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Remembering Vietnam - Captain, Chaplain and now Father J. Robert Falabella - June 29 2016

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When: Wednesday June 29 2016 1130 to 1400
Where: Olympian Grill, 7 Five Forks Plaza Court, Suite A, Simpsonville, SC 29681.
Lunch: $10//person payable at the door
Cost: No cost other than the cost of the meal
Who: all veterans, especially those who served in combat in Vietnam and their guests and interested citizens.
RSVP: NLT Friday June 24th - First VP Col Stephan Carroll USAF - (864) 561-1593 -

Chaplain Father J. Robert Falabella, former Captain, U.S. Army will speak at the June membership meeting of the Greenville Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon meeting. It will be start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday June 29th at the Olympian Grill, 7 Five Forks Plaza Court, Suite A, Simpsonville, SC 29681. Telephone (864)-281-1400.
This program is open to all veterans, especially those who served in combat in Vietnam and their guests and interested citizens. Father Robert is the author of Vietnam Memoirs, a Passage to Sorrow published in 1971 by Pageant Press, NYC and again in 2010 in paperback by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis MD. Chaplain Captain Falabella served with the 5th Mechanized Battalion, 25th Infantry Division out of Bien Hoa in 1967-1968. He started out with the 1st and 2nd of the 27th Wolfhounds operating in and out of Chu Chi.
Father Robert participated in: the defeat of the North Vietnamese Army during their Tet offensive, helicopter assaults, night ambushes and fire fights. He lived in the field, visited the field hospitals and held services for the dead. In recent months he received a letter from one of the young soldiers he saved from bleeding to death in a battle at Hoc Mon, a 1st Lieutenant then who is now the father of 4 adopted sons, married to his high school sweet heart and became a state circuit judge and a federal magistrate judge in Arkansas. He calls Father Robert his “angel sent by God to save me” after he was hit and dazed by a rocket propelled grenade that exploded near his head and nearly severed his left arm.
Father Robert’s book will be available for sale and autographing at the luncheon and is also at St. Benedict’s Catholic Store, 900 W. Poinsett St., Greer, SC telephone 864-801-1830. All proceeds go to benefit Disabled American Veterans.
Father Robert will bring a CD of music titled: “In Country Vietnam 1967-1968” songs enjoyed by the troops performed by a veterans singing group at Austin City Limits that will be played at the luncheon. Father Robert is a priest in residence at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Simpsonville, SC.
This is another in a series of MOAA membership programs to inform officers and guests about their role in fulfilling their commissioning oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. Military officers and veterans are patriotic leaders in their communities. Their status is more important than ever because we face foreign enemies infiltrating our porous borders and domestic enemies abusing their citizenship status to vent their hatred of our free society and threaten law-abiding Americans who revere our constitution as given by our Founders.
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