6 May 2010 — Monticello, IN
SP4 Lewis W Warner was a member of the 3rd Pltn Bravo Co 2/27 Wolfhounds 25th Inf Div and started his Vietnam tour Sept 13, 1968. SP4 Warner was killed in an unfortunate accident working out of FSB Reed on an LP or AP near Cu Chi in Hau Nghia Province on Feb 15, 1969. On LP's (listening post) a small group, usually 3 to 5 men, would go outside the perimeter wire a short distance, usually 50 to 100 meters, to setup a listening post for the night. As always this was done evrey night by different groups according to what platoon stayed inside at night pulling security guard for the perimeter. Usually four LP's were sent out on four different sides of the perimeter for early detection of enemy movement. They would sometimes setup claymore mines out in front of their position and run the wire back to the hand detenator after placing the blasting cap in the claymore. On AP's (ambush patrols) platoon size elements (18 to 24 men) would go out 2 to 4 clicks and setup an ambush with three or four front kill zone positions and two rear security positions. They would put claymores out in front of their defensive positions and run the wire back to their positions. SP4 Warner was on either an AP or LP when he was killed. It was an accident involving putting out their claymores, and the concussion from the claymore caused his death. They were unsucessful in their intensive efforts to revive him after the explosion. The military listed it as non-hostile, died of other causes, an accident. May you rest in peace, fellow Wolfhound, and you will never be forgotten.