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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LTC John Stockton relieved due to poor decision making

June 17, 2020

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On 2Nov 65, the 1st Cav Division Assistant Commander, BG Knowles, LTC John Stockton and Major Bob Zion met to discuss the 1/9th’s ability to perform a night ambush at the edge of the Ia Drang Valley. LTC Stockton and Major Zion agreed they could do it but they would need an Infantry Company place […]

June 2020 News Letter

June 1, 2020

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six News Letter June 2020 The following is a list of Brothers who were Killed In Action during the Month of June 1966-1972: Frank Gonderman June 27, 1966 Billy Nave June 27, 1966 Louis Walton June 27, 1966 Richard Perrin June 27, 1966 Gerald Boyd June 21, 1967 […]

May 2020 News Letter

May 1, 2020

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six News Letter May 2020 The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of May 1966 -1971: James Rickerson           KIA May 31, 1967 Thomas Koch                KIA May 28, 1966 Danny […]

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The Decision made November 3, 1965

April 30, 2020

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On 2Nov 65 the 1st Cav Assistant Division Commander, BG Knowles, LTC John Stockton and Major Bob Zion met to discuss the 1/9th’s ability to perform a night ambush at the edge of the Ia Drang Valley. LTC Stockton and Major Zion agreed they could do it but they would need an Infantry Company placed […]

April 2020 News Letter

April 1, 2020

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six News Letter April 2020 The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of April 1966 -1972 Richard Noyola KIA Apr 11, 1966 Earl Grove KIA Apr 10, 1967 Alton Roberts KIA Apr 13, 1971 *John Jelich (Trp 68-69) KIA Apr […]

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March 2020 News Letter

March 1, 2020

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six News Letter March 2020 The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of March 1966 -1971 Edward Kaneshiro March 6, 1967 Blues Ronald Johns                   March 15,1968 Walter Panamaroff          […]

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