Reunions
December 2015






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  • Extraordinary
  • Friday
  • Saturday - Day
  • Saturday - Banquet
  • Saturday - Honors
  • Saturday - Socializing
Extraordinary Achievements
On October 24, 2015, Alan Eustace of the StratEx Team dangled 135,908ft (25.740 miles) above the Earth
before being released in free fall. He spoke about his Team's extraordinary accomplishments and how they helped him successfully
"It is Better to be a Has Been, than a Never Was" Our Motto
achieve new records for the highest altitude skydive, the highest vertical speed
and the farthest distance in free fall. [Photos courtesy of an article published in mpora.com.]
Alan Eustace 2015
Alan Eustace Alan Eustace
Friday, December 4, 2015 - Daytime Activites & Casual Social
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3895 - Jacob McDermott, Justin Little, Bob McDermott and Ray Garin This year's website table.
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3896 - Brian Karst, James Hackett, and Tom Lake 3897 - Brian Karst
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3899 - Liz Hoffman & Richard Sloan manning the Hospitality Suites 3900 - Denise Locke and Billy "G" Godwin
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3903 - Joe Phillips, Carrie Cooper, Mary White 3902 - Al Solis & Joe Phillps
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3905 - Hector Benitez, Richard Sloan & Chris Clark 3904 - Art Thompson's wife, Roberta, and daughter, Emily,
with Joe Kittinger & Linda Miller
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3901 - 3910 - _____ & Dave Herwig
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3908 - Ray Duffy Jr & Kevin Lewis  
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3907 - Alan Eustace & Ben Currin 3909 - Lindsey Eitniear, _____ & Ike Eitniear
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39011 - May-May & Chuck Haley 3912 - Dave Bullen, Dan Moesch, Bullen family with Mimi Bullen
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3913 - Pamela & Bernie Polischuk & Dave Rodriguez 3914 -Rod Rodriguez & daughter, Laura (seated),
with Joe Sallas and daughter, Cindy
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3915 - Charles Brown & Joe Kittinger 3916 - _____ & Hector Benitez
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  3906 - John Weisner, Dan Metzdorf & Liz Hoffman
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3917 - Tina Isenbarger & _____ 3979 - Lots of new merchandise this year,
and it generated a brisk business.
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  3918 - Bob Von Derau & Cheryl Stearns
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3919 - Sean Capogreco & _____ 3920 - Nancy Wrenn & Donna Dixon
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3923 - _____ & Marc Owens 3921 - Tracy & Stephen Snyder
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3922 - 3926 -
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3924 - 3925 - Christopher Acevedo & _____
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3927 - Greg Hampton 3928 - Karen Sellers Hampton
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3929 - Cutting the Rug 3931 - Bob Mohundro & Karen Sellers Hampton
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3932 - Mike & Nancy McPherson 3933 - Mimi & Dave Bullen
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3934 - 3935 - _____ & Jimmy Hackett
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3939 - Lee & Marilyn Smith 3940 - Lee & Marilyn Smith
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3953 -Teresa & Gordon Walker  
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3936 - Bob McDermott & Dick Fortenberry 3937 - Bob McDermott, Tee Taylor & Dick Fortenberry
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3938 - Tee Taylor & Coy McDonald 3943 - Billie Thacker & Joe Sallas
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3942 - Michelle Duffy, Tim Thacker, Lucie Torealba 3944 - Lucie Torrealba & Billie Thacker
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3945 - Gina Hudson & Mel Lyles 3946 - Tim D'Annunzio & Mel Lyles
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3947 - Mike McPherson & Cal Callahan 3948 - Lake Medlin, Ro Harris, _____& Bob Finn
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3949 - Tee Taylor & Pat Thomas 3950 - Friends with Marc Owens
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3951 - Bill Wenger & Karen Morrison 3952 - _____ & Tim Geoghegan
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  3956 - Cal, Kathy & Shawn Callahan
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3954 - John Williams & Friend 3955 -
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3957 - Sonny & Stephanie Hill 3958 - Chuck Haley & Tim Geogheghan
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3959 - Cal Callahan, KC Kassens & Shawn Callahan 3960 - Bob McDermott & Joe Phillips
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3961 - Dave Sessoms, the "DJ" 3962 - Mark & Linda Shields
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3963 - Joe Sallas & _____ 3964 - _____ & Rod Rodriguez
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3965 - Mark Jones & Mel Lyles 3968
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3966 - The Duffy & Harris kids with friends 3967 - John, Ro, _____ (Steve's wife), Steve Harris
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3969 - Lynn & Darrell Nesbit 3970 - Cliff Jones, Tim Geogheghan & Bob Von Derau
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3971 3972 - Denise Locke & Billy Gordon with rigger Jodie
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3973 - Some of the many servers who helped with our events. 3974 - Ben Currin & Mike Dileo
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3976 - Art Thompson (middle) with wife, Roberta, and daughter, Emily, + _____, _____ 3977 - Roberta, Emily & Art Thompson
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3978 - Pat Thomas & Bruce Wicks 3975 - Cheryl Stearns & John Tippy
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3980 - _____, _____ & Liz Hoffman 3981 - Tim D'Annunzio, _____, Alan Eustace & Linda Miller
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3982 - Renee Dennis, George & Lucie Torrealba, & Lisa Horton 3983 - Renee Dennis, George & Lucie Torrealba, & Lisa Horton
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3984 - Renee Dennis, George Torrealba & Lisa Horton 3985 - Renee Dennis, George Torrealba & Lisa Horton
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3987 - Renee Dennis & Lisa Horton
Daughters of Goerge and Lucie Torrealba
3986 - _____ & Joe Abeln
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3988 - _____ & Bob McDermott 3989 - Matt Weinrich, _____ & _____
Photos Courtesy of George Torrealba & Renee Dennis
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4127 - Renee Dennis, George Torrealba& Lucie, & Lisa Horton 4128 - Renee Dennis, George Torrealba & Lisa Horton
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4129 - Renee Dennis, George Torrealba & Lisa Horton  
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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - Daytime Activities
Bobby Wrenn Golden Knights Reunion 2013
474 - 2009 Reunion - Charlie Harris 3990 - Airborne and Special Operations Museum
A Saturday morning service was held to reveal a paver honoring Charles "Charlie" Harris.

