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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, […]

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 […]

Carol’s Stetson

October 14, 2016

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    At the reunion in Branson, SFC Donald Coshey made Carol an Official Charlie Trooper for the work that she does for the Charlie Troop 1st of the 9th Cavalry Reunions. Carol kidded and said “Well, now that I am a Charlie Trooper men, I need a Stetson”.  Within 10 minutes a Stetson was […]

The Stetson and the Cav Patch

October 31, 2011

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The 1st Cavalry Division Patch: When the Army decided to form the 1st Cavalry Division it sent out a Directive requesting for people to submit a design for the Division’s Shoulder Insignia or Patch. It was a requirement that the Insignia conforms to three things. 1. It must be of only two colors. 2. It […]