A Brave Man Survives a Double IED Killed by Teenage Texter

July 24, 2016


This is a tragic story related to me by Penne Funk. It is a story that every parent ought to tell their children. My son who is Cav has a friend that went over a double stack IED and he was the only one who survived. Mike Wilson. He did two years of surgeries, burn […]

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Keith Ball Moves on to Fiddlers Green

July 24, 2016


Keith E. Ball passed away on July 21, 2016. As a Major, Keith was the  Charlie Troop Commander from December 4, 1970 to May 10, 1971.  Keith passed away as a result of Open Heart Surgery. He left behind his wife and the love of his life, Betty, and his daughter Penne , Pamela and two […]

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Cecil Shrader moves on to Fiddler Green

July 21, 2016


          Cecil Lynn Shrader  as a Major was the Charlie Troop Commander in 1967 and in 1969 until he was wounded by a 12.5mm machine gun and sent back to the states. December 06, 1935 – May 03, 2016 It is our sad duty to report the death of another Charlie […]

2016 Charlie Troop 1/9 Cavalry Thirsty-Six Reunion

July 15, 2016


Our reunion for this year is moving along at a good pace. So far we have over 40 Troopers and their families signed up. We are waiting to receive the checks from at least 7 others. Our reunion is in Branson, Missouri September 29th, 30th and October 1st. We are staying at the Stone Castle […]

Combined Charlie Troop and Charlie Troop GSF’s News Letters

November 3, 2015


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six News Letter September 1, 2016 Twenty-nine days until the beginning of our 1st Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six Reunion. This is actually the sixth reunion that Carol and I have organized for Charlie Troop. Last year’s reunion will be hard to outdo. We will […]

Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away

August 2, 2015


Those of us old enough, know that General of the Army (5 Stars), General Douglas MacArthur spoke these words in front of Congress when he was forced to Retire. Whether we wanted to retire or were forced into retirement, the majority of us have several things in common. Sooner or later we will all miss […]

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Newspaper Articles Printed and Not Printed for 50th Anniversary Reunion

July 14, 2015


I had submitted an article I had written about the 1/9th Cavalry to all of the Newspapers in Columbus, Georgia prior to the 50th Anniversary Reunion. I am sorry to say it not published in any of the newspapers. However, we were lucky enough to have a writer, Ben Wright, from the Ledger-enquirer to call […]