Chapter Officers for 2022-2023
President - Dan DuRocher
Vice President - Lee Stewart
Secretary - Mike Babb
Treasurer - Lesa Howard
Quartermaster - Charles Sands
We would like to thank the members of the Special Forces Brotherhood Motorcycle Club for their generous donation of $250 to the chapter.
Theodore (Ted) J Hogan Sr. also know by his Apsaalooke name Kills in the Fog began his journey to the other side camp Saturday April 10, 2021 in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was born April 17, 1945 in Crow Agency, MT to Alma Hogan Snell and Clifford Singer Sr. and will be laid to rest on April 17, 2021 in Crow Agency, MT.
Ted was a member of the Greasy Mouth Clan and a child of the Whistling Water Clan. As an infant child, Ted was cared for by his aunt Mamie Hogan-Knows Gun and his uncle Frederick Paul Knows Gun, Sr. Throughout the rest of his childhood he was cared for many loving family and tribal members.
Ted graduated from high school Fort Yates, SD and attended Pepperdine University before enlisting in the US Army in 1965 and immediately reinlisted in 1969 during the Viet Nam conflict. As a Green Beret, Ted completed Combat Intelligence training and was an Intel Analyst. He was awarded Parachutists Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Staff Service Medal, Overseas Service Bars and 3 Bronze Stars.
Ted returned home to Crow Agency, MT to serve his Apsaalooke people as Secretary of the Crow Tribe. He was very passionate about helping his people escape their dependence on the U.S government and achieve true sovereignty. Ted was featured in the documentary “Contrary Warriors: A Film of the Crow Tribe.”
Ted made his home in Fort Smith, MT as well as Sedona, AZ where he won many businessman awards for his tour company Way of the Ancients. He loved living at the base of Thunder Mountain and enjoying the beauty of the red rock vistas.
Ted had a good heart and was very generous. He never hesitated to help whenever there was a need. His life was a testament to how much he loved as he was always ready with a smile and a hug. He will be missed by all those who had the opportunity to know him.
He is survived by his daughter Kathy, son TJ, his grandchildren Hunter, Jayden, Maggie, and Emily, his brother William Snell Jr, Pearl Jean Buchanan, Faith Chosa, many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren, by every living Apsaalooke, his friends and his brothers in the Special Forces Association Chapter 22.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 17, 2021 in the Multi-Purpose Building in Crow Agency, MT, followed by internment at the Apsaalooke Veterans Cemetery where he will be buried with honors.
LTC James Alan Liljefelt passed away after a long illness on March 9, 2021.
After joining the Army in July 1966, He was accepted as an officer candidate and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in January 1967. His first assignment was with the 4th Infantry Division as a Platoon Commander in the Republic of Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 receiving the Purple Heart for wounds received. He was transferred to Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco for treatment of these wounds and then transferred to USAR Control Group where he then transferred to 4th PSYOP Company (DS) in Sacramento as Psyops Officer.
In 1976, he joined the 3rd Bn 12th Special Forces Group (Abn). After graduating from the Special Forces Candidate School and Jumpmaster school, he took positions of increasing responsibility beginning as Battalion Operations Officer, then Executive Officer. He was promoted to Commanding Officer in 1989 and served through March 1993.
In April 1993 he took a position in HHC, 351st Civil Affairs Command as Civil Defense Officer until his retirement in 1995.
His awards and decorations include; Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and Canadian Forces Jump Wings.
As a graduate in Bio-Mechanical Engineering, he worked most of his adult life with a major engineering firm in San Francisco as an Electrical Design Engineer.
He is survived by his sons Mark, Joel, James (Alan) Erik and his loving wife Ginny.
He was a member of San Francisco’s SFA Golden Gate Chapter XXIII until his recent transfer to SFA Chapter XXII in Tucson, Arizona.
William Bolanos passed last month in Phoenix AZ. and will be buried at the National Cemetery in Phoenix. He was a Vietnam Veteran with 5th group and was the third of the Bolanos Brothers, 4 brothers who all served in Vietnam and the same time