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Full Rendering of the 23rd Infantry Regiment.
Ceremony of the opening of the 4/23rd Inf Bn at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Silver Bowl and Cups provided by the 4/23rd VN Veterans to the 4/23 Inf at Fort Lewis , WA.
Silver Bowl and silver plates provided by the VN Veterans to the 4/23 Inf at Fort Lewis, WA.
HCOR Fred Drew standing at the glassed kiosk at the 4/23rd Bn Headquarters, that holds the Medal of Honor of SP4 Danny Petersen.
Honorary CSM Chuck Main, Col John Norris and Honorary Colonel Emil “Joe” Stryker at Fort Lewis, WA.
Colonel John Norris and HCOR, LTC (R) Emil “Joe” Stryker.
The “Rock” from Korea, at the annual ceremony of the celebration of the Battle of Chipping-Ni at 1/23 Bn, Fort Lewis, WA.
Soldiers of the 1/23 Inf Bn at the annual ceremony of the Battle of Chipping-Ni, on Feb 23, 2020.
Tomahawks in training….Ready to Rumble.
Drawing of the 4/23 Inf Bn in Iraq, presented by Colonel John Norris.
LTC (R) Fred Drew at the 4/23 Inf Training Room with the plaque of Sp4 Danny Petersen, MOH.
PFC Carus E. Olcott Company K, 23rd Inf. Regt. 1923 - 2021
Painting by Laurel Stone,4th Bn, 23rd Inf in Alaska before deploying to Vietnam, 1966. Laurel is the wife of Sgt Justin Stone, Vietnam Veteran with the 4/23 Inf when it arrived in Vietnam in 1966.
Tomahawk Colonels Duane Patin and Teddy Kleisner. WE SERVE.
Members of the 4/23 Tomahawks at the Yakima Training Center preparing for Platoon live fires
23rd Inf Regt Sesquicentennial Anniv Celebration, Ft. Lewis, WA, 2016. L to R: LTC Terry Tillis 2/23; LTC Dan Rayca 4/23; LTC (R) Fred Drew, HCOR; LTC Teddy Kleisner 1/23
4/23 (M) moving from Cu Chi to Xuan Loc, SVN, Summer 1970; Photo: John Baker, C Co
Sgt Dave Hoevenour, A Co VN; SSG Dan Burch, Scouts, VN; Col (R) Cliff Neilson, Cdr, 4/23, VN; SSG Doug Conn, Scouts, VN.
MSG (R) Chuck Murrell (Pres elect, 25th Inf Div Assoc), HCSM Charles Main and HCOR Fred Drew at the 4/23 Inf Bn ceremony honoring SP4 Danny Petersen, MOH, August 2017
4/23 Inf CSM Calvin Overway placing SP4 Danny Petersen’s donated (by his family) Medal of Honor in a glass sealed kiosk at 4/23 Bn Hdqs, Fort Lewis, WA August 2017
Change of Command, 2/23, Fort Carson; Outgoing Cdr LTC Barnett receives Regimental Certificate from HCOR Fred Drew
Change of Command, 2/23, Fort Carson, Incoming Cdr LTC Betty receives Regiment Certificate from HCOR Fred Drew
During the 2/23 Change of Command, LTC (R) Fred Drew, 23rd Inf Regt HCOR presents 2/23 CSM Kirkham a Regimental Certificate for his outstanding service
Capt Doug Meyer shows Honorary Regt CSM Main photos of where he took his company to the location of CSM Main’s fox hole, during the battle of Chipping-Ni during the Korean War.
Soldier of the Week Ceremony, Fort Lewis (JBLM), 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, which includes Tomahawks.
Reunion, 2015, Bakersfield, CA, Scout Platoon, HHC, 4/23rd Inf Vietnam 1969-70
Nui Ba Dinh, the Black Virgin Mountain, near Tay Ninh, a land mark known to so many who fought in this area of Vietnam; the US owned the bottom and top; the NVA owned the middle!!
Air Strikes onto Nui Ba Den, circa 1969
This is the famous bed cover Quilt from the 1st Bn, 23rd Infantry with the Stryker Vehicle
Tomahawks at night
Platoon Award named after SP4 Danny Petersen, MOH
A ‘few’ of CSM Chuck Main’s Coins
HCOR Drew visits the Operations Staff, 2/23 Tomahawks, 2019
Sesquicentennial Commemorative Glasses and Regt Belt Buckle
LEST WE FORGET
HCOR Drew and HSMR Main outside 4/23 Inf, 2016.
