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My Year in Vietnam by Patrick M. Bieneman 11B

December 20, 2017

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I was assigned to Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile) in April 1968. I have often wondered why I don’t remember more of my time in Vietnam. I only remember maybe 10-15 days. Some have said it is God’s way of protecting me from bad memories. I’ll take that […]

Carol’s Stetson

October 14, 2016

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    At the reunion in Branson, SFC Donald Coshey made Carol an Official Charlie Trooper for the work that she does for the Charlie Troop 1st of the 9th Cavalry Reunions. Carol kidded and said “Well, now that I am a Charlie Trooper men, I need a Stetson”.  Within 10 minutes a Stetson was […]

Newspaper Articles Printed and Not Printed for 50th Anniversary Reunion

July 14, 2015

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I had submitted an article I had written about the 1/9th Cavalry to all of the Newspapers in Columbus, Georgia prior to the 50th Anniversary Reunion. I am sorry to say it not published in any of the newspapers. However, we were lucky enough to have a writer, Ben Wright, from the Ledger-enquirer to call […]

Buffalo Soldiers – 9th Cavalry

February 26, 2013

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On July 28, 1866 the 9th Cavalry Regiment was formed. The regiment was made up of 12 companies formed into 3 Squadrons. Each Squadron had 4 companies. Each company had 4 officers 15 Non-Commissioned Officers and 72 Privates. On AUGUST 3, 1866  a Regiment was made up of Negro (African-American) soldiers. This Regiment was designated […]

The Vietnam Army Helicopter Pilot

February 16, 2012

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When the Army decided to use helicopters as the “Eyes”, “Protection” and “Horses” of the 1st Cavalry Division, men both young and older were chosen to become pilots. Many of these brave men went from “High School to Flight School”. Others flew fixed wing and some were already in the Army but applied for and […]

The Bows and Arrows of Charlie Troop

February 8, 2012

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Most of the information in this post was found in the following websites: www.aircav.com, www.238awc.org , www.wikipedia.org and www.ask.com. The weapons used in Vietnam were numerous. Those used by the Infantryman in Charlie Troop changed as field use and other factors demanded. The weaponry used on the helicopters also changed as the aircraft changed. The […]

The Horses of Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment

February 5, 2012

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As with a lot of the posts in this Blog, I get a lot of the information from Charlie Troopers and other websites. For this post I received information from Walt Titchenell, Walker Jones and Bruce Huffman. As the war in Vietnam went on, the helicopters used by C Troop continued to improve. Below is […]