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1/12 Cavalry


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Jul 09, 2016

Looking for A Co 1st Bn 12 Cav Reg. Troopers who served with me in May 1966. I'm reaching out for help. If anyone remembers May 12, 1966 and "Big Al" Allen Thomas Wheaton at Base Camp in An Khe, please contact me. Thank you. Boot to Boot.

Esteban Romo esteban.romo@sbcglobal.net


Jul 09, 2016

My brother, Steve McIntyre was a squad leader in Co. B, 1st Battalion, 1/12. 66-67. He was wounded at Troung Lam on 12-10-67 and spent the rest of service back at Benning as a weapons instructor. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers him. My son is the last of the McIntyre line and it would be nice for him to have a little family history.

P Arnett pmagen62@gmail.com


Jul 09, 2016

Looking for Capt Richard Jenkins, S-5 of the 1/12th BN and then CO HHC 1/12 probably in the late 66-early 67 time frame. I believe he became a major and 1st Brigade S-5 about Jan-Feb 67. I shared a tent with him in March 67.
Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for your assistance with matter.

Lee Livingston livingroad67@globalsbc.net


Jul 09, 2016

My name is Jesus Martinez. I am working on a research project about Latinos in the Viet Nam War. I would like, if possible, to get in touch with any Veteran that served in the 12th Cav and remembers fellow Latino soldiers. I would appreciate any information you might provide and any contact information as well.
Thank you for your service to our country and thank you for your assistance with matter.

Jesus Martinez jesusalmartinez1@gmail.com


Apr 06, 2016

I served in A 1/12th Cav 1969-1970 in the 1st Platoon. I'm searching for Lt. Schmidt who was 1st Platoon Leader in Alpha Company around March 1970.

Dan Johnson dannycjohnson@mindspring.com


Feb 05, 2016

I am looking for Gene Chavez, who was with 3rd platoon C 1/12th 1969-1970. Just want to know if you're ok. Sure would like to hear from you.

David Lopez dnlopez312@msn.com


Feb 05, 2016

I am Joe Roach, served with A-1/12 Cav from December 71 through March 72 as an infantry squad leader. Looking for Gale Hudson, who was a great friend, as well as Mike Hunter, and others.

Joe Roach majorandmrs@icloud.com


Dec 17, 2015

I served in Vietnam July 1969 to July 1970 as field RTO starting in the squad, B Co. of 2/12, and also HHC of 2/12 and eventually Bad Bet 6-india under Capt. Richter, and Capt. Neill. I was Gambler 65 from Jan, 1970 to July 1970. I went into Cambodia in May, 1970. I am looking for anyone that may remember me.

Bill Lang w5lang@yahoo.com


Aug 18, 2015

Looking for Troopers who served with me on A-1/12 in May 1966. I'm reaching out for help. If anyone remembers May 12, 1966 and "Big Al" Allen Thomas Wheaton at Base Camp in An Khe. Thank you. Boot to Boot

Esteban Romo esteban.romo@sbcglobal.net


Aug 18, 2015

Would like to find more on Sgt. Novak. He was engaged to my sister-in-law during the Viet Nam war & was unfortunately killed. All the info I can give you is the following which is on his tombstone: Walter M. Novak, PA, Sgt H & H Co. 12 Cav 1 Cav Div Viet Nam SS-BSM-AM-ARCOM-2PH 12/17/47 - 5/13/70 Thank you.

Peggy Dudzick pdudzick1@verizon.net


Jan 18, 2015

Looking for any fellow troopers from B 1/12 who served from Feb '70 to Apr '71

Howie Hartman Hhartman3701@aol.com


Jan 18, 2015

I'm looking for the following soldiers who served with me in 3rd Platoon of Charlie Co., 1/12th Cav in 1969-70
Randy Nelson, Bob McClemore, Steve Carlson, Andy Grant, Lloyd Dycus and Wayne Flanders

Troy Curtis (TC) Jenkins curtisjenkins1@comcast.net


Jan 18, 2015

I am looking for any photos of or stories about PFC Jimmy Clyde Sexton A 1/12th. He was KIA in Binh Dinh Province February 23, 1966. Thanks in advance for your time.

Lisa Eldridge eldridgelisa@bellsouth.net


Mar 19, 2014

I am looking for Platoon Sergeant James (Daddy Rabbit) White, who was 1st Platoon Sergeant of A Company, 1/12th Cavalry in Vietnam 1972.  Any help in finding James White would be appreciated.

John Cates jcates628@hotmail.com


Feb 21, 2014

My dad, Dennis "Doc" Black was a medic for C-1/12 and D-1/12 in 1969-1970. I would really like to find a guy he worked on who was hit multiple times in the back from rifle fire. We'd like to know if he survived. Dad doesn't know his name. But if he lived, it would mean the world to my dad to know. Thank you for any information you can provide.

Jessie Black mailto:skyblue2485@gmail.com


Feb 21, 2014

I am looking for anyone who served with my dad, Dillard Noonchester, in Vietnam. He's asked me to find any of his old unit members so he can get in touch with them. Thank you for any information you can provide.

