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Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry The Siege By Armond Salazar C Trp 1/9 Cav Blue

April 5, 2017

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  I arrived in Vietnam in August 1965. When we landed on a beach in Vietnam, we unloaded our helicopters from the boats we then  flew them to An Khe. When we landed at An Khe we were told our mission, according to Captain Charles Knowlen, was to secure the place and clear the terrain and make some […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry A War Story by Vaughn Lane Cavalier 28.

March 21, 2017

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HELICOPTER PILOT PLANNING Or… IT TAKES FOUR PILOTS TO MAKE ONE PLAN WORK Written by: Vaughn Lane Cavalier 28   The ending was near magic.  The plan showed the heart of Army aviation…very little thought and a lot of luck.  Kind of like the Marines, actually.  You know, just keep going, defer to bravery over […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Mike Askew: From Home to Vietnam and Back Home Again

January 27, 2017

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Crew Chief PFC Mike Askew At the beginning of 1967 I knew absolutely nothing about Huey gunships, or M60 door guns. Absolutely nothing about Saigon, the South China Sea, or the 1st Air Cav. I was clueless about the political reasons why the United States was so enthusiastically sending 19 year olds to the jungles […]

LTC John B. (Buchanan) Stockton – Bullwhip Six

October 21, 2016

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I will not waste anyone’s time by trying to rewrite articles I find about this Great Innovator/Soldier.  You can put “Col John B. Stockton” into your search engine and find many great articles about this man. All I intend to do is post his epitaph/obituary or whatever you would like to call it and post […]

2016 Charlie Troop 1/9 Cavalry Thirsty-Six Reunion

July 15, 2016

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six October 2016 News Letter The following Troopers from Charlie Troop gave their lives during the month of October from 1965-1972: It is up to us to live our lives to the fullest because these men cannot. They live through us and our actions. Always Remembered and Never […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry The Enemy by Walker Jones and Donald Armstrong

July 29, 2014

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         The following are stories of two Charlie Troopers and their en counters with the enemy: We were in Tay Ninh I’m sure. Early 1971. I was a Cobra pilot then, living like most of us, crowded together in cots under a General Purpose Medium tent stretched across a Chinook revetment at the northwest […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Jim Hohman: The Battle of Hoa Tan

March 1, 2014

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                DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY HEADQUARTERS, 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE) Office of Information and History APO San Francisco 96490 AVDAIN 7 August 1967 SUBJECT: Unit Historical Reports TO: SEE DISTRIBUTION 1. The attached is one of several unit historical reports prepared by the 1st Cavalry’s Office of Information and History. […]