WE REMEMBER OUR 21 RW BROTHERS KILLED DURING - NOVEMBER 1966-70
LaVern Tegtmeier 11/6/69, A Co. Robert Scharon III 11/9/67, 42nd Arty Francis Bunk 11/11/70, HHC Ernest Mora 11/11/68, C Co. Charles Anderson 11/12/66, C Co. Kenneth Blackwell 11/12/66, C Co. Ronald Bocook 11/12/66, C Co.
Nicholas Fulmer 11/12/66, C Co. Cecil Walker 11/12/66, C Co. Dennis Anderson 11/12/66 43nd Arty Leslie Dedman 11/12/66 4th Eng Richard Klug 11/14/67, B Co. Michael Pastorina 11/17/69, A Co.
Clarence Goss 11/22/68, HHC
Dennis Weinberg 11/24/66, A Co. John Sexton 11/24/69, 4th Eng Dale Berthoux 11/26/67, A Co. James Hickey 11/26/67, D Co. Charles Pitts 11/29/67, A Co. Edward Higgins III 11/26/67, B Co. Richard Stampler Jr. 11/29/67, A Co.
We have learned of the passing of SP4 Larry Markel, age 73, a member of Charlie Company Jan 68 - Sept 1968. He passed away in Belleonte, PA . last October 19 and we just received notice, courtesy of fellow Red Warrior, Ron Reddy.
Markel was in 3rd platoon, 2nd squad. Reddy recalls one of Larry's fond memories of being on patrol and finding a pink Elephant! The elephant had been rolling around in the red lay, which turned the elephant a pink color. Found alone, but chained to a tree, the elephant became aggressive when the patrol came near...so they left it alone and moved on.
Condolences can be sent to his wife, Barb Markel, 124 Kesley Lane, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Fellow Red Warrior Ron Reddy of Colorado Springs has informed us of the passing of Nelson P. Lew who passed away Nov.. 10, 2020. He suffered a stroke and heart attack. He had been playing gold just the day before.
Nelson was a member of 3rd Platoon, C Company from April 1968 to October 1998. Funeral arrangements are pending. We will up date this page as information becomes available.
Condolences may be sent ot his wife Linda at 1155 Adler Way, Sacramento, CA 95831-3956.
Updates as they become available. WE REMEMBER
MICHELLE DRESIA ADDS MEMORIAL PLANTER FOR HUSBAND DAVE
Today, (NOV. 24) on what would have been David's 79th birthday, I want to share with you these photos of the memorial planter for David which is near his resting place. The plaque on the inscription on the planter includes the Red Warriors, of which David was very proud to be a member.
I thank all of you for your support this year. Love to all,
(Dave was a member of the first contingent to land in Vietnam, one of the original "Boat People." He served in Charlie Company 1966/67and was very active in the Red Warriors Vietnam Association. We miss him dearly. Dave is interned at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery)
CASING THE COLORS - DELTA COMPANY
The 12th Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado formally "cased the colors" of D Company, 1/12th in recent ceremonies. During the Vietnam Era D Company assumed the fond name "Delta Dogs" and our Red Warrior Association brothers will always identify with that name. In recent years Delta has assumed the 'Delta Dolphins" moniker.
in an email to our organizations, 1Lt Kyle Bernier, BN ADJ at Ft. Carson wrote:
"D CO 1-12ths Colors have been cased. We have an entire room dedicated to them called the Dolphin Room (A name they had notoriously gone by throughout the last couple of deployments during the War on Terror). We look forward to showing you that room and its future purposes along with our new War Room and many other great changes LTC Palmer has brought to the organization."
The 1/12h is still known as 'THE RED WARRIORS."
Long live the "Delta Dogs"
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
12th INFANTRY REGIMENT MONUMENT VISITED
On 21 October current Red Warriors LTC Tim Palmer, Bn CO 1/12IN, and 1/LT Kyle Berner, Bn Adjutant, linked up with Vietnam Era Red Warrior Ed Northrop at the National Infantry Museum, Columbus, GA.
Together they visited the 1/12 IN Paver section, which was dedicated on 11 Nov, 2011 and 11am. Over 100 granite pavers were purchased and engraved by many Vietnam era Red Warriors, and several were also dedicated in honor of those we lost.
Next they visited the "Global War of Terrorism". It is a marvelous Memorial, and may be viewed by researching the name on line. Every year the NIM conducted a beautiful ceremony honoring those surviving families and spouses of those lost. Northrop states: "Over 6000 names currently etched into the vertical Black Granite walls. Just as with us and the Vietnam Wall, the GWOT Memorial is an emotional place to visit."
Ed Northrop and LTC Tim Palmer, Bn Comander 1/12t
Lastly they visited to the "Walk of Honor" and spent some time viewing the many monuments. We especially stopped at the 4th Infantry Division Monument, next the 8th Regiment and then the 22nd.
Finally they visited 12th Infantry Regiment Monument. Northrop reflected:
"Please realize, I have a somewhat biased opinion, but without a doubt, the 12th, our Monument, is the most moving, simple, yet so beautiful and Inspiring . A fitting Monument to the past, present and future men and Women to serve in the 12t.!!"
GALA CANCELLED AT FT. CARSON
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.