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Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry The Enemy by Walker Jones and Donald Armstrong

July 29, 2014

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         The following are stories of two Charlie Troopers and their en counters with the enemy: We were in Tay Ninh I’m sure. Early 1971. I was a Cobra pilot then, living like most of us, crowded together in cots under a General Purpose Medium tent stretched across a Chinook revetment at the northwest […]

Viet Cong Tax Collector

January 9, 2011

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This story was written by Mike Askew. Mike was a CE and a gunner in the Red Platoon of Charlie Troop from 1967 to 1968. I appreciate Mike giving me permission to post this story. I’m not much for telling war stories, guess it’s because most people just don’t understand about Vietnam.   Up until this day in […]

The Almost Night Ambush

May 21, 2010

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We had been sent on many ambushes before. We also went on some after this one. But this one was special. I can’t remember dates but we were given the mission of setting up a night ambush along a well used Viet Cong trail. The Lift Pilots did their job well. As we flew in, […]