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 […]

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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 […]

Good-Bye LTG Harold “Hal” Moore

February 21, 2017

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  LTG Harold “Hal” Moore was born on February 13, 1922 in Bardstown, Kentucky. He died on February 10, 2017. Of all of the awrds and decorations he received and that included the Distinguished Service Cross, the CIB with two stars and Master Parachutist Badge and others, he was Most proud of his appointment to […]

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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 […]

Franklin J. Hiner

January 17, 2017

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   Co-pilot, Hiner, Wm Clark, Tom Rowe. Frank was awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Bronze Star with “V” device for Valor, Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters annotating several awards Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Aviator Wings. I had the great opportunity to talk to Mrs […]

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Battle of the Bulge Reunion

December 20, 2016

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Battle of the Bulge Reunion December 14-16 December 2016 Double Tree Inn Washington DC Once again, Carol and I had the privilege of attending another Battle of the Bulge Reunion. What an honor it is to sit with these brave men and women and listen to their stories. The first night we attended a Reception […]

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Roger Deel

November 29, 2016

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Keith Owens had sent me a note telling me that Roger Deel had passed away. I received a comment on my post from a Darrell Deel. His dad, Roger, was alive and healthy. Keith also received notification. He has been in contact with Roger now. Keith asked me to post this to my blog. I […]