Click the photo above to view the Special Forces Association Chapter 78 Newsletter for June, 2018
Awarded best Special Forces Association Monthly Newsletter at SFA National Convention June 2011
Awarded best Special Forces Association Monthly Newsletter at SFA National Convention June 2014
Awarded Golden Quill at SFA National Convention June 2015
Awarded Golden Quill at SFA National Convention June 2016
Best Newsletter Award for 2017 from Special Forces Association National Board of Directors at the International Convention in Fayetteville, NC
COVER PHOTO :: Left, Gordon Denniston, former gun ship pilot, presenter at the May 2018 SFA Chapter 78 meeting (photo by Lonny Holmes); above right, the 119th Assault Helicopter Company – 3rd Platoon’s “Crocodile” Patch; bottom right, Vietnam 1967 from left to right Pete Markisich, Lyman “Don” Gaude, Randy Bender, and Gordon Denniston (photo courtesy Gordon Denniston).
In this issue:
From Alabama to Laos and Back: Gordon Denniston at Chapter 78 May Meeting
More Than a Book Review: COWBOY: The Interpreter Who Became a Soldier, a Warlord, and One More Casualty of Our War in Vietnam by Daniel Ford
Skyraider Reunion and Tailwind Redux, 2018
ROTC Award Ceremonies at UCLA and Cal State Fullerton
My name is Joel Ekeland. I succeeded Gordon Denniston as Croc 3 in 1967. A friend sent me a link to the video about the 119th’s operations with the Special Forces. Stirred many memories. I believe I flew with Gordon during my transition from slicks to guns, and would like to make contact if possible.