12th Cavalry Regiment


In memory of the men from 12th Cavalry Regiment

who gave their lives for their country

on border patrol duty in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas

We honor them by remembering them

May they rest in peace


From March, 1914 until February, 1916, part of the 12th Cavalry Regiment
performed border patrol duty along the Mexican border in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

The Troops and their locations were:

Troop A San Benito, Texas
Troop B Harlingen,Texas
Troop C Mercedes, Texas
Troop D Donna, Texas

In August and September 1915, there were a number skirmishes with Mexican bandits
which resulted in five Troopers killed in action and one Trooper missing on action.

Private George McGuire Troop A August 3, 1915 Killed in Action
Private Leo Winhaus Troop C August 10, 1915 Killed in Action
Corporal John Williams Troop C August 16, 1915 Killed in Action
Private Anthony Kraft Troop A September 13, 1915 Killed in Action
Trumpeter Harold Forney Troop A September 13, 1915 Died of Wounds
Private Richard Johnson Troop B September 24, 1915 Missing in Action


Source:     Military History of the Twelfth Regiment of Cavalry, Army of the United States, 1901-1920. Published on March 1, 1920.


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