We've been informed by the1/12th battalion Commander that the November 11 Gala, scheduled at Ft. Carson Colorado, has been cancelled due to Covid 19. In return, a much smaller event has been planned with limited attendance. Company athletic competitions will take place including Football, baseball, golf, tug-of-war, and a Battalion Run.
LTC Palmer apologizes for the change, but I'm sure we all understand.
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
ARNOLD KRAUSE 2/12th WRITES BOOK
Our sister battalion, the 2/12th, was assigned to the 25th Division. Arnold Krause, 2/12th historian and Web Master of their website, has written a book of his 1968/69 time in the field.
Young Men in Harm's Way follows the true story of Arnold W. Krause, a soldier in Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division, and his tour in Vietnam from March 1968 to March 1969. While Young Men chronicles the unit's encounters with the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army, it also paints a picture of a soldier's life away from combat and his interactions with the people of the country. Further, it digs into what the unit did, how they did it, and what was required for them to function as an effective combat unit.
Through a personal look into one soldier's time in Vietnam, Young Men in Harm's Way remains an informative and poignant, yet often funny, glimpse into unit life.
We are still planning on executing our event (GALA BALL - 11 NOV (Veterans Day)) unless our higher headquarters shuts us down (possible, but truthfully only time will tell).
We will kick off the week on Monday with multiple events for 1-12 and tie in with Joe Vasquez's team on Tues for a 12th Infantry Regiment Day together (field events, etc). Our Thursday and Friday are off for the holiday to enjoy with our families (my brothers are coming in for a Pheasant Hunt).
Would love to have you and anyone that would like to attend come our way for a few days of good old fashioned fellowship is your schedule (and environment) support.
HISTORY ARCHIVE PAGES - 100's OF RECORDS/REPORTS- click here
4th DIVISION IVY LEAF NEWSPAPERS NOW ON THIS SITE - click here