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Richard D. Henrey

August 26, 2012

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Not all Troopers who were Killed in Action aboard a Charlie Troop 1st squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment helicopter were assigned to Charlie Troop. As a Troop (A,B,C) would need men to man their helicopters, men from the other Troops would be sent on temporary duty to the units in need. Private First Class (PFC) Richard […]

The Legend of “Old Bill”

August 18, 2012

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From time to time I try to give history of the US Cavalry. This is one of those times. The story about “Old Bill” is a true story. *Old Bill Symbol of Mobile Warfare Of the many fine artists who turned their talents to portraying the great American West, Frederic Remington came perhaps closest to […]

The Order of The Garter – A Cavalry Tradition

August 14, 2012

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The US Cavalry has many traditions that have been carried on for +/- 200 years. One of these traditions is the Wearing of the Garter by the wives of the Cavalry Trooper. At first the color of the ribbon on the garter was yellow. Since the original garter came out the colors of Red and […]

Lawrence T. Myers – A Marine and a Childhood Friend

August 13, 2012

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Although most of this blog is dedicated to “The Men and The Mission” of Charlie Troop, from time to time I write about other people, other times and just my beliefs. This time I want to write about a Childhood Friend of mine who gave his all in Vietnam. When I first met Larry,┬áhe and […]