425th Regimental Association

The regimental home of Company F (RANGER) 425th Infantry

August 2012 Newsletter

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August 2012


On Saturday, July 28th the 425th Regimental Association held its annual picnic and business meeting at the Bruce VFW Post. The picnic as in the past, was held in conjunction with the Etherton Chapter, 82nd Airborne Association annual picnic. Beer, burgers and brats were provided and everyone brought their favorite dish or desert to pass. If anyone went hungry it was their own fault. As far as I could see every one had a great time. Many of our guys brought their families and the majority of the time was spent drinking beer and catching up with what they did during the past year. There was also considerable swapping of jump lies from back in the day.

Most things went off well except that the sky divers were a bit late and one of them made about a two foot divot in the grass. However nothing seemed to be hurt except his pride. The kids had plenty of games to play (supervised by our own Ray Marple) and plenty of prizes were available for the game winners. In addition to other events there was a WWII jeep for kids to ride in. Also a booth to buy t-shirts and stuff including our own.

The meeting went well but too many things were discussed to be covered in detail here. The roster had 24 signatures but I counted more than 35 in the room. Shame on somebody. We currently have 149 members but only 85 have their dues paid up for the year. That means that over a 100 guys missed out on a good time. We missed seeing you so hope to see you there next year.

Things of importance other than the usual reports, covered in the meeting were:

• Unit History and memorabilia projects

• Donation to the Ft Custer Museum

• Articles of incorporation

• Gold Boot fund and its purpose

• Donation to Wounded Warriors or some other TBD charity

• Upcoming Air Show parking project

• Election of Officers results:

President: Dave Lincicome

Vice President: Richard Anderson

Secretary: Ben Walker

Treasurer: Tom Neff

Historian: Don Bugg

RCSM: Dean Burchill

Adjutant: Bob Wangen

Note as per our by-laws the current officers will remain in office until 30 Sept 2012

Ben Walker / 425 Secretary


Here is a report on the air show last weekend. I would like to thank the following troopers who volunteered their time to support the Association. Dean Burchill, Richard Fox,Chuck Lovett,Bob Lagana,Chris Surmacz,Pete Bondurzuc,and Tony LoPiccolo. The feedback from Tammy looks good. The 425th was second in volunteers for both days. We should be receiving a “check in the mail” soon. I will deposit it in the account as soon as we get it. We ran into a lost trooper named Bill Elliott. He was in the unit when the Battalions were formed into the Airborne. He has already sent his membership form and money to Tom Neff and has already signed up to work the show next year. Thanks again to you guy’s who helped out….DL

MEMBERSHIP: If you are not a current member you can join by going to our website www.425regiment.org and download a membership form and follow instructions.

If you are a member but your dues are not current you will receive a notice in the near future. If you have questions call or email Tom or Bob.