January 2023 Newsletter

Posted on January 5, 2023


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment


January Newsletter 2023

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

Gary Isaacson               1-22-66

William Geis                 1-27-66

Harvey Howe               1-28-67

Joe Kiefer                     1-4-67

LeRoy Peagler              1-27-67

Rudolf Schrader           1-23-68

Waldo Williams           1-4-70

James Whitmore         1-4-70

Anthony Battel            1-28-70

Michael Hunter           1-28-70

Greg Pfeffer                 1-2-71

Richard Donnellas         1-26-70

Only by loving  our lives to the fullest can we truly Honor these Troopers.        

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

Don Viningre                              1-1

Norman Frost                         1-2    Gold Star Family

Jeanie Gruetzemacher          1-2

Frank Turner                           1-4

Dave Davidson                        1-6

Harry Reeg                               1-7

Tina Jelich-Frost                      1-7    Gold Star Family

Patrick Bieneman                   1-11

Abe Stice                                  1-13

Ed Evans                                   1-14

Virginia DaCosta                     1-14

Ellie Jones                                1-16    Little Sweetheart  

Jeff Libby                                  1-19

Brenda Merritt                        1-21

Debbie Andrews                     1-27

Maryann Viningre                  1-29

Carolyn Samuels                     1-30

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

Del and Sharon Dinsmore                 1-4   54 years Attachment #1

Joe and Connie Crispino                   1-16

Robert and Debbie LeMasters        1-28     57years  Attachment #2

Tom and Carla Lillie                          1-29

Ross and Suzanne Rainwater          1-31     36years  Attachment #3

2022 is now in the rearview mirror and 2023 lays ahead of us. Each of us will become a year older. Each of us will have new memories made. Some of us may experience rough times but that is what this family is for. We bond around each other giving the love and support that others need. If you are on Facebook and you see a post for someone’s birthday or anniversary, don’t just give a thumbs up. Take the few seconds and type in Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary. When you see a post on the death of one of our Brothers or Sisters,  click on the emoji with tears and take the few seconds to type in: Rest in peace and prayers for the family.

Our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will all be doing something special this year. Share your PRIDE in the newsletter. Send a photo and a story and I will place them in the newsletter for all to read

Now onto the reunion. The 2023 Charlie Troop+ Reunion will be held in Columbus, Georgia August 5th,6th, and 7th. It will be held at the Double Tree Hotel. The cost of this reunion will be: $134.00 per night for the Hotel and breakfast is included. The meals will cost as follows:

Meet and Greet $30.00 per adult and $12 for children 4-12.

Dinner on the 6th: $35.00 per adult and $15.00 per child 4-12

Dinner on the 7th: $35.00 per adult and $15.00 per child 4-12

The Hospitality room will be $10.00 per adult and $5.00 child 4-12

Total cost per adult is $110.00 per adult and $47.00 per child 4-12.

Next month I will be putting the registration form in the Newsletter. Make sure you download it, fill it out and return it with your check. There will also be a link that you can click on to register and reserve your room. Rooms will be turned back to the Hotel on July 3. We will also have the hotel phone number.

December saw the loss of three of our ’65 troopers go on to Fiddler’s Green. James (Jim) Reid, Darwin Heffner, and Rayburn (Gene) Smith. Carol always tells everyone at our reunions that she doesn’t want to see Troopers shaking hands and saying Good-by at the end of a reunion. She wants to see you giving your Brother a Hug. That this is the last time you see him. I talked to Gene a week before he passed away. After an hour, we said our Good-byes. I said Love ya, Brother. Gene said Love you and I’ll call you in a week. Last times are important.

  God Bless you all.

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