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
A Troop 4th Squadron 12th Cavalry reunion will be held from September 27th to October 1st.
Hosted by the 2nd Platoon
Hosted at Hollywood Hotel and Greektown Casino, Detroit Michigan
The Second Platoon is proud to announce that the 2023 Cav reunion will be held in Detroit, Michigan. This is the first reunion to be in the Midwest. The reunion will be at the Hollywood Hotel and Greek Town Casino. This may be the nicest venue we ever had for a reunion. The hotel and casino are extremely veteran-friendly, and there are dozens of quality restaurants within crawling distance from the front door. The hotel gives free valet parking for those driving and is a relatively short cab ride (30 minutes) from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).
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.
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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.