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Chuck Dean, President

  • Drafted into the U.S. Army in December of 1965
  • Attended Fort Ord for Basic Training, was Associate Soldier of the cycle
  • Attended Fort Gordon for Airborne Infantry AIT
  • Attended Fort Benning for Jump School
  • Was assigned to A 2/27th in Cu Chi Republic of Vietnam. In July 1966
    • Involved in many operations with A Company
    • Was awarded a Bronze Star with a V
    • Was awarded the Silver Star
    • Was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with a Bronze Star
  • Was assigned to the 38th Scout Dog Platoon as a Veterinary Technician
  • Was later assigned to B 2/14 Golden Dragons.
  • Was stationed at Fort Carson where I was discharged from The U.S. Army in December 1967.
  • Furthered my education with a Bachelor's in Zoology.
  • Worked in a Chemical Engineering field until retirement.
  • I attended my first Wolfhound Reunion in Colorado Springs in 2011
  • Was elected as a Director of the 27th Infantry Regiment Historical Society, better known as, 'The Wolfhound Pack', in Kansas City, MO. (2014)
  • Was elected as 1st Vice President, of the 'The Wolfhound Pack', in Charleston, SC. (2015)
  • Was elected President, of the 'The Wolfhound Pack' in San Antonio, TX, (2016)

Randy Hall, 1st Vice President

I was born and raised in a small farm town called Breckenridge in north central Missouri, drafted when I was 19 and in Nov. 16 1965 I was on my way to Ft. Leonard Wood and then “TIGERLAND” at Ft. Polk and on to Charlie 2nd battalion, 27th Infantry “WOLFHOUNDS”. That was my home and family for the next year, and like most of us, it took a long time to get back to the “FAMILY” that I had missed for so many years!

I am a retired Teamster and spent 32 years as a road driver for Consolidated Freightways in Kansas City, Mo. I have 1 daughter, 2 sons, a stepson, and 7 grand kids. I coached summer baseball and softball for different ages for 40 years and was also the Commissioner of the youth football league for fifteen years.

I still live in Kansas City and I’m very proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the Wolfhound Historical Society.

James Malaguti, 2nd Vice President

I was born in Springfield, Ma., in May 1971. I grew up in West Springfield, Ma., where I attended high school. While in high school I played varsity football, hockey and baseball. I graduated from West Springfield High School in June 1990. I enlisted into the Army in January 1991, I was sent to Ft. Benning (Sandhill) to do my Basic and AIT. While at Ft. Benning I was assigned the 11H mos (Heavy Antiarmor Weapons Infantryman) tow missile operator.

After basic training I was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hi., and assigned to 1st Battalion 27th Inf Reg., Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) from May 1991 until January 1994. I left active duty and transferred into the Army National Guard in January of 1994. Some of my duty and training stations while in the Army/National Guard were Ft. Chaffee Ak., Ft. Devans Ma., Ft. Drum NY., Ft. Clayton Panama, Ft. Bliss Tx., Ft. Bragg NC., Hohenfels Germany, Camp Atterbury IN., and Camp Dodge IA.

I deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 1) from February 2003 to May 2004. I was deployed to New Orleans in support of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 to October 2005. I deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Kosovo from September 2006 to November 2007. I retired from the Army in August of 2011 with over twenty years of service.

Dick Henson, Secretary

Dick Henson was born September 6, 1950, in Sigourney, IA. In 1953 he moved with his parents and sister from Hayesville, IA to North English, IA where he currently resides with his wife, Ruth. He attended school at English Valleys Community Schools in North English, graduating in 1968, entering the work force working at the Landmark Truck Stop until being drafted into the Army starting with Basic training in Ft. Lewis, Washington in January, 1970. At the end of May, 1970, he was deployed to Vietnam where he was assigned to the Wolfhounds, returning to the states in May, 1971, and discharged from the Army in September, 1971. In March of 1972 he married his wife, Ruth and in 1973 he went to work for the Iowa County Secondary Road Department from which he retired in 2008, after 34 years. The first Wolfhound Reunion he and his wife attended was in Indianapolis, IN in 2002, and they haven’t missed many reunions since. He was voted in as Secretary of the Association in 2013 at the reunion in Irvine, CA.

