General Membership Meeting

20 January 2024 0930 hrs. Safehouse 10355 Bell Station Road Oak Grove KY 42262

Letter to Our Members

Happy New Year! Goodbye to 2023. We did some good things in 2023 and had some challenges but overall SFA Chapter 38 has come out winning once again. WE lost a pivotal member of the Chapter when Frank McFadden passed away in August (he will be missed immensely). Overall, we had a good year. Thank you to all of our donors who helped us complete our mission of assisting the Soldiers, veterans and families of 5th Special Forces Group. Due to your support, we were able to disburse $50,000 in scholarships, fully fund an endowment with Austin Peay State University to establish the CSM Frank McFadden military scholarship and provide assistance to Soldiers Veterans and their families.

Additionally, SFA Chapter 38 has taken a project, which has been years in the planning process, and moved it to the next phase. Our hallowed grounds of Gabriel field at 5th Special Forces Group memorializes each member of the unit that has passed away either training for or actual combat since 1989 (when the group moved to Fort Campbell) with a Red Maple tree and memorial stone. The approximately 800 names of Soldiers lost due to the Vietnam War have all been represented by a single magnolia tree with no individual names. We have worked with Hunt Memorials out of Nashville to design a monument that will contain all of those names. The granite has been ordered and Chapter 38 paid a down payment to keep the process rolling. Our estimated total is $385,000. We will be kicking off an official fundraising campaign soon. In the meantime, if you would like to donate you can by clicking the donate button at the top of the page. Send a note telling us that your donation is for the Gabriel Field project. You can also do it the old fashioned way and send us a check with a note designating the funds go to the Gabriel Field project. The mailing address is SFA Chapter 38 PO Box 223 Fort Campbell, KY 42223.

Our membership meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 0930. Come on out see what we are about and enjoy a full breakfast and fellowship with our members after the meeting. Again, that’s the 3rd Saturday of every month and we’d love to have ya if you wanna come out!

Joel Pruitt

SFA Chapter 38

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