2021 Charlie Troop 1/9th Cav Reunion After Action Report

October 3, 2021


2021 Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Regiment  Thirsty-six+ Reunion AAR The Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Regiment+ conducted their 8th Annual reunion in Columbus, Georgia September 25th,26th and 27th at the Double Tree Inn. Carol and I arrived September 22nd to make sure everything was set up right. We made sure that the Hospitality and  Reunion rooms […]


September 2021 Newsletter

September 9, 2021


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six September 2021 Newsletter The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of September 1966 -1971: James D. Wise             KIA: Sep 16, 1967 Louis E. Porrazzo        KIA: Sep 27, 1967 Trans B Troop Douglas Gossage        KIA: Sep 26, 1968 John W. […]

August 2021 Newsletter

August 1, 2021


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Thirsty-Six Newsletter August 2021 The following Troopers gave their all during the month of August 1966- 1972: Tony Bakke Aug 8, 1966 Richard Meehen Aug 8, 1966 Leslie Nickles Aug 8, 1966 Gerald Simons Aug 8, 1966 Honorio Fidel Aug 9, 1967 Ray Moran Jr Aug 9, 1967 Francis […]

July 2021 Newsletter

July 11, 2021


Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six Newsletter July 2021 The following Troopers gave their all during the month of July 1966 – 1972. We will Always Honor these Brave men and We will Never Forget them. William Strobel        July 9, 1967 Stephen Moody       July 2, 1969 Ernest Burns             July 14, 1969 Dewey Butler          […]

The Importance of Military Reunions

June 9, 2021


The importance of Military Reunions I arrived in Vietnam April 12, 1968. I was assigned to Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. The 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment was the “Eyes and Ears” of the 1st Cavalry. We were Division Recon. The 1/9th Cavalry had five Troops; Headquarters and Headquarters, Alpha, […]

Marvin McMichael

May 20, 2021


Marvin McMichael served in Alpha Troop 1/9 Cavalry but attends Charlie Troop reunions. This post is courtesy of James Kurtz. Marvin McMichael of Columbia stands by a memorial in his front yard honoring Jeffrey Allen,a soldier who died while serving with him in the Vietnam War.Marvin McMichael will never forget the events of Nov. 19, […]

“The Day I Flew Naked!” by Edd Hogeboom”

November 22, 2020


It was probably September ’69 or so. I was off flight status due to recovering from injuries involving a round through my OH-6A engine while hovering at about 150′ above ground, over triple canopy, having just located our LRRP Team that had been compromised earlier in the day. It was probably around 8:30 or a […]

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Copied from the 1st Cavalry Division’s Saber Magizine Mike Jim Kurtz kurtzjh@gmail.com

October 11, 2020


But the grand champion organizers of Troop Reunions are C Trp’s Patrick Bieneman and his wife Carol. After hosting three reunions of the Charlie Troop Blues, they stepped up to Troop level and have done five already.Covid caused their sixth to be postponed from this September to next. Patrick Bieneman on the Value of Reunions: […]

Grover Wright, Promise Made, Promise Kept

July 31, 2020


Vietnam, late February, 1970 The sun had set, and I was alone in my room, spread out on my cot. My roommate Cliff Lee, scout pilot/lift pilot had returned to the Real World. He had survived a year of combat. The door cracked open, and then David Zimmerman, a fellow cobra pilot stuck his head […]

Wedding Day Photographs

July 1, 2020


The word was that Vietnam Vets could not keep a marriage together. Look at the dates on these photos. Yes, some are newer. One of the reasons for that is spouses pass away. If your photo is not here send me a comment and I’ll get it from you. If the love of your life […]

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