Dick and Ruth have three daughters, all married, and four grandchildren. He is currently in his 5th term as City Mayor of North English, still active on the Volunteer Fire Department, and is on the Veteran’s Affairs Committee for Iowa County. He is also still enjoying his Volunteer work with Duck’s Unlimited.

Tom Donovan, Treasurer

I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and at a young age I moved to East Meadow, N.Y. on Long Island. I lived there for most of my life. I worked for the Town of Hempstead Water Department for 32 years and retired in 2002.

I have been married to my wife Lenore for 34 years and we have been blessed with 4 grown children. Christopher, Matthew, Katelyn and Tracy.

In December 1965, six months after graduating from East Meadow High School, I received the famous letter from my favorite uncle, Uncle Sam. I was inducted in the US Army on January 4, 1966. I did my Basic Training in Fort Jackson, S.C., my AIT in Fort Ord, CA and the Jump School in Fort Benning, GA.

I arrived in Viet Nam on July 15, 1966. After processing in Camp Alpha I was assigned to Alpha Company , 2nd BN 27th INF. Shortly after arriving I was reunited with our current President, Chuck Dean, who attended Jump School with me.

While I was assigned to Alpha Company I was dazzled with stories of the Wolfhounds. If only half of them were true I realized that I was assigned to a tremendous unit. That realization only has continued to grow through the years.

I served with the Wolfhounds until I was wounded on December 20, 1966. After 3 months in the 106th General Hospital in Japan the Army, in its infinite wisdom, sent me to Korea to finish my tour. In Korea, this Airborne Infantryman was assign to an Engineer Company. When I return to CONUS I served in Fort Dix until my separation on January 3, 1968 and ultimately my discharge on January 3, 1972.

I have been privileged to serve the Society as Treasurer for the past 10 years. I have heard that if you love your job, you never work a day in your life. Well that pretty much sums up my service to the Society. During this time I have met some of the most tremendous people you could ever hope to meet. We call each other, Brother, and this is truly a Brotherhood.

NEC ASPERANT TERRANT - NO FEAR

Bill Spence, Director

William M. Spence, Jr. was born on October 15, 1946 in Newark, Maryland. His family moved multiple times as he was growing up and while he was in high school his family settled down in Auburn, New York. There, he attended West High School.

In 1966, William was drafted into the United States Army and in January 1968 was sent to fight in the Vietnam War. That year, he was wounded in that battle of Good Friday and sent back to the states where he spent three months recovering. He then continued to serve his country. William was Honorably Discharged as Sergeant E-5 in November 1968 and awarded a Purple Heart along with a number of additional medals.

After William moved to Syracuse, New York, he was hired as a truck driver for UPS in February 1969. On June 28th of that same year, he married Mavis L. Humphrey. A year later they welcome their first child, Patrick, and five years after him, their daughter, Ansheai. He has been a member of the International Masons for 36 years, a member of the American Legion Dunbar Post for 28 years and was a member and trustee of Bellgrove Missionary Baptist Church for 30 years. After 30 years of service with UPS, he retired. A few years later, William and Mavis decided to enjoy their retirement in Blythewood, South Carolina, where he is still an active member of the American Legion Dunbar Post 1642 and the International Masons. He has been a member of Zion Canaan Baptist Church for 6 years. In Blythewood, he continues to be a loving husband, father and grandfather to five beautiful grandchildren, Yajarai, Keirrea, Greyson, Jeremiah Jr. and August.

Dennis Mason, Director

Dennis served with the 1st of the 27th as HCC/senior Medic Charlie Company 1967. He was wounded on June 26, 1967, and spent a year in military hospitals back in US. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with V device, and the Silver Star.

