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Walker Jones Charlie Trooper 1970-1971

February 28, 2011

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  This poem was sent to me by Walker Jones who was a Cobra Pilot in Vietnam. He did not write this poem and does not know the name of the author but wanted to share it with me and I wanted to share it with everyone. It made no difference in Vietnam whether you were […]

Julie Kink younger sister of David R. Kink KIA August 3, 1969

February 28, 2011

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Julies Story      A speech by Julie Kink at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial     November 11, 2000                  “I’ve only seen one aviator killed since I’ve been here,” my brother wrote in his last letter home, July 14, 1969. He had been in Vietnam for 3 weeks, and was trying to […]

Forrest Frields 1967 to 1968

February 27, 2011

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It was early January 1968, before Tet, before we moved north to relieve the Jarheads at Khe Shan. I had just blown out my gook wax candle, tucked in the mosquito netting around my rack and finished doing my LL (last light) mosquito check inside the net when suddenly the world around me exploded! Several […]

Dr. Hal Kushner 1/9 Cav Flight Surgeon POW

February 25, 2011

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“You will find that dying is very easy;      living, living is the difficult thing.”  An inspirational story about an American hero; the story of a very brave and dedicated U.S. Army Flight Surgeon, as told to his peers at the 1stCavalry reunion at Ft. Hood…..When things are not going well…. The words of Dr Hal […]

Phillip “Mike” Askew Charlie Trooper 1967 to 1968

February 25, 2011

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Just a note to my brothers, I remember when it was a sin to talk about anything that happened in Vietnam, for many years I wouldn’t even talk to my wife because she like many others didn’t understand our feelings about the war.  After leaving the Army in 1970 I had a difficult time finding […]

Frank Weed Charlie Troop 1965 to 1966

February 25, 2011

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  I know all of you were in country a lot later than I was. I stepped off of the 707 in Saigon and the smell hit me hard. Several of us were loaded onto a Caribou almost immediately. When we landed at An Khe. Being a tanker, I looked around for some tanks. The […]

PTSD Through the Eyes of a Child

February 9, 2011

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  Patricia Gaudette (on left) her sister Diane and her Father Phillip Gaudette Sr. Phillip served in Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam from 1970 tp 1971.  Phill suffered from PTSD and the effects of Agent Orange from the time he came back to the states until he […]