May 25, 1969
Although Lt Ide was never our platoon leader he is honored here because he died while joining our platoon on a recon patrol. He died at the same time as Ed Clennon. Lt. Ide didn’t have to be there that day but he wanted to scout out the area so he would have the lay of the land when he brought his platoon there the next day. Lt. was a good man that was respected by all the men who served under his leadership. Rest easy Brother.