An M-18 is which of the following? A. Modified M-16 with grenade launcher; B. A Claymore mine; C. Illumination flare; D. Mermite canister. Answer at bottom of page - scroll down
PASSINGS - JOHN PRAJZNER CHARLIE COMPANY 1966/67
We have sadly learned of the passing in early January of Red Warrior John Prajzner, 72,of Enfield, Connecticut. John served in Charlie Company during the 1966/67 era. He was a lifetime member of the AMVETS and the American Legion. He was buried on January 16, 2108.Our sincerest condolences are extended to his family. Read full Obituary
2/12th DEPLOY TO AFGHANISTAN
The current Warriors of the 2/12th have deployed to Afghanistan as of March 1. This will mark the 5th deployment of our battalion to Afghanistan in addition to the two in Iraq earlier in the century. They will be taking the place of a brigade of the 82nd Airborne which has been in place since last summer. They are due to return December 2018. The 1/12th will deploy shortly.
ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA PROCLAIMED PURPLE HEART CITY
March 6, 2018. Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and the Orange Beach City Council on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 proclaimed that Orange Beach is a "Purple Heart City" and that all Orange Beach citizens are encouraged to show their appreciation for the sacrifices the Purple Heart recipients have made in defending our freedoms.
In addition to the "Purple Heart City" proclamation, the city will place “Welcome to Our Purple Heart Community” signs next to the “Welcome to Orange Beach” signs on the beach highway, Canal Road and the Foley Beach Express.
Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, center, and Councilman Jerry Johnson, left, are shown with Purple Heart recipients and other veterans on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 after the council proclaimed Orange Beach a "Purple Heart City." Red Warrior resident Whitney Echols, red jacket, was present during the proclamation.
APRIL DEDICATION SET FOR PILOT & CREWMEN MONUMENT
A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and Crewmember Monument Dedication Ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 PM, April 18, 2018 at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater (located directly behind the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier). No tickets are required, and there are no fees. All are warmly invited to attend.
After a four year effort the monument recognizes the young men you gave "...the full measure of devotion" operating totary-wing aircraft in the Vietnam War. The VHPA North Carolina Chapter will provide a combat UH-1 for display in front of the WMSAM for the April 18th ceremonies. The helicopter is the perfect symbol to complement the event and will remind all visiting ANC of the courage and sacrifice of those who operated rotary-wing aircraft in the Vietnam War. Our thanks in advance to the North Carolina Chapter for this worthy contribution.
NORTHROP NAMED HONORARY COLONEL & 4th ID CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Honorary Colonel, Ed Northrop
The 12th Infantry Regiment out of Fort Carson has named Red Warrior Ed Northrop, Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. Ed is an active Red Warrior and served as Company Commander of Charlie Company, 1966/67. Command Sergeant Major Simonettie of the 12th Regiment recommend Northrop for the honor after the two met during the 12th Regiment Monument dedication ceremonies in Columbus, Georgia.
Both the 1/12th and 2/12th will be redeployed from Fort Carson to Afghanistan to relieve the 82nd Airborne Div. The ceremony will be held in the Special Events Center on post. A casing ceremony is done to case the colors of the Brigade and Battalions prior to their deployment to another location around the world where upon arriving they will reverse the tradition and uncase the colors until their mission is completed and they return home. According to the 4ID's announcement, the Brigade will deploy between the ceremony and the end of March.
Recently Northrop also took over duties as 1/12th Chapter President of the 4th Infantry Division Association. He succeeds Red Warrior Vietnam Association President Herb Taylor in those duties.
YOUR SERVICE STORIES SOUGHT
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 - 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. See who has signed up. CLICK HERE