On March 20 - 22, 2018
The 2/77 artillery and the 2/12 Infantry at Fort Carson have initiated an annual Heritage week and ceremony to honor & remember the Fallen at the Battle of Suoi Tre. Their intent is to have all of their troops be well educated on the history of their unit. They are in the process of making a memorial to The Battle of Suoi Tre and place it in front of the Brigade Headquarters. They are also making a historical library in their conference room with the Battle of Suoi Tre as a highlight with some of our pictures and the memory Boards of the Fallen hanging on the wall. This is not a reunion for ourselves but a invitation to attend the units historical event.
The hotel elegante is honoring a $97 per night plus tax special for those who make reservations under the code name Suoi Tre. They have also offered their hospitality room if we need it.
Suggested arrival dates would be March 20th for an evening get-together at the Red Leg Brewery for socializing and pizza. The morning of the 21st, at the Brigade headquarters at Fort Carson, would be reading of the names of the Fallen followed by a 21-gun salute. There will be a few guest speakers, Colonel Mendendez, Lt Colonel Don Cherry, Paige & myself, anyone else who would like to speak & who will read the names (volunteer ?) and then mingling with troops on base. Depending on attendance we would organize an afternoon & evening event on the 21st. Departure would be the 22nd.??? If you make plans on visiting the Colorado area, the hotel will honor the special rates. Depending on response of how many wish to attend we will examine making a further agenda. There are no registration fees, no banquets no speakers Etc planned. Anyone who knows any family of a fallen feel free to extend an invitation to them to attend, they would be greatly welcomed.
If you have any questions call Bill King or Paige Lanier
Billkingsouitre@aol.com (use this spelling)