Photos

The 25th Infantry Division’s history has its roots in its predecessor, the Hawaiian Division. The images on this page represent a portion of that history, and will be added to as time allows. Many of these images are from the 25th Infantry Division Association Archive.

The Early Years

  • Troop G, 4th Cavalry on parade at Schofield Barracks, Feb. 21, 1914, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory. Photo donated by Augie Braun. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • G and H Troop Street in the 4th Cavalry encampment, Feb. 1914, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory. Photo donated by Augie Braun. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Troop G soldiers off-duty during the 1914 mid-Pacific Carnival, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory. Photo donated by Augie Braun. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • "Come and get it". Troop G 4th Cav. Feb 1914, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory. Photo donated by Augie Braun. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Planning Schofield Barracks
  • Field Inspection
  • Vincent Seminavage (left) and another soldier at Schofield Barracks in 1937. Photo donated by Vincent Seminavage. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Cacti Band at Schofield Barracks in 1936. Photo donated by Vincent Seminavage. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
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World War II

  • Resupply in the Pacific
  • Positions on Guadalcanal
  • This guidon, donated by Tom Haynes, once flew proudly over A Battery, 90th Field Artillery on Guadalcanal. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Col. Charles Davis (then Capt.), MOH, Guadalcanal
  • "Veteran Artillery men of the `C' Battery, 90th Field Artillery, lay down a murderous barrage on troublesome Japanese artillery positions in Balete Pass, Luzon, P.I.", 04/19/1945. Source: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • This early version of the "Tropic Lightning" patch of the 25th Infantry Division was prepared by Captain Richard Fitzpatrick, 35th Infantry Regiment, in May 1944. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives, donated by the Fitzpatrick family.
  • The 25th Infantry Division fought Japanese army forces on Route 5 on Luzon Island in the Philippines in 1945. The battle, which was almost continuous from February, finally climaxed in the battle for Balete Pass in May. The capture of that pass opened the Cagavan Valley to American forces, and effectively defeated remaining Japanese forces in the Philippines. Photo by Bill Barber. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Balete Pass Monument, 1945
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Korea

  • Irving Davis captured this home-made North Korean flag in the Punch Bowl area during the Korean War. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • This North Korean war poster was captured by Bob Braughton and carefully preserved for almost 50 years. The text declares that they will capture Pusan and the port city of Chinhae. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • PFC Arthur A. Kranz, August 1952, Mundung-Ni Valley, Korea. Tank Company, 14th Infantry Brigade. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • "SFC Carl W. Howard, Belfast, Maine and PFC Daniel Wellman, Escanaba, Michigan, members of the 25th Inf Division, use Korean methods for transporting supplies near the Korean fighting front." Source: Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
  • SFC Granville H. Hutchison, 25th Reconnaissance Company, 25th Infantry Division, 3 July 1953 briefing a patrol. Photo donated by Granville H. Hutchison Jr.
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Vietnam

  • This hand-made map of Cu Chi basecamp was donated to the 25th Infantry Division Association Archives by Vernon C. Smith. It is estimated the map represents the base configuration in 1967. In 1968, the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry occupied the portion of the camp shown on the map as being held by the 1st/27th Infantry. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Lt. Butch Sincock, Co. B, 4th Battalion (Mechanized), 23rd Infantry, at Fire Support Base Rawlings III, Tay Ninh Province, August 1968. Source: Butch Sincock.
  • Lt. Alistair M. Brown Jr. (carrying a grease gun in the foreground), of Long Island City, NY, 1st platoon, Co. A, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, on an operation between Saigon and Cu Chi, Summer 1968. Source: Photo by Larry Weist appeared in Thunder! Vol 1 No 1, scanned and forwarded by Kirk Ramsey.
  • Wesley E. Kidd II belatedly received this Christmas card from 25th Division Special Services while a member of the 125th Signal Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1968. Source: Wesley E. Kidd II.
  • Wesley E. Kidd II belatedly received this Christmas card from 25th Division Special Services while a member of the 125th Signal Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1968. Source: Wesley E. Kidd II.
  • Danny Driscoll served with B Co. (Diamondhead) 25th Aviation Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1969. He took these photos over by the Cambodian border. Coming back from Tay Ninh enroute to Cu Chi, the Cobra pulled up along side to get tactical information from the A/C. Source: Danny Driscoll.
  • Danny Driscoll served with B Co. (Diamondhead) 25th Aviation Battalion, Cu Chi, RVN, 1969. He took these photos over by the Cambodian border. Coming back from Tay Ninh enroute to Cu Chi, the Cobra pulled up along side to get tactical information from the A/C. Source: Danny Driscoll.
  • Jim Murphy took this photo at the Cu Chi airstrip in 1969 while serving as a member of the 125th Signal Battalion. Source: Jim Murphy.
  • This aerial shot of Cu Chi base camp was taken during the monsoon season. What appears to be a river in the upper part of the photo is actually flooded low land from a downpour earlier in the day. Source: Danny Driscoll.
  • Monsoon rolling in over an unknown fire support base. Source: Danny Driscoll.
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Cold War

