- Saturday 7-10-2004 -
This page will post the date, time, and place about the upcoming reunion as soon as we know the details We will post registration forms and provide whatever information we can acquire about scheduled activities.
We will also keep the information regarding past Reunions and reunion related subjects of interests so even if you missed a Reunion or two you will not have been left out of the highlights of all the great activities. The Reunions are about a coming together of all your comrades of the field to reaffirm the bonds of friendship, honor and respect that all of the brave men of the 6/14 have shared. When it all seems right to you and you have time, run, don't walk to one of these life changing event... I guarantee that after attending a Reunion all the apprehensions, doubts and fears that you may have had in the past will be erased and replaced by just one small regret... that you had not attended a Reunion before.
So front and center Brother and see what's going on and we will see you at the next great Reunion for the 6/14!
If you hear of any late
breaking news about the upcoming Reunion or you have some interesting information about any past Reunions that you would like to see posted, please let us know.
- Sunday 5-25-2008 -
The current plan is to have another all 14th Field Artillery Reunion at Fort Hood, Texas which will again be hosted by:
The 14th Field Artillery Regiment Association
The reunion is planned for June 27 - 29, 2008
Read all the plans of activity and what they have to say at:
The Reunion Page for The 14th Field Artillery Regiment Association
- Monday 5-30-2005 -
Reunion 2005: The West Coast Warbonnet Weekend!
That's right, Reunion 2005 in Tacoma, WA on June 24 through June 27.
It's an interim reunion brought to us by the Fort Lewis Chapter of the 6th Battalion 14th Artillery for everyone who has served or is serving with the 14th Artillery who would like to get together for a long weekend with some of your 14th Artillery Brothers.
This is not the first interim Reunion that Darrel and the Fort Lewis Chapter of the 6th Battalion 14th Artillery has organized and we know by the fun that everyone has... this one won't be the last.
Here's what our Brother Darrel Fortner has to say about The Great West Coast Warbonnet Weekend.
"Ok, there is one change, new accommodations with a much better rate.
We are no longer staying at the Howard Johnsons.
We are now at the Shilo Inns Suites Hotel which is an all mini-suite hotel. All rooms are 69.00 and a no charge meeting room. Check out these amenities
• Free High Speed Internet access in every room
• Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast
• Microwave, refrigerator & coffee maker
• In-room iron, ironing board, data port & hair dryer
• Free local calls
• Guest laundromat
• 24-hour indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam room & fitness center
• In-room, first-run movies & entertainment by Lodgenet
• Cable TV with free ShowTime
• Limited bus and truck parking available
• Kitchen units available
• Several restaurants nearby
Conveniently located off I-5 at 72nd Street Exit. Located near shopping McChord Air Force Base, Ft. Lewis, and many local attractions, including the Tacoma Dome and World Trade Center.
All those wishing to attend must call the toll free number at 1-800-222-2244 or the hotel itself at 253-475-4020
The address is 7414 South Hosmer St. Tacoma, Washington 98408-1246
MORE INFO TO COME.
Call and reserve a room right-a-way if you want to attend.
Tell them you are with the 6/14 Artillery Reunion or 14th Field Artillery Reunion. This way you will get the $69.00 rate.
Please also email me, Darrel Fortner, at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get you on the list of attendees.
Call or email me if you know someone who does not have internet or email so we can get a letter to them.
My phone # is 253-752-3120
This is a great area for your family vacation!
Check out some of the area attractions:
Mount Rainier National Park
Point Defiance Park
Fort Lewis Military Museum
Old Town Historic District
Tacoma Bike Route
Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art
One could spend several days enjoying any one of these sites or activities... and there's a whole lot more!
Here's a photo of some of the great guys that attended the last gathering in October.
The rest of the warriors were still out on the course finding their last shot :)
Golf was just one of the activities for the last gathering, but the main event was the camaraderie and brotherhood of the 14th Artillery.
If you have not attended one of these great events just ask some of the guys above:
Brothers Richard Schlimme, Ron Lucas, Richard Chrapczynski, Richard Lunt or many others about them,
we know they will tell you... "Be there!"
- Photo courtesy of SSG. Robert Ramon -
“What is your major malfunction?”
the gunnery sergeant yelled...
“Do I make you nervous?”
