule of law of the people, for the people and by the people. The cost of democracy has been great and has been paid with the lives of many. The Association’
The reunion says, “people care about the sacrifice and your service is of value.” The reunion reminds the general public that all of the great accomplishments of the men and women of The 114th Aviation Company Association’
The pilots and crew of the 114th Aviation Company served in Vietnam from 1963 to 1972. "The Knights of the Air" MOS- (mission occupation specialty) was one of the most dangerous in the war due to the necessity of helicopters for deployment and evacuation of soldiers and the visibility of the helicopters.
For more information about the 114th Aviation Company Visit: http://www.114thaviationcompany.com/
114th Aviation Company, As First to Arrive Overcame Mission Hardships
Sp5 Wyley Wright who was the first war casualty of 114th Aviation Co. March 9, 1964 according to Steve Stibbens in “Knights Over the Delta”, thought of the moniker “Cobra” Helicopter and created the emblem. (Video includes the moniker & emblem)
Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr.-Related Media:
July 28, 2015 KPOO FM San Francisco "Sister to Sister" Interview
Father’s Day in Vietnam
Love Story at Arlington