FT CARSON - CSM's RECEIVE TOMAHAWKS FROM RW NORTHROP
CSM''s George Lewis (L) and CSM Joseph Gaskin (R) proudly show their Red Warrior Tomahawks, presented for their command service to the Regiment. Ed Northrop continues the tradition
RW Ed Northrop remains active with the present 12th Regiment at Ft. Carson, Colorado. He graciously provided Red Warrior Tomahawks to CSM George Lewis (1/12th) and CMS Joseph Gaskin (2/12th) upon their change of command. Prior recipients were CSM Speicher and SCM Simonetti.
CSM Gaskin wrote the following letter of thanks.
"I received the coveted 12th Infantry Regiment Tomahawk last week at CSM George Lewis’ farewell luncheon. First, I will not open the card sent with the Tomahawk until I complete my tour of duty successfully in June when I will pass responsibility to CSM Willie Woods. I am however, very proud and humbled to have received such a gift from you and the members of the 12th Infantry. Please know this will ALWAYS be proudly displayed in my office or home when I retire. Both George Lewis and I have done our best to maintain the legacy of this great Regiment and I am proud to be a part of the history of this organization. I trust this email finds you and your Family in good health and happiness in our complex and troubled world we live in. I look forward to opening the letter you sent in June! "
Lewis added: "I am extreme fortunate to have served as RW7 for so long and will never forget all the good times I shared with our Soldiers. I also appreciate your continued service to the Regiment, we could not have had a better Regimental Commander than you. As I make my transition to Fort Shafter, I will always remember the Regiment and the legacy that continues to grow.
Sir, please send my thanks for the parting gift to the team. Awesome. My wife loved it, heck she might clock me across the head with it if I get out of line so I’ll hang that in my new office for security reasons."
ROGER STETPHENS PASSES - MEMBER OF CHARLIE COMPANY 1969
IWe are saddened to learn of the passing of Roger D. Stephens, "Doc Shakey", a medic with 1/12th. He passed away Jan 1, 2022 in Ohio. He served from Jan 69-Sept 69. He is survived by his wife Karen.Roger was officially a member of HHC and served from Jan- Sept, 1969.
By clicking the link below you can take a fun historical Army quiz. Red Warrior Ed Northrop provided this ands it was published inteh June 2021 edition of Military Officer. CLICK HERE FOR QUIZ.
YOU CAN ORDER NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM MEMORIAL PAVERS
In case anyone is interested, you can order a Memorial Paver from the National INfantry Museum (NIM) near Ft Benning Georgia. The NIM has some space left near the Vietnam Wall, especially if several wanted to buy and be placed together, maybe the NIM could find a spot. There are spaces nearer the Global War on Terrorism also. This past 31 May, Red Warrior Ed Northrop attended a dedication of over 175 PAVERS, some for deceased veterans , others just to recognize a friend or loved one. and, each PAVER also comes with a 2"x4" mini Paver for the individual or family member to have.
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