Sept. 20-23,2013 at the :
HOLIDAY INN EVANSVILLE AIRPORT
PH # : tool free 1-866-460-7456 or
7101 U.S. Hwy 41 North
B Company 1st Battalion,
12th Infantry, 4
th Division Reunion
Here is the 2011 photo.
The latest news here is that I bought a house and am very happy with it. It is my first house. I had owned a farm with my
first husband; but that was not the same a buying one just for me!! I had been living in a 1 bedroom house for 15 years and was
very tired of being so cramped for space. Now I have a 3 bedoorm house and am having all kinds of company come to visit.
I still live in the same town; Mt. Horeb, WI and have the same phone number; just moved to a new street address. Call for the address
September 25, 2011
I have retired from writing websites. I moved to Alabama. To bookmark the new address, come here
http://www.port-works.com/red_warriors and bookmark as usual. This will work for a long time. I can still make some changes as God gives me the time.
Ssg Ken Henkel US Army (retired)
The following is one of the most gripping narratives that I have read in quite some time. Some time we are too far removed from the actuality of what's happening all around us. I have only forwarded this because I could not fail to do so.
Burial at Sea (Every American Should Read This!)
To only those who would and could appreciate it. This account is one of a kind. A powerful one that touches your heart. Tough duty then as it is now.
Burial at Sea
by Lt Col George Goodson, USMC (Ret)
A veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank
check made payable to 'The United States of America '
for an amount of up to and including their life.'
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country
who no longer understand it.
I am happy to announce that the Red Warriors Vietnam Association reunion will be held August 30th through September 1st, 2012 at the beautiful Hotel Contessa in San Antonio, Texas. The hotel is located on the Riverwalk close to the Alamo, Rivercenter Mall, and La Villita Historic Arts Village. I am excited about this location and I am looking forward to seeing some old friends and making new ones.
As President of our association, I have the privilege of making this announcement, but the Association Board, advisors and the Reunion Coordinators, Ernie and Virginia Banasau, have been working very hard, coordinating our 2012 Red Warrior reunion. They overcame some extremely difficult circumstances. A significant hurdle was a change in the original hotel site, due to a remodeling project. This was an extremely difficult process that required starting over from scratch and we were blessed to have a legal and financial advisor to call on for advice. All our planning decisions were guided by two principles attention to your interests and keeping the cost low.
It is extremely important for you to make your hotel reservations for our reunion, August 30th to September 1st 2012, to ensure that you will have a room at the Hotel Contessa. If the hotel schedules another conference before, during, or after our reunion, rooms will be extremely limited. The hotel informed us that many Red Warriors are checking in early on the 28th and 29th of August, which is fine. Several Red Warriors delayed making reservations in St. Louis and had to make reservations at other hotels because rooms at our hotel were sold out.
Reservations can be made by calling 866-435-0900. Mention Attendee Code 261523 to get the discounted Red Warrior rate. It is better to make reservations early than late. You can cancel reservations later if required. When making reservations, inquire about the cancellation policy.
This is your reunion and we want to make it a memorable Red Warrior experience. What makes our reunions special is the camaraderie of our association members and the wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with our brothers-in-arms, under much better conditions than what we experienced from 1966 to 1970. It is also great fun for spouses and guests.
This info was sent to every member of our association for whom we have an e-mail address. Please talk to your buddies and encourage them to attend. If you know Red Warriors that do not have Internet service, let them know about the reunion and registration.
2012 Reunion Registration and Information page for more details about the reunion and links to the hotel reservations system. Please register for the reunion as soon as possible. We need some registration fees to pay the hotel deposit. Refunds will be honored until July 31, 2012.
I cannot wait to see all my wonderful Red Warrior buddies in San Antonio. We will build lots of wonderful memories together.
Pass this on to any Red Warriors you are corresponding with. Please keep me updated as to any new info about yourselves so that I can update my data.
B Co Coordinator
Former Platoon Leader/XO, Rear Guard.
Got a call from Rollan Garrison around Dec 22 and he said Happy Jack Regan passed away.
Jim Swett is looking for anyone who remembers Sgt. John Cribb and Top Jesse Revels. Please contact Jim at: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 27, 2010
I hope you had a great reunion. I help maintain the Battalion website at
Redwarriors.us , and I am trying to get as many pictues of fallen Red Warriors to put next to their name on the Casualty page of our website. If any Bravo members have a photo of a fallen comrade, we sure would like to post it next to their name on the Battalion Site. If you have the ability, please send the picture to
, or mail to
1410 E. Fillmore
Marshfield, WI 54449.
