12th Engineer Battalion

 

12 Engineer Battalion Crest

12th Engineer Battalion
“Dual Primed”
“Dual Prime – Never Fails!”
(Anderson Barracks, Dexheim, Germany)

Also includes roster for TF 33d Engineers (Provisional)
“Task Force Thunder Echo”
“Semper Gumby”


The 12th Engineer Battalion deployed to Southwest Asia from Dexheim, Germany. The main body of the battalion arrived in Saudi Arabia between 17 and 19 January 1991, and remained until 19 May 1991. This battalion was originally organic to the 8th Infantry Division as the division engineer battalion but deployed in Support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as part of the 3d Armored Division.

The 12th Engineer Battalion supported the Ready First Combat Team during the Desert Storm ground offensive. Additionally, two companies and some headquarters personnel were used to form the provisional Task Force 33d Engineers in direct support of 3d Brigade.  Additional explanation of engineer task organization in 3AD can be found on the homepage of this Engineer Brigade section. 

For the most part, the roster below for the 12th Engineer Battalion is empty. Any input would be greatly appreciated. If you can add or correct any information, please send an email to the content point-of-contact at the bottom of this page.


 

12 Engineer Battalion farewell ceremony prior to deploying to the Gulf with MG Otjen (8th ID Commander) and BG Dickie (Assistant Division Commander 8th ID)

 

Soldiers of 2d Platoon, Bravo Company, 12th Engineer Battalion with Iraqi prisoners-of-war during ground offensive operations

 


12th Engineers Roster

Roster Directory:

Battalion Headquarters and Staff

Headquarters and Headquarters Company

A Company

B Company

C Company

D Company

Float Bridge Company – This company did not deploy to Southwest Asia. It remained at home station as the rear detachment.

 

NOTE: A position presented in hypertext indicates a link to a photo of the soldier; a name presented in hypertext indicates an e-mail link.


Unknown Personnel – can you identify a face?

Unknown No. 1 Click on hyperlink to left to see photo – probably B Co.?
Unknown No. 2 Click on hyperlink to left to see photo – probably B Co.?

 

 

Battalion Headquarters and Staff

 
 Position Name & Rank Remarks
Battalion Commander Richardson, Robert T. LTC Banger 6
Battalion Executive Officer Mogren, Eric T. MAJ(P) Frocked to LTC and placed in command of TF 33 EN w/3d BDE on 4 FEB 91; returned to 12 EN as XO on 7 MAY 91.
 Battalion Executive Officer  Ridenour, David Robert MAJ(P)  see S3 below; replaced MAJ(P) Mogren as BN XO
Command Sergeant Major Raphael, CSM “Ninja Turtle”; Vietnam veteran
BN CDR’s Driver Little, SPC  
XO’s Driver Palmer, PFC  
CSM’s Driver Payne, SPC  
Brigade Engineer    
 Brigade Engineer NCO    
 S1 – Adjutant Vogel, Hans R. 1LT  
S1 Landry, Keith CPT Augmentee from Ft. Leonard Wood and EAOC; was S4 of TF 33 EN during ground offensive; when TF 33 EN disbanded, was S1 of 12 EN BN from 7 MAY to 19 MAY (when he redeployed to Ft. Wood).
S2 – Intelligence Officer Pollack, John F. 1LT Augmentee from 1-68 AR, deployed with Advance Party
S3 – Operations Officer Ridenour, David R. MAJ(P) Advance Party OIC; became BN XO on 4 FEB 91 until 7 MAY 91
 S3 – Operations Officer  Yates, Douglas R. MAJ  from 4 FEB 91 to 7 MAY 91; came from 23d Engineers when TF 33 Engineers took the BN XO
 Assist. S3  Pace, Allen Lee CPT  
Assist. S3 Rasmus, Joseph J. CPT Took command of HHC after ground war
S3 NCOIC Cox, Doug SFC Also Advance Party NCOIC
S3 Section Wilcox, SGT  
S4 – Logistics Officer Johnson, Kevin P. CPT Became XO, TF 33 EN w/3d BDE on 4 FEB 91
 S4 – Logistics Officer  Hall, Jeffery M. CPT Augmentee (from ??)
S4 NCOIC Gathers, SGT  
Assistant S4 Corominas, Hector L. 1LT  
BN Signal Officer (SIGO) Lockman, CPT  
BN Signal NCOIC Samson, SGT  
BN Chemical Officer Frandsen, Marc C. 2LT  Also served as HHC XO
Battalion Maintenance Officer LeBeouf, Gene CPT Augmentee from Ft. Leonard Wood and EAOC
Battalion Maintenance Officer Vaughn, Allan CPT later took command of B Co.?
Battalion Maintenance Tech. Seals, WO1  
 Battalion Maintenance Tech. Miller, Rickey L. W01  augmentee; became BMO/BMT for TF 33 EN
Physician’s Assistant Hylinski, Robert CW3 Augmentee from 122d MSB
Chaplain Baglien, CPT denomination???
Chaplain’s Assist. Gonzales, SPC  

