Information about the Hilllard Wilbanks Foundation and the Medal of Honor Citation can be found by clicking here

FAC Colleagues,

Tue, 31 Jul 2001 08:06:09 – 0400

Email to IBDA:

Thanks to the 01 Birddog association for your being their to honor Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks. The family, memorial committee, and community.

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making the dedication come alive in his honor. Even when it looked as if the weather was going to make it impossible to land in Cornelia, out of the clouds came three Birddogs and then a few hours later a fourth broke through and landed, we all are thankful for your commitment and great skills.

It is great to know that such a great group of people are so committed. Thanks again for making this dedication such a success. It is estimated that there were between 700 to 1000 people there, and all were clapping when the 01’s past overhead, just 1000 feet above their heads.


Alan DeWitt


Subject: IBDA Communications
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 08:47:21 -0500
From: Steve Stires < [email protected]>
To: Bird Dog E-Mail < [email protected]>

The 17 ASOS (Tactical Air Control Party) will be memorializing their new building on Ft Benning GA, 29 Aug 01 0900 in honor of Capt. Wilbanks

TSgt Roger Hovis
17 ASOS Ft Benning, Georgia
Comm 545-0297
DSN 835-0297
FAX -2318