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Bulletin Board - 2019

A listing of events, happenings, and news relating to the Special Forces community.


Special Forces Association National Convention
August 13-18, 2019
West Virginia
The annual event for the Special Forces Association will be in West Virginia.
www.sfanationalconvention.com


President John F. Kennedy Wreath Laying Ceremony
October 2019
A ceremony to honor JFK and his commitment to the Green Berets will be held on October 25th at 1200, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Read a news report on the Green Beret Wreath Laying Ceremony conducted in 2016.


Past 2019 Bulletin Notes


9th Annual Blackbeard's Motorcycle Ride
July 13, 2019, Saturday
239 Main Street, Bourne, MA

The Blackbeard Motorcycle Ride is a fund raising event for the SSG Matthew A. Pucino Memorial Foundation, Inc. that benefits wounded veterans and their families. Matthew, a Massachusetts native and Green Beret, died in Afghanistan in 2009.


Sig Sauer Benefit for Green Beret Foundation
June 1, 2019, Saturday
Sig Sauer Academy
223 Exeter Road, Epping, New Hampshire

A shooting experience with Special Forces and Sig Sauer instructors that will benefit the Green Beret Foundation. This includes close quarter battle (CQB), advanced rifle shooting, and sniper weapons. Guest speaker is Medal of Honor recipient CSM Bennie Adkins. Watch a video of the 2018 event.

Learn more at event listing at the Green Beret Foundation.
2nd Annual Sig Sauer and Special Forces Shoot


Chapter Member Denny Drewry Honored
May 7, 2019
Westborough, MA

The Westborough, Massachusetss Veterans Advisory Board honored Chapter 54 member Denzil Drewry as its Veteran of the Year in a ceremony held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Memorial Hoall, Westborough Hall. Drewry is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served with Special Forces in the Vietnam War. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds suffered during combat and a Bronze Star for Valor. He was very involved with the town's VFW and American Legion. He served the community for six terms on the Board of Selectman, was a member of the Rotary Club, worked on multiple Memorial committees that were responsible for the Vietnam Memorial and the War on Terrorism Memorial. He also served as a special liaison to veterans during Senator Scott Brown's term as Senator from Massachusetts. He is a past President of Chapter 54, Special Forces Association. Read more in "Veteran of the Year 2019 - Major Denzil Drewry", Westborough TV, May 2019.


John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
April 16, 2019. Tuesday, 10:00 AM
Columbia Point, Boston, MA
https://www.jfklibrary.org/

A gift was presented by the Special Forces Charitable Trust for the JFK Library's New Legacy Gallery - Guest Speaker Major General Kurt Sonntag, Commander of the JFK Special Warfare Center & School provided commentary. Attending were members from Chapter 54.

JFK Library Green Beret Ceremony
L-R Denny Drewry, MG Kurt Sonntag, Dick Nazzaro, Doug Oftedahl


Blackbeard Comedy Night
April 6, 2019, Saturday
Plymouth VFW Post 1822
22 Seven Hills Road
Plymouth, MA
The SSG Matthew A. Pucino Memorial Foundation, Ltd. presents a night of commedy, raffles, auction items, and more. Get your tickets here. Matthew, a Massachusetts native and Green Beret, died in Afghanistan in 2009.

 

 


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