The Importance of Military Reunions

June 9, 2021

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The importance of Military Reunions I arrived in Vietnam April 12, 1968. I was assigned to Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. The 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment was the “Eyes and Ears” of the 1st Cavalry. We were Division Recon. The 1/9th Cavalry had five Troops; Headquarters and Headquarters, Alpha, […]

Marvin McMichael

May 20, 2021

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Marvin McMichael served in Alpha Troop 1/9 Cavalry but attends Charlie Troop reunions. This post is courtesy of James Kurtz. Marvin McMichael of Columbia stands by a memorial in his front yard honoring Jeffrey Allen,a soldier who died while serving with him in the Vietnam War.Marvin McMichael will never forget the events of Nov. 19, […]

April 2021 Newsletter

April 2, 2021

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six Newsletter April 2021 News Flash: The registration form that was sent out had an extra dinner for the 28th. This was my fault. I used the same registration form that we had for the 2020 reunion. There is not a dinner on the 28th. The reunion is […]

March 2021 Newsletter

March 7, 2021

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six Newsletter March 2021 The following Troopers gave their all during the month of March 1965- 1972: Edward Kaneshiro              March 6, 1967 Ronald Johns                      March 15, 1968 Walter Panamaroff             March 15, 1968 Robert Smeal                      March 15, 1968 Bard Davenport                  March 27, 1969 Allan Harper                       March 27, 1969 William […]

“The Day I Flew Naked!” by Edd Hogeboom”

November 22, 2020

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It was probably September ’69 or so. I was off flight status due to recovering from injuries involving a round through my OH-6A engine while hovering at about 150′ above ground, over triple canopy, having just located our LRRP Team that had been compromised earlier in the day. It was probably around 8:30 or a […]

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Copied from the 1st Cavalry Division’s Saber Magizine Mike Jim Kurtz kurtzjh@gmail.com

October 11, 2020

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But the grand champion organizers of Troop Reunions are C Trp’s Patrick Bieneman and his wife Carol. After hosting three reunions of the Charlie Troop Blues, they stepped up to Troop level and have done five already.Covid caused their sixth to be postponed from this September to next. Patrick Bieneman on the Value of Reunions: […]

Grover Wright, Promise Made, Promise Kept

July 31, 2020

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Vietnam, late February, 1970 The sun had set, and I was alone in my room, spread out on my cot. My roommate Cliff Lee, scout pilot/lift pilot had returned to the Real World. He had survived a year of combat. The door cracked open, and then David Zimmerman, a fellow cobra pilot stuck his head […]

Wedding Day Photographs

July 1, 2020

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The word was that Vietnam Vets could not keep a marriage together. Look at the dates on these photos. Yes, some are newer. One of the reasons for that is spouses pass away. If your photo is not here send me a comment and I’ll get it from you. If the love of your life […]

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The Gunner and The Grunt

June 21, 2020

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I recently had the opportunity to read a new book entitle “The Gunner and The Grunt”. This book was co-written by “Two Boston” boys, Michael Kelley and Peter Burbank. The book takes place over several years as it stats with each young man joined the Army. It takes them through their basic and advanced trainings. […]

The day Doc Hockenbury died and came back to life.

June 18, 2020

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Recently I was talking with Jay “Doc Hock” Hockenbury. Doc, of course, was a medic assigned to the 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry. Medics were sent to where they were needed. In October 1965, Doc Hock, was attached to Alpha Troop. He had already seen several battles and had worked his magic saving many lives on […]

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