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25th Reconnaissance Company Casualties Index - This page honors the valiant soldiers of the 25th Recon Co, 25th Infantry Division who made the ultimate sacrifice for their Nation and for their fellow soldiers. The 25th Reconnaissance Company is one of the units that contributed to the lineage of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment. Those troopers with underlined names have a memorial shadowbox you can view. You may add photos, anecdotes, or comments to a soldier's shadowbox by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Casualties 1950:

PFC Henry A. FRANKS - born Oct 8, 1931 from IN died July 28, 1950; age 19; KIA Pusan Perimeter; Union Chapel Cemetery, Jay Co., IN

PFC Judson MILLSPAUGH - born Jan 31, 1930 from CO died July 28, 1950; age 20; KIA Pusan Perimeter; Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

PV2 Frank A. NEAL - born 1933 from IA died July 28, 1950; age 17; MIA/Declared Dead Pusan Perimeter

PFC James W. PAGE - born 1927 from MO died Aug 11, 1950; age 23; MIA/KIA Pusan Perimeter; Bushy Knob Cemetery, Gainsville, MO

CPL William F. FASICK - born abt 1938 from PA died Aug 12, 1950; age 22; KIA

MSG Robert A. TEDFORD - born (?) from CA died Aug 12, 1950 KIA; age (?); Distinguished Service Cross & Bronze Star

SGT Raymond MICHAELS - born abt 1928 from CA died Sep 12, 1950; age 22; KIA; Silver Star; Sunset View Cemetery, San Lorenzo, CA

CPL Kenneth C. RADEKE - born Jan 24, 1923 from IA died Aug 12 1950; age 27; MIA/KIA Pusan Perimeter; Cedar Memorial Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, IA

PV2 Jakie J. VIGNES - born Aug 14, 1932 from LA died Aug 28, 1950; age 18; MIA/Declared Dead;

MSG John F. PECKHAM - born (?) from MA died Sep 24, 1950 KIA; age (?)

SGT Wesley H. CLARK - born July 25, 1923 from WV died Sep 27, 1950; age 27; KIA/died while missing

CPL Willard F. HILBERT - born 1918 from MO died Oct 19, 1950; age 32; Non-hostile/Died Other Causes at Taejon, S. Korea

CPL William P. ANDERSON - born 1931 from OH died Nov 27, 1950; age 19; MIA/KIA advance into N. Korea

SFC Floyd DECORREVONT - born Sep 2, 1926 from IN died Nov 27, 1950; age 24; KIA; Silver Star; Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, IN

SGT Raymond N. REIFERS - born 1923 from MS died Nov 27, 1950; age 27; MIA/KIA advance into N. Korea

Casualties 1951:

CPL Billie T. MAUPIN - born July 15, 1929 from TX died Jan 3, 1951; age 22; MIA/declared dead

PFC Ralph B. BALENTINE - born Aug 13, 1932 from MI died Jan 4, 1951; age 19; POW/Died Non-battle

CPL Ralph W. CARLSON - born 1928 from MN died Jan 4, 1951; age 23; POW/died Non-battle ; Rice Lake Cemetery, Braham, MN

PFC Wesley E. DEVRIES - born 1930 from MN died Jan 4, 1951; age 21; KIA Chinese Intervention

PFC John J. FITZGERALD - born 1923 from WI died Jan 4, 1951; age 28; POW/died Non-battle

PFC Robert A. MERCER - born 1923 from MI died Jan 4, 1951; age 28; POW/KIA during air raid on Saun Beam POW Camp

PFC Richard L. ROESKE - born 1931 from IN died Jan 4, 1951; age 20; KIA

PFC Patrick W. MC GUIRE - born 1933 from PA died May 30, 1951; age 18; MIA/KIA N. Korea; Silver Star

PVT John E. MORONE - born May 9, 1929 from NY died Oct 21, 1951; age 22; Non-hostile/Died Other Causes; Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY

Casualties 1952:

