Donn Royce Pepke
Lieutenant General, United States Army
of Michael T. Stein:
Lieutenant General Donn Royce Pepke
Second Lieutenant 1939
Chief of Staff, 1st Armored Division 1962-63
On November 30, 1968, Major General Donn R. Pepke, assumed command of the 4th Division in Vietnam. Renewed emphasis was placed on the importance of E/58th operations. Seasoned noncommissioned officers and Montagnard Rhade scouts were recruited. The value of loyal native expertise, previously demonstrated under Major General Peersí command, was being relearned. Members of E/58th continued to perform valuable LRP support for the 4th Division, until it was replaced by Company K (Ranger), 75th Infantry (Airborne), February 1, 1969.
Lieutenant General Charles A. Corcoran, IFFV Commander, added his praise when he wrote, "The operations were, without exception, conducted with a degree of professionalism which commanded success. You may take just pride in these
Fourth Division commander, Major General Donn R. Pepke, commented on the praise given his men, adding, "I am sure that all members of the Famous Fighting Fourth Infantry Division will share my pride in the recognition afforded to our past and present accomplishments. I have no doubt that the Divisionís traditional fighting spirit will be passed from our presently ssigned officers and men to those who will follow them."
Posted: 24 December 2001 Updated: 2 January 2002 Updated: 30 August 2003 Updated: 26 May 2006
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003