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Reminiscences 2019

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A recollection of stories and events remembered from pictures that reflect the past history of members of Chapter 54, Special Forces Association.

Pat Flynn Honored as Grand Marshall of Veterans Day Parade

Pat Flynn Honored as Grand Marshall of Lexington, Mass Veterans Day Parade
L-R, SFC Chris Melberg, MSG Jack Nelson, Bill Fanaras, Pat Flynn,
SFC Jered Maguirre, and SGM Greg Kelly. Bill and Pat are Chapter 54
members and the four in uniform are members of A/2/19 (RI).

Chapter member Winston (Pat) Flynn was honored as Grand Marshall of the Veterans Day parade in his hometown of Lexington, Massachusetts. Pat, a veteran of three wars served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge three times. In addition, he earned five Purple Hearts, the ETO Ribbon with six stars and a bronze arrowhead for service with the 45th Infantry Division, and the Korean Ribbon with four battle stars for service with the 2nd Infantry Divsion. His last combat tour was with the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam. Listen to an interview of Pat by the Natick Veterans Oral History Project (April 12, 2019, 2 hrs 53 mins.).

Steve Kalvelage Funeral

Steve Kalvelage Funeral November 2019
(L-R) John Friberg, Dave Biron, Rowland Cooper, Mark Roemer, and
Bob Donoghue attending Stevel Kalvelage funeral service. (Nov 5, 2019)

Boy's Night Out

Boy's Night Out - Lynn, MA Sep 2019
L-R; Michael Fuenfer, Bob Hunt, Ken Gingras,
Rudy Szegda, Fred Rice, and Bill Fanaras.

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 a dinner was held at the Blue Ox Restaurant in Lynn, MA to wish Bob Hunt and Rudy Szegda safe travels to their winter hideout in Arizona. The food and camaraderie was great with many stories and memories shared.


LTC William F. Buckley
Memorial Chapter

Serving Green Berets
in Massachusetts
and Beyond

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