After Vietnam, Dennis received his BA degree from University of South Florida during the period from 1969 to 1972.

During the period from 1972 to 2008, Dennis served as a high school teacher for Social Studies, and also as Department Chairman at Lakeland Senior High School and George Jenkins High School.

He has been married since 1974 to his wife Juliet, and resides in Lakeland, Florida.

Dennis attended his first Wolfhounds reunion in Atlanta , Ga. in 2008, and since then he has attended reunions in Baltimore, Colorado Springs, Branson, San Antonio, and Charleston. He was elected to the Board in at the San Antonio reunion in 2016.

Ted Hale, Director

In progress.

Dorsey Weeks, Past President

My name is Dorsey Weeks - Past President of the Wolfhound Historical Society. I was President for three years. I was an active military member of the Wolfhounds from 10/01/65 thru 12/23/66, the unit I proudly served as a soldier.

I am one who loves and fears God, puts him first in my life and I'm a family man who loves his children and cares greatly about others. I was able to retire and relocate from the cold winters of upstate New York to the Queen City, Charlotte,NC.

Loyd Jones, Legal Co-counsel

  • Liaison Officer, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry June, 1966 to November, 1966
  • Platoon Leader and Company XO, A Company, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry December, 1966 to June 1967.
  • Awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
  • Lives and practices law in Tyler, Texas.
  • Married to Nancy Mason Jones since August 25, 1968.
  • Sons David and Ryan.

Paul Scott, Legal Co-counsel

Paul Tucker Scott was born on November 22, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois and is 72 years old. He is a resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, having graduated from Fredericksburg’s James Monroe High school in 1961. He then took a BA Degree from The University of Virginia in 1965.

While there he earned a Reserve Commission as a Second Lieutenant in Army ROTC after cadet basic at Indiantown Gap, Pa. He then entered active duty in September 1965 at the Medical Field Service School at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He reported for duty in the Medical Platoon, HHC, of the 1st Bn 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in November 1965. He served in that capacity with the Wolfhounds until rotated stateside in late December 1966 where he completed his active duty with the 13th Field Hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., in September 1966.

He then entered law school on the GI Bill and graduated from the T. C. Wms School of Law of The University of Richmond in 1969 with a JD Degree. During this time he served with an Army Medical Reserve Unit in Richmond completing his reserve commitment. He practiced law in Fredericksburg for 44 years retiring in 2013. He is married to De’Onne C. Scott, has three children, Tyler, Cary and Desa and enjoys wood working, gardening, fishing, hunting and traveling.

Mac Fletcher, Reunion 2017

  • Born in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Immigrated to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1963.
  • Drafted into the US Army 1969. Served with Co. D 1/27, 25th ID and Co. B, 1/52, 23rd ID , Vietnam, 1970-71.
  • Attended University of Colorado. BS - Business (1975) and MBA (1976)
  • Moved to Seattle in 1976. Worked, primarily, as an auditor. Retired in 2003.
  • Married to Charlene since 1973. Son Daniel (born 1982), daughter Emily (born 1984) and granddaughter Victory (born 2011).
Pack Officers and Committee
President
Chuck Dean
717-253-7285
pywhackit@aol.com
1st Vice President
Randy Hall
816-734-9414 wolfhounds2014@gmail.com
2nd Vice President
James Malaguti
413-437-8177 mal25id@yahoo.com
Secretary Dick Henson
319-330-6437 rrhenson@netins.net
Treasurer Tom Donovan
513-316-6603-1603 tdonovan227@yahoo.com
Directors Bill Spence
803-834-6984 jazzybs@yahoo.com
  Dennis Mason
863-640-0164 ulden@aol.com
  Ted Hale
940-769-4414 skeeter99t@gmail.com
Ex-Officio Board Member
Larry Milfelt
480-983-6780 wolfhawnd@sprintmail.com
Past President
Dorsey Weeks
704-727-0702
dorseyd2002@gmail.com
Auditor Rick Waples
928-273-0755 jackrailranch@gmail.com
Legal Co-Counsels Loyd Jones
903-651-3311 lnjones23@suddenlinkmail.com
  Paul Scott
549-371-9516 paulscott@verizon.net
Bugler Martin T. Uchic
734-591-2049 marmaida@att.net
Chaplain Fr. Stephen Spisak
440-785-0361 smspisak@yahoo.com
Drummer/Archivist Richard P. Dahms
920-722-2997 rkdahms@netzero.com
Historian Phil Sorrentino
804-550-3939
ngr13@comcast.net
Membership Ron Detmer
417-335-3476 b227doc@gmail.com
Newsletter Roger Cates 336-288-8404
fireandsteel227@icloud.com
Public Relations
Pat Cannan
561-626-9551 pcannan@comcast.net
Quartermaster/Store Ted Hale 940-769-4414
skeeter99t@gmail.com
  Nelson Fox 607-674-4890
nfox61@gmail.com
  David Shepherd 859-445-2281
drshepherd@twc.com
Reunion 2017
Mac and Charlene Fletcher 425-281-1929 makotofletcher@comcast.net
Reunion 2018
Tom and Susan Harlan
309-371-3753 tomharlan@frontiernet.net
 