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3991 - Ray Garin, Gina Duffy, Ro Harris & Bob McDermott 3993 - Tee Taylor & Bob McDermott
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3995 - Jacquelyn & Charlie Hall 3994
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3996 - Mark Shields, Tee Taylor, Gordon & Teresa Walker
review existing pavers.
3992 - George Torrealba & Dick Fortenberry
standing with their pavers.
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4000 - Bruce Wicks made opening remarks and invited those
gathered to share their memories of Charlie Harris.
4001 - Ben Currin & Mark Shields in the fore front.
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4002 - Cal Callahan, Ro Harris & Kathy Callahan
4001 - Cal and Kathy Callahan & Ray Garin
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4004 - Joe Sallas shares his memories
4008
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4005
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4007 - Matt Weinrich presents Steve & John Harris
with a recently-recovered ealy lithograph of dad, Charlie.
4009 - Ro & Steve Harris
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4011 - Bill Gatter, _____ & Ben Currin
4012
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4013 - Ro Harris embraced by Bob McDermott
3999
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3997
3998
Make time to visit the Airborne and Special Operations Museum during a visit to Fayetteville, NC
Photos courtesy of Renee Dennis
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4130
4131 - George Torrealba & Dick Fortenberry stand by their pavers.
 
Shortly after the Paver Ceremony, Team mates and friends of Bobby "Spider" Wrenn
gathered at team HQ To reveal a bust honoring Spider.
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509 - Spider Wrenn at the 2009 Reunion 4135 - Bust of Bobby "Spider" Wrenn at Team Headquarters
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4132 - Bruce Wicks
4134 - Nancy Wrenn
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4133 - Bob McDermott
 
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Saturday,  December 05, 2015 - The Reunion Banquet Celebrating 56 Years of Excellence
 
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4017 - Brian Karst & James Hackett
Looking sharp & working hard.
4022 - Bruce Wicks making the opening remarks.
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4024 4025
The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry - Led by Golden Knights Alumnus, Mark Shields, posting the colors.
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4026 4027
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4028 - Jim Correll offered the Invocation 4029 - Charlie Hall remembered comrades
whom we have lost since the last reunion.
The 82nd Airborne Division Chorus provided exceptional entertainment.
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4031

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4141 - Jeff Averett & Gina Hudson enjoying the entertainment.
[Photo courtesy of George Torrealba]

4048 - Alumnus, _____, performed an original composition
celebrating the Golden Knights.

