Chapter Officers for 2022-2023
President - Dan DuRocher
Vice President - Vacant
Secretary - Mike Babb
Treasurer - Lesa Howard
Quartermaster - Charles Sands
(Ret) Steven D. Howard, 69, passed away on 6 February 2022 in Goodyear, AZ. Steve joined the United States Marine Corp on 20 August 1970, and completed Basic Airborne School at Ft. Benning on 25 June 1971. He joined C Co, 1 Bn, 19th SFG (A) 1 April 1987. He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course, as a Special Forces Communication Sergeant (18E) on 16 June 1989. He had a passion for teaching and mentoring Soldiers. He served as a Senior Enlisted Advisor from 1 June 1998 until 13 June 2011at USAJFKSWCS, Ft. Bragg, NC, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany, 1st Army, Ft. Gillem, GA and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Some of his awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, and was the recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice Medallion.
Steve is survived by his wife Lesa; sons, Zackery (Andrea); Aaron, Eric, Jared (Ashley); daughter Stephanie and step-daughter Nicole (Zachary) Upshaw; as well as ten grandchildren. A memorial was held on 19 February 2022 at American Legion Post 61, with burial, yet to be determined at Arlington National Cemetery.