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Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Lessons of a Vietnam Helicopter Crewman

November 29, 2011

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  (Some Borrowed, Some written true and some don’t know where from – but they sounded cool! edd hogeboom) 1. Once you are in the fight, it is way too late to wonder if this is a good idea. 2. Helicopters are cool! 3. It is a fact that helicopter tail rotors are instinctively drawn […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Bunker City by Edd Hogeboom

November 25, 2011

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  Jack had asked Edd if he knew for sure who was 22. 22 is a call  sign  assigned to a pilot in the Red or Attack Cobra Platoon. Edd Call sign was 16 because he was the Scout Platoon Commander. Jack’s call sign would have been from 31 to 36 since he was a […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry To Honor Those of “The Crossed Sabers” by Edd Hogeboom

November 24, 2011

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To Honor Those of “The Crossed Sabers” Poetry Word Count: 671 edd hogeboom edd@BlessedBooks.com   To Honor Those of “The Crossed Sabers”   It was a time when his Country called The Army trained him in the finest and latest combat skills of the time Yet his enemy would live in the ground and fight […]

Saigon Warriors

November 23, 2011

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  The following is a story written by Edd Hogeboom. Edd is a Charlie Trooper. Reggie-Combat Typist There I sit at the bar in just one of, probably, over a thousand clubs just like it around Saigon. It had been a rough week for me and my guys in the Typing Pool. On Monday, the […]

Combat Medic’s Prayer

November 22, 2011

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The Combat Medic Prayer Author: Unknown Oh, Lord I ask for your divine strength to meet the demands of my profession. Help me to be the finest medic, both technically and tactically. If I am called to the battlefield, give me the courage to conserve our fighting forces by providing medical care to all who […]

Combat Medical Badge

November 22, 2011

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The Combat Medical Badge is awarded with the same requirements as that for the Combat Infantryman Badge.  Medics are a special breed of people. More often than not they preform their duites of providing medical care to their troopers while being shot at and many times while being wounded themselves. A combat Medic is a […]

Combat Infantrymans’ Badge

November 21, 2011

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The Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB)  is probably the most prized award for an infantryman. It says that he served in the Infantry and was in at least one fire fight with the enemy. The following is extracted from  Army Regulation (AR) 600-8-22. This regulation is extremely long. You can read the entire section on the […]

The Purple Heart Medal

November 19, 2011

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    Army Regulation 600–8–22 2–8. Purple Heart a. The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington at Newburgh, New York, on 7 August 1782, during the Revolutionary War. It was reestablished by the President of the United States per War Department General Orders 3, 1932 and is currently awarded pursuant to Executive Order […]

Martha Raye AKA Colonel Maggie

November 14, 2011

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Everyone has heard about the entertainers who went to Vietnam. Bob Hope came every year to do a “Christmas” show. Others such as John Wayne would show up from time to time. However, the one “entertainer” who would do shows from time to time showed up for periods of four to six months at a time. […]

Medal of Honor

November 7, 2011

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The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest Medal awarded to service members for actions above and beyond the call of duty. It is awarded regardless of rank, service nor time in service. The medal is earned. It has to be approved by Congress and is presented by the President of the United States. You […]