VP G. Ford presents Medal of Honor to SP4 D. Petersen's family, outside the White House, 1974
Part of the operational area of the 4/23 Inf in Tay Ninh Province, VN, 1969-70
M113 APC after an RPG cooked off the ammo inside (note the cupola in the foreground), VN 1969
Honorary Regimental Colonel Coin, for "Service as a Tomahawk"
4/23 Inf deployment ceremony from Alaska to Fort Lewis, WA
The Korean Bowl. Read about it in the Summer, 2021 edition of the WE SERVE JOURNAL
MG Burleson & LTC Steadman at ceremony Re-Awarding the Silver Star to HCSMR Charles Main, with his wife Vetra.
23rd Regimental Colors held by the 1st Bn.
Reunion, A Co, 4/23 Inf Circa Vietnam 1967-69.
General (Ret) Jack Keane , former Commander of the 4/23 Infantry at Ft. Lewis, receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom
1/23 Infantry, Fort Irwin, Feb, 2018.
1st Bn, 23rd Inf Regt Change of Command, LTC Cross takes command, May 17, 2021 JBLM, WA.
CSM Ryan Nagy Crushing it with 4/23 Tomahawks.
LTC Duke Reim, Cdr, 4/23 Tomahawks Leading by Example !!
Infantrymen uses gaming skills to fly drones, 4/23 Inf, Lancer Brigade, 7th ID.
Company I, 23rd Inf Regt, 2nd ID, during the Korean War.
During the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge, Korean War. HCSMR Main participated.
Change of Command Ceremony, 2nd Bn, 23rd Inf Regt, LTC Taylor takes command from LTC Betty, June 18, 2021, Fort Carson, CO. WE SERVE !
LTC (R) F. Drew, HCOR 23rd Inf Regt, talks to the soldiers of 2/23 after the COC on June 18, 2021, Fort Carson, CO.
Purchased by LTC (R) William Beaver, 4/23 Bn S2, Vietnam, for all VN Veteran Tomahawks, at the US Army National Museum.
23rd Inf Regt HCOR F. Drew presenting CSM Nash, 4th Inf Div CSM with a 23rd Inf Regt Certificate for his many years of outstanding service.
Colonel Drew Steadman, former Cdr, 1st Bn, 23rd Inf, JBLM; and soon to take over the "Raider Brigade", with HCOR F. Drew at Fort Carson, CO, June 18, 2021.
4/23 Inf, part of the 2nd SBCT , 2nd ID, JBLM participating in a Command Post Modernization Program.
From Kyle Kovacs; Iraq, 2009, Camp Ashraf/AKA Grizzly. 1-23 Inf.
This "Yearbook" was loaned to me. If you were in the 2/23 at Camp Lawton, please contact me. HCOR Drew.
2/23 in OEF 12-13. WE SERVE !!
HCOR Drew presents Regt Certificate to LTC Mike Taylor on the occasion of his taking command of the 2/23 Inf.
HCOR Drew presents Regt Certificate to CSM Hau Sun, for his outstanding leadership and service to the soldiers of 2/23 Inf.
CSM Nagy, 4/23 Inf after a vigorous run with some of his soldiers.
LTC Mike Taylor, and CSM Sun; Commander and CSM of 2/23 Inf, Fort Carson, CO, May 2021
Lancer Brigade , with 4/23 Inf, completed the 400th Rotation at the NTC, Fort Irwin, CA.
Scout Platoon, 4/23 Inf (Mech), VN, 1969-70 Reunion, Richmond, IN, July 2021
HCOR Fred Drew with Braves Co, 4/23 Inf, Fort Irwin, August 2021
4/23 Inf Snipers ready to fire; NTC Rotation, Fort Irwin, August 2021.
Reunion, Alpha Co, 4th Bn (Mech), 23rd Inf. VN Vets from 1967-68.
One of many "Rocks" at entry to Fort Irwin, NTC, Lancer Brigade was the 400th Rotation, included 4/23 Inf. August 2021.
Col Roehrman, new Lancer Brigade Commander.
4th Bn, 23rd Inf Regt Battalion Formation, 2021.
