Recon Photo Album

Recon Photo Album, photos of the United States Army 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam Recon and C.R.I.P (Combined Reconnaissance Intelligence Platoon) Units, including family and friends, in some cases

All branches of the Armed Forces are represented in our photo albums including many never or rarely seen photos.

The “Recon Photo Album” has been graciously shared by members and families of those who served.  Our Recon Photo Album serves as a tribute and reminder of the struggle to maintain humanity while serving in a combat war zone.

Please NOTE:
Some Photos May Be Disturbing, these Photos are original
War Time Photos, untouched.

  • Skip Photos You Do Not Want to See 

The contributors own the photos and slides presented in this photo album.  The contributors have given their permission for inclusion and exclusive use for this website.  These photos may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission of the owner. 

The photos share daily life in an Army Reconnaissance Platoon, mission photos, aerial photos, photos of those that survived and transitioned back to civilian life.

You can use the controls located above the “Recon Photo Album” to view photos, as a Single Photo or Slide Show.

Mouse over the Photos to enlarge and see the captions describing the photos on an individual photo by photo basis. 

Viewing the photos as a slideshow.  Click on the Slide Show at the top of the photo where it says, “Start Slideshow”.  If the slideshow moves faster than you can read the captions you can click “Slower” or if you wish to only view the photos you can click “Faster.  We appreciate you taking the time to view the photos, graciously shared by the Recon Platoon Members during their assignment to the Army Recon Unit of the 25th Infantry Division Cu Chi.

Instructions for viewing Recon Photo Albums,  Start the Slideshow or
View Photos Separately, you have choices. 

Photo Album Viewing Instructions

Enjoy Our Recon Photo Album.

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18 Responses to Recon Photo Album

  1. Mike Ringo Ringenberg says:

    Gary this is great. Good job. I forgot a bunch of this stuff.
    Great to re live the life and love we had for each other.

    • Wolfhound68 says:

      Thank you, but none of this would be possible without all of the members of the CRIP and our Recon units. Your support and input has and will be treasured!

  2. Mike Ringo Ringenberg says:

    We thank all men and women who served. No matter what unit your were in. We also thank the men and women who are serving and their families. War is hell, then you try to get your life back. But your life will never be the same. How do you forget taking somebody’s life? Sorry about that..
    Welcome Home

  3. Richard Sharp says:

    I found the link but can’t seem to get to it. Can you tell me how one of these TV screens with a key boards grade. work? My best guess you either have to have PHD in computer science or be in the 3rd Grade.

    • Wolfhound68 says:

      No Problem, click on either the slideshow or photos, when that window opens, click start slide show, if that was your choice. It should work fine. You will be able to control the speed of the slide show as well. Click Faster or Slower.

      If you want to view photo by photo, click photos and click on each individual photo. The photos will get larger and you can read the commentary on each photo.

  4. Gayle Ringenberg says:

    Excellent! I will look at this over and over again and thank all the men who served then and now. No one can really understand what these brave men (who were young boys then) went through. They will never forget and we should never forget to thank them. Thank you all who served — God bless you all.

  5. John Wintrow Crip 68-69 says:

    GREAT SITE Gary

    • Wolfhound68 says:

      Hey John, we have to thank you, Ringo and the guys of the Recon unit for making this site possible. Helping Veterans heal is only part of our responsibility. Allowing them to share and help future Veterans Heal is the next step. “Heroes Never Die, New Ones Step Up!”

  6. Mike Ringo Ringenberg says:

    THE STORY OF LEMKE ON GUARD. WE HAD TO PAINT THE LATRINE AND GUARD TO MAKE SURE NO ONE MESSED IT UP.

    WE WERE A LITTLE UPSET BECAUSE WE TOOK INFANTRY TRAINING TO PAINT. BUT WE WERE VERY PROUD WE HAD A LATRINE TO GUARD. ACTUALLY IT WAS MAC V”S BUT WE GOT TO USE IT. ALSO HAD A SHOWER, BUT YOU HAD TO FILL THE WATER BUCKET.WE WERE PROUD OF THAT PLACE. BAO TRAI, VIETNAM 1968

  7. Eugene Medford says:

    Hey! I’m the guy that assigned you latrine duty!

    • Katy Koteski says:

      Eugene Medford! My father, Michael Koteski, also found some letters from you and your sister Debbie. Last night he asked me to try to find you.

      • Gene Medford says:

        I remember your father well. he tried to teach me to play a guitar.I have lived in eastern Arkansas ever since I got out of Army

        • Mike Ringo Ringenberg says:

          Eugene, there is a book, “Lightning Forward”. A History of The 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning) 1941-1978. Melvin C. walthall.
          Page 167 several special VCI operations were conducted on 19
          July in My Hanh village is in that book. You were on that operation.

          Ringo

  8. Mike Ringo Ringenberg says:

    Eugene how in the world are you? I actually just found your name in a letter I wrote home and was looking for you.

    Glad to finally find out who gave us that duty!!!!

    Remember, you were the guy that wouldn’t leave me on the trail. I always wanted to thank you for that. Thank you!!

    Great to hear from you

  9. John Wintrow says:

    @Wolfhound 68 Gary you are doing an awesome job on this site.
    There is so much to recall in the mind

  10. Wolfhound says:

    We have had lots of help from many of the Recon members. Who added their own touch and personalities to the site. Many people will never understand the meaning of putting your life on the line for a member of your recon unit. Each of us did exactly that every time we went on a mission.

    This website is turning into a life form of it’s own. I have to thank all of you that have taken time to contribute. Including the thousands of visitors. You are truly appreciated!

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