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 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.