A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry 25th ID - Veterans



Fiddler's Green
Last Updated on: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 04:49:05 PM

Halfway down the trail to Hell,
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped,
Near a good old-time canteen.
And this eternal resting place
Is known as Fiddlers' Green.

Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Infantry are seen. Accompanied by the Engineers,
Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.

Though some go curving down the trail
To seek a warmer scene.
No trooper ever gets to Hell
Ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again
With friends at Fiddlers' Green.

And so when man and horse go down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee
You stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
Just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head
And go to Fiddlers' Green.

      In Memoriam: This page honors our fellow Troopers who are no longer with us. They served our nation with courage, honor, and sacrifice. Our condolences to their families. They will be in our memories until we meet them again in Fiddler's Green. Please email us any corrections or additions to this list.  Select the cemetery link if listed to view the individual's grave site.

Rick W. Beardsley - Rick served in the 1st platoon as a scout vehicle crewman and as an infantryman in 1966/1967. He passed away on May 24, 2018. His awards included the Combat Infantryman Badge.  We will post more information when available.




Donald E. Appler - Don served as the 1st platoon leader in 1966. Don served as the squadron S4 and C Trp commander on a 2nd tour in 1969. Don was admired and respected by all that served with him.  Don was a retired Colonel. passed away on April 8, 2018. His awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.  He was residing in the Elizabethtown, KY area.  View Don's obituary.

Andrew "Andy" Zawelsky - Andy served as a tank crewman in the 2nd Plt in 69/70.  He also served in the squadron's ambush platoon. Andy was wounded and medevaced on 1 Jun 1970. Andy passed away on April 8, 2018. He was residing in the Wellson, MI area. Arrangements are pending.  View Andy's obituary.



Ronald K. "Bird" Boyd - Ron served as a fire team leader on A28 in 1968/1969. Ron passed away on March 24, 2018. Ron earned two Bronze Stars & a Purple Heart while in the troop. Ron was residing in the Windsor, PA area and will be buried at the Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York.  View Ron's obituary.



George S. Webb Jr., Col Ret - Col Webb served as the squadron commander in 1966/67. Col Webb passed away on March 18, 2018. Col. Webb later commanded the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment. He retired in 1976 after serving as Chief of Staff at West Point and settled in Mt. Vernon, VA pursuing a career in Real Estate.  He was living in a Fairfax Retirement Home near Fort Belvoir, VA. View our Memorial Page to Col. Webb.


Hal Burt Lehman - Burt served as a scout vehicle crewman and an infantryman in the 3rd platoon in 1969/1970. Burt passed away on Nov 10, 2017. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert (Rifle) and the Army Commendation Medal during his service.  Burt resided in the Cape Girardeau, MO area.  You can view his obituary at the Southeast Missourian Newspaper.

Jose "Joe" Reynoso - Joe served as the troop's artillery forward observer in 1969/1970. Joe passed away on Oct 4, 2017. After Vietnam Joe became a medical doctor and was residing in Scottsdale, AZ. Joe will be buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on 10/12/17.



Arthur Ryan - Art served in the 2nd platoon leader in Hawaii & Vietnam and then as Trp XO in 1966.  Art passed away on Apr 30, 2017. Art had been in hospice for the last 8 months and was residing in the Oxford, PA. Viewing will be on May 6 at the Edward L. Collins Jr. Funeral Home in Oxford, PA.  Burial will be at a later date.

                   

Ronald E. Giles - Ronald served in the 1st Plt as a tunnel rat. Ronald was an entertainer after his retirement . He spent many hours in VA hospitals and care facilities entertaining the patients with his Frank Sinatra Tribute act.  Ronald passed away on Dec 21, 2016. Ron was residing in the Lodi, NJ area.



Leo Ivan Dudley - Leo served in the 1st Plt as PSG in 1966.  He became the troop First Sergeant in July 1966 and served as First Sergeant until January 1967. Leo joined the Army in Nov. 1945 and also served in the Korean War. He was a retired Master Sergeant residing in the Kempner, TX area.  He passed away on Sep, 19, 2016 and is buried at the Smith Cemetery, Kempner, TX.


Ben Edwards - Ben served in the 3rd Plt on A39 as a mortar crewman and then as TC of A30 in 1969/1970.  Ben passed away on Apr 30, 2016. Ben was residing in the Aransas, TX area.

                   


John J. Tarhalla
- John served in the 3rd Plt as a tank crewman in 67/68 and was the recipient of 3 Purple Hearts.  John passed away on Apr 26, 2016. John was residing Florida and was interred with full military honors in the Sarasota National Cemetery.

Gary Wayne Barlow - Gary served in the 2nd Plt as a scout squad leader from Aug 68 to May 69.  Gary passed away on Feb 4, 2016 in Oregon.  Gary received a Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, & 3 Purple Hearts for his service. View his Find-a-Grave page.



