Raven Down


I have been informed that our President Emeritus, H Ownby passed away peacefully this morning, 19 Sept, 2019.
H served as Raven 26 from Oct, ’72 until the cease fire in Feb, ’73. He was reported to be the last Raven, departing Laos in Sept, ’73.
H was deeply involved in EAPLS from its inception and served as our elected President from Oct, 1995 to Oct, 1997.
I will send information on a memorial as soon as I have it.
Rest in Peace, H.


The obituary for H will be running this weekend in the Sunday, October 1st editions of several newspapers:

The Dallas Morning News
The Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Houston Chronical
The Plano Star Courier
The McKinney Courier Gazette


The memorial website with a longer “life story” and many more photos is at:



Family video tribute created by Rita Holcomb (H’s cousin)


NTAAFAG video created by John Visser (USAFA ’77)


H Ownby Memoral Facebook link

Raven Reunion Information for Ravens

All Unit Birddog Reunion 2017



Visit the Scholarship Page for the 2017 winners!

Related Links:

TV Channel KVIE in Sacramento has produced a series of interviews about the war in Southeast Asia. Four of our own Ravens are among those interviewed. Gene Hamner, Joe Scheimer, Tom Palmer and Jerry Hare. Briggs Diuguid is featured in Mareth Chan’s interview. The interviews can be found at: http://www.kvie.org/vietnamhistory

Gene, Joe, & Tom — Well done!
Jerry– Looking forward to yours when it’s posted.
Briggs– wow!



T-28 website

Raven Will Platt’s website



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