Chris passed away on Febuary 11, 2018. He served in Delta Co as a platoon leader in 1968; a career officer. He was from Harrison, Arkansas.
C Squared (Connie Constantine) reports the passing of Jerry Simpkins, who served in Bravo Co. Jerry lived in Clinton, Arkansas and passed away this past summer on July 27, 2017. Jerry was a career soldier who retired in 1992.
To the entire Vietnam Veteran family who are part of this website and to veterans who have served our country, I wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018
Sarge's Status as of October 26th, 2017
Some of you may be aware that my hometown was struck by several wildfires these past few weeks. My wife and I lost our home, but we are OK and have a place to stay. I will be somewhat busy trying to get our life back in order, and will be setting the website on the backburner for awhile and will be slow to address emails and requests to the site. I'll do the best I can, but be patient. Thanks for the support and inquires to our status
v/r "Sarge" Arnold Krause
James passed away on 9/4/2017. He was from Joplin, Missouri. He served with C Co, 1966-67.
Passed away recently, date unknown. He was a platoon leader for Bravo Company in 68-69. Still trying to find out details
Paul A. LaRock
Passed away on July 25, 2017. He was from Massena, NY. He was from A Co and served in 1966-67.
12th Infantry Regiment Monument Dedication
The Dedication Ceremony for the 12th Infantry Regiment monument is May 31st at Ft Benning, Georgia. The time is at 1PM and location is behind the National Infantry Museum. For more information, please click on link located in the information box at the top left side of this page. There will be a special buffet dinner for those attending the event the evening of May 30th. We need to know if you plan to attend or not so we will have a headcount. Cost is $28 cash at the door. Contact me so I can relay that information to the event planners. Thanks to everyone who donated to make this happen.
Henry C Helton
Henry, who served with Delta Co 69-70, passed away on January 10,2017.
He was from Catlettsburg, KY.
Larry D Schmidt
"Doc" David Faiello informed me that Larry passed away on August 3, 2016 at the age of 66. Larry served with our Battalion in 1970, but I don't have him listed on any roster. He originally was from Berrien Springs, Michigan and was living in El Paso, TX
Ralph "Sugar Bear" Winters
On October 30, 2016, Ralph Winters, age 66 passed away in Cumberland, MD.
Ralph was in C Co and served as an RTO. Memorial services are Nov 7th at 1PM.
Jerry W. Barker
Jerry passed away on September 9th, 2016 in Asheboro, N.C. Jerry served with C 2/12th from 1966-67. He was 69 years old.
On August 24th, Dennis passed away in his sleep. He was a close
friend of my in Nam. He served with C 2/12th, 3rd plt, '68-69 and was a SGT and gunner. His funeral is September 1st at 130PM in Gardnerville, NV at St Galis Catholic Church.
Passed away on May 2nd, from Middletown, Ohio. Lewis served with Alpha Co in 1st Plt. He served from Oct 66-67. - Sarge
The Hat Pins are sold out and no longer available as of June 26th. Until or unless I get a screaming demand for more (Yes, I would design a new version) they are gone. You can still find the regular style on the internet by searching for 2/12th regimental pin. There are a number of stores that carry them. ---- Sarge
George, who served with C Co, passed away yesterday, March 14th, 2016. Our prayers
go out to his family. He was a cornerstone of the Gatlinburg reunions and will be missed by
his buddies, friends and family.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016
Guestbook and Vet Locator are Fixed -- YEA
We have lost another brother according to Danny Breeding. Terry, who was battling health issues passed away on December 2, 2015. Terry served with Charlie Company from August 69-August 70.
Robert Bonner - Bravo Co
Connie Constantine has informed the website that Bob Bonner passed away on
10/21/2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral will be 11/9/2015.
Condolences can be sent
to: Dale & JoAnn Bonner 117 Clinton Frankfort
Rd. Hookstown, PA 15050
Joseph "Turkey Joe" Prevenslik - Bravo Co
Connie Constantine has reported that Joe passed away on June 14th, Flag Day. Joe was from Greensberg, PA. He served with Bravo Co from 66-67.He will be missed by his family and fellow veterans. - Sarge
James Bradhurst - Bravo Co
David Reagan has reported that Jim passed away on May 29th. Jim lived in Toledo, Ohio and served with Bravo Co, 1st Plt from October 1968 to October 1969 as a machine gunner. He will be missed by his family and fellow veterans. - Sarge
Chester, who served with C Co, 3rd Plt from Sep 68-69, passed away on November 2, 2014 according to his wife Sandra. I served with Chester and he was a good soldier. He will be missed. - Sarge
Larry Sikes - Bravo Co
Larry Sikes has passed away after a long illness on January 17, 2015, his wife making the announcement thru Connie Constantine.