Randy Noonchester rnoonchester@yahoo.com


Feb 21, 2014

I am searching for Captain John Wheeler of Co D 1/12th Cav. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

John Cates jcates628@hotmail.com


Jan 19, 2014

I am looking for anyone that served with my dad at An Khe from December 66 through December 67. His name was SSG Charles Marshall and he was from south Alabama. He was 32 years old and a father of 5 kids. I am pretty sure he was with D 2-12 Cav, but he might have been with D 1/12. I also know that he got hurt when clearing an LZ by wrapping some DET cord around a tree and it exploded prematurely.  After he got hurt, he found a gig at the "NCO" club on base. I guess he managed the club? He did that the last 5 months in country. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him or has any photos or stories of him. He passed away from lung cancer Sep. 27, 2007.

Klaus Marshall km4vegas@yahoo.com


Nov 12, 2013

I'm looking for information about my father, Thomas K. Peterson, who served in 1/12 during 67-68.

Joe Green greenjoe04@integra.net


Jan 20, 2013

I'm looking for any one from my unit B-1/12 Cavalry Airborne 1964-1966. We were the 1st Bn 187th Inf. 11th Air Assault Div. which was redesignated as the 1st Cavalry. We went over on the USS Geiger. Its hard to remember all, but I remember Norton (I called him "trolly trooper"), and Brown.

Gene Strong strongs@aptalaska.net


Dec 20, 2012

I served with B, 1st of 12th in An Khe in September 1965. Looking for Tyrone Massey, Colin Johnson, Frank Sims.

Robert L. Bradley revbradley16@nycap.rr.com


Dec 07, 2012

I'm looking for information on my Uncle, PFC James D. Aguilar. He served with E Co. 1st of the 12th in 1970. If any one remembers him, please contact me.

Kaytlin Aguilar ehardt.aguilar@rocketmail.com


Oct 07, 2012

My Uncle, Hubert Aaron Erwin lost his life on 12/27/66 on LZ Bird. He was in C 1/12 4th platoon 2nd squad I have been trying to contact Veterans that survived to see if they had any pictures of him. So far no luck on any pictures. I want to thank all Vietnam Vet for your service, and welcome you home and GOD Bless!

David Hutchins AceHigh6India@Comcast.Net


July 29, 2012

I'm looking for anyone I may have served with in Vietnam. I was in the D Company 1/12th 1st Cavalry from June 1968-June 1969. I was a squad leader and when I left, George Jones was made squad leader. I'm having trouble remembering names but do recall the following individuals: Larry Todd, Toby Garno, Steve Crane, Purdy, "Pops", Ernie Grasse (KIA 1968), Lieutenant Sabin I would love to hear from anyone who served with me.

Charles Williamson, Parrottsville, TN charlana71@yahoo.com


July 12, 2012

I was with HHC 1st Bn (ABN) 12th Cav Airmobile 1966 to 1967. I'm looking for anyone that was assigned to LZ Pony and was there the night that LZ Bird was overrun. I'm also trying to locate Jimmie Smith from Rockridge, North Carolina.

John Smith Jr, mrjohnjunior@aol.com


July 12, 2012

My name is Pat Whaley. I was with C co. 1/12 Air Cav.in vietnam from 1971-72. I think my last FSB was called Bunker Hill. Trying to find those who remember me and served together there. I am getting old and hard to remember names. I do remember a FLINT, MORKLE, GARCIA, and if I think hard enough maybe a few others. Agent Orange now really doing a number on me and I would suspect on several others. If you remember me, let's talk. I carried the m-60 for awhile and then walked point quite a bit and I sure remember Vung Tau. My number is 937-935-2970.

Pat Whaley, plwhaley58@live.com


July 12, 2012

Looking for Melvin Carter.
Bob "Yamaha" Zawacki, 1st squad of 3rd platoon, C-1/12 Feb. 67 to Feb 68.

Robert J Zawacki, rzawacki@i-cmg.com


May 13, 2012

I am looking for Marvin Whitehead, Dale Oiler, SSG Harvey, 1/12, HHC, June 1971 to March 1972

Brian Pettit, blpettit@gmail.com


Feb 12, 2012

I was in B 1/12 from 1964 to 1966. I left Fort Benning, Georgia on the USS Geiger. Served in Anke. Would like to hear from anyone who was in my unit.

William Leagans Jr, thefunnyfarm@century.net phone 1-276-620-0469


Jan 09, 2012

I'm looking for Information about the Battle of Tam Quan, 6-20 December, 1967. I want to hear from anyone who participated, or served in any capacity, in the Battle of Tam Quan, or who knows anyone who did. This is for the “Second Battle of Tam Quan,” which will be the primary subject of a planned book-length history. However, I’d also like to hear from veterans with information about the “First Battle of Tam Quan,” in March of 1967, which might be part of a prologue to the book.
I'm also looking for a copy of a book titled: The Battle of Tam Quan II, 15-16 Dec. 1967 by Barton H. Wittekind and Daniel W. French. This 17-page book is listed in a number of places, but is out of print and unavailable.
You can read my article, relevant to this request, at Stories of the 12th Cavalry. That was just a tiny part of a very historic battle.
If you have any knowledge of Tam Quan in December, 1967, or anything leading up to it or associated with it at all, please contact me

Tom Kjos, tom_kjos@hotmail.com 9817 W Mockingbird Dr., Sun City, AZ 85373 phone (480) 352-2583


Dec 05, 2011

Looking for any of the guys that served with me in A 1/12 Cav from Feb 69 to Feb 70. Names I can remember are Lt Gifford, Sgt William Clark, RTO Francis Doyle, Jerry Glass, Ed Hardy, Dillard Noonchester, Sgt Ski, Johnson, Salvatore Alice. Posted by Carson Powers Jr. for Carson Powers, Sr. Home phone is 843-565-4002, cell phone is 843-714-0338

