By selecting from the menu options on the above menu bar, you'll find the 253 names of Red Warriors and Task Force members who served
with the 1/12 in Vietnam from 1966 - 1970 and who were combat casualties (KIA)
immediately, died of their wounds later, or died of other causes. These soldiers made the
ultimate sacrifice in the military service of our country. They gave
their lives on the battlefield. In some cases, men lost their lives in
non-combatant situations. Accidents, suicides, homicides, illness, friendly fire, and drowning - were all recorded causes of death. They too are lsted as Red Warrior casualties of war.
Irony was no stranger to those who died. Some fell within a week of their arrival in country, some on their own birthday, some on Christmas, and others just days within DEROS.
When you read this
section, please note the ages and hometowns of these soldiers. This
will surely help you understand that many men were lost to us, and no locale was
spared. Age and race were not barriers for us. We were all
brothers and we watched each others' backs.
For those of you
who personally knew these fallen Red Warriors, please recall the "good"
times you had with them. And always, always, keep their memory and
spirit alive in your heart. If you have a picture to share, we would be
honored to post it alongside their name.
Please note that all MEDICSwere members of the HHC and assigned to individual companies. When searching for a medic, please go to the HHC heading for your search. We also know of a few former Red Warriors who were KIA during their 2nd tour in Vietnam but assigned to a different unit. These persons are not listed in this Red Warrior specific roster.
Search For Photos of the Fallen
We've been working on it for some time. Now view photots of our fallen buddies. We're still missing 100 casualty pictures. Can you help find others?
We have provided a list of known grid coordinates where KIA Locations have been identified from military records. However, the list is less than 50% of the Red Warriors known to have made the ultimate sacrifice. In most cases only the South Vietnam Province in which they were killed is listed. To view this list CLICK HERE. You may then wish to visit our MAP PAGE and compare the grid coordinates to the appropriate map.
Three battle reports have been written extensively by former battalion historian Roger Hill. They are available for purchase from ourPX. They cover: November 11-13, 1966; LZ 501N February, 15, 1967; and the battle on July 12, 1967.
The June 5, 1969 Battle Report written by Larry Boyd, then Commander of Delta Company, is available on this website for free viewing. CLICK HERE to view the web page. CLICK HERE to download the PDF. Read and print the report (23 pages) This battle was fought primarily by the men of Delta Company who had 10 KIA, however Charlie Company later entered the battle area to reinforce Delta. They too had several WIA and 1 KIA.
While the term
"Casualty" technically covers men who were Wounded In Action, our WIAs are
not listed here. There are just too many and updates are coming in
too quickly for us to keep the list current. We will consider adding
a search capability for WIA when that part of the data becomes more
stable. However, we can prepare a special list identifying the men
we have identified thus far as WIA and e-mail it in a spreadsheet or text
format. We can also mail a hard copy list if that is preferable. Please click here, to request additional information. Please use "Red Warriors" in your mail subject line.
In late 2009 we added a "Deceased" page to recognize and honor those who have passed away since their tour of duty. Please feel free to contact us with additions.
Thank you to the men who developed the Coffelt Database and in particular Dick Arnold. The database is an effort to identify the organization,
down to the company level, of each American killed in service in Vietnam. There is always the possibility that
an error will be found. This
section will be updated as corrections are received and verified.
VIDEO Tribute to All Red Warriors
Play and view our "We Remember" Video Tribute to all of our fallen Task Force. Shown by year.
Robert Protto Video Tribute
Select the PLAY Button below to view Video Tribute to Sgt Robert Protto. KIA - 9 March 1969 - Bravo Company.