Fiddler's Green Poem

Halfway down the trail to Hell
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead Troopers camped
Near a good old-time canteen,
And this eternal resting place is
known as Fiddlers’ Green

Marching past straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen
Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers’ Green

 

Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene,
No Trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he’s emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers’ Green

And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a sabre keen,
Or on roaring charge of fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean.
And the hostiles come to get your scalp
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddlers’ Green.

ROLL CALL AT FIDDLER'S GREEN

  • Adams, Luther T., Died 26 Oct 1995
  • Adkins, Robert, Died 2000
  • Alexander, William Daniel, Died 15 May 2008
  • Allen, Alvin, Died 15 July 1995
  • Almanza, Arthur D., Died 23 May 2006
  • Alvis, George W, Jr., Died 27 Oct 2007
  • Armstrong, James Eddie, Died 11 May 1995
  • Arnold, Willie Lee, Died 13 Aug 2005
  • Artis, Otis L., Died 13 July 2006
  • Axelson, Gary Dwight Died 16 Apr 2011
  • Bailey, David S, II, Died 03 March 1988
  • Baker, Jimmie, Died 23 April 1985
  • Barham, Robert Russell, Died 30 April 1984
  • Barnes, Peter Scott, Died 03 Jan 2010
  • Barrow, Rodger H., Died 20 Sep 2001
  • Barrows, Robert, P Died 08 October 2013
  • Barton, Kenneth O., Died 08 Nov 2004
  • Baxley, Carl E., Died May 1983
  • Benson, Lawrence W., Died 22 Feb 1996
  • Berg, Vernon J., Died 05 Jun 2007
  • Bessent, Samuel Alonzo, (KIA 25 April 1969 in another unit after serving with A 4/12)
  • Bettis, Arthur, Jr., Died 15 Nov 2008
  • Biggs, Leroy Putman, Died 17 Aug 1977
  • Blair, James Reed, Died 26 Apr 2010
  • Blevins, Mack A., Died 06 May 1970
  • Boshell, David A Died 12 Feb 2018
  • Bosshardt, Lane N., Died 03 Feb 2002
  • Bown, Robert M., Died 30 Nov 2003
  • Bracken, John J., Died 24 Jun 1984
  • Brinkhoff, Kenneth E Died 28 Oct 1971
  • Brouwer, Robert A., Died 31 May 2009
  • Brown, James E., Died 16 Apr 2006
  • Brown, Wayne Richard, Died 03 Aug 1996
  • Bryant, James D Died 10 Jul 2015
  • Bruen, George M., Jr., Died 10 Oct 2008
  • Bunch, Donald Ray, Died 27 Apr 2007
  • Byrne, Joseph, F Died 11 Mar 2018
  • Campbell, Remley Died 16 March 2018
  • Campion, Richard, J Died 03 Jan 2012
  • Canda, Francis Edward, Died 30 May 2005
  • Carr, Billy Bob., Died 19 Nov 1992
  • Casha, Bernard Charles, Died 02 May 1995
  • Church, Carroll (Al), Died 21 April 2002
  • Christian, Danny V., Died 15 July 2010
  • Clark, Gene M., Died 13 Sep 2010
  • Clayton, John M., Died May 1986
  • Cogburn, Wesley Bill, Died 27 Aug 2004
  • Cologrante, Carmen R., Died 2005
  • Colton, Randy G., Died 20 April 2005
  • Conover, George R Died 22 Jan 2010
  • Coronato, Ronald, Died 05 October 2015
  • Cox, David Edward, Jr., Died 31 Aug 2009
  • Cox, James, E Died 04 Dec 2016
  • Crescini, Benjamin J., Sr., Died 14 Jan 2001
  • Darnell, Jerry Myron, Died 23 Dec 2000
    Davidson, Jack L., Died 28 Oct 2004
  • Davis, Ernest Chester, Died 16 Aug 2009
  • Davis, Hal M., Died 2 Jan 2002
  • Deon, Raymond M., Died 15 Dec 1997
  • Theodore J. Deruchowski Died 13 Jan 2014
  • Di Santo, Eugene Martin, “Sgt. Di”, Died 28 Sept 2002
  • Dossey, Louis Edward, Died 6 Nov 2006
  • Dove, John Allen Died 24 Jun 2012
  • Dozier, Porter L., Jr., Died Jun 1983
  • Dubose, Carcel J., Jr., Died 23 Jul 1994
  • Eizik, Kenneth W., Died 02 Jul 1997
