MCHF Leatherneck History Series: 50th Anniversary Of SHUFLY
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation marks the 50th anniversary of SHUFLY, the first deployment of a Marine Corps operational squadron in Vietnam, with "MCHF Leatherneck History Series: 50th Anniversary of SHUFLY." The evening including a dinner reception and panel discussion takes place on April 12, 2012, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
In April 1962, Marine Corps Task Unit 79.3.5, code named SHUFLY, commanded by Col John Carey, established a base of operations at an old Japanese airbase in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. In addition to a small headquarters staff, SHUFLY consisted of a sub unit of MABS-16 commanded by LtCol William Eldridge and HMM-362, known as "Archie's Angels" led by LtCol Archie Clapp.
Panelists will include veterans of the mission, affectionately referred to as "Archie's Angels," who will discuss the challenges they faced and the missions they flew in the early years of the Vietnam War.
The evening begins with cocktails, followed by dinner and a panel discussion in Scuttlebutt Theater.
Tickets are $35 and include dinner, photograph presentation and discussion. They must be purchased by April 10, 2012.
For information and tickets, contact Sara O'Bryan, 703-649-2365, firstname.lastname@example.org.