Annual Business Meeting 2023

Memorial Day 2021

Grillmaster Ben started us off and the twilight ceremony of past members helped us remember those who had gone before us.

Memorial Day 2020

St. Patrick's Day Celebration 2019

Christmas with the VA Medical Center Spinal Unit

A tip of the Beret to SMU for supplying clothing items for the patients.

Chapter Christmas Party 2018

A tip of the Beret to Mark and Janelle Byrd for hosting.


Tony Bandiera marries long time sweetheart Nilza on December 1, 2018, surrounded by his brothers. Note the half white - half camouflage cake.

2018 Veterans Day

Members of Special Forces Chapter 31 are attending Salute to America's Veterans  at Frontiers Of Flight Museum. We are joined by Colonel Miguel Howe, currently a fellow at the Bush Institute and was the keynote speaker for today’s event that was organized by the Dallas Rotary Club. COL Howe served in 7th SF Group.

2018 Memorial Day

Gene and Linda lead the Memorial Day remembrance.

2017 Chapter Member of the Year

Outgoing Chapter President Jerry Jochum recognizes the 2017 Chapter Member of the Year, Claude Church. He is joined by Mary Church.

Chapter Christmas Party 2017

Hawaii themed party as the guests of David and Sylvia Kidd. Very memorable evening of Holiday Spirits, Camaraderie, Merriment and a Special Forces White Elephant gift exchange.

Veterans Day 2017

FC Dallas Professional Soccer Team Recognizes Chapter Members as Heroes of the Match

Jim Webb - August 12, 2017

Phil Stone - August 23, 2017

Don Munson - September 16, 2017

Bill Adair - September 27, 2017

2017 Green Beret Shoot Out

2017 St. Patricks Celebration


2016 Chapter Christmas Party

2016 Chapter Christmas Party for the VA Spinal Cord Unit

SFA Chapter XXXI Montagnard Christmas Party 2015

2015 Dallas Veterans Day Parade


Larry Sarratt shows off the raffle prize he won. Thanks to Sigel's for their donation.

John Wayne Film Fesitval

The guys from the chapter hang out with The Duke's granddaughter, Anita.

Riley Run

Danny Malone representing the chapter at the Riley Run.


Every month the Chapter visits the local VA Hospital Spinal Cord Unit to give them some decent chow and play cash bingo. This is the crew (supplemented by ROTC Cadets) that reported in for the May 2015 visit.

And the August 2015 visit:

2015 Memorial Day

Chapter Members in 1987

2014 Octoberfest



Supporting the Medal of Honor Foundation (October 2014)

Ross Perot, a major sponsor of the event, stands with the members of the chapter.

Ross Perot stands with the Medal of Honor recipients. The event was held at the Perot Science Museum.

Jerry and Mary stand with new honorary chapter member Lee Greenwood.

Jerry welcomes Anita Swift (John Wayne's oldest granddaughter) as an honorary chapter member.

Mike Tyson dropped by to challenge Jerry for the heavyweight championship. Stay tuned here for dates and details.

2013 Octoberfest


2013 National Convention in San Antonio

2012 Octoberfest

Aaron and Mrs. Iverson

Bob Jones

Bobby Mills & Mary Church

Liz and Jerry

Shane Iverson & Phil Stone

Travis Mills


2012 Independence Day Parade in Plano

Chapter Scholarship Fundraiser

On Saturday, May12th, Special Forces Association Chapter XXXI held a fundraising event titled, "Special Forces Execution/Demonstration" at the Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy. This was the first event of its kind held by the chapter and given it's success, Chapter President Jerry Jochum, LTC (Ret) promises that it will not be the last.

A GREAT BIG THANKS goes out to members of ODA 9135 from C Co. 1st Bn 19th SFG(A) based out of Camp Bullis, TX for making the event so successful. With over 100 acres and several ranges to use, special guests from the Dallas/Fort Worth area who made a donation to the Chapter were invited to spend a day at the Texas Pistol Academy with the members of ODA 9135 and a few of the Chapter members.

The event started out with ODA 9135 putting on a live-fire demonstration that would make any of us old-timers very proud. Following the demonstration, members were treated to a BBQ lunch catered by Triple R BBQ and then broken down into three respective groups. Each group then went off to their respective range and spent an hour at each site, seeing, learning and then actually firing the weapons systems that the team is currently issued and in service. The 3 stations included; the sniper range, the carbine range and the pistol range. At the sniper range, the guests were thrilled with the idea of actually getting to fire the Barrett .50 cal rifle, the new MK 13 300 Win Mag and the old but reliable M24 system. On the carbine range, the guests were able to rip through tons of ammunition by using the M4's on automatic!!! You should have seen the big grins on some these guys faces! You could tell that this was a dream come true for many. And last but not least, the guests were able to learn some pistol skills and drills with the Beretta 92 (M 9) on the pistol range. At the end of the event, a drawing was held and one of the special guests walked away with a Glock 19 that was specially engraved with the Special Forces crest.

Special thanks goes out to the members of ODA 9135 for making the trip to Whitewright, TX and demonstrating the skills that our SF soldiers must be proficient in. A great big thanks goes out to Robert Duhon, SFC (Ret), owner of the Texas Pistol Academy for letting us use his training facility and to all of our Chapter members who volunteered and helped out with the event. This includes Jerry Jochum, Chapter President, Bill Adair, Chapter VP, Linda Weston, Chapter Treasurer and others. And a couple of others who especially deserve a big THANKS..... Steve Schiff and Guy Griffeth. Steve is the owner of the "Ginger Man" restaurants in Dallas and he and Guy were our primary sponsors who donated the $ to help make this event happen. And last but not least.... Phil Stone, SFC (Ret.). Phil was our Fundraising Chairman and acted as the Operations SGT, organizing and planning the event and making things happen.


Memorial Day 2011

Ben Lyons - BBQ Master

Bill Adair - memorial words

David Kidd - memorial toast

Gene Pugh - memorial words

Jerry Jochum - memorial words

Linda Weston - memorial words

Chapter members remember

Chapter members relax

Mary and Jerry Jochum at the convention

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day 2010 near the Special Forces Chapter 31 Monument.

Chapter members attending the 2010 National Conference.

Veteran's Day 2010