A TRIBUTE TO RECON SGT
byLt Don Keith
“A true hero, too young to be
I was the Forward Observer and Steve was my Recon Sergeant. He was the best!
It happened in a village called Hoa Tan. We just ran into a bunker complex of 5 machine guns. I stepped over a berm first and Steve had the radio right behind me. They just opened up and hit Steve and Company Commander Capt. Nealon also. I got you out, but it was too late buddy.
awarded me the Silver Star...but it was due to you, however.
You were the true hero. Met
your Dad and Mom in later years. You’re
on the Wall of Honor with SFC Poole right next to you, a
They say if you say your
name, you will never be forgotten. I
honor your courage Steve Peck.”