PFC William M. GRAHAM - born 1925 from TX died Mar 2, 1952; age 27; KIA

SFC Edward S. WALDOCH - born 31 Aug 1917 from KS died Mar 2, 1952; age 35; KIA; St. Mary's Cemetery, Torun, Dewey Portage Co, WI

PV2 James J. EDWARDS - born in 1930 from MD died May 1, 1952; age 22; KIA; Baltimore National Cemetery; Baltimore, MD

CPL Walter F. FISHER - born Mar 14, 1931 from NY died May 1, 1952; age 21; KIA; Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY

PFC Leon O. COOK - born 1931 from Washington DC died July 7, 1952; age 21; KIA; Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

PFC Solomon EMANUEL - born 1931from SC died July 19, 1952; age 21; KIA

PFC Fred P. KLASSEN - born (?) from OH died July 19, 1952; age (?); Hostile/Died of Wounds

Casualties 1953:

SFC Donald R. LANE - born (?) from KS died May 22, 1953; age (?); KIA; Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Fort Riley, KS

 

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12/9/18 - Added the B Troop - Tom Kubeck Collection (1969/69) to the Photo Album.
11/25/18 - Added Robert E. Johnson, C Trp 1968, to the Fiddler's Green page. Robert passed away on 11/23/18.
11/25/18 - Added Ben Nanny, C Trp 67/69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Ben passed away on 11/23/18.
11/10/18 - Added Oliver R, C Trp 67/68, to the Fiddler's Green page. Oliver passed away on 11/3/18.
11/3/18 - Added Mark J. Feller, 1st plt C Trp 1970, to the Fiddler's Green page. Mark passed away on 8/25/18.
10/20/18 - Added the Fall 2018 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
10/16/18 - Added Richard G. Carrion, A Troop 1968/1969, to the Fiddler's Green page. Richard passed away on 10/3/18.
10/14/18 - Added Ronnie J. Walker, A Troop 1968, to the Fiddler's Green page. Ronnie passed away on 8/10/18.
10/12/18 - Added the 2018 Reunion Photos Set 1 to the Photo Album.
10/12/18 - Added the 2018 Reunion Photos Set 2 to the Photo Album. 
10/2/18 - Added James Baldi, 1st Plt B Troop 66/67, to the Fiddler's Green page. Fred passed away on 8/19/18.
10/2/18 - Added Charles F. "Fred" Hodges, 1st Plt B Troop 67/69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Fred passed away on 8/26/17.
8/8/18 - Added Roger M. "Ramjet" Olson, D Trp 67/68, to the Fiddler's Green page. Roger passed away on 7/2/18.
8/5/18 - Added Clarence "Shorty" Wideman, B Trp 67/68, to the Fiddler's Green page. Shorty passed away on 5/24/18.
8/1/18 - Added Benjamin "Pat" Sedivy, F Trp 1972, to the Fiddler's Green page. Benjamin passed away on 11/11/04.
7/12/18 - Added the Summer 2018 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
7/1/18 - Added Wallace R. "Luke" Gould, C Trp, to the Fiddler's Green page. Wallace passed away on 7/24/11.
6/26/18 - Added Thomas "Tom" Shirley, D Trp 69/70, to the Fiddler's Green page. Tom passed away on 6/20/18.
6/24/18 - Added Michael Penrod, HHT Flame Platoon 68/70, to the Fiddler's Green page. Michael passed away in February 2018.
5/24/18 - Added Kirk W. Beardsley, A Trp 66/67, to the Fiddler's Green page. Kirk passed away on 5/24/18.
5/21/18 - Added Hal "Burt" Lehman, A Trp 69/70, to the Fiddler's Green page. Burt passed away on 11/10/17.
4/13/18 - Added Johnny Ray Trotter, F Trp 1972, to the Fiddler's Green page. Johnny passed away on 5/10/18.
5/1/18 - Added the Spring 2018 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
4/18/18 - Added Charles M. "Charlie" Rice, D Trp 68/69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Charlie passed away on 3/28/18.
4/15/18 - Added Donald E. "Don" Appler, A Trp 66, HHT & C Trp 69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Col. Appler passed away on 4/8/18.
4/13/18 - Added Andrew "Andy" Zwalesky, A Trp 69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Andy passed away on 4/8/18.
3/26/18 - Added Ronald K. "Bird" Boyd, A Trp 68/69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Ron passed on 3/24/18.
3/23/18 - Added Ottmer B Mitchell III, D Trp 63/66, to the Fiddler's Green page. Ottmer passed on 2/2/18.
3/18/18 - Added George S. Webb Jr., former squadron commander, to the Fiddler's Green page. Col. Webb passed away on 2/18/18.
3/16/18 - Added Jon M. "Mike" Shiffer, F Trp 71/72, to the Fiddler's Green page. Jon passed on 12/11/17.
3/9/17 - Added Robert "John" Armstutz, D Trp 68/69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Robert passed on 9/29/17.
2/20/18 - Added Dale "Dinky" Dow, D Trp & HHT 1968, to the Fiddler's Green page. Dale passed on 2/16/18.
2/16/18 - Added Michael J Callahan, C Trp 1967, to the Fiddler's Green page. Michael passed on 2/14/18.
2/14/18 - Added the Winter 2018 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
1/18/18 - Added Nathaniel "Billy" Malone Jr., A Trp 65/66, to the Fiddler's Green page. Billy passed on 9/3/12.
 
