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2nd  Battalion
14th  Infantry  Regiment

Golden  Dragons

" The  Right  of  the  Line "


25th Infantry Division Association 70th Annual Reunion
Virginia Beach, Virginia September 8-14, 2019
Reunion Packet



A Message from Jock Lindsay,
President of the 14th Infantry Regiment Association


Fellow Golden Dragons,
     I am just back home after attending the 25th IDA reunion in Providence, RI and I have to tell you I am fired up.  We had more Golden Dragons at this reunion (19) than at any other I have attended.  That may not sound like a lot but it almost filled our meeting room.  We had folks from as close as Rhode Island and as far away as Washington State, Nebraska and Texas.  Great guys all, as you would expect. 

Here are the things we talked about and decided in Providence.
     a.  We decided we would like to have a 14th Infantry Regiment Association Chaplain, and Carlos Garza of Texas volunteered to do that.
     b.  We decided to investigate the idea of a separate 14th Infantry Regiment Association reunion.  We all agreed to try to find old buddies and have them join the association.  I agreed to work on setting this up when we got 40 or 50 definite "will attend" so I could try to negotiate a good room rate with a hotel.  Almost all of us thought tours are OK, and that the real appeal of a reunion is the camaraderie of the hospitality room, so that is what we would do at our first gathering.  A location is still to be determined, and I will solicit your input when we get the required number of participants.
     c.  I will work to put together a comprehensive mailing list to include all of our members so that I can respond quickly to requests for locator help, or have information to share with you.  If you are not sure you are on a mailing list, please send me your e-mail address and I will add you to our list.
     d.  I am not associated with this web site - that work is done by our webmaster, Kirk Ramsey (2/14).
     e.  I asked for a volunteer to step up and take over my job in the Association, but there were no takers, so you are stuck with me for at least another year.  As it stands right now these are the officers of the Association:
          President - Jock Lindsay  (North Carolina)
          Vice President - M. L. Tate  (Tennessee)
          Secretary - Dave Riebe  (Wisconsin)
          Treasurer - Larry Weist  (Utah)
          Chaplain - Carlos Garza  (Texas)
          Webmaster - Kirk Ramsey  (New Hampshire)

     As I have said before, this is your organization, I am just watching over it for you.  If you have ideas to grow our Association (like approaching the 4th Infantry Division) or anything else that will make our small band of brothers better, please let me know.  Maybe you don't like what we are doing or not doing with the Association, and if that is how you feel send me a note about it.  My e-mail address is below.  The next reunion will be in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in September of 2019.  Hope to see a lot of you there.

     Finally, I thank you for allowing me to lead this Association that honors the greatest infantry regiment in the Army.  I am truly honored.

Golden Dragons!

Jock Lindsay, President
14th Infantry Regiment Association
Cell - 910-269-3432


In Memoriam
Tom Jones, Lt. Col., retired
Founder of the 14th Infantry Regiment Association, and past president of the 25th Infantry Division Association, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 following his battle with cancer.

Tom Jones served with the 2/14th at Schofield Barracks, and then deployed with the 1/14th to Vietnam, rising to the rank of Captain.  In the years following his service he worked tirelessly on behalf of the 14th Infantry Regiment, becoming the driving force behind the creation of the 14th Infantry Regiment Association.  He was a very active supporter of the 25th Infantry Division Association, becoming its president in 2012.  In 2015 he received the 25th Association's highest honor, the Frederick C. Weyand award.  Read the complete story as reported in the Fall 2015 issue of Tropic Lightning Flashes...  As journalist Karen Zacharias said, "Tom Jones was all about serving others."  You can read her tribute to Tom in "A Hero's Journey".  You can find Tom's obituary on the Donovan Funeral Home web site.  We will miss Tom, he was a leader, and a friend to all...


For the Facebook Faithful - New Groups
(click the links below to go to their Facebook page, and join)

2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" Ft Drum, NY
See photos of 2017 Golden Dragon Ball
featuring 1890's China Relief Expedition Silver Punch Bowl

2-14 Infantry - Fort Benning - Sand Hill Bldg 3210
2-14 Infantry - Mogadishu
2-14 Infantry Golden Dragons
10th Mountain Division Group
25th Infantry Division Group
25th Infantry Division Association page

1/14th Group

UTube Videos

Department of the Army movie: Ready To Strike - Tropic Lightning.

Recent video with photos from 14th Infantry history, Vietnam and today




"I'll Try Sir!"

Full size "I'll Try Sir" poster reproductions are available to help raise funds for the 14th Infantry Regiment Association. 

To get your own copy, e-mail
Larry Weist.  Or see Larry in October at the 25th Infantry Division Association reunion.


Author seeking survivors and witnesses:

     On 10 July 1970 CH-47 #65-07999 of the 242nd Assault Support Helicopter Company was at a hover when it was shot down in the Mushroom area by 3 RGP’s.  Two crewmembers [SP4 Ross Bedient (FE) and SP4 David Schultz (Gnr)] were killed.  Seven passengers were also killed [SFC Thomas Campbell (12th Inf), SP4 Roy Harris (12th Inf), SP4 Dennis Martin (14th Inf), SGT Robert Oldham (12th Inf), SSGT Carey Pratt (14th Inf), SFC Elroy Simmons (13th Arty) and SP4 Michael Vullo (725th Maint)].  Ten other passengers were wounded including Harlen Metzger (14th Inf).

Did you survive or witness this incident?  Did you know any of those who died or survived?  I would like to speak to you as I am writing a book on this crash and its aftermath.  Please contact me . . . Jack McCabe



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