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  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:28 AM | Anonymous member

    2-24-18 GMM

    Richfield American Legion

    MCTO at 10:00 AM by VP Landgraf,

    Introduction of new officers,

    • President, Varner
    • VP, Steve Landgraf
    • Treasurer, Shelley Landgraf
    • Secretary, Lee Larson
    • Events, McCall

    1) Treasurers Report, discussion. Motion to accept tres. Report, McCall, 2nd Louie, motion carried.

    • 501C3 annual update complete.
    • MVPA annual Ins. Complete.
    • Wild Apricot (webserver) annual complete.
    • Paypal annual complete.

    2) Web Report, discussion.

    3) Old Business.

    • Banner Quotes, Currie not present, tabled till next meeting!.
    • License Plates, No update.
    • T shirts (small order) no update.
    • Red Bull Event, No update

    4) New Business,

    • Guerrero made contact with an armory in Bloomington, possible event site!, positive response.
    • Landgraf said the Camp Hastings group has lost the building they were to occupy at the event site and wanted to return 501C3 donation we gave them. Motion made by Lee L to keep the money and use on the Quonset hut restorations they are doing. 2nd by Louie L, motion carried.
    • Gary Worth report, still at Rochester Mayo undergoing the stem cell transplant process, has had a setback but back on track and will be there a few more weeks.
    • Steve Landgraf will give a Red Bull presentation to the Richfeild VFW about our organization!

    5) Events,

    • The Fagan event will be WW2 vehicles ONLY, this will limit convoy to event participant’s, any newer rigs will have to park in general parking and not let onto event grounds for display.
    • Memorial day convoy route has not been set, several options on the table including metro parkway routes, or the Red Wing area.
    • Discussion on Legion convention, Gary Nelson will have info for the next meeting.
    • Flying Cloud event, we are welcome and will have our usual area, be there by 8 am to get in.
    • Several parades for the 4th of july, Afton, Edina, Richfeild, and other places, discussion on probably spreading out a little and not all go to one or two..
    • Check website for the New events schedule.

    6) Next Meeting, 3rd or 4th Saturday in April at Wayne’s if he is willing, Lynn will be contacting him.

    7) Motion to adjourn, Lee L, 2nd McCall, Motion carried.

    Lee Larson

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:27 PM | Anonymous member

    Received some depressing news about the Fagen Airshow Event, today. Only HMVs that will be welcomed at the Airshow, will be War 2 HMVs only!

  • Friday, February 16, 2018 4:52 PM | Anonymous member

    As Paul's passion with HMVs was mentioned in his obit it would be a nice touch if some green machines could be present at least in the parking lot of St. Johns in Brookfield.  Just a suggestion.