2017
12/20/17 - Added Donald E. "Don" Clark, B Trp 68/69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Don passed on 11/27/17.
11/20/17 - Added Robert "Bob" Maxey, B & F Trps 3 tours, to the Fiddler's Green page. Robert passed on 11/19/17.
10/31/17 - Added the Fall 2017 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
10/29/17 - Added Gene Horstman, B & D Trps 69/70, to the Fiddler's Green page. Gene passed on 8/11/17.
10/6/17 - Added Jose "Joe Reynoso, A Trp 69/70, to the Fiddler's Green page. Joe passed on 10/4/17.
10/6/17 - Added Edward "Ed" Gannon B Trp 67/68, to the Fiddler's Green page. Ed passed away on 10/4/17.
8/23/17 - Added Kenneth W. Hanley, C Trp 67/68, to the Fiddler's Green page. Kenneth passed away in 2010.
8/9/17 - Added Chris Hilsenbeck, D Trp 67/68, to the Fiddler's Green page. Chris passed away in 1999.
8/4/17 - Added the Summer 2017 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
8/4/17 - Added the 14 newly inducted Distinguished Members of the Regiment to the DMOR page.  Congratulations!
8/1/17 - 2018 Reunion Registration is now open.  Go to the Reunion Registration page for forms and information.
7/30/17 - Added William "Bill" Singleton, Squdn XO 1969, to the Fiddler's Green page. Bill passed away on 6/24/17.
7/9/17 - Added Gary W. Barlow, A Trp 68/69, to the Fiddler's Green page. Gary passed away on 2/4/16
6/8/17 - Added William Cox, HHT & C Trp 61/62, to the Fiddler's Green page. Bill passed away on 4/9/17.
6/8/17 - Added Ben Hammock, HHT & C Trp 69/70, to the Fiddler's Green page. Ben passed away on 1/6/17.
6/3/17 - Added James St. DeLore, B Trp 64/65, to the Fiddler's Green page. James passed away on 6/21/74.
5/22/17 - Added Carl Quickmire, B Trp & HHT 63/66, to the Fiddler's Green page. Carl passed away on 5/19/17.
5/3/17 - Added the 2017 Scholarhip Awardees, Abigail Rannow, Paige vivian, Christian Largo, Kathryn Sunder & Nicholas Overby to the Scholarship Progam Page.
5/1/17 - Added Arthur J. Ryan, A Trp 64/66, to the Fiddler's Green page. Art passed away on 4/30/17.
4/29/17 - Added Floyd A. Daniel, A Trp 1970, to the Fiddler's Green page. Floyd passed away on 8/9/06.
4/28/17 - Added Edward Wilmers to the Vietnam Taps page. Edward was wounded on 5/77/68 and died of the wounds in 2014.  He will be added to the Wall on May 29, 2017.
4/26/17 - Updated the list of troop commanders and first sergeants on the Current Squadron Information page.
4/13/17 - Added Wilmer Bobo, A Troop 67/68,  to the Fiddler's Green page. Wilmer passed away 9/4/06.
3/29/17 - Added John E. Hurley Jr., F Trp 71/72, to the Fiddler's Green page. John passed away on 11/23/16.
3/28/17 - Added the Spring 2017 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
3/14/17 - Added information on the 4th Cavalry Regiment (all squadrons) Reunion July 26th at Ft. Riley, KS  to the Announcement Blog.
3/6/17 - Added Richard W. Thomas Jr., D Trp Service Platoon Leader 66/67, to the Fiddler's Green page. Richard passed away on 3/3/17.
2/17/17 - Added John R. Collins, D Trp 67/68 LRRP & Aerorifles,  to the Fiddler's Green page. John passed away 1/22/17.
2/17/17 - Added Bobbie Joe Young, C Trp 67/68,  to the Fiddler's Green page. Bobbie passed away 6/9/13.
2/16/17 - Added the latest edition of the Raider Dispatch to the Current Squadron Newsletter page.
2/11/17 - Added various yearbooks to the Unit Rosters page.
2/10/17 - Added Col. Corwin A. Mitchell, HHT 69/70 & former squadron commander, to the Fiddler's Green page. Corwin passed away o12/11/16.
1/26/17 - Added Jack W. Lorensen, D Trp aerorifle plt 66/67, to the Fiddler's Green page. Jack passed away on 9/5/16.
1/26/17 - Added Donald V. "Don" Mounce, D Trp aerorifle plt 63/67, to the Fiddler's Green page. Don passed away on 6/17/16.
1/24/17 - Added the C Troop - Ed Buchanan Collection Set 2 (1967/1968) to the Photo Album.
1/23/17 - Added the C Troop - Ed Buchanan Collection Set 1 (1967/1968) to the Photo Album.
1/20/17 - Added Rockley J. "Rocky" Rhodes, D Trp 1969, to the Fiddler's Green page. Rocky passed away on 12/27/16.
1/13/17 - Added the Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter to the Newsletter Page.   Thanks Dave!
1/5/17 - Added Robert C. DeYoung, F Co 75th Ranger LRRP, to the Fiddler's Green page. Robert passed away on 9/14/15.
1/4/17 - Added Lawrence W. Lodding, D Trp 67/68, to the Fiddler's Green page. Bill passed away on 9/7/16.

