Thursday, August 6, 2015

1SG Samuel G. Jenkins Jr (Ret) Memorial Conference Room

     On August 19th the current A Troop Commander, Captain Chris Morrow will dedicate the 1SG Samuel G. Jenkins Jr (Ret) Memorial Conference Room.  The conference room is Rm 2-231, Bldg 650, Schofield Barracks. Sam served in both B and A Troops on 2 different tours with the 3/4 Cav in Vietnam. Sam was the 1st Plt Sergeant of A troop in 68/69. He was awarded 2 Silver Stars (one of which was awarded for action on Aug 19, 1968), 3 Bronze Stars, & 3 Purple Hearts. He will be an excellent role model and example for the NCOs in the troop today. Thanks Chris.





Seeking Information on Kenneth McGaughey

Kenneth McGaughey served in HHT, B, & D Trp Feb 67 to Feb 68 as a 63B wheel mechanic. His son Rodney is asking if anyone knew his dad. His dad passed away from agent orange related factors in 2011. He is working on a scrapbook for the grandkids.  Below is a photo of Ken.   If you knew Ken contact his son rodney.mcgaughey@gmail.com


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

D Troop/F Troop Centaur Veterans Day Mini-Reunion: 9 - 12 Nov



    
      A group of Centaurs from Troop D (Air), 3d Sqdn, 4th Cav and Troop F (Air), 4th Cav will be gathering for the 12th annual Veterans Day Reunion during the 9 – 12 November 2015 period.  We are inviting anyone who served as a Centaur or with the 3/4 Cav to join us at Fort Leavenworth to honor our lost friends and to renew old friendships at our mini-reunion.

      The mini-reunion site will be the Holiday Inn Express, IHG Army Hotels – Fort Leavenworth, located at 214 Grant Ave, Bldg 695, Fort Leavenworth, KS.  The room rate will be $80.00 plus tax.  The room cost includes a buffet breakfast.  We have set aside a block of rooms for the nights of 9 – 11 November, so plan on arriving on Monday, 9 Nov and departing on Thursday, 12 Nov.  You can reserve a room by calling 913-684-4091.  Tell them it is for the Centaurs 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry Group and you will get the special price.  The primary point of contact at the hotel is Rebecca Fisher, Operations Manager.

      NOTE:  The Holiday Inn is on Ft Leavenworth, so you will need a photo driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance in order to get a visitor pass.

      Make your hotel reservations before 1 November.  If you are planning on attending, contact Dale Dow at the email address or phone number below so that he can make sure that we have the correct number of rooms available.  He needs your name, guest’s name, date of arrival and departure, troop assigned to, and dates with the troop so that a roster of attendees can be made up.

      The schedule of activities is still being developed.  Right now, we are planning on spending one day visiting the Liberty Memorial and World War I Museum in Kansas City (the Museum has had some major rework since the 2006 3/4 Cav reunion), a side trip to the Arabic Steamboat Museum, and lunch at one of the better Kansas City bar-b-que establishments.  The second day will be spent visiting the Frontier Army Museum, the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial, the National Cemetery, and several other sites on Ft Leavenworth.  The schedule will be finalized when the Veterans Day activities at the Liberty Memorial and at Leavenworth are announced.

      Contact Dale Dow, Centaur 35 in 1968, the host/coordinator/planner for this year, if you have any questions.  His email is daled@kansas.net and old fashioned land line phone is 785-776-1710.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Association Campaign & Unit Citation Streamer Project (Updated)

     Streamer project update #2: We have received enough donations to obtain the Indian Wars & Philippine Insurrection streamers.  See images below.
     Streamer project update #1: We have received enough donations to obtain the WWII streamers.  See images below.
     In the  association newsletter we announced our streamer project for the Association's set of the squadron's colors. The 3/4 Cav Association started buying all of the squadron's authorized streamers. So far we have not had to use any association funds to purchase streamers. To help with the cost, we are seeking donations from our membership. Each streamer costs $37.95 unless it has a special date or lettering that must be added. We have received the first shipment of streamers using the $1,280 in donations we have received so far.  The squadron is authorized approximately 91 streamers.  We still have about 20 streamers to purchase. We order the streamers as we get the funds.  We need about $750 to complete the project. If you wish to donate, you may send a check to our treasurer, Bobby Bingham, at PO Box 23678, Lexington, Kentucky 40523-3678. You may also donate using PayPal through our website. Either way, please mark your donation: STREAMERS.