Carson Powers, carsonpowersjr@gmail.com


Nov 23, 2011

We are trying to find out more info about my wife's uncle, PFC John C Clifton, who served with C 1/12th Cavalry during VietNam... Uncle John recently passed away and never shared much with the family about his time in service, but he suffered from some serious issues, like many....any info that can be provided about him would be greatly appreciated

Scott Hall, schall@vbgov.com


Nov 23, 2011

My dad was a 1st Lt. in A 1/12 in Vietnam in 1968. I am looking for any information from anyone in his unit and would like to know more about his time over there. I know that my dad was wounded outside of Tay Ninh in 68 as well. His name is Larry Stickney. If you have anything to share please email me.

Samantha Nieminski, sami_stickney@hotmail.com


Nov 23, 2011

A Co. 1/12th July 69-July 70. We are looking for Don "Doc" Cox. He was our 3rd Platoon medic in 1970. Last we knew he was from California. Juicer, Joe and me (Bill Daly) are looking for you.

Bill Daly, wdaly@chartermi.net


Sept 28, 2011

I am looking for CPT Wayne Glass, my company commander of HHC 1/12th.  I was in HHC from APR 72-standdown.  Any information, would be helpful.

John Cates, puertoaventura@att.net


Sept 22, 2011

Looking for LT Radcliffe. He should be retired and at least a Gen. Have often though about you and other members of our company. If you are out there, I would really like to hear from you, and from other members that served with us. As a SSG, I was a squad leader in your platoon.

MSG(Ret.) Richard Merritt, rmerritt@baldwin-telecom.net


Sept 05, 2011

I 'm looking for information on Spec/4 Thomas P. Schwab that I might share it with his family. He was 21 years old, from Cincinnati, OH, and served with D-1/12 from 03/02/1968 until he was killed on 11/20/1968 in Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam. All the remaining family knows at this point is that he was KIA and they have no other details of his service or the circumstances surrounding his death.

Contact: Col. (Ret) Jackson, scoopjaxon@woh.rr.com


Sept 05, 2011

Looking for CO of D-1/12, Roger Boltman

Contact: Roger Hines, rogerhines@cnmh.org


Sept 05, 2011

I have been trying to find guys that served with A-1/12, 1st Cav Div. Vietnam during 1967. I arrived in country on May 4 1967 and was wounded and returned to the states on August 22, 1967.

Contact: John Logan, jlogan1946@gmail.com


May 23rd, 2011

I'd like find members of the recon platoon of E 1/12. I served with Echo Recon in 1971-72.

Contact: Gordon Gosses, gordy32004@yahoo.com


Sunday, May 08th, 2011

I'd really like to find members of the Recon platoon, D Company 1/12 who served with me during 1965 and 1966. Thanks. Please contact me at n7ua@embarqmail.com or telephone 360 779 3149

Contact: Bob March, n7ua@embarqmail.com


Friday, March 11th, 2011

I am looking for anyone that might have known my relative, John Clayton Davis, Jr. B Co, 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry, who was killed on 8/31/68 in Quang Tri. If you have any stories to share, I would be glad to hear them. Thank you.

Contact: Amy Bovaird, lilynagate@gmail.com


Friday, March 11th, 2011

I'm searching for information on a Victor D. Williams. He was a member on C/co 1/12th Cav. KIA 29 October 71 Long Khanh Province,Vietnam . We were Classmates in school and were running buddies and best of friends. I noticed in the May/June Saber a SP-4 David Devon had make a donation in Vic name. I'm interested in the events of 29 Oct 71 leading to Vic being KIA. I was a Medic with A&B/co 1/8 Cav 69/70 and also served in Long Khanh Province, Vietnam. Any information of that days events or on Sp-4 David Devon would be welcome.

Contact: Gene G. Clark, blackie9@adams.net


Friday, March 11th, 2011

I am looking for CPT Edward Sims, Company Commander of B Company, 1/12, in 1972.
Thank You. I served in A Company and HHC in 1972,

Contact: John Cates, puertoaventura@att.net


Friday, March 11th, 2011

I'm trying to find anyone who served with my friend, Anthony Gene Harness. He served with Company B, 1/12, 1968-1969 He was KIA on 3/29/69 in Bin Duong Province, South Vietnam.
I've been looking for someone who was with him when he died, in order to know what happened. One military source says he died as a result of "friendly fire"; another says it was "hostile, ground casualty, other explosive device."
If anyone served with him and knows any details, please contact me. Thank you in advance.

