Friday, October 21, 2011

Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall

Fellow Troopers,

Jerry Brownfield, B Trp & HHT 69/70, visited the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall when it was in Des Moines, Iowa on September 17, 2011. The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Created by the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in 1990, the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is dedicated to all Americans who served in Vietnam and honors all veterans of the U.S. military.

Here are some of Jerry's photos: Jerry points out some of our troopers' names on the Wall.






Thanks Jerry for providing these photos.

John,

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

25th Infantry Division Association Reunion 2011

Fellow Troopers,

     Fifteen 3/4 Cavalry Chapter members attended the 62nd 25th Infantry Division Association Reunion 25 September to 2 October held at Waikiki, Hawaii. 177 25th IDA members were in attendance.  Including spouses, children, and grandchildren 410 were in attendance.  All of us had a great time.

     The keynote speaker at the banquet was LTG Robert Foley, Ret.  General Foley is a Medal of Honor recipient.  He was awarded the MOH for actions as a company commander in the 25th Infantry Division's 27th Infantry Regiment, Wolfhounds, during the Vietnam War.

     The 25th Division at Scholfield Barracks hosted Tropic Lightning Day to honor the veterans in attendance and to dedicate the General Weyand Parade Field.  Tropic Lightning Day included a tour of facilities at Schofield Barracks and a division review in honor of the 70th anniversary of the division's activation. See video of the division review below.



     A memorial service was held on the last day of the reunion at the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Names were read of casualties from the WOT and members who have passed since the last reunion.  See video of ceremony below.



Thanks,  See you in Nashville.

John,