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Chapter 5 from “The Cavalry Trade” by LTC John Stockton

August 13, 2017

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5 Training   As near as I know, in the United States Army between about 1940 (or 1943) and 1967 there were only two ways to conduct training in a combat or combat support unit – train because you want to, or train because you have to. I’ve done both. Training because, as a commander, […]

The Making of an US Army Vietnam Grunt

February 18, 2012

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A lot of crap has been said about the Vietnam Grunt. Many movies portrayed them as illiterate and uneducated killers. Forrest Gump made the grunt look like simpletons. I was a Vietnam Grunt. I had graduated from high school in June and  received my draft notice in early December as an early Christmas present. After […]

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 […]

James D. Wise

April 4, 2010

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James was assigned to Charlie Troop on May 2, 1967 and was Killed in Action on September 16, 1967. James was an Infantryman or a “Grunt” as they were called. James was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. If any family […]

James R. Whitmore

April 4, 2010

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James was assigned to Charlie Troop on March 13, 1969 and was Killed in Action on January 4, 1970. James was an Observation (Scout) pilot. James was awarded the Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and a set of Crew Member Wings. If any family members or friend reads […]

Cordis R. White

April 4, 2010

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Cordis “Ray” White was assigned as an Infantryman or “Grunt” as they were  called. Cordis was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal,  National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal. Ray’s Niece, Debby, contacted me. I have loaded the pictures that she has […]

James E. Rickerson

April 3, 2010

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James was assigned to Charlie Troop on October 18, 1966 and was Killed in Action on May 31, 1967. James was an 11B(ravo) Infantryman or Grunt as they were called in the Blue Platoon. James was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB) the Purple Heart, the national Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and […]