WE REMEMBER OUR 37 RW BROTHERS KILLED DURING JULY 1966-70
Troy Sexton 7/12/67, Alpha Co. Pernell Claud 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Gary Coleman 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Robert Echols 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Gerald Fox 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Willie Fullilove 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Eddie Gibson 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Stephen Groth 7/12/67, Bravo Co.; Ronald King 7/12/67, Bravo Co. John Harlan 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Wandle Hickman 7/12/67, Bravo Co. David Horn 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Jerry Hughes 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Rockwell Jamison7/12/67, Bravo Co.
Charles Judge Jr. 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Jerry Lanier 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Milford McKee 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Joseph Miller 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Owen Montgomery 7/12/67, B Co. Gaylord Nootz 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Salvatore Polizzi 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Brian Ruston 7/12/67, Bravo Co. James Schiele 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Robert Strange 7/12/67, Bravo Co. James Van Bendegom 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Gary Waguespack 7/12/67, B Co. Floyd Williams 7/12/67, Bravo Co
Moses Williams 7/12/67, Bravo Co. Tyrone Combs 7/12/67, HHC Ronald Crain 7/12/67, HHC Floyd Noe 7/12/67, HHC Fred Bragg Jr. 7/12/67, 42nd Arty LeRoy Charboneau 7/12/67 42nd Arty James Haider 7/12/67, 42nd Arty Frederick Herrera 7/24/69 , 4th Engineers Charles Mattern 7/28/67, 4th Engineers Stephen Rushing 7/30/70, Bravo, Co.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
WWII !2th REGIMENT SOLDIER REMAINS ARE IDENTIFIED - RETURNED HOME
In November 1944, Warren G.H. DeVault was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Hürtgen, Germany, when he was reportedly killed in action on Nov. 20. DeVault could not be recovered because of the on-going fighting, and his remains were not recovered or identified.
Following the end of the war, the American Graves Registration Command was tasked with investigating and recovering missing American personnel in Europe. They conducted several investigations in the Hürtgen area between 1946 and 1950, but were unable to recover or identify DeVault’s remains. He was declared non-recoverable in January 1952.
While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one set of unidentified remains, designated X-5429 Neuville, recovered from the Hürtgen Forest in 1947 possibly belonged to DeVault. The remains, which had been buried in Ardennes American Cemetery in 1951, were disinterred in April 2019 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for identification.
To identify DeVault’ remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.
DeVault’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Margarten, Netherlands, along with the others still missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
Nearby Red Warriors are encouraged to attend ceremonies on August 8.
As the "Honorary" Colonel of the 12th IN Regt, I sense it is my responsibility, to encourage membership in the 12th IN Regt, a part of the 4th IN Div Association. Dennis Witt remains as our Treasurer, for which I am very grateful. Sgt Major Larry Walters remains as our Honorary Sgt Major. I remain in contact with both active duty battalion, 1/12 and 2/12 and their respective BN COs and their CSMs. I seek their updates and then provide to the web site coordinators for distribution. FYI.
I am attaching this LINK to a enewal form for you to consider. Obviously it is a 4th ID form, just please note the 12th Regt. If you don't know, during Vietnam, the 2/12 was assigned to the 25th IN Div and not the 4th. The 3/12 was assigned to the 4th ID, but both 4/12 and 5/12 were assigned to the 199th IN Bde. Please still consider joining the 12th. But, I know their loyalties lie with the 25th , mine probably would !!Many of the BCCs were members before and your membership has expired, please consider renewing. As I have stated before, I do not plan on any organized functions of this chapter. Your membership is to reflect support for the 4th Infantry Division and the 12th IN Regt Chapter. Thank you for your time.
RED WARRIOR REUNION OPPORTUNITY - AUGUST 8-14, 2021
Red Warriors have the opportunity to reunite this coming August 8-14 by tagging along with the National 4th Infantry (IVY) Division Association Reunion. This is an Ala Cart event...attend all, or pick and choose the days you would like to participate. There is no Red Warrior Registration, but there is a National 4th Infantry Association Registration fee of $25.
Our plan for the “Vietnam 1/12th Infantry” is to use the time that is scheduled for “Chapter Meetings” on Wednesday evening for a reception for the Vietnam Red Warriors. I encourage you to plan your personal itineraries to enable you to spend time with your fellow Red Warriors at this reception. This would be the perfect time to wear your Red Warriors T-shirts! We will provide the refreshments so I will be working with the 4IDA to get a roster of the Red Warriors who register for the reunion and I will post it on our website for all to see.
ATTENDING TO DATE 7/11/21: Rusty Armstrong (A,D Companies); John Bauer (A Company); Phil Mendez, (A Company); Wilfred Plá, (D Company); , (C Company); Lowell Smallwood, (C Company)
The last 18 months have been very difficult for all Americans and for all the people around the world who have had to make many sacrifices to remain safe during this horrible Covid-19 pandemic. Many have lost loved ones and have struggled to find hope and the promise of a brighter future. Let’s use this opportunity to reunite again as a band-of-brothers to start a new journey toward that brighter future.
Red Warriors Vietnam Association
FUN ARMY HISTORIALQUIZ
By clicking the link below you can take a fun historical Army quiz. Red Warrior Ed Northrop provided this ands it was published inteh June 2021 edition of Military Officer. CLICK HERE FOR QUIZ.
YOU CAN ORDER NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM MEMORIAL PAVERS
In case anyone is interested, you can order a Memorial Paver from the National INfantry Museum (NIM) near Ft Benning Georgia. The NIM has some space left near the Vietnam Wall, especially if several wanted to buy and be placed together, maybe the NIM could find a spot. There are spaces nearer the Global War on Terrorism also. This past 31 May, Red Warrior Ed Northrop attended a dedication of over 175 PAVERS, some for deceased veterans , others just to recognize a friend or loved one. and, each PAVER also comes with a 2"x4" mini Paver for the individual or family member to have.
Red Warrior Rusty Armstrong is seeking stories from any or four "Boat People" warriors. Armstrong is the editor of the IV Division newsletter,
If any one has written down, or is willing to write of their experiences aboard the USSN Walker, and thier first impressions of their tour in Vietnam, Please send to Armstrong at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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