Contact: Marlys Anderson-Hisaw, mandersaw@gmail.com or 406.270.7666


Friday, November 26th, 2010

I am looking for a Sgt Nelson whom wrote to the Parker Pioneer newspaper about the death of Sgt Robert Lee Flores, 1st Plt D Co I/12 Cav. Barbara wants to know.  Thank you

Contact: Philip Cronin, pipo5146@aol.com


Friday, November 26th, 2010

I am looking for anyone who served with my uncle, James Tierno. His dates of service with D Company 1/12 were September - December, '67. He died on December 15 at Tam Quan. If you knew him, or know about the battle in which he died, I'd like to hear from you.  Thank you

Contact: Mike Milito, mvmilito@aol.com


Friday, November 26th, 2010

I am looking for John T White, who was 1st Platoon SGT for Company A, 1/12th Dec 71-June 72 Arthur S Hilts, who was First Sergeant, Company A, 1/12th Dec 71-June 72   Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

Contact: John Cates, puertoaventura@att.net


Thursday, May 27, 2010

I served with B Co., 1/12 Cav, from Dec. 68 to May 69.  Would love to hear from anyone who was there during the same time period.  Would really like to know whatever happened to Crosby and Meyers.
Contact: Joe (Doc) Dodson at joed1949@hotmail.com



Thursday, May 27, 2010

I am looking for Lieutenant Douglas McCullough and SGT Frank C Fix, both served with me in A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry 1971-1972.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

Contact: John Cates, puertoaventura@att.net


Thursday, May 27, 2010

I served with B Co., 1/12 Cav, from Dec. 68 to May 69.  Would love to hear from anyone who was there during the same time period.  Would really like to know whatever happened to Crosby and Meyers.
Contact: Joe (Doc) Dodson at joed1949@hotmail.com



Monday, May 10, 2010

Does anyone from A 1/12 remember me?  I served with A Company from May 68 to Dec 68.  I am getting old and would like to try and remember my service buddies, but I can't remember any names.  Please get in contact with me so I can get back in the loop.

Contact John A. Mesplie, Jr. at lexie@yakama.com


Thursday, April 15, 2010

 I'm looking for any of the guys that served with B Co 1/12  from 1966-1967.  My name is Ben Ortiz and I was with the 1st platoon.

Contact Ben Ortiz at oldbenkenobie@gmail.com


Monday, February 1, 2010

I am looking for fellow troopers of SPC 4 Ronnie Saffell, B Co, 1st BN, 12th Cavalry.  He was KIA on 16 Dec 1968 while in Phuoc Long Province.  I was 13.  He was like my big brother.  His father and my father were best friends all their lives.  I want to meet someone who was there with Ronnie during that time.  I have no pictures of him.  I have no information about anyone that served with him.  I did not serve.  Any information would be wonderful.

Contact Calvin Starritt at sstarritt@gmail.com



Saturday, January 30, 2010

Looking for Sgt. Angel Delgado of Charlie Co, 1/12 First Cav Div (AMBL) who was wounded on Dec. 11, 1968.  We believe that he was originally from Puerto Rico. Anyone with any information about his whereabouts or his later service in 1968/69 please contact Alan Van Dan or Bill Dreyer.

Alan Van Dan at alvandan_6771@comcast.net



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Thursday, January 14, 2008


.Arnette Nash at pianored@aol.com



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Looking for:

SGT John Fix, who served with A Company, 1/12th Cav, from December 1971 to June, 1972.

SP4 Dale Julius, who served with Headquarters, 1/12th Cav, from December 1971 to June, 1972

Contact: John Cates, Company A, 1/12th Cav, December 1971 to April 1972, HHC 1/12th Cav, April 1972 to June, 1972



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Looking for anyone who served with B Company, 1/12 CAV, from December 1971 to June 1972 in Vietnam. I started as squad RTO, later platoon RTO, then in the battalion TOC. On FIRE BASE BUNKER HILL.

Contact: Arnette Nash, Co B 1/12 Cav, 1971 to 1972



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Sunday, October 11, 2009

I am looking for Capt. Mitchell, A company CO late 71 / early 72

Contact: Thomas Loehr, Co A 1/12 Cav, 12/71-4/72




From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I am looking for 1st Lt Marion (Lee) Davidson.  He was with me in Bravo Company 1/12th.  He was the platoon leader.  Sgt John Dulick was the platoon sergeant  Any ideas where these men may have gone once they left the jungle?  As I remember, Davidson was from Virginia. 


Terry Combs




From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mark Parish is looking for those he served with and/or remembers him from A Company 1st/12th Cavalry & the Mortar Platoon of E Company, 1/12th Cavalry. I served from Jan. 1971 to Sept 1971. 

A friend, Mike Linnen is providing this e-mail contact for me. Please reply to j.linnen@att.net subject: Mark. 

I live in NE Ohio, Tuscarawas County. 

Thank you,


From the 12th Cavalry News Column in the Saber


To the members of Charlie Company, 12th Cavalry

My name is Jack Choppa and I am the older brother of Richard "Doc" Choppa who was a Medic attached to C Company, 1/12th Cavalry and died in Vietnam on December 15, 1967 in Binh Dinh Province. When Richard died, I did not handle his death well and avoided communication with those who served with him. 

The passage of time, however, has taught me that Richard served his country well, and in my mind he is a true American hero. I am very proud of my little brother. I would be honored if any of you who knew Richard would share with me any recollections you have of him, the good and the sad, including how he lost his life." 

I wish to hear from all who knew my brother; the in-country for recollections of him – the good, the bad, the sad and glad, to include any information on his death.

My address is:

John J. Choppa
3381 Highland Drive
Hubbard, OH 44425-2307
Telephone (330) 534-2266


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Members of C Company, 1/12th Cavalry who served during 1968 in Vietnam:
Juan Uranga
Angel Fontanez-Marcado
Bill Bennington
Kenneth Kelley
Clifford Sims
William Alexander
William H. Smith
Luis Arroyo

Please contact Alan VanDan at alvandan_6771@comcast.net


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Anyone who served with Riley "Doc" O'Neil, Company D, 1/12th Cavalry who was killed on December 15, 1967.

