Monday, March 18, 2013

Capt. "Red" McDaniel, USN (Ret.)

 The 2013 Silver Wings Speakers Luncheon Serie 

Please join us to welcome our distinguished speaker on

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 , 2013

at the elegant Army Navy Country Club

Let's honor Capt. "Red" McDaniel, USN (Ret.) for his meritorious 

and extraordinary achievements.

Capt. Eugene B. "Red" McDaniel, USN (Ret.)
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On May 19, 1967, while on his 81st combat mission over North Vietnam, Eugene B. “Red” McDaniel was shot down while flying his A-6 Intruder aircraft. He was listed as “missing in action” until 1970, when the Hanoi government acknowledged that he was being held prisoner. A POW for six years, McDaniel was released 4 March 1973, after the Vietnam cease-fire.

Red McDaniel was one of the most brutally tortured prisoners of the Vietnam War. This torture resulted from his active role in camp communications during an organized escape attempt by his fellow prisoners. He is the author of Scars and Stripes, a book telling about his six years in a communist prison.

When Red McDaniel returned home from Vietnam, he was awarded the Navy’s highest award for bravery, the Navy Cross. Among his other military decorations are two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit with Combat “V”, the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Bronze Stars with Combat “V”, and two Purple Hearts for wounds received at the hands of the North Vietnamese torturers.

Captain McDaniel resumed active duty and served as Commanding Officer of USS NIAGARA FALLS and as Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON. He also served as Director of Navy/Marine Corps Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives before retiring from the Navy in 1982.

Following retirement, Captain McDaniel founded the American Defense Institute, a non-profit organization to increase public awareness of the need for a strong national defense national defense. Captain McDaniel and his wife Dorothy reside in Alexandria, Virginia. They have three grown children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandson.

The Silver Wings Fraternity is comprised of a wonderful group of remarkable individuals who have pioneered, excelled and contributed to the world of aviation. We encourage members to bring friends, guests, and introduce young people to the noteworthy exploits and achievements of our distinguished members and speakers. In the past, we have hosted prominent speakers who presented both contemporary and historical topics relating to aviation, space, and a variety of military accomplishments. 

Agenda for FRIDAY, March 22, 2013
Silver Wings Speakers Luncheon 
Site:      Army Navy Country Club, 703.521.6800
            East Gate: 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
            West Gate: 2400 South 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Complimentary Parking
Area:     Arlington Fort Richardson Room 
Cost:     $33.00, paid at the entrance

Date:    FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
1100:    Doors Open, Networking Time
1150:    Pledge of Allegiance
1155:    Blessings
1200:    Dining served: gourmet entree complemented by a delicious dessert
1250:    Introduction of our Speaker
1300:    Speaker: Capt. Eugene "Red" McDaniel, USN (Ret.)
1345:    Q & A
1400:    Conclusion of  Speakers Luncheon

We need a firm count for the ANCC by March 19 , Tuesday Noon. ANCC charges an additional $4 for each walk-in.

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