Browsing All posts tagged under »Charlie troop 1/9th Cav«

Douglas F. Strait

April 4, 2010

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Douglas was assigned to Charlie Troop.  Douglas became an MIA on October 18, 1970.  When the recovery team landed the day after the crash they found WM Cahill’s and Sgt Bailey’s bodies . Both of their flight helmets were destroyed. One helmet was found in perfect condition. Weapons were found and a GI Boot print was found […]

John W. States

April 4, 2010

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John was assigned to Charlie Troop on August 8, 1968 and was Killed in Action on September 26, 1968. I served with John. He was dedicated soldier and a good man with a smile and a Hello for everyone. John was an Observer on an OH-6A Observation helicopter. John was awarded the Purple Heart, Air […]

Charles D. Sonnkalb Jr.

April 4, 2010

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Charles or David as he was known by was assigned to Charlie Troop on May 9, 1968 and was Killed in Action on August 16, 1968. I served with David. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for all. The picture is of David and Colonel Charles Sonnkalb Sr. as David’s dad […]

Thomas E. Soma

April 4, 2010

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Thomas Soma in Vietnam     Tom’s High School Graduation Picture. >Thomas was assigned to Charlie Troop on February 7, 1967 and was Killed in Action on December 30, 1969. Thomas was an Observer on an OH-6A Observation Helicopter. Thomas was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service […]

Clifford Smith

April 4, 2010

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Clifford was assigned to Charlie Troop on August 19, 1966 and was Killed in Action on December 1, 1966. Clifford was the Infantry (Blues) Platoon Leader. Clifford was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. If any family member or friend reads this blog, please contact […]

Robert Smeal

April 3, 2010

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    Robert was assigned to Charlie Troop on August 8, 1967 and was Killed in Action on March 15, 1968. Robert was an Observer on an OH-6A Observation Helicopter. Robert was awarded the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and a set of Crew Member Wings. If any […]

Howard A. Sessoms

April 3, 2010

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Paul Davis was a friend and Comrade of Howard Sessoms. This is how he remembers him: I was the pilot of the second aircraft (Gunship ) in the team when Howard Sessoms was killed. His aircraft was shot down during a fire fight with a large NVA force on June 21, 1967. My aircraft was […]

Steven L. Seigler

April 3, 2010

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Steven was assigned to Charlie Troop on June 2, 1970 and was Killed in Action on February 13, 1971. Steven was a Crew Chief. Steven was awarded the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and a set of Crew Member Wings. If any family member or friend […]

Francis A. Rochkes

April 3, 2010

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Francis was assigned to Charlie Troop on February 10, 1967 and was Killed in Action on August 9, 1967. Francis was a Pilot of an UH-1C helicopter. Francis was awarded the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and a set of Army Aviator […]

Louis E. Porrazzo

April 3, 2010

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Louis was assigned to Charlie Troop but later transferred to Bravo Troop 1/9 Cav where he was Killed in Action on September 27, 1967. Once a Charlie trooper always a Charlie Trooper. Louis was an Infantry Platoon Leader. Louis was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the […]