I wrote a memorial to him on the Virtual Wall at http://www.virtualwall.org/do/OneilRC01a.htm

His life long friend and buddy,

Tim R. Moore


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hello Troopers,

 Anyone have photos of 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1/12th Cavalry between June 1968 and March 1969?  I sure would like to get some copies as I lost all of mine.

Thank you, Dennis Cross 3/6 india



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Monday, November 26, 2007

Seeking to find 1LT John J. McCarthy. He was a platoon leader in Delta Company 1/12th Cav in 1971. His leadership and coolness under fire, saved the men of his platoon one day along the Song Be .

Paul "Doc" Marling
Delta 1/12th Cav



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Friday, November 23, 2007

Hello, my name is Patrick Springer originally from Springfield, IL. I served with D 2/7 Cav in 1969-1970 and am trying to locate James Seymour (? Sp) originally from Olney, IL, who served with 1/12 Cav. during the same times.  We went thru training together but were separated when we arrived in Nam.  We ran into each other occasionally on LZ Jamie and Rita.  Would like to locate Jim if possible.


Patrick Springer
Manchester, CT



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am looking for 1st LT. Larry Butcher who served with B Company 1st Bn, 12th Cav in 1969.  Lt Butcher left the field for an XO position in June 1969. 

Please contact me with any information on his whereabouts.

George York




From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Date: 11/5/2007


Researching info on a friend of mine, Fred Kovarik, who was KIA while in A Company,1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry on 3/28/70 in Phuoc Long Province. I noticed that there were 5 other of your Troopers that died on the same day as Fred from A and C Co. Other than small arms fire, hostile I know nothing about the circumstances my buddy was in the day of his death or before. We did tours the same year, but lost touch with each other. If anyone that knew Fred reads this and could share that knowledge with me I would greatly appreciate your effort.  Even after 37 years I think of Fred each week.

Dennis Asch at d_asch@comcast.net


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Date: 10/31/2007

My cousin's name was Francis David Donohue. He was in Company A, 1st Battalion, 12th Calvary and he was killed on December 28, 1968 near Song Be. I am trying to find anyone that may have served with "Frank".

He was only there for 2 months so it was not a lot of time for people to know him.

Jeffrey Santell @ germanshepherd13@yahoo.com 



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Wed, 17 Oct 2007


On February 27, 1969 the 1st platoon of  Company B, 1/12th Cavalry led by LT Stephan Ford encountered enemy forces and engaged in a 4 hour battle. This platoon was caught in nearly open terrain and took cover in bomb craters.  Of the 20 men in the fight, 11 were WIA and 1 was KIA.  The platoon medic, SP4 Doc Hoogasian exposed himself to fire on at least 3 occasions to pull the wounded to safety. 

I am trying to locate others involved in this action to get an eye witness statement to help the medic obtain a commendation.  The Platoon Leader, Stephan Ford has already contacted our office but I need an additional witness to these events. Any help is appreciated, especially any leads of possible witnesses who were involved.

If you are willing to help or knows someone who can please call me or e-mail me at joengaines@aol.com

Lieutenant Colonel Joe Gaines
US Army Space and Missile Defense Command
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
256 955 6333
256 679 8743



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Saturday, October 20, 2007 9:57 AM



Kenneth Kreidell. My e-mail address is kkreidell@empiresorts.com 



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

September 30, 2007

I served with A Co. 1/12 in Vietnam - April 1967 to Feb. '68.  My name is Gerry Gudinas and I would like to find some brothers in the 3rd & 4th Platoons.  

4th Platoon - Larry Larson -- Johnny Orr -- Jessie Wright -- Richard Hill -- Watts -- Empera -- Coleman -- Cunningham -- Soto -- Pilot -- Bo -- Lt. Mullins -- Capt. Blake -- Capt. Peters -- and the Chaplain that was with us on Feb. 2, 1968, during the TET Offensive at the battle of Quang Tri Providence.
3rd Platoon - Banks and Akrey wounded on 02/02/68.
My email address is: GerryGudinas@gmail.com


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Saturday, August 25, 2007 12:31 PM

I served with Company B, I/12 Airborne from 65 – July 66.  My name is David R. Johnson and I’m attempting to find fellow comrades especially (in 65) Sgt. Wilbur Ali, Sgt Sampson, Artis Unseld and others whose names escape me.  

Best to send pictures of what you looked like at that time along with your e-mail…as time tends not to retain names…and most of us had nick names anyway.

 Send your e-mails to:  David Johnson at  runrdav@cox.net


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Monday, July 30, 2007

I served with Alpha Company 1/12th in Viet Nam in 1970/1971 and I was a medic. I’m looking for a guy name Kevin Ratchford  he was in my platoon and was a M-60 gunner the last time I spoke to him was about 3-5 yrs ago he then lived in Springfield Illinois he usually goes to the 1st cav annual reunions.


Tony "Doc" Shields



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I am looking for a soldier named Gerard Marcel Hunt who was with

Co B, 1st Bn, 187th Inf, 11th Air Assualt Division (Test) from February 1, 1964 and

Co B, 1st Bn (ABN), 12th Cav, 1st Cav Div at Ft. Benning, GA from July 5, 1965 and

Co B, 1st Bn (ABN), 12th Cav, 1st Cav Div in Vietnam from September 21, 1965 to May 26, 1966.

