VIETNAM ERA - 1966-1970
The 12th Infantry Regt deployed 5 Battalions to Vietnam, starting with 1/12 in July 1966.. All 5 battalions trained at Ft Lewis,WN and were assigned to the 4thID. However, after arrival in Vietnam,they were assigned as follows :1/12 and 3/12 remained with the 4th ID.. 2/12 was assigned to the 25th ID and the 4/12 and 5/12 were assigned to the 199th Bde.
As of 2021 Only the 1/12 and 2/12 remain active and both are assigned to the 4th ID at FT Carson.
. In August 2016, Ed Northrop, C COmpany 1/12th 1966/67 iwas asked and accepted the project of designing , funding and building of the 12th IN Regiment Monument at the NIM Monument area. Thefirst task was to surroundhimself with good people, which he was able to do. We dedicated the Monument on 31 May 2017. The 199th Bde provided the Color Guard, the dedication was attended by the then Bde CO , Col Streeter and his CSM. It is located toward the right rear of the Monument complex. A 20' foot tall Grey oblisck with a 5' high Black granite wall as a background. It is a beautiful monument dedicated to all those men and women that have and will continue to serve in the 12th. It reflects the history, campaigns and MOH recipients.
The 12th Regiment, throughout its history, has had 7 soldiers receive the Medal of Honor. Two searved in C Co,
The 4/12 and 5/12 received 3 Medals of Honor, all while assigned to the 199th
1/12th was part of the 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division