Eagle Recognition Dinner

Rip Van Winkle Council’s 2nd Annual
EAGLE SCOUT RECOGNITION DINNER AND REUNION

Eagle Scout Logo
Saturday, May 18, 2013 4:30 PM–8:00 PM
Camp Tri-Mount 261 Boy Scout Rd., East Jewett, NY
3:30 P.M.- Sponsor Reception with Colonel Donlon
4:30 P.M.- Gathering, Reunion
5:00 P.M.- Full Course Catered Dinner

R.S.V.P. before April 26th – Order Form

  • Veterans’ Post Honor Sponsors for $1000
  • Golden Eagle Sponsor for $1000
  • Silver Eagle Sponsor for $500
  • Bronze Eagle Sponsor for $250
  • Other Eagle Donation $___________
  • Eagle Scout Mentor Sponsor for $200
  • Individual tickets for $100 each

Keynote Speaker

First Medal of Honor recipient in the Vietnam War, 1964COL. ROGER H.C. DONLON
A native of Saugerties, NY and an alumnus of the Rip Van Winkle Council, Roger Donlon always thought the military was to be his destiny in life. In the spring of 1964, while serving as a commander of Army Special Forces Team A-726 in Vietnam, then-Captain Donlon’s outpost was overrun by a strengthened Vietcong battalion. Outnumbered by more than 3-1, the troops under Captain Donlon’s
leadership were nevertheless able to repel the enemy attack. Though he was repeatedly and severely wounded by mortar fire, Captain Donlon was able to continue directing the defense of the camp. In spite of his injuries, he rescued numerous wounded troops while also dragging supplies and ammo to his men. For his heroic actions on that fateful night, Captain Donlon was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Lyndon Johnson, which he humbly accepted on behalf of the nine surviving members of Team A-726. “It was a team effort,” he said, “and I was simplythe designated leader.”

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