Grand Voiture du

Grand Chef de Gare


John Aprill
Voiture 280



 Born:1961, in Michigan. Went to Howell high School. Ran track, played a little football. Played a lot of hockey pick up games. Attended Finlandia University. Studied Recreation. Walked on and made the hockey team. Transferred to Western MI in Kalamazoo. Started to play Rugby again. Enlisted in the Army and met my best friend Janet (later she asked me to marry her). Stayed in for 14 yrs 10 months and 5 days.  Went to Nursing school. Work as the Senior RN at Martin Army on Ft. Benning Recovery Nurse. Was asked to join the 40/8. I have served Grand du Georgia for 26 years. Simple put is Played Rugby in Europe. Airborne and then some. Living life. and I say that with a wink.

I would like to thank everyone for the support and confidence in me as our Grand Chef de Gare du GA. I have already been very busy. 26 July visited V-280 and installed their officers then visited a sick voyageur. 7/15 visited Tift Med Center and spent time with the Veterans there.  7/16 visited Tuskegee VA home and visited the residents. 7/28 attended the Memorial service for Kent Molen. 30 Aug. Cooked diner for some local Veterans. Went to the Hilton Garden and worked on the Dixie.