Chicago Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association


  • 07 Dec 2021 15:56 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our Chicago Chapter is auctioning three new bottles of 82nd Airborne bourbon and two sets of custom wax-dipped 82nd Airborne bourbon glasses as a chapter fund-raiser. This exceptional and unique bourbon is a collaboration between the 82nd Airborne Division Association and Boundary Oaks Distillery of Radcliff, KY,  

    Each of the three bourbon bottles features a different colored wax seal -- red, white and blue. The two bourbon glass sets are dipped in matching blue or red wax on the base. 

    Bid on yours today and spread the word to others that may be interested, as this auction is open to both members and the public. Proceeds benefit the mission of the Chicago Chapter. 

    Register to Bid via Browser

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    • Text: 82nd-bourbon and your full name
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    NOTE: The current plan is to keep this auction open through our chapter holiday party on 12 Dec 21; however we reserve the right to extend the auction to 31 Dec 21, however not beyond that date, if early participation is low. 

    If you have any questions, please email or call Chairman Mark Mueller at (630) 561-2139. 

    Airborne, All The Way! 

  • 28 Nov 2021 10:40 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    We still have 20-packs of Chicago Chapter Holiday Cards in stock on our eBay store. Just $12 each with all proceeds to the chapter. Includes envelopes. Features a custom design by Chicago Chapter Life Member Ronald Zulueta! 

    Click here to order yours -- AATW! 

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  • 19 Nov 2021 09:12 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    The Division Run was held this morning at Fort Bragg for the first time since 2019 as part of a delayed and abbreviated "All American Days". AATW!

    Click here to see more, including video from the Division Run. 

  • 08 Nov 2021 08:01 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Happy Birthday wishes to our Chicago Chapter members celebrating in November. Airborne, All The Way! 

    6-Nov Julius Hansen, 59, of Maple Park, IL

    7-Nov William Shanklin, 78, of Elmhurst, IL

    8-Nov Brian Haebig, 62, of Highland Park, IL

    9-Nov Michael Sullivan, 70, of South Bend, IN

    10-Nov Glenn Granat, 65, of Lemont, IL

    13-Nov James Riley, 66, of Aurora, IL

    16-Nov Colin Gray, 73, of The Villages, FL

    18-Nov William Miller, 89, of Elmhurst, IL

    21-Nov Laurence Emrie, 70, of Naperville, IL

    21-Nov Eric Glowacki, 38, Bridgeview, IL

    24-Nov Sergio DeFrancesco, 62, Bloomingdale, IL

    27-Nov John Kalivas, 90, of Glen Ellyn, IL

    28-Nov Maurice Hankison, 51, of Crete, IL

  • 07 Nov 2021 18:24 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Click here for the VA's annual list of Veterans Day freebies and discounts. Enjoy, Airborne!

  • 03 Oct 2021 09:57 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Happy Birthday wishes to our Chicago Chapter members celebrating this month - Airborne, All The Way! 

    2-Oct Christopher Adams, 48, of Chicago, IL

    3-Oct Chad Roszkowiak, 47, of Antioch, IL

    6-Oct Austin Heubi, 72, of Mapleton, IL

    6-Oct Rene Ugalde, 32, of Davis Junction, IL

    12-Oct Thomas Carter, 67, of Streamwood, IL

    13-Oct Calvin Roesner, 78, of Naperville, IL

    16-Oct Owen Timrick, 73, of Titusville, FL

    17-Oct Alfred Roggeman, 83, of Elgin, IL

    18-Oct Loren Helwink, 69, of Mount Prospect, IL

    21-Oct Terrence Owens, 78, of LaGrange, IL

    25-Oct Rodolfo Acevedo, 68, of Chicago, IL

    26-Oct Andrew Hale, 32 Chicago, IL

    29-Oct Cesar Chaidez, 39, of Wayne, IL

    30-Oct Gregory Schwartz, 52, of Sycamore, IL

    31-Oct James Gladue, 75, of Waukegan, IL

  • 27 Aug 2021 12:47 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Becky Granat, wife of our chapter's Vice Chairman, Glenn Granat. Becky was 63.

    Visitation will take place this Sunday, 29 August 2021, from 15:00-19:30 at Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 10701 S. Harlem Avenue, Worth, IL 60482. A funeral service to immediately follow at 19:30.

    All Chicago Chapter members and friends are invited to pay their respects.

  • 09 Aug 2021 08:24 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Chicago Chapter member Stan Gryga is celebrating his 99th birthday this Saturday, 23 August. Stan is a WWII veteran who participated in all ETO campaigns from "Casablanca to Berlin" and had been a very active member of our chapter until the pandemic hit. 

    Stan currently resides at Ascension Living Resurrection Village in Chicago. While we celebrated with Stan in person last year, current conditions in Chicago have again restricted in-person visits. Because of this, I'm asking our Chicago Chapter to help celebrate this year by sending a card or letter to recognize his birthday. I know that he will greatly appreciate all the recognition. 

    Mailing Address: 
    Stan Gryga 
    7260 W. Peterson Ave. 
    Apt. #E-202 
    Chicago, IL 60631

    Airborne, All The Way!

    Mark Mueller

  • 07 Aug 2021 17:09 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Our Chicago Chapter meeting for August 2021, which had been planned for Sunday 08 Aug, is cancelled. Apologies for the late notice. 

    Our next event will be a BBQ/picnic on Sunday, 12 September that will be held at my home in Winfield, IL. Casual and families welcome. I'll send out a separate email for that event.

    Airborne, All The Way!

    Mark Mueller

  • 18 Jul 2021 21:58 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    A historic Airborne moment -- a 100% female jump, aircrew included. Check out the video on

    Airborne, All The Way!


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