OUR PURPOSE - TO PRESERVE HISTORY - 1st Battalion 12th Infantry (1/12th Red Warriors) - Vietnam Era
This website was developed to preserve the history of Task Force Warrior’s
Vietnam service. (The Task Force was composed of members of the 1/12
Infantry (Red Warriors); B Battery, 4/42nd Artillery (Straight Arrows); and 1st Platoon, B Company, 4th Engineers.)
Our key goals are to
develop comprehensive company manning rosters that are searchable,
accurate casualty reports, and a day-to-day history of Task Force
Warrior’s activities. You can help us achieve these goals by sharing
additional names or missing information. We hope that veterans’
recollections of activities on a given day or during a particular
operation will help fill in gaps in the War Diary.
We also invite veterans and their families to
use our website to reach out to each other. We have some contact
information for former members of the Task Force, but have not made it
public. If you would like to reach a specific man, please contact
Del Willenbecher Association Historian, and she will forward your message, if possible.
SEARCH THE ROSTER - We suggest that you begin
your journey through the website by starting in the "Roster" folder,
finding your own name and checking to see if everything we have listed for
you is correct. (Instructions on how to have problems fixed are at the
bottom of your page). After that you might want to look under the years
indicated in the “War Diary” folder for your tour of duty. If you find
that something is missing or is incorrect, please let
Del Willenbecher, Battalion historian, know. For
those who are looking for information about the 253 men who made the ultimate
sacrifice, we have the Task Force losses broken down by company in the
“Casualty Reports” folder.
Use the “Roster” search
engine to see if your buddies are included, and let us know of any updates
or corrections needed. We have added a "Deceased" (Advance Party) page to recognize those who, after the war, are no longer with us.
GUEST BOOK - Please also read our Guest Book as you pass our
way, Then sign it and use it for searching for Red Warrior buddies.
1969 YEARBOOKS - If your tour was anytime during 1969, visit the two 1969 battalion Yearbooks for that year, you may just see yourself.
REUNIONS - Our next reunion is scheduled for spring of 2014 in Washington, D.C. VIsit the REUNION REGISTRATION page for all the details.
NEWS - Our News page contains all the latest Red Warrior News including events and stories of interest, past and present. And
don't forget to check out the “PX” folder. New items will be
added periodically as they become available.
GET IN TOUCH THROUGH OUR RED WARRIOR COMPANY/COORDINATORS RECRUITERS (RWCCR) - As a 1/12th Red Warrior Vietnam veteran or family member, there is help for you if you have just discovered us and wish more information. There is a personal point of contact from your former company. Formed in early 2011, the Red Warrior Company Coordinators/Recruiters (RWCCR) purpose is not only to provide a point of contact, but to find other Red Warriors and to make them aware of our Association. The RWCCR is also here to support our brothers in time of need. Each company has a representative that you can contact. CLICK HERE for full details and Contact info.
RED WARRIORS VIETNAM ASSOCATION is a formal
association with a President, Treasurer, Secretary and webmaster. They are all volunteers.
Association meetings are held at each reunion. Every man who served
in our battalion task force in Vietnam has automatic lifetime Association
membership with no dues. We have only one bylaw, and that is to live as
long as possible. We also urge all Task Force members to join the 4th Infantry Division Association (see the “Links” folder).
InDebted - We're indebted to Red Warrior Roger Hill for the initial creation of this website and for his years of service as the Red Warriors historian, and to his wife Mary Hill for her diligent work on behalf of the association. Without their efforts this site would not exist. And to Del Willenbecher, our historian and webmaster, for maintaining and hosting this website through her own efforts.
The website's rosters
are updated periodically We are currently modifying
the process so that updates are applied weekly. Thank you for your
page updates frequently, so check it often.
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