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Group photographic courtesy of:  Sue Ellen Carnahan Parker


1 Graphic courtesy of:  George Bontya

An historical marker in Chattanooga, TN.
1 Graphic courtesy of:

Rich Carvell
12th Recon. Intel. Tech. Sq., OIC
June 1970 - June 1971

Roof top sign.
3 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Sign located at the front of the Choo-Choo Hotel.
4 Graphic courtesy of:

Harlan Hatfield
460th AEMS (PMEL)
January 1967 - January 1968

The original Chattanooga Choo Choo train and depot.
5 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

The TSNA Registration desk in the hospitality room.
6 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

TSNA banner hanging in one of the hospitality room windows.
7 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

The TSNA BX, located in the hospitality room.
8 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

BX items shown on the next four tables, in the hospitality room.
9 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Three of the "Silent Auction" tables.
10 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

The TSNA snack bar in the hospitality room.
10a Graphic courtesy of:

Jim Smith
OLAA, Det. 2
15th Aerial Support Squadron
Quinhon Army Airfield
Air Freight

The Choo-Choo Hotel Ball Room.

Looking from the front of the room, to the rear.
10b Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

One of the numerous banquet tables.
10c Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

The centerpiece of each table, looked just like this one.
10d Graphic courtesy of:  Sue Ellen Carnahan Parker

The Red Bank, US Army JROTC pose with Don Parker.
11 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Cadet Josey Brockwell
Red Bank, US Army JROTC
12 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Cadet Jermell Smith
Red Bank, US Army JROTC
13 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Cadet Tyrell Dubose
Red Bank, US Army JROTC
14 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Cadet Corey Vandergriff
Red Bank, US Army JROTC
15 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Cadet Cassaundra Boruff
Red Bank, US Army JROTC
16 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

SGM Ricky L. Franklin
Red Bank, US Army JROTC
16a Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

The final completion of the "Missing Man Ceremony."

Johnnie and Sharon, in the process of saluting the "Missing Man."
16b Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

"TSNA President George Plunkett with the proud widow and children of Marine Sgt Clay Prescott - Charity, Arden and Maddie."
17 Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

TSNA Vice President Rich and Sue Carvell.
17a Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

TSNA Secretary Dale and Judy Bryan.
17b Graphic courtesy of:  Lynn Patton

Judy and Mike DeTuccio.
18 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Bill and Mary Ann Carlson.
19 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Chaplain Bob and Bobbi Chaffee.
20 Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Lynn and Lydia Patton, with their niece Lindsey Tharp.
21 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

(Web Master explaination of this photograph)

During the reading of the "Anchor Award," Sue Ellen Parker, kept patting her husband on the back, thinking the award was going to be given to him.

In the verbal description, Sue Ellen heard the word "She."  Then she knew the award was for her and not Don.

President Emeritus Don and Sue Ellen Parker.

I believe that is a look of surprise on both of their faces.

It was an award, well deserved.
22 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

President Emeritus Don and Sue Ellen Parker.
23 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Lynn and Linda Patton.
24 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Gary and Diana Redlinski.
25 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Jimmy Smith
26 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Jane and Bobby White.
27 Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Marilyn and Earnest Wymer.
27a Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Ricci Pineau
28a Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Mike Swift.

First time attendee.

He stated he was readily accepted and will attend future reunions.
28b Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

George Hedegard, first-time attendee.
28c Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Bennie Goodman.
29 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Co-Director of Membership Development

Kerry and Margaret Nivens.
29a Graphic courtesy of:  George Bontya

TSNA Secretary Dale and Judy Bryan.
30 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Director of Marketing

Sharon and Johnnie Jernigan.
30a Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Charles Gray.
30b Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Janice and Jim Faulkner.
30c Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Dean and Debbie Gard.
30d Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Jim and Nancy Stewart.
30e Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Bridget Crews and Dean Guard.
30f Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Andy and Rena Csordas.
30g Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Georgette and George Bontya.
30h Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Director of Communications Charles Penley

