Our Troop Pages:
HHT Facebook Page - Note: HHT only has a Facebook page.
25th Infantry Division Veterans Websites:
F Company (LRRP) 50th Infantry - Attached to 3/4 Cav as LRRPs, reflagged to F Co 75th Rangers Feb. 1, 1969
Vietnam War Resources:
Tropic Lightning News Archive - Archive of the 25th Infantry Division weekly newspapers from 1966 to 1970.
Texas Tech Vietnam War Virtual Archive - Huge collection of digitized documents from the Vietnam War.
Harton Collection at Texas Tech - Archive of AARs, Lessons Learned, Journals, & Quarterly Reports.
Virtual Vietnam Memorial Wall - A searchable Wall page.
Vietnam Combat Art Page - A collection of art from Combart Artist Team IV.
The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial - This is the official National Park Service page for The Wall.
Other Units w/Vietnam Service:
1LT RUSSELL A STEINDAM
B TROOP THIRD SQUADRON FOURTH CAVALRY
25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
FEBRUARY 1, 1970
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Troop B, 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry, Division. Place and date: Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1 February 1970. Entered service at: Austin, Tex. Born: 27 August 1946, Austin, Tex. Citation: for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Steindam, Troop B, while serving as a platoon leader, led members of his platoon on a night ambush operation. On the way to the ambush site, suspected enemy movement was detected on 1 flank and the platoon's temporary position was subjected to intense small arms and automatic weapons fire as well as a fusillade of hand and rocket-propelled grenades. After the initial barrage, 1st Lt. Steindam ordered fire placed on the enemy position and the wounded men to be moved to a shallow bomb crater. As he directed the return fire against the enemy from his exposed position, a fragmentation grenade was thrown into the site occupied by his command group. Instantly realizing the extreme gravity of the situation, 1st Lt. Steindam shouted a warning to alert his fellow soldiers in the immediate vicinity. Then, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his safety, 1st Lt. Steindam deliberately threw himself on the grenade, absorbing the full and fatal force of the explosion as it detonated. By his gallant action and self-sacrifice, he was able to save the lives of the nearby members of his command group. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by 1st Lt. Steindam were an inspiration to his comrades and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.
LT Steindam was the 3/4 Cav's only Medal of Honor recipient.
View our Memorial Shadowbox for LT Steindam.
Organized 17 June 1855 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Redesignated 3 August 1861 as Company C, 4th Cavalry
(Cavalry companies officially designated as troops in 1883)
Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1928 as the Machine Gun Troop, 4th Cavalry
Reorganized and redesignated 1 February 1940 as the Service Troop, 4th Cavalry
Reorganized and redesignated 16 April 1942 as the Service Troop, 4th Cavalry, Mechanized
Consolidated 21 December 1943 with Headquarters Troop, 4th Cavalry, and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters Troop, 4th Cavalry Group, Mechanized
Converted and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Headquarters Troop, 4th Constabulary Regiment
Reorganized and redesignated 10 February 1948 as Headquarters and Service Troop, 4th Constabulary Regiment
Inactivated 1 May 1949 in Austria
Redesignated 20 August 1953 as Headquarters Company, 4th Armored Cavalry
Former Troop C, 4th Cavalry, withdrawn 15 February 1957 and consolidated with Troop C, 4th Cavalry (see ANNEX 1), and the 25th Reconnaissance Company (active) (see ANNEX 2); consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Reconnaissance Squadron, 4th Cavalry, an element of the 25th Infantry Division (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
Reorganized and redesignated 29 July 1963 as the 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Inactivated 16 March 1987 in Hawaii and relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division
Assigned 16 June 1989 to the 3d Infantry Division and activated in Germany
Relieved 16 February 1996 from assignment to the 3d Infantry Division and assigned to the 25th Infantry Division
Constituted 1 February 1940 in the Regular Army as Troop C, 4th Cavalry
Activated 1 January 1941 at Fort Meade, South Dakota
Reorganized and redesignated 16 April 1942 as Troop C, 4th Cavalry, Mechanized
Reorganized and redesignated 21 December 1943 as Troop C, 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized
Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1946 as Troop C, 24th Constabulary Squadron
Inactivated 15 December 1952 in Germany
Redesignated 21 April 1953 as Company C, 524th Reconnaissance Battalion
Redesignated 1 February 1957 as Troop C, 4th Cavalry
Constituted 28 October 1942 in the Regular Army as the 25th Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 25th Infantry Division
Activated 3 November 1942 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1944 as the 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized
Redesignated 10 October 1945 as the 25th Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
Redesignated 20 March 1949 as the 25th Reconnaissance Company