December 2022 Newsletter

Posted on December 10, 2022


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment


December 2022 Newsletter

These are Our Brothers who Gave Their All during the month of December 1965 – 1971:

George Gavaria Dec 1, 1966

Clifford Smith Dec 1, 1966

Allan Nelson Dec 1, 1966

Albert McAuliffe Dec 18, 1966

Joel McDonnell Dec 18, 1966

Melvin Crossman Dec 13, 1967

Victor Austin Dec 29, 1968

Barry Kingman Dec 29, 1968

Ronald Roberts Dec 29, 1968

Charles Hood Jr Dec 12, 1969

James Dean Jr. Dec 30, 1969

Thomas Soma Dec 30, 1969

John Buchanan Dec 24, 1970

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

Ellaine Allcut                             Dec 1

Jim Pressman                            Dec 3

Jo Coshey                                  Dec 3

Jean Grimm                              Dec 4

Suzanne Rainwater                 Dec 8

Conny Skinner                         Dec 8

Jeremy Brazier                        Dec 12

Larry Oestringer                     Dec 13

Jim Hohman                            Dec 14

Rennie Norris                          Dec 14

Carolyn Libby                          Dec 18

Missi Jones                              Dec 22

Mike Bogdue                           Dec 27

Stephen Hundley                   Dec 27

Maryann Viningre                  Dec 29

Greg Titchenell                       Dec 30

Tom Lillie                              Dec 31

Donna Evans                        Dec 31

The following Troopers, Troopettes, and Gold Star Family Members have Anniversaries during the month of December:

Tom and Kathy Stokesberry      Dec 3

Dave and Alice Davidson           Dec 14

Dutch and Kim Florez                 Dec 16

Rennie and Patricia Norris        Dec 16

Randy and Kim Zahn                  Dec 23

Phil and Brenda Merritt’s granddaughter, Emma Kate, is into Diamond Art and made a beautiful Peacock for Brenda.

Charlie Troop’s Little Brother, Zachary, just received his 2nd grade picture.

Diane Walton (GSFM) sent me this picture that was taken the night that her granddaughter was inducted into the National Honor Society. Congratulations Kalyssa Jade King.

Granma has put on her “I am so proud Hat” and say all of her grandchildren have now accomplished this great educational feat

Many a Mother, wife,  son, or daughter goes to bed on Christmas Eve thinking of their son, husband, or father who is in Fiddlers Green and can no longer give them a kiss goodnight. They may even wonder what their loved one is doing this night. Here is my answer:

Twas the night before Christmas up in Fiddler’s Green

Things were quiet and there were No Cavalry Troopers to be seen

I asked the Lord “Where were all the Troopers” and he said to me

“A special request had been made and to this I agreed”

“A Trooper came up and on bended knees he said,

”You know Lord, we have not been with our families since coming to Fiddler’s Green”

“We would like just one more night to hold them near

And whisper something special in their ear.”

“God gathered all of them around and this is what he said”

“I grant you this evening to go to them while they are laying in bed.”

“Whisper in their ear and kiss their cheek”

“Give them what they long for and what it is you seek”

With this, each the Trooper mounted his steed

And flew through the night with Blessed speed

So loved ones when you wake up in the morning feeling warm and renewed

It’s because your Trooper came down, kissed your cheek, and said I LOVE YOU.


I had asked how many would be interested in have a 50’s night during the next reunion. I only received 2 replies, and both said they didn’t dance. So, we will not be doing the 50’s night.