   

Danny Edwards - Danny served in the 3rd Plt as a tank crewman on A35 from Feb 69 to Feb 70.  Danny passed away after an extended illness on Jan 4, 2016 in Nampa, ID.  Danny was liked and respected by all that served with him. View his Find-a-Grave page.



                   

John F. Mullady - John served in the 2nd PLT Tank Section on A25 in 1966/67.  John passed away on July 21, 2015. John was residing in the Rockville Center, NY area.  He will be interred in the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY.  View the obituary at Towers Funeral Home.



John G. Keliher - Col John G. Keliher, USA-Ret passed on Mar 7, 2015. John served in A Trp in 1961 & for 4 years in the 3/4 Cav. He lived in Washington D.C. & Green Valley, AZ. John was the guest speaker at the 2010 3/4 Cavalry reunion. He was both the 3/4 Cavalry Association and the 25th ID Association historians. At age 8, he was standing on the parade ground at Schofield Barracks in 1941 when the 25th Division was formed. He was an eyewitness to the Japanese attack on Schofield and Wheeler Army Air Field on Dec. 7th. His career included a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 196th LIB & as as a member of U.S. Mutual & Balanced Force Reductions delegation. He is the author of "The Negotiations on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions - The Search for Arms Control in Central Europe" and served as a staff member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence". He was the 2011 recipient of the Lieutenant General Stanley R. Larsen Award for his work as the 25th Inf Div Association Historian.  Interment will be Aug 6th at 11:00 AM at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Article on Col. Keliher's career in Roll Call Magazine.

L. B. "Duke" Snyder - served in the Hq Plt as the troop XO in 1965.  L. B. passed away on Nov 23, 2014 in Tavares, FL. L.B. was a retired Colonel having served in the Korean War in addition to Vietnam.  Duke is buried at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.




Wayne Van Horn - Wayne served in the 1st Plt as an 11B Aug 68 to Aug 69.  Wayne passed away on Nov 6, 2014 in Star Valley, AZ. Wayne served in the National Guard and retired as a Master Sergeant. View our Memorial Page for Wayne. Wayne is buried at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.



George E. Linkins - George served on A18 in 1968/69. George passed away on Sep 19, 2014 in Clinton, MD. George was liked and respected by all that served with him. George was cremated.  View his Find-a-Grave page.




Kenneth J. Osborne - Ken served on A15 of the 1st Plt tank section in 1966/1967. Ken passed away suddenly on July 12, 2014 in Corpus Christi, TX. Ken was looking forward to attending his first reunion. He will be missed by all that served with him.  Arrangements are not known at this time.



William Mark Roufs - Mark served in the 1st Plt tank section in 1967/1968. Mark passed way away Jan. 18, 2014, in Bandon, OR. View Mark's obituary at The Bandon World.





Charles Depew - Charles served on A25/26/27 of the 2nd Plt tank section in 1967/1968. Charles passed away on Dec 2, 2013 in Whiteland, IN. Charles earned a Bronze Star & 3 Purple Hearts in A Troop. View obituary at the Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home.




Joe Gilham - Joe served in the 2nd platoon from May 68 to Sep 68 and then as the driver of A6 for Cpt Moss from Sep 68 to early 1969.  Joe passed away from ALS & stage 4 cancer on July 30, 2013 in Roanoke, AL.  A memorial service to honor Joe was scheduled for August 2013.  Joe is buried at the Randolph Memory Gardens, Rock Mills, AL



Doug Clapp - Doug served in the 1st platoon in 1968/1969 and in HHT in 69/70. Doug served as a Sheridan crewman on A15 and as the tank commander on A16.   Doug passed away on May 8, 2013 in Palm Bay, FL.  Doug was loved and respected by all of his comrades. Doug loved the 3/4 Cavalry and his comrades.  Doug was from Canada and came to the United States to join the service at a time when some were leaving the states and going to Canada to avoid service.  Rest in peace, Doug.  Doug is buried at the Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell, FL. You can view/sign the guestbook at the Davis Seawinds Funeral Home.

Gen Glenn K. Otis - Gen (Ret) Glenn K. Otis, 83, of Carlisle,PA died Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Carlisle Regional Medical Center. General Otis began his career as an enlisted soldier on occupation duty in Korea following World War II, was selected from the ranks to attend West Point. He fought valiantly as a cavalry squadron commander of 3/4 Cavalry in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of 1968. He directed the XM-1 Tank Task Force that produced the Abrams main battle tank. He was the Commanding General of the 1st Armored Division, Commanding General of Training and Doctrine Command, and Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army Europe during the Cold War. General Otis loved the 3/4 Cavalry and was loved by his troopers.  He went where the soldiers were: in the cold, the wet, & the mud. View our Memorial Page for Gen. Otis. General Otis is buried at the St. Patricks Cemetery, Carlisle, PA.

