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April 22, 2016
Just learned that one of our Brothers just passed on.
He had planned to be at the Reunion in June.
Company B 2/3 Old Guard 1968 Ė 1969
Our condolences to his wife Nancy and family.
God bless you David and may you rest in peace
And the rest of your Redcatcher Brothers and Sisters
April 14, 2016
LADIES TOUR: THEIR DAY OUT
TO ALL LADIES GOING TO THE REUNION
TOUR OF FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT WHITE HOUSE
WEDNESDAY MORNING 9am to 3:00pm
This is a special tour and a must see the tour is on Wednesday morning with the bus leaving from the Double Tree. Bus cost is $12.00. Entrance into the grounds is about $13.00 and the lunch is around the same amount. I have a call in to get the exact amount. It takes about one hour for the bus to travel to the FDR White House.
Tickets will be available at the registration table when you arrive. Click below to go to their web site.
Visit their web site http://www.pinemountain.org/attractions/roosevelts-little-white-house
April 13, 2016
We are reaching our maximum occupancy for the Reunion Banquet at the Infantry Museum.
Please be advised that we will soon be posting a notice of cancellation, and if you havenít sent in your Banquet Registration, you will not be able to attend.
It is important that you submit your Reunion Registration as well as the Banquet Registrion.
Dear Redcatcher Friends and
It is with deep regret and sadness that I here notify you of the
passing of yet another from our ranks, former Captain Tonsetic, commander of
Charlie Company 4th Battalion 12 Infantry 199 Light
Infantry Brigade. To his Family and
circle of friends, we extend our deepest sympathies. His personal story of both military and
civilian experiences is inspiring, having devoted his most recent years of
retirement to his found passion of writing.
He will be greatly missed.
But, through the power of his own pen and memories of him, shared by
those that had served under his command and have come to know him since, he
will be remembered, always. We, his 199LIB comrades, thank him for his service and offer our Solemn Salutes! R.I.P., Dear Captain.
Stay Safe andÖÖÖ..Always Stay Redcatchers,
Robert L. Tonsetic, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), passed away
peacefully at his home on Sunday, 3 April 2016 in Easton, MD. He was 73 years
Born in Braddock, PA, Col. Tonsetic graduated
from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964 and joined the U.S. Army as a Second
Lieutenant. He continued to serve as an infantry officer for twenty-seven
years, with multiple combat tours during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and Bronze Star for his actions and
leadership in 1968 and 1970, which included a pivotal role in the Tet
Upon retirement in 1991, Col. Tonsetic acquired a Ph.D. in
education, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Central
Florida until relocating to Easton in 2003. He authored three memoirs on his
service in Vietnam as an infantry officer and advisor to a South Vietnamese
Ranger battalion, as well as two historical accounts of the American
Revolution. In 2014, he was inducted into the U.S. Armyís Ranger Hall of Fame,
at Fort Benning, GA. He was also a member
of the Legion of Valor of the United States of America.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Polly Tonsetic of Easton,
MD; by his sons Mark Tonsetic of Alexandria, VA, and Michael Tonsetic, of
Winter Springs, FL; his daughters-in-law Maureen McNulty and Kristin Tonsetic;
and his three grandchildren, Mitchell, Miranda, and Sophia.
Funeral services will be held later
this year at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Talbot Hospice (www.talbothospice.org).
For more info., voice recordings and
film clips, please note the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/RobertTonsetic/e/B001JOW3JM/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1459802227&sr=1-2-ent
April 2, 2016
TO ANYONE THAT
MAY BE INTERESTED
DD-214s are NOW Online. Please pass on to other vets. The National
Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans
to gain access to their DD-214s online:
http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ or try
This may be
particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his DD-214 for employment
purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and
Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military
veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a
new online military personnel records system to request documents.
Other individuals with a need for documents must still complete the Standard
Form 180, which can be downloaded from the online web site.
requester will be asked to supply all information essential for NPRC to
process the request, delays that normally occur when NPRC has to ask veterans for
additional information will be
minimized. The new web-based application
was designed to provide better service on these requests by eliminating
the records centers mailroom and processing time. Please pass this
information on to former military personnel you may know and their dependents.
March 25, 2016 - Notice Important Information
If you are going to
the Reunion and you are from these States, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, or
Washington, you need to have a Federal ID like a Military ID or Passport, or,
Passport ID Card because your Driver's License won't get them on base. I would hate
for someone to come all this way and not be able to get onto Ft. Benning.
We will be posting the Reunion itinerary NLT
April 16 for all to see.
There is an overwhelming response for the
Reunion, currently there are 90 hotel rooms reserved but we have not received
any Reunion Registrations.
