Greetings 240th AHC Members and Supporters,

I'd like to start out by saying that I did not ask Joe "Ragman" for his permission to do this and I hope you do not mind me being so bold as to take a few minutes of your time.

Some of you have sent me some very nice emails about the work I've done on both LZ and Flightline over the past few years, and I thought it would be nice to write something on the websites to all the men of the 240th AHC and to those of you who served alongside of them in Vietnam, and to share with you a little of how the 240th websites got started.

For those of you who may not know, Joe and I met through my website about June of '98, just shortly after I had begun construction of it. At that time, I had several pages of photos that were taken by different Veterans who had served in Nam and Joe sent me a few photos that he had.

We added a few more pages of photos and before long I could see how much pride he had for having served with the 240th AHC, so I suggested that he start a website. I would just like to say that I have never for one moment regretted having made that suggestion.

I am so very proud and honored to be a part of not only the preservation of the history of the 240th AHC, but also to experience the love and brotherhood that I have witnessed and felt within the time I have had the pleasure of holding the rank of webmistress for you all.

I sincerely want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for all of the kindness and friendship you have extended towards me. I feel very blessed in having met some of the nicest gentlemen I have ever had the priviledge of knowing. This has been a heartfelt blessing to me.

Last but far from least, I want to thank Joe for his never failing friendship. Joe has become one of my closest friends and really more than that, he is the big brother I never had and lives up to this in every sense of the word.

Thank you all and God Bless You,


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