Carroll Hawley - Carroll served in the 1st platoon in 1968/1969. Carrol served as the track commander on A10 and also in the scout section.   Carroll passed away on Feb. 18, 2013 in Santa Fe, NM.  Carroll was beloved and respected by all of his comrades. Carroll loved the 3/4 Cavalry and those he served with.  Rest in peace, Carroll and rest assured that we here will hold you fondly in our memories. Carrol is buried at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Londell, MO.

Paul F. Walsh - Paul served as an infantryman in the 2nd platoon. At some point during his tour Paul transferred to D Troop and served as a scout/observer on a light observation helicopter. Paul passed away on Dec 3, 2012. Bob was residing in Palm Coast Florida at the time of his death.



Elacy Junious- Elacy served as the TC of A6 for CPT Coomer and as the HQ PLT SGT in 1968. He was wounded on a convoy in mid-September 1968 near the end of his tour and medevaced.  Elacy was a veteran of WWII, Korea, & Vietnam.  He had a Silver Star, Bronze Star & 5 Purple Hearts. Elacy passed away on Oct 30, 2012 in Beaumont, TX.  View the obituary from the Beaumont Enterprise. Elacy is buried at the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX.

Noel Trent Lingafelter - Trent served as a tank crewman in the 3rd PLT in 68/69 and also in the HQ PLT maintenance section in 1969. Trent passed away following cancer surgery on Sep 16, 2012.  View the obituary from the Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. Trent was residing in Alabama at the time of his death.  Trent is buried at the Shiloh Cemetery, Jasper Co., IL


Nathaniel "Billy" Malone Jr.- Billy served in the scout section in 1st PLT in 1965/1966. Billy was awarded a CIB while serving in A Troop. Billy passed away on Sep 3, 2012 in Louisville, KY.  View the obituary from the Louisville Courier Journal.




Robert F. Rice - Bob served as a mortarman in 1st PLT in 1967/1968. Bob passed away from lung cancer on Dec 1, 2011.  View the obituary from the Jones-Preston Funeral Home.  Bob was residing in the Staffordsville, KY area at the time of his death. Bob is buried in the Rice Family Cemetery, Collista, KY.



Harold D. Witherspoon - Harold served in the 2nd PLT Sct Section of A Troop in 1966/67.  Harold passed away from Agent Orange related complications on July 22, 2011. Harold was last known to be living in Jefferson, NC.

Estevan Alvarado - Estevan passed away on Jun 1, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.  Estevan served in the 2nd platoon in 1967/68 on A24 & A20.  He was awarded a Bronze Star & Purple Heart. He is buried in St. Jerome's Cemetery, San Antonio TX.




     David S. Tomlin - David served in Hawaii with A Troop in 1965. He transfered to B Trp and served with them in Vietnam. David passed away on Apr 17, 2011. David resided in Decatur, Ill.  View the obituary at MemorialSolutions.com. David is buried at the Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, IL.



Marion Jimmie "Jim" Ballinger - Jim passed away on Jan 28, 2011 in Salem, Oregon.  Jim Served in A Trp in Hawaii from 1960 to 1962. View the obituary. Jim is buried at the Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, Oregon.




Sigmund J. Rady - Sigmund passed away on Apr 14, 2010 in Ormond Beach, Florida.  Sigmund served in the 2nd platoon in 1966 and in the army from 1961 to 1966.  Sigmund is buried in St. Mary Cemetery at Korona, Florida.




Steven J. Gillis - Steven served in A Troop in 1969/1970.  Steven was born on February 12, 1949 and passed away on Friday, March 12, 2010. Steven was last known to be living in Sylmar, California.

Frederick L. Rzempala - Frederick served as a scout vehicle crewman in A Troop in 1969/1970.  Frederick passed away on Dec 1, 2009.

Ronald Bowen - Ronald passed away on Nov 21, 2009 in Alabama. Ronald served in the 2nd PLT on A20 & A28 in 66/67. Ronnie was a proud Vietnam veteran who received two Purple Hearts with A Troop 3/4 Cav. Ronald is buried at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Attalla, AL.




Chester Freas -
Chester served in the maintenance section of the Hq Plt in 65/66. He passed away on Sep 10, 2009 at the VA hospital in Phoenix, AZ. He was proud of his service with the 3d Squadron 4th Cavalry 25th infantry Division.

Ronald E. Brown - Ron served as a tank crewman and tank commander in 1st PLT in 1969/1970.  Ron passed away on Aug 3, 2009.  Ron was a well liked and respected member of the 1st PLT.  Ron was residing in the Pico Rivera, CA area. Ronald is buried in the Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA



John Raymond Tanner - John served in the 3rd PLT in 1969/1970.  John passed away on Jul 27, 2009 at the VA Medical Center in Marion, ILL.  John was a well liked and respected member of the 3rd PLT. Burial was at the New Salem Cemetery in Creal Springs, ILL. Military rites were held at the cemetery by VFW Post 1301, American Legion Post 147 and the Illinois National Guard.


