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WE REMEMBER OUR 19 RW BROTHERS KILLED DURING NOV. 1966-70
LaVern Tegtmeier 11/6/69, Alpha Co.; Robert Scharon III 11/9/67, 42nd Arty; Francis Bunk 11/11/70, HHC; Ernest Mora 11/11/68, Charlie Co.; Charles Anderson Jr. 11/12/66, Charlie Co.; Kenneth Blackwell 11/12/66, Charlie Co.; Ronald Bocook 11/12/66, Charlie Co.; Nicholas Fulmer 11/12/66, Charlie Co.; Cecil Walker 11/12/66, Charlie Co.; Dennis Anderson 11/12/66 43nd Arty Leslie Dedman 11/12/66 4th Engineers; Richard Klug 11/14/67, Bravo Co.; Michael Pastorina 11/17/69, Alpha Co.; Clarence Goss 11/22/68, HHC; Dennis Weinberg 11/24/66, Alpha Co.; John Sexton 11/24/69, 4th Engineers; Dale Berthoux 11/26/67, Alpha Co.; James Hickey 11/26/67, Delta Co.; Charles Pitts 11/29/67, Alpha Co ; Edward Higgins III 11/26/67, Bravo, Co.; Richard Stampler Jr. 11/29/67, Alpha Co.
Veterans Day Wreath laid at 12th Regiment Monument. Ed Northrop and his wife Joan visited Ft. Benning and the National Infantry Museum (NIM) on Veterans Day. Their purpose fwas to lay remembrances at the foot of the 12th Infantry monument. It was one of 3 remembrances left by Northrop, as he also placed wreath's at the foot of monuments for the 8th Regiment, and the 22nd Regiment.
Thanks Ed for your continued patriotism and support of the 12th Regiment.
VIDEO "We Remember" RED WARRIOR TRIBUTE TO VIETNAM FALLEN
The "We Remember" video tribute shown during our Red Warriors Vietnam Association Reunions, is now available for viewing via YouTube. The 22 m minute tribute was edited by Red Warrior Jim Daniels. VIEW VIDEO HERE
BILL KAHL PASSES - CHARLIE COMPANY 67/68
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Red Warrior brother William (Bill) Kahl of C Company. 2nd Platoon, 1968/69. He passed away of heart complications on Saturday, Nov. 10. Bill had suffered a stroke in 2010 but was still active until his passing.
Kahl was a resident of Waldron, Michigan and received a Bronze star for his heroic actions on May 27,1969 when he saved the life of Red Warrior Willie Masel who was seriously wounded. Read this fascinating and heroic story story from our website. CLICK HERE. The story was originally reported in the Intelligence Journal, Lancaster, PA newspaper on Oct.. of 2005.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday Nov. 14th. CLICK HERE for full Obituary. Condolances can be sent to Jeannie Kahl, Bills wife, at:
7660 Territorial Rd., Waldron, Michigan 49288
Bill is survived by his wife Jeannie and two daughters Billie Jean, Elizabeth, Stepson Lynn Harzler, and grandchildren. Our sincerest condolences to his friends and family.
Bill Kahl - Charlie Company at 2008 Reunion1945-2018
WE REMEMBER Our Brother Bill.
2020 RED WARRIORS REUNION - DATES AND LOCATION ANNOUNCED
The Red Warriors Vietnam Association Board has Selected Kansas City as the host site for the 2020 Red Warrior Reunion. Association President Herb Taylor provides details. READ OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMEN
2/12TH NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER ISSUE
Arnold Krause, web master of the 2/12th, our sister battalion, has published the most recent 2/12th Newsletter. CLICK HERE to read his latest edition..ß
RED WARRIOR JERRY RAYALA RECEIVES PHOTO HONOR
Jerry Rayala, of Woodruff, Wisconsin recently received an Honorable Mention on his photograph of a swan in the wild. Rayala, C Company 1969/70 had this work on display in the Howard Young Art Gallery at the Howard Young Hospital, Woodruff, WI. Jerry is an outdoor nature photographer. He served as squad leader in Charlie Company, 1st Platoon, 1969/70
NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSUEUM OFFERS PERFECT REMEMBERANCE
Everyone Has a Hero. Honor Yours Today.
Heroes come in many forms and all deserve a permanent place of recognition on Heritage Walk. Honor a patriot, thank a loved one or carve your own story into the museum’s living archive. Military or civilian, living or deceased, a Heritage Walk Paver, Founders Circle Paver, or Legacy Tree is a meaningful and memorable gift to show your support.
Visit the links above for that perfect remembearnce honoring those you knew and loved. Now's the time!
RED WARRIOR GALA BALL OPEN TO VIETNAM ERA VETS
All 1/12th Red Warriors are invited to attend the Red Warrior Ball, Friday February 1, 2018 at 5 pm, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Red Warrior Ed Northrop, C Company, 1966/67 will be attending, and anyone interest should let Ed know as soon as possible.Email ED
Function is formal attire. CLICK HERE to see formal invitation announcement.
The ball will celebrate the recent return of the Regiment from deployment in Afghanistan.
ARNOLD KRAUSE RECEIVES FLAG
It was just last year that 2/12th web master Arnold Krause lost everything in a series of wildfires that went through his California home. Since then he has moved to - no pun intended - Sparks, Nevada. He lost all of his military memorabilia, so it was of special joy that he received a shadow box containing a flag flown over 2/12th's headquarters in Afghanistan. Red Warrior Ed Northrop arranged the special honor for the work he does for the 12th Regiment.
Krause responded: "I am humbled once again by the kind thought and dedication each of you have demonstrated since I have known you. It is greatly appreciated and goes right to my heart, the love I have for this Country and for men like you. Thank you so much for this gift. It is an honor to be recognized and to receive this flag which I shall proudly display for everyone to see."
WE REMEMBER - LASZLO HOLOVITS CITIZENSHP STILL HAS HOPES
Sgt Holovits and hs iwife Linda on their wedding day, Dec. 17, 1963
Red Warrior Dennis Lewallen has never forgotten Laszlo Holovits, his Sgt in Vietnam. He vividly remembers the day Holovits was accidentally killed on September 23, 1967, just weeks after his arrival in country.
He was a member of Delta Company. Recently Lewallen reached out to Holovits' widow and the two finally got a chance to speak to each other.
Holovits was from Hungary, and the military promised him a fast track to become a U.S. citizen. That hope died when he was killed. Through the years though, his wife Linda has pursued the dream of her husband receiving citizenship posthumously.
Monterey Herald reporter James Herrera picks up the story and in and an August 3 article, and updated on September 11, 2018, Herrera gives us the latest on Lewallen's contact with Holovits's wife and the progress of her quest.
$500 PAID FOR ARTICLES RELATED TO THE 4TH DIVISION
Here's your chance to contribute to the legacy and history of the 4th division by writing an article that ties into the actions of the 4th Infantry Division during Vietnam. If selected for publication, you could be the recipient of $500.
Recently Chuck Springston, Editor of History Net Vietnam wrote: "We rely on outside contributors who submit articles, or ideas for articles, which are shared with an article review team that includes Vietnam veterans and military historians who assess manuscripts and queries for possible publication. We then do the editing work to prepare those articles for publication. I would welcome propose or already-written articles (as long as they haven’t been published elsewhere) about the Ivy Division or one of its battalions. Our full-length articles are 3,000 words and are written to appeal not only to veterans but also a general audience, especially younger readers who know little of the war but are interested in learning about it in an easily understandable way."
If you are interested in submitting an article, send to:
HistoryNet Story Idea
1919 Gallows Road, Ste 400
Vienna, VA 22182