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…
After an exceptionally busy spring for our Association and the Governing Board, the summer months brought a somewhat slower pace as well as warmer weather. This doesn’t mean, however, that nothing was going on. Following an extremely successful regimental reunion in early June, the Board immediately set out to get ready for the California reunion. That too, was a great event for the Regiment. We had about 62 members attend there despite the fact we had a large attendance at the Fort Riley reunion as well. Since then, the Board has been working on a number of other initiatives. Arguably, the most significant is the plans for a Regimental Vietnam memorial to be dedicated next July at Fort Riley. You will see an article in the October issue of the Dagwood Dispatches that will give additional details, or you can see the porposed design at: http://16thinfassn.org/?page_id=1982. Regarding this effort, I would ask all of you to consider digging deeply to help finance this worthy effort when we begin our annual fund drive in November. We have amply honored our World War II members over the years. With the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam war, our Vietnam vets deserve this recognition for their service and sacrifice, so we aren’t going to go cheap on this effort. Another key event we are working on is the LBJ Warrior Hunt coming up in November for two of our Wounded Rangers. Bob Hahn has arranged to send two of our Wounded Rangers to the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall, Texas, for a three-day hunting expedition. The cost will be free of charge to our participants. Finally, through the good offices of Ms. Rhonna Bolton and Ms. Jan Johnson, the Association is working to provide some weight lifting equipment for the 2nd Battalion at Camp Lemmonier in Dijbouti. Have a pleasant and happy fall season.
Steven E. Clay
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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