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…
Well, here we are at the beginning of 2015. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas season and wish everyone the best for the new year. Your Governing Board continues to make strides toward making this Association the best such regimental organization in the United States and arguably, in the world. First up, I would like to remind one and all that we are in the midst of our annual “re-up” drive. If you have not already paid your 2015 dues, please do so as soon as possible. We were at 460 members at the end of December and are striving to hit 500 by the Chicago Reunion. Second, this is also the period of our annual donation drive. You will find in the January edition of the DD the various funds to which you can contribute. Our Christmas and Wounded Ranger funds are in good shape so I would ask our members to consider donating to the Regimental Memorial Fund this year. Our superb 50th Vietnam Anniversary monument will cost about $15,000 (see this link to see the memorial: http://16thinfassn.org/?page_id=1982). Last year our members contributed just over $10,000 in donations and not coincidentally we are shooting for $15,000 this year. There are several events that I encourage folks to attend this year. First, there’s the 1st Division Officers’ Dinner on 25 April. Next is the annual reunion of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division to be held 14-17 June in Chicago. That event will be followed by the dedication of the Regiment’s 50th Vietnam Anniversary monument at Fort Riley on 15 July 2015. The dates and location for the 2015 DMOR investiture are still being coordinated at this time (see this link for the 2015 nominees: http://16thinfassn.org/?page_id=90). Finally, we are planning to conduct a battlefield tour of the 16th Infantry’s World War I battles in France during 1-10 October. Look in the January DD for additional information on that tour.
Steven E. Clay
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The link below provides a Power Point brief that details what the 16th Infantry Regiment Association has accomplished since the General Business Meeting held at the 2013 reunion in Jacksonville. It is provided here for those of you who did not make it to the Fort Riley reunion.
On Saturday, 26 April 2014, COL (R) Ken Cassels, the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment, and the 16th Infantry Regiment Association, represented by President Bob Humphries, recognized four distinguished men who have done much for the Regiment. COL (R) Sherwood “Woody” Goldberg was designated as a 2014 Emeritus Saltuarius Honorabilis of the Association and accorded the title and instruments of office by Bob Humphries. COL G. Brent Cummings and LTC (P) Kevin Lambert were designated as Distinguished Members of the Regiment and presented with the DMOR badge and certificate. Mr. David Finkle, author of The Good Soldiers, was likewise designated as an Honorary Member of the Regiment.
New Regimental Print Available
Ranger Ed Pearce, who happens to be a superb artist, has created an impressive piece of art for the benefit of the 16th Infantry. The drawing shows two Vietnam-era Rangers standing in the background behind a modern-era Ranger on patrol somewhere in the world. It is called “We’ve Got Your Back.” The VN soldiers represent the members of the 16th Infantry Regiment Association who stand ready to assist, in any way we can, the Rangers and families of the active battalions, especially when they are deployed. This is a very timely piece of artwork since both of our battalions are now serving overseas. Prints of Ed’s art will be on sale at the California reunion 25-29 June. All proceeds from the sale go to support the Association’s battalion Christmas Fund, Wounded Ranger program, and Memorials program. You may purchase one of these fine prints from Steve Clay for $50.00. Please send checks or money orders to 307 North Broadway, Leavenworth, KS, 66048.
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