Commander's Own Chapter

The Commander’s Own Chapter of the 34th Infantry Division Association held its quarterly meeting at the Rosemount, Minn. VFW October 16. Meeting attendees included, l-r, Maj. Kristen Auge, Maj. Gen. (Ret) Rodney Hannula, Col. Jon Jensen, Sgt. 1st Class (Ret) Gene Leifeld, Maj. Ryan Curl, Maj. Gen. Neal Loidolt, Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Wortham, Lt. Col. Luke Charpentier, Col (Ret) Don Kerr and Master Sgt. Daniel Ewer (not shown). See More

Mission Statement

We preserve the history by meeting once per quarter and capturing the presentations of past and present 34th ID Soldiers.  These presentations are recorded and submitted to the Camp Ripley-based Minnesota Military Museum and the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum and posted to Youtube and Facebook.

Chapter Leadership

President: MG (Ret) Rick Erlandson
1st Vice-President: BG Jon Jensen
2nd Vice-President: COL Kevin Olson
Secretary: Mr. Don Kerr
Treasurer: LTC Lyndsey Olson

The Commander's Own Chapter is collocated with the 34th Infantry Division headquarters in Rosemount Minnesota. Quarterly meetings are held at the Rosemount VFW or the Rosemount Armory. As of 16 Oct. the chapter is 49 members strong.

Contact:
Commander's Own Chapter
34th Infantry Division Association
13865 South Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068


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Why a Division Association Chapter in Minnesota?


a. Because the history of the Division didn't end in Italy 1945.

b. Since 1990 when the division was reactivated we've seen the Red Bull patch move in and out of a number of states, but Iowa and Minn. continue to carry the history and legacy of the division. We need to do our part to ensure the history and legacy of the Red Bulls is not lost.

c. Since 9/11, our Red Bull history has continued to grow. GWOT, SFOR, KFOR, OEF, OIF, Operation Jump Start, Ice Eagle, Operation New Dawn are the names of operations and campaigns Red Bull Soldiers have deployed to and served in. Our Combat Aviation Brigade and Assault Battalion is currently deployed to Kuwait.

d. We've decided to re-establish a Division Association Chapter in Minn. to help preserve this history and the sacrifices of our Red Bull Soldiers. We've been without a Red Bull Chapter for a number of years - the Division Association is down to two other Chapters (Des Moines and Council Bluffs).

Chapter Dues

-Must be a member of the National Association. Enroll here.
-Chapter Life Membership $100
-Chapter Annual Membership $20
-Privileges from September 1 thru August 31 of each year

 

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