     Many thanks to those who have already donated.
 
Indian Wars
Philippines Insurrection

WWII
War on Terror Streamers
Korean War Streamers
Vietnam War Streamers

Friday, May 30, 2014

Reunion Hotel Update

Fellow Troopers,

     We have had two attendees that have had to cancel attending the reunion. Contact Dave Cox, the reunion host, and we will get you in contact so you can arrange to take over the rooms. This is at the Holiday Inn River Walk. Thanks!

     The primary hotel (Holiday Inn Riverwalk) for the reunion is full. The Indigo Hotel is the overflow hotel. Reservations can be made by calling the Indigo reservation line at 877-846-3446 or the hotel directly at 210-933-2000. Call between the hours of 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, CDT. Tell them you are with 3/4 Cavalry Chapter, 25th Infantry Division. The hotel will honor reservations made prior to Sept. 2, 2014.

John,

Saturday, August 10, 2013

D Troop 3/4 Cavalry Mini-Reunion 2013


Fellow Troopers,

     The 10th Annual Veterans Day Mini-Reunion of the Centaurs from Troop D (Air), 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry and Troop F (Air), 4th Cavalry will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, from Saturday, 9 November to Tuesday, 12 November 2013.  Although the mini-reunion is being hosted by the Centaurs, anyone who served with the 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry in Vietnam or Iraq/Afghanistan is welcome to attend.  This year’s activity is being planned by Jerry Brownfield from Troop B in 68 – 69.

    The Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center will be our gathering point for the weekend.  Jerry has made arrangements for a block of rooms at the special rate of $75.00 a night.  Contact the Ramada Tropics at 515-278-0271.  Use the code “D/F Trp Mini-Reunion” to reserve your room.  The current drop-dead day for making your reservation is 1 October, but Jerry is working on getting an extension to the cutoff day. The website for the Ramada Tropics is http://www.ramadatropicsresort.com.  The Ramada Tropics is located at 5000 Merle Hays Road, near Exit 131 of I80/I35 in Des Moines, IA.

    In order to provide more time for renewing old friendships, making new friendships, and general socializing, Jerry has only planned three group activities.  Jerry will be providing a list of other things to see and do (shopping for the wives) in Des Moines in your reunion packet.
         Sunday afternoon we will be taking a tour of the Iowa Historical Museum.  (http://www.iowahistory.org/museum/index.html) 
        Sunday evening we will be gathering in the hotel lobby for group photos and then heading to Smokey D’s Restaurant for dinner. (http://smokeydsbbq.com/)
        Monday morning we will be observing Veterans Day by traveling to Camp Dodge to attend the Veterans Day service and concert conducted by the Iowa National Guard.  (Camp Dodge is the home for the Iowa National Guard.)  After the memorial service, we will be taking a tour of the Iowa National Guard’s Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge.  (http://www.iowanationalguard.com/History/Museum/Pages/home.aspx)
   
    For additional information or questions, contact:
        Jerry Brownfield at nrthrnpik@msn.com
        Fred Reese at freese@wiatel.net
        Dale Dow at daled@kansas.net

Thursday, June 20, 2013

64th Annual 25th Infantry Division Association Reunion - Oct 2013


 

Fellow Troopers,

     Just a quick reminder that this year's 25th Infantry Division Reunion will be held at Fort Benning, GA from October 13th to Oct 19th 2013.


Details about this year's reunion can be found in the reunion packet. To register for the reunion or make your hotel reservations, print out the the forms found in the packet and mail them with your payment. You will also find details about reunion activities and tours



The forms are in Adobe Acrobat format and require the free reader to view/print them.Visit the Adobe website and download itif needed. 


The following troopers have indicated that they plan to attend the reunion.

Jerry Headley 68/69
Bill Ruff
Jim Walt
Robert Winkler
Stephen Torres
Geoffrey Cushing-Murray 1968
Dave Cox 65/66
Earl Hornung 1966
Bingo Bingham 68/69
Dennis Roe 68/69
Danny Rabon 1970

Thanks!