Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Mike Askew: From Home to Vietnam and Back Home Again

January 27, 2017


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


   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


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


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 […]

LTC John B. (Buchanan) Stockton – Bullwhip Six

October 21, 2016


I will not waste anyone’s time by trying to rewrite articles I find about this Great Innovator/Soldier.  You can put “Col John B. Stockton” into your search engine and find many great articles about this man. All I intend to do is post his epitaph/obituary or whatever you would like to call it and post […]

Carol’s Stetson

October 14, 2016


    At the reunion in Branson, SFC Donald Coshey made Carol an Official Charlie Trooper for the work that she does for the Charlie Troop 1st of the 9th Cavalry Reunions. Carol kidded and said “Well, now that I am a Charlie Trooper men, I need a Stetson”.  Within 10 minutes a Stetson was […]

A Brave Man Survives a Double IED Killed by Teenage Texter

July 24, 2016


This is a tragic story related to me by Penne Funk. It is a story that every parent ought to tell their children. My son who is Cav has a friend that went over a double stack IED and he was the only one who survived. Mike Wilson. He did two years of surgeries, burn […]

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