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In Memorium

We just learned that our friend and member, Anthony "Tony" Toland of Avon CT, passed away on March 28. Tony had been sick for some time (unrelated to COVID). We had been checking in on him often and hoped for a return to good health. This sad news was not what we expected to hear.

Burial has already taken place, but the family is tentatively planning a memorial service for sometime in July, if by then it is safe to do so. His Obituary is not yet available online, but we will post it here as soon as it is.

Tony and wife Helen had been married 56 years and are proud parents of two daughters and a son — and 10 grandchildren. Below is a photo of Tony, smiling and healthy, and Helen at the 2012 combined (101st and 82nd) Airborne Christmas Party at the AMVETS in Natick, MA. This is how we choose to remember him.

May 7 Update: Helen does not have email, but daughter Danielle has contacted us and wants to convey email condolence messages to her Mom. Danielle's email is

Do you want to become a member of The New England Chapter?
Firstly, you must be a member of the National Chapter. Being a National member helps preserve and strengthen friendships through annual reunions, chapter activities, and 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.

E-Mail us
to request more information about joining our Association
or use our Application for Membership form.

Our meetings are now held (except during the Summer months) at Bailey's Bar & Grille, 18 Main Street, Townsend MA.

Due to Coronavirus precaution mandates in the Commonwealth of MA and State of New Hampshire, our 2020 meeting schedule has been suspended until further notice. Stay home and stay healthy, guys! We will post on this page when we can resume getting together.

NOTE: The "Members Only" page was updated March 18, 2020 and the "Photos" pages were updated August 10, 2019.

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.

Special Interest — Vietnam War

"All Gave Some: An Oral History of The Vietnam War", produced by Scott Strainge, Assistant Principal at the Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow NH, and a team of students and staff. They documented the oral history of the Vietnam War by interviewing local veterans, who shared their personal experiences along with pictures and artifacts.

The film features our Chapter President Tom McGall — survivor of the bloody Hamburger Hill battle. Here is a link to it on VIMEO's website.

Archived: Special Guest Speaker from 9/8/2012, Ms. Xuyen Nguyen.
Read more
about this courageous lady's Vietnam-era story!

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.

Click here for our order sheet.

TAPS:  New England Eagles Who Have Soared—March 10, 2018