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1965-1966 Reunion in Branson, Missouri April 2013

April 23, 2013

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/> Let me begin this post with this. The men who served in Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry 1965 – 1966 trained together at Ft Benning , Georgia and took a month long cruise together to get to Vietnam. This was truly a “Family of Brothers”. Friendships were formed as well as trust during […]

Richard D. Henrey

August 26, 2012

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Not all Troopers who were Killed in Action aboard a Charlie Troop 1st squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment helicopter were assigned to Charlie Troop. As a Troop (A,B,C) would need men to man their helicopters, men from the other Troops would be sent on temporary duty to the units in need. Private First Class (PFC) Richard […]

The Order of The Garter – A Cavalry Tradition

August 14, 2012

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The US Cavalry has many traditions that have been carried on for +/- 200 years. One of these traditions is the Wearing of the Garter by the wives of the Cavalry Trooper. At first the color of the ribbon on the garter was yellow. Since the original garter came out the colors of Red and […]

The Dedication of ZIT 990

May 20, 2012

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In this posting, I will talk about the Ceremony that was held on May 19, 2012 to Dedicate the placement of a US Army Helicopter fondly known as Zit 990 at the Mott’s Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio. However before I get to that let me give you a link to Rob Struck’s Blog where […]

The Officer and the Table

May 6, 2012

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May I show you your table Sir. Charlie Troop 1/9 Cavalry had a true cast of characters.  Relieving the tensions that each day in combat would bring requires a certain amount of animated and unusual behavior. This story is true. It happened in the summer of 1969. The names are not used to protect their […]

Edd Hogeboom: A Memorial to all Fallen Aviators

February 19, 2012

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The Vietnam Army Helicopter Pilot

February 16, 2012

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When the Army decided to use helicopters as the “Eyes”, “Protection” and “Horses” of the 1st Cavalry Division, men both young and older were chosen to become pilots. Many of these brave men went from “High School to Flight School”. Others flew fixed wing and some were already in the Army but applied for and […]

Communications

February 9, 2012

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The photographs used in this post came from www.tourofdutyinfo.com . The main means of communication for an Infantry outfit was the AN/PRC-25. It was commonly referred to as the “Prick-25”. It weighed 23.5 lbs and was worn on the back by a special harness. It was capable of pre setting two frequencies so you could […]

The Horses of Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment

February 5, 2012

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As with a lot of the posts in this Blog, I get a lot of the information from Charlie Troopers and other websites. For this post I received information from Walt Titchenell, Walker Jones and Bruce Huffman. As the war in Vietnam went on, the helicopters used by C Troop continued to improve. Below is […]

The Mortar and Sgt Michael Bresnahan

January 23, 2012

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   I’m not really sure when Sergeant (SGT) Michael Bresnahan was assigned to Charlie Troop. This was his second tour. Sgt Bresnahan had served in a different unit on his last tour. Both times he was an Infantryman. Sgt Bresnahan was relatively tall. To me almost everybody is tall. He was married to a lady for Thailand. […]