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12th Infantry Regiment Monument

12th Infantry Regiment Monument

Due to the efforts of the 1/12th Infanty veterans, who came up with the idea to start a project to place a monument at Ft Benning, at the Walk of Honor, near the National Infantry Museum, and later, joined by veterans from the 2nd and 3rd battalions, we have now completed this vision.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Ed Northrup, project co-ordinator MC'd the dedication ceremony in warm but comfortable weather at the parade grounds behind the NIM building commencing at 1PM. He had a list of former EM and officers who, one by one, expressed their feelings about serving with the 12th Infantry Regiment and what this monument means to them. It is not a MEMORIAL, as Ed stressed, and, it is more dedicated to the enlisted (drafted) men of the unit with a specific focus on the infantryman, with no disrespect to all tasked to other MOS's that are vital to any ground units success in combat.

The ceremony lasted a little over an hour, then we moved from the bleachers to the Walk of Honor for the unveiling of the monument. All told, we had close to 200 veterans, family and guests attend the event.

For pictures, event program and more details of the monument, click on this link - www.212warriors.com/12th_monument.html

 

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