  • B Battery Fire for Effect, taken at Pohakaloa Training Area, Hawaii in 1974. SSG Willie Hatter is the Section Chief next to the ammo hooch. To his right is SGT Snyder. Regular HE rounds are being fired and can be seen in the picture. Source: Mike Baron, B Battery 2/11 Field Artillery.
  • C Battery firing "Willy Pete" at Pohakaloa Training Area, Hawaii with Mauna Loa in the background. Source: Mike Baron, B Battery 2/11 Field Artillery.
  • For the first time at Schofield Barracks' McCarthy Flats on Oahu, the M198 155mm howitzers which replaced the old M114A1 155mm guns were fired. The guns belonging to the 1st Bn. 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Divarty, 25th Infantry Division, fired about 48 rounds in an accurate test at the field artillery range. Source: SFC Kenneth L. Creger, USA (Retired).
  • PFC Kenneth Creger, B Battery, 1/8th Field Artillery, fires the first round of the battery's new M198 155mm howitzers on 17 Jan 1984. Source: SFC Kenneth L. Creger, USA (Retired).
  • Troops marching at Schofield Barracks, 1996. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
  • Butch Sincock photographed this soldier during a weapons demonstration at Schofield Barracks in 1996. Source: 25th Infantry Division Association Archives.
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Reunions

  • This group of 25th Infantry Division vets gathered at the Vietnam Veterans reunion held Sept 18,1999 in Kokomo, Indiana. Source: Jim Farrell, A/3/22.
  • This group of 25th Infantry Division vets gathered at the Vietnam Veterans reunion held Sept 18,1999 in Kokomo, Indiana. Source: Jim Farrell, A/3/22.
  • MG Eric Olson with reunion participants at the 2002 banquet. Source: Butch Sincock.
  • Guest speaker Joe Galloway, author of "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young", at the 2002 reunion. Source: Butch Sincock.
  • Association past president Dave Garrod, memorial artist Lynn Liverton, Gen. Fred Weyand and Tom Jones, 2006.
  • Ken Hamill and Col. Robert B. Brown, Commander, 1/25th SBCT, 2006. Source: Ken Hamill.
  • Association president Andy Anderson addressing those assembled for the unveiling of the new memorial at Schofield Barracks, 2006. Source: Ken Hamill.
  • Memorial artist Lynn Liverton speaking at the memorial ceremony, 2006. Source: Ken Hamill.
  • Association members stand next to the statues representing their era of service, 2006. Source: Ken Hamill.
  • Statues representing WW II, Korea, Vietnam and the War on Terrorism are revealed, 2006. Source: Ken Hamill.
  • Front view of the memorial statues. Source: Ken Hamill.
  • Another view of the memorial statues.
  • This is our first look at our Division's memorial at Fort Benning, GA, unveiled in October 2013. It is a replica of the Tropic Lightning Memorial commissioned by our Association from artist Lynn Liverton and unveiled at Schofield Barracks, HI in 2006.
  • Dedication of the 25th Infantry Division Memorial during our reunion at Fort Benning, Georgia, October 2013.
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