ADVANCE PARTY - LLOYD LaVALLA - BRAVO/CHARLIE CO 1966/67
We have sadly learned of the passing of 74 year old Lloyd LaValla, Red Warrior during the 1966/67 era. He served as a mortar man in both Bravo and Charlie Companies. Lloyd was a jovial, outgoing and friend to all type of person. He had attended Red Warrior reunions in the past.
He was a resident of Minot, Mn and was buried with full military honors on December 12.
We have received notice that Red Warrior Herman Burns, a member of Alpha Company 1968/69, passed away last July 27 at the Darby Glenn Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hilliard, Ohio. He was 72. He home was in Marion, Ohio.
Burns served in Alpha Company and also HHC. While in Alpha company he was in first Platoon, First Squad.
We also learn of the passing of Jerry Wayne Derrick, 64 of Tillamook, Oregon. He passed away on March 2 2014 and we just learned of this passing. Jerry served in Alpha Company 1968/69 and we know he received a purple heart.
Derrick is interred at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
ADVANCE PARTY - LARRY BRUNKHORST - BRAVO 1967
We sadly learn of the passing of Lawrence (Larry) Brunkhorst of Wahpeton, ND. He passed away December 4, 2020.
Larry served in Bravo Company in 1967, was Wounded In Action on Nov 14-15 of that year, and was discharged from service after recuperation.
He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Wahpeton, the Knights of Columbus, and the VFW. He also served as a Boy Scout leader for a number of years and was very involved in the Red River Area Sportsmen’s Club in conjunction with the Junior Wildlife Club.
We thank Red Warrior Don Heimstra for providing this information.
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HERB TAYLOR'S MESSAGE - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
As 2020 comes to a close, President Herb Taylor sends us his farewell Christmas message as president of the Red Warrior Vietnam Association.CLICK HERE to read.
Family health issues has led to his stepping down as RW President. Frank WIse also announced his decision to resign as secretary, also due to health issues. Thus, two volunteers are sought to assume these vacant positions.
Despite their announcements, Herb sends us his greeting on behalf of all Red Warrior Association Officers, volunteers and members.
2021 RED WARRIOR REUNION CANCELLED OVER COVID CONCERNS
The Red Warrior Association board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Red Warrior Reunion. In his recent Christmas greeting to all Red Warrior Association members, president Taylor said: "We pray that 2022 will provide the safe harbor we need for a future gathering of the Vietnam Red Warriors"
CASING THE COLORS - DELTA COMPANY
The 12th Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado formally "cased the colors" of D Company, 1/12th in recent ceremonies. During the Vietnam Era D Company assumed the fond name "Delta Dogs" and our Red Warrior Association brothers will always identify with that name. In recent years Delta has assumed the 'Delta Dolphins" moniker.
in an email to our organizations, 1Lt Kyle Bernier, BN ADJ at Ft. Carson wrote:
"D CO 1-12ths Colors have been cased. We have an entire room dedicated to them called the Dolphin Room (A name they had notoriously gone by throughout the last couple of deployments during the War on Terror). We look forward to showing you that room and its future purposes along with our new War Room and many other great changes LTC Palmer has brought to the organization."
The 1/12h is still known as 'THE RED WARRIORS."
Long live the "Delta Dogs"
Red Warrior Rusty Armstrong is seeking stories from any or four "Boat People" warriors. Armstrong is the editor of the IV Division newsletter,
If any one has written down, or is willing to write of their experiences aboard the USSN Walker, and thier first impressions of their tour in Vietnam, Please send to Armstrong at: email@example.com
1966-70 DIARY LOGS UPDATED - LINKS ADDED TO COORDINANTS & KIA bios
We've gone through our 1966-1970 Daily Diary logs and updated information, especially for the years 1969 & 1970. We have gone through the entire five year daily diary logs and linked every casualty to their bio so that readers can quickly identify the men lost during on tose particular dates. Likewise, we have linked every grid coordinate mentioned to the map in which the coordinate is mentioned. Thus if a location is identified, you can, with the click of a button, find the map.
The Red Warrior Vietnam association is always improving the data we have, and making it easier to access. If any Red Warrior has information as to names of those wounded on a particular date, and they are not mentioned in the diaries, please inform us. Email: JIM
HISTORY ARCHIVE PAGES - 100's OF RECORDS/REPORTS- click here
4th DIVISION IVY LEAF NEWSPAPERS NOW ON THIS SITE - click here