Ranger Ranger Hugo Hefflefinger – 5D/HQ
"A FOND FAREWELL" By: 1st. Lt Raymond Herlihy (5D/Hq)
The remaining members of the 5th Ranger Battalion were genuinely shocked by the recent death of retired
Colonel Hugo "Heff" Hefflefinger. Members of Co. "D" were most grievously affected; since Captain Hefflefinger was our young
Captain when the Rangers were formed in Sept. 1943 at Camp Forrest, Tenn.
The Captain was an incredible Task Master-extremely demanding and exacting. Yet, he was not devoid of understanding and
consideration. His belief was, "I'll drive you to perfection because I'll then be assured you will perform valiantly in combat.
Moreover, it guarantees and insures less casualties and deaths." He followed his WW11 experiences in Korea and Viet Nam.
All the survivors of Co. "D" bid him "A Fond Farewell" and present him a
FINAL AND LAST SALUTE!