TF 33 Engineers (Provisional) Staff (from 12th Engineer Battalion) (disbanded 7 MAY 91)

Commander Mogren, Eric T. MAJ(P)  
XO Johnson, Kevin CPT  
S1 Landry, Keith CPT Augmentee from Ft. Leonard Wood and EAOC
S2    
S3    
S4 Gile, Todd CPT Augmentee from Ft. Leonard Wood and EAOC

TF 33 Engineers (Provisional) Maintenance Support Team (from 147th Maintenance Company, Schwinfurt, Germany) (disbanded 7 MAY 91)

OIC-MST Cates, William CW3  
OIC’s Driver  Tripp, Arthur SPC  
 Towbar SSG  
 Henry, Walter SGT  
 Alfaro SPC  
 Sipes, Randy SPC  

 

 

 

 

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Headquarters and Headquarters Company (TF 12 EN)
 Position  Name & Rank  Remarks
Commander McCabe, Francis D. “Mick” CPT when did he assume command?; left command after ground war
Commander Rasmus, Joseph J. CPT was Asst. S3; took command after ground war
CDR’s HMMWV Driver    
Executive Officer Frandsen, 2LT See BN Chemical Officer above
First Sergeant Mendoza, 1SG  
1SG’s HMMWV Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
NBC NCO    
Commo NCOIC    

BN PAC (S1) Section

S1 NCOIC Obeso, Daniel SSG  
PSNCO Gaspard, SGT  
Personnel Administrative NCO Perez, Augustus V. SGT  
Legal Specialist Bush, SGT  
Clerk Typist Headler (??)  
Personnel Records Specialist Johnson, SGT  
Personnel Records Specialist Watson, PV2  
Personnel Records Specialist Kerr, SGT  
Personnel Records Specialist Lacrosse, SGT  
Personnel Records Specialist Campbell, SPC  
Personnel Records Specialist Hall, PV2  
Personnel Records Specialist Molengraf, PV2  
M577 Driver (S1) Kerr, SGT  

BN Intelligence (S2) Section

S2 NCOIC Terry, MSG  
Intel Sergeant Johnson, SSG  
M577 Driver Butler, Marcus, SPC  
HMWWV Driver Harris, SPC  

BN Operations (S3) Section

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 Maintenance Section

Maintenance NCOIC Crockett, SFC  
Maintenance    
Maintenance    
Maintenance    
Maintenance    
Maintenance    
Maintenance    
Maintenance    
Maintenance    
   

 Medical Section

   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

 

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Alpha Company TF 23 EN, company (-) to 4-8 CAV, 2d BDE)

 
 Position  Name & Rank  Remarks
Commander Peterson, Roger W. CPT  
CDR’s HMMVW Driver    
Executive Officer Zuniga, Francisco 1LT  
First Sergeant    
1SG’s HMMWV Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
NBC NCO    
Commo Sergeant    

 Equipment Section

Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (SEE)    
Equipment Section (SEE)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (Loader)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    

Maintenance Section

Maintenance Sergeant    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
   
   

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader Caldwell, 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant    
1st Squad Leader    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
2d Squad Leader    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
3d Squad Leader    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    

