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The Gunner and The Grunt

June 21, 2020


I recently had the opportunity to read a new book entitle “The Gunner and The Grunt”. This book was co-written by “Two Boston” boys, Michael Kelley and Peter Burbank. The book takes place over several years as it stats with each young man joined the Army. It takes them through their basic and advanced trainings. […]

The day Doc Hockenbury died and came back to life.

June 18, 2020


Recently I was talking with Jay “Doc Hock” Hockenbury. Doc, of course, was a medic assigned to the 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry. Medics were sent to where they were needed. In October 1965, Doc Hock, was attached to Alpha Troop. He had already seen several battles and had worked his magic saving many lives on […]

LTC John Stockton relieved due to poor decision making

June 17, 2020


On 2Nov 65, the 1st Cav Division Assistant Commander, BG Knowles, LTC John Stockton and Major Bob Zion met to discuss the 1/9th’s ability to perform a night ambush at the edge of the Ia Drang Valley. LTC Stockton and Major Zion agreed they could do it but they would need an Infantry Company place […]