Community Organizations,

Civic, and Private Support (cont.)




Huey 369 Vietnam Medevac – 6 yrs in Vietnam

WWII Warbirds

Leap Dogs Parachute Team

Military Vehicle Parade

Recording of Veterans’ Stories

WWII Flamethrower

20th Century at War Museum

Jerry Lindquist – Master Modeler

WWII Battles (3)

Medal of Honor Speakers

WWII Landing Craft: Ducks and Gators

40’s, 50’s, 60’s Style Show

Vietnam Dog Handler with His Trained Dogs

Alexander Jefferson – Tuskegee Pilot

USO Display

Hangar Dance with The Moonlighters

Vietnam Battle

Korean Bell Helicopter

Korean Tribute

Avenue of Flags (May 10–20)

EAA Chow Hall

Military Encampments

Warrior 11 – Vietnam Huey Gunship – 3 yrs in Vietnam

25th Infantry “Wolfhounds”

WWII Heavy Artillery


Military Vehicles

Aircraft Rides

General Patton

40’s, 50’s, 60’s Classic Cars

Vietnam Bivouac Area

Military Vendors

Korean Vet Gust Anton’s Popcorn (Fiskars Hangar)









MAY 17–19, 2013

At the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport,

Benton Harbor

Major Sponsors

Spirit Flag

The Schalon Foundation

The Frederick S. Upton Foundation

David and Barbara Whitwam Foundation


Southwest Michigan Regional Airport

Whirlpool Corporation/Foundation

Fairmount Minerals Foundation

Berrien Community Foundation

Heart of Cook – American Electric Power

Lake Michigan College

Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG)

Lakeland Regional Health Center

Ilene Fox

Support Our Troops Festival – Baroda

St. Joseph Lions Club

Meijer, Inc.


SWMI Regional Airport, 1123 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor MI 49022, Lee Scherwitz, 269-927-3194

Bill and Jan Sheets, Re-enactment Directors

Re-enactors from the Midwest WWII Re-enactors Society

RE-ENACTMENT CONTACTS: Lest We Forget members and volunteers

Designed by Dale R. Hemphill in honor of Old Glory, the flag represents every conflict our nation’s men and women have served in since the Revolutionary War.

The Spirit Flag is flying at military installations around the world. Lest We Forget proudly uses the Spirit Flag to “illuminate the past.”

Re-enactment Contacts


Program Don Alsbro 269-925-7176

Re-enactors Jan and Bill Sheets 317-788-1836

Funding Jim Brinkmann 269-983-7700

AM General, Mishawaka, IN

Fillmore Equipment, Sodus

Fiskars, Inc., St. Joseph

Forgotten Heroes – Dale Hemphill

Great Lakes Equipment

HEI Wireless

The Herald-Palladium

John DeVries Insurance Agency

LeValley Chevrolet Buick GMC

Midwest Family Broadcasting

Modern Printing

Taylor Rental

TGA Recording, Benton Harbor

TLD Video Productions, Berrien Springs

TPC Technologies, Niles

Van’s Medical Equipment


Dedicated to promoting patriotism in schools and communities throughout southwest Michigan, Lest We Forget promises to “brighten the future by illuminating the past” through education, special events, and veterans’ programs.

For More Information

Board of Directors

Visit for updates on all upcoming events including special classes, trips, veteran tributes, concerts, and parade appearances.

Don Alsbro, President Jim Brinkmann, Treasurer Gust Anton, Secretary Marv Abbott

Dale Jeffers Ken McKeown Arden Pridgeon

Melinda Micheal, Webmaster

Vicki Dunlop, Publicity

Community Organizations,

Civic, and Private Support

How To Donate

Upcoming Events

American Red Cross

AT&T Pioneers, SWMI

Benton Harbor Dept. of Public Safety – Chief Roger Lange

Benton Harbor/St. Joseph Exchange Club

Benton Township Police Department – Chief Vincent Fetke

Berrien County Sheriff – Sheriff Paul Bailey

Berrien County Veterans Service Office – Lee Lull

Blue Star Mothers of America #177

Boy Scout Troop #614, First Church of God, St. Joseph, MI

Boy Scout Troop #623

Boy Scout Troop #624

City of Benton Harbor

City of St. Joseph

Daughters of the American Revolution

DAV, Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 17

Experimental Aircraft Association of Watervliet

Four Flags Area Council on Tourism

Lakeshore High School Band Members

Lou Vogel Family Estate

Medic One

Michigan Works – Bridge Academy

The Silver Beach Carousel Society

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

St. Joseph Police Department – Chief Al DiBrito

St. Joseph Today Welcome Center

U.S. Coast Guard Station, St. Joseph

Whirlpool Veterans Club

Lest We Forget is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that depends on the generosity of individuals, community leaders, and businesses for donations and grants. If you would like to support Lest We Forget with a tax-deductible contribution, send a check, payable to Lest We Forget, Inc., to:

Lest We Forget, Inc. 942 Sierra Drive Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-925-7176

• Community Parades – Support LWF’s Trailer

• July 27 – Support Our Troops Festival, Baroda

• November – Annual Veterans’ Concert (Date TBD)


NOTE: Sponsor list accurate as of printing date.


