Updated Jan 15. 2018 - Report updates, discrepancies or suggestions to Jim Daniels
Change of address, email and phone number changes- Email Wilfred Help keep our roster current.
RED WARRIOR VIETNAM ASSOCIATION NEWS
EVENTS - CURRENT AFFAIRS - HISTORY - STORIES OF INTEREST
WE REMEMBER OUR 9 BROTHERS KILLED DURING JANUARY 1966-70
Larry Campos 1/3/66, 4th Engineers; Gerald Pina 1/11/68, Charlie Co.; Fredrick Hemphill 1/14/68, HHC; James Eisman 1/18/69, Charlie, Co; Jerry Warbritton 1/18/69, Charlie, Co; Michael Marshman 1/20/67, 4th Engineers; Terence Folsom 1/23/70, Delta Co.; Dennis Lee 1/28/69, Echo Co.; Charles Dellinger 1/29/68, Alpha Co
SEE WHO HAS REGISTERED TO ATTEND OUR 2018 REUNION -- click here
DICK ORNDOFF DISCHARGED FROM NY HOSPITAL - Now home in Florida
On Wednesday January 18 Red Warrior, Dick Orndoff''s condition had improved enough that he was discharged from Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He returned to his home in Florida the following day for further recuperation. Dick and his family thank everyone for the many prayers, cards and letters received during his recent illness.
Certainly great news! Cards and greetings can now be sent to his home in Naples, FL.
Did you read Jim Hunt's story in our latest Newsletter about his Experience aboard the USNS Walker? Part 2 will appear in our next newsletter, but in the meantime we would like to begin to gather your stories. If you happened to recall your Red Warrior experiences in a diary or memoir just as Jim Hunt did,and are willing to share, we sure would like to publish it in our future newsletters. In fact, we've got a special "Stories" edition in the works featuring just the writings of Red Warriors like you. It can be a funny experience, as serious one, or just telling of daily life in the field. We've got a dandy story coming up on "The leech." How cool is that?! So please share and send your stories to Jim Daniels.Email Jim
REGISTER NOW for 2018 RW REUNION - Midweek Event Sept. 4-6, 2018
The Red Warriors Vietnam Association board and president Herb Taylor announced the opening of registration for the 2018 Red Warrior reunion. (NOTE: Date Change from our earlier posting) The new dates of the reunion are Tuesday September 4th through Thursday September 6th. The September 2018 event will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin event has been planned with the maximum amount of time to socialize with your buddies. If you wish, there's also ample time to venture out to enjoy the sights and sounds of the "Beer Capitol of the World."The hotel, however, is a destination in itself and one that you are sure to enjoy.
Need financial help to attend? See our "Help a Buddy" application on our Registration Page
Arriving early? Sign up for Brewers & Cubs game - Visit Registration Page
Read Association President Herb Taylor's reunion announcement message -CLICK HERE
Read Association President Herb Taylor's Oct. 10th Reunion Update message - CLICK HERE
Visit our REGISTRATION PAGE for all the details of the reunion, the Milwaukee area, hotel features, transportation, optional Brewers Brewers/Cubs game, and more. Plus download the Registration Form, fill it out and send it ASAP. Early registration is encouraged in order to meet our early financial obligations with the hotel.
REUNION - Early Arrivals Have Option to Attend Brewers/Cubs Game - Limit 60
SEE UPDATED INFORMATION- on Right
If you are arriving early to the reunion, Red Warrior Dennis Witt and his wife Kathy are hosting a Labor Day Milwaukee Brewers/Chicago Cubs baseball outing for the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 3. The event will take place at at Miller Park Stadium. Cost of $70 includes tickets, shuttle transportation to and from Miller Park and a tailgate party with simple stuff like burgers, Wisconsin brats, and hot dogs. Side dishes like potato salad, coleslaw, etc. will also be included. Samplers of Wisconsin specialty beers available along with some standard beers (Miller Light, Miller High Life, etc.). Several different sodas and water will be available too. This is an OPTIONAL TRIP and not part of the official Reunion activities, which start a day later on September 5. To read specifics and to reserve your Milwaukee Brewers/Chicago Cubs tickets CLICK HERE
UPDATE - BUS LIMIT of 60 for this event. Over 40 have already signed up. Reserve NOW if you plan to attend.
50 YEARS AGO - THE BATTLE OF HILL 875
It was 50 years ago THIS PAST NOVEMBER that the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 4th Division's 1st Brigade attacked the infamous Hill 875 near Dak To. It was a 110 hour battle. Tim Dyhouse, Senior Editor for VFW magazine has written an article summarizing the battle and, with permission, reprinted here for reading. CLICK HERE
Renowned Vietnam Red Warrior Native American artist, Joe Yazzie, will have one of his paintings offered as a raffle Item to serve as a fund raiser for our association. Look for the opportunity at the Registration Table.
Chicago Cultural Alliance produced a video when Joe Yazzie was named Outstanding Community Leader, 2014. To view a video of Joe telling his life story, including his struggles after the war, plus samples of his artwork CLICK HERE