There is a slight change of plans. Chris Dipoma just put out word that the meeting place for Thursday's event is the Arlington Cemetary Administration Building. (It is not the Fort Meyer Chapel.) The Admin Bldg is on the public entrance side of the cemetary (i.e., Memorial Bridge side). See below. Drive up to the guards; provide them with Larry's name and they will instruct you to enter and take a left at the Women's Memorial. The Admin Bldg is just a little further. Follow their instructions. Suggest you plan an 0830 show time. Starting around 0845, everyone will proceed behind the cassion to the columbarium. The Service will be at gravesite.
Just a quick update on the Chiefs: Dave Eklund is still in the Hospital but Mac Jeffries is home resting.
Please still continue to pray for their quick recovery!
DANNY “MAC” JEFFRIES - (Ret) CMSgt USAF
Danny (Mac) Jefferies, Retired Chief, USAF, Tomball, TX and former DESC Americas Facilities Manager is experiencing serious medical challenges.
Mac Jeffries was rushed to ICU last night, 27 August at 2:30 in the morning. Multiple blood clots have migrated from his leg to his lungs. Please keep Mac and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Update: Mac's condition has improved. The medications seem to be working, Additional testing is still ongoing. He is still in ICU. We hear he was actually firing out e-mails last evening. His e-mail address is
if you'd like to drop him a note of encouragement.
DAVE EKLUND – (Ret) CMSgt USAF
Dave is still in the ICU. On 11 Aug he was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, and the doctors were not optimistic he would make it. ARDS has about a 40% mortality rate and is a condition of the lungs as a result of trauma in the body; could be infection, physical damage, etc. In Dave's case it was his surgery. The lungs simply start filling up with water and eventually the body's organs shut down due to lack of oxygen.
If you would like to help, there are three things you can do that I know Dave and his wife, Tae Sun, would appreciate: send a note/card of encouragement, pray and save your annual leave if you are a civil servant and consider annual leave donation. Dave's leave will run out at the end of November or December and chances are he will still be recovering based on what the doctor's say. If we can give Dave and Tae Sun a few months of leave it would relieve a lot of stress and enable the Eklund's to have carefree enjoyable Christmas holidays while Dave is recovering.
Address: Dave Eklund c/o Brooke Army Medical Center STICU 2 SOUTH 3851 Roger Brooke Dr. Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234