SI / BHS Vietnam Veteran Honor Flight

May 1st, 2018: An update to this story has been posted here.

Bob Brophy- SI ’66 has initiated a plan to have a Peoria-based Spalding/Bergan Honor Flight for all alumni that served in Vietnam.

The plan has started to be implemented. The first stage is trying to find all the Spalding and Bergan veterans, living or deceased, in order to make sure everyone is notified and that the deceased are honored as well.

This letter will be, hopefully, included in the next issue of the Alumni newsletter published by Notre Dame in order to find the Vietnam Veterans.

If you can provide any help by getting this information to any others that we or Notre Dame are missing e-mail addresses for it will be greatly appreciated.


ATTENTION: Spalding Institute and Bergan High School


A Vietnam Veterans reunion of Spalding Institute and Bergan High School students is being planned. The event will include a first ever Spalding/Bergan Vietnam Veterans only trip to the nation’s capital aboard a Peoria-based Honor Flight.

Just as we were brothers in Catholic High School, those of you who served and fought in Vietnam remain a part of the rich, blended high school and military history and tradition. Those traditions reflect the best in all of us and it is time for us, as a group scattered across the nation, to come together to remember our service, heritage and honor the ultimate sacrifice made by 10 of our classmates.

WHO: All (living & deceased) Spalding/Bergan Vietnam Veterans. We would like to get the Notre Dame current biographies updated with this information.

WHAT: An all school Spalding/Bergan Vietnam Veterans Reunion. The event will be held in Peoria, IL with day trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the nation’s War Memorials, with special emphasis on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. All Vietnam Veterans are encouraged to come together to meet your Vet brothers.

WHERE: General Wayne Downing Airport, Peoria, IL.

DATE: To be announced

For more information and to sign up for the flight, please contact:
Bob Brophy SI ’66 (309) 303-0292
Pat Bartolomucci SI ‘66 (309) 678-6445

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