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November 2021 Newsletter

November 28, 2021


Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-six November 2021 Newsletter The follow Troopers lost their lives during the Month of November: Florendo Pascual                   November 3, 1965 James Parrett                         November 3, 1965 Benedicto Bayron                 November 16, 1965 Billy Knight                             November 16, 1965 Billy Talley                              November 16, 1965 James Riley                            November 16, 1965 Terry Clark                             November 19, 1967 […]

September 2021 Newsletter

September 9, 2021


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six September 2021 Newsletter The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of September 1966 -1971: James D. Wise             KIA: Sep 16, 1967 Louis E. Porrazzo        KIA: Sep 27, 1967 Trans B Troop Douglas Gossage        KIA: Sep 26, 1968 John W. […]

August 2021 Newsletter

August 1, 2021


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Thirsty-Six Newsletter August 2021 The following Troopers gave their all during the month of August 1966- 1972: Tony Bakke Aug 8, 1966 Richard Meehen Aug 8, 1966 Leslie Nickles Aug 8, 1966 Gerald Simons Aug 8, 1966 Honorio Fidel Aug 9, 1967 Ray Moran Jr Aug 9, 1967 Francis […]

July 2021 Newsletter

July 11, 2021


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six Newsletter July 2021 The following Troopers gave their all during the month of July 1966 – 1972. We will Always Honor these Brave men and We will Never Forget them. William Strobel        July 9, 1967 Stephen Moody       July 2, 1969 Ernest Burns             July 14, 1969 Dewey Butler          […]

The Importance of Military Reunions

June 9, 2021


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


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


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


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


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


This  story is published in it’s entirety at    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 […]