Dick and Ruth Henson
319-330-6437 rrhenson@netins.net
1/27 Liaison
LTC Val Bernat
   
2/27 Liaison
LTC Glen Bernat
   
Send a Card Committee
Easy & Doris Smith
916-564-2275 wsmith@winfirst.com
Wreaths/Special James E. Hauser
410-798-5168 jim.hauser@comcast.net
Regimental Colonel
LTG (Ret) Robert F. Foley
   
Regimental SGT MAJ



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Historical Society By-Laws

BY-LAWS

 

ARTICLE I

NAME

1.         The official name of this organization is The 27 th  Infantry Regiment Historical Society, Inc. (hereinafter “The Society”).

2.        The organization shall be unofficially, but affectionately known as The Wolfhound Pack.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSES

 

1.         To bring Wolfhounds  and other interested parties together.

2.        To preserve the history of the Wolfhounds.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

1.        Regular :  Any person who has served in or been attached with the 27 th  Infantry Regiment (hereinafter “Wolfhounds”) shall be eligible for Regular Annual or Regular Life Membership.

2.        Associate :  Persons related by blood or marriage to Regular Members, any veterans who were on joint operations with the 27 th  Infantry Regiment, and others interested in furthering the purposes of the organization shall be eligible for Associate Annual or Associate Life Membership.  Associate Members are entitled to vote as well as serve on and/or chair committees.

3.        VIP :  Those eligible for Regular Membership, who have been awarded the “Medal of Honor” shall be designated VIP         Regular Life Members.

4.        VIP :  Those eligible for Associate or regular membership, who have made an extraordinary contribution to the purposes of the Wolfhound Pack shall be eligible of VIP Life Membership.  A unanimous vote of the Board of Directors shall be required for election to this class of VIP Honorary Life Membership.

5.        Meetings:  The Annual Meeting of the membership shall occur at The Wolfhound Pack reunion wherever it may be held.

ARTICLE IV

DIRECTORS

1.        General Powers :  The property, affairs and business of The Society shall be managed under the direction of the Board of Directors and, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws, all of the powers of The Society shall be vested in such Board.

2.        Number, Election and Terms :  The number of the directors shall be not less than 12 and not more than 14.  The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers (President, 1 st Vice President, 2nd  Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary), Legal Counsel and Co-Counsel, the Reunion Chairman of the upcoming reunion, the immediate Past President and three directors elected by the membership at its Annual         Meeting.  All directors must be members in good standing of The Society.  The term of office of each director elected at the Annual Meeting shall be one year and thereafter until his removal or until his successor has been elected, whichever shall first occur.