Gerard spoke both French and English. 

I am trying to find Gerard for his former AIT buddy at Ft. Polk, Louisiana named Jack LeBlanc. Jack and his family would like to make contact with Gerard.

My name is Yvonne Johnson at dyj@webtv.net


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    Saturday, May 12, 2007

I was with the 1st of the 12th Cavalry from January 2, 1967 to August 27, 1967 assigned as a motor sergeant. I'm looking for anyone who was in the motor pool in 1967.

SGT Edwin Real at grannyfranny68841@yahoo.com


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    Monday, April 30, 2007

I'm looking for anyone who remembers or has had contact with "Doc" Warden, 3rd platoon, D company 1/12 Cav 1970-1971. He was a medic in Walt Kudlacik's platoon. 

Contact Frank Greenleaf at fluffnkaren@adelphia.net.   Thanks


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Friday, April 20, 2007 2:41 PM


NAME :TROY F KIMBELL - Served with B Company 2nd platoon SFC Wilson was platoon sergeant at this time.


Looking For.
James T David
George Cooley
Curtis E Coleman

George Cooley and I carried M-60s at the time I was with B Company 2nd platoon,1st Battalion (Airborne), 12th Cavalry.We had operations off of LZ Geronimo,LZ Enlish,and a number of night ambush patrolls in Bong Son Plains.

MY EMAIL kimbetr@aol.com

Home Phone# 1-334-480-2103


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:58 AM

My name is Victor M Freilich Jr.; I was a rifleman with A Company 1St of the 12th form April 1966 to April 1967.  I was wounded in May of 1966 and was on light duty in the rear area for awhile. 

During my stay at the rear I walked into the Company CP where Lt Rosario, the XO was working out with a set of spring bands that you stretch across your body.  As I entered and walked pass Lt. Rosario the spring device broke and his hand with the handle in it struck me in the neck with such force it knocked me down.  Lt Rosario sent me to the Battalion Aid Station where I spent the night and was fitted with a neck brace to wear for a few days.  Lt Rosario has sent me an affidavit to this exact statement.  Additionally, two other friends with A Company have also sent me affidavits to this exact incident collaborating that an injury did occur while in Vietnam and that I had gone to the Battalion Aid Station. 

Over the years I have had nothing but problems and have attempted to get a current neck injury dating back to this incident Service Connected.  The VA actually did a cervical lamonectomy in the early 80s after following me for many years with a deficit in feeling to my left shoulder and arm.  Due to the current technology an MRI was done at the VA showing I have a Syrinx, ( Syringiomyelia) due to trauma that has now  caused a charcot joint in my left shoulder requiring complete fusion of my left shoulder in 1985.  Now my left wrist and left elbow are also now being diagnosed as charcot joints.  My main problem is I am left handed or was.  It seems I was denied any Service Connection because there are no records of my being at the Battalion Aid Station.  Is there anyway I can find out the names of the Doctors at the 1st of the 12th Aid Station, there around May or June of 1966, to see if some one can confirm my treatment?  I remain severely handicapped with little use of my left arm due to the neck injury.

 Victor Freilich     vfreilich@socal.rr.com


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Monday, March 12, 2007

Looking for veterans, who served with 1st of the 12th Cavalry from 1971-1972.

Thank you,
John Cates
HHC & A 1/12th Cav, 1971-72


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Friday, January 26, 2007 12:43 PM

Looking for anyone who knew my brother Corp James H. Waulk Jr, Company D, 1-12th Cav

Hello my name is Vicky. I am searching for anyone who served with my brother Corp James H. Waulk Jr. Jimmy was in D Company, 1st Battalion 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He served from 11/18/69 until his death on 2/20/70 in Phuoc Long, South Vietnam.

If you knew him and have stories and or photos to share PLEASE email me at vickyparr7@aol.com

Thank You and may God Bless You All


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 20:13

My name is Carl Colarusso. I am looking for Donald Trotter, Donald Freed, and Alphonso Stottlmire. I served with these individuals In Vietnam in 1966, D Co 1/12th Recon Platoon. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

October 3rd 2006
06:30:19 AM

Alfred (Al) Oyler , Gadsden, Al.

Co. D 1/12 65/66

I like this site, because every time I get on this thing I always go to this site. I believe that I am finally coming out of my shell. I am trying to locate all the old members of D co and get together in Branson next year. So if you are out there get in touch.

Boot to Boot
Al  at   oyler@bellsouth.net


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:22 AM

Kraft, Frederick M
Unit: Co A 1/12, assigned 2May 66-28 Aug 66
Unit: HHC  1/12, assigned 29 Aug66-3 Apr 67

Retired in 75 and live now in Germany. If health will permit I will try to make the Convention in 9/07.If anyone remembers me I would like to hear from them, address listed below:

e-mail- fredk@onlinehome.de

Private: Fred Kraft
Wilhelm-Nesen-Str 2
56355 Nastaetten

Thank you for posting my name- Airborne All THE WAY!!!!! Fred


From the vietvet.org US Army Lost & Found Listings

September 30, 2006

Trying to locate: Doug C Pilot, 1st of the 12th, 1967-1968

Message is: I been looking for my friend Doug since I left Vietnam in 1968. He was my best friend by that time and I will like to contact him. We went to Thailand on an R&R vacations.

