To The Battling
"The story of the
men, for whom this site is humbly dedicated is an inspiring one. They came
together unknown to each other and formed themselves into a closely knitted
fighting unit. Throughout their period in Vietnam, their magnificent fighting
spirit was a constant feature against an ever changing background. Again and
again their discipline, fortitude, bravery and high spirits distinguished them
on the battlefield as true combat Infantrymen."
Col. (Ret.) Herbert H.
5th Bn 12th Inf. Commanding Officer
Due to some unwanted messages, the
guest book has been shut down.
We are now in the process of finding a
system, to better manage the guest book,
and be able to delete some of these
unwanted messages. Any idea's are welcome!
A Special "Thank
You" to Bill Batty of the B-5-12 2nd
He provided the picture of Capt. Kent Miller, that we had been
Bill came in country on April 1,1968
and was with us for 5 months.
You can see a picture of Mr. Batty on the Misc. photo
This site would not have been possible
had it not been for
the foresight of Lt. Peter Comstock. He kept a
notebook that listed the profiles of each individual of the
4th platoon, including our parents names and addresses.
That notebook listing, was used time and time again, to
verify or find every surviving member of our platoon, 33
years later! THANK YOU, LT. COMSTOCK!
We also have an artist in our platoon,
leader Jerald Swenson. He provided artwork in
Nam, and we appreciate that he has helped us
This is not an "official"
voice or website of the
B/5/12 or the 199th Light Infantry
Copyright 2003 by the Webmasters. Any use of content
from this site, must have prior permission
use, and not for commercial publication) from
Graf or Johnny Johnson. Contact us at the
E-mail Eddie Graf
E-mail Johnny Johnson
First published May 11, 2001. Site updated on FEB. 21, 2004