RALPH E PETERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

RALPH EDWARD PETERS

WALL NAME

RALPH E PETERS

PANEL / LINE

39E/10

DATE OF BIRTH

12/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

HUA NGHIA

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/12/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BOONEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Owsley County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RALPH EDWARD PETERS
POSTED ON 2.7.2021
POSTED BY: Len Brooks

Our Wolfhound Brother

Ralph, not a day has gone by without the thought of you and the other 9 men of the platoon who gallantly fought at our sides. You will be loved and missed in each of our minds and hearts forever and you will never be forgotten. Thank you, brave warrior and continue to rest in peace.
Your Brothers of C.R.I.P. ‘67/’68
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POSTED ON 2.18.2020
POSTED BY: Len Brooks

Our Wolfhound Brother

Ralph, the ultimate sacrifice that was given by you and the other 9 men on that dreadful day 52 years ago will never be forgotten by the men who survived that ambush and the other men of the platoon. You are truly missed and will always be forever loved by use all. Not a day passes that we don’t remember the courage and heroic actions that was performed by you and the other men of our Mighty 10. You will always live in our hearts and minds. Continue to rest in peace our Wolfhound Warrior.
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POSTED ON 12.19.2019

Final Mission of SP4 Ralph E. Peters

The Combined Reconnaissance Intelligence Platoon (CRIP) was a joint-Allied force of Vietnamese and Americans from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Recon Platoon. The 2/27th’s CRIP team was based at the MACV compound at Bao Trai. They usually received their missions the night before they occurred, but on February 11, 1968, the mission came late in the morning, and the CRIP members had to abandon a planned BBQ as they geared up to go out. Their mission came on hard intelligence that a nearby hamlet had 4-5 personnel they needed to “check out.” The 22-strong team were carried in jeeps and dropped off about 1000 meters from their objective. The platoon left the road and crossed a dry rice paddy as they closed in on the hamlet. Unbeknownst to the CRIP team, a mixed Viet Cong-North Vietnamese Army force lay in an L-shaped ambush. About halfway across the paddy they unleashed their fury on the Americans and one ARVN companion. They were immediately pinned down in the open as the enemy poured fire on the exposed CRIP team. The Platoon leader, 1LT Michael W. Enbody, and his three squad leaders, SGT Bruce G. Howerter, SGT Donnie J. Marlar, and SGT Charles E. Youngblood, were killed, rendering the unit leaderless. All the radios were shot up with only one able to receive but not transmit anything. Under withering fire, the CRIP members spent the next five hours trying to get out of the rice paddy, moving back inch by inch to the road. They fought back with available weapons, inflicting some damage on the enemy, yet suffering another seven killed. They included SP4 Robert L. Hughes, SP4 William F. Joiner, SP4 Robert M. Nix, SP4 Ralph E. Peters, SP4 Ulysses Stewart, and SP4 Gerald A. Tucker. Supporting units were on station, but the gunships were unable to engage the enemy and artillery couldn’t provide support. It wasn’t until an ARVN mechanized unit of armored personnel carriers (APC’s) with an American advisor arrived which ended the engagement. The wounded were loaded into the APC’s and carried back to Bao Trai from where they were medivacked to various military hospitals. The dead remained in the field overnight and were collected at first light after American and ARVN rifle companies secured the battlefield. The enemy had stripped the dead of their weapons, uniforms, boots and other gear. The ambushing force, estimated at 200-strong, reportedly suffered 55 killed (estimated). [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Leonard Brooks (December 2019)]
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POSTED ON 2.4.2019
POSTED BY: Your Brothers of CRIP

Our Wolfhound Brother

Not a day has passed since 11/12 Feb. 1968 that you have been forgotten or missed by the men of C.R.I.P. The heroic actions that was given by you and the other 9 men of “The Mighty 10 “ will forever be appreciated and treasured by all of us and our entire nation. You will always be loved and remembered by so many and you will live in our hearts and minds forever. Thank you and continue to rest in peace mighty warrior. Wolfhounds Forever.
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POSTED ON 2.5.2018
POSTED BY: Your Brothers of the Recon Platoon

Our Wolfhound Brother

Ralph, it has been fifty years since that dreadful day when you and the other nine men courageously fought at our sides and were called to the service of our Lord. It was truly an honor and privilege for all of us to serve with you and you will forever live in our hearts, always be loved, and never forgotten. Rest in peace our heroic warrior.
The men of C.R.I.P.
2nd. Bn. 27th. Inf. (Wolfhounds)
25th. Inf. Div.

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