Last updated on 4/19/18

This page is a collection of personal experience narratives, "War Stories", of some of the soldiers who served in the 3/4 Cavalry in Vietnam. If you have a personal experience narrative to submit please contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Collections:
A Troop: A Troop's Collection of Stories (1965-1970)
D Troop: D Troop's Collection of Stories (1966-1972)
 
Individual Stories:
Art Bonevich - USNS Sultan Runs Aground (Jan 16, 1966)
General Otis - Letter to the Troops (Jun 4, 1968)
Richard Fleming - A Night Outside the Wire (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - 1st Days at Cu Chi (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - 3/4 Cav Duty on Hwy #1 South of Cu Chi (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - How I Came Home From Vietnam (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - Illikai East (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - Not a Good Day for SGT Nelson (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - Saigon to Cu Chi (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - The USS General Weigel: Hawaii to Okinawa (HHT, 65/66)
Roger McGill - The USNS LST Westchester County 1157 (HHT, 65/66)
Skip Davis - Hoc Mon Feb 1968 (B Trp 3/17 Air Cav)

 

 

 

by Roger McGill, HHT 1965/1966

Well Hwy #1 between Cu Chi and Saigon had roadblocks and booby traps on it every day, and one of the line Troops, and they all took turns doing this, besides all the other things they did they provided security on Hwy #1.

