UPDATED - GREAT NEWS!
THE WEYANDT-EDDY MEMORIAL PLAZA DEDICATION AND MEMORIALIZATION CEREMONY
IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022, AT 11:00 AM
AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE NORMA BROWN BUILDING,
351 KEARNEY BLVD, GOODFELLOW AFB, TEXAS, 76908.
Paul W. Weyandt was born in Claysburg, Pennsylvania on March 1, 1946. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1964 and graduated from Morse code technical training at Keesler AFB in March 1965. His first overseas assignment was to Misawa AB, Japan, and then to Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. Over the next 7 years, SSgt Weyandt logged over 900 EC-47 airborne radio direction finding (ARDF) missions flying from bases in South Vietnam and Thailand. Dubbed the "Dean" of the ARDF operators, Weyandt set the highest standards of excellence as an operator, instructor, airborne mission supervisor, and standardization evaluation flight examiner. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with 30 oak leaf clusters, and the Presidential Unit Citation with 1 oak leaf cluster. CMSgt Weyandt was killed in an automobile accident in 1987. He was inducted posthumously into the FTVA Hall of Honor in 1992.
David H. Eddy was known throughout the Department of Defense as Mr. ARDF for the Air Force. A young Dave Eddy first attended Davis-Elkins College earning a degree in Business Administration before enlisting in the USAF and being assigned to the Aviation Cadet program. He completed Navigator training and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command serving in the early days of the Cold War. Lt Col Eddy served for 26 years in various capacities, most notable were his accomplishments in the airborne radio direction finding program, serving as a navigator, program manager, operations officer, and commander. Lt. Col. Eddy helped design the system, flew test and operational missions...and commanded the USAFSS unit that operated the systems in the war zone. Lt Col Eddy was inducted into the FTVA Hall of Honor in 1987. He passed away on June 14, 2011, after a short illness.
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25 MARCH 2022
CPP Mail-out Program
The EC-47 History Site mail-out program for the Commemorative Vietnam veteran and deceased Vietnam veteran surviving spouse lapel pin and certificate is a popular service provided through this website. Recipients include those who registered for but were unable to attend a San Angelo ceremony and those who live outside the area of other CPP registered organizations. The most recent recipients are featured in pictures and mini-biographies in the slideshow above. Click on the individual photos to read each expanded story or click HERE to see all their pictures and stories in a single .pdf document. Click your browser return arrow to return to this page.
JULY 4TH MOTORCADE PRESENTATIONS
The San Angelo American Legion, Post 572, developed the In Memory Of yard sign design to pay tribute to select deceased military veterans during the Post Memorial Day weekend golf tournament on May 29-30, 2021. (See related photo galleries on this website.) The IMO signs have become very popular and the EC-47 History Site Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program (CPP) committee has continued to produce these signs and deliver them to veterans and their families on special occasions. The photos in this gallery represent IMO signs and Vietnam War Commemoration lapel pin and Certificate of Honor presentations on July 4, 2021. CPP committee members traveled by motorcade to individual homes to make the presentations personally. Click HERE or the photos above to link to the gallery.
MEMORIAL DAY 2021-LEGION GOLF & VETERAN IMO SIGNS
San Angelo American Legion Post 572 is an active member of the EC-47 History Site Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program (CPP) committee established in 2015. Complimentary coverage of the Legion Memorial Day 2021 golf tournament and sign presentations is provided in appreciation of their continued interest in and support for the Vietnam War Commemoration programs. The Memorial Day golf tournament was a huge success. CLICK the flag photo above to link to the photo gallery of pictures covering the 2-day event. The proceeds were shared with the All Veterans Council of Tom Green County as shown in this oversized check presentation on June 15, 2021.
As shown in their golf tournament photo gallery, the American Legion Post 572 developed In Memory Of (IMO) signs in tribute to deceased military veterans of all wars. These 18 x 24-inch all-weather signs made from corrugated plastic (campaign yard signs) were placed throughout the Riverside Golf Course during the Memorial Day weekend tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The signs represented in this next gallery were retrieved from the golf course and presented to individual surviving spouses or immediate family members in a prearranged motorcade from home to home on Monday, Memorial Day 2021. Immediately after presenting the IMO signs, Vietnam War and All Wars surviving spouse lapel pins, Certificates, and Poppy flowers were also presented to eligible recipients. A number of the surviving spouses had already received the lapel pin and Certificate at previous ceremonies. CLICK on the Potter family photo above right to link to the photo gallery of pictures taken during the motorcade. To see more examples of IMO yard signs, please click either of the two sign graphics below. For more information about ordering In Memory Of yard signs and/or participating in future presentations, please contact the CPP webmaster at: [email protected]