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EDD Hogeboom: The Battle of the IA Drang Valley

February 19, 2012

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Edd Hogeboom – It is Our Obligation

February 19, 2012

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It Is Our Obligation It is my belief, as it is of many who served in Southeast Asia; that if everyone does not make it back, then there is a little part of each of us left behind.  For this reason, I think it is critically important to each one of us, men and women […]

Edd Hogeboom: A Memorial to all Fallen Aviators

February 19, 2012

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Ft. Wolters, Texas A 24-hour Memorial to all the fallen Aviators who had gone on ahead While going through Primary in 1968 at Ft. Wolters, TX, it was my pleasure to be a WOC with some very special people.  Our TAC Officers were Mr. Mull and Mr. Quick.  My two closest friends and “partners in […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Lessons of a Vietnam Helicopter Crewman

November 29, 2011

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(Some Borrowed, Some written true and some don’t know where from – but they sounded cool! edd hogeboom) 1. Once you are in the fight, it is way too late to wonder if this is a good idea. 2. Helicopters are cool! 3. It is a fact that helicopter tail rotors are instinctively drawn toward […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Bunker City by Edd Hogeboom

November 25, 2011

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  Jack had asked Edd if he knew for sure who was 22. 22 is a call  sign  assigned to a pilot in the Red or Attack Cobra Platoon. Edd Call sign was 16 because he was the Scout Platoon Commander. Jack’s call sign would have been from 31 to 36 since he was a […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry To Honor Those of “The Crossed Sabers” by Edd Hogeboom

November 24, 2011

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To Honor Those of “The Crossed Sabers” Poetry Word Count: 671 edd hogeboom edd@BlessedBooks.com   To Honor Those of “The Crossed Sabers”   It was a time when his Country called The Army trained him in the finest and latest combat skills of the time Yet his enemy would live in the ground and fight […]

Saigon Warriors

November 23, 2011

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The following is a story written by Edd Hogeboom. Edd is a Charlie Trooper. Reggie-Combat Typist There I sit at the bar in just one of, probably, over a thousand clubs just like it around Saigon. It had been a rough week for me and my guys in the Typing Pool. On Monday, the word […]