"Taps" is a bugle call T- a signal, not a song. As such, there is no associated lyric. Many bugle calls had words associated with them as a mnemonic device but these are not lyrics.

Horace Lorenzo Trim wrote a set of words intended to accompany the music:

Day is done, gone the sun,
 From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
 All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
 And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
 From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
 'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky;
 As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
 Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
 Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
 And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
 To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

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Sergeant Robert "Bob" Morris

April 12, 1950 - March 26, 2016

More Names Coming Soon

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BRAVO CO FEB 1969 - NOV 1969

January 25th, 2018

Text from Herman Jonse & Mike Shokarz,

"It is with a heavy heart that I must share the sad news of the passing of a great man and brother Marine, Charles Bauer or simply "pappy" pappy died this week after battling Parkinson's & dementia services are pending.

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They came this way but once. Yet, they touched our lives in many ways while they were here. We shall remain eternally grateful for their friendship and for the influence each bestowed upon us.

Taps Part 2



Nov 2013

Stephen John McInerny

Alpha 1968 - 1969

McInerny, Stephen John age 64. Died peacefully in his home in Minneapolis on October 8, surrounded by family. Husband to Margaret, his bride of 40 years. Father to Meghan, Austin, Nora, and Patrick. Grumpy to Trixie, Theo, William, Ralphie and Temple. Stephen proudly served his country as L. Cpl. in the United States Marine Corps. The youngest child of Austin and Vivian McInerny, he was preceded in death by his loving parents and brothers Ralph and Austin. He is survived by Mary Margaret, Theresa, Raymond, Roger, Maurice and Dennis. A fifth generation Minneapolitan, Steve was a voracious reader, novelist, golfer, fountain of knowledge, and writer of your favorite infomercials. He filled our world with wit and wisdom and a deep and abiding faith. We treasure the time we had together on this earth and know, in his words, "we never really leave one another." Funeral Service Monday, 10/13/14 at 10 am with visitation one hour prior at St. Helena's Catholic Church, 3201 E. 43rd St., Mpls. Interment on 10/14/14 at 10:45 am at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 10/12/14, from 4-7 pm at Washburn-McReavy, Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway, Mpls. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to DeLaSalle High School.

Published on October 12, 2014

Gunnery Sergeant Jimmie E. Howard

Medal of Honor Recipients


John C Clary III

Captain John Curtis Clary III, 70, died peacefully in his Snohomish, WA home on April 2, 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer.

John was a longtime resident of the PNW, but a true Texan at heart.

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Chapel,

701-First Street, Snohomish, WA

Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2018

William R. "Bill" Smith

Alpha & Bravo Companies 66-68

Terrence Leo Moore

LtCol Retired

Col. Donald N. McKeon Sr

Former Battalion Commander (1966-67)

Major Phillip E Prinice

CO Bravo, Charlie, 1st Force, H&S Companies (1970-1973)

Doc Terry L Coffin
March 21, 1945 - December 5, 2017
Monticello, Indiana

Alpha Company - Corpman

Terry L. Coffin, age 72, of Monticello, formerly of Cedar Lake, passed away December 5, 2017. He is survived by his children, Bill Coffin, Lily Sandoval, Judith (Rob) Jordan, Jacqueline (Shawn Smith) Coffin, and Angelique (Jeff) Cowan; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyn and his mother, Betty Lou Coffin.

Friends may greet the family on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave. (corner of US 41 and 129th Ave,) Cedar Lake. A memorial service will take place on Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Burdan Funeral Home Chapel.

Terry was a proud veteran of the Viet Nam conflict having received the Purple Heart medal, He was the owner of Bay Side Resort in Monticello and the former owner of Coffin's Shady Beach Resort in Cedar Lake. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Doc. Terry L Coffin - Obituary click here

Kenneth Androes

Monday, August 30th, 1948 – Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Ken was a member of 2nd Plt.

Delta Company Teams: Mayfly & Vesper Bells

Obituary for Kenneth Arnold "Ken" Androes
Kenneth Arnold Androes
08/30/48 – 06/03/19

Born to Arnold and Josephine Androes on August 30, 1948 in Dallas, OR, Ken graduated from Dallas High School in 1967. He joined the Marines in 1968, served in Vietnam, and was honorably discharged in 1972 during which he received several commendations and medals. After his discharge from active duty he joined the 6th Service Support Battalion in Salem, OR. In 1974 he transferred to the Oregon National Guard 1249th Engineering Battalion. In 1982 he graduated from Primary NCO School at Camp Rilea. He was discharged from the IRR in 1994 and joined the Oregon State Defense Force that same year. He rose through the ranks to the level of Major before he retired from a distinguished military career.

Ken earned an associate’s degree in Management and in Accounting from Chemeketa Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Marylhurst College. He worked for the Employment Department as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative for over 15 years helping Veterans with their benefits and to seek employment.

Ken passed away the morning of June 3, 2019. He is survived by his wife Laurie, sons Richard Androes, Jim Schultz, Nathan Androes, Greg Vasquez, Jarrod Vasquez, and daughter JacQuelin Arndt. He was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held Friday, June 7, 2019, from 4 PM to 8 PM at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center in Dallas, OR. The funeral will start at 11 AM at the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center with a gathering immediately following. Click Here for Ken's Obituary webpage.

