2/12th Cavalry Deployment



October 19, 2006

LTC Jim Nickolas
Commanding Officer
2/12th Cavalry


On the eve of your deployment to Iraq, I send on behalf of the Regiment warmest greetings to the "Thunderhorse" 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry and express our trust in your ability to perform your tasks in an exemplary manner. 

We veterans of the Regiment are confident that the young soldiers of today are bright, alert and dedicated will uphold our legacy with distinction, courage and determination.

We are proud of you -  Keep Alert - Take of each other - Fight as a team and always remember that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

We are aware that it is a tough situation over there.

God Bless and be "Always Ready"


James W. Dingeman
Colonel USA (R)
Commanding Officer
2/12th Cavalry - Vietnam 1968-69
Honorary Colonel 12th Cavalry Regiment


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