Kabul, Afghanistan (April 17, 2004)
"This isn't a scene out of the popular cult classic war movie Full Metal Jacket", but the one and only R. Lee Ermey and he really is holding that sign. If you were at the 6/14 Reunion 2004 then you had the opportunity of meeting one of our nations finest in the presence of SSG. Robert Ramon (our own Brother Charles Maldonado's nephew!) of Coalition Joint Task Force Phoenix (CJTFP). While on duty at the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) Pol-e-Charki base near Kabul in Afghanistan Robert ask "The Gunney" to send all you Warbonnets the message above... and that's a direct order that stands for all Reunions.
Hump on over to the Stories Page and fall in for more details of R. Lee Ermey's visit along with some excellent photos with the troops. Stand right along side our nation's brightest and bravest as Ermey signs autographs, fires a few weapons and shakes a few hands, but don't stand too close Brother, The Gunney is known to go straight for the throat... "Right Robert !"
The Reunion for 2006 is scheduled to take place at Lawton Oklahoma's famous Fort Sill some time around June, but that is not zeroed in and confirmed at this time. We will do our best to keep you informed as we can dig up the information.
This is not specifically a 6/14 reunion but it is being organized by men who served with the 6/14 and were members of the 6th Battalion 14th Artillery Regiment Association which has been reorganized and redesignated as The 14th Field Artillery Regiment Association. Reunion 2006 will be the first reunion organized by the newly formed association which is open to all men and women who have served with or who are currently serving with any unit of the 14th Field Artillery i.e. the 1/14th, 2/14th, 3/14th, etc.
Read what they have to say at the new association website:
The 14th Field Artillery Regiment Association Reunion Information
As you read on the homepage a lot was discussed and decided on in San Antonio during the 2004 Reunion, June 10-13 . It was proposed, motioned, discussed, voted on and passed that there is formed a new and comprehensive association which is now know as:
The 14th Field Artillery Regiment Association
Here is what the new website has to say:
ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS
D.R. (Bob) Hamilton was elected as President of the 14th Field Artillery Regiment association during the reunion 2004 in San Antonio. Elected to the Board along with Hamilton was Charles Maldonado-Vice President, Roy Huff-Treasurer, Barney Rouse-Secretary.
A constitution and by-laws will be forthcoming to establish the association as a non-profit organization and to ensure continued existence in the future.
The purpose of the Association is to constitute an organization to bring together veterans who have served with or who are serving in any unit of the 14th Field Artillery Regiment, any predecessor unit of the 14th Field Artillery Regiment, and any successor units that may be formed from the 14th Field Artillery Regiment.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION:
a. To honor the comrades in arms who have served and to honor those who have sacrificed their lives while serving in any unit of the 14th Field Artillery Regiment.
b. To preserve and strengthen the camaraderie that has existed while serving with the 14 Field Artillery Regiment by conducting reunions and other appropriate activities as determined by the membership and board of officers.
c. To proclaim and publish the traditions, honors and achievements of the 14th Field Artillery Regiment.
d. To support the soldiers serving in any active duty unit of the 14th Field Artillery Regiment.
e. To sponsor or provide the membership with other benefits and activities that are normally available to associations and which are consistent with the purpose and objectives listed above.
The establishment of membership dues is necessary to provide funding support of the association. Examples of funding are: mailing & postal fees, purchase of memorabilia, funding of charitable events. Money collected will be maintained by the Treasurer in a banking facility in San Antonio, Texas. Annual monetary reports will be published to this website. Upon recommendations of the board of officers, expenditure of funds will be presented to the president of the association for approval.
There is a lot more information about the new association and it's website so hump on down the internet a few more "klicks" and visit:
The Website for The 14th Field Artillery Regiment Association
"Ex Hoc Signo Victoria"
- A peek back at the 6th Battalion 14th Artillery Reunion 2002 -
Everybody had a great time during the
June, 2002 Reunion
It was held in old San Antonio and we encourage everyone to give one of the upcoming reunions a try...
It can change you life Brother
Here's the gang at the Alamo for Reunion 2002, and this wasn't everyone that attended!
Some of the gang had to catch flights home before this photo and a few more over slept.
We had stayed up till 2:00 am the night before sharing stories and photos... Oh Yeah!
Oh! and just in case you missed it before, let me say again... "Wienerschnitzel"
This page will post the date, time, and place about upcoming reunions as soon as we know the details We will post registration forms and provide whatever information we can acquire about scheduled activities.
If you hear of any late
breaking news about any upcoming Reunion or you have some interesting information about any past Reunions that you would like to see posted, please let us know.