Gary Hutchison Memorial Chapter 1028
Vietnam Veterans of America

 It's been 47 years since they last saw each other.  Terry was departing Vietnam and Bill had given him his farewell ride.  Terry and his wife had taken a motorcycle on a trip to Washington, D.C.  to visit the wall and other sights.  On their return trip to Yuma, Arizona they decided to stop in St. Louis and look up an old Airborne buddy from St. Louis.

Reunion at Grandslam

At the Meetings

Chapter member George Collier  who also served inPleiku, Vietnam presents the Clever family with a booklet of information and photographs of the Air Force operation at Pleiku Air Base and the Central Highland city of Pleiku.

Sydney Staton, Commander of Chapter 125, Military Order of the Purple Heart and member of Chapter 1028, makes a presentation to Paul Clever.

Chapter 1028 Chaplain, Fred Dishner gives opening prayer.

Paul and Nina Clever

Paul Clever

TSgt. Louis J. Clever
1936 - 1969

 On May 21st the Chapter joined other Veterans groups and community leaders in welcoming home the repatriation of the remains of Tsgt. Louis J. Clever for burial at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. TSgt. Clever was assigned to the 6994th Security Squadron in Pleiku, Vietnam when he was killed in action on 5 February 1969, when the EC-47aircraft on which he was serving as an Airborne Morse Systems Operator, was downed by enemy fire over Laos.

Welcome Home
TSgt. Louis J. Clever

Chapter 1028 Newsletter

April - June 2015