Donations and Volunteers for Repaint of PAVE LOW Tail #1652

UPDATE (12/17/16): I’ve been very busy lately with work/travel. Chester sent an email the director about the next step in the process, but they haven’t responded. Since the holidays are here, I’ll re-engage after the new year to continue on with our efforts.

MH-53M PAVE LOW IV helicopter tail #1652 is located at the Air Force Armament Museum (AFAM) in Fort Walton Beach. The museum is very dedicated to their aircraft and displays, but do not receive much money for maintaining the birds. Our beloved helicopter is in need of a paint job and we are trying to raise enough funds to purchase the paint and materials needed to give her a fresh look, as well as volunteers to help with the work. Chester Fleming and myself are coordinating with the museum curator to do the work. He is very passionate about the aircraft at the museum he helps maintain and is happy to have the help from those who care about military history.


All donated funds are tracked below to ensure accountability. If you don’t see your donation on the list within 5 days, please email me at

Your donation and volunteerism is greatly appreciated!

Below is the donation spreadsheet. TOTAL DONATIONS: $4030.23
DateNameDonation (Gross)PayPal feeDonation (Net)
9/10/16Vince DePersio$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/10/16Bobby Lamb$125.00-$3.93$121.07
9/10/16Mark Kinsey$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/10/16Michael Molzahn$105.00-$3.35$101.65
9/10/16Barbara Sipperly$103.20-$3.29$99.91
9/10/16Marty Holtsberg$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/10/16Joe Moon$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/11/16Billy Breedlove$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/11/16Jordan Ziroli$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/11/16Bill Barnett$125.00-$3.93$121.07
9/11/16Dave Denenberg$104.00-$3.32$100.68
9/11/16Michael Simpkins$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/11/16Kent Vickery$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/11/16Tom Green$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/12/16David Quinn$150.00-$4.65$145.35
9/12/16Haydn Hughes$150.00-$4.65$145.35
9/12/16Aaron Kimsey$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/14/16Steven Strawbridge$208.00-$6.33$201.67
9/15/16Mike Czap$50.00-$1.75$48.25
9/16/16George Hodges$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/16/16Mike Barg$515.00-$15.24$499.76
9/16/16Robert Dees$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/16/16Mike Haas$125.00-$3.93$121.07
9/18/16Matt Mathews$150.00-$4.65$145.35
9/19/16Mark Reeves$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/20/16Jack Hester$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/22/16Charlie Mauze$100.00-$3.20$96.80
9/27/16Carola Plumhoff$200.00-$6.10$193.90
10/3/16Craig Dock$200.00-$6.10$193.90
10/4/16Mark Kindurys$200.00-$6.10$193.90
12/4/16Steven Dreyer$150.00-$4.65$145.35

John Grove Memorial

John Grove’s legacy lives on and not just in the PAVE LOW world. John helped fund Bless the Children, an international organization helping the poorest children of the world who are living under extreme conditions. He did this with his own retirement check! After his passing, several other caring PAVE guys stepped in to help out. In short, Bless The Children is looking for annual donations in order to provide a minimum of $2000 a month towards his memorial fund.

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