Mid-South Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association
Headquarters: Nashville, TN
WARNING ORDER TO MSVHPA!
It is the concensus of a majority of the active membership that it is
time to dissolve MSVHPA due to low participation and interest.
If you have suggestions as to worthy charitable causes to which
we should contribute our funds, please send them to the webmaster
or attend the final meeting:
1600 hrs 13 Dec 2011
Meeting room of MSVHPA member and past president Chris Horton's
Century 21 Office in Goodlettsville.
126 Long Hollow Pike
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
We will likely adjourn to a local restaurant for a final Dutch Treat meal.
Nashville Veterans Day Parade!
THE MISSION IS A "GO"!
Weather forecast is for mid-70's, sunny skies!
All area helicopter pilots who are flew in the
Vietnam War are invited to march with the
chapter on 11 Nov 2010.
Rally point is the 1500 block of
Broadway, Nashville (Jim Reed Chevrolet nearby).
Look for the MSVHPA Banner.
Please be there by 1030 hrs, since the parade
always steps off promptly at 1100 hrs.
The parade ends at 3rd Ave. Our group usually adjourns
to a nearby restaurant for a Dutch-treat lunch and a
few war stories!
Please notify the webmaster if you will be joining us.
Robert E. Bales Jr.
Robert E. Bales, Jr, 60, Clarksville, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Gateway Medical Center.
The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel.
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home wass in charge of arrangements.
Bob and his company printed the t-shirts sold at the 1999 Nashville VHPA Reunion.
68 AHC (69-70)
Dec. 11, 1948 - Nov. 26, 2009
Mike, Chair of the 1999 VHPA Reunion in Nashville,
and founder of the Mid-South Chapter, VHPA,
died suddenly of an apparent heart attack.
Services were held at Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet, Dec. 1, 2009,
with additional services at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Pegram.
Pallbearers from MSVHPA were Ken Culwell, Jim Clark,
Bill Hartbarger, Chris Horton, and Ross Rainwater;
and from the TNARNG, Jerry DeWitt.
All were helicopter pilots, as Mike had requested.
Obituary in Tennessean
Bond Memorial Chapel Notice
Richmond Stephens, 1949-2007
VHPA Database Information
Fred T. Zandri, 1948-2008
VHPA Database Information
20 Oct 07
14 Jul 07
Uncle Pete's Truckstop
US 70 & I-40 Exit 239
(1210 Sparta Pike, visible just south of I-40)
Lebanon, TN 37090
Suitable charitable organization(s) to support
Visit the TH-55A rebuild site:
Early 2007 photos: Click
after this meeting! Click
Nashville 2006 Veteran's
of meeting held
1100 Hrs, 25 Feb 06
132 Franklin St
Agenda and Considerations Discussed (distributed prior to meeting)
Nashville 2005 Veteran's
Special Presentation To First Chapter President!
Combat Helicopter Pilots Association
New Publication Just For National Guard Personnel: "GX" Magazine
Nashville 2004 Veterans Day Parade: Photos!
Vanderbilt ROTC Picnic and We Were Soldiers Movie
Once and Young author Joe Galloway!
Sponsored by Vanderbilt ROTC and the Military Officers Association of America
Furman Hall Room 114, Vanderbilt Campus
with remarks by Joe Galloway at 1530, and BBQ picnic at 1630
under the trees near Furman Hall. Cost is $10, payable at the picnic.
rare opportunity to meet--and
officers of our Armed Forces! (You might even hear a "Thank You!")
If you've ever heard Joe Galloway, you know he respects and loves
Vietnam helicopter pilots, calling us "God's Own Lunatics!!"
"In The Shadow Of The Blade" Comes To Nashville!
the flight of a Huey
around the country, showing the response of veterans and non-veterans alike.
5 Aug 04, 1:30 pm and 7 pm, Nashville Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Nashville
5 Aug 04 After-Action Report
24-27 Mar 04 at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville!
Chapter Member Chris
at VHPA/MSVHPA Booth, during the AAAA Conference.
Mark was there as a vendor, demonstrating a new "glass cockpit" array
installed in a gorgeous UH-IH painted battleship gray.
Want to show your support to wounded soldiers?
Click Here For "Blackhawk Down" Meeting Minutes and Photos
A Letter From Home
Click Here For Chapter Membership Application Form
A look back at the VHPA Reunion '99 in Nashville
Ross Rainwater, C Troop, 1/9 Cav
Following Meeting: TBA
Dedication of "Blue Star 786" in Soddy Daisy, TN, 30 Jun 01
followed by a short lunch meeting. Click Here for Minutes and Photos
Chapter Members marched in the 2001 Nashville Veterans Day Parade