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Falshrmjgr
07-10-2006, 15:43
Wondering if there are any members floating around from 3/12... Hamilton Field, Los Alamitos, South Forth Lewis, Buckley, or even Ft MacArthur (San Pedro).

Erick
07-15-2006, 11:02
HHC 3/12 here.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
07-15-2006, 12:22
Wondering if there are any members floating around from 3/12... Hamilton Field, Los Alamitos, South Forth Lewis, Buckley, or even Ft MacArthur (San Pedro).

ODA 322, CO. B, 3 BN, 12th SFG(A) here. (It was at Sandpoint, NAS, Seattle WA at the time. :lifter )

Steve T
07-16-2006, 10:27
HHC 3/12 and ODA 336.

SF_Pathfinder
07-24-2006, 10:32
I was B. Co. 1/12th ODA 121 out of Arlington Heights, IL before we were deactivated.

How do we get to add an image (avatar)?

Jack Moroney (RIP)
07-24-2006, 10:44
I only worked with the 3/12th during the annual training times and was stationed/worked out of Arlington Heights as the group advisor/S3 when the cranked up the FTM program in 1982-84. Really weird command and control lash up with 3/12 coming under a completely different set of folks.

Nick710
07-28-2006, 08:30
Co A., 2nd BN, 12th group here. Oklahoma City, Tulsa and DFW area

How about filling out your profile and introduction

Done!

Aoresteen
08-10-2006, 14:03
I was with B Co in Arlington Heights for a short while in 1985/1986 as the S3 before becoming an IMA.

Jack Moroney (RIP)
08-10-2006, 15:03
I was with B Co in Arlington Heights for a short while in 1985/1986 as the S3 before becoming an IMA.

Did you still jump Cairn DZ when you were their?

Aoresteen
08-13-2006, 15:00
Did you still jump Cairn DZ when you were their?

I never jumped DZ Cairn and I don't recall the name so I don't know. Sorry. As I recall there were 3 or 4 regular DZs that we used, not counting Camp McCoy WI.

I do remember we jumped into Camp Lejeune, N.C. while I was there. Air Force missed the DZ of course and I had to climb down out of 50 foot pine tree. Had a great time with the Marine Recon folks while we were there.

Bigun
03-08-2007, 11:17
HHC 2/12 Asst. Bn Weapons Sergeant & Asst Bn O&I Sergeant Tulsa, OK. 1980-1987, ODA213 1987-88 - if you served with me, you should know me by my username.

skydoc60A5G
03-15-2007, 22:00
Medical Platoon Leader, Service Company, Arlington Heights, '82-'86
Also, attached to Forward Medical Operations Teams at 2/12 in Tulsa and 3/12 Hamilton Field CA for various exercises.

Jack, do you still have the dumbbell in your office??


Last time I remember jumping Cairn DZ was 28 SEP 85 when COL Fred Grover, Group Surgeon (RIP) jumped twice, landed on that hillside with one foot high and had a really spectacular fracture...We air-evaced him to Northwest Community Hospital in the jump aircraft....He never jumped again and I never saw him again either...I think he finished his career at the VA Hospital in Big Spring TX...not sure though.

Anyone heard from Gerry S the Svc Co Cdr then 3/12 Cdr? We need to find him.

M-4514-L

Jack Moroney (RIP)
03-16-2007, 05:46
Jack, do you still have the dumbbell in your office??
.

Now Doc, I have had a lot of dumbbells in front of my desk with their heels locked or are you talking about the athletic training apparatus?:D

Good to hear from you.

Hipshot
04-14-2007, 13:35
I joined the 12th back in 1978. They had a unit in Lubbock, TX that I was slotted to go to as an 11F. They even had a slot for me to attend the O&I school, but I got medical boarded for a back injury while on active duty. This Army medical officer asked me a couple questions as part of the review after looking at the x-rays and reading the physician's report. She wanted to know if I was married and I said yes. She wanted to know if I wanted to have kids and I said yes. She then poked me in the waist just below the belt line and said "then don't jump out of any more airplanes. One hard landing and you'll be dead from there down.". I gotta tell you - that got my attention. Anyway, I was released from the unit after making a couple drills.

Penn
11-07-2007, 10:55
Srv with 12th Sig/Co then Bravo In Arlington Heights. It was a long commute

skydoc60A5G
02-25-2008, 10:45
Saw my first A Team in the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade in the Fall of 1964...Team walked in line...don't remember if they had weapons or not, but they had a big black Bouvier Des Flanders dog carrying his own ruck (we would have called it a backpack back then...).

I later lived in an apartment on Connell in Stillwater next door to the dog and the owner, an SF reservist.

My question to all of you SF historians out there: Was that Team a 12th Group team or was it the 12th at that time. What unit preceeded the 12th? I have the 2/12 Last Day coffee cup...dates are 1959-1994.

