Caribou Association

The Caribou Association
2023 Officers


Officers, Board, and Appointed Positions

Doug Boston Doug Boston — President
891 S Walnut St Apt 183
Anaheim, CA 92802-1762
458th 1968
817-821-1224 (cell)
John Tawes — Vice President
2070 Nestledown Dr
Cumming, GA 30040-6123
537th 1969
678-357-5176 (cell)
Tom Snodgrass — Treasurer
2515 S White Cliff Lane
Wichita, KS 67210-1924
457th 1970
316-640-0807 (cell)
Hillis (Al) Cunliffe — Secretary
2370 North Cobb Loop
Millbrook, AL 36054-3643
458th 1968
334-324-23471 (cell)

Ed Breslin — Board Member
631 Rosewood Way
Niceville, FL 32578-4215
537th 1967

Pat Hanavan Pat Hanavan — Board Member, Webmaster, Roster Chairman, Historian
12402 Winding Branch
San Antonio, TX 78230-2770
535th 1968, 483rd 1968-1969
210-861-9353 (cell)
Ron Lester — Board Member, Newsletter Editor
1507 Maremont Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918-0937
459th 1967
703-851-6892 (cell)
Jon Drury Jon Drury — Chaplain
3502 NE 88th Ct.,
Vancouver, WA 98662
537th 1968
510-909-0848 (cell)
Jay Baker Jay Baker — Bereavement Committee Chairman
359 Village Commons Blvd Apt 2423
Georgetown, TX 78633-3004
535th 1966
512-818-3311 (cell)
Peter Bird Peter Bird — Honorary Life Member
535th 1971
Peter Bird Peter Bird — Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Webmaster Emeritus, Board Member Emeritus

Obituary: Peter A. Bird, of Hollis, NH, formerly of Lexington, MA, passed away on June 12, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Frawley Bird. Son of the late Kenneth and Jean Bird. Devoted father of Jonathan Bird and his wife Christine of North Reading, MA. Loving grandfather of Elise and Liam Bird. Brother of Christopher, Duncan, Gregory, and Jeffrey Bird. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Peter received his degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1965. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and attended OfficerTraining School and Pilot Training. He flew all over the world as an Aircraft Commander in the C-141A Starlifter, and then finished his USAF career as a Captain with a tour in Vietnam in 1971 as a C-7A Caribou pilot. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, the Air Medal, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

In 1973 he began his commercial pilot career with Eastern Airlines, where he met his wife, Pattie. When he retired from the airlines in 1983, he returned to engineering, where he became an expert in computer publishing systems for the printing industry for another 23 years.

Peter served for 27 years on the Board of Directors of the C-7A Caribou Association. This organization of war veterans serves USAF personnel who had the distinct honor of having been assigned to the Air Force C-7A aircraft, one of the most unique airplanes ever flown by the USAF.

Peter loved woodworking, computer programming, sports cars, country music, and collecting everything from stamps to tools. But, his favorite activity was going to Maine with his grandchildren in the summer.
Pat Hanavan Pat Hanavan — Newsletter Editor Emeritus
12402 Winding Branch
San Antonio, TX 78230-2770
535th 1968, 483rd 1968-1969
210-861-9353 (cell)
Dave Hutchens — Newsletter Editor Emeritus
7107 Edinburgh Court
Tulsa, OK 74132-2124
459th 1969
Sonny Spurger George "Sonny" Spurger — Chaplain Emeritus
537th 1968
Bob Blaylock Robert Blaylock — Historian Emeritus
633 Cardinal Lane
Lexington KY 40503-1701
457th 1970


Past Officers

Nick Evanish Nick Evanish — Past President
457th 1966
Bob Markham Bob Markham — Past President and Chairman of the Board
459th 1969
Jim Collier Jim Collier — Past Chairman of the Board, Treasurer, Secretary, and Roster Chairman
537th 1967
Wayne Delawter Wayne DeLawter — Past President, Chairman of the Board, Newsletter Editor, Secretary, Board Member, and Reunion Advisor
458th 1966
Earl Reynolds Earl C. Reynolds — Past Treasurer, Board Member, and Reunion Advisor
537th 1966
Bob Dugan Bob Dugan — Past Chairman of the Board
537th 1968
Al Cunliffe Hillis "Al" Cunliffe — Past Chairman of the Board
458th 1968
Chris Nevins Chris Nevins — Past President, Chairman of the Board, and Vice President
458th 69-70
Bill Buesking Bill Buesking — Past Treasurer and Vice President
535th 1970
Jim Meyer — Past Board Member
483rd 1971
Pat Phillips — Past Board Member
535th 1968
Mike Murphy Mike Murphy — Past Treasurer
537th 1968

Wayne Brunz — Past Board Member
535th 1967

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