October 16, 2015
Back from the reunion
in Springfield, Illinois held with the 4th Infantry
Division. What a great few days to re-unite with old friends
and welcome newly found Golden Dragons making their first reunion.
You have done a great job of reaching out to old comrades and
welcoming them back. Please keep it up, your efforts make a
It was a real treat to meet several Golden Dragons who did their
service with the 4th Infantry Division. Great guys
and proof that a Golden Dragon is a Golden Dragon regardless of
where or with whom he served. I think a lot of us 3rd
Brigade folks were assigned to the 4th Division for a
while and didnít even know it. The next reunion is a return to
Hawaii, October 3 -8, 2016. It should be a reunion to
remember. I hope that lots of you will be able to make the
long trip back.
I know lots of people wonder why we have these reunions and I think
there are lots of good reasons. At the Springfield reunion I
was able to talk to someone I have known for a long time about
coming home from Vietnam. I donít know how we got on the
subject but it was a remarkable sharing of experiences that was not
planned but I think helped us both. If that never happens
again, it justifies to me going to all of them. Iím just
It seems that many of you either didnít know about or didnít receive
the 14th Infantry Regiment Association Certificate and
membership card when you joined the association. If you didnít
receive yours please let me know. It is about time to go back
to the printers and I need to order enough.
I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the Golden Dragons for
their generosity supporting the 25th IDA scholarship fund
and the Memorial fund. Your gifts throughout the year keep
these projects going and the Golden Dragons at Springfield gave over
$800.00 when we passed the hat. We all know times are tough
and these gifts from your hearts are really special.
Finally let me tell you how proud I am to be representing you and
the 14th Infantry Regiment Association. This group
is about you so please let me know what we can do to represent you
better. My e-mail is below,
Golden Dragons Sir!
President, 14th Infantry Regiment Association