President Emeritus Bob Gales.
30i Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Patricia and Jonathan Lauckner.
30j Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Debbie and Joe Richardson.
30k Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Jeannie and Mike Howard.
30m Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

James and Brenda Newberg.
30n Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

John and Sandra Bayley.
30o Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Ross Lewis, author of the book "Welcome Home: A Monument of Honor".
30p Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Gary Fields.
30pp Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Randy Smith.
30q Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Barb and Charles Templeton.
30r Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Nat and Dolores Sisco.
30s Graphic courtesy of:  Gary Bird

Gary and Dorendia Bird.
30t Graphic courtesy of:  Gary Reynolds

Elaine and Gary Reynolds
30v Graphic courtesy of:  Sue Ellen Carnahan Parker

Michael and Karen Cain
31 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Co-Guest Speaker, Maj Gen Larry S. Taylor.
32 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Co-Guest Speaker, Major Cary King.
33 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Golden Knight recipient, Harlan Hatfield
34 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Golden Knight recipient,Thomas Tessier.
35 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Anchor Award recipient, Sharon Jernigan.
36 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Anchor Award recipient, Janice Jones.
37 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Anchor Award recipient, Sue Ellen Parker.
38 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Military Order of the Dragon recipient, Carol Bessette.

This shows Carol on the phone with her husband John.

We held the phone up to the mic so we could hear John's voice.

He called her "The Dragon Lady".
38a Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Military Order of the Dragon recipient, Carol Bessette.
39 Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Military Order of the Dragon recipient, Robert Gales.
40 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Supreme Military Order of the Dragon recipient, Director of Membership Larry Fry.
41 Graphic courtesy of:

Richard Carvell

Supreme Military Order of the Dragon recipient, Director of Communications Charles Penley.
42 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Supreme Military Order of the Dragon recipient, President Emeritus Wayne Salisbury.
42a Graphic courtesy of:  Sue Ellen Carnahan Parker

L-R:  Don Parker, Johnnie Jernigan and George Plunkett
43 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Don and Sue Ellen Parker.

Don was given a set of boots that he is holding in his hand. This signifies that he is the "boots on the ground" for Evansville, IN.

Evansville was where the first reunion was held twenty years ago.
45 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Joseph Davenport.
45a Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Robbie Robertson.
46 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Angela Duncan.

Daughter of Robbie Robertson.
47 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Ken Winchester.
47a Graphic courtesy of:  WDEF-TV 12

Colin Winchester, grandson of Ken Winchester.
48 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Lynn Patton.
49 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Bill Fraker.
50 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Sharon Jernigan and Sue Carvell perform a skit to the song "She's Got You" by Patsy Cline.
51 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Sue Carvell singing "She's Got You" by Patsy Cline while Sharon Jernigan goes through the motions.
52 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Janice Jones and Sue Ellen Parker.
53a Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

This man did not purchase a 50/50 ticket, so I let him pull the winning ticket.

Can someone tell me his name and send Charles Penley an email.
53b Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Trish Plunkett surprised at the outcome of the 50/50 Raffle.

The winner was Angela Duncan.
56 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

TYR is the service dog of Earnest Wymer.
57 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Director of Communications Charles Penley while on the riverboat cruise.
58 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Jim Faulkner in the hospitality room.
59 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Dean Gard in the hospitality room.
60 Graphic courtesy of:  Harlan Hatfield

Can someone tell me this mans name and send an email to Charles Penley.
gards Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

L-R:
Bridget Crews, Vince Crews, Kathy Crews and Jim Crews.
100 Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Fourteen men of the 377th Security Police Squadron.

They represent various years during Vietnam.
tyr Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

TYR is the service dog of Earnest Wymer.
gales Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

Joe Karnich.
gales Graphic courtesy of:  Rich Carvell

President Emeritus Bob Gales.
family Graphic courtesy of:  Jim Smith

Standing, L-R:
Debbie Gard, Bridget Crews, Charles Penley and Harlan Hatfield.

Seated, L-R:
Dean Gard, Janice Jones and Carolyn Hatfield.



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