Michael Louis Torres - Michael served as a tank crewman in A Troop in 1969/1970.  Michael passed away on July 13, 2009.  Michael was residing in the Ocala, Florida area. Mike is buried at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.




William Yingling - William served as the 3rd Plt Sgt in 1968. He passed away on July 7, 2009 in El Paso, Texas. He received the Purple Heart during his service with A Troop. He was a retired Master Sergeant.  Burial is in the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, Ft. Bliss, Texas.

Gaylord Craig Jr. - Gaylord served as an armored vehicle crewman in the HQ Plt from Sep 67 to Sep 68.  He passed away on Mar 11, 2009. Gaylord was residing in the Dunellen, NJ area.

      Howell B. Hicks - Howell passed away on Feb 26, 2009 in Arkansas.  Howell served in A Troop from Nov 63 to Jan 66. He had retired from the military in 1971 after 27 years of service and was residing in Redfield, Arkansas. Howell was buried with military honors at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock.



Wayne Robert Miller - Former A Trp Commander (1965) passed away on Dec 26, 2008.  He served in the United States Army for 17 years including the Vietnam era retiring as Lieutenant Colonel. He also was awarded a Bronze Star Medal, plus many Commendation Medals, during his service to his country.  Wayne was residing in De Tour Village, MI at the time.  View his Find-a-Grave page.


                          Ronald Strangfield
- Ronald served in the 1st platoon on A11 (66/67). He passed away Dec 7, 2008 in Oregon City, Oregon. A graveside funeral service was held on Dec. 12, 2008, at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

John Updike Elliott Jr. - John served as an infantryman in 3rd Plt in 1965/66. He also served as a LRRP in D Trp in 1966. He passed away on Oct 23, 2008. He was residing in Hereford, TX.  He served in 3 tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery. Graveside service was held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors. View the obituary at the Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.


Craig Peterson - Craig was a pilot from Delta Troop (1968). He passed away on Oct 18, 2008 due to complications after having knee replacement surgery. He evacuated many of our wounded during the Battle for Tay Ninh when no other pilot would fly. Graveside service was held Friday, Oct. 24 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with military honors.



Robert L. Baker - Robert served as a tank crewman in the 1st Plt from Mar 68 to Mar 69.  He passed away on Sep 16, 2008.  Robert was residing in the Waycross, Georgia area. Robert is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Blackshear, Georgia.




Henry C. Trice, Jr. - Henry served in A Troop from Jun 67 to Oct 67.  He passed away on Sep 5, 2008.  Robert was residing in the Blairsville, PA area.  View the obituary at the Trib Live. Henry is buried in the St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, PA

William "Bill" Guenley - LT. William F. Guenley served in HHT and A Troop in 68/69. He passed away on Aug. 14, 2008, after a brief illness.  He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor.  A memorial service was celebrated on Aug. 20 at French Mortuary, University Chapel. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Pedro T. Zamora - Pete served as the TC of A22 in A Troop in 1967/1968.  Pete passed away on Jun 22, 2008 in Uvalde, TX. Pete is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Uvalde, TX.




Louis Castillo - Louis served in the 2nd PLT in 67/68 as a scout vehicle crewman. Louis served proudly in both the Navy and the Army during three tours of Vietnam. He earned four Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and various other medals and honors Louis passed away on May 10, 2008 in Longview, Washington.



Stan G. Lomayesva - Stan served in the 2nd Plt in 69/70 and was awarded the Purple Heart when he was severely wounded in Cambodia. Stan was a member of the Hopi Nation and was an active member of the American Indian Veterans Memorial Organization and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Stan passed away on Jan 18, 2007. Services were held in his home town of Kykotsmovi and his final resting place was by his father’s side in Polacca, Arizona.

James R. Shelton - James served in the 1st PLT in 68/69 as a tank crewman.  James passed away on Aug 12, 2007 at Mount Washington, Bullitt Co., KY.  James is buried at Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington, KY.




Samuel G. Jenkins Jr. - Sam Jenkins, PLT SGT 1st Platoon (68/69) passed away on June 4th, 2007.  Sam had been fighting cancer for about a year. We have lost a great soldier, friend, and man. Sam was a genuine hero. Sam is gone but will not be forgotten by those who served with him in Vietnam and owe him so much. View Sam's Memorial page.  Sam is buried at the St. James Cemetery, Elizabethtown, KY.



Max Baer Davenport - Max served as the First Sergeant from 1963 to 1966. He was a retired U.S. Army command sergeant major and resided in Kailua, HI. He died Dec. 12, 2006. at the age of 72. He was survived by wife, Tsugino; son, Michael; daughters, Gerry Brown and Terry; four grandchildren; brothers, Charlie and Leslie; sisters, Myrtle Smith, Margaret Schroeder and Henrietta Hinson. Private service was held. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary. Max is buried in Section 52-H, Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States

Homer Louya - Homer served in the Headquarters Platoon (1966) He passed away on Nov 2, 2006.  Homer was retired from the Army with more than 20 years of service. He served in Korea and Vietnam. His awards include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Homer was an active member of the 3/4 Cav Association. Homer is buried at the Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, NC.


