Special Announcement about the Ride of the Brotherhood. Click here to read more.
Click Here to see the new proposed by-laws of the 199th LIB Association Inc.
To leave a comment concerning the by laws fill in the form
below then click on the submit button. You must include your name, the unit you served with while assigned to the 199th LIB
and the year or years you served in Vietnam with that unit. If you do not include this information your comment will not be submitted to the Association.
The Board of Directors and the Officers of the 199th LIB Association,
Inc. with the consent and approval of the membership have completed a merger with the Redcatcher Organization. The new
organization has directed that the new name of the organization be "The 199th LIB Association, Inc. (a/k/a Recatchers)"
and that the name be recorded to preserve its use by our Association and that steps be taken to preserve as domain names and
property of the Association the following: info@Redcatcher.com, Info@Redcatcher.org, the199threport.com, and any other website
names used by either organization.
Concerning the recent vote held to approve or disapprove the joining
together of the two primary 199th LIB organizations, The 199th LIB Association Inc. and The Redcatcher
The active membership of the 199th LIB Association Inc. voted as follows:
ballots were sent out to active registered members.
287 ballots were returned.
276 were in favor of joining
the two associations to form one association.
8 were opposed.
3 did not wish to cast a vote.
members of The Redcatcher Association in attendance of their recent business meeting held in San Diego CA in May of this year
voted 39 to 0 in favor of joining the two associations.
The next reunion will be held in Nashville
TN in May of 2015, dates will be posted when they are confirmed by the reunion committee.
This will be the first time
that members of both associations will come together representing the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and attend one
reunion as one group of Redcatchers.
2014 Reunion in New Orleans is over and it was a huge success over 230 people attended the banquet. Next year there will be
only 1 reunion for all Recatchers to attend and it will be held in Nashville TN, dates to be announced when confirmed.
Pictures from the reunion have been posted on the web site.
For those who wanted one of the books about the 199th,
that we sold out of at the reunion, can order one from Sam Toven e-mail me your request for a book at email@example.com
The books are $20.00 plus shipping.
We also ran out of t-shirts at the reunion if you did not get one and want to order
one also e-mail me with your request. If we get enough requests we will place another order.
We like to thank everyone
who attended the reunion and look forward to seeing you and hopefully others in Nashville next year.
2014 New Orleans Reunion
Before I start posting pictures from
the reunion (which I will be doing everyday this week) I want to take the time to thank someone whose efforts made it
possible for all of us to have the great time that we did. Mary Tucker is my choice for MVP of the 2014 reunion. I can not
even tell you the extent of her efforts over the past year working on putting this reunion together. She went above and beyond
all of our expectations to make sure we all had a good time. I am sure that all in attendance would agree with me.
Mary, Thank You so much.
WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO
THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS REUNION SUCH A SUCCESS,
AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ROBERT MARTINEZ FOR TAKING THE LEAD TO PUT THIS REUNION TOGETHER.
THANK YOU TO JOHNNY VELASQUEZ FOR A JOB WELL DONE AS
THE MASTER OF CEREMONY OF THE BANQUET
ANOTHER GREAT JOB BY OUR CHAPLIN MICHAEL GROSS, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
AND OF COURSE OUR REUNIONS WOULD NOT BE WHAT THEY ARE WITHOUT THE EFFORTS OF "FRENCHY"
THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHOSE
EFFORTS GO UNNOTICED BUT THEIR CONTRIBUTION IS ENORMOUS, THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THANK YOU TO RAM CHAVEZ AND "THE VETERANS FUNKY ROCK BAND"
FOR ENTERTAING US WITH THEIR WONDERFUL MUSIC FROM THE 60's
AND NOW TAKE A LOOK AT SOME PICTURES FROM THE 2014 NEW ORLEANS REUNION
Click here to see more from New Orleans
This site is provided and maintained
for the benefit of all who served and the families of those who served in
The 199th LIGHT
have pretty much updated this site and we will continue to do so on a regular basis. We hope you will all particapate by submitting
information and pictures that you think would be of interest to all of the "Redcatcher Family". You can send any
information and or pictures to Sam Toven at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I would like to ask all of you to sign our guest
book and leave any comment or question you may have.
Just click on the Guest
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address or any other pesonal information.
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Click here to see the names of the current Officers and Board Members of the
199th LIB Association, Inc.
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