Does anyone remember the dog or the owner???

SkyDoc in Dallas

:lifter

SFS0AVN
02-25-2008, 11:02
12th SFG(A) started 21 March 1961 in the USAR and was deactivated 15 September 1995.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
02-25-2008, 15:06
Saw my first A Team in the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade in the Fall of 1964...Team walked in line...don't remember if they had weapons or not, but they had a big black Bouvier Des Flanders dog carrying his own ruck (we would have called it a backpack back then...).

I later lived in an apartment on Connell in Stillwater next door to the dog and the owner, an SF reservist.

My question to all of you SF historians out there: Was that Team a 12th Group team or was it the 12th at that time. What unit preceeded the 12th? I have the 2/12 Last Day coffee cup...dates are 1959-1994.

Does anyone remember the dog or the owner???

SkyDoc in Dallas

:lifter


I can't answer your question; however, here in the Seattle area, I joined the SF Reserve in June '61 and it was a numbered unit that started with a (3.) I don't think it was associated with a Group.

Shortly afterwards the unit was turned into Group HQs 17th SFGA. After a few years the 17th SFGA was disbanded. We became members of the 12th SFGA. Of course now, all in this area belong to the 19th SFGA (NG)

The 17th SFGA covered most of the West coast. The HQ's for the 12th was on the East coast. My units both in the 17th and the 12th were stationed at Ft. Lawton and NAS Seattle.

skydoc60A5G
02-25-2008, 19:20
I worked at the Medical Platoon in the Service Company '82-'86 at 12th Group HQ in Arlington Heights IL, but drilled some with the Forward Med Ops Team in Tulsa. Never saw any dogs though....It was pretty impressive at the time...enough to get me later to Benning, Bragg, and several other very interesting places.....and to work with incredible people. I carry my Coin every day......you'd be surprised how often I get to use it ...

How many of you still carry your Coins?

SkyDoc

skydoc60A5G
02-25-2008, 19:27
I can't answer your question; however, here in the Seattle area, I joined the SF Reserve in June '61 and it was a numbered unit that started with a (3.) I don't think it was associated with a Group.

Shortly afterwards the unit was turned into Group HQs 17th SFGA. After a few years the 17th SFGA was disbanded. We became members of the 12th SFGA. Of course now, all in this area belong to the 19th SFGA (NG)

The 17th SFGA covered most of the West coast. The HQ's for the 12th was on the East coast. My units both in the 17th and the 12th were stationed at Ft. Lawton and NAS Seattle.

301st FD Det?? There were also the 300th, 302nd, 303rd.

Trip_Wire (RIP)
02-25-2008, 22:37
301st FD Det?? There were also the 300th, 302nd, 303rd.

I'm afraid CRS has struck home! ;) It did start with a (3)

I carry a few coins Ranger (RICA) 12th, 19th and a King County Sheriff SWAT team coin. I also have and carry a numbered SF Regimental Coin. :D


I never did see a 17th SFGA coin, but I'd love to have one!

I also have a couple of nice 1st Group 'Menton Day' coins that are really cool! :D

skydoc60A5G
02-26-2008, 11:08
I'm afraid CRS has struck home! ;) It did start with a (3)

I carry a few coins Ranger (RICA) 12th, 19th and a King County Sheriff SWAT team coin. I also have and carry a numbered SF Regimental Coin. :D


I never did see a 17th SFGA coin, but I'd love to have one!

I also have a couple of nice 1st Group 'Menton Day' coins that are really cool! :D

I checked on norbay.com for the 17th Group Coin...didn't see one. Have you considered designing one? Did you ever know Vince Sipanzi, the 12th Group chaplain...he deisigned the original 12th coin...I had one at one time...cannot for the life of me find it now...my current 12th coin is one of the new enameled ones.... :D

greenberetTFS
02-29-2008, 15:15
I joined the 12th SF (Reserve) after I read in the newspaper that the Group was just starting up in Chicago and was looking for prior service SF personal to form a new reserve unit in the area.....I joined. This unit moved from Chicago to Oak Park and finally Arlington Heights....Anyone who was in the Chicago initial unit I would really like to hear from......