Wilmer Bobo - Wilmer served in the troop in 1967/1968 as a Staff Sergeant  He passed away on September 4, 2006. Wilmer is buried in the Olive Branch Cemetery at Pekin, IN.

Floyd Daniel - Floyd served as a scout vehicle crewman on A11 in A Troop in 1970.  Floyd passed away on Aug 9, 2006. Domingo is buried at the Washtenong Memorial Park and Mausoleum , Ann Arbor, MI.




Domingo Salazar - Domingo served as a scout vehicle crewman and TC of A19 in A Troop in 1969/1970.  Domingo passed away on Jul 13, 2006. Domingo is buried at the Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, MI.




Virgil Ray Wood - Virgil served in the troop in 1967 as an armor reconnaissance specialist.  He passed away on June 19, 2006. Virgil is buried in the Gray's Cemetery at Gray, KY.

Art Melton - Art was the A Troop Commander, May 1970 to December 1970. He was a retired LTC. Arthur passed away on April 15, 2006.  Arthur had been ill and was living in San Antonio, TX. Art is buried at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX

                   


Joe C. Pircio
- Joe served in the 3rd PLT in 67/68 as a tank crewman.  Joe passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2006. Joe lived in the Akron, Ohio area.

Joe Bracone - Joe served in the 1st platoon (68/69) on A10 & A11. Joe passed away on March 25, 2006. Joe was waiting for a heart transplant and had a lifelong heart condition.  His memorial service was held on April 21, 2006 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel at Crownsville. A military honor guard presided since Joe earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart for serving in Vietnam. Joe is buried at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Maryland.


Herbert L. Evans - Herbert served as an armored vehicle crewman in the HQ Plt from Oct 67 to Oct 68.  He passed away on Jan 8, 2006.  Robert was residing in the Newago, MI area.

Larry Shepard - Larry served as a infantryman in A Troop in 1969.  Larry passed away on Jan 26, 2005.  Larry was residing in the Mound Valley, Kansas area prior to his death. Larry is buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Altamont, KS.

John H Johnson Jr. - SGT John Johnson served in A Troop in 68/69. He was an infantryman and later a tank crewman on A15 in the 1st Plt. He was also the troop armorer.  John passed away on 11 Nov 2005.  John was from Pennsylvania.




John Knight
- John served as a tank commander in A Troop in 1969/1970.  John passed away on 26 Oct 2005.  View his Find-a-Grave page.





Lyle Housewright - Lyle served in the 3rd PLT in 65/66 as the Mortar squad leader.  Lyle passed away on Sep 21, 2005.





Wendell "Rick" Shelton - Rick served in the 1st PLT in 68/69 as an infantryman on A28.  Rick passed away on Aug 3, 2005.  Rick was residing in the El Cajon, California area prior to his death.




Alfred Martin
- Alfred served in the 3rd PLT in 69/70 as a Sheridan tank crewman.  Alfred passed away on July 4, 2005. Alfred is buried in the Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, MO.





William R. Melton - William served in the troop in 1968/1969.  He passed away on June 23, 2005.  William was residing in the New Castle, IN area. William is buried at the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Knottsville, KY.


                        

Leslie R. Abrams
- Leslie Abrams, PLT SGT 3rd Platoon (69/70) passed away on Dec 15, 2004. Leslie is buried at Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina, KS.

Robert A. Barnes
- Robert served in the 2nd PLT in 68/69 as the vehicle commander for A29.  Robert passed away on Oct 23, 2004.

Addison C. Ralls
- Addison served in the 1st PLT in 68/69 as an infantryman. Addison passed away on May 22, 2004. Addison is buried in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, Grand Junction, CO.

Harry D. Lassak - Harry served in A Troop in 1969.  He died May 9, 2004, near Filbert, West Virginia, of renal cell carcinoma. He was born September 22, 1949, in Welch, West Virginia. Harry was disabled as a result of his service in Vietnam. He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America-Blue-Grey (Princeton, West Virginia) Chapter 628.

Virgil Lee White - Virgil served in the troop in 66/67.  He passed away on March 27, 2004. Virgil is buried in the Gray's Cemetery at Gray, KY.

Richard L Dean - Richard served as a scout on A33 from May 69 to May 70.  Richard passed away on January 25, 2004. Richard is buried in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Mena, AR.

Dean Guynes
- Dean served as the Troop XO in 67/68. Dean passed away on January 10, 2004, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a career officer in the U.S. Army and awarded two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, and two Silver Stars for his service in Vietnam.  He is buried in the Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Mississippi.


