June 27, 2024

IAC Dinner, July 9, 2024 - Speaker: Captain John Van Etten III

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 
VFW Hall – Indy Southside 
1842 Veterans Way, Greenwood, IN 46143 
Festivities begin at 6:00pm 
RSVP: HERE (click link) 

+ SPEAKER: Captain John Van Etten III: "BAT 21 Vietnam Search & Rescue” 

➢ USAF veteran will speak on the largest military search and rescue mission in SE Asia  from the perspective as the BAT 21 Rescue Commander for the 11 day mission inside  30,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. A movie and 3 books were made on this rescue. 

➢ USAF Air Controller, Vietnam; OV-10 Bronco Pilot, 2 Distinguished Flying Cross, Squadron Navy Liaison 

➢ Check out his 2023 EAA Oshkosh presentation on BAT 21 

➢ Purdue University Aeronautics, USAF and gunnery school TopGun trophy 

➢ Twin Comanche pilot and owner, EAA member and presenter 

➢ Former Indianapolis resident and currently resides in Michigan with his wife, Lynn 


+ IAC agenda from our President Jane Weaver and club officers 

+ Dinner Cost: $25 members; $30 guests 

+ To Donate items for the scholarship auction on August 17th, please contact Mark Poliak at 463- 248-1250 or xcflyer415@gmail.com and to volunteer for club activities please contact President  Jane Weaver at 765-318-0354 or judgejane182@gmail.com