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.


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  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.  ( 
        Sunday evening we will be gathering in the hotel lobby for group photos and then heading to Smokey D’s Restaurant for dinner. (
        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.  (
    For additional information or questions, contact:
        Jerry Brownfield at
        Fred Reese at
        Dale Dow at

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


Friday, November 30, 2012

Custom Ceramic Coffee Mug.

Fellow Troopers,

      We have added a Stoneware Ceramic Coffee Mug (photo below) to our online store. These are stoneware coffee mugs (8 to 10 oz) come in a beige or green ceramic with the 4th Cav crossed sabers in raised relief.  These look great.  We are selling the mug for $25.00.  This price includes the shipping/insurance for most zip codes. This item is breakable and must be insured which accounts for the higher cost.  To order this mug go to our 3/4 Cavalry Store.

    We also have a personalized version (photo below) that includes your name embossed on the mug . This version costs $30.00 To order the personalized mug go to our 3/4 Cavalry Store.

Thank your for your support of the 3/4 Cavalry Chapter.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Custom Art Print: "The Wall"

Fellow Troopers,

     We have a number of custom art prints by Bob Chaplin of the poem, "The Wall".  These are high quality and would look great matted and framed. These prints are 11"x14" and are printed on 100% Rag Parchment acid free stock. They originally sold for $50.  We will be selling these for $20. $5 of which will cover 1st class shipping/handling, the rest goes to the 3/4 Cavalry Chapter's general fund

Our print will look similar to the one below and be custom personalized ""In memory of the Fighting Men of Mackenzie's Raiders, Welcome Home. Bob".  This is a photo and does not show the actual quality or personalization of the print.  Please support the association by the purchase of one of these fine art prints.

A second version of the art print is embossed with an image of the Purple Heart.  These sold originally for $200. The Purple Heart image is shaded only and not in color.  These are not addressed to the Mackenzie's Raiders and are only signed by the artist.  We will be selling these for $50.

Steve Huff will be handling the orders.  He will accept check, money orders, or cash.  The poems will be sent back by 1st class mail. If you are ordering from outside the continental United States, email Steve for the shipping costs.

Steven Huff
4071 Belair Lane
Naples , FL 34103

Thanks for your support of the Association.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Veterans Day 2012 - Washington D.C

Fellow troopers,

     Our Fellow 3/4 Cavalry veterans participate in placing a 25th Infantry Division wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. on November 12th, 2012.

Larry Young, Mark Lewis, Jerry Headley, & Gary Quay

Here is the link to the entire album of photos for the event:

Thank you troopers for representing the 3/4 Cavalry and all veterans at this event.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Veteran’s Day Mini-Reunion 3/4 Cav

Fellow Troopers,
     For the past several years, a small group of Centaurs from Trp D (Air), 3d Sqdn, 4th Cav, and Trp F (Air), 4th Cav has been joining together to honor Veteran’s Day and the men we served with.  In the past, attendance has been by troopers who served with either Trp D or Trp F, with an occasional visitor from one of the ground troops.  This year, we are welcoming anyone who served with the 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry to join us.
     The gathering will be at the Clarion Hotel, 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan, KS.  The room rate will be $94.00 plus tax per night.  The room cost includes breakfast.  We have set aside a block of 30 rooms for the nights of 9 – 11 November.  You can reserve a room by calling 785-539-5311.  Tell them it is for the Centaurs Vietnam Group and you will get the special price.  The special price is good through 19 October, so make your reservations early.  You can always cancel if you can’t make it to Manhattan.

     Since Veteran’s Day falls on Sunday, the Manhattan Veteran’s Day celebration (parade and memorial service) will be Friday morning.  A tour of the Flint Hills Discovery Center is scheduled for Friday afternoon.  Saturday includes a visit to the Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the museums at Fort Riley, and dinner at the Little Apple Brewery.  Sunday’s activities are still being worked on.

     If you have any questions about the get together, contact Dale Dow at 785-776-1710 or email at daled at


Dale Dow