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Jack Schwarz Moves on to Fiddler’s Green

February 21, 2018

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  Jack Schwarz, a Proud Husband, Father, Grand Father and Charlie Trooper passed away on February 16, 2018. Jack served in C Troop as a Lift Pilot in 1970 and 1971. Lift pilots would quite often go into LZ’s and PZ’s to drop off or pick up our Blues while under fire from the enemy. […]

Don Coshey’s Vietnam Memories

February 2, 2018

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I left Ft Benning GA in Aug of 1965 with Warrant Officer Green. We sailed from the port of Mobile Ala on the USS Croatian Aircraft carrier. We were the only personnel from the First Squadron, Ninth Calvary, First Cavalry Division. While sailing on the Pacific Ocean en route to Vietnam, I worked in the […]

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 […]