Richard R. Niehaus - Richard served in the 1st plt tank section in 68/69.  Richard passed away on 11 Dec, 2003.  Richard was residing in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. He is buried in the New Haven Cemetery, Harrison, Ohio.




Harold H. Hatter Jr. - Harold served in the Ground Surveillance Radar Section of HQ Plt in 68/69.  Harold passed away on 5 Dec, 2003.  Harold died of natural causes and was residing in Pinegrove, PA. He is buried in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.




Thomas A. Gannon - SSG Gannon served as a mortar crewman and as the mortar squad leader in the 3rd plt in A Troop in 68/69. Thomas passed away on 8 Oct, 2003.  Thomas was residing in the Henderson, Nevada area. He is buried in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.



Robert J. Lovell - Robert served as a scout in 3rd Plt A Troop in 1966.  Robert passed away on 22 Sep, 2003.  Robert is buried in the Plainfield Cemetery in Belmont, MI.





Bobby R. Williams
- Bobby served as an tank crewman in A Troop in 69/70.  Bobby passed away on 2 Aug, 2003.  Bobby was residing in the Shreveport, Louisiana area.  Bobby is buried at the Round Grove Memorial Gardens, Shreveport, LA

David G. Morrow - David served as an scout vehicle crewman in A Troop in 69/70.  David passed away on 1 Apr, 2003.  David was residing in the Roseville, Michigan area.

Alan Grimes - Alan served in the HQ PLT in 67/68.  Alan passed away on Mar 30, 2003. Alan is buried at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC.

 Robert A. Cellars
- Robert served in the 1st PLT in 67/68.  Robert passed away on Feb 11, 2003. Robert is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Philip Leon Hicks - SSG Hicks served as the scout section leader in the 1st Plt in 68/69. Phil was a respected and liked member of the 1st Plt. Phil passed away from a heart attack on July 25,2002.  He was residing in Golconda, IL and is buried in the Walterburg Cemetery in Golconda.



John McNeal - John served in the 2nd PLT in 64/66 as the tank commander of A26.  John passed away on Apr 30, 2002 at Plainfield, New Jersey.





Edward L. Apodaca- Edward served in the 2nd PLT in 1966 as an infantryman on A28.  Edward passed away on Apr 26, 2002.  He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo Colorado.





John Farley
- John served in the 3rd PLT in 68/69 as a scout vehicle crewman.  John passed away on Mar 22, 2002.  John is buried in the Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood, WV.




George C. Stewart - George served in the troop in 68/69 as a platoon sergeant.  George passed away on Feb 03, 2002.  George was residing in the Ekron, Kentucky area.





Charles E. Roberts - Charles served in the HQ PLT in 68/69.  Charles passed away on Mar 21, 2002.

Al Murray
- Al served in the troop in 1963/1964 and was a member of our association. Al passed away in 2002.

Herbert L. Morris Jr. - Herbert served as an tank crewman in A Troop in 69/70.  Herbert passed away on 26 Nov, 2001.  Herbert was residing in the Las Vegas, Nevada area.

Victor Jacques
- Victor served as an infantryman in A Troop in 69/70.  Victor passed away on 2 Nov, 2001.  Victor was residing in the Pueblo, Colorado area.

Jerry W. Lutz - Jerry served in the 3rd PLT in 68/69 as the A37 tank commander. Jerry passed away on Oct 13, 2001 in AZ.  He was a retired MSG from the Army and is buried in the West Lawn Cemetery at Ransom, KY.




William J. Webb
- William served in the 2nd PLT in 68/69 as a tank crewman.  William passed away on Sep 9, 2001.         

Hardy Knight - Hardy served in the HQ Plt in 1966.  He passed away on Jun 21, 2001.  Hardy is buried in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton Township, MI.






Robert Silber McGowan, Col Retired - Col McGowan was our beloved Squadron Commander from November 1968 to August 1969. Col McGowan passed away on Feb 4, 2001. Col McGowan was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 4 Silver Stars, 8 Bronze Stars, 36 Air Medals, & 3 Purple Hearts while on 4 combat tours during the Korean & Vietnam Wars.  At the time of his death Col McGowan was the director of the Grace House, a home for the AIDS positive, in Jackson, Mississippi.  Col Mac was an outstanding soldier who had a profound impact on all who served with him.  Col McGowan is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Plot: Sec: 3, Site: 2094-ARH. View our Tribute Shadowbox for Col McGowan.

Roger D. Crawford - Roger served in the 3rd PLT in 68/69 as an infantry team leader.  Roger passed away on Nov 16, 2000. He was residing in the Galveston, TX area.
 
                    



Robert J. White - Robert served in the 2nd PLT in 68/69 as an infantry team leader.  Robert passed away on Jul 3, 2000.

Mario C. Larschied - Mario served in the HQ PLT in 68/69 as a track mechanic. Mario passed away on Apr 4, 2000. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto, WI.

