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Cecil Shrader moves on to Fiddler Green

July 21, 2016

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          Cecil Lynn Shrader  as a Major was the Charlie Troop Commander in 1967 and in 1969 until he was wounded by a 12.5mm machine gun and sent back to the states. December 06, 1935 – May 03, 2016 It is our sad duty to report the death of another Charlie […]

Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away

August 2, 2015

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Those of us old enough, know that General of the Army (5 Stars), General Douglas MacArthur spoke these words in front of Congress when he was forced to Retire. Whether we wanted to retire or were forced into retirement, the majority of us have several things in common. Sooner or later we will all miss […]

1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Vietnam Era Patches

May 21, 2013

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These are just a few of the Patches that anyone can buy. Many of them are patches that men have earned. If you haven’t earned it don’t wear it. Some of these patches came during the war and some came afterwards. If you have some that you would like added to this Post send them […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Was the Vietnam War Righteous

July 1, 2012

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I was recently asked by someone as to whether or not I thought the Vietnam War was a righteous war or not. We say that World Wars I and II were righteous because we fought against those who sought to dominate us and then destroy us. We fought against the United Soviet Socialist Republic, the […]

The Wives of Charlie Troop 1/9 Cav

April 20, 2012

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The Vietnam war is long over. For those of us who served in it, it is more like it was just yesterday. Many a horror story can be told by those of us who served. Many of those stories are told here on this site however this blog is about the wives who have stood […]

Aviators Old and New

December 19, 2011

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Modern day Aviators VS Old School Aviators This explains it all. Aviators come from a long line of a secret society, formed around one thousand years ago. Old School Phu Khen (pronounced Foo Ken) 1169-? is considered by some to be the most under-recognized military officer in history.  Many have never heard of his contributions to […]

The Stetson and the Cav Patch

October 31, 2011

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The 1st Cavalry Division Patch: When the Army decided to form the 1st Cavalry Division it sent out a Directive requesting for people to submit a design for the Division’s Shoulder Insignia or Patch. It was a requirement that the Insignia conforms to three things. 1. It must be of only two colors. 2. It […]