Winter 2013 National Newsletter (PDF File) National Association News
National Membership and Renewal Registrations: Postal (PDF) ONLINE (PayPal)
Chapters News: Commander's Own Council Bluffs Des Moines Tri-State
Locating Veteran Records Affiliated website: Military History Network
News from Washington, of Red Bulls and Afghanistan
We have learned of an honor bestowed on our 2nd Brigade Combat Team for their recent deployment in Afghanistan. The "DoD Citizen Patriot Unit Award" was accepted in Washington by COL Ben Corell who commanded the Brigade while in Afghanistan from November 2010 to July 2011.
COL Ron "Curly" Albrecht, 34th Infantry Division Past President said, "Amen! This is a huge honor for the Division, the Brigade, and all other levels of leadership in our National Guard."
The video presentation detailing that deployment has just been posted as the first of our video files at Citizen Patriot Unit Award. Reports of the ceremony and presentation are posted at Dept of the Army Recognition and Iowa Natlional Guard Recognition.
News, Notes, and UpdatesApril 16 Des Moines Chapter Meeting (.txt file)
1st Brigade Combat Team Deployment to Kuwait (Video)
Once lost, now refound: the Red Bull Gift Shop at 34th Infantry Division HQ (Facebook)
We now have an exchange of weblinks with another Red Bull focused group, the Italian Associazione Storico Culturale Veicoli Militari or Cultural Historical Association of Military Vehicles. Among the vehicles I've found pictured there are those of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) and the 6th South African Armoured Division (ZA), both of which fought alongside the Red Bulls in the North Apennines Campaign and the Po Valley breakout.
Official Facebook Resources
Facebook of the 34th Infantry Division Association.
Facebook of the 34th Infantry Division.
Facebook of the 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry Division.
Facebook Notes for the 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry Division.
Facebook of the 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division.
Facebook of the Minnesota National Guard.
Facebook of the Iowa National Guard.
Other Reports and Information Sources
The Red Bull Gift Shop at 34th Infantry Division HQ (Facebook)
"Lives During Wartime", New York Times, 10 Nov 2011: USAF CPT Peter N Shinn,
734th Agribusiness Development Team, writes about Sgt. Tessa Poppe.
Maj. Gen. David Elicerio takes command of the 34th Infantry Division.
Units under command of the 1st Brigade Combat Team include:
34th Division Station List, 9 Feb 1941
The list of 'Home Stations' for all units of the division, just before it was activated in the Federal Service in 1941, is now online among our History Papers as a PDF file, five pages. The orignal document, here transcribed, was recently found in the Library and Archives of the State Historical Society of Iowa.
We know, from our own experiences in World War II, what it means to lose a fellow Red Bull. To their families, their friends, their comrades of this generation, we will maintain this small remembrance in their honor, in your honor.
"May they have no more hills to climb,
nor cold, nor rain, nor mud, nor enemy fire,
and may they now rest in Peace."
President: COL Ben Corell
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