December to Remember
This month was not a kind month for the Battalion. I have not looked at the stats to state that we had worse months during the war. BUT, looking at the years 66-71, December put a hurt on the Battalion.
We suffered 29 loses: Co's A (8) B (5) C (11) D (3) E (1) HHC (1). For my company, Charlie, all 11 loses occurred in the same year, 1968. So for me December is always a month in which my thoughts turn to those guys I knew, I guess in part because it's also Christmas. I hope where ever they are at, that they know someone, and I'm sure there are others from the Company, that we are still thinking of them.......Sarge
Richard G Stenger
On November 4th, 2014 in Maplewood, MN, Richard passed away after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Richard was originally from St Paul. He served with C Co and was one of the original "Boat" members, having arrived in Vietnam in October, 1966. He was 68.
Reported by Bruce Peterson. - Sarge
Glendel Reed passed way on March 9, 2014
Glen was from Bakersfield, Ca and served with C Co, 1966-67 according to Jerry Sneathern
New Warrior Community Forum!!!!
Check out the forum where you can create a topic for discussion or leave one. The link is at the top left had side of this page - WARRIOR FORUM. I'm interested to see how 'gabby' we can be or not. I can also use to gather information I need to improve the website.
Guestbook and Vet Locator 5/12/14
They are back up and working now
Kenneth Pomer, C Co
Dwight Stone has infomed me that Ken Pomer passed away on March 30th. He was from Raleigh, NC and served with 3rd plt in late 1970-71
Another friend passes
On 3/31/14, George Gobeil, A Co and HHC Co, passed away after a long battle with lung cancer.
TRIPLE More bad news
Bill Comeau reports the passing of James Shulsky, A Co. on March 14th. Jim has been ill for some time. Jim served in 1967.
Chuck Countryman notifed me that Michael J. "Doc" Rardon passed away March 6th, 2014. Mike served August 1968-69 I think in D Co.
Richard Polus, 3rd Plt, C Co. 68-69 passed away on March 11, 2014. He was from DeMotte, IN. Richard was in my platoon.
Announcement - Update
Jean Hendricks has stated that her husband Ronald Hendricks, D Co and C.O. for C Co, 1967-68 passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014
after having been ill for the past few years. No funeral or memorial plans have been scheduled at this point. Our condolences and prayers go out to Jean. Ron was a well respected man and a great leader and officer and will be missed by everyone who served under him. According to his wife Jean, there will be no funeral.
Flash - February 5, 2014
The 2/12th Infantry from Ft Carson began to deploy to Kandahar Province in Afghanistan this week. The length of their tour is unknown, but is believed to be in a non-combat role with it's mission to support the further withdrawal of U.S. involvement there. The objective of the U.S. is to have all personnel out of that country by the end of the year providing the agreement between Karzai and the State Department goes unsigned. The agreement calls for some military presence to continue to provide training and support to the Afghan National Police forces. Karzai is suspected of negotiating with the Taliban this past week behind our backs to further his own interests. That clown should be removed from office.
WORKING ON THE WEBSITE TODAY - EXPECT SOME PAGES TO NOT LOAD CORRECTLY OR GET AN ERROR WHILE THIS IS GOING ON. REMOVING SOME CODES FROM PAGES.
SORRY FOR THE INCONVIENENCE
Newsletter coming out last week of January with some good articles and information. A few changes are on the way with the website as well. Have Fun!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my brothers and their families and to my friends!
May the new year brings blessings to each of your households.
Site Problems 12/16/2013
I noticed I could not access the menu page today. Don't know how long that was going on. Finally got fed up with using the "WebRing - Military" to drive traffic to our website. Somehow, it was sending everyone to it's website. So, I blew the sucker away today. Don't need it. Maybe that will also stop the unwanted "pop up" ads that would appear when you traveled around the site. Sorry for the mess. We will see...................Sarge
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
I hope you have a great holiday spending it with family and friends and may the turkey or ham be tasty too!
is Veteran's Day. The day we acknowledge all those who served in the
Military in good times and in bad. For me, it's a day to say "well done"
to those who stood by my side and fought with me. It is also a time for
me to reflect on all those men (boys) who gave so much and did not
return home, a moment of silence and a prayer. Thank you to all who have
taken the time to recognize and thank a fellow veteran............
