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Donn Royce Pepke
Lieutenant General, United States Army
Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:

Lieutenant General Donn Royce Pepke
Born September 7, 1917
Died January 15, 1995

Second Lieutenant 1939
Brigadier General 1964
Major General 1969
Lieutenant General 1973

Chief of Staff, 1st Armored Division 1962-63
Deputy Commanding General, Training Center (Infantry), Ft. Gordon 1964-65
Deputy Director of Strategic Plans & Policy (Office of DCOS Operations) 1965-67
Director of Plans (Office of DCOS Operations) 1967-68
Commanding General, 4th Infantry Division 1968-69
Deputy Chief of Staff (Training), Continental Army Command 1969-71
Chief of Staff, Continental Army Command 1971-73
Deputy Commanding General, Army Forces Command 1973-75
Distinguished Service Medal - Silver Star - Legion of Merit - Bronze Star Medal

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."

DR Pepke Gravesite PHOTO

DR Pepke Gravesite PHOTO
Photos By Michael Robert Patterson, 1999

Posted: 24 December 2001 Updated: 2 January 2002 Updated: 30 August 2003 Updated: 26 May 2006
Distinguished Service Medal

Silver Star

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star

DR Pepke Gravesite PHOTO June 2003

DR Pepke Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003