Charlie Troop June News Letter

June 4, 2017

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment June 2017 News Letter The following Charlie Trooper Gave Their All during the month of June 1966-1972: Gary Isaacson KIA: Jun 22, 1966 Blues Frank L. Gonderman KIA: Jun 27, 1966 Lift Crew Chief Billy J. Nave KIA: Jun 27, 1966 C Troop Commander Richard T. Perrin KIA: […]

May 2017 News Letter

May 1, 2017

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I am changing my posting of the Charlie Troop News Letter. I will post each News Letter separately from now on. This way more people will be notified that I posted them. Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six News letter May 2017 The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in […]

Books about the 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry

April 19, 2017

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FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED IN READING 1/9TH CAVALRY HISTORY 1.) Apache (Alpha) Troop Book, A Troop 9th Cavalry, by Ronald Christopher. Book, Acceptable Loss, by Kregg Jorgenson. Book, Apache Sunrise, by Jerry Boyle. Book, MIA Rescue: LRRPs in Cambodia, by Kregg Jorgenson. Book, Taking Fire, by Ron Alexander – A highly controversial memoir. Apache Troop Memoirs […]

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 […]

Posted in: Armond Salazar

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 […]

Posted in: Heroes

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 […]