May 2019 News Letter

Posted on May 12, 2019


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment
Thirsty-Six News Letter
May 2019

The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of May1966 -1971:

James Rickerson KIA May 31, 1967 Blues

Thomas Koch KIA May 28, 1966 Blues

Danny Bowers KIA May 2, 1970 Scout Observer

George Slye KIA May 2, 1970 Blues/ Observer*

Gary McKiddy KIA May 6, 1970 Scout Observer
Tommy Whiddon KIA May 6, 1970 Scout Pilot

LeLand Chestnut KIA May 10,1970 Door Gunner
David Combs KIA May 27, 1970 Door Gunner

* George Slye was KIA after being transferred to Bravo Troop

Always Honored and Never Forgotten.

The following Troopers, Troopettes, Gold Star Family members, Little Brothers and Little Sisters have birthdays in the month of May:

Gwynn Smith May 2
Marvin McMichael May 2
Rain McKinnon May 3
Tyler Clines May 10 Little Brother
Carol Bieneman May 13
Cecil Smith May 17
Richard Walton May 17 GSFM Louis Walton
Diane Walton Gleaton May 23 GSFM Louis Walton
Patricia Norris May 24
Tommy Betts May 24
John Yorke May 25
Janice Taconni May 27 GSFM Frank Gonderman
Larry Donaldson May 29
Dickie Jelich Langworthy 5-21 GSFM John Jelich

The following Troopers, Troopettes and Gold Star Family members have anniversaries in the month of May:

George & Wendy Vansant May 2 42 years
Greg and Elaine Allcut May 5 66 years
Jerry and Teri Duckworth May 10 48 years
Pat & Carol Bieneman May 13 49 years

As everyone knows by now we lost Billie Williams last month to Pancreatic and Liver Cancer. Billie was the C Troop Commander at Ft. Benning as well as in Vietnam. Billie Williams choose most of his Senior Troopers personally until LTC Stockton told him he couldn’t do it anymore. This was one of the reasons Charlie Troop was so good. Then God reached down and filled in the blanks with the best Troopers he had. Billie Loved his Troopers and there is no doubt that His Troopers loved him. Dorris Williams wants to Thank everyone who sent cards. It meant so much to her. She also wanted me to make sure that and tell everyone that Billie wanted to make sure and let everyone know how much he loved all of us.

I talked to Cecil Smith the other day. He said he is doing better. He still has a long fight in front of him but he is attacking as a true Charlie Trooper, one battle at a time. Please keep him in your prayers.

Don Coshey went to Arizona a couple of weeks ago to watch his grand daughter graduate from Advanced Individual Training (AIT). She is now a full fledge Sneaky Pete in Military Intelligence. A Prouder Grand Father cannot be found.

Larry Donaldson requested prayers for Sue Anne Reeg. Sue Anne is in the hospital with pneumonia. Sue Anne has fought Pneumonia several times as well as other Health Issues.

We only have 4+ months left until the Gettysburg reunion. We have ordered two buses and DO Not plan on ordering a third bus unless needed. If you plan on making this reunion but have not reserved your rooms yet, you just might want to do so. I need to know whether or not we are going to need that third bus. The buses cost $1250.00 each. Right now we have just a little over 1 ½ buses needed.

This is a short News Letter.

God Bless,