In July of 2008, Chip Phillips, then SAFBVA President came to visit his son living in Lawrence, KS. He contacted John Hohn and myself, and asked if we would meet him for lunch. At that time he asked us if we would be interested in forming a Kansas Squadron, we agreed. We called members from a list that he had sent us to see if anyone would be interested in joining our group. We held our first meeting on August 16, 2008, with seven members, two hereditary members, and five wives. We held a second meeting in November 2008.

We now meet two to three times a year at different locations. Our group though small usually is well attended. Sad to mention that we lost two members between 2008 and 2011, which leaves us with five at the present time. There are no possible contacts at the present, but everyone has been keeping their eyes open for new members.

Phillip Becker is the Kansas Squadron Commander and John Hahn is Vice Commander.

Respectfully Submitted by Phillip Becker, Kansas Squadron Commander

For more information contact: Phil Becker at 785 273-9909 or Email: pbecker9@yahoo.com


Lunch/Meeting Saturday October 15, 2016

The next lunch/meeting will be held at Johnny’s Bar & Grill 401 No. 2nd Street in Lawrence, Kansas on Saturday October 15th at 12 noon.
The July lunch/meeting was held at Bryant's BBQ in Kansas City Racetrack on the 16th.
Attendance was down 50% due to illness, hope things will be better in October at Lawrence, KS.  However, those at the meeting all had a great lunch and visit.

Phillip Becker, Kansas Squadron Commander

Kansas Sampson Vets and Guests Lunch/Meeting