4/23 Tommies in Combat
1Bn/23 Inf Tomahawk Leaders gather prior to serving the soldiers at Thanksgiving!!
4/23 Commander and CSM, LTC Reim/CSM Nagy serving Thanksgiving.
SP4 D. Petersen's Honorary APC "3/1 - 3rd Platoon, 1st Squad" , MOH, outside 4/23 Bn HQ, JBLM.
4/23 Inf Dining Out, prior to deploy to Fort Lewis; Col J. Norris;C Blankenship, VN; Col(R) Neilson,Cdr 4/23VN;Bill Devine,Korean War,Artist;CSM D Zavodski.
4/23 Inf at JBLM Dec 2021
CSM Peterson, took Responsibility, 4/23 Inf, Jan 2022.
Lancer Bde Sqd Competition;First Place;1st Sqd, 2nd Plat, Cougar Co.
Lancer Bde Sqd Competition; Second Place; 1st Sqd, 3rd Plat, Cougar Co.
Capt Bob Renneisen, HHC Cdr, 4/23, VN 1969-70; passed on Feb 8, 2022. RIP.
2/23 Inf CSM Sun with Raider Bde Cdr Col Drew Steadman, former 1/23 T6.
Soldiers of 1/23 Inf join Col Bordwell and CSM Smith, Cdr and CSM, 1-2 Stryker Bde for morning run. WE SERVE !!
LTC Cross & CSM Wertz along with leaders of 1/23 Inf at Fort Irwin, NTC, rotation 22-03, Feb 2022.
BG Tom Feltey (left) former Cdr 2/23 Inf, Commandant, USA Armor Center meets with MG Tom Drew, CG, USA Human Res Cmd, Ft. Benning, GA, Mar 2022.
Former CSM 1/23 Inf Joe Nicholson (Right) now G3 SGM US Army Cadet Command, visiting MG Tom Drew, Ft Knox Feb 2022.
The Korean Bowl, returning home from Korea.
4/23 Bn Mech in VN, 1966-1970.
LTC Tom Ewers, former Cdr 2/23 with Korean War Vet, Vets Day Pueblo, CO 2015. Now Col Ewers Cdr 2nd ACR. 2022
Col H. Charles Hodges, former Cdr 1/23, 2007-2010.
Former 1/23 Bn CSM Jimmy Turbeville, now Retired, and VP of the Tomahawk Association.
7th ID CG Smith: "Be Engaged"; "Know your people"...talking to 1/23 Bn during the PL/PSG Academy.
LTC Cross and Col Bordwell engaging 1/23 Inf Bn Tomahawks during Plt Ldr and Plt Sgt Academy..."Know your Craft" "Promote Excellence" !!!
Crazyhorse Company, 2/23 Inf Bn.
Alpha Company, 2/23 Infantry Battalion.
Co H, 23rd Inf Regt, near Brest, France. WWII.
"THE" Regimental Bowl.
Former Tommie Cdrs LTC Tillis,2/23;LTC Kleisner 1/23;LTC Rayca, with LTG (R) Mike Ferriter, at the 150 Anniversary of the Regt.
Former Cdr 1/23, now Col Teddy Kleisner, with HCSMR Charles D. Main.
"THE ROCK"...Monument to the Battle of Chipyong-ni, at 1/23 Inf, JBLM.
CSM (R) John Blue, and CSM Nagy at the Narrows Brewing Co.
CSM (R) Ron Frontz, 2/23 CSM 6 years at Fort Lewis mid 80's. Passed on Jan 2020.
CSM (R) Ron Frontz, with HCSMR Charles D. Main at the Narrows Brewing Co.
1Bn 23rd Inf, May 2022, Cdr LTC Jake Cross; CSM Joe Wertz. JBLM.
Memorial Day 2022 - the 4/23 Bn honoring their fallen.
2/23 Bn capture weapon in the Korean DMZ.
3-23 Bn soldiers awarded valor awards for fighting in the DMZ, Korea, 1960's.
4/23 VN Scouts donated shoulder Scrolls to the Bn before deployments.
Regt Cdr, Col Ash, 1953-54; Note: the "Tomahawk" sewn on his uniform above his right pocket.
4th Bn, 23rd Inf, April 2022, Cdr LTC Duke Reim, CSM Peterson, JBLM.
HCOR F. Drew with outgoing Bn Cdr LTC Duke Reim (Rt); and incoming Bn Cdr LTC Ryan McLaughlin (L) at COC, 4Bn, 23rd Inf, June, 2022 JBLM.
