Veteran’s Day 2014

Veterans Day:
The National Capital Area Chapter of the 101st Association will be hosting a Hospitality Suite at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia from 2.00 PM Monday November 10th until noon on the 11th. All are invited and we look forward to seeing you. Chapter members and invited guests will be placing a wreath at the Vietnam Memorial at approximately 1.00 PM on November 11th. We will also have a wreath laying ceremony at the 101st Monument at Arlington National Cemetery at approximately 3.00 PM the same day.

We were able to get a block of rooms at the rate of $129 for the night of the 10th. Your guests can access the special courtesy rate by contacting our Reservations
Department at 1-800-325-3535 and specifically requesting the rate for the 101st
Airborne Division Association Veteran’s Day Reunion group.

The location of the Sheraton is 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204, telephone 703-521-1900, website: sheratonnational.com.

Any unit is invited to attend as well as take advantage of our block room rate. If you plan on attending, please either PM or email dhusereau@aol.com. This will help us ensure we have an adequately stocked hospitality suite.

Funeral for Kingsman “Jim Brennan”

For those of you who can be there, Kingsman Jim Brennan will be joining Wild Bill Meacham at Arlington National Cemetery, Wednesday 3 December 2014, at 1500 hrs. More info when we get closer to the date. Jim was also a past president of the 101st Airborne Division Association. Another great soldier will be guarding the gates of Heaven for us. 

Funeral for “Wild Bill Meacham” B Co; 101st Assault Helicopter Bn

Stand Too all Screaming Eagles! Friday, 12 Sept; 0900 hrs at the Administrative Building; Arlington National Cemetery, we will be paying our final respects to a fellow Aviator. Wild Bill Meacham flew with the Kingsmen, B Co; 101st Assault Helicopter Bn, 101st Airborne Division in Viet-Nam. I lost a great friend, and America lost a true patriot, if you can, come to pay your respects and to honor a great man.

Honorable Martin Hoffman, former Sec. of Army Burial at Arlington

The Honorable Martin Hoffmann, former Secretary of the Army (1975-77) died 14 July.  He was the aide to the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division ca. 1955.  He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, 22 Sept.  His funeral will begin at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel at 3:45 PM.

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


Pfc. Matthew H. Walker, 20, of Hillsboro, Missouri, died June 5, in Paktika province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
For more information, media may contact the 101st Airborne Division public affairs office at 270-798-9962