Please contact: Luis Soto Arce
Mailing address: Vista Azul 17 Street # P-10
City, State, Zip: Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612

Or send email to Luis Soto Arce


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:09 AM

From:    Alan VanDan  alvandan@netnitco.net
             C Co 1-12, First Cav Div, 1968-69

Looking for:
Thomas G. Jones (from New Jersey)
Clifford Sims (from Alabama)
Major Love (from Kansas City)
Steven Redmon (from Indiana)
William V. Pierce (from Florida)
Brian Davis (from Maine)
Benjamin Braddix (or Braddocks) (from NYC)
Doc Ira Marks


From the Cavalry Outpost Guestbook

Date: 9/11/2006     08:45

From: Paul H. Bozewski, Union, New Jersey     djcopy@aol.com

I served with D Company, 3rd Platoon, 1/12th (Death Wing) from 12/66 - 12/67. Would like to hear from anyone. Looking for my buddy, MIKE TURPIN, last known location MARTINEZ, CA.


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Date: 8/11/2006     09:08

From: Tom Loehr     tom4luv@yahoo.com

Subject: A Company 1/12th Cavalry, 1971-72

My name is Tom Loehr and I carried the M-60 for awhile in late 71 and early 72.  Looking for guys that remember building FSB Bunker Hill or pulling security at Tui Hoa Airbase in early 72.  John Cates, Willy Williamson (always carried at least a quart of whiskey in his canteen), John Rodgers (my AG), Sammy (my Spades partner), Doc, Hercules and the LT.  I have already talked to Rio and Jim (my M-60 humping predecessor).


From the 12th Cavalry Guestbook

July 19, 2006          7:24PM

Name                           NORMAN EVERSTON                     NORMNRUTH@AOL.COM
Year and unit                68-69 C 1-12 CAV
Your city and state        SAN ANTONIO,TX 78232



From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

July 14, 2006    7:14PM

My name is Patrick Springer and I served with Delta Co, 2/7, 1st Cav in Vietnam, 1969-1970. 

I am trying to locate James Seymore from Olney, Illinois who served with Alpha Co, 1/12 in Vietnam during the same time.

Patrick Springer


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

July 7, 2006        9:36PM

I am interested in hearing from any members of 3rd platoon, D Co, 1st Bn, 12th Cav who were in the bush from late Oct '70 to late April, '71.

Some platoon members: Jerry Jones, two Chuck Thompsons, Skip Thomas, Pete Weinzirl, Hans Schneeberger, Bob Thomas, Doc Warden, Mike Kovacs,  Dave Thompson, Dave Johnson, Lacy Malloy, Kurt (M-60), Al Davidio, Dave "Mother" Mathis, Ralph, Ross, Slade, Robles, Jesse, John-RTO, Super 6, Sgt Brown, Sgt Jack, Sgt Don, Peterson, Benny, Pete(shotgun-pointman),Doc Thomas, ....HOPE ALL YOU GUYS ARE WELL!

Walt Kudlacik (L-t)


From the 12th Cavalry Guestbook

July 7th 2006               09:17:58 AM

Name                           Jerry Dolloff, MSG, US (Ret)   deck.party@comcast.net
Year and unit               Co B, 1/12th 7/1966-8/1967
Your city and state       Boothbay Harbor, Maine (at that time)

Looking for Mulligan and Ryder from 3rd Herd


Viper's Vietnam Veteran Message Board

Posted by Ray Alfano on 3/10/2005, 7:08 am

Hello. I am looking for any information on a friend that was KIA w/the 1st Cav. AMBL on April 30,1969 in the Binh Long Provence. His name is Frank Ambrosio (we all knew him as Chicci). A great guy and funny as hell. He was short, about 5'5" & 140lbs. All I know is he was drafted and was with the 1st cav., not sure what unit. He was from Deer Park NY (on Long Island). I think of him often and any help would be greatly appreciated. I was there but had it alot better than you folks. God Bless & thank you in advance.

Webmaster Note: Frank Ambrosio was with Company B, 1/12th Cavalry


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Sunday, June 25, 2006 4:47 PM

From: Frank de la Puente

Frank de la Puente
1542 Wallace Road NW # 121
Salem, OR 97304

D 1/12, 6-15-70 to 4-27-71

I was 11B.  Looking for Terry Hood, Ray from Utah, Richard L. ("Bink") Binkus, Don (the gunner who got hit on 7-17-70), Doc Scott Johnson, Terry Hood (the guy who took 8mm film of our CAs), Manuel Villareal (Corpus), PeeWee, Lt. Boyen, Dennis, and of course, our Kit Carson scouts John Wayne, Wick, and Mong.

We have a reunion set for 8/2007.  You guys need to be there.


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

Friday, June 23, 2006 10:17 PM

From: Dennis Galloway

I'm looking for my buddy, Robert (Bobby) Enyeart.  We served together in C 1/12 2nd platoon in 1968.  He was from Marion, Indiana.  I have tried for years to find him.


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

June 20, 2006    8:05 PM

Carol Hill

I am looking for a soldier whose first name is Rudy. In July 1969, he accompanied my brother's body back home to Leitchfield Kentucky. My brother was James Howard Smith of Company B, 1/12th Cavalry and he died on July 14, 1969.


