|1LT Daniel White (June, 1968 to September, 1968)||CPT (September, 1969 - )|
|1LT James Edge (September, 1968 to )||1LT Floyd J. Carter, III|
|1LT Talmadge Cain (January, 1969 to August, 1969)|
|SSG Ed Gove||SP5 Steven Craig Owen: Panel 23W - Row 029|
|SSG Willy Reiechelt||SGT Benjamin Shaw|
|SGT Charles "Stormy" Connell: Panel 12W - Row 024||SGT Sid "Cotton" Sherwood|
|SGT Virgil Vern Hamilton: Panel 23W - Row 021||SP5 Steven Craig Owen: Panel 23W - Row 029|
|SGT Bobby L. (John?) Hunt||CPL Jerome Liston Collins: Panel 23W - Row 020|
|SGT George W. Mansfield||CPL Gregorio Pangelinan: Panel 30W - Row 094|
|PFC John Albertson||SP4 Rigo Ordaz|
|SP4 Daniel Bryant||Bill "Okie 34" Parkerson|
|PVT Bobby Carver||SP4 Norman Raty|
|Terry Don Collins||SP4 Jim Sackett|
|Jerry Couch||Jim Slattery|
|Ignacio Evangelista||John D. "Buck" Smith|
|Terry "Goat" Gauthier||Bill Spears|
|Walter "Happy" Gilbreath||Edward J. Swope|
|Giordono (sp?)||SP4 Kenneth B. Thomas: Panel 11W - Row 093|
|Dave Hess||Russ Wiebold|
|Alex Miller||Pat Willson|
|Steve Minner||Gary "Reverend" Wolff|
|Monahan (sp?)||SP4 Roy Valadez|
The list above is "informal" and should not be considered "definitive" of Scout (Recon) Platoon Personnel. If you recall members not listed here, please Contact the Website Committee. The Association of the 1/50th generally tends to err on the side of "inclusion" RATHER than "ommision" with all of our personnel lists. Thanks to all who contributed information for our SCOUTS page.
Sergeant, E5, RA265865123, MOS 11D40
Webmaster's Note: Every single one of our battalion's KIA are special, and we honor the memory of each . Stormy symbolizes all of our fallen mates - the boy next door, the friend, the confident, the leader, the warrior. Each of the Scouts from Stormy's time who have contacted me mentioned Stormy, and several sent in photographs of him. They took his loss hard, as we each did our own. Rest in peace, Stormy.
By Talmadge Cain
When I took over Scouts from Jim Edge, he took over S5. Scouts was also called
Recon and we were stationed at LZ Action, west of An Khe. We were set up to have 56
personnel, 13 tracks, and patrolled from Mang Yang Pass East to LZ Schueller. We were big
enough that we manned 2-3 strong points, and had two groups patrolling (Search and
Destroy) going every day. We also responded quickly to any contact within 25 Klicks. At
night we reinforced 4-5 bridges, provided security to LZ Action, and sent out at least one
ambush patrol. We did not have much contact with SRAP-they worked out of An Khe and sent
ambushes out at night. Once we moved back to LZ Uplift, we did a lot of CA's and day and
We were part of HHC when I was there. The Scout commander was never a new lieutenant
but transferred from a line platoon. Most officers in the battalion stayed 6 months in the
field then in the rear 6 months. By the time I had 8 months in, my replacement took over
but was wounded trying to disarm a booby trap. Good old LTC Woodall sent me back to the
Scouts where I stayed until DEROS. I had a great bunch of guys.
By Rigo Ordaz
The 1/50 (M) Infantry Scout/Recon Platoon was activated in the latter part of May 1968.
It participated in the Battle of Trinh Van, May 25-26 but was still operating as Delta Co.
on May 5, 1968. The Scout/Recon Platoon was constituted from personnel and assets from
Delta Co. (Provisional) when it no longer was a line company. The Scout/Recon Platoon had
56 personnel and 13 Armored Personnel Carriers and was part of HHC Company. The Recon
Platoon kept the same numbers on the APCs as those of Delta Company for a while but
eventually they were painted over.
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