Trip_Wire (RIP)
02-29-2008, 16:31
My 12th SFGA coin is the old bronze one with the spade on the back. :D

skydoc60A5G
03-18-2008, 20:43
Mine was the bronze Spade Back coin too...got it from SFC now SGM? Andy A.....now I can't find it or a source for an original...anyone know where they might be available? It was the coin I smacked on the table at Eglin in '84...engraved and all..:(

skydoc60A5G
09-07-2008, 16:57
http://gifts.cafepress.com/item/17th-special-forces-group-airborne-idaho-lpf/220778936

http://gifts.cafepress.com/item/12th-special-forces-group-airborne-lpf/220778942

ZonieDiver
09-07-2008, 19:49
http://gifts.cafepress.com/item/17th-special-forces-group-airborne-idaho-lpf/220778936

http://gifts.cafepress.com/item/12th-special-forces-group-airborne-lpf/220778942

Great finds, skydoc! I will always treasure my time in the 12th SFGA. I only wish the USAR had possessed more "political muscle" in the '90's!

greenberetTFS
09-11-2008, 14:09
Great finds, skydoc! I will always treasure my time in the 12th SFGA. I only wish the USAR had possessed more "political muscle" in the '90's!

I agree, that was a terrific find. I also appreciated my time in the 12th......:D

GB TFS :lifter

122418b
10-01-2008, 21:53
Was in B/1/12 at Arlington Heights from 88 to 94. Most of the time on 1224.

h2oskymedic
10-07-2008, 08:12
1st Bn HHD 12th SFGA Richards Gebauer AFB

Surgicalcric
10-07-2008, 08:23
h2oskymedic:

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Eaglesiniowa
11-26-2008, 19:53
I worked at the Medical Platoon in the Service Company '82-'86 at 12th Group HQ in Arlington Heights IL, but drilled some with the Forward Med Ops Team in Tulsa. Never saw any dogs though....It was pretty impressive at the time...enough to get me later to Benning, Bragg, and several other very interesting places.....and to work with incredible people. I carry my Coin every day......you'd be surprised how often I get to use it ...

How many of you still carry your Coins?

SkyDoc
Hey Doc, i was at the 12th '80 through '89; 82-84 in the Gp 3 shop and 84-87 as team commander in B/1/12, so i know we ran into each other on occasion. Still have my coin(s). Now in my collection, just carry a generic one in case of Alzheimers.:)

SF_BHT
11-26-2008, 20:22
Hey Doc, i was at the 12th '80 through '89; 82-84 in the Gp 3 shop and 84-87 as team commander in B/1/12, so i know we ran into each other on occasion. Still have my coin(s). Now in my collection, just carry a generic one in case of Alzheimers.:)

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Floyd
12-30-2008, 15:36
I was a member of GSC at Arlington Hts,1992 to de-activation. Before that I was with the rigger unit out of Gary,Indiana so I got to straphang quite a bit with 12th Grp.

I still have a couple of my original coins plus the numbered ones we were given upon de-activation. I also have a shirt that someone had made with the coin on the back along with the years 12th Grp existed.

skydoc60A5G
12-30-2008, 16:48
I was a member of GSC at Arlington Hts,1992 to de-activation. Before that I was with the rigger unit out of Gary,Indiana so I got to straphang quite a bit with 12th Grp.

I still have a couple of my original coins plus the numbered ones we were given upon de-activation. I also have a shirt that someone had made with the coin on the back along with the years 12th Grp existed.

Any chance of finding one of the numbered deactivation coins? ...Are there any available?

Floyd
12-31-2008, 10:39
Any chance of finding one of the numbered deactivation coins? ...Are there any available?


Very doubtful. When they were given to us our name and the number on the coin was recorded we also signed the roster.

skydoc60A5G
12-31-2008, 19:29
Do you have any photos of your deactivation coin?

The Reaper
12-31-2008, 20:56
Do you have any photos of your deactivation coin?

Do you want to take this to PM?

TR

greenberetTFS
02-13-2009, 13:01
If any of you guys are interested, Chapter 37 in Chicago has a bunch of 12th Group guys that you may want to contact regarding any questions you may have with reference to their chapter...................:D

GB TFS :munchin

Cas
04-20-2009, 20:45
Howdy all. I was at Hamilton between 84-88 in Commo. Did alot of time at Truckee (Chen's DZ). Found a box of pics of when we placed the stone and made me think of times past. Lost contact with most. Last reunion I did was in Walnut Creek for breakfast a few years back. Feel free to PM or Email.

Cas

doshei
06-17-2009, 14:59
I was an 18B on 315/1275 in the late 80s early 90s at Hamilton AAF.

Don O'Shei

ZonieDiver
10-09-2009, 01:52
These pictures were taken during '75 (I think). It is Det 4 (Phoenix) of Co C, 2nd Bn, 12th SFGA (out of Van Deman Hall, San Diego - Maj Art Armstrong commanding).

