Sad news…..Matt Trim (PAVE LOW Aerial Gunner) passed on 29 June at the young age of 42. Click here for his Obituary

A Celebration of Life to remember and honor Mathias’ life saturday July 14 at 1:00pm. Location: 50850 Cable Park Rd, Dowagiac, MI

A GoFundMe has been set up to help his family


Here’s a link to order a 20th SOS coin!


Sad News…..
Kevin Mroczko (MH-53J/M Hydraulic Troop, HH-60 F.E., US Army Warrant Officer.) was killed in a motorcycle accident on October 16th at 4:05am.
“Kevin was riding his motorcycle home Sunday morning and was hit from behind by a vehicle. His girlfriend Stephanie was with him. The police said kevin likely died in impact, the driver fled the scene but was arrested and has multiple felony charges pending. Stephanie is in bad shape but will eventually recover.”
Another news story link


Kevin Forrest, Glenn Fleming, Mike McKinney, and Andy Maresh have all stepped up to my request below.  Kevin will take lead and it sounds like the plan is to have the others help moderate.  The transition will occur next month and I look forward to the “fresh” outlook to it.  Thank you to everyone for your kind words as I close out 14 years of a passion and duty to keep our community together.



Fellow MH-53 PAVE LOW Community members,
This month marks 14 years since I started the PAVE LOW website (pavelow.us), which was preceded by Al White’s pavelow.org website. My interest in starting the site was purely out of the enjoyment of building things with technology, and it has morphed through various themes, etc over the years. It has also grown so much more throughout this time, and I even became the defacto central point for all things PAVE LOW. I was elated to help everyone and anyone with all kinds of things, and although some sad times have come across us all with the passing of friends, I was still very glad that I was able to contribute in some way. However, the time has come to start looking for someone to take the lead. I find myself more and more not enjoying sitting at the computer after I do it at work for 8 hours a day. My time has become limited and the last thing I want to do anymore is devote the time needed to make this site even better than it should be.
With that, take this as a callout to someone who is for the most part, technically savvy and would like to take on the enjoyment I once had with keeping our community together and informed. If you are interested, please let me know. You can email me at your future email address of “webmaster@pavelow.us”.

Thank you,

– Vince


Requiem for a Heavy-lift is an article written by Jim Henthorn about 68-10369’s last flight heading to the bone yard. GREAT READ!

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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