A Troop 4th Squadron, 12th US Cavalry

Vietnam Veterans Serving July 1968 – November 1971

Freedom Is Not Free

A Troop 4/12 Cav (Vietnam Era) invites and encourages trooper's family members to participate in the troop's reunions, memorial services, remembrances of our fellow troopers who have passed on to Fiddler's Green, and to continue the camaraderie of the BROTHERHOOD....Long Live the Cav and its BROTHERHOOD!!

2023 Reunion Detroit

Another reunion has come and gone. The bathtubs full of beer have been reduced to decaffeinated coffee and soda. Age is catching up with us. However, we had 25 happy campers and along with friends and family, we had about 65 for dinner…CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

A Troop 4th Squadron 12th Cavalry reunion was held in Detroit, Michigan, from September 27th to October 1st.
And it was hosted by the 2nd Platoon. Click here to view the photo gallery!

2023 412 CAV ATROOP-Reunion

Hosted at Hollywood Hotel and Greektown Casino, Detroit, Michigan
The Second Platoon is proud to have hosted the 2023 CAV reunion, which was held in Detroit, Michigan. It was the first reunion to be in the Midwest. The reunion was held at the Hollywood Hotel and Greek Town Casino. 

Who We Were

We came from the north, the south, the east, the west, from the big cities, the small country towns, large families, only child families, as high school drop outs and as college graduates, as fathers, sons, husbands or brothers. We were unemployed, laborers, students, clerks, tradesmen, professionals and soldiers. We were law-abiding citizens or we may have been given the choice of the service or jail. We were a slice of the Baby Boomer generation, Career Soldiers (Lifers), Draftees (US), or Volunteers (RA’s).

We went because we were ordered to go, or we wanted to become US citizens, or wanted adventure or because we believed in fighting for democracy. Some might have needed to get out of present situations at home or had nothing better to do at the time. A lot of us celebrated our coming of age in Nam. We also encountered a lot of “FOR THE FIRST TIME” life experiences there. By the end of our tour with A Troop 4/12 Cav we came to have one thing in common…

A Troop reunions and reunion information.

You can visit the original website by CLICKING HERE

A note regarding the website

This website is a newer project that was started in late 2020 with the goal of harvesting as much of the old content as reasonably possible to preserve the stories of the brotherhood.

We are grateful for the work of so many people who have to tell our stories. The original site was started sometime in 2003.  The old site had grown to over 140 pages and hundreds of photos. 

Unfortunately, the old website’s structure and coding is not current and are too old to re-work.  This new site is designed to be user-friendly and allow users to search for content within the site.     

A big thank you to Charles Cooper, George Gersaba “Pineapple” and Cheryal Taylor for carrying the torch for so many years.

A Troop 4/12 Cav Strusture


The A-4/12 Cav shall be a nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, nondiscriminatory veteran’s service organization.

Mission Statement: Continuing the camaraderie of A Troop 4/12 Cav (Vietnam Era) through reunions, memorial services and communications.

Recent Event

A Troop 4th Squadron 12th Cavalry Regiment Reunion

2021 Reunion

Our 2021 reunion was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a number of reasons. One is we have not had a reunion in that part of the country for a while and it is close and available to most of our West Coast Brothers. Secondly our fearless leader Bob Richards

Email or Contact Us

Bob Richards E-Mail rrricha@comcast.net Phone: 1-505-307-2056
Keith Eaton E-Mail Keaton47@ameritech.net Phone: 1-614-266-8848

Their Stories


HOLIDAYS SPENT IN VIETNAM Thanksgiving 1969Thanksgiving is at Cua Viet: "We went into the Navy mess hall and got our chow, I remember paper plates, rain, and not much food was left for us. I clearly remember Big Daddy bitching and moaning…

Basic Training

We are the Infantry now Dennis, having gone to Ft. Ord and singing that song, We are the Infantry, the mighty mighty Infantry, over and over, we should be entitled to the CIB.   However, after serving with you guys in Nam, you guys should…

November 1970

A raid into North Vietnam to free American POWs 23 Nov 1970A raid into North Vietnam to free American POWs comes up empty-handed.Thanksgiving 1970:I left Quang Tri on Thanksgiving Day 1970 to come home. We were to go to Can…