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

November 22, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]