Message from Ken's son Richard May 28th, 2019 at 8:10pm,

Message to: 

Dave 'Doc' Snider,

Dad has been fighting dementia for quite a while now. I showed him all of the pictures you posted on reconbnassociation a few years ago and talked very highly of you and thought the world of you. I know he'd want you to know, he is at the end stage. I am getting his uniform ready. My brother mentioned your name and I knew I had to notify you. Thanks you for looking after him in Vietnam!


Richard Androes


June 3rd, 2019 at 2:50 pm

Richard Androes, wrote:

at 0730 this morning my dad, Ken Androes, peacefully passed in his sleep with family around him. Please know that the emails and phone calls that I have received, I shared with my family and Dad. You have helped my family and I more than you could possibly know learn about a part of Dad's life that he didn't ever talk about and for that I am TRULY GRATEFUL! Thank You all for playing a part in his life.


With Love and Respect,

Richard Androes and Family


Rodney D Shova

Echo Company

Thank you so much for reaching out, I did get your email but I keep forgetting to respond to be honest. My father passed away back in 2010, so it isn't recent. I have done research previously on my father and his military career and have been lucky enough to find some of the gentlemen he served with, Ed Warren being one of them. I happened to find your website and notice that the phone number listed was from over 15 years ago before my mother and father moved to Virginia. I do have a lot of photos that I'd like to share with you that others may not have and many of them I don't know who they are. I will get them together and send them to you to share and maybe someone will recognize themselves or another they served with.

My fathers service, particularly in Vietnam was a huge part of his life that he didn't talk about much and I've learned so much just chatting with Ed. Very excited to hear you all are having a reunion coming up, it's good to see that you all continue to support one another. I'll get those photos over to you soon, if you have any information on them that would be great if you could share back!

Have a great day and thank you again for reaching out!


Hugh Conor McDowell, Marine first lieutenant, dies in training accident

Bravo company 1970 -1971

Bernie Kuntz


When Nora McInerny’s dad died, she lost his stories. Like those from his time as a Recon Marine in Vietnam. So Nora decides to look up some of the men he served with, and discovers one day in 1968 that forever shaped a group of boys into the mercurial, complicated men they would become.

Hello, my 2nd cousin Jeffrey Jerauld Hein served in Delta Company in Da Nang, Vietnam. He was a Radioman. He passed away in 1970 and I'd like to find a patch od Delta Company or a photo of one as I'd like to make a plaque in commemoration of him and all my relatives who served. I've had trouble finding any information about Delta Company or it's patch online. Thanks Brody Hein brodycharleshein@gmail.com

Email: May 28th, 2020

Jeffrey Jerauld Hein was born on September 6, 1949. He died on February 20, 1970 at 20 years old. We know that Jeffrey Jerauld Hein had been residing in Austin, Mower County, Minnesota 55912.

Pat Karavan

Pat Karavan

Passed Away 2019

1st Recon Battalion

Jerry Keker

Stephen Walter Bruch

"Steve" obituary

Alpha & Bravo Companies 67-68

Bruch, Stephen W. Age 65, passed away after a courageous 2 year battle with brain cancer on Father's Day, June 17, 2012, in the loving arms of his family. Steve is survived by wife, Linda; daughter, Nicole Kes (Kenneth) Dominic, and Landon; son, Dustyn (Shannon) Christian, Bryan, Cory; brother, Jeffrey (Louise); sister, Michelle Rae. Preceded in death by parents, Wallace and Sylvia; and brother, Gregory. Memorial service 12 PM, Friday, June 29, 2012, Lakewood Memorial Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. Visit 30 min prior at chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, MA, 02472 or at braintumor.org/

Published on June 24, 2012


Delta Company

Memories last only if you share them!

Kyle Randall Bell

Alpha Company

September 14, 1947 - May 22, 2021

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JUN 25. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)

Jacksonville National Cemetery

4083 Lannie Rd.

Jacksonville, FL 32218

David Oestman

Alpha Company 

AUGUST 66 - SEPT. 67


Passed away Wednesday June 10th, 2021 @ 5pm

He had been admitted to a care facility with dementia creating many problems. He had fallen a week or so ago and broke his hip which aggravated his condition. Dave served in 66-67 with A-2 1st Recon Bn. I sure will miss him as he has touched my life as I know several of you too, who ran many patrols with him. He had received a bronze star for carrying Wounded Harold Griffin out through the trees under fire on a harness to the chopper.


James "Jim" Fossos

Passed Away 1/19/22

Gilbert "Gil" Perez

Passed Away 1/23/22

Gil & Lucille Perez

August 2014

Charleston, South Carolina

A proud and dedicated Marine, Jim served with Bravo Company in Vietnam.
He was a founding member of 1st Recon Battalion Association and served as Association Treasurer. Jim gave generously of his time and talent. He touched many
of us and he will be greatly missed by his family and Recon teammates.

Howard "Doug" Wolfe

Bravo Company 68-69