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									     82nd AIRBORNE DIVISION ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, D.C. CHAPTER
                  Minutes of the Sunday, March 6th, 2005 Meeting


CALL TO ORDER, PRESENTATION OF AGENDA, MINUTES OF PAST MEETING:

Chairman Bill Ridley called the meeting to order at 1300 hours in a reserved room of the Spates
Hall Community Cafeteria at Fort Myer, Virginia. The meeting was held following a social
gathering and brunch buffet. Eighteen (18) members and nine (9) spouses and guests were
present.

MEMBERS PRESENT (18)
(H) = Honorary Member; (D) Director
Bill Ridley, Chairman          Bob Woods, Vice Chair               Ray Hilgart, Secretary
Herm Krum                      Ken Leggett                         Rita Leggett (H)
Gordon Sumner (D)              LaRue Owens (H)                     Dick Owens
Robert F. Elliott (D)          James Rodier                        Wilson Carr
Rachel “Skip” McGrath (H)      Ed Maltese                          Jim Rigas
Russ Glick                     Gerri Porter (H)                    Mary Simmons (H)

SPOUSES AND GUESTS PRESENT (9)
--COL (Ret) Robert T. Frame, Guest Speaker
--COL (Ret) Owen C. Powell, USA (Former Post Commander, Ft. Myer, VA)
--MAJ Teresa Frame, ANC, USA (Spouse of COL Frame)
--Elizabeth A. Elliott (Daughter of Trooper Robert F. Elliott)
--Brad Owens, Guest of Dick and LaRue Owens
--Jane Maltese, Spouse of Ed Maltese
--Mrs Rigas, Spouse of Jim Rigas
--Anne Glick, Spouse of Russ Glick
--Karen Ridley, Spouse of Bill Ridley


PRELIMINARY ACTIVITIES AND REMARKS

Agenda: Chairman Ridley distributed the meeting agenda sheet and welcomed the members,
spouses and guests. He especially commended Vice Chair, Bob Woods, for arranging the buffet
brunch and the social get-together the membership were enjoying. He announced that the
meeting, by virtue of its buffet brunch setting, would be abbreviated, topics and issues confined
to agenda items and discussion limited. He thanked all for taking the time to attend.




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Opening Prayer: The Vice Chairman, Bob Woods, gave the airborne invocation.

Pledge of Allegiance: The Chairman led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The Passing of Trooper Morley “Mo” Tubbs: Chairman Ridley announced the passing of
Trooper Morley F. Tubbs of the Rueben Tucker Chapter. He went on to pay tribute to the many
contributions that “Mo” made to the goals of the Association, especially those associated with
the Washington, DC area, and to the mutually shared activities in which he participated with the
Washington, DC Chapter. He will be sadly missed by many.


MEETING MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 5, 2005: The Chairman stated that the voting
members, having earlier been sent via postal or email the meeting minutes of February 5 th, 2005,
should be receptive to either discussion or a motion to approve or disapprove such minutes.
Gordon Sumner made a motion to accept the February 5th, 2005 minutes as written and Ed
Maltese seconded the motion. The motion was carried unanimously by voice vote with two
members abstaining because they had not been present at the February 5th meeting.

CORRESPONDENCE: Secretary Hilgart indicated that no significant items of correspondence
had been received during the past month.

TREASURER’S REPORT: The Chapter Treasurer, Dave A. Cain, could not be available for
the meeting; thus the current financial reports were not available.

OFFICER’S REPORTS:

Chairman’s Report: Chairman Ridley stated that plans for upcoming Chapter events and those
issues pending would be discussed in depth at the April 2nd meeting. They include the following:

       1SG Leonard Funk Education Fund Award Program and Luncheon
       DC Chapter Bylaws Revision
       Armed Forces Day Programs at Andrews AF Base in May 2005
       All-American Week in May 2005
       National Association Convention in Milwaukee during 10-13 August 2005
       Army Ten-Miler in October 2005
       Veterans Day Hospitality Program on Veterans Day, November 2005
       Christmas Banquet on December 3rd, 2005
       DC Trooper Newsletter
       Membership Notification Plan Progress.
       Postage costs for notification of members.



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Vice-Chairman’s Report: None – Nothing significant to Report

Treasurer’s Report: None – Treasurer Dave Cain could not be present.

