Browsing All posts tagged under »Purple Heart«

Saigon Warriors

November 23, 2011


  The following is a story written by Edd Hogeboom. Edd is a Charlie Trooper. Reggie-Combat Typist There I sit at the bar in just one of, probably, over a thousand clubs just like it around Saigon. It had been a rough week for me and my guys in the Typing Pool. On Monday, the […]

The Purple Heart Medal

November 19, 2011


    Army Regulation 600–8–22 2–8. Purple Heart a. The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington at Newburgh, New York, on 7 August 1782, during the Revolutionary War. It was reestablished by the President of the United States per War Department General Orders 3, 1932 and is currently awarded pursuant to Executive Order […]

A World War II Love Story with an Internet closure

November 23, 2010


        My Father-In-law, Clyde E. Roller, served during WWII as an infantryman in Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division. He did not make the D-Day landing but join the unit shortly there after. The 4th Infantry Division fought in France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. On September 17, 1944, at the age of 19 […]

Cordis R. White

April 4, 2010


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 […]

Billy J. Talley

April 4, 2010


  Billy was assigned to Charlie Troop on August 17, 1965 and was Killed in Action on November 16, 1965 on LZ XRAY. Billy was a Pilot of a UH-1B helicopter. Billy was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and a set of Army Aviator Wings. […]

Douglas F. Strait

April 4, 2010


Douglas was assigned to Charlie Troop.  Douglas became an MIA on October 18, 1970.  When the recovery team landed the day after the crash they found WM Cahill’s and Sgt Bailey’s bodies . Both of their flight helmets were destroyed. One helmet was found in perfect condition. Weapons were found and a GI Boot print was found […]

John W. States

April 4, 2010


John was assigned to Charlie Troop on August 8, 1968 and was Killed in Action on September 26, 1968. I served with John. He was dedicated soldier and a good man with a smile and a Hello for everyone. John was an Observer on an OH-6A Observation helicopter. John was awarded the Purple Heart, Air […]