Thank You, Community Volunteers!




12 p.m. Opening of Camp

1 p.m.– Beach Landings at DNR Boat Launch

3 p.m. Several landing crafts will offer rides to the public. Donations will be accepted.

5:30 p.m.– Military Vehicles, Motorcycles, and 7:30 p.m. Classic Car Parade

Military vehicles, motorcycles, and classic cars parade through Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. Stop at Berrien County Courthouse parking lot from 6:15 to for pictures.

8 p.m.– Social for LWF Members and

???? p.m. Re-enactors – Fiskars Hangar

Duane Dewey, Korean Medal of Honor Recipient from Michigan

Alexander Jefferson, Tuskegee Airman

Jerry Lindquist, Master Modeler of Military Dioramas

Larry McLean, Rochester, MI, Flamethrower Demonstration

General Patton, James Goodell, Utica, KY

Johnny Mayo, Vietnam War Dog Handler with his trained dogs


7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast (Chow Hall open to 8 p.m.)

9 a.m.– WWII Landing Craft Rides –

4 p.m. DNR Boat Launch, Riverview Dr., Benton Harbor

10 a.m.– Sharing of Veterans’ Stories –

6 p.m. Fiskars Hangar

10 a.m. Aircraft Flyover

10:30 a.m. Flag Drop, Leap Dogs Parachute Team – Battlefield

10:45 a.m. Flamethrower Demonstration – Larry McLean, in the battlefield

11 a.m. WWII Ground Battle Re-enactment

12 p.m. Johnny Mayo, Vietnam War Dog Handler – Fiskars Hangar

1 p.m. Vietnam Re-enactment

2 p.m. Aircraft Flyover

2:30 p.m. Parachute Drop by Leap Dogs Team

2:45 p.m. Flamethrower Demonstration – Larry McLean, in the battlefield

3 p.m. WWII Ground Battle Re-enactment

4 p.m. VIP Speakers – Fiskars Hangar

6 p.m. Korean Tribute to American Soldiers –Sponsored by Korean Embassy of Chicago, Il

8 p.m. 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s Style Show – Staged by Kathy Pendergrass

8:30 p.m. Hangar Dance – The Moonlighters – led by Paul Friday

Enjoy the following attractions all weekend long at the airport:

• 20th Century at War Museum

• Historical Military Vehicles and Classic Car Displays

• T-6 Texans and Stinson L5 War Birds

• Korean “M*A*S*H” Bell Helicopter

• Huey 369 Medevac Helicopter and Huey Vietnam Gunship

• Allied and Axis Re-enactor Encampments

• Educational Displays and Refreshments in Fiskars Hangar

• WWII Heavy Artillery

Avenue of Flags

U.S. flags displayed to honor departed, former, and current veterans. See below to purchase.

20th Century at War Museum from Holland, MI

An interactive display of military field equipment features vehicles, signals, and other military equipment. WWII, Vietnam, and Korean War vehicles will also be on display.

Display of Military Dioramas, Fashion, History, and the USO

Also the sale of LWF merchandise in the Fiskars Hangar. Master Modeler Jerry Lindquist, Weldon and Lorraine House, and Kathy Pendergrass provide memorabilia.

Chow Hall by Experimental Aircraft Association

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Public invited to eat with the troops in the Chow Hall.

Fri 12 p.m.–7 p.m. Sat 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Aircraft Rides – Work directly with aircraft operators for reservations and payment. Membership required on some flights.

Purchase your American flags to fly on the Avenue of Flags at the airport. Available through the Exchange Club of Benton Harbor/St. Joseph.

Contact Jim Ashbrook at Taylor Rental, 269-925-2125.


7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast (Chow Hall open to 8 p.m.)

9 a.m. Church Service – Led by Steve Green, Chaplain, and WWII Re-enactors – Fiskars Hangar. Open to all denominations

9:30 a.m. VIP Speakers – Fiskars Hangar

10 a.m.– Sharing of Veterans’ Stories –

2 p.m. Fiskars Hangar

10 a.m.– WWII Landing Craft Rides –

2 p.m. DNR Boat Launch, Riverview Dr., Benton Harbor

11 a.m. Packing of Parachute Demo by Leap Dogs Parachute Team – Fiskars Hangar

11:30 p.m. Larry McLean, Presentation on Flamethrower Fiskars Hangar

12 p.m. Field Medical Treatment – Gary Lulenski and Jim McCloughan – Fiskars Hangar

1 p.m. Flag Drop, Leap Dogs Parachute Team – Battlefield

1:15 p.m. Flamethrower Demonstration – Larry McLean, in the battlefield

1:30 p.m. Heavy WWII Artillery Demo – Battlefield

2 p.m. Battle for the Airport

3 p.m. Break Camp



1. Holiday Inn Express, St. Joseph, 269-982-0004

2. Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, Benton Harbor, 269-927-1172

3. Candlewood Suites, Stevensville, 269-428-4400

4. Eden Springs RV Campground, 269-927-3302

Ask for the Lest We Forget rate!

All events and times are approximate and subject to change. Check the Web site for updates.