    Paul R. Smaglick DDS

    Notice Condolences Flowers

    Paul R. Smaglick DDS Notice

    Smaglick, DDS, Paul R. Died after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the love and warmth of his family and friends, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Keller) for 38 years. Proud father of Katie Urbanek (Mark Van Wolvelaere), Mike (Austin Stuckert, MD) Smaglick, MD and Andy Smaglick. Loving grandpa of John Urbanek and Fritz Urbanek. Son of Paul W. and Suzanne Smaglick. Brother of Mary Smaglick, Richard Smaglick and Julie (Tim MD) Carmody, MD. Dear brother-in-law of Fred (Judie McCoy) Keller. Also fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, Lori (Jason Weiner) Keller and Josef Weiner, Chris Keller, Rosemary Smaglick, Tom, John, Joseph, Allison, Matthew, James, and David Carmody, special friends, Jerry and Ginny Kohlmann, and many other relatives and friends. Paul provided exceptional dental care for over 35 years to the people of Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin at his downtown office. As evidence of his work, Paul was often mentioned in the Milwaukee Magazine as one of the city's top dentists. Teaching and continuing education were an important part of Paul's professional experience. He served in the Department of Restorative Sciences at Marquette University School of Dentistry as a clinical adjunct associate professor and was a long standing member of several dental study clubs and professional organizations. In his free time, Paul enjoyed gardening and travel with his family. He loved classical music, particularly works by Mozart. He also had a passion for military vehicles and took great pride in the restoration of his 1970 M35A2. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 19, at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1755 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, from 3 PM-4:45 PM followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Marquette University Dental School or Cancer Research Institute are appreciated. Private interment at St. Mary's Visitation Cemetery, Elm Grove. To receive this obit/directions text 1781817 to 414-301-6422.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:34 PM | Anonymous member
    Red Bull Historic Military Vechicle Assocation Events Calendar 2018
    Dates Time Event Name Type of Event Location POC
    2018 Feb 24 1000 - 1230 Red Bull HMVA General Business Meeting Meeting Richfield American Legion Post 435  6501 Portland Ave South   Richfield, Minnesota 55423 John Varner or Lynn McCall
    2018 May 06 1030 -1400 Trucksploration Static Display Beth El Synagogue  5225 Barry Street West  St Louis Park, Minnesota  Anna Latzer or Yelena 
    2018 May 18 1200 – 1800 9th Annual Minnesota Armed Forces Day Static Display   Re-Enactment 11988 Faribault Blvd  Dunas, Minnesota Rick Opitz or Steve Landgraf
    2018 May 19 0700 – 1800 9th Annual Minnesota Armed Forces Day Static Display   Re-Enactment 11988 Faribault Blvd  Dunas, Minnesota Rick Opitz or Steve Landgraf
    2018 May 19 1000 – 1600 BA-DA BA-DA BING BANG RALLY Static Display American Legion Memorial Building  (Former National Guard Armory)  201 Poplar Street  Atlantic, Iowa 50022 Steve Livengood   (712) 254-6123  
    2018 May 20 0900 – 1500 9th Annual Minnesota Armed Forces Day Static Display   Re-Enactment 11988 Faribault Blvd  Dunas, Minnesota Rick Opitz or Steve Landgraf
    2018 Jun 01 1800 – 2230 Buffalo Days Car Show and Cruise-In Car Show Luverne, Minnesota Jane Lanphere
    2018 Jun 02 1000 – 1200 Buffalo Days Car Show and Cruise-In Parade Luverne, Minnesota Jane Lanphere
    2018 Jun 02 1000 - 1200 Edina Vehicle Day Static Display 400 Southdale Ctr, Edina, MN 55435 (near 69th and France Avenue) Amanda Clarke  (952) 826-0433  or John Currie  (952) 928-3017
    2018 June 10 0900 – 1600 St Francis American Legion Post 622 Military Appreciation  Static Display St Francis American Legion Post 622  3073 Bridge Street NW   St Francis, Minnesota 55070 Doug Lennartson  (763) 753-4234 
    2018 June 16 1000 – 1600  Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow Static Display 2450 540th Street  Granite Falls, Minnesota 56241 Lynn McCall (612) 749-2208
    2018 Jun 17 1000 – 1500 Groovy 60s Car Show Car Show Downtown Red Wing, Mn (3rd & Bush Streets) Arlene  (515) 231-8206  
    2018 Jun 23 0800 - 1700 Armed Forces Weekend Military Vehicles and Aircraft Show (3rd Annual) Static Display Watertown Municipal Airport   1741 River Drive   Watertown, Wisconsin Dennis Johnson (920) 262-0930 or Paul Bradow (920) 392-9584
    2018 Jun 24 0800 - 1700 Armed Forces Weekend Military Vehicles and Aircraft Show (3rd Annual) Static Display Watertown Municipal Airport   1741 River Drive   Watertown, Wisconsin Dennis Johnson (920) 262-0930 or Paul Bradow (920) 392-9584
    2018 Jun 24 0900 - 1500 Red Bull Military Appreciation Day Static Display Central Park   North Branch, Minnesota Becky Schule 
    2018 Jul 04 0900 – 1130 Edina 4th of July Parade Parade Edina, Minnesota (TBD) John Currie
    2018 Jul 04 0900 – 1300  Afton’s 4th of July Parade Parade Afton Marina  Afton, Minnesota Gregg Adler  (651) 998-1977
    2018 Jul 04 1230 - 1430 Richfield 4th of July Parade Parade Richfield, Minnesota Gary Nelson 
    2018 Jul 14 0900 – 1700 Wings of the North Air Expo Static Display Flying Cloud Airport  Eden Prairie, Minnesota Lynn McCall (612) 749-2208
    2018 Jul 15 0900 – 1600 Wings of the North Air Expo Static Display Flying Cloud Airport  Eden Prairie, Minnesota Lynn McCall (612) 749-2208
    2018 Aug 04 1000 – 1500 Military Vehicle Show / Duluth Car Show Static Display Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center   305 Harbor View Parkway   Superior, Wisconsin Hayes Scriven  (715) 392-7151
    2018 Aug 10 1500 - 1800 Central Wisconsin Military Show  Static Display Motorama Event Grounds: Alfa Heaven, Inc.  4381 Stradale Lane  Aniwa, Wisconsin 54408   GPS Coordinates: 45.044028, -89.264532 Tom Z  (715) 449-2141
    2018 Aug 11 0800 - 1800 Central Wisconsin Military Show  Static Display Motorama Event Grounds: Alfa Heaven, Inc.  4381 Stradale Lane  Aniwa, Wisconsin 54408   GPS Coordinates: 45.044028, -89.264532 Tom Z  (715) 449-2141
    2018 Aug 28 0600 - 1600 Military Appreciation Day – Minnesota State Fair Static Display Minnesota State Fair Grounds St Paul, Minnesota Major Scott Ingalsble
    2018 Sep 01 0900 – 2000 Prior Lake Maneuvers Convoy Prior Lake, Minnesota Mike Dryer 
    2018 Sep 08 0900 – 1800 Pine Patrol 11th Annual Convoy E6129 990th Avenue  Colfax, Wisconsin  Paul Sanders 
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Event:     Board of Directors Meeting

