Memories of the ASA

Letter to the CCVVA:

I’m a member of the VVA located at Sedro Woolley, Washington and pleased to send you my donation for $100 for posting the story about the Army Security Agency.  Like Roger Carver I was assigned to ASA and Radio Research at Davis Station and the Tan Son Nhut Airbase from 1967 to 1972.  Here are links to photos of those stationed at Davis Station and the Sancta Maria Orphanage we sponsored.  I’m also including links to photos of me entertaining troops at Fort Ord and at Fort Belvoir in and aboard the USS Mann while en route to Vietnam in 1965 and when I hosted radio shows off-duty at night on FEN Itazuke, Japan in 1969-1970 and later on AFVN Saigon, Vietnam in 1970-1971.  There is also a link to photos of recording artists who performed in the Bay Area from 1961 to 1964.

Rock n’ roll 1961-1964

FEN and AFVN radio

Davis Station TSN airbase Vietnam

Sancta Maria Orphanage Saigon Vietnam

Video NVA taking over Davis Station

My best to VVA 1122,

Jim Satcher
Mount Vernon, WA

CCVC January Meeting and Legislative Report Jan 2022

From Pat Nugent: Federal Legislation of veterans’ interest that the chapter maybe interested in was presented today at the Collin County Veterans Coalition meeting.

The monthly meeting is held at the American Legion in Plano but due to the upswing in Covid it was zoomed today – the next meeting with be Feb 15th.

Below is a list of bills that were active in the last 60 days in the house and senate in Washington, DC.

Six of those bills became law: HB 5545, SB 796, SB 894, SB 1095, HB 2093 & HB 2911

Bills that are interesting:

HB 6307 – Tiny Homes

HB 5783 & SB 3094 – Homeless Veterans

HB 5946 – Stolen Valor

HB 6127 – The 13 Folds of Honor to be read at military funerals while the flag is being folded

 HB 5945 – The VA to provide $500 for a computer while you are using your VA education benefits