Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas - From Special Forces Association Chapter IX, the Isaac Camcho Chapter, El Paso, Texas

Chapter IX held it's annual Christmas Party this year on Saturday 21 December at VFW Post 812.  Every second year the Chapter seats the new officers.  This year the Chapter voted unanimously to keep the present board and in all their glory they are, from L to R above: Chaplain John Szilvasy, Vice-President Steve Franzoni, President Pete Peral, Secretary Bill Snider, Treasurer Jose Ibarra, and Chapter namesake Ike Camacho who gave the oath of office. 

Chapter hosted approximately 100 attendees to the catered party with live music provided by Chapter IX Honorary Member Tony Lara and his live band, the Villa Band.  Ike Camacho and Pete Peral (picture at right) led off the entertainment with a rendition of the Ballad of the Green Beret.  It is at times like this where the Chapter missing the voice (and personality) of Jerry Rainey, who was no doubt looking down upon the proceedings from the base camp in the sky.

 The Chapter also wanted to post this great picture (at left) of Ike Camacho and his lovely wife Gracie.

Merry Christmas and please members our service members who are not at home this Christmas as they risk their lives to defend our Freedoms in faraway places. 


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