Secretary’s Report: Secretary Hilgart stated that the membership status report would be
included in an attachment to the minutes of this meeting.

Chaplain’s Report: None – Chaplain Martin could not be present due to Sunday service
commitments elsewhere.

Veteran Service Officer’s Report: None - Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Grier could not be present
due to Sunday service commitments elsewhere.

OLD BUSINESS: Chairman Ridley stated that old business would be addressed at the April 2nd,
2005 meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Resignation of Treasurer: Chairman Ridley announced that he was in receipt of a letter of
resignation from the DC Chapter Treasurer, David Cain. His resignation becomes effective not
later than March 5th, 2005. Dave stated that he is resigning for medical reasons and because of
an impending permanent change of station.

Election of Treasurer: Chairman Ridley indicated that past Treasurer, Wally Parr, had agreed
to assume the DC Chapter treasurer position on a temporary basis until another could be located
and approved by the membership. The Chairman then nominated Wally Parr and asked for a
second. Bob Woods seconded the nomination followed by a motion to elect Wally Parr as the
Treasurer. The motion was seconded by Ken Leggett and those members present elected Wally
Parr to the position of the Washington, DC Chapter Treasurer by a unanimous voice vote.


OTHER BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Guest Speaker: Chairman Ridley introduced the guest speaker, Doctor Robert T. Frame,
Colonel, US Army Reserve, (Retired) and his wife, Karen. Dr. Frame is currently the Assistant
Under Secretary for Health (Dentistry), Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Frame presented a
descriptive and interesting account of his service in Iraq where he was assigned as Chief of the
Public Health Team tasked with organizing and developing the Iraqi Ministry of Health. During
his service in Iraq he had been seriously wounded in an enemy ambush and for his actions during
this attack he was awarded the Bronze Star (V) and the Purple Heart. A biographical sketch of
Dr. Frame is included as an attachment to these minutes.


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Announcements: Director Bob Elliott asked for the floor and made the following
announcements:

       French Legion Award: Three DC Chapter members who served with 82nd Airborne
        Division in WWII have provided the documentation so to be considered for the award of
        the French Legion of Honor. They are: James Rodier, Herm Krum and Richard Owen.
        If approved for the award, it will probably be presented on or about D-Day, 6 June 2005.
        Any others who are interested and who meet the qualifications need to get their names
        submitted before the end of the week.

       Army Ten-Miler: The 21st running of the Army Ten-Miler will be run on Sunday,
        October 2nd 2005. The DC Chapter will provide a support role and volunteers to work
        the event will be registered at future meetings.

       Gala Event for WWII Veterans: The American Red Cross of Arlington County is
        hosting a Gala Event for WWII veterans on Friday, April 8, 2005 from 1930-2230 hours.
        It is to be held at the Military Women’s Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery.
        Veterans must be residents of Arlington County and each will receive two tickets (one for
        themselves and one for their escorts). The tickets will be mailed to the address of the
        attending Veteran during the last week of March. WWII veterans desiring to attend
        should contact Ms. Elaine K. Turville at (703) 582-9417. The Red Cross will provide
        free transportation for the veteran and escort to and from their residence to the Gala if
        such transportation is requested. Each veteran should wear a business suit or their
        military uniform from WWII. The Gala will include meals, WWII music, and
        ceremonies that will include presentation of an American Red Cross Certificate of
        Appreciation for service during WWII. Notable WWII veterans from each service will
        be attending this function.

       Memorial Day Parade: The WWII Committee has invited the 82nd Airborne Division,
        DC Chapter and other airborne troopers to participate in the Memorial Day Parade on
        Monday, May 30, 2005 in Washington, DC. The troopers will ride in WWII military
        vehicles such as jeeps, trucks and command vehicles and the 82nd Abn Div Assn banner
        and logo can be on the lead vehicle. We have a suspense of the first week of May 2005
        to indicate how many troopers will be riding in the parade and the earlier the 82nd
        troopers respond the better position we will have in the parade sequence. The mayor of
        Washington, DC will be the grand marshal of the parade. Those desiring to ride in the
        parade should contact the Secretary of the DC Chapter not later than Saturday, 30th of
        April at the address, phone or email listed below. Particulars related to assembly points
        and times, dress and apparel will be disseminated later to all who sign up.



