Browsing All posts tagged under »Vietnam«

Don Coshey’s Vietnam Memories

February 2, 2018

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I left Ft Benning GA in Aug of 1965 with Warrant Officer Green. We sailed from the port of Mobile Ala on the USS Croatian Aircraft carrier. We were the only personnel from the First Squadron, Ninth Calvary, First Cavalry Division. While sailing on the Pacific Ocean en route to Vietnam, I worked in the […]

My Year in Vietnam by Patrick M. Bieneman 11B

December 20, 2017

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I was assigned to Charlie Troop 1st Squadron 9th Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile) in April 1968. I have often wondered why I don’t remember more of my time in Vietnam. I only remember maybe 10-15 days. Some have said it is God’s way of protecting me from bad memories. I’ll take that […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Mike Askew: From Home to Vietnam and Back Home Again

January 27, 2017

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Crew Chief PFC Mike Askew At the beginning of 1967 I knew absolutely nothing about Huey gunships, or M60 door guns. Absolutely nothing about Saigon, the South China Sea, or the 1st Air Cav. I was clueless about the political reasons why the United States was so enthusiastically sending 19 year olds to the jungles […]

50th Anniversary Reunion 2015

July 8, 2015

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A special 50th Anniversary Reunion was held in Columbus, Georgia June 30 through July 2, 2015. This was a reunion whose main intention was to Honor the Men of Charlie Troop, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Alpha Troop, Bravo Troop and Delta Troop who left Columbus, Georgia in August of 1965 to go to Vietnam. The […]

War Stories by Forrest Frields

March 20, 2013

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Forrest Frields was a Scout Pilot in Charlie Troop. This is his story. War stories and PTSD tales are about releasing the demon energy residing within you. In my case and those cases of friends and co-patients of mine – that energy will never go away – at least not completely. Our only salvation is […]

A Trooper’s Special Request

December 6, 2012

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Twas the night before Christmas up in Fiddler’s Green Things were quiet and there were No Cavalry Troopers to be seen I asked the Lord “Where were all the Troopers” and he said to me “A special request had been made and to this I agreed” “A Trooper came up and on bended knees he […]

Charlie Troop 1/9th Cavalry Myron MY roommate by Kurt F. Schatz

November 6, 2012

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          WO 1 Myron R. Lamont, Cobra pilot extraordinary and my roommate. Myron had just turned twenty years old and approached me about buying a hooch that was For Sale by some departing C Troopers. I had been living on a cot surrounded by rocket boxes filled with dirt with pieces […]