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Farewell Sgt. Maj. Jon R. Cavaiani

Farewell Video from Semper Fi Canines


Condolences to CSM Ernie Tabata on the passing of his wife, Anna. She passed away 30 April in Fayetteville. Services will be held at Rogers & Breece Funeral Home chapel on 8 May 1400. The family will received friends at 1300. Cards may be sent to Ernie at 4434 Chesterbrook Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28314.

There are not too many SF Engineers/demo men who have not studied under Ernie during his 59 years of service.

SFACV Happy Hour

The Special Forces Association Chapter CV will be assembling for happy hour on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014. We will meet at the Green Turtle in Fairfax for drinks and camaraderie starting at 6pm.

There is a large, free, parking garage with and entry off of University Avenue and an entry off of Route 123. The Turtle is on level P4 in the center of the square.

SFACV will have the back party room reserved.

If you bring your family for dinner, or start a tab at the bar, be sure to check in with a chapter representative and tell your server you are with the SFA group.

See you at The Turtle.

Tuesday, February 25th, 7:30-9:30 pm

The Green Turtle
3950 University Drive
Suite 209
Fairfax, VA 22030

SFA National Bulletin Board

The National Special Forces Association created a bulletin board to centralize the communications between the Board of Directors and the SFA members. Begin your search by selecting from Hot Topics, BOD’s Columns or Announcements. Click the link below to go to the main board page.


Services for Jim Monaghan

Location: Memorial Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery, VA
Date: Friday, 09 August 2013
Time: 12:45 PM

Please contact Marie Menefee – Cell: 818-404-3336 // E-Mail:

· You will need vehicle transportation not only from the service start point but throughout the entire service.
· Please arrive 30 mins. ahead of time with your vehicles.
· For Chapel Service, you must enter Ft. Meyer. Instructions can be found at
· For Service at Arlington Cemetery, please proceed to the security guards and inform them you are there for a service.

*** Immediately following the service at Arlington, the family is hosting a memorial service at the Ft. Myer’s Officers Club. Please, make contact with Marie (contact info listed above) if you plan to attend. ***

Memorial Day Ceremony

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” will host the 11th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in Alexandria on Monday, 27 May 2013 beginning at 11:00 AM.  The approximately 1-hour Ceremony will honor posthumous Medal of Honor recipient and Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment CPT Rocky Versace, 3 other 5 Alexandrians who died during the Vietnam War and all those in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice. Location is the Capt. Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial; Mount Vernon Recreation Center in the City of Alexandria, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. (intersection of Commonwealth and Mt Vernon Aves.).

63 other items on display at the Versace Plaza include:

1. Autographed copy of Five Years to Freedom
2. Special Forces Green Beret presented by MG Ken Bowra (CG, JFKSWCS)
3. Medal of Honor

Who – Special Forces Troopers, family and friends
What – Memorial Day Ceremony
When – Monday, 27 May, 11 AM
Where – CPT Rocky Versace Plaza / Mt Vernon Recreation Center
2701 Commonwealth Ave
Alexandria, 22305

Why – To honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice


Capt. Versace was captured and taken to a prison deep in the jungle along with two other Americans, Lieutenant Nick Rowe and Sergeant Dan Pitzer. He tried to escape four times, but failed in his attempts. Versace insulted the Viet Cong during the indoctrination sessions and cited the Geneva Convention treaty time after time. The Viet Cong separated Versace from the other prisoners. The last time the prisoners heard his voice, he was loudly singing “God Bless America”. On September 26, 1965, North Vietnam’s “Liberation Radio” announced the execution of Captain Humbert Roque Versace. Versace’s remains have never been recovered. His headstone at Arlington National Cemetery stands above an empty grave and can be located in the Memorial section MG-108.

SOFIC 2013

2013 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) took place May 14-16, 2013 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. This year’s conference theme was “Strengthening the SOF Bond”.  Several SFACV members attended this year.

Pictured: Lt. General Mulholland, Deputy Commander, USSOCOM and James Bauer, SFACV P.A.O.

Seeking Memorial Day Run Donations

The 4th Battalion, deployed to Afghanistan as Special Operations Task Force – East for most of 2012, is honored to participate as well as take the lead in organizing and executing the 1st Annual 3d Special Forces Group (Airborne) 5K Memorial Run. Our Soldiers and family members have joined forces to honor and remember our fallen at this event. The run will serve as a kick-off to a week filled with events to honor and remember those we have lost. Our collective efforts also have a secondary but important purpose, which is to raise funds to support the SOF Warrior Foundation, an organization dedicated to causes within our Special Operations community.

To donate, please visit the page below:

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