Photographs of Vietnam 2/12 Cavalry

Company C

 

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Crumley

Ray Crumley at An Khe in 1966.

By Ray Crumbley

LZ Nancy

McGee, Bill Mazejko and Ray Woodard at LZ Nancy in August 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Charlie Bader

Lt Charlie Bader, XO August 1968 at LZ Nancy.

Doc Campbell

Bill "Doc" Campbell, company Medic, October 1968, LZ Nancy.

By Bill Mazejko

Bader & Fjelstad

Charlie Bader-XO & Carl Fjelstad-1SGT at LZ Nancy September 1968

By Charlie Bader

A Break

Blake, Woodward and Wirlo having a beer in a village outside of LZ Nancy in the Fall of 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

3rd Platoon

Danny Bailey (Killed Jan 17, 1969), ?, Tony Laudicina, ?, Ronald Hanephin

Contributed by the family of Danny Bailey

Log Bird

Doc Campbell at the log bird, late 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Chinook Down

A Chinook prepared for evacuation during the Fall of 1968 in the mountains of western I Corps.

By Bill Mazejko

Up and Away

Disabled Chinook being extracted by a Crane during the Fall of 1968 in the mountains of western I Corps.

By Bill Mazejko

Daisy Cutter

A slick landing on a hill which was cleared by a Daisy Cutter during te Fall of 1968 in the mountains of western I Corps.

By Bill Mazejko

Wet and Cold

Yarbrough, Mazejko, Kukuk and Barlow in the mountains of western I Corps during the Fall of 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Air Assualt

Just another day riding to the next air assualt in the mountains of western I Corps dirung Fall 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Follow Me

An air assualt in Quang Tri Province, Fall 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Burt & Kukuk

Al Burt and Paul Kukuk, late 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Company RTOs

Tony ?? and ??, Company RTOs at LZ Nancy, October 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

26 & 46

Wild Card 26 & 46, Lt Rich Cardillo, WIA November 30, 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

In the Tube?

Paul Kukuk, Blake and Bill Mazejko. Quan Loi area in November or December 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Johnson & Barlow

Stephan Johnson & Barlow, Quan Loi area 1968. Johnson transferred to HHC, 2nd Brigade and was Killed in Action on 6-3-69.

By Bill Mazejko

Minor Contact

Billy Yarbrough, Bill Mazejko, SSG Joe Ramirez waiting for a monor action to finish. Quan Loi area November 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Testing the Gun

Sgt Randy Rollins and gunner Harold Shaw test firing the M-60, Quan Loi area, late 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Wannabe

I want to be a gunner. Lt Shlifca, 3-6 and ??, Quan Loi area later 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Log Bird

SSG Harris on the log bird landing at a rubber plantation in the vicinity of Quan Loi late 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Combined Ops

Mazejko, Ramirez and Streeter working with the Armored Cav in November 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

First Platoon

Late 1968 or early 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Wagner

Wagner walking in a rice paddy. This was a no fire zone in the Cu Chi area during December 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Xmas Sleigh

Christmas 1968.

By Bill Mazejko

Donut Dollies

Captain James Graham with two Donut Dollies and the 1st Platoon during a Tay Ninh stand down in early 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Captured Rice

Blake, Woodward, Naylor, Stewart, Doc Scherzer, HL Green, Bob Connolly vicinity of LZ Grant in late January 1969.

By Bob Mazejko

Mazejko

Bill Mazejko on January 31 at the captured cache of 461 200 lbs bags of rice.

By Bill Mazejko

John Pinney

Sgt John Pinney, KIA February 16, 1969

By Bill Mazejko

Scherzer

Pat Scherzer, a medic, received the Silver Star from General Roberts on LZ Grant for his actions on January 30, 1969.

Woodard

Ray "Woody" Woodard, a mortarman, received the Bronze Star with a "V" device from General Roberts on LZ Grant for his actions on February 16, 1969.

Taking a Break

Rigby, Skimo and Connolly in Tay Ninh Province in 1969. Note the can of WD40 in the lower left hand corner of the photo.

By Bill Mazejko

The Bike Platoon

John Pinney, 2nd Platoon leads the way on his NVA bicycle at the water point at LZ Grant.

By Bill Mazejko

John Nurse

SGT John Nurse, KIA April 10, 1969

By John Bailey

Nui Ba Den

Bob Connolly, Bill Mazejko and Vince Streeter vicinity LZ Grant 1969. Nui Ba Den is in the background.

