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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 webmaster, Kirk Ramsey.
     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
jocklindsay@ec.rr.com

  


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...
  

 

PFC Larry Anderson photo?
  
PFC Larry Anderson served with Alpha Company from January 8, 1968 until he was killed in action 36 days later on February 13th, 1968 of fragmentation wounds.  If you have a photo of Larry, I have received a request from the Vietnam Veteran Wall of Honor facebook page, which is posting photos for each name on the Wall.  If you do, please send me a scanned copy.

 

Do you have recollections of 1Lt. Mel Godbee?
  
The daughter of 1Lt. Mel Godbee is seeking information regarding his service with Alpha Company in Vietnam.  If you knew the lieutenant and have stories to share, please send her a note with your recollections.

 

Reunions

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

 

 

 

  

 

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 WeistOr see Larry in October at the 25th Infantry Division Association reunion.

 

If you have photographs, historical documents, lists of names (such as awards orders and rosters), or wish to share personal stories of your experiences serving with the Golden Dragons, please send an e-mail to Webmaster and tell me about it.



 

 
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