  • Elliott, Flavous Powell, Died 24 Jun 2009
  • Fallon, Gerald Died 18 June 2015
  • Farve, Ray Died 26 Jan 2012
  • Fisher, John E., Died 08 Apr 2009
  • Fitzgerald, Marc J., Died 05 Apr 1994
  • Flemming, Erodius, Died 07 Jun 1997
  • Flynn, Joseph Edward, Died 23 Jun 2010
  • Frazier, Danny L., Died May 1976
  • Freehauf, Richard Carl, Died 1 Mar 2009
  • Ganzel, Dennis Allen, Died 01 Jun 1973
  • Gilchrest, Raymond, M Died 10 Oct 2012
  • Gilstrap, Jerry Marr , Died 03 Jan 1999
  • Glover, Louis, Died 02 Oct 1997
  • Good, James Edward, Died 18 Dec 2021
  • Gore, Loyd Thomas, Died 14 May 2002
  • Gossman, William Daniel, Died 16 Jun 2006
  • Gracie, Donald E., Died Sep 1991
  • Gustus, Gary L., Died 08 May 2015
  • Hall, Richard W., Died Mar 1977
  • Hall, Robert James, Died 17 Feb 1969 (KIA with another unit after serving with the 4/12th)
  • Harris, William T., Died 13 June 2001
  • Hawn, Danny E Died 16 May 2018
  • Hegel, Heinz Rudolf, Died 28 June 1975
  • Heim, Luther E., Died 14 Aug 1999
  • Hennie, Everett J., Died 13 Aug 2009
  • Heishman, Ray O., Died 05 Nov 2008
  • Hershberger, John E., Died 13 Aug 1991
  • Hierz, Craig R., Died Feb 1991
  • Hill, Gerald Ray, Died 04 June 1969 (KIA with another unit after serving in A 4/12)
  • Hitchcock, Ronnie Allen, Sr., Died 15 April 2006
  • Holder, Charles, P Died 27, Feb 2016
  • Holmes, William Jerry Died 31 Dec 2010
  • Holton, Ernest, Died 30 Mar 2002
  • Honican, Myron, G, Died 15 May 2016
  • Hooker, Kenneth E., Died May 1979
  • Hopson, Curtis M., Died 26 July 2001
  • Horne, Barron Ray, Died Sep 1983
  • Howell, Ernest L., Died 15 Aug 1992
  • Howell, John Charles, Died 20 Nov 2008
  • Huntley, Eugene T., Jr., Died July 1986
  • Ivory Darell, H, Died 26 May 2014
  • Jackson, Jerry, Died 29 May 1971
  • Jackson, Willie Thornton, Jr., Died 17 July 2007
  • Jillson, Ronald A., Died 10 Aug 1993
  • Johnson, James A., Died 15 Oct 1989
  • Johnson, James M., Died July 1988
  • Johnson, John E Died 18 Apr 2006
  • Junior, Lee W., Died 25 Dec 1994
  • Kalas, Barry Joseph, Died 21 Dec 2008
  • Kaufman, John W., Died Sep 1976
  • Keene, James A., Died 07 Mar 2006
  • Kershner, James W. Died 28 July 2016
  • Kesterson, John Died 11 Sep 2012
  • Kirk, Alfred Doyle, Died 25 Sep 2003
  • Kittelson, Edwin Carl Died 06 Apr 2011
  • Kondeff, David George, Died 31 Dec 1997
  • Kunce, Roger A., Died 27 Apr 2006
  • Law, Alexander E., Died 16 Mar 1999
  • Lawrence, Charles C., Jr., Died 17 Oct 1998
  • Lay, Melvin W., Died 25 Aug 1969 (KIA with another unit after serving with the 4/12th)
  • League, Roger D Died 24 Jan 2016
  • Ledford, David Paul, Died 12 Sep 1977
  • Lee, Loy Melvin, Died 16 Nov 2009
  • Lehman, Norman, L Died 07 Nov 2012
  • Likely, Wilson Woodrow, Died 31 July 2007
  • Lindley, James Donald, Died 08 Oct 2002
  • Locke, James, L Died 02 Feb 2011
  • Locke, Victor B., Died 12 Dec 1999
  • Logsdon, James H Died Aug 2017
  • Long, Ernest, W Died 30 May 2011
  • Loveridge, Kyle D., Died Sept 1985
  • Lowman, Donnie Juan, Died 03 May 1999
  • Macklin, John E., Died April 1986
  • Majevskis, Vilis, T Died 11 Jan 2012
  • Makela, Richard Lee, Died 19 Aug 2002
  • Malan, Jerry, Dale Died 19 Jul 2011
  • Mann, Jimmy, Dale Died 20 Mar 2013
  • Matthieu, Marshall Peter “Matt”, Died 24 April 2003
  • McClain, Clarence A., Died 11 Aug 1990
  • McClenney, Ronald Eugene, Died 31 Oct 2004
  • Mac Conchie, Thomas W., Died 22 Aug 2010
  • McGown, Robert E., Died 28 Jun 2005
  • McGrogan, George Washington, Died 25 May 1995
  • McKinney, James, Died Feb 1980
  • McNeil, John I., Died 30 May 2002
