Browsing All posts tagged under »Door Gunner«

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 […]

Newspaper Articles Printed and Not Printed for 50th Anniversary Reunion

July 14, 2015

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I had submitted an article I had written about the 1/9th Cavalry to all of the Newspapers in Columbus, Georgia prior to the 50th Anniversary Reunion. I am sorry to say it not published in any of the newspapers. However, we were lucky enough to have a writer, Ben Wright, from the Ledger-enquirer to call […]

Alton R. Roberts

April 3, 2010

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                  Alton was assigned to Charlie Troop on January 19, 1970 and was Killed in Action on April 13, 1971. Alton was a Door Gunner on an OH-6A Observation helicopter. Alton was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service […]

James L. Riley

April 3, 2010

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James was assigned to Charlie Troop on September 25, 1965 and was Killed in Action on November 16, 1965. James was killed at LZ XRAY. James was a Door Gunner on an UH-1B helicopter. James was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. If […]

Allan G. Harper

March 28, 2010

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Allan was assigned to Charlie Troop on January 9, 1969 and was Killed in Action on March 27, 1969, Allan was awarded the: Bronze Star with the “V” Device to annotate “Heroism”, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, a set of Jump Wings and a set […]

Edward M. Dennull

March 22, 2010

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Edward was assigned to Charlie Troop on February 4, 1969 and was Killed in Action on July 21, 1969. Edward was a Door Gunner on an OH-6A  Light Observation Helicopter. Edward was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and  Crew Members Wings. If any family […]

James R. Dean

March 21, 2010

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James was assigned to Charlie Troop on July 28, 1968 and was Killed in Action on December 30, 1969. James was a Door Gunner on an OH-6A Light Observation helicopter. James was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and a set of Crew Member Wings. […]