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Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Mike Askew: From Home to Vietnam and Back Home Again

January 27, 2017

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  Crew Chief PFC Mike Askew   At the beginning of 1967 I knew absolutely nothing about Huey gunships, or M60 door guns. Absolutely nothing about Saigon, the South China Sea, or the 1st Air Cav. I was clueless about the political reasons why the United States was so enthusiastically sending 19 year olds to […]

Franklin J. Hiner

January 17, 2017

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  ┬áCo-pilot, Hiner, Wm Clark, Tom Rowe. Frank was awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Bronze Star with “V” device for Valor, Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters annotating several awards Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Aviator Wings. I had the great opportunity to talk to Mrs […]