By Bill Mazejko

LZ Grant at Night

Connolly, Naylor, Piscetello and Springett at LZ Grant in 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

LZ Grant at Night

Santosousso, ???, Schumpert and Knight at LZ Grant in 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Arty FO's RTO

Stewart, Birth Control 8-6 India, vicinity of LZ Grant early 1969. He is sitting on a spool of det cord.

By Bill Mazejko

Blake & Barlow

Lance Blake & Bob Barlow, vicinity of LZ Grant early 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Jungle Poker

Martin, Smitty, Streeter, Santosousso, Conolly vicinity of LZ Grant in early 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Father Black

Father Hugh Black visiting C Company in early 1969. Pictured with John Shew, Company RTO.

By Bill Mazejko

Inbound

Empty slick arriving at LZ Grant for pick-up, April 1969.

Bt Rick Kopec

Ready for a CA

Terry Mrachina prior to a combat assualt, April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Log Bird

A log bird arriving. Taken in the Tay Ninh area 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Artillery Prep

Last rounds are impacting the LZ just prior to the first lift coming in. Vicinity LZ Grant april 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Going In

First lift is going into the LZ. Vicinity LZ Grant April 1969. 2nd Platoon is the lead platoon.

By Rick Kopec

Spread Out

First lift is on the ground. Spreading our 360 around each slick until they've left. Troopers are packed heavy with 2-3 days of food, water and ammo. Vicintity of LZ Grant April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Hasty Perimeter

Forming a hasty perimeter, so far a cold LZ. Second Platoon is the lead platoon. Vicinity of LZ Grant April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

On the Ground

The first lift is on the ground, Empty slicks are leaving to pick-up the next element. 2nd Platton is the lead platoon. Vicinity of LZ Grant, April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Next Lift

Ground guiding in the second lift. Vicinity of LZ Grant April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Going Home

Final approach to LZ Grant after humping a few weeks in the bush. Hot meals, hot showers, regular mail delivery and a little downtime is on the schedule.

By Rick Kopec

On Patrol

On patrol outside of LZ Grant. Daily patrols were the rule. Everyone traveled light as the patrol would return prior to dusk.

By Rick Kopec

42 Years Young

SFC Dawson, Wild Card 2-5 was 42 years old and on his second tour yet he didn't even break into a sweat keeping up with the "Kids". LZ Grant April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

2-6 India

Roy Schraner, Lt Kopec's RTO. His call sign was 2-6 India. On the left is John Fasanello. At LZ Grant April 1969.

Bt Rick Kopec

2-6 CP Bunker

View from the Second Platoon CP Bunker on LZ Grant in April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Wild Card 6, 2-6

Captain Mike Brittingham and 1LT Rick Kopec, base defense company TOC at LZ Grant, April or May 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Kopec & Conolly

1LT Rick Kopec and Bob Conolly at LZ Grant.

By Rick Kopec

Going Out Again

The second platoon is preparing to load the slicks to return to the field. At LZ Grant April 1969.

By rick Kopec

Ready to Go

Empty slicks landing to load up the second platoon. LZ Grant April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Bomb Crater

Second Platoon is moving past a 1000 lb bomb crater that is large enough to hold a house. Vicinity of LZ Grant April 1969.

By Ric Kopec

On Patrol

?? in a B52 bomb crater, LZ Grant area, 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

2-6 and 2-5

1LT Rick Kopec, 2-6 and SSG Tom Wilkerson 2-5, April 1969, vicinity LZ Grant.

By Rick Kopec

1-6 and 3-6

First Platoon Leader Vic Villareal and Third Platoon Leader Bob Schultz, 1969

By Bill Mazejko

The Buddy System

Sgt Randy Rollins and Sgt Harold Shaw, RTO are both from Maine and joined the Army on the "Buddy System". They were together from Basic training through a tour in Vietnam. 1LT Kopec is on the right. In the vicinity of LZ Grant April 1969.

By Rick Kopec

2nd Platoon

SGT Randy Rollins, SSG Tom Wilkerson 2-5, and 1LT Rick Kopec 2-6, in the vicinity of LZ Grant May 1969.

By Rick Kopec

The gun is up

The mortor pit has been dug and the gun is sighted in. "Woody" Woodward and Bob Connolly, vicinity of LZ Grant May 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Hot Chow

But someone forgot to send out paper plates so c ration boxes, caetons or any other cardboard was used as a plate. The spaghetti tasted just as good as if it were served on china. Bob "Skimo" Quinn, Bob Connolly, Tony Santosousa. Vicinity of LZ Grant May 1969.

