1st Battalion /14th Infantry Regiment
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
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
Vice President - M. L.
Secretary - Dave Riebe
Treasurer - Larry Weist
Chaplain - Carlos Garza
Webmaster - Kirk Ramsey
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.
Jock Lindsay, President
14th Infantry Regiment Association
Cell - 910-269-3432
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.
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
on the Donovan Funeral Home web site. We will miss Tom, he
was a leader, and a friend to all...
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
Do you have
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
send her a note with your
Infantry Division Association 70th Annual Reunion
Virginia Beach, Virginia September 8-14,
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
Or see Larry in October at the 25th Infantry Division
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.