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Updated Feb 21, 2019 - Report updates, discrepancies or suggestions toJim Daniels
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WE REMEMBER OUR 35 RW BROTHERS KILLED DURING FEB. 1966-70
John Culp 2/2/68 43nd Arty; Russell Bryant Jr. 2/3/68 ,Charlie Co.; Leon Hamner 2/3/68, Charlie Co.; David Rickels 2/3/68, Charlie Co.; Joseph Santos 2/3/68, Charlie Co.; Terence Kilbane 2/6/69, Charlie Co.; Ronald Johnson 2/7/68, Alpha Co.; Robert Parcher Jr. 2/8/69, Charlie Co.; John Barbury 2/8/68, Alpha Co.; James Neal 2/8/68, Alpha Co.; William Harrington 2/8/68, Delta Co.; Steven Bauer 2/9/69, Bravo Co.; Arthur Hines 2/10/68, Charlie Co.; Michael Nemeth 2/11/68, Charlie Co.; Irving Pierce Jr. 2/11/68, Charlie Co.; Victor Stribling 2/12/68, HHC; Eric Speak 2/15/67, HHC; Harvey Carkin 2/15/67, Bravo Co.; James Kramer 2/15/67, Charlie Co.; Johhnie Daniels 2/15/67, Bravo Co.; Ronald Gehler 2/15/67, Bravo Co.; Van Dyke Manners 2/15/67, HHC; John Raymond 2/15/67, Charlie Co.; Michael Reilly 2/15/67, Bravo Co.; Lous Willett 2/15/67, Charlie Co.; Richard Carver 2/15/67, Charlie Co.; Wayne Card 2/16/67, Bravo Co.; William Wessells 2/16/67, Charlie Co.; John Volner 2/17/67, Bravo Co.; Edwin Ackerman 2/19/69 (2nd tour); Dale Anderson 2/21/68, Alpha Co.; Wayne Zack 2/23/70, Bravo Co.;Albert Maldonado-LIberas 2/23/70 Charlie, Co.; Heriberto Romero Oyola 2/25/67, Alpha Co.; Chad Charlesworth 2/25/70 Delta Co.
"WE REMEMBER" VIDEO TRIBUTE TO RED WARRIOR 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 TRIBUTE HERE
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
RED WARRIORS VISIT FT. CARSON - LEAVE HONORED
Vietnam era 1/12th and 2/12th Warriors recently attended a three day whirlwind visit to Fort Carson, Colorado. Red Warrior .Ed Northrop and his wife Joan, Dennis Witt and his wife Kathy, and Dennis and Tom and Barb Hedi attended,
The group got to visit the firing range and experience new, as well as the familiar M-16 weapons. Museum tours and ceremonies highlighted the visit, finalized with a formal Gala Ball. Read the entire story and see photos of their trip. CLICK HERE.
He was buried with Military Honors at the Bakersfield National Cemetery.
PHOTO FOUND FOR DELTA'S KENNETH TAPPE
Red Warrior Dennis Lewallen was on the search for his fellow Red Warrior Kenneth Tappe Jr, who was Killed Oct 31, 1967. He was a member of Delta Company, 21 years old,and was just 30 days away from DEROS when he was killed. His home record was Floral Park, NY.
Dennis began his search and said;
" I found the High School that Kenny Tappe went to because a person that went to high school with him responded to a memorial I had posted on vvmf.org wall of faces. I went to classmates.com and found his yearbook photo. It’s been a long time looking, but I have finally found it. This guy also told me details of Kenny’s funeral and that he was an honorary pall bearer. He grew up in the house next to Kenny. I feel a great deal of healing can now begin."
With the photo of Lewallen found, it brings photos of our missing brothers down to four. We are still searching for Moses Williams, Raymond Bethea and Clarence Nofford, all of Delta company, and Joseph King of our 42 Artillery brothers.
Everyone who ordered the 2018 Red Warrior Reunion Memory Book, should have received themby mail. Now, the few remaining surplus books are available for sale for those who missed the event..
Dennis WItt, his wife Kathy, and others worked hard to generate a keepsake book that captured the three-day brotherhood event. Twenty pages of memories, Includes over a dozen pages of reunion photos, individual photos of Red Warriors who attended, summary of the three days, Fallen Tribute page, names, addresses and emails of those who attended. Over 100 photos!