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Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away

August 2, 2015

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Those of us old enough, know that General of the Army (5 Stars), General Douglas MacArthur spoke these words in front of Congress when he was forced to Retire. Whether we wanted to retire or were forced into retirement, the majority of us have several things in common. Sooner or later we will all miss […]

Gold Star Family Breakfast and The Family Contacts Committee DD Form 3

July 16, 2013

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As I stated in “Gold Star Families – When a Loved One Dies in Combat”, Every Major Organization whether is a Division or an Association normally has a Gold Star program with it. This is the case of the 1st Cavalry Division and the Vietnam Helicopters Pilot Association (VHPA). Both of these fine organization hold […]

Buffalo Soldiers – 9th Cavalry

February 26, 2013

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On July 28, 1866 the 9th Cavalry Regiment was formed. The regiment was made up of 12 companies formed into 3 Squadrons. Each Squadron had 4 companies. Each company had 4 officers 15 Non-Commissioned Officers and 72 Privates. On AUGUST 3, 1866  a Regiment was made up of Negro (African-American) soldiers. This Regiment was designated […]