The Lone Star Aero Club
has a new meeting place
THURSDAY September 5th, 2019
The Aero Club will be meeting at:
Golden Corral Buffet
7660 Grapevine Hwy

North Richland Hills, TX

Golden Corral has a meeting room, we will pay as we enter $13.99
(age 60 & above $13.19 senior rate - note: cold drinks $2.79),
diners can select their buffet food and carry food to our meeting room.

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Our Next Meeting will be:
September 5th, 2019
at 6:30PM

Our September meeting speaker
Col. Anthony "Tony" Wood
Getting Out of Saigon

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Leaving Saigon

Tony is best known for his heroic role during the evacuation of Saigon in April, 1975 as the war was winding down. 

Then a Captain, Tony organized a group of American civilian volunteers, who assumed great personal risk without any protection, and evacuated over 5,000 Americans from the collapsing capitol of Saigon.

Later duties for Anthony Wood include:

Chief of Staff of Marine Forces in the Pacific

Traveled to Vladivostok & Khabarovsk to negotiate a tension reduction agreement with the Russian Naval Fleet
and the Russian Far East Military District; this agreement is still in force today.

Founder and first commander of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

On his retirement from the Marine Corps in July, 1998, he was the only colonel or Captain in any of the U. S. Armed Forces to have been TWICE decorated with our nations second highest award, the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM).

Other awards include:

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with Combat V
Meritorious Service
Joint Service Commendation (multiple times)
Humanitarian Assistance
Combat Action ribbon (multiple times)

Colonel Wood lives in Dallas, with his wife Elizabeth.

Doing all of this...and keeping it all a secret from the locals... is a fascinating story.
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Col. Anthony "Tony" Wood

A reminder that we video
record most lectures
and make DVD copies available
for only $20.00 per copy.

If you would like to purchase a lecture DVD, please notify our videographer Mr. Don Pyeatt by phone or email with your request and you can receive your disc during the next meeting.

If you would like to purchase a DVD of a past meeting,
here is a complete list.

Contact Mr. Pyeatt by e-mail at
or call him at 817.576.3008.