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…
As you’re aware, we started the year with a fund drive for the family of SGT Daley of 1-16 Infantry. The family’s house at Fort Riley burned in January and Association members rallied to contribute more than $1000 to the Daley recovery fund. Our Board contributed another $1000 on behalf of all members in addition to that effort. In February, the active battalions began returning home and by the end of March, all elements should have closed on Fort Riley. The 2nd Battalion will be holding their annual ball on 2 April in Manhattan which I will attend to present the Association’s annual leadership awards to five outstanding soldiers of the battalion. As you know, the DMOR/HMOR investiture for 2015 will be held 29 April-1 May in Manhattan at the Four Points Hotel. I invite all Association members to consider attending this superb event and help congratulate this year’s designees. There is additional information for this and other events in the April issue of the Dagwood Dispatches. The dedication of the Regiment’s Vietnam War Memorial has been moved to 1 May at Fort Riley (see this link to see the memorial: http://16thinfassn.org/?page_id=1982). This was done to limit the number of trips to the heartland this spring and make it more convenient for all to attend. The dedication will be done in conjunction with the DMOR investiture and the inactivation of the 2nd Battalion. Finally, I encourage all members to attend the reunion of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division 17-20 June in Lombard, IL. This will be a superb event and will be well-attended by our fellow Rangers and other BRO members. I will see you there!
Steven E. Clay
(913) 651-6857 Home
There are a number of Regimental events which will take place at Fort Riley and Manhattan, KS 29 April-1May 2015. These include the DMOR/HMOR welcome dinner, the DMOR/HMOR investiture, the dedication of the Regiment’s Vietnam 50th Anniversary and, sadly, the inactivation of the 2nd Battalion. The schedule is:
Wednesday, 29 April 2015:
12:00-5:30 p.m. Arrive at the Four Seasons Motel in Manhattan, KS
6:30-8:30 p.m. Investiture Dinner at the Four Seasons Motel
8:30 p.m.-u/c Command Post activities
Thursday, 30 April 2015
6:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Four Seasons
9:30-11:30 a.m. (To be determined)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00-3:30 p.m. DMOR/HMOR Investiture at the Four Seasons
3:30-7:00 p.m. Free Time
7:00 p.m.-u/c Command Post activities
Friday, 1 May 2015
6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Four Seasons
8:30-9:00 a.m. Movement to Fort Riley
9:00-9:45 a.m. Monument Dedication
9:45-10:00 a.m. Walk to Cavalry Parade
10:00-11:00 a.m. Inactivation Ceremonies for the 2nd Battalion
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Movement to the Four Seasons or Airport
Our guest speaker for the monument dedication will be BG (Ret) David Martin, the last commander of the 1st Battalion in Vietnam, 1969-70.
The hotel for these events is the Four Points by Sheraton in Manhattan, KS. The rooms are $89.00 a night plus tax and include free breakfast for two people. The hotel is easy to find. It is on Fort Riley Boulevard on the west side of town as you head to Fort Riley. Check in time is 3:00 p.m., but the hotel can provide checked baggage service when you get there if needed. If you have to cancel your reservations, you need to ensure that you call no later than 24 hours (3:00 p.m. 28 April) or you will be charged for the first night. Once you make your reservations, please let me know at the contact point below the following information:
- The nights for which you have reservations and the number of guests in your party.
- The number of guests who will attend the DMOR/HMOR dinner on Wednesday evening.
To make your room reservations, call (785) 539-5311. Make sure you tell them that you are with the “16th Infantry Regiment Association.”
Transportation will be on your own so plan for a rental car or to ride with a buddy. As always, you can fly into Kansas City, or for an extra charge, you can fly into Manhattan Airport which is about four miles from the hotel.
Please contact Steve Clay if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-651-6857
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