DAUGHTERS OF INTRUDERS
IN OUR ARMED FORCES
Brent, nephew of Norm & Marge
returned home after serving in Iraq with:
D Company, 2nd Bn. of the 506th Brigade
101st Airborne Division
Camp Falcon, APO AE 09361.
He is currently serving at Fort Hood. TX
Brent at home with Uncle Norm, August, 2006
Specialist Justin Theodore Dosker
Justin & Proud father, David, (Rat Pack 13)
his Blackhawk training as number two in his class. He subsequently completed
Jump School and is currently at Fort Bragg awaiting assignment. Before
entering the service, Justin earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Justin is now
serving in Korea.
Justin was named after Lucian Theodore "Ted" Untalan who served in the 281st.
and is on the DAT list.
Major Michael L. Rush, AVN
The picture below is of
Major Rush in Iraq where he served as the Civil Affairs Officer for his
Squadron. Major Rush is an OH58D, Kiowa pilot and has served two tours of duty
in Iraq. His last tour was as an aviation Troop Commander.
He and his wife Caroline
now reside in Kentucky where he is an ROTC instructor at the University of Kentucky.
Michael is the son of Jay and Joyce Rush who now live in Washington, PA.
Captain Jennifer (Budlong) Williams
Jennifer Williams and her husband, Captain Nate Williams are back in Iraq again.
Actually they have been there since October. Some of you may have met them in
St. Louis at the reunion last August.
This tour of Iraq
is with the 1st Infantry Division from Ft. Riley, Kansas. Jennie is the CO of a
military intel company in the 2/1 Special Troops Battalion. She is based in
Baghdad at Camp Liberty in almost the exact same location she was in 05-06 with
the 10th Mt. Div. Nate is the CO of Alpha Company of the 1-18 Infantry Regiment.
His company is responsible for the joint security of a city called Hurriyah,
size about 100,000 northeast of Baghdad. They live with the locals and work
alongside and train the Iraqi security forces. He works closely with their
equivalent of a city council and has said what a difference a few years makes.
The people now welcome Americans with open arms and are happy to have them to
In the near future the Williams are looking forward
to an R&R in Australia and New Zealand. Long term they are looking to be back in
Kansas the end of next September.
Her proud parents are Donald P. (Bud) and Lois Budlong of Hampstead, NC. Don served in the 281st AHC
Engine Shop from 2-68 until 1-70.
LT Nathan Williams and Captain Jennifer (Budlong) Williams
Update from Don, 8/8/16:
Since that photo they spent two years and two different tours in Iraq.
My daughter left the army as a Major and Nate is a Major at Ft. Polk (ouch), National Infantry Training Center as the Brigade Operations Officer (S-3).
Captain Christina ("Tina") Smith
Tina was promoted from 1st LT to CPT on 30 MAY 11. Tina is the
daughter of Ken Smith who served as a Bandit Pilot in the 281st from January
1968 - 1969. Ken's wife and Tina's Mom is Carol Chesbrough whose father retired
as an USAF LTC after serving as a US Army Air Corp B-24 Instructor Pilot in WWII
and in the USAF Reserves until he retired.
Tina completed five years at the USAF Academy including a year before entering
the Academy at the USAFA Preparatory School. Tina graduated and was commission a
2LT in the USAF on 30 MAY 07. She has served for four years and has been
stationed at Vandenberg AFB, CA for 18 months before joining her permanent
assignment as a Communications Officer at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.
She served for two years as an Executive Officer to the Commander of the 87th
Mission Support Group in the 87th Air Base Wing. Upon completion of this duty
Tina was chosen to attend the Squadron Officers School at the USAF Air
University at Maxwell AFB, AL. This course is for Captains with 4 - 7 years
experience. Tina got the school at her earliest qualifying date becasue she
accepted a Flight Commander position in the 87th Communications Squadron. Tina
completed the Squadron Officers School in June and has returned to McGuire to
continue her new job in the 87th Communications Squadron.