    Date:       2018 Jan 30           Time: 1900

    Location: American Legion Post 98  328 Broadway Ave  St Paul Park, Minnesota 55071


    Point of Contact:     Lynn McCall

                                 Steve Landgraf

    Location of Event:   South East Metro

    Style of Event:        BoD Meeting

    Remarks:               BoD Officer Selections

    2018 Jan 30 - BOD Meeting Agenda

    1) Election of Officers.


    President         John Varner

    Vice President Don Gunderson

    Treasurer        Shelly Landgraff

    Secretary         Lee Larson

    Events Coordinator Lynn McCall

    BOD as of 2-1- 18

    John Varner            1-20

    Lee Larson              1-19

    Lynn McCall            1-19

    Steve Landgraff       1-20

    Shelly Landgraff      1-19

    Steve Ellis               1-21

    John Currie             1-21

    Rick Opitz               1-21

    2) If you cannot attend and want an Officer Position, please eMail Lee Larson.

    3) Lee needs a check for $175made out to the MVPA for affiliate ins.

    4) Do we have, Or Who is our News Letter Editor…… Discuss this year’s newsletter! (4)

    5) Proposal for new way to order Red Bull T-Shirts (twice year order)

    6) Any attentional Agenda Items, please contact Lee Larson.

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Tonight’s (2018 Jan 23) BoD Meeting has been postponed! Watch your eMail or Text for details.

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:37 PM | Anonymous member

    Greetings Red Bull HMVA manager,

    We are seeking items from all of America's wars and conflicts that can be donated or sold to our future museum.  We are seeking paintings, drawings, still and film cameras, video cameras and any other items that were used to document our wars and conflicts.  Our museum will actually begin from the American Revolution and beyond.  If you know any contacts, please have them contact us.

    MCCHSM’s Mission Statement

    “We honor US military combat camera troops, commanders, project officers, trainers, support technicians, laboratory personnel, film/video editors, sound technicians, administrators and civil servants that worked with us in combat camera units, headquarters, combat camera/photo/video training schools and the pentagon.   Our pictorial history began with the American Revolution.  Talented artists placed themselves on hilltops surrounding battlegrounds in harm’s way to capture the images of battle and preserve these historical events for future generations.  During the Civil War, advancements in technology enabled the photographers to capture the battlefield with single still shot cameras in very close proximity to the line of fire to freeze that moment in time.  In addition, these still photographers initiated aerial reconnaissance in hot air balloons.  As time and technology progressed, so did the advancement of combat tactics where the battlefield moved between ground and air during the American/Mexican Conflict and WWI to the present.  Civilian cameramen were replaced by the combat camera that we have today – where history is recorded in the battlefield whether with air patrol or ground troops, up close and in the middle of the action.  It is to these brave individuals this museum is dedicated along with the support technicians who supported them.  A battle may be fought bravely and won, but who would remember, when no one is left to tell the story if not for the pictorial record preserved in time.” (Ms. T Houck).  We also support and honor our civilian war correspondence, i.e. Ms. Marie Colvin who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012 (1956 to 2012).  (Combat Camera “Keeping the Tradition” by Dr. Sylvester Caraway Jr., USAF retired).  

