The 16th Infantry Regiment Association is a Department of Defense Commemorative Partner for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration
A Message From The President…
The summer has been largely quiet after our very busy spring quarter. About the only development has been the bad news regarding the reduction of our Army by another 40,000 troops which, in turn, has made the inactivation of our 2nd Battalion permanent, at least for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, the Board has been busy with plans for future events and activities. First, 1st Vice President Bob Hahn has been laying plans for two wounded Rangers to participate in this year’s Wounded Warrior Hunt. The hunt will take place 4-6 December at the LBJ Ranch in Texas. Next, John Schatzel, our Adjutant, has been developing plans for the dedication of the 16th Infantry’s memorial for the 25th Anniversary of Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. The monument will be placed at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning and will be dedicated on, or about, 28 February 2016. Next March is also the 100th anniversary of the 16th Infantry’s participation in the Punitive Expedition into Mexico. The Board is engaged with having a bronze plaque created for placement at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, NM, the site of Villa’s famous raid in March 1916. The State Parks Division of New Mexico has approved the placement and design of the plaque. Last, we are once again fast approaching our annual fund drive to support the various Association programs. I would ask you all to consider generously donating to one or more of the Association’s worthy causes.
Steven E. Clay
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