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.
The question remains: How/Why did we lose such a strategically important country

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

Doctor/Capt George Frankhouser USN (ret) Medical Corp

February 13, 2017 - 19:00

Dr. Frankhouser is a native of Washington, D.C. He attended Virginia Tech for pre-med and then the University of Virginia School of Medicine. As a selectee for the “Senior Medical Student Program” of the Navy, he was commissioned an Ensign (MC) USNR in 1959 and promoted to Lieutenant (MC) USN shortly after graduating as an M.D. in 1960. Following a year of internship and a year with the Second Marine Division, he did his four year residency in General Surgery at the Naval Hospitals in San Diego and Philadelphia. In Philadelphia he married his wife (now of 51 years), Judy, who was a Navy Nurse. He earned his “Board Certification” in January 1967 and immediately deployed to Viet Nam aboard the hospital ship USS SANCTUARY (AH-17). Upon return to CONUS he was assigned to the Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune as Assistant Chief of Surgery and was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons in 1969. After a year of private practice in Louisiana, he returned to the Navy to teach in San Diego. While there he received several honors from the civilian medical community and attended the University of San Diego School of Law (night school) for a year. He was the senior surgeon, and also primary physician, attending to our POW’s returning from Hanoi. He rewrote the mass casualty handling bill for the hospital and the “Mobile Medical Support Plan for the President” which was adopted by the White House. He was promoted to Captain (MC) USN in 1975. After serving as Chief of Surgery at several hospitals and Director of Navy Medical Facilities in BUMED he retired from the Navy in 1980. He then became Chief of Surgery of an HMO for a year and had 22 years of private practice including serving as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at several civilian hospitals. He served as an “Expert Witness” in over a hundred potential or actual medical malpractice lawsuits.
Please attend this meeting to hear his story of medicine in the military

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, Peggi Sue Wood and Mary Ann Forgeron.