    Kind regards,

    Dr. Sylvester Caraway Jr. USAF retired (1974 – 1994) – Prior combat cameraman

    US Military Combat Camera History & Stories Museum (MCCHSM) non-profit 501 (c) (19)

    Executive Director of MCCHSM & President/Dean of MCCHSM Research Center

    HS Diploma, AA, BA, MA, MA w/Honors and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Griffith University, Nathan campus, QLD, Australia

    Alumni of the Ronald E. McNair Graduate Program, California State University, Sacramento 

    4225 Princeton Ave.

    Greensboro, NC 27407

    Office Phone: 336 763 4691

    Personal Cell: 336 965 6696



  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:00 PM | John Currie


    SAT., OCT. 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM-O’DARK THIRTY

    Meet @ John’s home @ 1:00 PM:
    19281 Panama Ave., Prior Lake, MN 55372

    Convoy to the Pumpkin Patch, then drive through and take over New Prague, and then back to John’s for off-road driving, barbeque and a sky-torching late-night bonfire.
    John will provide the flame-kissed meat (and it may be real slow-smoked barbeque!). Please bring a dish to share--your choice of munchie, appetizer, salad or dessert. It's likely our last big shindig of the year, so don't miss it!!!!!

    PLEASE RSVP @ or you may not get fed, Ted

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:05 PM | Anonymous member

    We have been on the road for a week now! On our last rest day of the 3 nights and 2 days, in Branson, MO. Looking forward to putting some miles on the down the road. Time off to get laundry done, repairs made (if needed) and time to relax.

    Yesterday (2017 September 22), we spent the day up at the College of the Ozarks (Hard Work U). Amazing Campus of 1400 students (K-12) with a Credited College as well ( ). Where the students here work their way through school. Pay no tuition (hence the moto ‘Hard Work U’), the school runs on donations.

    (2017 September 21) We left from St Roberts, MO, home of Fort Leonard Wood (Fort Lost in the Woods). Another great sunrise in the morning. On the road with I believe heard 39 HMVs. Pasted several schools on our way to Branson, where the classes turned out to greet, wave as the Convoy navigated their town. In St James, MO, had a Veterans Home turned out to watch us go by. Than had a break at a Wal-Mart in Marshfield, MO. Lunch stop at ‘Lamberts Café’ ( ) near Ozark, MO. Bring CASH, no plastic can be used. As the website name says, Fresh Hot Dinner Rolls, thrown to you by guy moving a cart around the room. Then the 30 mile trek to Branson, MO down US-65. The Convoy gets a little spread out (about 3 miles), between catching lights and the hills of Missouri! But everyone caught up about 5 miles North of Branson. Good thing everyone had Radios.

    (2017 September 20) Rolled out of Eureka, MO Six Flags theme park (Near St Louis). Lots of rolling hills, small towns and lots of warm welcomes. Lots of Route 66 we have been traveling on, the counties and townships are doing a great job of maintaining the road. But a lot of Route 66 tourist traps have not survive the pasting of time.

    (2017 September 19) Departed Springfield, Illinois State Fair Grounds at 0700. Took us over an hour to maneuver through downtown, following Route 66 with no Police Escort. But once out of town we able to reform and move down the road. One of our morning Breaks was on ‘Dead Man’s Curve’. Heard interesting stories from the locals on this one. Our Lunch stop was in Atlanta, Illinois. They did put on a great Banquet Style Lunch. Proceeded on towards St Louis with a twist. The Convoy had been granted permission to cross the ‘Chain of Rocks Bridge’. There is a piece of history. The Convoy was asked not to enter the City of St Louis, due to the civil unrest going there. So, moved on to Interstate 270 to Interstate 44, during Rush Hour at 35 MPHs. I am sure we made a few friends. But nothing openly displayed. As we approached Six Flags, local Fired Dept. had Large Ensign flying from one of their Ladder Trucks. I do have stay, we have some great Mechanical Help in our Ranks. On this day, we had 6 or 7 recoveries of various Vehicles. Either the HMV was running when they were done or it was towed or on the Trailer to the night stop. No One is left behind!

    So far, I am having a Great Time, making new Friends. Getting ideas what to do for the next Convoy.

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