Kirk A. Taylor - Kirk served in the HQ PLT in 68/69 as a supply specialist. Kirk passed away on Jan 1, 2000.

Robert S. Correia - Robert served in both A Trp and D Trp.  Robert was a retired Sergeant First Class. Robert passed away on Feb 1, 1999.  Robert's home was Columbus, GA.

Harold F.
Reed - Harold served in the HQ PLT in 68/69 as a turret mechanic. Harold passed away on Jan 24, 1999.  Harold is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Calvin Barney - Calvin was the Troop First Sergeant in 68/69. Calvin earned a Bronze Star for Heroism while serving with A Troop. Calvin passed away on Oct 7, 1998 at Burlington, VT.  Calvin's home was Lake Placid, New York.  Calvin is buried in the North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, NY.



George A. Sarrica
- George was a mechanic in the Hq Plt in 68/69.  George received the Purple Heart while with the troop.  George passed away on June 25, 1998.  George is buried in the Sackett Cemetery, Danbury, OH.

Mack Perkins Jr. - Mack was a scout vehicle commander in A Troop in 68/69.  Mack passed away in April, 1998.  Mack was residing in the Bakersfield, California area. Mack is buried in the Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Ca.

Richard Hawk
- Richard served in the 2nd PLT in 67/68 as a tank crewman.  Richard passed away on Dec 28, 1997.  Richard is buried in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, MN.
 


         
Joseph J. Kissella - Joseph served in the 1st PLT in 67/68 as a tank crewman.  Joseph passed away on Sep 23, 1997.  Joseph is buried in the Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.




Gary W. Miller - Gary served in the 3rd PLT in 1969/1970.  Gary received the Purple Heart while with the troop.  Gary passed away on May 18, 1997.  Gary is buried in the Saint Michaels Cemetery, Pinconning, MI.

Ronald N. Belford - Ronald was the driver for the medic track in HQ PLt in 69/70. Ronald passed away on Apr 2, 1997.  Ronald is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery Genesee, Michigan.




Guss O. Andrews - Guss was a tank commander in the 3rd Plt in 1966. William passed away on Sep 2, 1996.  Guss is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.





Charles L. Belvin - Charles was a fire team leader on A18, 1st platoon, in 1966. Charles passed away on Jun 4, 1996.  Charles is buried in the Riverside National Cemetery at Riverside, CA.

                   


William E. Wiggan - William was the Troop First Sergeant in 1969. William passed away on Feb 14, 1996.

Alvin Hite - Alvin served in the 3rd Plt on A33 and in the tank section as a driver in 1969.  Alvin passed away from pneumonia at he New Orleans VA Hospital on Jan 28, 1996. Alvin was interred in Providence Memorial Park, Metairie, LA.

                   


Roger Pettit - Roger was a scout vehicle commander in A Troop in 68/69.  Roger passed away on Jan 2, 1996.  Roger was residing in the Dayton, Ohio area. Roger is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

David P. Ritz
- David served in the HQ PLT in 68/69 as a supply specialist. David passed away on Sep 14, 1995.

Frederick Richardson - Frederick was a scout vehicle crewman in A Troop in 69/70.  Frederick passed away on Aug 27, 1995.  Frederick is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.




Richard M. Dodson
- Richard served in the 2nd PLT in 68/60 as a tank crewman.  Richard passed away on July 22, 1995. Richard is buried in the Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA

Frank Kistler - Frank served in the 2nd PLT in 67/68 as the scout section leader.  Frank passed away on Nov 29, 1994. Frank is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, La Crescent, MN.

James A. Swaggerty - James served in the 3rd PLT in 67/68 as a tank crewman.  James passed away on Aug 15, 1993.

Duane V. Walraven - Wally served in the 1st & 2nd PLTs as the mortar section leader in 65/66.  He received the Purple Heart when wounded and then medevaced to the states in Oct 66.  Wally passed away on Aug 11, 1993 at Sierra Vista, Arizona.




Jacob L. "Jack" Recla - Jack served in the 1st plt as the platoon sergeant in 65/66.  He received the Purple Heart when wounded in 1966. SFC Recla entered the Army in 1946 and served for 22 & 1/2 years.  He passed away on May 5, 1993 at Drums, PA.




Leland Ward - Leland served as a scout vehicle crewman in 1969/1970.  Leland passed away on Sep 16, 1992.  Leland is buried at the Honeycutt Cemetery, Van Lear, KY.

George Joseph Padilla
- George served as the 1st platoon infantry squad leader.  George passed away on May 22, 1992. George was also a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. George is buried at  Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA.




                         Leslie W. Moore
- Leslie served as a tank crewman in 1968/1969.  Leslie passed away on Apr 3, 1992.

Thomas F. Bates - Thomas served in the 1st PLT in 67/68.  Thomas passed away on Apr 15, 1991.  Thomas is buried at the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery, Ft. Bayard, NM.





