25th Infantry Division CRIPs 1967
Roll Call, (Roster) the members of the first C.R.I.P. (Combined Reconnaissance Intelligence Platoon) or Recon as they were sometimes referred too.
The 25th Infantry Division CRIP’s 1967 unit was the first CRIP unit formed. The men listed below were the first members of the platoon.
Below are the surviving members that have been found, along with fellow platoon members that gave their lives in Vietnam.
Others sadly have rejoined their fellow platoon members that were lost in Vietnam, later in life.
Every “Wolfhound” in the 25th Infantry Division added something special to their units. The CRIP unit was no exception. Each man that stayed throughout their tour of duty with the CRIP unit has their own special memories, stories and friendships. Many have maintained those friendships throughout their lives.
Once a Wolfhound – Always a Wolfhound
Some of the photos and stories of these great men have been withheld to respect their privacy. Where possible, we will share what we know as members or the Army Recon CRIP units that replaced them as their tour ended. In some cases we have been graciously allowed to use their photos. Some of the information provided is based on memory. Everyone remembers events differently. Please respect the circumstances in which these memories were created. Please see our acknowledgement page.
|George Blong||New Jersey (Deceased, June 27,1996)|
|Leonard “Doc” Brooks||Texas|
|Ronald K. Brooks||Georgia|
|John (Jack) Broton||New York (Deceased, February 20,2007) Sherry Broton, Jack’s wife, wrote a beautiful letter everyone should read.|
|Gary Carney||Connecticut, Deceased, November 7, 2001 awarded the Silver Star.|
|Alberto (Rat 6) Cito||Tennessee|
|Young Boy Clark||Ohio|
|Guy Ed Culver||California|
|John (Doc) Dotson||Texas|
|Michael W. Enbody||California, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|Gregory Greer “Flash” Gordon||Missouri|
|James Herndon||Oklahoma (Deceased, September 7,1993)|
|Ronald Horton||State Unknown|
|Bruce G. Howerter||Illinois, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten” (Pat Hux, Robert’s sister works tirelessly to keep his memory alive.|
|Robert L. Hughes||Ohio, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|George Jones||North Carolina|
|William F. Joiner||Georgia, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|Robert Mahoe||Texas (Deceased, July 30,1995)|
|Frank (The Barber) Marabello||Rhode Island|
|Donnie Joe Marlar||Mississippi, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|Borrero (Kenny) Murphy||New York|
|Robert M. Nix||KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|James “Jim” Ostermann||State Unknown|
|Ralph E. Peters||Kentucky, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|Roy (Crow) Raye||Alabama|
|Luis “Sandy” Sanchez||New York
|Bruce Sexton||Kentucky, Deceased – November 2015|
|Thomas Scott||Deceased, December 1974|
|Gordon Shields||State Unknown|
|Ulysses Stewart||Mississippi, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|Lt. Straub||First Name, State Unknown|
|Gerald A. Tucker||Michigan, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
|Eugene “Gene” Underhill||Oregon|
|Bobby Joe Vance||Oklahoma|
|Charles E Youngblood||Louisiana, KIA February 12, 1968 Firefight part of the “Mighty Ten”|
To those that have preceded us, “Rest in Peace Brother Wolfhounds.”
Please see our acknowledgements page for copyright information and contributions to this website. We can not thank the 1967 CRIP members enough for allowing the use of some of their photos. Updates have been furnished by members themselves.
Our gratitude and sincere wishes to these brave men who sacrificed so much which lead to the social changes today. Today’s soldiers are treated with dignity, honor and respect for serving their country, no matter the motive or righteousness of the orders coming from Washington D.C.. A few decades ago their fathers and grandfathers were despised for serving in Vietnam. Slandered for serving when the alternative was, easily slip across the boarder to Canada, to avoid the draft. How long the silence of a generation of combat soldiers and support units helped heal a divided nation.
“My prayers and gratitude go to everyone that served and is serving to have a long rich life. Always maintain the memory of those lost that served with you, in the best of times and the worst of times. Amen.”