Main reason for this is that we are getting
close to capacity for the Banquet at the Infantry Museum, which is a total of
You need to send in your reunion registration
Please be advised that when we reach the maximum
for the Banquet, we will have to close any further persons who may want to
be left out, so send in your Reunion Registrations now.
March 14, 2016
Concerning nominations for the Board of Directors of the 199th LIB Association. Please leave the name of the person you would like to nominate including yourself at email@example.com
To find information defining the Board of Directors as defined in the by-laws of the Association.
Click here then read Article V of the By Laws.
March 5, 2016
It is my utmost pleasure in announcing that one of our own was recently selected as a 2016 Officers Candidate School (OCS) Hall of Fame Member.
1st LT Daniel A. Nixon of B 4/12 67-68 who was severely wounded during May 1968.
My congratulations to him and look forward to seeing him at the Reunion.
Notice to all Redcatchers:
During the Reunion in Columbus this year, as in the past, we will be holding several raffles each evening in the hospitality room. In the past members attending the reunion have donated various items to be raffled off. We are asking for anyone who would like to donate anything that could be given away as a raffle prize please bring it along with you. Just about anything of any value can be used for this purpose. In the past some guys have solicited items from businesses or companies they had connections to. Also items from your hometown or state, like items from the west coast that might not be available on the east coast and vice versa.In the past we have had items such as golf balls, hats and t-shirts, arts and craft items that people made themselves, sports or military memorabilia and a variety of food and drink items. We hope that everyone will participate in this fun activity. There will be major prizes of considerable value raffled off during the week including a 50/50 raffle that will be held at the banquet.
March 2, 2016
ATTENTION ALL REDCATCHERS:
For those of you that will be attending the Reunion in June.
We should start thinking about electing members to the Board of Directors at the membership meeting. You may nominate someone or yourself to run for this very important position.
Soon, we will be posting the Reunion schedule and events to take place. All you have to do is send in your registration if you havenít done so.
June 2016 is rapidly approaching.
March 1, 2016
We want to thank everyone that responded to our request for volunteers to read the names of our KIA's at the Memorial during the reunion this year. We have our seven volunteers that we need at this time, again thank you all for your immediate response. So many of you volunteered that the only fair way to choose was by selecting the first eight e-mails that were received. Here is the list of volunteers: ...............................
February 26, 2016
We need 7 volunteers to read the names of the 757 fallen Redcatcher KIA's during the Memorial at the 2016 Reunion. Each man will read 2 pages of names and be asked to dress in country club casual clothes.
That is slacks (no shorts or blue jeans) and a collared shirt, pull over polo type shirts are fine. The Memorial will be held Wednesday evening June 8, 2016 on the grounds of the National Infantry Museum.
Contact Mike Gross by e-mail at MHRgross@msn.com.
February 4, 2016
Southern California Redcatcher Luncheon at
The Hilton In Huntington Beach (like Last Year) on March 19, 2016 starting at 12:00 pm.
Contact Jim Rothblatt,firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Waterfront Beach Resort, Hilton Hotel
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach 92646
See you there.
February 2, 2016
Attention all Redcatchers that plan on attending the reunion this year."We are looking for suggestions for activities that the women attending this yearís reunion might be interested in doing together as a group while in Columbus. If you have any ideas or suggestions that you think your wife or significant other may be interested in doing with the other women please forward them to email@example.com or post them on Facebook. Thank you."
January 21, 2016
2016 (RIF) REUNION GOLF TOURNAMENT
JUNE, 7, 2016 @ 8:00 AM (8:00
BULL CREEK GOLF COURSE
733 Lynch Rd., Midland GA 31820
Click here for more information about the Golf tournament.
For more information about the Reunion click on 2016 Reunion on the menu bar above.
January 2, 2016
Now that the holidays are over, it is time to start gearing
up for the up-coming June 2016 Reunion and if you havenít sent in your
Registration yet, you should start thinking about it.
We now have only six moths to go.
Everything is going well in preparation for this event, and
I certainly donít want you to miss out.
Remember what the Army told us way back then "There will be
5% who donít get the wordĒ or, is it the other way around?
Stay Safe and Always Stay Redcatcher
President 199 LIB
ATTENTION ALL REDCATCHERS:
Wednesday November 25, 2015
There may be a serious problem for those who are still using Rick Jones old website.
Since we are not paying for the old website any longer, it has been inundated with all sorts of advertisements that may carry virusís that could infect your computer, I recommend that you donít use it anymore.
Stay Safe and Always Stay Redcatcher
President, 199th LIB (Redcatchers)