Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Jan 10 - MCL Breakfast Meeting

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League, has a very special guest speaker coming to our January 10th meeting. Our speaker’s name is Dave Hansen who was a “dust-off” helicopter pilot in Viet Nam.  Most of his time was spent in the vicinity of Khe Sanh where Hansen made run after harrowing run picking up wounded soldiers and marines.  Dave has been back to Viet Nam several times since the war and he will be speaking to us about what’s going on there now and about a program he and a few other veterans established to help heal Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans.

Hansen’s son Luke is a film maker and produced a documentary entitled, “Soldiers Sanctuary” to outline and illustrate how trips to Vietnam by younger vets, being escorted by Nam vets, has influenced the lives of all the participants.  Dave Hansen will speak to this project as well as his effort to plant trees at the battle site where the siege of Khe Sanh lasted over 70 days in early 1968.  Hansen just returned again from Viet Nam this month.

We’ll meet at the La Quinta Inn for the January 10 meeting.  La Quinta is located at Hwy 15 and Brigham Road and Dave will begin at 0900.  His presentation will last no more than a half hour and you will be able to ask questions.  We hope to see you January 10th.

Breakfast is available for $3.00.  Payable to Larry who will collect the money for La Quinta.  Rolls and coffee will be available in the room.