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June 27, 2016
2017 Redcatcher Reunion dates: Monday June 19th thru Friday June 23rd, 2017.
Early arrivals Saturday/Sunday June 17th and 18th.Location: Silver Legacy Resort/Casino, 407 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada.
For room reservations: Phone 800-687 8733. Room rates are: Monday thru Thrusday- $70.00, Weekends $100.00. Rates include one $10.00 food voucher per room. WHEN CALLING THE HOTEL FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS YOU MUST USE THE CODE IDENTIFIER: LIB 17. We are planning to arrange a dinner cruise on Lake Tahoe for Wednesday evening and the banquet will be on Thursday evening. The cost per event can not be determined until six months prior to the reunion date. The Reno Rodeo which is considered the Wildest, Riches Rodeo in the West will take place during the week of our reunion. This should be an exciting time for some if not all. There are many exciting things to do in the Reno Area. Therefore a lot of our reunion activities will be self paced. If you have questions relative to reservations or events you can contact Jim Brinker at 814 706 7475.
June 17, 2016
Attention all Redcatchers, Friends and Families:
The 2016 50th Anniversary Hats and Light Blue T-Shirts that we ran out of during the reunion are now available to purchase through the PX. There are limited quantities available, so if you want one order it now.
May 11, 2016
wanted to inform you of another Redcatcher who has recently passed on.
Pittman Company C 4/12 1967 who was severely wounded in Vietnam and confined to
a wheelchair for the rest of his life because of those wounds.
was an outstanding individual who never complained about his condition. And is
I may speak for the entire organization, I want to thank him for what he did as
a Soldier, and as a great man.
bless you Jim and may the Lord keep and welcome you into his home.
this photograph are three Redcatchers who have gone from our ranks. Left is
Col. William Schroeder (BN Commander 4/12 67-68)
is George Hauer (Medic 67-68), Center James Pittman. Far right is Pancho
Ramirez and who will attend the reunion.
Stay Safe and Always
199 LIB (Redcatchers)
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 – 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
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 and………..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. Army’s 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 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.