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Acadiana Chapter

82nd Airborne Division Association

Custom Knife Raffle

Winner: Mr. Ralph "Vinnie" Vinvent of Pennsylvania 

The raffle raised approximately $2,500.00 for the National 82nd Airborne Division Association.

Update: National Association President Richard Becker selected the winning raffle ticket at the All American Week banquet on 5/24/2018. The custom-made knife was won by Mr. Ralph "Vinnie" Vinvent of Pennsylvania. The Acadiaan Chapter extends congratulations to Mr. Vinvent and thanks all who purchased tickets. The raffle raised approximately $2,500.00 for the National 82nd Airborne Division Association.


A magnificent custom made knife produced by Acadiana Chapter member Jim Kober will be raffled off at All American Week on May 24, 2018.


Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5 and are available online by Paypal or credit card through the 82nd Airborne Division Association website. All proceeds go to the 82nd Airborne Division Association. Tickets will also be available during All American Week at the Moon Hall Hospitality Sweet.


The blade material is 1095 improved plow steel. The handle material is resin pine cone. And the handle pins are full house, mosaic. The 82nd Airborne Division patch and basic jump wings are etched in the blade.

Link to Raffle Flyer PDF