THE ORIGINAL BANDIDO CHARLIE C CO 1/16TH 1ST ID GUIDONBANDIDO CHARLIE MOVED FROM 5/60TH INF RGT 9TH ID TO THE 1/16TH INF RGT 1ST ID IN 1968

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1st Bn, 16th Inf Rgt, Iron Rangers

BANDIDO'S

August 10, 2017

 

The National Museum of the United States Army is currently under construction on the grounds of Fort Belvoir, Virginia in the location of our National Capital.

 

Memorial Black Granite bricks will be inscribed and inlaid along a Path of Remembrance at this museum.

 

Both myself, ( Lawrence Tirreno ) and Bill Hartshorn, two of the original Bandido's are dedicating one of the larger stones in memory of our beloved Commander and originator of Bandido Charlie, Lt. Larry A Garner.

 

Any Bandido or friend who would like to participate with a donation may do so. As it is not our intention to raise money for this memorial but to allow as many Bandido's to participate as possible, we will not accept any donation over $15

 

We have been told by the museum committee these bricks will not be walked on but placed next to a walkway. A lasting tribute to his memory. We would like any suggestions as to the inscription (examples on www.armyhistory.org/bricks ).

 

A full accounting of all donations will be kept. Any overage will be given to the Bandido Charlie Association and the 5th Battalion Association. Any underage will be paid for by Bill and Myself.

 

Please send any donation to:   Lawrence  Tirreno

                                              P.O. Box 2871

                                              Westport, CT 06880

 

Please mark "Donation" on check or money order. If you leave name and phone number we will inform you when the memorial is in place.

LT GARNER MEMORIAL PAGE

THE BATTLE OF BINH LONG PROVINCE, AUGUST, 1969


"I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh orweep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted at their best; men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped of their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the military. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades. Such good men."

Quoted  from "These Good Men" by Michael Norman

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