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Reunion Update

By Dennis Barnett, Vice President First off, I want to say that it

is a distinct honor and privilege to serve this great organization. I will do my best to live up to the trust that Gen Secord and the board have given me. I recognize that one measure of that is the success of our annual reunion. With the help of many fine mentors and committees, we are making final preparations for this year’s gala. This year is the 30th

Anniversary of Desert One. While unsuccessful and tragic, it is looked upon as a singular key event that led to the Nunn/Cohen

See REUNION pg 7 AUG 2010 Air Commando One Remembered

By Hap Lutz Following his passing on 20

May, a great sense of loss and remembrance was reflected by all those attending the memorial and “Celebration of


s e r v i c e s for retired Br i g a d i e r G e n e r a l Harry C. “ H e i n i e ” Ad e r h o l t , conduc t ed at


U. S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz renders a final salute to retired Brig. Gen. Harry “Heinie” Aderholt. Photo by USAF Senior Airman Matthew Loken

Sounds ide club on 2 July. Along with tears of sadness, joyful “Heinie” stories abounded. The many that

B/Gen Harry Aderholt 1920-2010

By Howie Pierson, ACA Chaplain

Commentary 2 Membership 8 Hap’s Comments 9 2010 Ballot 10 Letters 11 Reunion Info ........ pg 18 & 19 MTF Update 17 Rossel’s Report 21 President’s Corner ...Back Page

roll call has been answered with a clear, crisp “Here Sir!” He lived a full and faithful life as he served God, country, and family. The immediate family members grieve and thank God for those precious years together. Chuck’s military comrades

share a unique bonding through his distinguished career, which was

were able to attend from near and far, and the many, many that sent letters, cards, and notes of condolences exemplified the ways that “Heinie” so genuinely touched the lives of so many

highlighted as an Air Commando. The dedication and loyalty Chuck Keeler gave the Air Commando Association will remain with us forever. He will be missed deeply by all.

Read at Barrancas National

Cemetery by Jim Boney (as requested by Howie). ******


Charles E. “Chuck” Keeler, age 78, passed away Friday

people. A final and fitting tribute to a USAF hero, warrior, patriot, family man, and loyal friend to countless others. (To view


Farewell Super Sergeant Chuck Keeler Commando Chuck’s final

morning, June 11, 2 0 1 0 , with his b e l o v e d wife and t h r e e daughters by his side. Chuck or “Chief” as he was known by his many friends, colleagues and acquaintances was

CMSgt Charles ‘Chuck’ Keeler (1931 - 2010)

See KEELER pg 6

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