Richard Monroe - Richard served as a scout squad leader in 1st Plt in 1964/1966.  He passed away on Sep 28, 1990. View our Tribute Shadowbox for Richard.  Richard is buried in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.




James P. Hale
- James served in the  1st PLT in 67/68 on A19.  James passed away on Apr 27, 1989. James is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

Woodward Eddy - Woodward served in the HQ PLT in 1966.  Woodward lived in Henryville, PA and passed away in May 1987. Woodward was a veteran of the Korean & Vietnam Wars.  He is buried at Keokee Chapel Cemetery, Paradise Valley, PA.




Dallas Dake - Dallas served as a scout section leader in the 1st Plt in 1966.  He passed away on Aug 22, 1986.  Dallas is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.





Robert Lawrence LaChance - Robert served as a infantryman in the 1st Plt in 1966/67.  He passed away on Mar 31, 1983.  Robert was residing in the Los Angeles, CA area. View our tribute Memorial Shadowbox to Robert.




Edward Bagdonas - Ed served as the Trp Commander in late 1966 until Jan 1967. He passed away on Mar 29, 1985. He played football at West Point on the undefeated 1958 team. He represented the United States in the 1960 summer Olympics in Rome in the hammer throw. He retired after 21 years as a LTC. His last assignment was related to the development of the M1 Tank.  He is buried at the Wildwood Cemetery in Gardner, MA.


Rex M. Clevenger - Rex served in the 2nd PLT in 1966 as a scout vehicle crewman.  Rex passed away on Dec 19, 1981.  Rex was last residing in Elhurst, IL.  Rex is buried in the Swank Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana.




David C. Henry
- David served in the 2nd PLT in 67/68 as a scout vehicle crewman.  David passed away on July 1981. David is buried at Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, NC

Arthur Grillo - Arthur served on tank A15 in the 1st Plt in 1969/1970.  He passed away in Mar 1981.

Reynaldo G. Mesa - Reynaldo served in the 2nd PLT in 67/68 as an infantryman.  Reynaldo passed away on Nov, 1980.

Herbert L. Manley- John served in the troop in 1969/1970. Herbert passed away in Sep 1980.

John D. Leigh
- John served in the 1st PLT in 68/69 as a mortar crewman. John passed away in Aug 1980.

Thomas L. Anderson - SSG Thomas Anderson was an infantry squad leader with the troop from Nov 68 to Nov 69.  He died on active duty in Korea in Dec 1979.  Thomas is buried at the Secona Baptist Church Cemetery, Pickens, SC.

                         



Bertil Franzen
- Bertil served in the HQ Plt in 1966.  He passed away on Apr 16, 1978.  Bertil is buried at Valley Memorial Park, Novato, CA.





Michael H. White - Michael served in the 1st PLT in 1968 as the tank commander of A16. Michael passed away in Sep 1977. Michael is buried in the Eastlawn Gardens of Memory, Kernerville, NC




Danny H. Stiefel
- Danny served as an infantryman in the 3rd PLT from May 68 to May 69. Danny passed away in Aug 1977.  Danny is buried at Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery in Sylvania, AL.

Thurman R. Upchurch- Thurman served as an infantryman with the troop in 1969/1970.  Thurman passed away on July 14, 1976.  Thurman is buried in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, Rhode Island.  View his gravesite here.





Dennis E. Taylor - Dennis served in the 1st PLT in 1969.  Dennis passed away in July 1976 in Hayward, CA.





Chester W. Caldwell
- Chester served in the HQ PLT in 68/69 as a cook. Chester passed away June, 15 1975. Chester is buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Auburn, NY.

                   



Tommy O. Brewington
- Tommy served in the 3rd PLT in 1969 as the scout section leader.  Tommy passed away on Nov 3, 1974. Tommy is buried at Northside Cemetery, Fayetteville, NC.

Lawrence W. Messmer - Lawrence served with A Troop in 68/69.  He passed away on May 4, 1974.

Ernest P. Bartnik - Ernest served in A Troop as the driver on A6 from Jul 67 to Jul 68.  He extended and transfered to D Trp.  He passed away on Mar 27, 1970. He was residing in the Portland, Oregon area.  You can view his obituary at Riverview Cemetery, Portland, OR

James Hardwick - James served as a scout in the 1st Plt in 69/70.  James received the Army Commendation Medal while with the troop. James passed away in Feb. 1974. James is buried at Metamore Cemetery, Metamore, MI.




Richard W. Fewless
- Richard served in the troop in 68/69 as an infantryman. Richard was medevaced on 15 Apr, 1969. Richard died in an automobile accident in Dec 1969.  Richard is buried at the Resurrection Cemetery, Wyoming, MI.

Stephen Mayo
- Stephen served in the HQ PLT in 67/68 as a heavy weapons crewman.  Stephen passed away in Dec 1969.

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