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This page will be used to post current events and messages you wish to deliver. If any Lancer wishes to have some news or message posted, please e-mail me and I will make changes at the next update. I will attempt to do updates every Monday. Thank you, in advance, for your contributions.

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Sent in by Dana Lane:

NPRC initiates online records request procedures

The National Personnel Records Center is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files.

Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents.  Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard Form 180 which can be downloaded from the online web site.  The new web-based application was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating the records center's mailroom processing time.  Also, because the requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for additional information will be minimized.  Veterans and next of kin may access this application at
Please note there is no requirement to type "www" in front of the web address. 


 Congrats to Dennis and Barb Souza 

L to R: Barb's Dad, Rolf Wick, Maid of Honor, Kay Sandel, Yours truly, My Bride, Barb and my substitute Best Man, John Farless



 News on Pat Hughes, KIA 1969 


I am pleased to advise that on Saturday the 8th I chaired the meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the VHPA in Savannah.  The meeting was held at "The Mighty Eight Air Force Heritage Museum" in their library.  We couldn't have found a better location to honor a fellow aviator.   At this meeting we had a total of 40 attendee's including Ben Peeples and Bill Griffith.. At this meeting I presented the Lancer Memorial Plaque to the family of Pat Hughes.  The Hughes family showed up with fourteen members, including two sister who came form Kentucky and Ohio.  Pat's uncle, Howard Hughes was also there.  Mt Hughes has been flying a flag on Pat's grave every day for the last 33 years.  The presentation went extremely well.  A friend and my sec/tres for the group who is also a great orator, prepared and presented the speech.  I will post the speech as soon as I get a copy.  After he was finished there wasn't a dry eye in the house.  Ben also gave his own personal recollections of Pat to the family.  He also presented them with a picture of a Lancer bird that is believed to be Pat flying.  I have lots of picture and will over time will be passing the on. 

I want to thank Ben and Bill for taking the time to come to the presentation, it was great to meet them and have them there.


Here is the Hughes Family

From Walt Fuller in Honor of Veteran's Day   

To My Brother Lancers...

It is one of the finest honors in my life to be a part of the Lancer
Family.  Every one of you stand head and shoulders above all of
mankind.  Have a safe and honored Veterans Day.  God knows we earned it.

Your Lancer Brother,
Walt Fuller

 Letter from MG Cody 

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Received from Mike Grisey (Kingsmen). One of our Lancers visited with them with them at the Kingsmen reunion.

Hi David,

I thought I would give you some interesting news, regarding our last Kingsmen mini-reunion, held in Huntington Beach, CA, on March 21-23, 2002.  When I posted then information on the 101st website, I posted it relating to all Kingsmen , Lancers, (Lancers being our gun platoon when it was the 17th AHC, prior to being B Co 101st Avn Bn)  and guests that we were going to have a min-reunion. We had a great reunion, with about 33 Kingsmen that attended, along with a Lancer ( Rick Bergquist, B Co, 158th Lancer, DG-'69) that also attended as a guest. There were probably about a total of 55 people that
attended in total that included other members, wives, and family members.

We all had a great time, and we had a special Kingsmen Flag made up for the event, and had everybody autograph it when they checked in.  And, of course, guess who drew the Kingsmen flag when the time came for the raffle? Wouldn't you know it, a Lancer wound up with the Kingsmen Flag. Rick didn't want to accept it, but we told him, he would have to put it up for auction, so we could win it back at our next Kingsmen reunion.  Anyway, I though you could have some fun with this on the Lancer website.

Names on the first picture, left to right are:   Tom Schnaubelt, Kingsmen 19, Roger Smith, CE 67-68, Rick Berquest, DG, Lancer, 158th Avn, Bn,(winner of flag) and Glen Bolon, Kingsmen 16. 

The second picture is the last group shot of Kingsmen holding the Kingsmen flag until the next reunion.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

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