Vietnam 2nd battalion
Ronald G. Crowder
H & H, C Companies 1971 – 1972
The picture is of (from left to right) LTC Jarold (Jerry) L. Hutchison, CDR 2/327 IN; CPT Ron Crowder, Artillery LNO; MAJ Al Griffith, S-3; CPT Cunningham, Charlie CO CDR. This was taken in 1972 at Cam Rahn Bay (background). The Division had stood down and we had been assigned to 3d BDE, 1st CAV DIV, hence the horse blankets on our right pockets.
We stood down in April of 1972. The 2d BN 327th Infantry served in country from 1965 to 1972 and is credited with being the longest serving battalion in the Viet Nam war.
My current bio follows,
Honorable Ronald G. Crowder
Judge Crowder was appointed to the 4th Judicial District Court bench by in July of 2006. Previously in the private practice of law in Colorado Springs, he has also served as a Deputy District Attorney and a municipal court judge. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Judge Crowder has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.
A citizen soldier, Judge Crowder has extensive experience in the military as well as the law. His military experience, non-legal, spanned thirty-eight years and includes being activated on four separate occasions, with foreign assignments in Germany (twice), Vietnam, Lithuania, Slovenia and Korea. At the time of his appointment to the bench, he was serving as a Major General in the Colorado Army National Guard and assigned as the Deputy Commanding General (National Guard) of US Army, Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Judge Crowder started the first Veterans Treatment Court in the Colorado. He is also credited with starting the first Veterans Treatment Court in the nation dedicated to cases involving felonies.
Community leader positions Judge Crowder has held include President of United Services Organization (USO) Chapter, President of the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Chapter, Treasurer of the Arthritis Association Chapter, Secretary to the El Paso County Bar Association and member of the Colorado State Bar Association Board of Governors.