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REDCATCHER NEWS

The Board of Directors and the Officers of the 199th LIB Association, Inc. with the consent and approval of the membership have completed a merger with the Redcatcher Organization.  The new organization has directed that the new name of the organization be "The 199th LIB Association, Inc. (a/k/a Recatchers)" and that the name be recorded to preserve its use by our Association and that steps be taken to preserve as domain names and property of the Association the following: info@Redcatcher.com, Info@Redcatcher.org, the199threport.com, and any other website names used by either organization.

Concerning the recent vote held to approve or disapprove the joining together of the two primary 199th LIB organizations, The 199th LIB Association Inc. and The Redcatcher Association.

The active membership of the 199th LIB Association Inc. voted as follows:

Over 450 ballots were sent out to active registered members.

287 ballots were returned.

276 were in favor of joining the two associations to form one association.

8 were opposed.

3 did not wish to cast a vote.

The members of The Redcatcher Association in attendance of their recent business meeting held in San Diego CA in May of this year voted 39 to 0 in favor of joining the two associations.

 

The next reunion will be held in Nashville TN in May of 2015, dates will be posted when they are confirmed by the reunion committee.

This will be the first time that members of both associations will come together representing the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and attend one reunion as one group of Redcatchers.

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2014 Reunion in New Orleans is over and it was a huge success over 230 people attended the banquet. Next year there will be only 1 reunion for all Recatchers to attend and it will be held in Nashville TN, dates to be announced when confirmed.
Pictures from the reunion have been posted on the web site.
For those who wanted one of the books about the 199th, that we sold out of at the reunion, can order one from Sam Toven e-mail me your request for a book at samt4me@hotmail.com
The books are $20.00 plus shipping.
We also ran out of t-shirts at the reunion if you did not get one and want to order one also e-mail me with your request. If we get enough requests we will place another order.
We like to thank everyone who attended the reunion and look forward to seeing you and hopefully others in Nashville next year.

2014 New Orleans Reunion

REPORT

Huge Success 

Before I start posting pictures from the reunion (which I will be doing everyday this week) I want to take the time to thank someone whose efforts made it possible for all of us to have the great time that we did. Mary Tucker is my choice for MVP of the 2014 reunion. I can not even tell you the extent of her efforts over the past year working on putting this reunion together. She went above and beyond all of our expectations to make sure we all had a good time. I am sure that all in attendance would agree with me.

Mary, Thank You so much.

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WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS REUNION SUCH A SUCCESS,

AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ROBERT MARTINEZ FOR TAKING THE LEAD TO PUT THIS REUNION TOGETHER.

THANK YOU TO JOHNNY VELASQUEZ FOR A JOB WELL DONE AS THE  MASTER OF CEREMONY OF THE BANQUET

ANOTHER GREAT JOB BY OUR CHAPLIN MICHAEL GROSS, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND OF COURSE OUR REUNIONS WOULD NOT BE WHAT THEY ARE WITHOUT THE EFFORTS OF "FRENCHY"

THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHOSE EFFORTS GO UNNOTICED BUT THEIR CONTRIBUTION IS ENORMOUS, THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THANK YOU TO RAM CHAVEZ AND "THE VETERANS FUNKY ROCK BAND" FOR  ENTERTAING US WITH THEIR WONDERFUL MUSIC FROM THE 60's

AND NOW TAKE A LOOK AT SOME PICTURES FROM THE 2014 NEW ORLEANS REUNION

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This site is provided and maintained for the benefit of all who served and the families of those who served in

The 199th LIGHT INFANTRY BRIGADE

We have pretty much updated this site and we will continue to do so on a regular basis. We hope you will all particapate by submitting information and pictures that you think would be of interest to all of the "Redcatcher Family". You can send any information and or pictures to Sam Toven at samt4me@hotmail.com .

I would like to ask all of you to sign our guest book and  leave any comment or question you may have.

Just click on the Guest Book tab  on the top  of this page.

For your privacy you do not have to leave your e-mail address or any other pesonal information. 

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199th LIB Association, Inc.

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