Story Blog and Website Info - 11/1/2013
We have been getting some garbage postings in the Story Blog that affects registered users. I have been blacking listing these entries. However, once your listing gets out into the universe, it makes it available to others. I have decided to limit "comments" to only registered users. I don't like doing this because I believe for some, they will not want to go through the trouble of doing that. I hope that if you fall into that category, that you will register and continue to be a contributor or commentator.
If you haven't noticed, I am trying to have the website reflect the "Battalion's" image and not just Charlie Co. so you will see on the splash page and the header on this menu page showing "Charlie Co & 2/12th Infantry"
I just returned from a visit to the Vietnam Wall Memorial and two weeks in Myrtle Beach for golf. Now, it's catch up time. The monthly newsletter will be delayed until mid-October do to my travel commitments. Lots to do this coming month. I will be ordering a few more belt buckles for the Warrior PX and they should be here next month.
It's been a quiet summer
I'm looking for stories to share if you have one. Maybe something of humorous nature? Don't like to write, then call me and I'll do the writing for you. Still looking for photographs (yes, my asking is getting old, but what am I to do?) if you want to share.
VET EMAIL FORM
I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ANYONE TRYING TO ADD THEIR NAMES TO THE VET EMAIL LIST, BUT MY SUSPICION IS THAT SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE TRYING TO DO JUST THAT. THE VET EMAIL LIST THAT HAD THE LINK TO THE FORM "ADD ME TO THE LIST" WAS BE SENT TO THE WRONG FORM. IT MAY HAVE LOOKED CORRECT, BUT IT WAS INCORRECTLY SET UP. WE WILL SEE. I HAVE BEEN GETTING MANY BLANK MESSAGES THAT HAVE ORIGINATED FROM THIS PAGE. TIME WILL TELL.
Belt Buckles are available in the PX. Price is $36 (includes shipping and handling). Challenge coins and Lapel/Hat Pins are available in the PX
January 29, 2013
Robin Hurt (D Co.) has passed away in Payson, AZ this past week. A memorial service is going to be held this weekend (Feb 2nd or 3rd) in Phoenix. Information is available by contacting Neal. Sarge
"If I can be of any
help, please contact me...I have a memorial website up for him at The Robin Hurt Memorial Fund .
We will be having a memorial service for Robin in Phoenix this Saturday."
Saturday, February 2nd, 2PM at:
Heritage Funeral Chapels
6830 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria AZ 85381
Neal Lemerise [firstname.lastname@example.org]
October 15, 2012
Per Allen Suydam - Allen R. Wissinger, B Co. Commander, has
passed away in San Diego, Ca., on September 15, 2012. Sorry to hear this. Does any Bravo Boys have a photo of him?? Thank you to Tony Adams for the photo......
November 11, 2012 Veteran's Day
To all those who visit this site and to all who have served, it has been a pleasure to know and work with you. This is your day to reflect, remember and honor yourself and those whom you fought and served beside.
September 12, 2012
Yesterday marked two important events:
One that impacted our Nation forever
Our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY on the internet.
Happy Birthday 212warriors.com!!!!
I am in the hunt for ANY photographs you might have of OFFICERS, especially if you served in another company than Charlie Co.
August 22, 2012
Happy Flag Day!
Adobe did an update to Adobe Flash, which is a software tool that runs things in your browser. Their upgrade to version 11.3.300 does NOT RUN in MOZILLA FIREFOX 13. Firefox also just upgraded their software. Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari browsers seem to be unaffected. Do NOT update your computer to Adobe Flash 11.3.300 without visiting their website to see if they have fixed the problem. You won't have any problems if you have not done these upgrades. Just a warning about what is happening. It has taken me two days of fiddling around with the website to figure this out. - Sarge
JUNE 3, 2012
SPECIAL THANKS TO JOE WEBB AND TO CRAIG SCHOONDERWOERD FOR THEIR DONATIONS TO THE UPKEEP OF THIS WEBSITE. EVERYONE HAS REALLY BEEN GENEROUS AND WILLING TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT. WE HAVE PLENTY OF CASH TO HOLD US OVER NOW, EVEN WHEN I PAY THE SITE RENEWAL FEES THIS MONTH. AGAIN, MY DEEP APPRECIATION.
May 28, 2012
Remembering those who served is just as important as remembering those friends who have fallen on the field of battle. Today, I salute each and everyone of you. To my comrades in Charlie Co. - I Present Arms; and to my fallen friends, another day to remember and pay my respect. My memory of you will last as long as there is a beat to my heart.
March 23, 2012
Today marks our 1000th visitor to the site since the site was launched on 9/11/2011.
(depending on which website counter I believe)