4th Brigade Combat Team
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Home of the 2/12th Inf Regiment
The 2/12th Inf Regiment today is commanded by LTC Richard Garey and CSM Richard Mulryan
I want to personally thank LTC Richard Garey and his staff for being such gracious hosts during our visit. Every time we crossed paths during our post visit, the officers stopped what they were doing to say "thank you for taking the time to be involved with the troops and to thank us as veterans for our service and leading the way".  It's just a wonderful experience for us as returning veterans to share time with the troops and to swap stories. I hope that some of you  will seriously consider the next invitation to mingle with the 2/12th later this year at Ft. Carson.
Photos of the 2/12th command staff and the evenings events. Click on any photo to start slide show.
More photos of the Ball can be seen at www.triducle.com by going to the browse bar and looking for military ball.
The 2/12th hosted a Military Ball on December 19th and was open to all former veterans of the unit to attend. It was a formal attire event with the military wearing their dress Blues and wives wearing floor length gowns of all shapes, colors and designs, quite a sight to take in. Attending the Ball, were Bill Braniff, his daughter and son in law along with Chuck Mohr and his wife Nancy who came down from Idaho, myself, Jeanne, my wife and youngest son Jesse. The evening started off with a no host open bar, followed by the receiving line, then seating in the hotel banquet room. CPT Stu Williams, Chaplin led off the evening with a prayer followed by the posting of the colors ceremony, filling of the grog, toasts and tribute to the missing in action. We had a fine dinner of salad, chicken or flat iron steak, bread, coffee and cheese cake for desert. Following of the retirement of the colors, the dance floor was opened up for the rest of the evening.
I had a chance to revisit with the offices I had met from the Dining In event in October. COL Pearl, the 4th Brigade Commander was in attendance along with the guest speaker, Col Vincent P. Baerman (ret), a West Point grad, class of 1968. Battalion commander, LTC Richard Garey once again extended an open invitation to Vietnam Veterans to attend any of the functions that the unit puts on in the future and hopes that we will return to the next one, once the unit returns from its scheduled deployment this Spring. He thinks it will be held in the fall. On Friday, we toured the post once more. This time, after visiting the  company quarters and a stop at the Armory so my son Jesse could see some of the units hardware, we made a stop at Brigade HQ to visit the facilities, check out the Wall of Honor where 41 photos are displayed of the men the unit  lost in Iraq and Afghanstan. Mixed in with these stops, was the "pinning" ceremony of 1LT Quinn Henson to the rank of Captain, two change of responsibility ceremonies for Baker and Dagger companies (change of First Sergeants) held in the motor pool and a stop at the Dining Facility for lunch. The weather was a bit on the rough side with a freezing fog hanging over the post and the temperatures in the low 20's mixed in with a light wind.
LTC Brian Pearl and LTC Garey Arnold,Jeann & Jesse Krause Nancy & Chuck Mohr
LTC Brian Pearl and LTC Garey Arnold,Jeann & Jesse Krause Nancy & Chuck Mohr
Bill Braniff & his son in law Officers & wives Braniff's daughter and S-I-L Receiving Line LTC Garey and his wife
Bill Braniff & his son in law Officers & wives Braniff's daughter and S-I-L Receiving Line LTC Garey and his wife
Honor Guard Posting the Colors MIA Table MJR MacAllister Bill Braniff Arnold Krause
Honor Guard Posting the Colors MIA Table MJR MacAllister Bill Braniff Arnold Krause
COL Pearl and Chuck Mohr Building the Grog LTC and Mrs BrianPearl LTC and Mrs Richard Garey CSM and Mrs Richard Mulryan
COL Pearl and Chuck Mohr Building the Grog LTC and Mrs BrianPearl LTC and Mrs Richard Garey CSM and Mrs Richard Mulryan
Jeanne & Jesse Krause w/LT Quinn Henson LTC Vincent Baerman - Guest Speaker Retiring the Colors
Jeanne & Jesse Krause w/LT Quinn Henson LTC Vincent Baerman - Guest Speaker Retiring the Colors
MJR and Mrs Spears CPT Stu Williams - Chaplin and LT Henson
MJR and Mrs Spears CPT Stu Williams - Chaplin and LT Henson
MJR and Mrs MacAllister Pinning Ceremony for LT Henson CPT Quinn Henson
MJR and Mrs MacAllister Pinning Ceremony for LT Henson CPT Quinn Henson
Oath of Office SGT Soles and CPT Henson Baker Co change of responsibility
Oath of Office SGT Soles and CPT Henson Baker Co change of responsibility
Baker Co Jesse with RPG launcher Captured weapon from Afghanstan 4th BCT Shields Regimental Flag
Baker Co Jesse with RPG launcher Captured weapon from Afghanstan 4th BCT Shields Regimental Flag
Wall of Honor More of Wall of Honor Our Lineage
Wall of Honor More of Wall of Honor Our Lineage
Lunch from Dining Hall
Lunch from Dining Hall