Freedom is not Free panel Korean War Veterans

October 11, 2016 - 19:00


Always termed “The Forgotten War” the Korean conflict suffered 55,000 deaths in the early 1950’s. The conflict, then termed a “police action”, now has come to the forefront evidenced by the recent building of the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. Our October meeting will be extra special as four of our Korean War members will make up a panel moderated by our Vice President, LCOL Steve McCarthy, USA RET. The war’s impact on the veterans who served will be discussed and will give all in attendance an up-close perspective of the dedication needed in the 1950s to retain our freedoms.
Our Panel:
Harold Nabhan, 1st Lieutenant, Army
Louis Caras, Lieutenant Colonel, Army (Ret)
Patty B. Ko, Korean and WWII civilian
Richard Rose, MCPO, Navy

Please plan to join us as three veterans and a civilian share their experiences.

Veterans Day Program

November 11, 2016 - 11:00

We are pleased to have as our 2016 Veterans Day speaker 92 year old resident Carroll F. Knutson a true American hero.
Carroll’s story is of valor, laced with terror and patriotic service to our country as a WWII B-17 Co-pilot. He completed his pilot training in Dalhart, TX, in March, 1944. Later from Kearney, NE he and his crew ferried their B-17 to England. Carroll was assigned to the 447th Bomb Group. During their 13th mission, June 8th, 1944, they were shot down by flak over Hanover, Germany while bombing a synthetic fuel refinery. Miraculously, the entire crew parachuted to safety and all survived the war. Jumping from the burning B-17, Carroll sustained a leg injury that has left him with a limp as a reminder of that fateful day. He was captured and interned in POW camp in Poland. Later he was transferred to POW camp Stalag Luft 3 (made famous as the location of “The Great Escape”) until rescued at the end of WWII.
For his service to our country, 1st Lieutenant Knutson was awarded the Air Medal, Pow Medal, WWII Victory Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation and in 2014 The French Legion of Honor.
Carroll holds a BS, MS, and PHD from Stanford University with geology majors. He has also written numerous books and papers related to geology.
Carroll resides in Sun City Anthem, Henderson. NV. He has three sons and one daughter.

The Fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979 and the rise of the Mullahs

December 13, 2016 - 19:00

Our Speaker for the December 13th meeting will be Anthem Resident, Don Fisk. Mr. Fisk will talk about the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979, the rise of the Mullahs and the ramifications that this had on that region of the middle East, then and now.
Mr. Fisk was in Iran working for AT&T at the time, setting up the telephone system for Iran, and had a first hand and close look at the events that transpired in 1979.
Please plan to attend this meeting for an illuminating view of how the Middle East evolved through that time period up to today.

Rear Admiral Thomas Stone (USN ret)

January 10, 2017 - 19:00

Rear Admiral Thomas Stone was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1962.

He served as a Surface Warfare Officer in a variety of afloat billets onboard several ships including USS Saufley (EDDE 465), USS Cone (DD 866), USS Sampson (DDG 10), USS Mitscher (DDG 35) and command of USS Preble DDG 46. He also served on several aircraft carriers while assigned to afloat staffs such as Commander, Attack Carrier Group Five/ CTF 77 during the Vietnam War and Commander Cruiser, Destroyer Group 12 deployed to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean,

Rear Admiral Stone attended the Naval Postgraduate School and graduated with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and was designated as a Communications Engineer. He served in Communications and Command and Control billets on several shore staffs including command of the U.S. Naval Communications Area Master Station, Western Pacific in Guam.

He was selected for promotion to Rear Admiral in 1988 and served as the first Commander of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command then as the Director, Naval Communications on the Chief of Naval Operations staff and finally as the Program Director, Communications Systems at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

Rear Admiral Stone retired from the Navy in August 1993. He joined American Systems Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia as a Director of Technical Support for various business programs. He was later promoted to Vice President to develop and lead West Coast programs. He retired from that company in July 2004.

Rear Admiral Stone’s military decorations include three Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service medals, the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement medals, a Presidential Unit Citation, two Navy Unit and three Meritorious Unit Commendations plus several campaign and service medals.

Rear Admiral Stone is married to his wife of 54 years, the former Lucy Lee of Washington, D.C. and they live in Sun City Anthem, Henderson, Nevada. They have three children and five grand children.

SPECIAL NOTICE: THIS MEETING WILL HELD IN FREEDOM HALL IN THE INDEPENDENCE CENTER

100th Interview for Freedom is not Free

Freedom is not Free 100th Interview Celebration

On August 10, 2016, almost to the day of the initial interview 5 years ago in 2011, the FINF team celebrated their 100th interview as an affiliate of SCA-TV and partners with the Sun City Anthem Veterans Club.

A panel discussion was moderated by David Berman with panelist Steve McCarthy, Tony Calabro and Bill Campbell, host, director/editor and producer, respectively.
The program Genesis and special tapings were shared along with significant veteran interviewee stories. The discussion was sometimes serious and laced in humor.
The many volunteer hours to produce a professional product stands far above any other HOA that may capture veteran stories.
Our mission stands: To chronicle stories of veterans that would otherwise go untold for future generations to cherish.

2016 SCAVC Officers


From Left to Right
Art Lindberg---------President.......Steve McCarthy--------Vice President.........Paul MacDowell---------Secretary........Patrick Glazier-----Treasurer

Veterans Club Color Guard

 

 The SCAVC Color Guard was organized in 1999 and marches  at club events throughout the year.

 

 

Arnie Malinger USA; George Price USN; Jerry Jones USAF; Sydney Ingram USN; Roger Cooper USA;

Phil Citron USMC; Bill O'Malley USMC

 

THE VETERANS CLUB SUPPORT AUXILIARY TEAM

At every membership meeting for the past five years our volunteer SUPPORT AUXILIARY TEAM* arrive early, to prepare the mess for our members and guests attending our meetings, and provide:
  • Coffee
  • Various flavors of punch
  • Cookies
  • Ice cold bottled water

Thank you, team, for stepping forward!

2016's Support Auxiliary Team is currently comprised of Toni Jerauld, Debbie Glazier, Peggy Sue Woods, and Mary Ann Forgeron.