The officer to the right of Lt Col Moore is 1st Lt James L. (Larry) Litton, XO of D 1/7 Cav. In the Ia Drang he assumed command of D 1/7 when Capt Ray Lefebvre was wounded and evacuated. The officer in the right foreground with his back to the camera is Capt Richard Merchant who took command of D 1/7 after the battle. The NCO in the left foreground with his back to the camera is 1st Sgt Warren Adams, D 1/7.
Guyer – D Company Leadership