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4049

4050

Personable key-note speaker, Alan Eustace, gave an informative and entertaining account of his journey
to create new world records for high altitude jumps.
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4053 - Bruce Wicks presents Alan Eustace with an
expression of thanks from the alumni.

 
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4057

4056

Matt Weinrich greeted the crowd and introduced the new Team members from the 2014 and 2015 assessments.

Then, LTC Weinrich and CSM Rodney O'Dell knighted the latest Honorary members of the Golden Knights family.
See the tab "Saturday - Honors" for photos.

Retiring the Colors, Followed by Dancing & Socializing
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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - Ceremonies & Honors
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4056

Matt Weinrich greeted the crowd and introducds the newest Team members from the 2014 and 2015 assessments.
Then, LTC Weinrich and CSM Rodney O'Dell knighted the latest Honorary members of the Golden Knights family.
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4069 - Board member, Ken "KC" Kassens announces the recipients

 
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4059 - Dave Schultz, Air Show Operator

4061

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4062 - Howdy McCann, Air Show Announcer

4063

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4065 - Kevin & Shawn Grullon

4068

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4070 - John D'Annunzio

4071

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4072 - Tom Sanders

4073

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4074 - Alan Eustace

4075

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4076 - Lyndsey Hood, widow of Corey Hood

4077

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4079 -Rodney O'Dell

4078 - Rodney O'Dell, _____, Matt Weinrich

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4080 - Aviator of the Year, Jeff Sopp
flanked by Rodney O'Dell and Matt Weinrich

4081 - Photographer of the Year, Micheal Koch
was in Dubai, working, and could not attend.

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4083 - Golden Knights of the Year, Greg Windmiller

4084 - Golden Knights of the Year, Greg Windmiller

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4086 - Bruce Wicks presents the Legacy Award to Don Jenkins,
as Don's wife, Kelley, looks on.

4085 - Don Jenkins, Legacy Award winner.

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4087 - In addition to thanking the Board, and other alumni who contribute to the Association and the Reunion,
Bruce Wicks thanked wife, Kay, and friends Pat Thomas who both made significant efforts toward the Reunion's success.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - Socializing
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4116 - Kay & (Alumni President) Bruce Wicks  
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4020 - Ken Kassens, Donna Dixon & Sean Capogreco 4021 - Mike Battiste, Ken Kassens, Donna Dixon & Sean Capogreco
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4019 4018 - Lisa Horton, daughter of George and Lucie Torrealba
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4137/4138 - Gina Hudson & Karen Hampton Sellers
[photos courtesy of George Torrealba]
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4093 - Ray Duffy, Jr & Kevin Lewis 4093 - _____, Ro Harris, Gina Duffy & _____
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4091 - Alan Eustace & Mike Battiste 4096 - _____ & Sean Capogreco
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4095 - Meredith Galloway, Bob Fizzell with Stephen Snyder 4099 - Joe Abeln & Alan Eustace
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4097 - Stephanie & Sonny Hill 4104 - Sonny and Stephanie Hill
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4120  
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4098 - Sonny & Stephanie Hill, ____, andJohn Williams 4104 - Joe Kittinger & Gary O'Neal
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4101 - Joe Kittinger, Gina Hudson & Gary O'Neal 4102 - Gina Hudson, ___ Rodriguez?, Joe Kittinger & Gary O'Neal
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4105 - John Williams & Friend 4103
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4106 - Lucie Torrealba & Kate Krause 4107 - Kate Krause & Lucie Torrealba
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4139/4140 - Gina Hudson & Jeff Averett
[photos courtesy of George Torrealba]
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4114 4115 - Art Thompson, Chris Acevedo & Joe Kittinger
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4118 - Tracy & (good sport) Stephen Snyder 4119 - Leigh & Matt Weinrich
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  4121 - Just one of those sights that might occur at a Reunion
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4124 - Ben Currin & Gary O'Neal 4123 - Eva Soerens & Marc Owens
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4122 - Mimi & Dave Bullen 4125 - Gina Hudson, Renee Dennis & Lucie Torrealba
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