Originals will be returned. Thanks! Hope some of you guys will attend the Battalion reunion in 2013 in San Antonio Texas.... Pictures of the recent reunion are on the Battalion site also!
January 30, 2010
Fellow Red Warriors,
I'm conducting a survey to find out how many of you might be interested in purchasing a copy or copies of either or both of the 1969-1970 battalion year books that were produced in Vietnam. One is dated 1969 (black cover); the other is dated 1969-1970 (blue cover).
Over the years I've been asked by several Association members if I could get the books printed. Only recently have Jim Daniels and I been able to work out a way to get copies of the books printed in their original format and colors, both hardbound.
I am not looking for a commitment, just an feel for how many to order initially. With the costs of printing, binding and shipping, it is estimated that the price will be in the $35.00 to $40.00 range, plus an approximate $5.00 shipping fee.
If you think you might want to purchase one or both, please contact me either at 815-369-2330 or thearmyspast (at) mchsi (dot) com
Just got in from a tour of your former AO. The Viets finally (!) lifted the restrictions we have been under for the past decade.
We drove Hwy 19 all the way to the Cambodian border. Spent a little more time there than planned as a scavenger had tried to cut down a rosewood tree in a field next to the highway and it fell across the roadway. Gave us an opportunity to visit with the locals and sample some Cambodian beer.
Then we worked our way back stopping at key sites. As with many base areas, the only remnants of our presence is sometimes the airstrip. We found the airstrip at Duc Co SF Camp and even some shrapnel on the runway. These runways are all crumbling, but the Engineer's mcadam formula for paving them is consistently recognizable. It also makes good paperweights if you pick up a chunk and brush it off.
Then we went to Jackson Hole. A one-lane paved road leads there and the hilltop is now a thriving village complete with a PAVN army compound.
At the Oasis we found remnants of the airstrip where it ran parallel to the roadway. A local man took us about 100 meters into the village that has grown up there and showed us a hardspot. I've seen these before up at Camp Carroll in the DMZ. They are 12 or 15 foot paved squares or rounds where you can place a 105 and fire it without having to dig it out of the mud every few rounds.
Camp Enari has changed a lot since I was last there. In some photos from a few years ago you can see the concrete platform that the MP checkpoint stood on at the north entrance to the camp. It is now gone, but you can see the footprint where it used to be. About 1KM down the road through Enari the PAVN have built a substantial army base with 2-story masonry buildings on the west side of Enari. It looks like they have a HQ building and a bunch of barracks & misc. buildings.
Further on down the road, again on the west side, is a concrete factory.
Last time I was at Hensel Field it was pretty open with only one building there. Now there are multiple buildings, walls, and fences. Through one wire fence you can clearly see the pattern in the clay where PSP was laid in the 60s and removed more than a decade ago. Looks like a heavy coating of old oil is holding the pattern in place and stalling off weathering effects.
In a few minutes we're going back out and scout Camp Holloway. Tomorrow we are visiting Kontum, Dak To and Ben Het SF Camp.
Hope that I can get you guys and some of your friends to make this pilgrimage sometime.
Butch in Pleiku
Pearl Harbor Day
Sent in by Larry
A poem about a Christmas Marine.
Download the MP3, then save and play.
Friday Mornings at the Pentagon
Story Created: Thanksgiving Day, 2007
I received this in an email and thought I might pass it on here....
A photobook in PDF sent in
See a tribute to veterans
July 7, 2011
Here is the latest on Capt Childs and his heart surgery:
Surgery was on July 6th at St. Joseph's Hosp in Atlanta. They had to open his chest and found major problems. When they
went in they found a 1 mil thick film around his heart and had to remove that. Then they did by-pass surgery;
not a stent. His main artery was almost totally blocked. Surgery was successful and he was in ICU until today when he was moved to the Cardiac floor. He is able to sit up for 2 hrs; and is doing well.
Today they are giving him solid food for the first time since last Tuesday. He is not hungry and Norma is trying to get him
They also removed some lymph nodes from around his heart and they are being sent to pathology.
Love ya'all, Ellie (Mrs. TOP) Revels
"For Those Who Fought For It, Freedom Has A Flavor The Protected Will Never Know."
The loss of American Prestige in the Vietnam War is still coming home to roost. It was only a few years after the war before the Middle Eastern rebels started to push our boundaries. Nov. 4, 1979 Hostages taken at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Then ...more
first World Trade Center attack in 1993 ...the ship The Cole ...
Today's terrorist troubles started after the World saw us as a Paper Tiger. We have yet to see if the current leadership in Congress will have the guts to win the War on Radical Islam.
.....more on Jesse's life and