We lost steve Tadich yesterday. Stomach cancer. Stand by for updates on the where and when of the memorial
3RD ANNUAL – 275 IN 27.5 CHALLENGE
In Partnership with the
TACP RUNNING & RUCK CLUB
This challenge is to Run / Ruck / Walk 275 miles in 27.5 days! The period begins at midnight 9 May and ends at noon on 5 June – which is day 1 of the 2013 TACP Reunion & Memorial. You can participate individually or as a team, how many on a team is up to you. There are no official rules to this event, there are no awards; this is just a challenge to promote an active lifestyle, while paying respect to our ROMAD/275X0 heritage. It’s open to all that want to participate.
Event shirts will be available by mid-May, price TBD.
TACP Running & Ruck Club Faceboook Page:
TACP Running Club
I was hoping you could get this message out to all the TACP brothers and let them know how much I appreciate the prayers and support I received during my hospitalization. I had no idea what was going on the day I was hospitalized, but I knew it wasn’t good. I was revived that morning after my body shut down and was told two more times during the first week that I probably wasn’t going to make it. I don’t remember too much of the month I was in the hospital, but I do know that my family had flown in from Texas to be with me as I passed. My wife was not only stressed to her breaking point with my status, but now she had a house full of people to take care of and feed. That was where the TACP Association and the TACP brothers stepped in. My wife was given a rental car, a hotel room, and checks started to arrive at the house to buy her gas money and to pay for meals since I was about an hour away from where we live. We not only received money and help from the TACP association, but we received donations from many TACPs and their families as well. My wife had to turn down some money from the TACP association because they had given so much. The anonymous donors and the Association ensured that my wife had nothing to worry about but getting to the hospital and being there with me. Her stress level and sanity were saved by all the help of my TACP brothers out there. I can’t personally thank all of you, but I want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. All of you are as close to me as family and I will never forget the support I received from everyone. Thanks especially to Charlie here at Romad.com for all you have done and continue to do, Charlie Keebaugh for mobilizing the help from the TACP association, and a huge thanks to Nathan English for helping my wife get all the support from Langley organized and for spearheading everything here. Thanks to you all!!!
MSgt Stephen Blackman
TACP/ASOC WST Superintendent
2013 TACP Reunion & Memorial – Honoring Maj Gray is slated for June 5 thru the 7th 2013. Hurlburt field Florida of course. Most current information will be on FB at https://www.facebook.com/events/430272867065640/
From Astro “The chest tube they did last night was unsuccessful. They hit a wall and did not want to push through it and cause any damage to his lung. He is in surgery currently. The doctors are performing what is called a VATS…which they will insert two video cameras and a “scoop” to look around in the lung and literally scoop the infected goop out. If there is a large amount of infection or “rinds” hardening in the walls, they will have to make an incision from the front of his chest around to the back to be able to get in there and use larger scoops to get it all out. There is infection surrounding his lung so they will be removing the lining of his lung and part of his diaphragm since the infection from the lung rest on the diaphragm.” Bottom line folks is that Steve Needs your prayers for a return to full health. For those non-religious, then send happy thoughts. Either way, send-em, he is a brother in need…
We lost a long time friend of the community and Vietnam ROMAD. Jim Meade passed away in his sleep on 23 Jan 2013. God Speed my friend
Gentlemen, that should be your response to questions regarding Women and the possibility that they may be entering the TACP Community. The final decision will be performed through analysis and not made with a broad stroke of a pen. Simply state no comment and move on. There is little value in discussing as this decision will be made WAY above our paygrades and I sincerely doubt they will be polling the community about it.
Steve Blackman is at the ICU at Mary Immaculate. Critical Condition. He was in for Pneumonia and the started finding blood clots in his lungs. I will update you as I get further words…Send your prayers his way
As all of you should be aware, our mission was derived from the old ROMAD position. During that time only officers were actually performing a certified FAC role, with most of those guys being in slow moving aircraft. They have a memorial set up (several actually) but are currently reworking the one in Colorado Springs to include us, the “new” FACs. Here is an explanation letter from the group.