3.        Vacancy :  A vacancy arising among the elected directors may be filled by the remaining directors unless sooner filled by the members.

4.        Meetings and Notices :  A regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately after the Annual Meeting of the membership and at such other times as the Board of Directors may determine.  Special meeting of the Board of Directors may be called by the President or the Secretary or by a majority of the members of the Board.  Notice of the meetings other than the regular Annual Meetings shall be given to each director at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting, at his residence or business address or by delivering such notice to him by telephoning or e-mailing it to him.  Any such notice shall contain the time and place of the meeting but need not contain the purpose of the meeting.  Meetings may be held without notice if all of the directors are present or those not present waive notice before or after the meeting.

5.        Action by Directors Without Meeting :  The directors may act without a meeting if they consent in writing, setting forth         the actions so taken, which shall be signed by all the directors.

6.        Quorum and Voting :  A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum, but less than a quorum may adjourn the meeting to a fixed time and place.  No further notice of any adjourned meeting shall be required.  Each director shall have one vote and the act of a majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS, ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

1.        The Officers must be Regular Annual or Life Members of the 27 th Infantry Regiment Historical Society, Inc.

2.        The Officers shall be the President, 1 st  Vice President, 2 nd  Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and three Directors, who shall be elected by the Membership at its annual meeting.  

3.        The President shall appoint the Historian, Auditor, Legal Counsel and such other committees as may be needed by The Society.

4.        Elections :  Elections shall take place at the Annual Meeting (Reunion).  The President will appoint a nominating committee consisting of two or three members to make nominations for elective offices.  Additional candidates for any office may be nominated from the floor.  The President shall appoint three members present at the meeting to be tellers and count the ballots.  A teller shall read the results of the election to the membership.  A majority of ballots cast shall be required to elect.    

 

5.        Terms of Office:

        A.        The term of office of the President, 1 st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Directors shall be one year.

        B.        The term of office of the Secretary and Treasurer shall be four years.

        C.        The term of the Immediate Past-President Board of Director shall end when his status changes.

ARTICLE VI

Duties of Officers AND OTHER APPOINTEES

1.        President:

        A.        Shall chair all meetings of the General Membership and the Board of Directors.

        B.        Shall fill all vacancies among the Officers and Committees by appointment.

        C.        May co-sign checks for disbursement of funds.

2.        1st Vice President:

        A.        Shall succeed to the Office of President if it is vacant for any reason.

        B.        Shall assume the duties of President if the President is absent from a meeting or function.

        C.        Shall supervise Public Relations and all         communications.

        D.        May co-sign checks for disbursement of funds.

3.        2nd Vice President:

        A.        Shall succeed to the office of 1 st Vice President if it is vacant for any reason.

        B.        Shall supervise all Membership and Financial matters.

        C.        Shall serve as an Ex-Officio member of all committees.

4.        Treasurer:

        A.        Shall collect and deposit, in a bank approved by         the Board of Directors, all monies due the organization.

        B.        Shall maintain detailed records or receipts and disbursements of funds.

        C.        Shall co-sign all checks.

        D.        Shall transfer all monies and records to a successor and arrange for all required changes                         in banks and other signature documents related to the Treasurer within thirty (30) days of the transfer.

        E.        Shall prepare and deliver financial reports of the organization to all Officers and Directors on a quarterly basis, and the Membership at Quarterly and Annual Meetings.

        F.        Shall perform all such other duties as assigned by the President or the Membership.

5.        Secretary:

        A.        Shall record and report minutes of Meetings of The Society, and meetings of the Officers and Directors, and provide the Members of the Board with copies of the minutes within thirty (30) days.

        B.        Shall conduct the correspondence of The Society.

        C.        Shall cause notifications of all meetings to be sent to the Membership.

        D.        Shall perform all such other proper duties as assigned by the President of The Society.

6.        Historian:

        Shall maintain and be responsible for all Historical Records and Materials.

7.        Auditor:

        Shall be assisted by two Members of the Auditor’s choosing to conduct an annual internal audit.  

