EVENTS - CURRENT AFFAIRS - HISTORY - STORIES OF INTEREST
REMEMBER - OUR 7 BROTHERS KILLED DURING THE MONTH OF OCT. 1966-70
Patrick Brophy 10/1/67, HHC; Isaac Huffman 10/11/67, Delta Co.; Kenneth Tappe 10/31/67, Delta Co.; Clifford Kuebler 10/14/68, Delta Co.; Casey Perry 10/12/70, Bravo Co.; Wilbert Jones 10/17/70, Charlie Co.; Benton Williamson 10/17/70, Charlie Co.
AFTER ACTIONS REPORTS DONATED - OVER 3 DOZEN NOW VIEWABLE
Captain Frank Moen, a member of our 42nd Artillery bothers, has donated over three dozen After Action Reports, and Lessons Learned Reports, that were generated by the 4th Division during the periods 1966-70. Hundreds of pages of materials are now on-line. To view these reports please scroll to the bottom of our HISTORY/DIARIES Page and select the period that you are in interested in. Some 42nd Artillery reports are also included. There are operational reports covering Operation Sam Houston, Operation Francis Marion and more. These include the periods of HIll 875 and HIll 501N. Thanks to Frank Moen for supplying these historical documents.
FRANK MOEN DONATES PHOTOS - 4/42 Artilleryman Has Spectacular Photos
Cpt Frank Moen, 4/42nd Artillery, has just provided us with over 100 photos of his time in Vietnam. He has fantastic aerial photos of several LZs, including LZ Milehigh, LZ Punchbowl, LZ Mary Lou as well as photos from Camp Enari, Dak To, Plei Mrong and others. We thank him for this new perspective of many of our Red Warrior Areas of Operations. In hisLZ Milehigh collection there are several shots of our own Red Warrior Mortar teams!
To visit Frank Moen's collection, go to our 4/42nd Album on our Photo Archives page. CLICK HERE.
KRAUS HOME DESTROYED IN CALIFORNIA FIRES
2/12th Regiment Webmaster
Our good Regimental brother Arnold Krause has lost his home due to the recent fires in Santa Rosa, California.
Arnold is the web master of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment "Warriors" website. Krause was active in the 12th Regimental monument fund raising efforts that were concluded last May 31 in Columbus Georgia. He was the force behind 2/12th efforts supporting the monument and was present at the ceremonies.
Arnold, in an email to RW Ed Northrop, writes;
"We have a place to stay at my sister’s 2nd home in Windsor so we have everything we need at the moment. We’re just waiting for the insurance adjuster to meet up with us as soon as they make our area safe from the fire which is still burning east of Santa Rosa. Prayers are good."
HENRY COOPER PASSES - Red Warrior 66/67 Bravo Company
We have learned of the passing of Red Warrior Henry Cooper, 71 of Coweta, Oklahoma. He died April 8, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Muskogee, OK. A Purple Heart recipient, Cooper served in Bravo Company and is survived by his very large extended family.
A Special video memorial was created and can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
2018 RW REUNION REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - 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 Breweres ubs 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.
We are planning to offer a Red Warrior souvenir Memory Book for our 2018 reunion.. This first time offering will feature pages identifying everyone who attends, unit history, candid photos taken during the reunion, a tribute page honoring our fallen Red Warrior, and much more.
The Memory book will be offered as a $20 option for registrants on the Registration Form. Surplus books will be available through the PX at a later date, but at a higher cost.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin event will take place in September 4-6, , 2018 and is open to all Red Warriors, members of our support units, the 4/42nd Artillery, and B Company 4th Engineers.
Please return to this NEWS page for the latest reunion news .
REUNION - EARLY ARRIVALS HAVE OPTION TO ATTEND BREWERS/CUBS GAME
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
MEN UNDER ED NORTHROPS' COMMAND MEET FOR ANNUAL STAND-DOWN
Every year a few offices and men who served under Ed Northrop, Company Commander Charlie Company 1966/67, meet to renew their strong friendships.Thorugh the years they've met all over the country . This September they met in Wisconsin's beautiful Door County, Northeast of Green Bay.
Dennis Witt shares his photos of this 5 day event.
Just finished. Bill Comeau has been working very hard to update, revise and produce this edited video of the 12th Regimental Monument dedication. The Dedication took place May 31, 2017
Comeau gives a visual record of the entire event, the speakers, guests and of those attending in this one hour and 16 minute tribute. It climaxes with the unveiling of the monument.
CLICK HERE to see this historic event for the entire 12 Regiment.
NEW AT THE PX - Mini CIB & 12th Regiment Crest Pin - P38's, Division Pin & Patch
Mini 4th ID pin 5/8"
Now available on our PX. The Combat Infantry Badge is a "Miniature" pin and is perfect for your hat, tie or lapel, while the 12th Regimental Crest pin is regulatory size and is usually worn on the the shoulders of the Army dress uniform. They're perfect of your Red Warrior Cap. We also have have a limited supply of the originals style P38's to offer. A Mini 4thID Lapel pin is also available, as is the regulation 4thID Patch.
Sold individually, both the CIB and Regimental Crest pin sell for $11. This price includes shipping. P38's will be $1 if sent with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. The 4th IC Pin and path sell for $7.50 each