A/228th ASHB mini-reunion 2000
Fort Rucker, AL & DeFuniak Springs, FL


Jim Ingle found crewmembers that he remembered from Vietnam on the A/228 e-mail link and decided it was time to have
 a reunion. Three 'old' Winged Warriors joined him for a weekend at his home in DeFuniak Springs, FL. Jim also contacted me to join them at the Army Aviation Museum (Fort Rucker) on 4 March.

Your old 'Webmaster' couldn't resist
(even though I was C company).

Here they are in Jim's home (DeFuniak Springs, FL).
From left to right: Jerry Tipton, John Johns, Al Wahlberg, and Jim Ingle.
First time they have seen each other in over 32 years!


We did manage to find a Chinook and have our picture taken.
Left to right: Jim Ingle, Jim Ketcham, John Johns, Jerry Tipton, and Al Wahlberg.
Jim Ingle notified me in Jan'07 that John Johns passed away in Nov'06
after a five year struggle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).


See - We did find a Chinook. This was the oldest flying A model when it was
turned over to the Army Aviation Museum.


OK Jim and Jerry, it's all coming back to me now.
Lets get organized and pull this Daily Inspection.
Get a bucket of "prop wash" and a few yards of "flight line" so we can finish up.