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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 […]

50th Anniversary Reunion 2015

July 8, 2015

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A special 50th Anniversary Reunion was held in Columbus, Georgia June 30 through July 2, 2015. This was a reunion whose main intention was to Honor the Men of Charlie Troop, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Alpha Troop, Bravo Troop and Delta Troop who left Columbus, Georgia in August of 1965 to go to Vietnam. The […]

Charlie Troop Reunion – Pigeon Forge, TN October 2014

October 13, 2014

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The 3rd Annual Charlie Troop Reunion was held from October 2nd thru the 5th, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The following pictures are from there:                                                 Pat and Carol Bieneman   Don and Jo Coshey  Gordon and Susan Jones  Larry and Jeanie Oestringer    Phil and Brenda Merritt  Ernie and Rose Cairns    Jerry and […]

Charlie Troop Reunion October 2013 – St George Island, Florida

October 13, 2013

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a href=”https://patrickbieneman.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/dsc08173.jpg”> Phill Merritt and Jerry Duckworth[/caption]The October Charlie Troop Reunion is now over. I expected 20 and we had 34. A great time was had by all. We had four members of Charlie Troop make their first Reunion. Mike LaChance Blue Platoon Leader from 69/70. Robert (Rob) Struck Blue India 69/70. Larry Oestringer Blue […]

1965 to 1972

January 3, 2011

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The first group or Advance Party as they are sometimes known as went to Vietnam in aircraft. A good friend of mine ,Earl Reece, was one of those men. I have asked him to write a story about his time from beginning to end. Once he sends that to me, I will post it here. […]

Mission Number 1 – Ashau Valley

February 3, 2010

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  My first mission with Charlie Troop was in the Ashau Valley in the northern part of Vietnam. The High I Corps as it was called. Charlie Troop had been there for about a week or so before I joined up with them. The first thing that happened was our platoon leader looked at me […]

Mission Number 5 – The Horse Shoe Ambush

February 1, 2010

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February 19, 1969 We had a MACV photographer with us for four days and nothing happened. The day he was due to leave, we (the Blues) were called out on a mission. As we approached the area, we were told that an undetermined enemy force had been spotted moving around heading towards a firebase up ahead. We […]