Left to right, Lieutenant Colonel Runkle, Bn Commander, Sergeant Major "Top" Fowler and Captain Dan Terry, Company Commander for Charlie company of the 1/5 CAV on April 3, 1968 at Landing Zone (LZ) Stud preparing for Operation Pegasus support. "On April 4, 1968, Lieutenant Colonel Runkle was KIA when his CC UH-1D Huey was shot down. On May 4,1968 Sergeant Major "Top" Fowler was KIA. About a week after I took this slide Captain Terry was wounded by 5 AK-47 rounds and wounds from a North Vietnamese Army (NVA) mortar. Captain Terry survived his wounds." -Vietnam Veteran. Photo by Bennie E. Gene Koon.
Assuming command of Company A (assault helicopter), 25th Aviation Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. Battalion Commander is Lieutenant Colonel Richard Antross. Date is 2 Sep 1975 — with LTC Richard Antross.
Hal Moore. Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore, Jr. (born February 13, 1922) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general and author. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the U.S. military's second highest lieutenantsfor valor, and was the first of his West Point class (1945) to be promoted to brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general. Moore is best known as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, during the Vietnam War. The battle was made into the movie We Were Soldiers in 2002, which starred actor Mel Gibson as Moore; today, Moore is the "honorary colonel" of the regiment. In 2007, Moore's volunteer driver wrote a book on Moore's personal religious journey titled A General's Spiritual Journey. In 2013, author Mike Guardia published the first full-length biography of Moore's life and career titled Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always. Moore was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice by the National Infantry Association as well as the Distinguished Graduate Award by the West Point Association of Graduates. Photo by Rudy A. Jaramillo