The Plaque Presentation
His connections through the Internet not only helped to bring in parts, but also found Capt. Guy Hatlie, former pilot of the very helicopter that Tom was so carefully renovating. Naturally intrigued by seeing a piece of his past brought back to life, Guy joined the group searching for parts. He stayed in close contact with Tom, and we were all delighted to find out that he, and his wife Judy, planned to attend the dedication that had been planned for Veterans Day weekend in Cordele,GA.
So moved was Guy by Tom's efforts, he felt compelled to do something more.
Some of the key players in many of the on going projects serving veterans.
Left to Right:
Guy Hatlie, former pilot of Knight 643 and the designer of the plaque. Tom Nesbitt, proudly holding his plaque and enjoying the fact that the project has been completed in time! Susan Posey, nominated for sainthood for her on going work in helping veterans and their fight for disability due to Agent Orange exposure. She is known by the 335th as the "Mother of the Cowboys" Terry Dell, known by many as the Web Master of the 114th Home Page and counted on by his friends for their daily grins through his daily out put of the "HUMOR MILL"
Below is the plaque, which Guy Hatlie took it upon himself to have
made. A lasting way of saying thank you to Tom Nesbitt, for his
tireless efforts in initiating this project. From all of us who were
there and all that can see your efforts through the magic of the
Internet "THANK YOU TOM!"
A Special Note: Tom "No More Projects" Nesbitt has started another one, a monument of black marble granite to be placed in front of the Huey at the park. It will have the names of the Crisp County, GA sons that were killed in Vietnam. On each side, he would like to place the names of the KIA from both units in which he served in Vietnam, the 114th and the 335th AHC's.