Wedding Day Photographs

July 1, 2020

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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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The Gunner and The Grunt

June 21, 2020

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I recently had the opportunity to read a new book entitle “The Gunner and The Grunt”. This book was co-written by “Two Boston” boys, Michael Kelley and Peter Burbank. The book takes place over several years as it stats with each young man joined the Army. It takes them through their basic and advanced trainings. […]

The day Doc Hockenbury died and came back to life.

June 18, 2020

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Recently I was talking with Jay “Doc Hock” Hockenbury. Doc, of course, was a medic assigned to the 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry. Medics were sent to where they were needed. In October 1965, Doc Hock, was attached to Alpha Troop. He had already seen several battles and had worked his magic saving many lives on […]

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LTC John Stockton relieved due to poor decision making

June 17, 2020

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On 2Nov 65, the 1st Cav Division Assistant Commander, BG Knowles, LTC John Stockton and Major Bob Zion met to discuss the 1/9th’s ability to perform a night ambush at the edge of the Ia Drang Valley. LTC Stockton and Major Zion agreed they could do it but they would need an Infantry Company place […]

The Decision made November 3, 1965

April 30, 2020

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On 2Nov 65 the 1st Cav Assistant Division Commander, BG Knowles, LTC John Stockton and Major Bob Zion met to discuss the 1/9th’s ability to perform a night ambush at the edge of the Ia Drang Valley. LTC Stockton and Major Zion agreed they could do it but they would need an Infantry Company placed […]

Tommy Pepper by Ross Rainwater and others

November 16, 2019

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My “Mr. Pepper” story . . . . During one of our many sorties out of Tay Ninh west into Cambodia in spring 1971 (don’t remember the exact date), I was the “3d pilot liaison (with an ARVN counterpart)” in a C&C ship covering the Pink Team for crew extraction, extra support, etc. That area […]

A Gold Star Daughter and the Vietnam Pilot/Crewmember Memorial

October 30, 2019

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                                 Dickie Jelich-Langworthy giving speech          The Jelich,Tuttle,Frost, Langworthy Family On Sunday the 29th of September 2019, Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry loaded up the buses and headed to Arlington National Cemetery. Our first stop was at the […]

After Action Report 2019 Reunion

October 4, 2019

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The following Troopers gave their all during the month of October 1966- 1972: John Musgrove                      October  4,1965 Charles De Armaral              October  4, 1965 Willie Green                          October 3, […]

LTC Billie G. Williams Lifted off to Fiddler’s Green 4-11-2019

April 13, 2019

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LTC. Billie Gene Williams, USA Ret MARCH 8, 1931 – APRIL 11, 2019             As a Major, Billie G. Williams was the  Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Commander. He trained his Troops at Ft Benning, Georgia and went Vietnam with them in 1965. While in Vietnam, his call sign was Thirsty-Six.  Billie was […]

LZ Colt by 1LT George Kalargis

January 27, 2019

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The Battle For LZ Colt   It is early October-1967, and the First Cavalry Division (Air Mobile) is conducting “Search & Destroy” operations against the Viet Cong (VC) in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. The soldiers of the 3rd Brigade are finishing up their part of that mission in the An-Lao Valley. After months of […]