April 2020 News Letter

Posted on April 1, 2020


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment
Thirsty-Six News Letter
April 2020

The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of April 1966 -1972

Richard Noyola KIA Apr 11, 1966
Earl Grove KIA Apr 10, 1967
Alton Roberts KIA Apr 13, 1971
*John Jelich (Trp 68-69) KIA Apr 1, 1972

* John Jelich was KIA on 2nd Tour with D Company 229th Scouts

Always Honored and Never Forgotten.

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

Brandon Wood April 2 Little Brother
Bob Fellin April 2
Kurt Schatz April 3
Ernie Cairns April 10
Marianne Hundley April 16
Alice Davidson April 19
James “Toby” Tyler April 19
Jerry Schmotolocha April 24
John Niamtu April 24
Elaine Allcut April 24
Jacob Best April 24 Little Brother
Bruce Huffman April 26

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

Dave and Ginny Blouin April 4 50 years
Marvin and Sandy McMichael April 19
Ernie and Rose Cairns April 27 41 years
Gene and Anne Smith April 30 49 years

Five and a half months until our next reunion. Yes, the Corona virus is still running rampant. It is not expected to last forever. Our 2020 reunion is still scheduled for September 26, 27, and 28th. We will not make a decision on whether or not to cancel it until the 1st of August. The Double Tree Inn has told us that they will not charge Charlie Troop any penalty for canceling because we are a Military Unit. I guarantee you that we will make a decision about canceling the reunion 1 Month prior to the reunion and most likely 1 ½ months prior. I am asking you that if you are planning on making the reunion to please reserved your rooms and send in your check. You can predate your checks to July 15th. Checks will not be cashed until a decision has been made on whether or not to cancel the reunion. Even if we cash it, we will get you your money back if you have to cancel and you do so prior to us paying for the meals . If we have to cancel, we will either shred your check, return it to you or hold and place it towards next years reunion .

Carol and I will make a trip to Columbus as soon as possible to hammer out all of the costs. Carol and I are hard at work trying to get everything set in place. We have scheduled buses to take us to the National Infantry Museum on Sunday the 27th. This where we will conduct our “Fallen Brothers” ceremony.

I have asked several Troopers/Troopettes if they have a picture of their wedding day. I can not tell you why we want these but they are for a good reason. So if you have one, would you be kind enough to scan it and send me one.

  Once again we have lost another Brother. Cleveland “Julio” Rogers passed away on March 25th. Julio was an Armament Specialist in 1969-70. Julio and his lovely wife, Gloria, attended a few of our reunions before Gloria became ill. We lost Gloria in 2017.

As far as I know, we do not have any Charlie Trooper+ who is Corona Virus positive. Let’s keep it that way.

I am asking each and every one of you to please reach out and call one of your brothers, Send me a private email and I will give you a phone number. PTSD can really kick in at times like these.

God Bless each and every one of you.

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