5 Jul 20 - The RHC was notified that Dennis P. Crockett, 73, of Natick passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, July 5, 2020. Dennis was a devoted civilian team member of the Department of Defense for 38 years, with huge contributions to the Rigger Field as a prototype machinist and accomplished equipment specialist. You can view the full obituary here and a video celebration of life here.
3 Jul 20 - The RHC was notified that COL (R) Thomas R. Cross, who turned 101 on February 1, passed away on July 3, 2020. Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be fondly remembered. Click here for his full obituary. COL (R) Cross designed the Parachute Rigger Wings in 1958, which was later approved for wear in 1986. COL (R) Cross was inducted in the Parachute Rigger Hall of Fame (named after him) on 25 Feb 19. To see the video of his induction, click here.
6 Jun 20 - We received a copy of Clipped Wings, from Nick - the President of the Australian Air Dispatch Association (Riggers). View their newsletter here.
6 Mar 20 - The RHC was notified that Elaine Whitby, of St. Paul's, NC, beloved Wife of Karl Whitby (Former RHC President) passed away 5 Mar 20, after a long battle with illness. She has served as the Supply Officer for many years and attended RHC meetings with Karl almost every month forever. She will be sorely missed. The RHC will post information on memorial services once they become available. Current COVID-19 protocols have delayed the service.
13 Jan 20 - Mark your calendars for the Rigger Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for Monday, 24 Feb 20 @ 1300. It will be held at Lewi Auditorium, BLD 6025 at Ft. Lee, VA. Six of our greatest will be inducted. Click here for the flyer.