8.           Legal Counsel:

        Legal Counsel shall be licensed and in good standing to practice law in the state of his residence and shall, in cooperation with Co-counsel, advise the Officers and Directors of The Society concerning its operation when requested to do so by such Officers and Directors.

ARTICLE VII

REMOVAL OF AN OFFICER, A DIRECTOR OR APPOINTEE

1.        Method.

        An Officer, Director or appointee may be removed from         Office for cause, by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors at a regular or special meeting called for that purpose.

2.        Reasons for Removal.

        A.        An Officer, Director or Appointee may be removed for cause for any of the following:

                a.        Misconduct.

                b.        Failure to perform the duties of Office.

                c.        Failure to pay annual dues as required by the Chapter.

3.        Notification Pending Removal.

        An Officer, Director or Appointee subject to provision of the article shall be given a minimum of thirty (30) days written         notice prior to the date of the pending action for removal, listing the charges and specifications.

ARTICLE VIII

DUES

        The Board of Directors shall set the amount of Annual and Life Membership dues.  Dues shall be levied on a calendar year basis and shall be due and payable on January 1 st  of the         year to which they apply.  VIP Life Members shall be exempt from payment of Dues.

ARTICLE IX

BY-LAWS:   AMENDMENTS AND ADOPTION

AMENDMENTS  to the By-Laws shall be proposed as follows:

1.        Proposal.

        Any Member of the organization  may propose amendments to the By-Laws.

2.        Notices.

        A.        Members must send proposed amendments to the Secretary and Newsletter Editor four (4) months prior to the Annual Meeting at the Reunion.

        B.        The Secretary shall give written notice of proposed amendments to the By-Laws not later than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the meeting at which such amendment or amendments are to be considered.

                Notification shall be given via a Newsletter or other means of communication prior to the Annual Meeting at the Reunion.  Such notice shall state the portion(s) of the By-Laws that are to be revised, added or deleted and the text of such revision, addition or deletion.  The Secretary must be notified thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting of any disapproval of those proposed changes.

        C.        Proposed amendments to the By-Laws may be amended during discussion by the Membership with the approval of the author of the proposed amendment.

3.        Adoption of Amendments

                Adoption of the amendments to the By-Laws shall be by a two-thirds majority vote of the Members attending the Annual Business Meeting.

4.        Providing Members with By-Laws

        A.        Amended By-Laws shall be provided to all Members by publishing them in the Newsletter.

        B.        The Secretary shall send new Members a copy of the By-Laws along with their Certificate of Membership.

ARTICLE X

REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES

        1.        When conducting business on behalf of The Society, all receipts for pre-approved expenses must be turned in within ninety (90) days for reimbursement.  Any other receipts turned in, requires Board action for reimbursement.

        2.        Any person authorized by the Board to conduct Society business will receive reimbursement for the following types of expenses, with itemized receipts:

                A.        Gas purchased for the trip

                B.        Tolls

                C.        Meals (excluding alcohol) on a per diem decided by the Board

                D.        Any other miscellaneous expenses to be         approved by the Board

ADOPTION OF THE BY-LAWS

These amended By-Laws were adopted and approved by the Membership on August 15,2015

Dorsey Weeks, President

Nelson Fox, 1st Vice President

James Arradondo, 2nd Vice President

Dick Henson, Secretary

Tom Donovan, Treasurer

John Coon, Past President

Randy Hall, Director

Ron Straight, Director

Chuck Dean, Director

Bill Spence, 2015 Reunion Chairman

Larry Milfelt, Ex-Officio Life Bd. Member

 

 

 

 

Certificate of Adoption

 

I, Dick Henson, Secretary of the 27th  Infantry Regiment Historical Society, Inc. hereby certify that at the Annual Business Meeting of this organization held on August 15, 2015, the Membership of this organization adopted the above By-Laws.

 

 

_______________________________________

Secretary

 

 

 

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