The 16th Infantry Regiment Association is a Commemorative Partner of the United States World War I Commemorative Commission
The 16th Infantry Regiment Association is also a Department of Defense Commemorative Partner for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration
A Message From The President…
As always, the spring quarter has been very busy with various Association activities. In April, Bob Hahn and Phil Hall set up and ran the command post in support of the annual dinner of the Officers of the 1st Infantry Division in Alexandria, VA. This was followed by a regimental birthday celebration at VFW Post 56 in Leavenworth, KS for the 155th Anniversary of the 16th Infantry Regiment’s organization. Finally, as always, the Board was decisively engaged in planning and executing an excellent event at the annual reunion of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division. The highlight of that event was the induction by Ralph Kauzlarich and Bill Arthington of five new DMORs, as well as the induction of two Association members into the Order of St. Maurice. Finally, the Board surprised John Copeland by designating him as our third Emeritus for 2016. The one sad event of the quarter was the passing of Al Herrera on 1 June. Al will be missed by all, but especially his buddies in the Bandito Association. Looking forward to summer and fall, the calendar is relatively open. That, however, just gives the Board more time to plan and execute several outstanding events for 2017. The most significant, of course, is the 100th Anniversary events commemorating the constitution of the 1st Infantry Division, as well as events commemorating the 16th Infantry Regiment’s participation in World War I. The Board is working hard to make the 2017 reunion a very memorable event and we all need to encourage our fellow Rangers to make every effort to attend. You won’t want to miss it!
Steven E. Clay
DMOR Ed Pearce 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. You may purchase one of these fine prints from Phil Hall for $50.00. Please make out checks or money orders to “16th Infantry Regiment Association” and mail to: 208 Hunters Glen Lane, Johnson Creek, WI 53038. All proceeds from the sale go to support the Association’s battalion Christmas Fund, Wounded Ranger program, and Memorials program.
Annual Membership Fees
are due on 1 January each year!
Dues are $25.00 a year.