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TILLMAN E. BEIKES

INDIANAPOLIS ALL AIRBORNE

All Airborne qualified are welcome!

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Indianapolis All Airborne

Founded in 1948 as the Indianapolis Chapter by WWII Glider men and Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division. The chapter was renamed the Tillman E. Beikes Indianapolis Chapter in 1979 to honor Till’s loyalty, dedication and service to the chapter of over thirty years. August 2009 marked the 20th Anniversary of his passing.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAPTER CHAIRMAN

Welcome to the T.E. Beikes-Indianapolis All-Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association. Active Duty and Veteran personnel that are qualified to wear the Airborne Wings are welcome to join our chapter, regardless of which unit you may have served.  Join today with the link at the bottom of the page as we continue to develop the common bond between paratroopers of all eras and honor the memory of those that have died in the service of our country.

 

Doors are Open, Green Light is On, Canopy is Full, No Need to Slip, Feet and Knees Together, Prepare to Land!

 

Airborne, All The Way!

 

Larry Marcum

 

Chapter Chairman

 

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Chapter Officers

2018 Officers

Larry Marcum

Chairman

Paul Leiter

Vice Chairman

Ted Gaines

Secretary

George Hughes II

Treasurer

Gary Pitcock

Chaplain

Cletus Slabach

Sergeant-At-Arms

Fred Spaulding

Trustee

Gary Covey

Trustee/National Director

Justin Holmes

Trustee

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Indianapolis is home to the only active chapter in the state of Indiana.

Who May Join?

Any person who has been assigned or attached, by competent order, to the 82nd Infantry or 82nd Airborne Division (whether or not they are parachute or glider qualified), served in parachute or glider status with any other recognized Airborne unit (must be authorized to wear parachute or glider qualification badges), or R.O.T.C. cadet who successfully completed Airborne School is eligible for membership in this Association and Chapter.

Why Should I Join?

The Association exists to further develop the bond between current and past Airborne forces of the U.S. Military. To maintain a record of the history and accomplishments of Airborne Troopers. To maintain a close liaison with the active Division. To provide scholarships through the Association Educational Fund to recently released veterans and children of "All American" veteran and active duty members of the Association ($127,600 was awarded for 2016). Truth is, very few are those who do not cherish their memories and friendships from the military service. By joining, you may get in touch with old friends, forge new friendships, and simply be around people who truly understand your past experience.

How Do I Join?

Please complete our online application for membership.

 

NOTE: New Members must include proof of Glider or Airborne qualifications or service with the 82nd Airborne Division. A copy of your DD Form 214 is the preferred proof.  Redacted documents are acceptable for security.

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Events

Next Event

Chapter Picnic

Saturday, September 8, 2018

1300

VFW Post 7119

6525 Lee Road, Lawrence, IN

$10 per person/kids free

Catered by City BBQ

Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings are held the 4th Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. (check our Facebook to confirm as schedule varies around holidays and events)

VFW 7119

6525 Lee Road

Lawrence, IN  46236

National Events

Our Chapter members attend National events annually to include All American Week and the Annual Convention.  Please view the events page of their website for schedules, registration and additional information.

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE

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Alumni

Our members during their time in service

TILLMAN E. BEIKES

1948

ALAN ROSS

1959

ALAN ROSS

1960

BILL RAVELLETTE

1972

BOB MILLER

1954

BRUCE RITTER

1943

CLETUS SLABACH

1992

BRUCE RITTER

1944

DALE GILLESPIE

1943

DAVID MYERS

FT. BRAGG

DICK MOTE

FRANCE 1945

DICK POE

1953

FRED SPAULDING

1965

GARY COVEY

1972

GEORGE HUGHES II

 

HARRY THOMPSON

1959

HARRY THOMPSON

1959

HOWARD WILLIAMS

1940

HUGH WALLIS

HOLLAND, 1944

JAMES CROSBIE

1942

JEFF MOORE

1994

JOHN KEMP

FT. BRAGG

JOHN MEEKS

1942

JUSTIN HOLMES

1998

MELVIN BIDDLE

WWII, MOH

MELVIN BIDDLE

WWII, MOH

MARION THOMPSON

1963

RICHARD LANDIS

1946

RICK HENKE

1991

ROBERT NEWHART

1943

SANTIAGO TIJERINA, JR.

TRAINING EXERCISE MAY 1990

STEPHEN ALLISON

POST JUMP SCHOOL

TED GAINES

1964

WILBUR SLABACH

 

WILLIAM TUGGLE

1953

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Address

VFW 7119

6525 Lee Road

Lawrence, IN  46236

 

Telephone Numbers

Larry Marcum, Chairman

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