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December 2021 Newsletter

December 5, 2021

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December 2021 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 […]

The Importance of Military Reunions

June 9, 2021

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The importance of Military Reunions I arrived in Vietnam April 12, 1968. I was assigned to Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. The 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment was the “Eyes and Ears” of the 1st Cavalry. We were Division Recon. The 1/9th Cavalry had five Troops; Headquarters and Headquarters, Alpha, […]

Marvin McMichael

May 20, 2021

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Marvin McMichael served in Alpha Troop 1/9 Cavalry but attends Charlie Troop reunions. This post is courtesy of James Kurtz. Marvin McMichael of Columbia stands by a memorial in his front yard honoring Jeffrey Allen,a soldier who died while serving with him in the Vietnam War.Marvin McMichael will never forget the events of Nov. 19, […]

LTC John Stockton relieved due to poor decision making

June 17, 2020

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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 […]

After Action Report 2019 Reunion

October 4, 2019

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The following Troopers gave their all during the month of October 1966- 1972: John Musgrove                      October  4,1965 Charles De Armaral              October  4, 1965 Willie Green                          October 3, […]

LZ Colt by 1LT George Kalargis

January 27, 2019

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The Battle For LZ Colt   It is early October-1967, and the First Cavalry Division (Air Mobile) is conducting “Search & Destroy” operations against the Viet Cong (VC) in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. The soldiers of the 3rd Brigade are finishing up their part of that mission in the An-Lao Valley. After months of […]

A Young Man Goes to War by George Kalergis

January 17, 2018

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This  story is published in it’s entirety at http://www.booksie.com.    You can go there to read the full story from beginning to end.  This portion has to do with a Brave Forward Observer and great pilots from Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry. It is presented here with the express permission of George Kalergis. I pick up the story […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Battle of Song Re Valley by Paul Hart

October 5, 2011

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  11 Days in the Valley Charlie Troop and the Song Re 4 Aug. – 14 Aug., 1967 Action: 1st Cavalry Div. – Operation Pershing Song Re Valley Quang Ngai Province, RVN Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 9 Cavalry, 1st. Cavalry Div. (Airmobile) Mission: Recon in Force Preface The accounts stated here are from personal memories, […]

Lionel DeLaRosa Charlie Trooper 1965-1966 and 1969-70

March 7, 2011

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  Lionel DeLaRosa moved to Fiddler’s Green June 10,2010                  Lionel DeLaRosa USA, ret                                                                         Black Stetsons, Golden Sabers    The day we flew out to Pleiku to join the troop in the field it was so foggy that the birds were walking and all other flying creatures were grounded yet we took off without a […]

PTSD Through the Eyes of a Child

February 9, 2011

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  Patricia Gaudette (on left) her sister Diane and her Father Phillip Gaudette Sr. Phillip served in Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam from 1970 tp 1971.  Phill suffered from PTSD and the effects of Agent Orange from the time he came back to the states until he […]