From the 12th Cavalry Guestbook

June 16th 2006                        10:25:37 PM
Name                                       Marty Mason
Year and unit                           1970 - 1971 D Company 1/12th 1st Cav
Your city and state                   Sweet Home , Oregon

Terry Leon Kelly was killed while with "D" Company,1/12th, 1st Cavalry. He was a medic and died June 17th 1971. I hope someone out there who knew Terry will write or call about him.

Marty Mason.(father)
1197 42nd Ave
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Tel 541-367-4405


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

May 8, 2006      11:41 AM




From the 12th Cavalry Guestbook

April 9th 2006               01:38:46 PM
Name                          Alan VanDan  
Year and unit                 1968, 69 Co C & HHC 1/12 Cav
Your city and state       Valparaiso IN

We are still looking for the following C Co guys:
Thomas G. (the Poet) Jones (New Jersey)
Steve Redmon (Indiana)
Charles "Top" Murphy
Doc Henry Garza
Charles "Reno" Terry
??? Rob(b)ins (from Kentucky)
??? Washington
Bob McClemore

(The list goes on, and so does the search. Tweek and I won't rest until all is said and done and all are found again). Anyone who knows the new location for Grover Johnson, let us know....he moved again.
All the rest of you Charlie Company guys out there, see you soon. Getting to know you now is as good as getting to know you in the 60's!


From the 12th Cavalry Guestbook

April 3, 2006              10:54:00 AM
Name                           Paul Marling   
Year and unit             71/72 Delta Co. 1/12th Cav
Your city and state   Millerton, NY

I was a medic in Delta 1/12th Recall Firebase Timbutu on the Song Dong Nai and Firebase Pace over on the Cambodian border. I recently returned to Vietnam and one of the placed I went to was the site where Firebase Pace was located. I will always remember that place. Would like to hear from anyone else that recalls FSB Pace. Also would very much like to hear from another 1/12th medic John Davis.


From the 12th Cavalry e-mail

         I am looking for the men that served in the 2-6 Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/12 CAV during 1968-69.  My name is Delbert D. Griffin (DOC)

            I served as a Medic.  Looking for Captain Peters, LT. Demby, Captain Martin, Donald Fredericks Daniel Edwards, Phillip Groves, Orlando Montravoni, Jessie Wright, Charles Hicks, Barnett Sizer, Michael Juba, Joseph Cox, Booker Hollis.  I started off in the Quan Tri Area.  Home e-mail Griffinmagoo@aol.com. Home phone 816-765-5568


From the 1st Cav Division Association guestbook
Wednesday 03/22/2006 12:42:29am
E-Mail: bthornton58@aol.com


From the 1st Cav Division Association guestbook
Thursday 03/16/2006 10:24:02am
Name: PFC Mickey Tallarito
E-Mail: mtallarito@gmail.com
City/Country: Chicago/Illinois
Comments: Co. D 1/12th 1969 January. Wounded in an ambush on a S/D mission around An Khe. Squad was hit pretty good. Not in country long but do remember Jessie Riley from Massilon,Ohio. Wouldn't mind hearing from anyone who remembers. My memory is pretty vague about what happened.


From the 1st Cav Division Association guestbook
Tuesday 03/14/2006 12:17:34am
Name: Thomas Lon Crabtree
E-Mail: mmctlc3@aol.com
City/Country: Midland, TX
Comments: Looking for Roger Jordan of Sand Springs, OK and w/ A 1/12 66-67 and later w/Hawk Recon 2/327th, 101st and the 82d Abn. 1/12 Reunion in Branson, MO June 14-18, 2006. Call me at 432-682-0229 or


From the 1st Cav Division Association guestbook
Tuesday 03/14/2006 12:14:00am
Name: Thomas Lon Crabtree
E-Mail: mmctlc3@aol.com
City/Country: Midland, TX
Comments: Looking for Donald Woods from Far Rock-a-way, NY w/ C 1/12 in '66 and Smaznuk (the Schnaze) from Hoboken, NJ w C 1/12 '66-'67. Many of your old buds want you in Branson, MO June 14-18, 2006 at Settle Inn for 1/12 Reunion.
If you see this call or email me-number is 432-682-0229 for additional info


From the 1st Cav Division Association guestbook
Tuesday 02/28/2006 1:33:21pm
Name: Alan VanDan
E-Mail: alvandan@netnitco.net
City/Country: Valparaiso IN
Comments: Still looking for guys in Charlie Co 1/12 Air Cav from 1968/69. Anyone seen Thomas G. Jones (the poet)? Anyone seen William W Griffin who is famous for his ball point pen. Or how about Joe DiMartino, the barber from Chicago? We all are waiting for you guys to say hi and get back in touch. None of us will bite, promise.


From the 1st Cav Division Association guestbook
Wednesday 01/04/2006 1:18:49am
Name: Doc O'Keefe C 1/12 67-68
E-Mail: jwokeefe@sbcglobal.net
City/Country: lebanon,New London U.S.A. CT
Comments: Looking for Cpt Peter Benson C 1/12 Cav year 1967 if your still alive Pete give me a call 1-860-642-4935 or email me at jwokeefe@sbcglobal.net Doc O'keefe (Joe). Or any one from C 1/12


From the 1st Cav Division Association guestbook
Wednesday 12/28/2005 6:36:30pm
Name: Tom Loehr
E-Mail: tom069@hotmail.com
City/Country: Houston, TX
Comments: Looking for any of the guys that served with A Co, 1/12 Cav 1971-72 and remember the Easter Offensive 72.

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