  • McShane, William G. Died 08 July 2013
  • Melanson, Philip Edward, Died 03 Oct 1995
  • Miller, Dennis Eugene, Died 28 Dec 1998
  • Mills, Johnny Glen, Died 06 Oct 1998
  • Minchey, Michael Sidney, Died 06 July 2000
  • Misa, Chester “Chet”, Died 13 May 2006
  • Moon, Michael Earl, Died 20 Feb 1977
  • Moore, Charles Ray, Died 04 Sep 2001
  • Moore, John C., Died 23 March 2004
  • Mullins, Joseph B., Died 10 Dec 2004
  • Nolan, John Daniel, Died 01 March 2003
  • Northcutt, Roy G., Died 28 May 1997
    Olney, John, Edward Died 23 Jul 2017
  • Olsen, Royce R., Died 4 Nov 1999
  • Olson, Donald A., Died April 1998
  • Outzen, Joe Rodney, Died 27 July 1980
  • Owens, Wilbert L., Died Oct 1978
  • Pearl, George Wallace, Died 31 Oct 1998
  • Peterson, Raymond Stanley, Died 26 Aug 2008
  • Petersen, William T., Died 17 July 2002
  • Platt, James Hollon, Died 08 Dec 2008
  • Pickett, Elliott R., Sr., Died 20 Nov 2003
  • Porter, Paul Milburn, Died 11 Mar 1994
  • Powell, Delbert, Hayes Died 29 Mar 2015
  • Rainone, Thomas C., Died 27 Feb 1996
  • Ramirez, Louis/Luis, Died 26 April 1983
  • Reaves, Willie George Died 02 Mar 2012
  • Regan, Philip F., Died 11 Sep 1995
  • Reisinger, Ronnie L., Died Sep 1986
  • Rendon, Ynasio Gomez “Nash” Died 25 Sep 2018
  • Reynolds, Barry Roy, Died 19 Apr 2007
  • Roberto, Joseph V., Died 04 Dec 2006
  • Rodell, James Michael, Died 02 Dec 2020
  • Rodgers, Richard G., Died 06 Feb 2008
  • Rudinger, Harold Eric, Died 12 Oct 2004
  • Rush, Dennie Died 24 Feb 2010
  • Sammons, Johnny Michael, Died 09 April 2004
  • Schnitz, James R., II, Died 29 July 2002
  • Scott, James A., Died Sep 1986
  • Shearer, Thomas D., Died 07 Oct 2003
  • Shelby, Delmar Eugene, Died 15 Aug 2004
  • Sjolund, Dan, Died 12 Feb 2011
  • Smallwood, Donald Gene, Died 26 Dec 2009
  • Smith, Carl Edward, Died 24 Aug 2005
  • Smith, Stephen Lee, Jr., Died 01 Mar 1971 (KIA with another unit after serving with A 4/12)
  • Smith, Wayne b Died 25 Feb 2007
  • Smith, Wendell Frederick, Sr., Died 17 Dec 2007
  • Spray, Donald Eugene, Died 17 Dec 1996
  • Spriggs, Dennis Louis, Sr., Died 23 Nov 1999
    Spybuck, Thomas Woodrow, Jr., Died 30 June 2002
  • Stephens, Gerald Wayne, Died 21 April 1969 (KIA with another unit after serving with A 4/12)
  • Stephens, Robert Walter, Jr., Died 22 July 1994
  • Stevenson, Mark Daniel, Died 30 Dec 2006
  • Stump, Harold, Oliver Died 30 July 1969 (KIA with another unit after serving with A 4/12)
  • Sumpter, Fred J Died 25 Jan 2014
  • Sundell, Loren Leonard, Died 29 Dec 2009
  • Sutton, Leslie Wayne Died 27 May 2016
  • Swinford, Warren, Nelson Died 23 Sep 2017
  • Taylor, Jerry, Died July 1986
  • Taylor, Tommy, Died 28 Apr 1998
  • Teal, Norris Jules, Died 03 March 2001
  • Thompson, Steve Roger/s, Died 30 Sep 2001
  • Thoroughman, David L Died 28 Sep 2013
  • Torres, Sylvester S Died 14 Aug 2012
  • Traylor, Ross Allen, Died 28 May 2010
  • Trimble, William Charles, Died 14 Feb 2006
  • Turner, Richard Hugh, Died 11 Dec 2002
  • Turner, Kelly, D Died 10 Oct 2012
  • Umbenhower, Carl Homer, Died 15 Sep 2007
  • Vasiliauskas, Albine May 2014
  • Waldrop, Woodrow, Died 29 March 2011
  • Walega, John E Died 27 Apr 2015
  • Walker, Ernest Lee, Died 30 May 1994
  • Ward, George, Died Dec 1971
  • Watson, Andrew Frank, Died Feb 1987
  • Wells, Terry, L Died 22 Jun 2013
  • Williams, Shelly, 01 Aug 2004
  • Willoughby, Jerry Wayne, Died 06 Dec 1971
  • Winkle, Randy Marshall, Died 14 July 2000
  • Wulf, Kenneth Eugene, Died 21 Jun 1993
  • Wujastyk, David Joseph, Died 20 May 2010
  • Zakutansky, George, Died Jun 1985