tenth bi-annual reunion of the 114th Aviation Company Association was held at the Academy Hotel
in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This reunion marked the Associationís 20th year
anniversary. Eighty-seven association members, sixty-five spouses, twenty-five
guests, and one honorary member were in attendance during the reunion which
lasted from Wednesday, June 17 through Sunday, June 21.
included golf, tours of Pikeís Peak, the Air Force Academy, the Garden of
the Gods, a Western dinner and Stage show, and Goodwill shopping. Everyone enjoyed renewing fellowship
and re-living memories. The hospitality room was the site of much story telling, reminiscing,
the Saturday business meeting, members elected the next Executive Council.
Lane R Ramsdell was elected as National Director; Mike W. Schrumpf,
Deputy National Director; Rodger D. Smithey, Senior Member at Large; Ed S.
Bascovsky, Junior Member at Large; Robert G. Davis, Secretary; Robert Brown,
Key Personnel include Jim Haslitt as Database Manager and Email newsletter
editor; Terry Dell, Webmaster; Jeff Carr, Assistant Webmaster and
Quartermaster; Frank Strobel, Membership Committee Chairman; Charles T Brown
Constitution Committee Chairman and Nominating Committee Chairman; Noah
Dillion, Recruiter; Joe Stogner Reunion Committee Chairman; Gene Boyle,
Reunion Site Coordinator; J.P Landahl, Reunion Plans Coordinator, John
Nichols, Units Historian; Charles Stone, Veteransí Affairs Coordinator, and
May Jones/Lane Ramsdell, Knight Letter editor.
Saturday evening, a sumptuous banquet provided an additional opportunity for
fun, fellowship, and a great silent auction. Members, spouses, and guests looked their best,
took lots of pictures, and made promises to do it all again in two years.
Joe and Cindy Stogner received thanks for hosting such a memorable reunion.
morning found almost everyone gathered for the Memorial Service, the
culminating event of the Reunion. The names of those who died in Viet Nam were read and honored
first. Then the list of those who have passed away since then were also read
everyone said goodbye on that Sunday morning, all declared that this was, once
again, the best reunion ever.