JOIN 12th INFANTRY REGIMENT CHAPTER - 4th inf Div Association
CLICK HERE which will take you to the 4th ID Association for membership information. From this page you can navigate over to the membership choices on the left hand side of the page. They have a variety to
choose from. I would recommend either the 1 or 3 year REGULAR (Veteran) membership which you can decide to receive the IVY Newsletter in paper or electronic (email) form which is slightly cheaper. You can also elect to choose the Veteran Life Membership. This member allows you to select being a member of the "12th Inf Regiment Chapter". The cost is based on your age bracket. If you select the cheaper E-Life Veteran Membership at $125, this is a "at Large" membership which is not affiliated wtih any individual chapter or group; your just a member of the 4th I.D. Association. I would not recommend this choice, but you can join and if you do so, you can still be part of the 12th Inf chapter, but you have to pay an additional $5 per year to the chapter treasurer.
If you just want to do this for one year, then choose Veteran at $20 per year and indicate your choice for branch or affiliation as "12th Infantry Regiment Chapter
4th DIVISION 100TH ANNIVERSARY - watch video tribute
Watch this video celebrating the 4th Infantry's 100th anniversary. CLICK HERE
2008 REUNION VIDEO - ""Do You Remember" NOW ON-LINE
The 2008 Red Warrior Reunion video, "Do You Remember" is now viewable on-line. The 22 minute photographic Journey of the Red Warriors features Red Warrior photos that feature the one year tours that most Red Warriors went through. Features Base Camp, Artillery & Tubes, Choppers, and Life in the Field photos, as well as a final tribute to our fallen. Also introduces us to our POW's that were taken July 12, 1967, and our Two Medal of Honor Recipients. CLICK HERE to view on You Tube
PX PRIVLAGES START IN 2020 FOR DISABLED VETS
Starting January 1, 2020, all service-connected disabled veterans, Purple Heart Recipients, former prisoners of war (POW) and Primary veteran caregivers will be eligible to shop at commissaries and base exchanges at stateside military installations. For full details - CLICK HERE
Thanks to Whitney Echols for bringing this to our attention.
GEORGE WILKINS TO BE BURIED IN ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Red warrior Col. George Wilkens, who passed away in April of this year, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 5th at 9;00AM. Wilkens was Company commander of Delta Company during 1967/68 period and was present in the October 31 battle near Ban Me Thout area. Wilkins was ALSO Delta's CO during the Hill 875 assault, November1967. Thanks to Debbie and John Beckman for forwarding this information. WE REMEMBER
WWII KIA TO BE BURIED IN ARLINGTON - WARRIORS INVITED TO ATTEND
Red Warrior Ed Northrop sends his greetings, and makes the following Request, especially to members of Charlie Company . SSgt Harry R. Vandercar at the ANC. He was KIA on 13 Nov 1944 in Germany. His family has moved his remains from Germany to Arlington National Cemetery for burial. He served in C/1/12 In, 4th ID.
The service will be conducted on Friday, 11 Oct, 2019 at 1300 hours. All attending are requested to be at ANC NLT 1215 hours. Red Warrior Wilfred Pla is planning on attending, possibly LTC Michael Avey, past BN CO 1/12.
There may be several that live within driving distance of ANC and would consider attending this funeral. It would be a nice thing to do to support the family a fellow " Red Warrior".
I request that any that will attend to let me know via email, BUT most importantly to inform the families coordinator, Bob Leicth at his email: email@example.com He has requested to know the names of anyone attending.
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JIM HENNESSY MEETS GENERAL COLIN POWELL DURING HONOR FLIGHT VISIT
James Hennessy with General Colin Powell
Red Warrior James Hennessy, C Company 1966/67, sent us this photo taken during his Honor Flight on July 10. Proudly wearing his Red Warrior cap, Jim stops at the WWII Memorial and chats with General Colin Powell.
Jim resides in Oak Forest, Illinois. His guardian on his Honor Flight was SFC Steve Trudel.
Jim urges all Vietnam Veterans to sign up for Honor Flights in their state. Meanwhile to the north in Wisconsin, Red Warriors Jim Daniels and Jerry Rayala are gearing up for their Honor Flight on Sept. 2.
Red Warrior Al Maybeno, Alpha Company 1968/69, has created a FACEBOOK page "RUNNING THROUGH THE JUNGLE OF VIETNAM 68-69" and it's well worth a visit. You can easily post comments or leave a photo. Thumps up!