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                               Ray Hilgart, Secretary, DC Chapter
                                   8211 Poplar Grove Drive
                                 Warrenton, VA 20187-4361
                                    Home (540) 347-7619
                                      Cell (540) 497-1089
                                 Email: rhilgart@infionline.net


Sick Call: None reported.

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle was not conducted at this meeting.

Next Meeting: Chairman Ridley stated that the next formal membership meeting would be held
on April 2nd, 2005 at the Fellowship Hall in the Fort Myer Chapel.

ADJOURNMENT AND BENEDICTION:

Adjournment: The motion to adjourn was made by Gordon Sumner, seconded by Ed Maltese
and approved by unanimous voice vote.

Benediction: Vice Chair Bob Woods gave the Airborne Benediction.




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      SUMMARY OF MOTIONS, DECISIONS AND MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
           Contained in D.C. Chapter meeting minutes of March 6th, 2005


The Passing of Trooper Morley “Mo” Tubbs: Chairman Ridley announced the passing of
Trooper Morley F. Tubbs of the Rueben Tucker Chapter.

Meeting Minutes of February 5th, 2005: Gordon Sumner made a motion to accept the
February 5th, 2005 minutes and Ed Maltese seconded the motion. Motion carried by voice vote

Resignation of Treasurer: Chairman Ridley announced that he was in receipt of a letter of
resignation from the DC Chapter Treasurer, David Cain effective not later than March 5th, 2005.

Election of Treasurer: The Chairman nominated Wally Parr and asked for a second. Bob
Woods seconded the nomination followed by a motion to elect Wally Parr as the Treasurer. The
motion was seconded by Ken Leggett and those members present elected Wally Parr to the
position of the Washington, DC Chapter Treasurer by a unanimous voice vote.

Guest Speaker: Chairman Ridley introduced guest speaker, Doctor Robert T. Frame. Dr.
Frame presented a descriptive and interesting account of his service in Iraq.

Announcements: Director Bob Elliott elaborated on the following upcoming events:
   French Legion Awards
   Army Ten-Miler
   Gala Event for WWII Veterans
   Memorial Day Parade

50/50 Raffle: The 50/50 Raffle was not conducted at this meeting.

Next Meeting: Chairman Ridley stated that the next formal membership meeting would be held
on April 2nd, 2005 at the Fellowship Hall in the Fort Myer Chapel.

Adjournment: The motion to adjourn was made by Gordon Sumner, seconded by Ed Maltese
and approved by unanimous voice vote.




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                 MEMBERSHIP STATUS REPORT AS OF MARCH 5TH, 2005


                                                                        FEB 5        MAR 5,       MONTHLY
                    MEMBERSHIP TYPE
                                                                         2005         2005        CHANGE
 All-American Life Members (Active Duty)                                   64           64            0
 All-American Life Members (Non-Active Duty)                              174          176           +2
 Honorary Members (Association)                                             1            1            0
 Annual Members Paid to Date                                               71           75           +4
 Past Annual Members – One Year in Arrears                                 33           29           -4
 Past Annual Members – Two Years in Arrears                                47           47            0
 DC Chapter Honorary Members                                                6            6            0
 Members Deceased (Retained on Chapter Roster)                             14           15           +1
 Membership Status yet Undetermined                                         3            4           +1

 TOTAL ON DC CHAPTER ROSTER                                               413          417             +4
 TOTAL PAID-UP MEMBERS                                                    310          316             +6
 TOTAL MEMBERS IN ARREARS                                                  80           76             -4
 TOTAL OTHER (Honorary, Deceased, Undetermined)                            23           25             +2

As of March 6th, 2005 the means of communications with the 417 on the membership roster
breaks down as follows:

--Email…………………….178 (includes 30 delinquent members)
--Postal Mail (local).………178 (includes 41 delinquent members)
--Postal Mail (too distant)…..37 (includes 4 delinquent members)
--Transfer Status (in/out)…… 3 (includes 0 delinquent members)
--No Address………………..21 (includes 1 Delinquent and 15 Deceased Members)
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--TOTAL…………..……….417




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                                   Biographical Sketch
         Robert Thomas Frame, DMD, MS, CHE, FICD, FACD, FAAHD, FAAMP
    Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Dentistry, Department of Veterans Affairs
                          Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired)

Dr. Frame holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico,
a DMD Degree from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Dentistry, a Master in Science in
Biomedical Sciences from The University of Texas, and a graduate certificate from The Ohio
State University, College of Medicine, Graduate School of Hospital and Health Services
Administration. He completed a three-year residency in Maxillo-facial Prosthetics and Dental
Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center in
Houston, Texas. He is a certified trainer for Bayer Institute Physician-Patient Communication
Workshop and a Primary Care Consultant Team member for the Primary and Ambulatory Care
Strategic Healthcare Group in VA Headquarters.

