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IN MEMORIAM: CSM Robert Delia (Note date change below)

March 20, 1931 - January 11, 2023

Words from our President, Bob Morrissey:

"Good afternoon folks. It is with deep regret that the N.E. Chapter has to inform you of the passing of our oldest member in participation with our Chapter. CSM (Ret) Bob Delia joined his beloved late wife Joan in eternity on 11 Jan. 2023, as a result of Cancer. SMAJ was a huge supporter of the 101st N.E. Chapter, not only monetarily but physically, he helped keep this Chapter alive until other people came on board to help out. I can't say enough about his enthusiasm for the N.E. Chapter. I know a lot of members never knew him or his wife, but he is impossible to forget by those who knew him well.

SMAJ will be cremated and his ashes will be interned with his beloved Wife Joan. On Sunday the 26th of March, 2023 there will be a graveside service with full Military Honors at The Woodlawn Cemetery - 40 Heald Street, Pepperell, MA at 1300 hrs. As of now, Dave McCallister and Ralph Metivier — who served with SMAJ in Vietnam with the 1st ID — will fold the Flag and pass it to Bill Blankenburg who will in turn present it to either SMAJ's Son Terry or Grandson Adam, weather permitting.

Following the Ceremony there will be a reception at Bailey's Tavern in Townsend, MA. I will keep you informed of any changes. May he Rest in Peace.

And many Thanks to LTC Greg d'Arbonne who is in charge of his Estate."


Chapter 54 — Special Forces Association — IMO Robert Delia

CSM Delia was also an Associate Member of the Chapter 54 Special Forces Association (LTC William F. Buckley Memorial Chapter — Serving Green Berets in Massachusetts and Beyond).

They have published an IMO (In Memory Of..) online at: http://www.sfob54.org/imo/bob-delia.html.

We thank them for remembering him in this way.

Do you want to become a member of The 101st Airborne Division Association?

Being a member of the National Chapter helps preserve and strengthen friendships through annual reunions, chapter activities, and free online access to the quarterly magazine, The Screaming Eagle. You become part of all the great things we do and represent such as our Screaming Eagle Foundation. The Foundation offers scholarships totaling upwards of $50,000 a year to family members of our members dating back to WWII. Additionally our Screaming Eagle Support Program provides monetary grants to assist the needs of the lower enlisted, active duty Screaming Eagles. You can join the National Chapter for as little as $30 a year.
Click here for the National Membership Website.

Membership in the New England Chapter brings you closer socially to local comrades-in-arms and provides an opportunity for your ongoing connection to the 101st.

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or use our Application for Membership form.

Our meetings are now held at Bailey's Bar & Grille, 18 Main Street, Townsend MA.

There will be no February meeting, as most members will be attending Snowbird. Our next official get-together will be a post-cemetery memorial meeting on Sunday, March 26 in memory of CSM Bob Delia at Bailey's, time approximate. We welcome members to join us.

NOTE: The "Members Only" page was updated February 14, 2023 and the "Photos" pages were updated October 11, 2022. Our "Links" page has also been updated with a link to important information from the Memory Care Center. Be sure to check it out.

Mission Accomplished: Route 101 — "Screaming Eagles Highway" in New Hampshire!

On October 18, 2014, a large group of the New England Chapter members—and guests—were present at the dedication ceremony for the signage for Highway 101 in Auburn NH.

Click here for Manchester Union Leader reporting of the event.

Community Affairs/Sponsorships

Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Fisher House donates "comfort homes", built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Click here to read more about Fisher House.

The New England Chapter of the 101st Airborne is proud to sponsor this organization.
We ask you to join us in supporting their unique and meaningful efforts.

Supply chain issues have hit us along with everybody else! We have limited amounts of items and are not sure when we will be able to get more. As of 11/13/2022 here is what we have in stock:

  Large — Maroon 4
  Large — Black 1
  Large — Black 3
  X-Large — Black 2
  2X-Large — Black 1
  Large — Maroon 1
  2X-Large — Maroon 1
  Large — Gray 3
  X-Large — Gray 4
  X-Large — Black 4
CAPS — $15.00
  Camo — ABN 4
  101st Screaming Eagle N.H Highway 40
  N.E. Chapter
  Proud to be Airborne

Also, we must stop paying shipping charges — and are very sorry about that. Email Bob Morrissey to order anything.

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