Who is Patrick Bieneman

Posted on June 26, 2010



Who am I? My name is Patrick Bieneman. I was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 11, 1947. I graduated from high-school in 1966 after having quit for a year and a half. I was drafted into the Army on January 4, 1967. I went to Vietnam in April of 1968 and went home in April of 69. I met and married my loving wife , Carol , while we were both serving at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Over a period of 21 years, I served 18 1/2 years in the Army and was medically retired due to injuries I received while in Vietnam. I went to work at the VA hospital in Lexington, Kentucky as an out-patient clerk working with veterans from WWI to Desert Storm. I retired from the Army in 1988 and from the VA in 1997.

I belong to the “Bullwhip Squadron Association” and the “First Cavalry Division Association.  I served in Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). The Bullwhip Squadron Association is made up of Headquarters, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta Troops of the 9th Cavalry Regiment.  It is my honor to belong to this organization.

It is my intention to use this site to let the world know what Charlie Troop is, who the men were that served in Charlie Troop and who the men were that sacrificed their lives for this great country.

Like many of the men and women who served in combat I suffer from Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I will talk about that later.