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Memorial Day

May 28, 2010


I am writing this¬† in time for Memorial Day Weekend 2010 but it applies to every Memorial Day. Memorial Day started out being called “Decoration Day”. It was first observed by Southern women decorating the graves of Confederate Soldiers that died during the Civil War. In 1868 by General Order No. 11, General John Logan […]

The Almost Night Ambush

May 21, 2010


We had been sent on many ambushes before. We also went on some after this one. But this one was special. I can’t remember dates but we were given the mission of setting up a night ambush along a well used Viet Cong trail. The Lift Pilots did their job well. As we flew in, […]

The Night the Latrine Died

May 14, 2010


It was the night of New Years Eve 1968. But before I get into what and how, I’m going to start with a little history. I will not be using names here. I don’t have permission from either of the two major players. Actually I haven’t been able to find either one of them. I, […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Bruce Huffman: “They’re all dead”

May 11, 2010


  The following is a true story about the deaths of John Clayton Wallace, John Wayne States and Douglas Eugene Gossage. It is written by J. Bruce Huffman. Bruce was a pilot of a Light Observation Helicopter (LOH). His aircraft tail number was 67-16079. His crew consisted of SSG John States and SP/4 Douglas Gossage. […]

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

May 10, 2010


Drug use in Vietnam was not as rampant as everyone says. Yes, Marijuana was smoked by many. Darvon was used by some. No one that I knew of ever used drugs while on a mission. No one ever got so smashed they couldn’t perform their assigned duties. Now, this isn’t to say that there weren’t […]

PTSD and the Family Members

May 7, 2010


If after reading this Post, you want to add something about your own experiences¬†with PTSD whether you are the Veteran or if you are a spouse or family member please do in the comments section. I will post your experiences but leave your name out of it. I will even delete your comment if you […]

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

May 6, 2010


If after reading this Post, you want to add something related to your experience with PTSD Please write it in the comment section. I will add it to the Post but leave your name off. I can delete the comment. Spouses and family members are welcomed to do this. I will use no names. This […]