HCOR F. Drew with Col Roehrman, Cdr, 2-2, SBCT, at 4/23 COC, JBLM, Jun, 2022.
Capt Zonne, a Great Commander of A Co, 4/23 Inf, in VN.
Capt John Zonne, Co Cdr, 4/23 Inf (M), Vietnam.
LTC Cliff Neilson, Cdr, 4/23rd Inf (Mech), May to Nov 1968, Vienam. Read his diary on this Website.
Col (Ret) Cliff Neilson (then LTC) spending his last day in VN before boarding a freedom bird.
Charlie Company, 4/23rd Inf. Seven Soldiers receiving Silver Stars.
YES, there was a 5th Bn, 23rd Inf Regt....in Alaska.
B Co, 4/23rd Inf (2-2 SBCT Lancer Bde), with 112 Royal Thai Army during Exercise Cobra Gold, 2/23/22.
Honorary Regt Colonel F. Drew with members of the S3 shop, 2/23 Inf, during his visit to Fort Carson, July, 2022.
Three former Tommie "Six's":Maj Cory Braun,B/1/23;Col Teddy Kleisner,1/23;Maj Doug Meyer,A/1/23.
Col Roehrman Cdr 2-2 SBCT w/ LTC McLaughlin Cdr 4/23 showing 2ID Vets Bde Hdqs.
Visiting 2ID Vets at 2-2 SBCT Hdqs with Col Roehrman Cdr, during ceremony of 4/23 Inf going to Korean Rotation.
LTC McLaughlin Casing the 4/23 Colors as the Battalion prepares to go on Korean Rotation Oct '22.
Congratulations to PFC Pulido, Bn Soldier of the Month, C Co, 1/23 Inf. October 2022.
SP4 Mike Godfrey, C Co,(Airborne), 4/23rd Inf, receiving his PCS certificate from Bn Cdr, Robert Herrick, Nov 1978.
I was honored to attend the 1/23rd Inf Bn Ball on Nov 4, in Tacoma WA. Pictured with me is CSM Joe Wertz and Cdr, LTC Jake Cross.
A Co, 1/23 Inf, 1-2 SBCT, Pacific Pathways, Singapore, 2022.
1/23 Inf Tomahawk Ball, A Co: with Bde Cdr and Hon Col of the Regt. Tacoma WA, Nov 4, 2022
Jun 6, 1967, 35 Track, Recon Platoon, 4/23 Mech Inf, Driver: Robert Williams.
....June 7th, 1967, 35 Track, Scout Plat, 4/23 Mech Inf; after hitting a mine...After 17 Months in hospitals, Robert Williams survived and is alive today!!
Shoulder Patches for all "Five" Battalions; provided by Mel "Melly Mel" Miller, VN Vet and member of Charlie Airborne Co, 4/23, Alaska: made in Thailand.
A Co page, in the 4/23 Mech Inf Yearbook, 1969, Vietnam.
4/23rd Cdr. LTC McLaughlin and CSM Peterson at Thanksgiving Dinner, in Korea.
CSM Sun, a Great Soldier, outgoing and retiring CSM of 2/23 Inf, with LTC Mike Taylor, Cdr, 2/23 Inf Tomahawks. Ft Carson.
1/23 Inf CSM Joe Wertz presenting to CSM "Hep" Hepfer (currently CSM of 2/3 Inf) the Order of the Tomahawk for his long service and dedication to the 1/23 Inf Bn. Nov, 2022.
MG Smith, CG 7th ID visiting 4/23 Inf and other units from the Lancer Bde in Korea with LTC McLaughlin, Cdr, 4/23 Inf
Sgt Jason Reyes, a proud young soldier of the 4/23 Inf just graduated BLC, on the Commandants List and won the Iron Man Award.
CSM Joe Wertz, receives the Order of the Tomahawk from 1/23 Inf Cdr, LTC Jake Cross, Dec, 2022.
4th Bn, (Mech) 23rd Inf Regt at the first Bn Reunion, in Nashville, 2005.
4/23 Bn VN Vets at Bn Reunion, Nashville, 2005: Bob Kammerer,Terry Trobough, B Co; Rick Lewis, A Co.
