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Recent Greetings

Go Army, Beat Navy Spirit Video (29 sec. version) Go Army, Beat Navy Spirit Video (29 sec. version)
Leadership from the 2nd Infantry Division show their support for Army in the annual Army versus Navy football game. :29 cut down version.
Pvt. Kenneth Caldera Pvt. Kenneth Caldera
Pvt. Kenneth Caldera sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Tamara Gaffney Tamara Gaffney
Tamara Gaffney sends a greeting to Denver, Colorado from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Tamara Gaffney Tamara Gaffney
Tamara Gaffney sends a greeting to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Patrick Beard Patrick Beard
Patrick Beard sends a greeting to Skiatook, Oklahoma from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Abril Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Abril
Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Abril sends a greeting to Rochester, New York from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.


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Fellow Warrior 'Fades Away'


Story by Sgt. Neysa Canfield

CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Retired Army Lt. Gen. Henry Everett “Hank” Emerson had a saying on his wall which stated “Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

On Feb. 4 our fellow Warrior “faded away” at the age of 89.

Emerson, who was born in Washington, D.C., May 28, 1925, was best known for being the commander for the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea during the mid-1970s.

Emerson began his military career in 1947 when he graduated from West Point and was commissioned to second lieutenant. He then served as a company commander with the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He went on to serve as staff and faculty for the Infantry school and tactical officer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

He was best known not only for being a company commander during the Korean War but also as a battalion commander in the Dominican Republic and brigade commander in the Vietnam War.
As he moved up in the ranks his assignments included assistant division commander for the 82nd Airborne Division, commanding general for the 2nd Infantry Division, and commanding general for the John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance. His last assignment was as the commanding general for the XVIII Airborne Corps from 1975 to 1977.

During an interview with Jonathan Jackson in 2004 Emerson stated, “If I couldn’t stay at Bragg, and if I couldn’t go to the job in Korea, I would just as soon retire.”

Emerson soon then retired June 30, 1977.

Emerson served a total of 30 years in the U.S. Army and during his time he served overseas in Korea, Japan, Hawaii, London, Dominican Republic and Vietnam.

Emerson who was often called “The Gunfighter” by his troops, and was also known as one of the most decorated officers in the history of the Army. He received the Master Parachutist Badge, Combat/Infantry Badge with a star, Army Aviator Badge, two Distinguished Service Crosses, three Distinguished Service Medals, five Silver Stars, and two Purple Hearts among a few others.

His memorial services will be held late this spring at the Arlington National Cemetery. The exact date will be announced at a later date.

Emerson is survived by his nephew, Richard Emerson Wilkins; a niece, Marie Page Riggle; a grandniece, Elizabeth Page Wilkins and her husband Lt. Col. Joseph G. Marine; and two great-grandnephews, William Quinn Hardisty and Joseph William Marine.

Recent Publications

Indianhead - 03.31.2015
Indianhead - 03.31.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 02.27.2015
Indianhead - 02.27.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 01.30.2015
Indianhead - 01.30.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 12.12.2014
Indianhead - 12.12.2014
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 07.18.2014
Indianhead - 07.18.2014
Tribe Battalion Conducts NCO Induction Ceremony; 2-9 KATUSAs engage their skills and commitment during NTC hardships; Medics keep their finger on the pulse of best medic...
Indianhead - 01.18.2013
Indianhead - 01.18.2013
US medics work Korean hospital; Soldiers see stars; Tanker qualification


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Standing at the top Standing at the top
The air was brisk and the sun was just above the horizon. All you could hear were footsteps and heavy breathing. All you could see was the steep climb to the top....
Vital evaluation Vital evaluation
The smoke is still rising. You lay awkwardly where you thought you were when it happened. It’s dark with just a little bit starlight for you to see your hands. All...
ROKA surgeon general visits 3rd GSAB ROKA surgeon general visits 3rd GSAB
A UH-60 Black Hawk hovered above a placid lake at LZ Elbow, a field site, in South Korea. Strong wind from the propellers stirred the gentle lake violently. From the...


Recent Photos

For love of flight For love of flight
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tsuyoshi Konno, a medevac pilot with the Co. C, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, is one of the first...
Standing at the top Standing at the top
A Soldier from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade watches as a CH-47 Chinook comes in for a landing April 11 on Pinnacle 4, a small mountain near Camp Humphreys in South...
Friendship Week Friendship Week
Soldiers from Team India and Team Hotel play a soccer April 14 at the Super Gym soccer field on Camp Humphreys. Soccer was one of the sports played during the...
Warrior Friendship Week division run Warrior Friendship Week division run
The 2nd Infantry Division command team leads the Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division on a division run at Camps Casey and Hovey, South Korea, April 13. The division...
Riding for awareness Riding for awareness
A Soldier from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade helps a family member get on his bike April 11 on Camp Humphreys. He was getting ready to go on a bike ride to help...
Vital evaluation Vital evaluation
A Soldier from the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade fuels a OH-58 Kiowa April 9 at TTA Tom, a field site in South Korea. The entire...


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Warrior Friendship Week division run


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