There were two convoy's every day coming up from Saigon to Cu Chi, and one going down every day from Cu Chi to Saigon. One was in the early morning going down, and then the one coming up later in the day and early afternoon. It was the 3/4 Cav that had the responsibility of keeping this road open and secured for those convoy's. That meant clearing the roads and they were booby trapped just about every day, which was done a night by the VC or the NVA. They tried to do everything they could to stop the supply convoys and to stop the re-supply of the 25th base camp at Cu Chi.

One day A Troop had this security detail, this was Captain Joe Monihan's Troop. Down South of Cu Chi, a good friend of mine Richard "Rusty" Albright was on one of those M 113's - Rusty as we called him went over with us from Hawaii and we use to have a beer or two, well I guess it was really like a pitcher or two at our PX area in the 3/4 Cav area at Schofield Barracks, with some of the other guys all the time. Well, Rusty and his track was set up in this one area, which they had been for some time on a daily basis, now Rusty was short - not in height but time left in country - he opted to stay out until the day before he was suppose to leave, he had less than two weeks left in country - well Charlie did it, set off a claymore and Rusty got hit. He was medivaced to the 12th Evac Hosp at Cu Chi and he had so much shrapnel in him, his face, and eyes. There was no Eye Doctor at the 12th Evac that day, so they flew him down to some Army Hospital in Saigon. But, as he later told me, as we had no idea what happened to him after that. Well, not until about 1985 or early 1986. That is when I went to a 25th reunion in D.C. on November 11th. and was telling this story to another 25th Vet from the WOLFHOUNDS, 1/27th Infantry, that went over when we all did. He said we should be able to find him, well low and behold Mike M did find him, and Rusty and I talked every since that time. We even met face to face again after all those years in 1991 at the 25th Reunion in Hawaii. It was GREAT even my oldest son got to meet him and we had a good time with him and his wife there.

What Rusty told me was the following: like the story said when he got to the Hospital in Saigon the doctor told him that there was nothing they could do to save his sight, so he was sent back to the States and went through the VA after discharge and learned how to deal with his blindness. Again, till this time we never knew what happened to him. Well Rusty after learning what to do and how to get around being blind, went back to college and graduated with a teaching degree. He taught HS in OR, but he knew that the students were doing things he couldn't see. So, he went back to college and got a law degree and a few years ago now he retired as a Labor Lawyer from the State of OR. One of the guys that was with us Rich Flemming - he was one of the guys that use to drink beer with us - he was Crypto HHT '65-'66. Well, he was originally from CA. but after he got out he wanted to find Rusty in OR. So he moved to OR and was Rusty's best man at his wedding. Rich now lives in OR, and I have also talked to him and he has been to one of our Reunions. He lives in Bend with his wife and family. and Rusty lived in Salem, OR. So, Rusty and I use to talk about every other month since back in 1985 0r 1986, then one month I told my wife haven't heard from Rusty, I'm going to give him a call. Well the rest I will write as a note I received from his wife. Richard D. 'Rusty' Albright Oct. 2, 1944 - Jan 19, 2003. SALEM - Richard D. 'Rusty' Albright 58, died Jan. 19th at Salem Memorial Hospital. Rusty was born Oct. 2, 1944, in Hood River. He attended elementary schools in Bend and graduated from Madras HS in 1962.

Following service with the 25th Infantry in Vietnam where he lost his sight as a result of injuries, he graduated from Western Oregon University in 1970. In 1973 he became just the second totally blind student to graduate from Wilamette University Law School. Rusty had a son and daughter and they both live in OR. Rusty passed from Cancer of the Colon. May he always rest in PEACE.