Sunday, February 23, 2014

CMSgt (Ret.) Benini info

Had a call from Bull Benini around 1500 today.  Prognosis is good. 

Physical Therapy is working, strength and stamina are improving. 

Doctor says that if everything continues to improve, he will be released on Thursday, 6 March. 

Room # 757 928-8310  Home # 757 310-6335


Gene Adcock
1027  Isle of Palms Path
The Villages, Florida 32162

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SSgt Timothy P. Davis Memorial Push Ups

Don’t forget your Memorial Push Ups for SSgt Tim Davis. Tim was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; Killed in action at Oruzgan, Afghanistan, 20 Feb 09 of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

Nashville Reunion – 15 thru 18 May 2014

Information for the Nashville Reunion – 15 thru 18 May 2014
Arrive Thursday 15 May 2014; hospitality room or drinks by the pool at approx. 1600 hrs.
Friday 16 May 2014.  Golf in the a.m., first tee time and course TBD; informal gathering for evening meal and drinks.   
Saturday 17 May.  Golf in the a.m., first tee time and course TBD.  Evening, catered Bar-B-Q in the hospitality room.  Cocktail hour @ 1800 hrs, dinner to be served @ 1900 hours.
Sunday 18 May 2014, breakfast, goodbyes, depart for home.
We'll be staying at the Magnuson hotel in Franklin, the same hotel as last year, phone 615-277-8700.  Mention CCA or Billie Slayton when making reservations; any problems ask for Connie.
The room cost is $79.00, plus tax.  Only three rooms with double queen beds are available, king beds are the norm.  Suites are available for an additional $20.

 As all of you know the Nashville mini reunion is extremely informal. There is plenty of time for shopping, hanging out or exploring the local area on your own.

 Hotel directions:
From NorthI-65 South to Exit 69 Moore’s Lane/Galleria Boulevard. After exiting, stay under the sign that reads Galleria Boulevard "Mall Traffic". At the third traffic light, turn left onto Baker's Bridge Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Carothers Parkway. The hotel will be on the right side.

From South
I-65 North to exit 68 Cool Springs Boulevard East. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Carothers Parkway. The hotel will be approximately a half mile on the right side.

Contacts are Billie Slayton at, home phone 931-468-2836, cell 931-309-8245 or, home 618-624-0908, cell 618-791-2330.  Please notify either one at the earliest if you plan to attend in order to give the caterer a headcount.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Fourth Annual Mark Forester Price of Freedom Race

First Race starts at Haleyville High School Football Field/Track at 8:00am
May 17, 2014 Rain or Shine
Pre-registration form at
Registration 6:00 am on race day

Award Presentation will be at 11:00 am

REGISTRATION before March 1, 2014       
$30.00 – 10k                                                                                   
$20.00 – 5K                                                                         
$10.00 – 1 mile    
$40.00 – double dip race participant (this means you will be participating in two races)                                          

Registration after March 1, 2013                                        
$40.00 – 10k                                                                        
$30.00 – 5k                                                                            
$15.00 – 1 mile

 1st place in each age division
 *Awards for “Double Dip” participants

online registration ends May 10 @ noon

Please mail registration to:
The Mark Forester Foundation
c/o Lauren Tinker
171 County Road 3401
Haleyville, Alabama 35565

Make checks payable to: The Mark Forester Foundation -

Join us as we celebrate the life and birthday of a hero,
Mark A. Forester.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”
John 15:13