2d Platoon (DS to TM C, TF 4-8 CAV)

Platoon Leader Kessler, 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant    
1st Squad Leader    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
2d Squad Leader    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
3d Squad Leader    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    

3d Platoon (DS to 3-8 CAV, 2d BDE)

Platoon Leader Walker, Paul _LT  
Platoon Sergeant    
1st Squad Leader    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
2d Squad Leader    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
3d Squad Leader    
3d Squad Benny, Joseph S. SGT (?)  
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    

Assault & Barrier Platoon

Platoon Leader    
Platoon Sergeant    
HMMWV Driver    

Assault Barrier Section

CEV TC    
CEV Driver    
CEV TC    
CEV Driver    
M548 Crew    
M548 Crew    
HEMMT Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    
???    
???    

Assault Bridge Section

AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
M88 TC    
M88 Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    

 

 

 

 

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Bravo Company (DS to TF 4-34 AR except for 3d Platoon to TF 4-32 AR)

 
 Position  Name & Rank  Remarks
Commander Brown, Ricki L. CPT  Castle 6
Commander Vaughn, CPT  Assumed command after ceasefire
CDR’s HMMVW Driver Crose, Frank SPC  Castle 6A
Executive Officer Johnson, Jay Eric 1LT  
First Sergeant Brothers, Jeffrey 1SG  Castle 8
1SG’s HMMWV Driver Morrison, Thomas “Chris” SPC  Castle 8A
Operations Sergeant McCall, Robert SFC  
Supply Sergeant    
NBC NCO McIntyre, Steven SGT  
Commo Sergeant Allen, SSG  
Commo Gardner, Robert SGT  
Commo Norris, SPC  
Armorer Read, Robert  
What position??? Brown, SSG  
What position??? Hansen, Joseph SPC  
What position??? Kidd, William SPC  
   

 Equipment Section

Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (SEE)    
Equipment Section (SEE)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (Loader)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    

Maintenance Section

Maintenance Sergeant Lubash, SFC  
Maintenance Section Jones, CPL  
Maintenance Section Jones, SPC  
Maintenance Section Thompson, SPC  
Maintenance Section Georgeopolous, George PFC  
Maintenance Section  Nieves, Rene
 Retired
   
   

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader Cadicamo, Matt 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant Dock, SFC  
1st Squad Leader Hoback, Barry SSG  
2nd Squad Leader Loebel, Ronald SSG  
3rd Squad Leader Johnson, Milton SSG  
1st Squad Team Leader Ovalle, SGT  
3rd Squad Team Leader Retschulte, CPL  
2nd Squad Driver Benner, Steven SPC  
which position, which squad? Lamphear, Mark SPC  
which position, which squad? North, Brad SPC  
1st Squad Driver Gibner, PFC  
1st Squad  Slear, Timothy PFC  
1st Squad  Talmadge, PFC  
1st Squad Holland Christopher, PFC
1st Squad M-60 gunner Rena Bertram, SPC  

2d Platoon (DS to TF 4-34 AR)

Platoon Leader Brantley, 1LT  
Platoon Sergeant Pagan, SFC  
___ Squad Leader Morales, Ricardo SSG  
___ Squad Leader Powers, Peter SSG  
___ Squad Leader ???  
which position, which squad? Bernard, Loni SGT  
which position, which squad? Lopp, Duane SGT  
which position, which squad? Reisinger, Charles SGT  
which position, which squad? Thomas, John SGT  
which position, which squad? Hamilton, CPL  
which position, which squad? Abbott, Matthew SPC  
which position, which squad? Doyle, Lawrence SPC  
which position, which squad? Friedley, SPC  
which position, which squad? Nix, Mark SPC  
   
   
   
   
   
   

 3d Platoon (DS to TF 4-32 AR)

Platoon Leader Plybon, 1LT  
Platoon Sergeant Dumm, John SFC  
1st Squad Leader Pender, Frankie SSG  
1st Squad – Team Leader Dibiaso, SGT  
1st Squad – M113 Driver O’Brien, Kevin SPC  
2d Squad Leader Robinson, SSG  
3d Squad Leader Michaud, Lewis SSG  
which position, which squad? Greer, CPL  
which position, which squad? Brooks, Duane SPC  
which position, which squad? Harris, Byron SPC  
which position, which squad? Jolley, Greg SPC  
which position, which squad? Rosner, Alfred SPC  
   