LTC Dan Rayca, introducing Hon Col Fred Drew, to talk to his soldiers of 4/23 Inf Bn, Sept, 2016, NTC Ft. Irwin.
LTC Ryan McLaughlin, Cdr, 4/23 Bn pins MSM on Capt Jed Lee upon his COC turning over Couger Co, Camp Humphreys, Korea.
4/23 Bn Reunion 2009, Washington DC; after laying a wreath at the Tomb. Col (R) Cliff Neilson, 4/23 Cdr, VN in blue suit. WE SERVE.
Rick Lewis' "Track", Alpha 23...Al Bretz on top, A/2/3 FSB Rawlins, 1969.
SSGT Doug Conn with SGT Peachy, Scout Platoon (Recon), HHC, 4/23 Mech Bn, 25th Inf Div, FSB Rawlins, 1970.
Hon Col Fred Drew with LTC Jake Cross, Cdr, 1/23 Inf enjoying a smooth bourbon; on the occasion of the annual ceremony of the Battle of Chipyong-ni, Feb, 2023.
SGT Patrick Steeger and his wife Stephanie, Reenlists, and will be applying to OCS, at 1/23 Inf Bn.
4/23 Inf soldiers in combined training during Warrior Shield Exercises in South Korea, March, 2023.
C Co (ABN), 4/23rd Inf, Fort Richardson, Alaska, Circa 1985; submitted by 1SGT (Ret) John Bieren.
Lest We Forget
Col Kuhlman, Ghost Bde Cdr, cutting the 248th Army Birthday cake, with others, including 1/23 Inf Bn Tomahawks.
MG Tom Drew presents a Silver Star to SGT (R) Brian Cyr for an action in combat several years ago, in Alaska (11th Abn Div), June 2023.
June 6, 2002 arrival of the first Stryker Combat Vehicles at JBLM.
Col Kuhlman, Cdr 1/2 SBCT, "GHOST BDE", cutting 248th Army Birthday cake, JBLM, June 2023.
Hon Col F. Drew and Sgt "Melly" Mel, at 4/23. by SP4 Danny Petersen's Medal of Honor.
Hon Col of the Regt, LTC (R) F. Drew with Tomahawk soldiers at the NTC.
Col Drew Steadman, Raider Bde Cdr, and Hon Col F. Drew, Fort Carson, June 12, 2023.
2/23 Bn COC, June 12, 2023; LTC Taylor turns over the Bn to LTC Bate, Fort Carson, CO, June 12, 2023.
23rd Regt "WE SERVE JOURNAL" staff meet in Colorado Springs, CO. June 2023
Hon Col F. Drew cuts the 2/23 Bn COC Cake with a Tomahawk, June 12, 2023 at Fort Carson, CO.
LTC (R) Bill Beaver, LTC Jon Bate, 2/23 Cdr, LTC (R) F. Drew and Sgt (R) Neil Andrews, June 12, 2023.
Soldiers of 2/23 Bn gather with with LTC Drew, LTC Beaver and Sgt Andrews for informal discussions, June 13, 2023 at Fort Carson, CO.
Hand made Tomahawk by Sgt Neil Andrews, 23rd Regiment Historian, gifted to LTC F. Drew.
Hon Sgt Maj Chuck Main's (RIP) memorabilia was gifted to all three active 23rd Regt Battalions, this is at 2/23 Bn at Fort Carson, CO.
The National Infantry Museum, Fort Moore, Ga.
Col Drew Steadman, former Cdr of 1/23 Bn Tomahawks, turns over the 1st SBCT, the "Raider Bde" to Col Keller, at Fort Carson, CO. June, 2023.
CSM Lawless, Bayonet 7, visits Tomahawk soldiers at Camp Roberts, June, 2023.
11th Abn Div Run, June 6th, 2023. Remembering D Day.
Newly appointed HSMOR SMG Dennis Zavodsky (left) with CSM Smith, June 2023.
Fourth of July, 2023, Fort Irwin...NTC...Happy Fourth....Do you see your "Unit Rock"....???
SPC Harper, 1/23 Inf Bn "Warrior of the Week"
7ID CG Smith; LTC Meyer, 1/23 Cdr; CSM McMurray; CSM 7ID Lawless; 1/23 Tomahawks excell in 7th ID Competition.
CSM Calvin "CJ" Overway, former CSM 4/23 Inf Bn, jumped in the Netherlands with other paratroopers on his Birthday!!