The 22nd Infantry Regiment Society

The 22nd Infantry Regiment Society

 is a veterans and an active duty organization dedicated to continuing the heritage and traditions

of one of the U.S. Army's finest units,

The 22nd Infantry Regiment .



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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT WOW is a single word I came up with to describe our 2014 22nd Infantry Regiment Society Reunion in Branson, Missouri. So many did so much to make this our biggest attended reunion in recent times. Success beyond expectations! By my count (subject to my bias of course) 371 attended and over 300 were at our Saturday evening banquet at the Branson Westgate Resort. Please allow me to mention just a few of those who went above and beyond at the reunion. Starting with registrar Martin Oleklaus (HQ1/22/4 67-68) who continues his superb support getting it all wired together. Words cannot describe his efforts. To our official reunion hosts Ken Schulte (A Co 2/22/25 69-70) and HMOR Betty Brenneman you earned it! People were so pleased with the hospitality room set up by Ken and Betty, supported by members of Dick Nash’s Third Herd (A Co. ’69-70). The ladies event Betty put together Saturday morning played to rave reviews as did the way we did the raffle and all who brought items. Thanks to the ladies who volunteered as models and for the heartfelt presentation by Ruth Crocker Gold Star spouse of Cpt David Crocker (A Co Cdr 2/22/25 KIA 5/69). Her new book Those Who Remain is a brave and inspiring story of her life with and after her tragic loss of Cpt. Crocker, A Company Commander, killed in action in Vietnam May, 1969. Great job again by Mark Woempner (Bn Cdr 1/22/4 2001-03) for an outstanding golf outing and for being such a good sport when he was dragged up on stage during Saturday’s HITS OF THE 60s show. Pam Brown and her staff from Gatherings Plus and Caitlin Murphy and staff of Westgate were outstanding in support of us during the entire reunion. Bruce Gass (D 1/22/4 67-68) 50-50 raffle produced a great windfall for the Awb Norris Scholarship Fund. Thanks to Bob Babcock (B Co 1/22/4 65-67)and MG(R) Buz Altshuler(B Co 1/22/IFF 71-72) for revealing to us all at the banquet how they were the first and last B Company 1/22 Infantry company commanders in ‘Nam. Also congrats to our new HSGMOR CSM(R) Pete Martinez (HQ 1/22/4 95-96 & 2001-06). HCOR Col (R) Ed Schultz delivered a perfect HMOR/DMOR ceremony this time too. A special thanks to Col(R) Bill Allison, hero of FSB Burt (C Co 2/22/25 67-68) for conducting our Sunday morning Memorial Service. What an inspiring message by a dynamic speaker. One last set of special thanks to the active members of 2/22nd Infantry for attending and to our “New Generation” vets in attendance. Your presence is the life’s blood for the future of this organization. Thank you again Skip Fahel (B Co 1/22/4 67-68) and Brad Hull (A Co 2/22/25 69-70) for your efforts in keeping this list of our fallen brothers up to date. It goes almost without saying the honor to have WWII veterans Stan Winkler and Joe Montil with us. Joe, at the young age of 95, had a great story to tell about his action on D-Day June 6, 1944. Our greatest generation continues to thrive through these men and such a blessing to talk with them about that era. God Bless Them. I know there are so many others who did fantastic job and room will not allow me to mention all of you by name. That group includes Steve Russell (Bn Cdr 1/22/4 2003-05) and John Bradley (A Co 2/22/25 67-68) with update on 22nd Infantry Memorial Monument initiative. See details on that in this newsletter. Plans are already underway for our next reunion set for late Summer/early Fall 2015 in Syracuse NY. It will be a great opportunity to visit with 2/22nd Infantry stationed 90 minutes away at Ft. Drum NY. Peter Gaworecki (C 1/22/4 67-68) will be our host and HMOR /Gold Star Mother Dawn Esposito volunteered to help host. Details will be forthcoming. Finally, again my humble thanks goes out to all of you who took the time from busy schedules to travel to Branson for the reunion. It seems to get a little harder every year to put ourselves on a plane or behind the wheel of our cars to come to the reunion but believe me the fellowship and camaraderie is priceless. JOB WELL DONE BY ALL! Regulars By God...Deeds Not Words, Lon D. Oakley, Jr. DMOR President 22nd Infantry Regiment Society San Antonio, Texas

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Donations are needed to complete this monument dedicated to those  from our regiment that have  made the supreme sacrifice.


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     The 22nd Infantry Regiment Society
     Attn:  Martin Oelklaus
     P.O. Box 3258
     Independence, MO 64055-8258

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Lest You Forget - What the 22nd Infantry Regiment Did for You


1. Gave you the opportunity to serve your country in a proud and prestigious national unit.

2. Gave you buddies who stuck by you and helped you endure fear, horror, and hardship.

3. Gave you good reason to harbor a personal feeling of high accomplishment and pride.

4. Gave you treasured lifetime friends, markedly improving the quality of your life.

      MG (Ret) John F. Ruggles 1908 - 15JAN1999

      Honorary Colonel Of The Regiment 1990 - 1999 


Remember Our Brothers On The Battlefield

Almighty and Merciful God grant to the "Regulars" of the 22nd Infantry, brave in battle and strong in Faith, who always give example of courage in fighting for God and country alike, and who are ever prepared for the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in combat, grant them new power, success, and happiness in your all seeing providence watch over our Battalions. Help our men in all ways so that it can be truly said of them, "They are good Troopers", They are "Regulars". Make them strong and brave, ready to give their best for that cause which their country fights. Watch over and protect them. Preserve them from the wounds and dangers of battle. Keep them proud of their Unit, proud of their Commander, proud of "Old Glory", proud of their Country, so that in war or in peace they may always stand ready to protect the God given rights of This, their America.

- C. 1967 author unknown




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