   
   

 Assault & Barrier Platoon

Platoon Leader Marcy, Matt 1LT  
Platoon Sergeant Mercado, SFC  
HMMWV Driver    
What position??? Nesbitt, SSG  
What position??? Eakle, SGT  

 Assault Barrier Section

CEV TC    
CEV Driver    
CEV TC    
CEV Driver    
M548 Crew    
M548 Crew    
HEMMT Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    
???    
???    

Assault Bridge Section

AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
M88 TC    
M88 Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    

 

 

 

 

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Charlie Company (TF 33 Engineers)

 
 Position  Name & Rank  Remarks
Commander Young, Kenneth A. CPT  
CDR’s HMMVW Driver Betters, Jeff SPC  
Executive Officer Benson, Christopher L. 1LT  
First Sergeant Quenga, Ronald 1SG Vietnam veteran; formerly HHC 1SG
1SG’s HMMWV Driver    
Supply Sergeant    
NBC NCO    
Commo Sergeant    
Armorer Allar, Michael SPC  

Equipment Section

Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (SEE) Dobbs, Russell PFC  
Equipment Section (SEE)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (Loader)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    

Maintenance Section

Maintenance Sergeant Lowe, Charlie SFC  
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section Hinkey, Valerio PFC 3d Plt. Track Mechanic
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
   
   

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader Savage, Thomas “Tommy” 2LT  
Pt. Ldr’s Driver Lalos, George SPC  
Platoon Sergeant Tate, William “Billy” SFC Retired as SFC
1st Squad Leader Whitespeare, Ed SSG  
1st Squad Assist. Ldr. Hotten, Benny SGT  
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
2d Squad Leader Townsend, Timothy “Tim” SSG  
2d Squad Assist. Ldr. Johnson, J. SGT  
2d Squad Team Ldr. Anders, CPL  
2d Squad Demo Spc. Haug, Matthew, SPC  
2d Squad Cbt. Const. Spc. Bebee, Mark SPC  
2d Squad Cbt. Const. Spc. Walker, PV2  
2d Squad Driver Epley, PFC  
3d Squad Leader Belt, Milas “Benjy” SSG  
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    

2d Platoon

Platoon Leader??? Eisenhaur, John “Ike” 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant Cline, SSG Received Soldiers’ Medal
1st Squad Leader    
1st Squad     
1st Squad    
1st Squad.    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
2d Squad Leader Greenwade, Kenneth R. SGT   
2d Squad TC Hamilton, CPL  
2d Squad Driver Viscar, PFC  
2d Squad Cbt. Const. Spc Reedy, PV2  
2d Squad Cbt. Const. Spc. Albe, PV2  
2d Squad Cbt. Const. Spc. Gray, PV2  
3d Squad Leader    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
Which squad? Brown, SSG  
Which squad? Wagner, Tom SGT  
Which squad?    

 3d Platoon

Platoon Leader Ribble, 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant Clark, SFC  
1st Squad Leader Boyce, Federico SSG  
1st Squad Pahulu, Teleni SGT  
1st Squad Hacket, Tom SGT Deceased
1st Squad Baker, Owen SPC  
1st Squad Armstrong, Marco SPC  
1st Squad Morgan, Robert PFC  
1st Squad O’Neal, Michael PFC  
1st Squad Cecil, David PVT  
2d Squad Leader Brown, Michael SSG  
2d Squad Williams, David SPC  
2d Squad Murray, SPC  
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
3d Squad Leader Dyer, Lonnie SSG  
3d Squad Folkerson, Tome SGT  
3d Squad Weber, Henry SGT  
3d Squad  Kenneth Hayes SPC  
3d Squad  Sean Hines SPC  
3d Squad  Michael Allar PFC  

 Assault & Barrier Platoon

Platoon Leader Miller, 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant Wallace, SFC  
HMMWV Driver    

 Assault Barrier Section

CEV TC (C70?) Drilon, Joel SSG  
CEV Gunner Sarracino, Manny SGT  
CEV Loader Haley, SPC  
CEV Driver Asman, Craig SPC  
CEV TC    
CEV Gunner    
CEV Loader    
CEV Driver    
M548 Crew    
M548 Crew    
HEMMT Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    
???    
???    

