Joint SF / SEAL / Ranger mixer

Hamberger Hamlet

Our October event at the Hamburger Hamlet in Crystal City where we hosted our membership, prospective new members, the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and staff members from the Service and OSD staffs was a huge success.

Representatives from four federal government contracting companies attended and collected resumes from our members for immediate job openings. One company alone has 14 openings specifically for former Special Forces Soldiers.

The networking, fellowship, and camaraderie was outstanding.

For information on our next networking mixer or how to join our chapter, email

JFK Wreath Laying Ceremony


FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Oct. 9, 2012)

The U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) will hold its commemorative President John F. Kennedy Wreath Laying Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. at the Kennedy grave site at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va.

The event will pay tribute to Kennedy’s vision of building a dedicated counter insurgency force, a vision that helped build the Green Berets into the elite force they have become over the last five decades.

Following the Wreath Laying Ceremony, a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha will conduct a Special Forces capability demonstration at the Fort Myer Spates Community Club.

In a message to Lt. Gen. William P. Yarborough in October 1961, Kennedy commended the men of the Special Warfare Center on their efforts to prepare a force of unconventional warriors to combat growing threats to our nation.

“The challenge of this old but new form of operations is a real one and I know that you and the members of your command will carry on for us and the free world in a manner which is both worthy and inspiring,” Kennedy wrote. “I am sure that the Green Beret will be a mark of distinction in the trying times ahead.”

To honor that foresight and the support Kennedy gave to the Green Berets, Brig. Gen. Christopher K. Haas, USASFC (A) Commanding General, will lead a contingent of Green Berets in the ceremony at Arlington. A wreath in the shape of a Green Beret will be placed on Kennedy’s tomb.

Always Remember.


Final Burial of Recon Team Maryland from MACV-SOG, CCN

US Military Funeral Afghanistan
On 3 November 1969 Recon Team Maryland from MACV-SOG, CCN, was inserted in Laos on a recon mission. The team consisted of Gunther Wald, Bill Brown and Don Shue. The team came under heavy attack and all were mortally wounded. By the time a Bright Light team went in delayed by bad weather all that was found was some web gear. In 2009 a farmer in Laos discovered some remain that were determined by JPAC to be those of Wald, Brown and Shue. Brown and Shue were identified early, returned and buried with full honors.On 30 May 2012, Gunther Wald was finally accounted for.
On 30 August 2012, the members of RT Maryland will be buried together in Arlington National Cemetery. There will be a visitation and service for families and friends on 29 August from 1800 to 2000 at the Robert Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203. There will be a formal service at 1100 at the Old Post Chapel on Fort Myer. A caisson will take the remains of Wald, Brown and Shue to their final resting place in Arlington. They will be burried together with full military honors.
Cliff Newman
Administrative Director
Special Forces Association
PO Box 41436
Fayetteville, NC 28309

First open Chapter CV meeting


July 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Panache Tyson’s Corner

This will be an opportunity to invite prospective new members to come see what SFACV is all about. This will also be a first serious push to get the entire Chapter in one place at one time.

1753 Pinnacle Drive McLean, VA 22102‎

(703) 748-1919

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Colonel Roy Meeks Passes



Colonel Roy Meeks (10th Group), died last week in Pocahontas, Arkansas. He was a heavily decorated Special Forces veteran who took part in behind-the-lines combat missions in Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam (note—North Vietnam), and held other high-level Special Operations posts.

Roy Edgar Meeks
January 17, 1943 – April 14, 2012

Official Obituary

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