Pic #1 - Attack of the "roach coach"! (At left, in shades - Sgt Davis, 91B; in center, sans cover - SSG Schieffele, Sr. 05B; to right, looking stupid - Sgt Reynolds, Supply Sgt; in center, sitting - SSG Savage, Sr. 12B; to his right, in beret - Sgt Cook, Jr O5B.
#2 - Pre-Jump run
#3 - SSG Doran - ready to go!
#4 - Det 4's XO - 1LT Tom "Hogleg" Hampton

ZonieDiver
10-09-2009, 02:09
These pictures were taken in '75 or '76 when Det 4 (Phoenix) and Det 5 (Tucson) went to Camp Pendleton and conducted RB training with the rest of Co C, 2nd Bn (not to be confused with the "Hollywood" Bn - Co C, 3rd Bn - out of LA :D)

Pic #1 - Paddling practice: Starboard side, bow to stern = Sgt Cook, Jr O5B; SSG Savage, Sr 12B; Sgt Bowers (Det 5, Tucson, NonQual) / Port side, bow to stern = SSG Rojo, Tm Sgt; SSG Doran, Sr Wpns; SFC Delp, Intel Sgt / Coxswain = Cpt Alguire, Det Cdr
#2 - Det Cdr (coxswain) didn't see the hole in the steel plating as RB was launched
# 3 - "#1's OUT!"

Matsonian
10-09-2009, 03:07
ODA 125 1981 to 1990, Arlington Hts. lot of good memories and old friends.

ZonieDiver
06-26-2010, 14:46
I'll be attending SFA Ch 75's annual picnic in San Diego on 10 July. Lots of 12th Group guys in that chapter. Anyone in the area who wants to attend can contact Ch 75 through the SFA website or PM me.

mark46th
07-12-2010, 17:45
Wish I had known about Ch 75 picnic on July 10th, I would have gone. I was in the 12th from '74-'75...

Trip_Wire (RIP)
08-30-2010, 13:27
The old ODA 322, CO. B, 3 BN, 12th SFG(A) had a picnic gathering up in Marysville, WA on Saturday, 28 Aug 2010 at the team members house. I didn't make it, but here are the ones that did.

Richard
08-30-2010, 13:31
CPT WJ Clark send his regrets? :rolleyes: :D

Richard :munchin

Trip_Wire (RIP)
08-31-2010, 02:04
CPT WJ Clark send his regrets? :rolleyes: :D

Richard :munchin

I don't know the name. I'm asking about him though. My Team CPT was Dave Adkins.

cpttom
12-22-2010, 10:14
I was active duty with Headquarters 12th SFG (A) 1987 - 1990 as the S-1. PCS's to Fort Benning and the 12th was deactivated! In 2008 met the retired COL from G-1 (Pentagon) who issued the orders to deactivate. He said they kick themselves every day for doing that because the 11th and 12th are needed in todays war.

skydoc60A5G
01-17-2011, 17:23
http://colonelschumacher.com

Erick
01-23-2011, 13:55
http://colonelschumacher.com

Thanks for this.

FiveOpopo
01-26-2011, 01:12
Any QP's on here that were in C/3/12 at Los Alamitos, 1986-1989? I came to 12th Group from 10th Group in April, 1986. Was on 332. ETS'd in 1989 cause it wasn't cool with my supervisors to be in the Reserves and a new LEO on probation at the same time (Times have definitely changed for the better in that respect).

ntonkin
04-16-2011, 18:30
Information On the memorial service for Jim Meloy

Service will be 20 April, Wednesday, at 4:00 PM in the afternoon. The church and Meloy's home address is below. The family has decided that the service would be a retirement celebration, with bright colors.


Church Address

St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church

6650 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33776
Office: 727-392-4483



Family: Martha (Wife), Mandy (Daughter), Nick and Alex (Sons)

Home Address

11763 Camphor Way

Seminole, Fl 34642

greenberetTFS
04-17-2011, 07:20
Spoke to the Pres of our chapter and they made a 25th Anniversary Commemorative Coin,I'll post it after I receive it....:D:D:D

Big Teddy :munchin

Cas
05-04-2011, 00:56
Plenty of warning.
June 5th
At Marie Callendars restaurant in Concord (that's in California)

Contact Jim Shields or Dave Mello or send me a pm.
:munchin

greenberetTFS
05-10-2011, 12:49
Spoke to the Pres of our chapter and they made a 25th Anniversary Commemorative Coin,I'll post it after I receive it....

Big Teddy

Posting coin........:D:D:D

Big Teddy :munchin

ZonieDiver
05-10-2011, 17:19
That's a cool coin, Big Teddy. Thanks for sharing.

greenberetTFS
05-12-2011, 07:38
That's a cool coin, Big Teddy. Thanks for sharing.

If you're interested in getting one they're $10 each...For me it's worth the money, believe me it's totally worth the money, it's really worth the money...Any members on this forum that are in chapter 37 can receive it... ;)

Big Teddy :munchin

greenberetTFS
07-20-2011, 13:49
That's it for those that wish to join.......:D

Big Teddy :munchin

greenberetTFS
07-20-2011, 15:32
I'm bumping this because I believe former 12th Group guys will be interested in knowing this info.........;)

Big Teddy :munchin