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3 weeks ago

Edward Waldo Walding
So the 30th anniversary reunion of Desert Storm will now happen on the 31st Anniversary. Contracts re signed. Rate for room is $85.00 per night. You can get the rate starting Thursday 23 June 2022. Reunion starts friday 24 June evening with a social. Main events will occur on Saturday 25 June. 1st Brigade will be in Europe so we won't have much help from them but we will work with rear det. Dagger 6 inbound was Dreadnought 6 so he will be helpful I am sure. Convention hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott. Hotel number is 785 210 1500. More to follow. Lets find missing folks from our units. Johnny G. Womack comes to mind as well as many others. Lets be inclusive. If you know someone who served with us before the war who would like to come they are welcome.i will post updates and tickets when i get the info ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

Ronald Lyons
In Loving Memory ofRaymond Lavato Lyons1929 - 2021Newcomer - Winter Park Chapel (407-678-4500) is assisting the familyRaymond Lavato Lyons was born on August, 11th 1929, in Jacksonville, Florida. His parents Monroe M. Lyons and Ida Idell (Waters) Lyons, preceded him in death. Raymond had four sisters, Vicy, Ruby, and Estelle, Kathleen and a brother Walter F. (Fred) Lyons, who also preceded Raymond in Death.Raymond joined the Florida State Guard in 1945 at the end of World War II. In 1947, he Joined the Regular Army. He is a veteran of the Korean War. He served overseas in Germany, Korea, and Japan as well as numerous duty stations stateside.Raymond retired from the Army in 1967 as a Sergeant First Class, his awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal 5th award, World War II Victory Medal, World War II Occupation Army and Air Force Medal with both Clasp for Germany and Japan and the Berlin Airlift Device, Medal For Humane Action, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal with two campaign stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Bronze Arrowhead, UN Korean Service Medal, R.O.K. War Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal.Raymond married the former Angeline Cook. They had seven children; Dwayne Anthony, Donald Wayne, Ronald William, David Allan, Dorthea Lynn, Rebecca Idell, and Martin Raymond. Angeline, Dwayne, and Rebecca preceded Raymond in death.Donald and Ronald reside in Copperas Cove, Texas; David lives in Saint Thomas US Virgin Islands; Dorthea resides in Warren, Michigan; and Martin, resides in Orlando, Florida.Raymond has numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, as well and grandchildren and great- grandchildren.After he retired from military service, Raymond worked as a Journeyman Press operator and retired from the Orlando Sentinel Star Newspaper Company.During his lifetime, Raymond always helped those who he could. He made and kept loyal friendships from his time in the military and his civilian career as well.Raymond was a stern example for us to follow. As a father, he was always there for his children.Raymond enjoyed hunting with Fred, his brother; he was an avid fishing enthusiast who enjoyed both freshwater and saltwater fishing. He collected coins and military memorabilia for hobbies.He was incredibly proud of his association and assignments with the “Big Red One” First Infantry Division, the 16th Infantry Regiment, and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Raymond was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Interment will be at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, located in Killeen, Texas. Services pending, please check back for updates.Arrangements by Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (Winter Park Chapel). ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

Edward Milford
Does anyone have a photo of T/5 Felix Earl Minnich of Cannon Company, 16th Infantry from WW II? Thanks; Ed ... See MoreSee Less
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12 months ago

Herman Wolters
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Today we received some sad news. We are saddened to hear that Col. (R) John M. "Jack" Brooks passed away on 13 January 2020.Jack was a member of the 16th Infantry from 1941 at Fort Devens to 1947 in Austria and took part all of the major campaigns during the Second World War. We received this information about John's life from the 16th Infantry Regiment Association:"Colonel John Mahon Brooks, known to his friends as “Jack” was born 6 May 1920 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He was a University of Nebraska-Omaha Army ROTC graduate and brought on active duty as a Thompson Act officer in 1941. He joined C Company, 16th Infantry that June when the 1st Infantry Division was at Fort Devens, MA. He fought with the regiment through North Africa and Sicily during part of which he commanded the regiment’s Anti-Tank Company from 22 April to 14 July 1943. He was serving as the regiment’s assistant S4 on DDay and temporarily took over as the S4 when Major Leonard C. Godfray was killed in action on Omaha Beach. On 16 June 1944, he took command of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion and held that position until at least June 1945 He was reassigned as the regimental S4 in September 1945. Although eligible on points to go home (having participated in all 8 of the regiment’s campaigns and the D-Day landings in North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy) Colonel Brooks remained with the 16th Infantry in Germany and Austria until 1947 when he returned to the United States. At that time, he was integrated into the Regular Army in the grade of major. He went on to command the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, 24th Infantry Division in Korea. In 1955 Jack attended the Command and General Staff College and later served in Vietnam in 1962-63 as the Senior Advisor to the 5th Vietnamese Division. He returned to the United States and was assigned command of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley in 1964 after graduation from the Army War College. In 1965, he headed the Big Red One’s Advance Plans Group and preceded the division to Vietnam in order to plan for the division’s reception there that spring and summer. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1966. His awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (with star), and the French Legion of Honor. Additionally, Colonel Brooks was invested as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR) for the 16th Infantry in 1986. Following his return to the United States in 1947 he married Ingeborg Schulz of Bamberg,Germany. They were parents of twin daughters and a son. ... See MoreSee Less
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