2/12th Honor Roll
           2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry - 1966 - 1971
                                       KIA's losses

CO    66     67     68     69     70     71     TOTAL

HHC     0     14     06     19    04      01    44 (13%)

A           0      20    24    27     13     01     85 (26%)

B          0      20     21     22     03     01    67(21%)

C        01     13     24    16      05     03    62 (19%)

D          0      05     21    29     02     05     62 (19%)

E          0       0     03    02     03       0      08 (2%)

          01     72     99     115     30    11    328

updated 6/14/201
These are our honored dead, the men killed while serving in our unit in the Republic of Vietnam. Our friends and comrades. People we may have loved or loathed, respected or tolerated... but all bound to us by blood, sweat and tears... theirs and ours. Just about all of us who served were there when one or more of these men died. In some cases, we held them as their last breath escaped. In other cases, we learned of their passing after the fact. We learned how in war death happens but life goes on. Lack of closure was a problem. Some friends were medevaced and we'd hear later that they'd made it... or that they hadn't. In many cases, we heard nothing once the dustoff lifted off. Lifelong friendships could end abruptly, quickly and often inconclusively.

Are these men heroes? If heroes are legendary figures or illustrious warriors, some probably weren't. But each one showed true heroism, the courage to do a difficult job at great personal risk... and each paid the greatest price that any hero has ever paid.

When all is said and done, Vietnam probably wasn't about heroism anyway. More likely, it was about duty. When our country called, each of these men answered - some voluntarily, some not - but each man went. And each died doing his duty as he saw it.

(quoted from the 1/50th at http://www.ichiban1.org)
For the fallen, they shall always be remembered, not just on Memorial Day, or Veteran's Day, but each shall live on in the hearts of family, friends, and fellow veterans, knowing that the sacrifice they have given, cannot be equalled. We live each day, honoring their memories.
2/12th Honor Roll "The Mansions of the Lord"

To fallen soldiers let us sing
where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
to the mansions of the Lord


No more bleeding no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
just divine embrace, eternal light
in the mansions of the Lord


Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard tho the angels sleep
All through the ages safely keep the mansions of the Lord

A hymn composed by Nick Glennie-Smith
for " We were Soldiers "
Performed by the U.S. Military Academy Glee Club