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Welcome to the Sacramento Chapter

March 2014 Meeting

 
Friday
March 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Dinner Meeting


Cattlemens
Restaurant

12409 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova

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Michael O'Conner Michael O'Conner
Vietnam POW

On July 6, 1966 Mike O’Connor enlisted into the Army Warrant Officer Flight Training Program. A year later, after completing flight training and advanced missile training, he was assigned to an Aerial Rocket Artillery unit (C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 20th Regiment, 3rd Brigade) of the 1st Air Cavalry Division. After extensive combat throughout I Corp, Mike’s unit, was moved North of Hue (pronounced ‘way’) in the midst of the 1968 Tet Offensive.

Mike’s aircraft was shot down in the early morning on February 4, 1968; in support of U.S. troops who were ‘pinned down’ just north of Hue. He was the only survivor from his crew of four. His Aircraft Commander Ron Fields, Door Gunner Sgt. Adler, and Crew Chief Sgt. Reeves, were all killed by gun fire and in the crash. Mike was shot in his left shoulder and sustained numerous injuries from the crash. Despite his injuries he evaded the enemy for a day and half before being captured the following evening.



Meeting Location:
Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova (take the Hazel Avenue exit off Hwy 50)

Directions:
Highway 50 Westbound: Westbound on 50 to the Hazel Avenue exit. Turn left on Hazel Avenue. Continue over the highway overpass. Turn left on Folsom Boulevard. Turn left into the Nimbus Winery complex. Follow the signs to the restaurant.

Highway 50 Eastbound: Follow eastbound Highway 50 to Hazel Avenue exit. Turn right on Hazel Avenue. Turn left on Folsom Boulevard. Turn left into the Nimbus Winery complex and follow the signs to the restaurant.
 
7:00 PM
Friday
May 16, 2014
Mike O'Connor
Vietnam POW




Who We Are
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) are direct descendants of those patriots that achieved the independence of the American people. The objectives of our organization are intended to perpetuate a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers.
The Purpose of Our Society
The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic United States 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to maintain and extend:
  • the institutions of American freedom
  • an appreciation for true patriotism
  • a respect for our national symbols
  • the value of American citizenship
  • the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
We do this by perpetuating the stories of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, tragedy, and triumph of the men who achieved the independence of the American people in the belief that these stories are universal ones of man's eternal struggle against tyranny, relevant to all time, and will inspire and strengthen each succeeding generation as it too is called upon to defend our freedoms on the battlefield and in our public institutions.

Preserve the memory of those whose service and sacrifice during the American Revolution secured independence for the American people.
  • Unite and promote fellowship among their descendants.
  • Inspire them and the Community with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers.
  • Encourage historical research in relation to the American Revolution.
  • Maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, and the value of American citizenship.
  • Promote the purposes expressed in the preamble of the Constitution.
Sons of the American Revolution

SAR RELATED ORGANIZATIONS:

Children of the American Revolution (CAR)
Children under age 21:

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR):
Women over age 18:

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES:

~ Root Cellar ~
Sacramento Genealogical Society


Researching Your Patriot Ancestor

Finding a Patriot

Documenting the Line

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We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, EIN # 68-0004288
Mail to: SAR Sacramento Chapter, P.O. Box 6664, Folsom, CA 95763-6664 or, eMail us at: webmaster@sarsac.org
Last Updated: 08 April 2014

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