425th Regimental Association Newsletter – Fall/Winter 2014· Tags: 425 Infantry, 425th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Association, Army Ranger, Bruce VFW Post, Co F (Ranger) 425th Infantry, Company F, Kennedy's Irish Pub, LRSC, LRSU, The Mission Continues, Thunder over Michigan, vfw
425th Regimental Association
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Joint 82nd Airborne Division Association/425th Regimental Association Picnic
We had our joint picnic on July 28th at the Bruce VFW Post in St. Clair Shores. A good time was had by all. Shirts, hats and other Association clothing was available.
During the Association business meeting, the following items were addressed:
- The Dining Out was discussed and the was a sentiment that a more casual event was desired. It was decided to hold a “Prop Blast” at Kennedy’s Irish Pub on September 20th.
- It was decided that it was in the best interests of the membership to incorporate the Association. Dean Burchill was tasked to submit the appropriate paperwork to the State of Michigan.
- Dave Lincicome reported on the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run. This is a great fund-raising event and a lot of fun for those who volunteer for it.
- It was decided that the current officers would continue for the next year.
Prop Blast – Kennedy’s Irish Pub
We gathered at 1600 and those that attended had a terrific time. The Association provided food, everyone bought their own drinks, shared jump lies, and generally enjoyed the being with old friends.
Thunder Over Michigan
The 125th Infantry and the 425th Regimental Association assist the air show by providing guides for parking. This is a lot of fun and a great fund-raising opportunity. Volunteers get a chance to see much of the show from the parking lot, and some close up views during breaks. It’s also interesting to see the re-enactors as they wander through the area. We want to give a big thanks to the following volunteers.
Bob Lagana Chuck Lovett
Dean Burchill Pete Bondurzuc
Tony Lopiccolo Heather Lopiccolo
Phil Griglio Richard Anderson
Richard Fox Murray Ruppel
Dave Lincicome Mike Lincicome-USMC
Farewell To SSG Guy Skabardis
We are sorry to report that Gaitis (Guy) Skabardis, passed away suddenly on Saturday July 12, at the age of 77. Guy was a former member of Co F (Ranger) 425 Infantry Regiment. He also had a son, Eric Skabardis that was a member of Co F as well.
Services were held at the W.L. Case Funeral Chapel in Saginaw on July 17th
Military Star Card
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Serve Your Community Through “The Mission Continues”
In 2013, The Mission Continues introduced a new way for veterans to continue serving at home – the service platoon. A service platoon is a team of veterans, active duty service members, guardsmen and reservists that mobilizes together to solve a specific challenge in their community.
In Washington, D.C. a service platoon works to reduce hunger amongst inner-city youth. In Phoenix, another platoon works to eradicate chronic veteran homelessness. And in Orlando, members of the local platoon are mentoring at-risk youth.
United by the common bond of military service, platoons offer veterans the opportunity to make an impact in their community, and connect with others through regular social and networking events. It’s an opportunity to serve alongside a motivated team and tackle a tough and meaningful mission. It’s an opportunity to make a difference.
With the city in bankruptcy, the Detroit Service Platoon has stepped in with a commitment to community regeneration as it helps tear down some of the 40,000 dilapidated buildings recommended for removal, clear space for sustainable urban projects, and get the city back on its feet.
For more information, click on this link – https://www.missioncontinues.org/service-platoon/Detroit-1st-platoon
425th Regimental Association Board Of Directors, Contact Information
President: Richard Anderson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Mark Evans – email@example.com
Secretary: Tony Lopiccolo – firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Tom Neff – email@example.com
Historian: Don Bugg – firstname.lastname@example.org
RCSM: Dean Burchill – email@example.com
Adjutant : Bob Wangen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Quartermaster: David Lincicome – email@example.com