The Torchlight Ceremony March 27, 2001, is an annual event co-hosted by LTC Armstrong (current1-46 INF BN CDR) and Col. Richard Carvell, who was one of the Battalion Commanders of the 1-46 INF in Vietnam and today serves as the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment.
The 46th Infantry Regiment served in WWII with the 5th Armored Division (Victory Division) in Combat Command A, as the 46th Armored Infantry. The 46th Infantry also served in Vietnam as a unit in the American Division, the 196th LIB, and the 198th LIB. Today it still serves at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The Torchlight Ceremony honors all veterans of the 46th Infantry from WWII through Vietnam up to today and celebrates the rich history of the unit, sacrifices of its soldiers and linkage with today’s soldiers. It is a major Fort Knox event with hundreds of members attending and held the same time as the annual Vietnam Fire base MaryAnn reunion. There will also be a dedication of a major training facility (an outdoor obstacle course), named after a legendary 46th Infantry Regiment soldier, Captain Kern Dunagan who was awarded the Medal of Honor in Vietnam with Company A/1-46 Infantry. The facility will be named the Dunagan Teamwork Development Course.
Contact: 1-46 INF, 1ATB, ATSB-BAD (Torchlight), Bldg. 6540, Eisenhower Ave, Fort Knox KY 40121; 502-624-2719; [email protected].