By Rick Kopec

Link Up

C Company links up with another 2/12th Cav company outside of LZ Grant . 1LT Kopec is on the left and Platoon Sargeant Tom Wilkerson is on the Right.

By Rick Kopec

Nui Ba Den

From the outskirts of Tay Ninh while passing a cemetary you can see the Black Virgin Mountain.

By Rick Kopec

Hanging a WP

Knight, Naylor and Connolly hanging a WP round on LZ White, 1969.

McElligot

Mike McElligot 4th Platton, at LZ White in July 1969. Knight is in the background.

By Bill Mazejko

Going Home

DEROS is near. SGTs Ray (Woody) Woodward and Bill Mazejko after a year in the bush July 26 1968 to July 26, 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Williams

Williams (2nd & 4th Platoon) at LZ White in July 1969.

By Bill Mazejko

Inspection

Supply Sargeant Bowen and 1LT Kopec are inspecting off limit establishments in Tay Ninh.

By Rick Kopec

Camp Gorvad

Bob Conolly and Terry Mrachina at Camp Gorvad where C Company was the Brigade Quick Reaction Force for a few days.

By Rick Kopec

CO & 1SGT

Captain Jim Wolfe and 1SGT Johnson, Late 1969

By Jim Wolfe

Spencer

Jeff Spencer (in background far right, in the dress greens) at the Vietnam Wall dedication in 1984.

By Bill Mazejko

Bader & Tausz 2001

Charlie Bader & Jerry Tausz at C Co, 2/12 Cav, Fort Hood

Doc Campbell 2004

Bill "Doc" Campbell, 2nd Platoon, 1968.

By Leo Lipsie

Jerry Tausz 2004

Jerry Tausz, 2nd Platoon, 1968.

By Leo Lipsie

Charlie Bader 2004

Charlie Bader, Wild Card 26, Apr 68 to Jul 68.

By Leo Lipsie

Jack (Tex) Reed 2004

Tex Reed, 2nd Platoon 67-May 68

by Leo Lipsie

Reunion 2004

Joel Snyder (Birth Control 6-8), Woody, Kukuk and Mazejko (all of the 4th Platoon) August 2004 in Colorado.

By Bill Mazejko

Darrell Johnson 2005

Darrell Johnson, 2nd Platoon Jan 68 to Jul 68.

By Darrell Johnson

Bad Moon Rising

The Harley of Rick Kopec, Wild Card 2-6, 1969.

Contributed by Bill Mazejko

Bad Moon Rising

The Harley of Rick Kopec, Wild Card 2-6, 1969.

Contributed by Bill Mazejko

SP4 Clarence L. Chase

Company C, 2/12th Cav, 3rd Platoon

KIA, Binh Dinh Province August 21, 1967

By Robert J. Locklin

SP4 Robert J. Locklin

Company C, 2/12th Cav, 3rd Platoon

Que Son Valley, November, 67

By Robert J. Locklin

Walter B Hoxworth

KIA - March 8, 1969

from his brother

Walter B Hoxworth

KIA - March 8, 1969

from his brother

Walter B Hoxworth

KIA- March 8, 1969

from his brother

Louis Bonfanti

May 11th 1969 - LZ Grant-1st Platoon

@ 20yrs of age

from Lindsey Bonfanti

An Khe 1966

C-2/12

By Willie Danos

3rd Plt Barracks

C-2/12 An Khe 1966

By Willie Danos

Unknown Trooper

3rd Plt, An Khe 1966

By Willie Danos

Drinking a Cold One

Willie Danos, An Khe 1966

By Willie Danos

Posing w/ M-16

Willie Danos, An Khe, 1966

By Willie Danos

Unknown & Willie Danos

C Co area, Early 1967

By Willie Danos

Jim Turner (MN) and Willie Danos

Crap Burning Detail, Ane Khe 1967

By Willie Danos

Cam Rahn Bay

Out processing Center 1966

By Willie Danos

River Crossing

near LZ Grant (Tay Ninh) 1969

By John Bailey

Water Pickup

near LZ Grant (Tay Ninh) 1969

By John Bailey

Combat Assault

near LZ Grant (Tay Ninh) 1969

By John Bailey

River Crossing

Kit Carson Scout helping with the crossing 1969

By John Bailey

Combat Assault

near LZ Grant (Tay Ninh) 1969

By John Bailey

Pickup Point

near LZ Grant (Tay Ninh) 1969

By John Bailey

1-2 Squad C-2/12

LZ Grant April 1969

By John Bailey.

 

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