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!!

2020/2021 Reunion Update

A Troop 4th Squadron 12th Cavalry Regiment Reunion.
This year’s reunion was held on October 20th 2021.  Look for photos and event overview by Thanksgiving.

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…
THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE CAV.

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

AS ADOPTED AT 3 RD REUNION BUSINESS MEETING 09/13/03

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

December 1969

The Draft Lottery 01 Dec 1969The Draft Lottery is instituted in an effort to reduce criticism of the draft as unfair.Jim Good arrives in country. President Nixon announces "we will have peace in our time." For I Corps, this means…

Equipment

Now on the Charlie Browns rolling tank/PC story. While in Nam I had the good fortune to have one of my tanks burry itself up to the sprockets in that spongy stuff we all remember. I was a mess and…

About Leaving

Going to Viet Nam? Seemed like a great adventure from Jim GoodGoing to Viet Nam? Seemed like a great adventure to me. I enlisted, and really would have been disappointed if I had gotten orders to go anywhere but Viet…