Updated 23 October 2020
Goodfellow Hosts a Pair of Vietnam Vets
On 13 October, Goodfellow AFB welcomed former EC-47 flight engineer MSGT Jim Coffman and Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jack Mecham, who made the drive from Dayton, Ohio, to view the EC-47 Memorial Plaza and ARDF History Exhibit at Goodfellow. Jim was on one of the original Phyliss Ann crews while early in his career Jack flew B-25s out of Goodfellow and much later did a tour in HH-3 "Pony Express" helicopters at Udorn RTAFB during the Vietnam War.
FTVA Heritage Chapter President J.J. Graham made special arrangements for base access during the Covid shutdown, and 17th Wing Historian Mark Howell MC’d a small ceremony to present Jim and Jack with 50th Anniversary pins and certificates, ably assisted by Command Chief Master Sergeant Casy Boomershine.
Back: Joe Martin, Mark Howell, Tom Nurre
|Jim Tells CMSgt Boomershine how it was.||
Jack wheels Jim to view his paver spot; J.J. escorts
Click on each pic for a larger image. Click on this link for the compete Goodfellow article. All are USAF photos by A1C Ethan Sherwood.
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On other fronts . . .
The San Angelo Veterans Day parade is on. More info as plans are finalized.
The EC-47 Memorial Plaza dedication has been postponed until 2021.
The 6994th Security Squadron Reunion is scheduled for 26-28 August 2021 in Mobile. See 6994th.com for details.
We're still trying to figure some sort of Guestbook alternative.Entries as of 3 June 2020 can still be searched here.
The "contact us" link is always active. We welcome your thoughts and opinions.
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Perodic maintenance is now complete on the EC-47 replica. Updated pix soon as we can get them.
Thanks again to Danny Henderson for these shots.. Danny's a liasion officer for the National Geosptial-Intelligenge Agency at the schoolhouse.
Nothing new from our paver supplier, but we hope they'll be up and running early next year. Existing orders will be filled one way or another. Click here for complete details on the plaza, more photos of the paver installation, and the on-line order form.
Click here to view all the 8 x 8 plates received.
Click here to view all the 4 x 8 plates received.
Thanks to J.J. Graham, president of the (San Angelo) Heritage Chapter of FTVA, for these pix.
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As always, everything on the site can be accessed by clicking on the black bars at the upper left. J.C. Wheeler's legacy site can be viewed here.