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…
Once again, the fall has been relatively quiet, but there has been much buzzing behind the scenes. The key event of the quarter was the Association Staff Ride of the 1864 Overland Campaign in Virginia hosted by yours truly. The Governing Board has been very active on a number of projects which help “Honor, communicate, and perpetuate the Regiment’s past history and present service.” These include the casting of plaques for the upcoming anniversaries of Desert Storm and the Punitive Expedition. The Board also arranged to have our Association to become a Partner with the United States World War I Commemorative Commission which was appropriately approved on Veterans Day, 11 November. We also approved for nomination 7 new DMORs and 2 HMORs for 2016. We further approved Ken Cassels and Al Herrera to be designated as the 2016 “Emeritus Saltuarius Honorabilis” recipients. We plan to recognize all DMORs, HMORs, and Emeriti at the Atlanta reunion next June. Finally, we have been planning for two key events in the winter quarter of 2016. These are the dedication ceremonies for the 25th Anniversary of the regiment’s participation Desert Storm and the 100th Anniversary of the regiment’s participation in the Punitive Expedition. The former will be held at Fort Riley on 25 February 2016 and the latter at Columbus, NM, on 12 March 2016. More details on these two events are provided below. I encourage all of you to consider attending these important efforts to commemorate key events in our Regiment’s history.
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.
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