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                                                                    A SAM FOX  Heritage Notice:  


                                                                   TSgt. Charles  Charles G.  Ruble
                                                                       99th Troop Carrier Squadron
                                                 17 Sept. 1944   Operation Market Garden over Holland
                  
On the first day of Operation Market Garden TSgt Ruble was the Flight Engineer of C-47A,  42-101004  "Celia L "  that was shot down near Neuville, Holland.  The 10 members of the 82nd jumped free and three of the five crew survived the crash landing.

TSgt Ruble was buried in a shallow grave near the wreckage.  His grave was located in 2019 and his remains were returned to the US for identification.  In May of 2019 he was ID'd by DNA from a niece in FL.  

On 2 March 2020 at 0900 he will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery here in DC with full honors.  

Why this is here.   The 99th Troop Carrier Sqd. of the 441st Troop Carrier Group at USAAF Station 490  at  Langar, UK was the original unit of our 99th MAS/AS.

The 89th Wing and the Heritage Program of the Sam Fox Assoc will be present at the funeral and have a memorial flag for the family members.

Any Sam Fox members active or retired that are in the DC area and would like to attend as a tribute to a member of the 99th, this would be welcomed..  Contact Chuck for the details.  




Arlington  Burial  Date:
MSgt.  Scott Scheck  former  1st MAS  FA
    He will be buried at Arlington  National  Cemetery  on 22 April 2019  At 10:00  
If you plan on attending,  be at the Reception Center  NLT  09:15  and be prepared to walk.  
                any questions  Chuck has more details. 


Another   Sad  Note
Mrs. Colleen  Palmer,   Charlie's  wife passed away this morning  (Monday 4 Feb. 2019 ).  
SERVICES:  A Memorial Service will held on Thur. the 7th from 3:00pm  to  5:00 pm at the same funeral home
where Charlie's was held.   Lee Funeral Home,  Owings,  MD 20736   
There will be a get together at Teresa  Friedman's after.

MSgt.   Ron Trent   1st MAS  135/137 FE  passed away.  He was buried on March 19, 2019  in Glen Allen, VA where he has lived for several years.  Ron a longtime Flight Engineer with the VC-135 & 137's in both the 98th MAS and then the 1st MAS.  He was a long time member of the Sam Fox Assoc. and a regular attendee at the reunions.   He had been battling Cancer (from Agent Orange) for sometime.  Fair Winds and Blue Skies Airman.

Her  Funeral will be later in a few months when she joins Charlie at Arlington.
She was as much a part of the Air Force One Family as she was to the Sam Fox Family.
We will miss her at the monthly luncheons.
Chuck


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