He was recognized with a Fellowship by International College of Dentists, The American
College of Dentists, and has earned fellowship status in the American Academy of Maxillo-facial
Prosthetics, and the American Association of Hospital Dentists. Dr. Frame is a Diplomate of the
American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE). This
year Colonel Frame was inducted as a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, a
distinguished member of U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Corps and accepted as a Fellow of
Sigma Xi. He was selected to receive the Honorary Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry
International.

Dr. Frame retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations
Command and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. As a
member of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command he was Chief of the Public Health Team. He
served in Bosnia & Herzegovina in 1996-97 as Chief of Operations /Chief of Staff for the Mostar
(Bosnia) Regional Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
and subsequently as the Public Health Officer for the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction
Corp, working with the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in the
infrastructure reconstruction process for which he was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service
Medal.

He was called to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom where he was Chief of the Humanitarian
Assistance Coordination Center at USCENTCOM in Tampa and subsequently, Public Health
Team Chief for the Coalition Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force (CJCMOTF-Kabul) in
Afghanistan for which he received the Bronze Star Medal. Most recently he served in Operation

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                                Biographical Sketch
         Robert Thomas Frame, DMD, MS, CHE, FICD, FACD, FAAHD, FAAMP
                                    (continued)

Iraqi Freedom as Chief of the Public Health Team tasked with standing up the Iraqi Ministry of
Health. He and his team were extremely successful in accomplishing the mission, but on April
27,2003, Col Frame was seriously wounded by enemy action in an ambush in Baghdad. He
received the Purple Heart for wounds received from hostile enemy action. He was also awarded
the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor for his action during the hostile ambush.

Dr. Frame served on faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center, M.D. Anderson
Hospital and Tumor Institute prior to joining the VA in 1984. During his VA career he has held
positions as Staff Prosthodontists, Chief, Dental Prosthetic Laboratory, Residency Program
Director, Assistant Chief, Central Dental Laboratory, Chief, Dental Service (2 facilities),
Director, Dental Professional Development, Director, Dental Program Management, and Acting
Assistant Chief Medical Director for Dentistry. During his time with VA, he has served on the
faculty of: Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery
(ENT); The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Assistant Professor of
Surgery (Oral Surgery); The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Adjunct Associate
Professor; University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry, Adjunct Associate Professor.

Dr. Frame's clinical experience is in the management of medically compromised patients, with
special emphasis on the cancer patient. He has practiced Maxillo-facial Prosthetics and hospital
based Dentistry his entire clinical career. He has published in the Prosthetics, Oncology and
Administrative Sciences literature. His area of special interest has been the management of oral
complications of patients undergoing cytoreductive therapy.             His thesis studied oral
complications prior to bone marrow transplantation and their relationship to problems of the
oral-dental complex during and following therapy. Today his interests have expanded to the
Administrative and Managerial Sciences and Public Health in the international arena.

While at VA Headquarters he has served in several positions of increasing responsibility. On
January 17, 1999, Dr. Frame was appointed as the first Assistant Under Secretary for Health for
Dentistry. In this position, one he still holds, he is responsible for policy development and
operational guidance for the Department of Veterans Affairs National Dentistry Program. Some
of the major developments by the Office of Dentistry during Dr. Frame's tenure are a Business
Plan for VA Dentistry, a Strategic Plan for Field Operations, a Cost-Effectiveness Template for
field and corporate use, a Clinical Indicator Development Guide, Clinical Practice Guideline for
diabetic patients, a Self-Assessment Tool for Service Chiefs, a Customer Satisfaction Dental
Module, and a system-wide Dental Electronic Record with complete system connectivity.



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