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Chapter 54 History

Chapter 54 was founded in 1991. Many of the founding members of the chapter originally belonged to Chapter 4 located on Fort Devens, Massachusetts. When the 10th Special Forces Group left Fort Devens and relocated to Fort Carson, Colorado in the early 1990s - Chapter 4 moved with them.

The chapter membership chose to honor LTC William Buckley - a long-time member of the chapter, fellow Special Forces Soldier, and Central Intelligence Agency operative. The chapter was named "The William F. Buckley Memorial Chapter".

Recognition of Establishment of Chapter 54
This image is from The Drop (1991) acknowledging the
naming of Chapter 54 in honor of LTC William F. Buckley.
The original members of the chapter that represented Chapter 54 are listed.

Donald Van Roosen

The first Chapter 54 President was Donald Van Roosen. He was a former commander of Company A, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and a World War II veteran who fought on the beaches of Normandy. Read about the life and military service of LTC Donald Van Roosen

Cert of Appreciation to Chap 54 from SFA for 25 yrs service
In October 2016 a Certificate of Appreciation was given to Chapter 54
for 25 years of service from the Special Forces Association




LTC William F. Buckley
Memorial Chapter

Serving Green Berets
in Massachusetts
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