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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 […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry An Lo Valley by Mike Askew

September 1, 2011

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  It was late October 1967, we were flying south of An Lo lake reconning the mountain range not far from LZ Uplift.  We were getting close to having to return to Uplift for refueling when I noticed something unusual under an out cropping of rocks that was surrounded by high elephant grass.   I immediately […]

Phillip “Mike” Askew Charlie Trooper 1967 to 1968

February 25, 2011

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Just a note to my brothers, I remember when it was a sin to talk about anything that happened in Vietnam, for many years I wouldn’t even talk to my wife because she like many others didn’t understand our feelings about the war.  After leaving the Army in 1970 I had a difficult time finding […]