D Troop 1/10th Cavalry, 1966-1971

“The Original D Troop”

Shamrocks in Vietnam

1967
Ronald D. Hart, SP4
Ernest V. Hensel, CWO
Clifford N. Mize, SSG
Danny Bolin, PFC
Donald Kemble, 1LT

1968
R. Kermit Honaker, SP4
Charlie M. Leonard, SP4
Scott D. Reed, PFC
1969
Pablo B. Garcia, SFC
Rand R. Merker, WO
James H. Owens, Jr., CW2
Gregory Rugenstein, SGT
Harold D. Beach, CPL

1970
Raymond L. Hodges, SGT
Joe Luna, SP4
Thomas H. Messer, SSG
Nick E. Sanchez, SGT
Donald R. Smith, CPL

1971
Clifford E. Bench, SP4
D Troop honors those of our Brothers whose names are on  “The Wall” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
“We Remember”
Gabriel Garcia, son of SFC Pablo Garcia, proudly shows a photo of his dad.  Gabriel is active in Vietnam Veterans recognition efforts in San Antonio, TX.

SP4 Ronald D. Hart (Top), and CWO Ernest Hensel were shot down and KIA in February, 1967.

CPT Fred Miller and WO David Sooter (Lower. Rt.) were shot down the same day. CPT Miller, severely injured, was rescued. WO Sooter was captured by the NVA and imprisoned for the remainder of the war.  If you served in D Troop in Vietnam, you served with him.  Released in 1973, WO Sooter remained in the Army and was KIA while on an OAS mission in Ecuador in 1981.

Left::  Wreath Laying Ceremonies at the Vietnam Memorial in 2013.