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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 Trooper. Cecil Lynn Shrader, known […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dinky Dau Blues

October 24, 2011

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Dave Rabbit has been entertaining military men & women combat troops for over 40 Years, since Saigon, Vietnam 1971. A three tour, Purple Heart, Vietnam Veteran, Dave has always put the entertainment of his fellow soldiers as his number one priority. Whether creating Radio First Termer and broadcasting from a downtown Saigon brothel or banging […]

Wall Street Protesters VS Vietnam War Protester

October 19, 2011

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I  watched as the “Wall Street Protester? tried to organize a protest. They are having a hard time because it appears there are 6 or 7 protests going on at the same time. At least the war protesters were protesting a war and therefore they were united. With these people, the only thing that they are united about is […]

The Sandpiper by Robert Peterson

September 30, 2011

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This is one of those times where this post has nothing to do with PTSD, Vietnam or me. It is just a great story that I would like to pass on.  Take time to read it. It won’t take long but hopefully the message with stay with you. The Sandpiper by Robert Peterson She was […]

A LRRP (Long Range Recon Patrol) Story by Dean Lindstrom

August 26, 2011

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Specialist Four E CO (LRRP), 52ND INFANTRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV Army of the United States Maple Shade, New Jersey February 06, 1947 to December 27, 1967 Panel 32E Line 071  27th December 1967 1st Cav-Mission in the Suoi Ca Valley I was 5 years old in May 1967 when my second cousin, William “Billy” […]