April 2021 Newsletter

April 2, 2021


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]