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President's Corner - June 2006

Dear FTVA Members,

It's early June and plans for our 25th anniversary activities are well underway for 28-30 September. Twenty five years ago Major General Doyle Larson asked Col Bill Ballard to start a fraternal organization and Bill took the ball and ran with it. Bill has been very active in the Freedom Through Vigilance Association since the beginning until recently. In May the FTVA had a dinner for Bill Ballard and Col (Ret) Grover McMakin to honor them both for their long outstanding service to the FTVA. Now it is time for others to take up the torch and lead the FTVA in the next 25 years. Bill and Mac left some big shoes to fill, but Ken Williams, AJ Harrison, Joe Hurst, and many others have stepped up in their places.

Reunion week information is included with this Quarterly news letter. Nominations for the Hall of Honor have been requested and are due this month. Major General Craig Koziol will be the guest speaker at the Banquet. The golf tournament will be held at the Alsatian Inn golf course in Castroville. The banquet will be held at the Lackland AFB Gateway Club. I hope to see many of you during the reunion week to celebrate our Silver Anniversary and honor those members that have given their lives in defense of our country. Please spread the word to all of your old friends. See you in September.

Bob Crabtree

President

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