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A Company 4th Bn. 12th Infantry
199th Lt. Inf. Bde.

I served with A Company 4th Bn. 12th Inf.
199th Lt. Inf. Bde as a combat medic from
Dec. 6, 1967 to January 1, 1968. My platoon
leader was Lt. Wayne Morris, DSC for action
on December 6, 1967. The RTO was Norman
Reeves from New York, now from Arizona.
On January 1, 1968 I was promoted to Senior
Combat Medic with Company D, 4th Bn.
12th Inf.

December 1967
This was my home during Christmas
1967 with A Company 4th Bn. 12th Inf.
Norman Reeves, the RTO was one of
my bunker buddies. This bunker protected
us several times during mortar attacks.
A Company 4/12
December 1967

I’m the one in the middle,
Doc Chavez, on my right is
William D. Quttlebaum and
on my left is Ray D. Jones
Doc Chavez & Norman
Reeves RTO

Norman Reeves is one of the finest
soldiers I ever served with during the
Vietnam War. The short time I spend
with Company A, 4th Bn. 12th Inf. was
a very powerful experience in my life.
Combat Medical Badge
Combat Medical Badge, earned under
fire by combat medic. I earned
my CMB with A Co. 4th Bn. 12th Inf.
199th Light Infantry Brigade in
December of 1967, under the
command of 1st Lt. Wayne Morris.
Doc Chavez works on
Norman's Reeves' back.

A Company 4/12 was mortared several
times during the 1967 Christmas Season.
Doc Chavez takes shrapnel from his back
Ram & Norman Reeves,
December 1967 with A 4/12.

Company A 4th Bn. 12th Infantry had a
tough time on December 6, 1967. Lt.
Wayne Morris was the platoon leader
199th Light Infantry Brigade
The 199th Light Infantry Brigade was
known as "Redcatchers."
 


199th Light Infantry Brigade