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The Gunner and The Grunt

June 21, 2020

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I recently had the opportunity to read a new book entitle “The Gunner and The Grunt”. This book was co-written by “Two Boston” boys, Michael Kelley and Peter Burbank. The book takes place over several years as it stats with each young man joined the Army. It takes them through their basic and advanced trainings. […]

April 2019 News Letter

April 2, 2019

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Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment Thirsty-Six News Letter April 2019 The following is a list of Brothers that were Killed in Action in the month of April 1966 -1972 Richard Noyola KIA Apr 11, 1966 Blues Earl Grove KIA Apr 10, 1967 Maintenance Alton Roberts KIA Apr 13, 1971 White Door Gunner *John […]

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 […]