Assault Bridge Section

AVLB TC Rambeau, Floyd SGT  
AVLB Driver Arceneaux, PV2  
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
M88 TC    
M88 Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    

 

 

 

 

 

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Delta Company (TF 33 Engineer from 4 FEB 91 to 7 MAY 91)

 
 Position  Name & Rank  Remarks
Commander Schweitzer, Joseph A. CPT
CDR’s HMMVW Driver Tripp, SPC  
Executive Officer Jenkins, Jeffery A. 1LT  
First Sergeant Waters, 1SG  
1SG’s HMMWV Driver Cox, SPC  
Supply Sergeant    
Unit Armorer Raatz, Patrick/Ryan, Patric  SPC
Assistant Armorer Feliciano, Rafael  PFC
NBC NCO    
Commo Sergeant    

 Equipment Section

Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (dump truck)    
Equipment Section (SEE)    
Equipment Section (SEE)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (TPU)    
Equipment Section (Loader)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    
Equipment Section (MICLIC)    

 Maintenance Section

Maintenance Sergeant    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
Maintenance Section    
   
   

 1st Platoon

Platoon Leader Vogt, Andrew 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant Nunally, SSG  
1st Squad Leader    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
2d Squad Leader    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
3d Squad Leader SSG Griggs Info from Korey Ricenbaw
3d Squad SPC Korey “Rick” Ricenbaw Drove APC D-18
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
Unknown Assignment SPC Michael Johnston Info from Korey Ricenbaw
Unknown Assignment PFC Bandy Info from Korey Ricenbaw
Unknown Assignment SPC Paul Schweitzer Info from Korey Ricenbaw
Unknown Assignment PV2 Miller Info from Korey Ricenbaw
Unknown Assignment SPC Russ Roeder Info from Korey Ricenbaw

2d Platoon

Platoon Leader Wakelyn, Jeff 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant Mandell, SFC  
1st Squad Leader    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
1st Squad    
2d Squad Leader    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
3d Squad Leader    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    
3d Squad    

 3d Platoon

Platoon Leader Kerlin, Jeff 2LT  
Plt. Ldr.’s Driver    
Platoon Sergeant Runyon, SFC  
Plt. Sgt.’s Driver Leibold, Shannon SPC  
5-Ton Driver Caraway, Eddie SPC Did the vehicle belong to the platoon hq’s or one of the squads?
1st Squad Leader Kent, Tony SGT  
1st Squad Knese, Tommy CPL  
1st Squad Anderson, Joe SPC  
1st Squad Schwenning, SPC  
1st Squad Gray, SPC  
1st Squad Gregorchuck, PFC  
1st Squad Kocher, Joel PFC  
2d Squad Leader Anderson, Eddie SSG  
2d Squad Schultz, SPC  
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
2d Squad    
3d Squad Leader Lee, Bobby SSG  
3d Squad Tinsley, SGT  
3d Squad Lester, Michael T. PFC  
3d Squad Hoskins, Shawn SPC  
3d Squad Woodward, Thomas PFC  
3d Squad McKee, Sean PFC  
3d Squad Driver Ledazma, Alfredo SPC  
3d Squad    

 Assault & Barrier Platoon

Platoon Leader Herd, Jim 2LT  
Platoon Sergeant Debose, SFC  
HMMWV Driver    

 Assault Barrier Section

CEV TC    
CEV Driver    
CEV TC    
CEV Driver    
M548 Crew    
M548 Crew    
HEMMT Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    
???    
???    

 Assault Bridge Section

AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
AVLB TC    
AVLB Driver    
M88 TC    
M88 Driver    
HMMWV Driver    
???    
???    

 

 

 

 

 

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