Maxie Lane Price's Chronicles of life with an FO Team B/2/12 Infantry- 1967 - 1968


I Recently Re-Connected with Suzie Atkinson, Maxie's Niece. At that time, she gave me some more information about Maxie, and she got more pics from a Troop who was with him and B/2/12 Inf. He mentions That around the first part of November, they were at Loc Ninh, and got hit really hard and over run. He was not sure whether or Not Maxie and Joseph Craig were with them there, but it seems highly likely, as they had been with them quite a while to the best of his memory. Helps give an idea of some of the challenges Maxie faced and survived BEFORE Jan. 26th, '68. Here is Suzie's encapsulation of that trooper's story about how Maxie and Joseph were killed. ---
I had talked to a gentleman about a year after you and I started talking and he had sent me the picture of uncle Maxie with his shirt off and he was a little stressed because until he saw where I was looking for information online, he did not know he (Maxie) died that day. He said the day he died, they were crossing the base when heavy fire came in and they began to run. He looked back and uncle Maxie was running fast as he could towards him. He went into the hole and Joseph Craig who also died that day came in and landed on top of him. He said a Mortar went through Mr Craig's body into him, killing Joseph Craig and wounding him. He woke up in the hospital and was sent home. He spent the rest of his life trying to forget the war and had a picture of uncle Maxie he said he would send me and sure nuf it was uncle Maxie.--- That Trooper contributed the last 4 pictures, which are new to this album. It does us all good I feel to know as much as we can about the sacrifices and bravery of our fellow troops. It helps us feel closer to them and appreciate them more, yes? Centered in the last Cell, you will see a link to a Fabulous Animation put together to his dedicated Niece, "Suze" Price-Atkinson.

|Ft. Lewis | The Cruise | Bear Cat | Convoy to Dau - Tieng | Building Dau - Tieng |
General, Arty OPS |Battle of Soui - Tre | A/2/12Inf. Warriors on SouiTre | FSB BURT |
Alpha 2/12 Viet Safari Photos |Tet @ Dau - Tieng | HOME | Life as an FO's Rto |
|Who are these Guys? | Alpha Battery Album '68 | A/2/12Inf. @ Home |
| A/2/12 "Thunder Road Mission" | Uptight 2/77FA & Cambodia '70 |


This is Maxie
in Uniform in
the States

This is Maxie
in the States too

Maxie's Obituary
Headline

Excerpts from Maxie's
Last Letter Home
the rest is on
the larger version

Just dropped off
Or headin for
the ride home

Another Operation

Some of the Guys
in A/2/12

More of the
Guys on opn.


Waitin with the
pootch at the PZ

Still at PZ

More waitin PZ

Looks like a break
by paddy irrigation
ditch on patrol

Still break time

Another troop in field

Still beatin the
Bushes for Sir Charles

Just chronicling opns


Still gruntin in the bushes

Great place for
Hide and Seek

Perhaps a picture
of an ambush?

Quick Cat nap

Do you see the Girl?

Looks like another
Break

More bushes, but
maybe an AM-Bush?

More Bushes

Couple More of
the guys

The Infamous American Army "Jungle Bird" A.K.A Infantryman.

This is a gooder shot of the usual 'ride' of "Leg" Infantry units to their operations. The "Huey"

This is Maxie also. Don't think it is on an operation. The Trees being less, and less underbrush make me think it was base camp. Maybe not.

Front - Parker holding the handset for the radios and Stiritz on right. Left rear, Gary "Digger" Stern and Robbins. First names unknown. Are YOU one of them? Contact us, Please!
Watch Suze's animation on youtube.


|Ft. Lewis | The Cruise | Bear Cat | Convoy to Dau - Tieng | Building Dau - Tieng |
General, Arty OPS |Battle of Soui - Tre | A/2/12Inf. Warriors on SouiTre | FSB BURT |
Alpha 2/12 Viet Safari Photos |Tet @ Dau - Tieng | HOME | Life as an FO's Rto |
|Who are these Guys? | Alpha Battery Album '68 | A/2/12Inf. @ Home |
| A/2/12 "Thunder Road Mission" | Uptight 2/77FA & Cambodia '70 |
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