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by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: Read this recent veteran appreciation story
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Read this recent veteran appreciation story

Ron Raymond sent me a link to the VVA Veteran Organization page and I found this story while looking for one he wanted me to see. http://vvaveteran.org/38-6/38-6_schroeder.html A guy wrote about going to a local veterans ceremony where local veterans of Vietnam were being honored with a book as a to...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Political public values and a Governor in Virginia
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Political public values and a Governor in Virginia

The Governor of Virginia has a public values problem. No... he wasn't involved with paying off hookers or running a bogus college for boobs looking to learn how to get rich quick. It was worse than that. He had his picture in a college yearbook 35 years ago as either a KKK guy or a white guy in blac...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Links of Interest
Topic: "Vietnam War... For the ones who fought it " maps
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: "Vietnam War... For the ones who fought it " maps

One thing I didn't make clear. Once you follow the link, hit the check boxes on the left. Once you do this ikons appear on the map in the screen. Click on the ikons and zoom in for what each ikon represents and the present Google Earth location.
by Niner Alpha
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Chamberlain, Jackson, Cu Chi in 1969
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Chamberlain, Jackson, Cu Chi in 1969

The 6th of the 31st took over Chamberlain sometime in early to mid 1970. It was at place four or five K's West of a village called Duc Hoa. Later in 1970 Alpha was at FSB Jackson , out of which the "Island" incident that has been talked about happened. And very late in the remaining time o...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Links of Interest
Topic: "Vietnam War... For the ones who fought it " maps
Replies: 2
Views: 93

"Vietnam War... For the ones who fought it " maps

There is a group that is collecting location information from the Vietnam war and marking the locations on a sub page of Google Earth . Some of what they have is good and some only approximate. They seem to be using locations from the book Where We Were in Vietnam plus submissions from numerous peop...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 50th anneversary January 12th, 1969 Cai Nua
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Re: 50th anneversary January 12th, 1969 Cai Nua

Randy, that is a touching comment. Sometimes I think this site has no purpose any longer. I pinned your message to the top of each forum to remind myself that maybe it does.
by Niner Alpha
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: There was server failure recently
Replies: 2
Views: 4895

Re: There was server failure recently

Got a bogus email today saying the site had been hacked and that I had to remake my password. If anybody gets one of those it was not from me. The site wasn't hacked and nobody has to change their password. The problem was with a server and with the format of this board being not up to date. Don't a...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: New names for the obituary list
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: New names for the obituary list

Good to hear from you. Maybe I'll have this message board fixed in the coming weeks.
by Niner Alpha
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Armour Wilcox and ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Armour Wilcox and ebay

Seller says he bought the album off of ebay several years ago. In a way it's just photo trash left by somebody few knew or remember, but in another way, it's all that remains as evidence of whoever that young kid was. Perhaps ominously, it suggests that there isn't anything left of his family either...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Armour Wilcox and ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Armour Wilcox and ebay

Armour Wilcox was an E5 in Alpha Company on December 8, 1968 when he was killed by small arms fire. Nobody in the Wall page has remembered him. However, there is a listing on ebay right now. Seems to be his photo album from Vietnam, complete with a small town newspaper obituary and a copy of a hando...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: There was server failure recently
Replies: 2
Views: 4895

Re: There was server failure recently

To prevent confusion, I deleted several posts in this string. Some of those posts stated that the site was coming to an end because of major corruption to the message board functions and no more money to throw at repair. However, a new course is going to be attempted to make repairs at no dollar cos...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: New names for the obituary list
Replies: 3
Views: 446

New names for the obituary list

The following names were added:

James E. Bowden. E5. Eagle Idaho. March 11, 2018. Charlie Company

James R. Dungan. E5. McKinney, Texas. January 15, 2015. Delta Company.

William F. Russell, Jr. SGM. Granger Washington. March 15, 2011. Headquarters Company
by Niner Alpha
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: So you think the US states follow and believe in the Constitution?
Replies: 0
Views: 673

So you think the US states follow and believe in the Constitution?

The First Amendment says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. H...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: So where do you get your world news?
Replies: 0
Views: 431

So where do you get your world news?

TV news is usually either too abbreviated or slanted in one way or the other to suit me...usually either bashing Trump for something, or in the case of the right wing sources, praising him for some of the same things with little to no exposition as to why in either case. The online stuff is often be...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Christmas in Siberia 1918
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Christmas in Siberia 1918

Found this online. Christmas for the original 31st Infantry in Siberia. A Christmas card.

http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/ind ... tings-one#

http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/ind ... reetings-2
by Niner Alpha
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: There was server failure recently
Replies: 2
Views: 4895

There was server failure recently

You will notice lots of error message repeats in some of the forums. The site was transferred to a new server the first of the week because of a catastrophic server failure and in the transfer errors occurred in the message board and new image uploads. This also took out some site features and contr...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: July 30, 1969
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Re: July 30, 1969

At the end of March 1970, when the Brigade had been acting alone for seven or eight months there was a Brigade change of command ceremony. Notice there is a line drawn between the 3rd Brigade as 9th Division and the 25th Division which the brigade is under and takes the highest operational control f...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: July 30, 1969
Replies: 0
Views: 647

July 30, 1969

The first and second Brigades were on their way to non existence as part of the Nixon smoke and mirrors we are winning the war and turning it over to the Arvins routine. I got into a discussion with someone on a facebook site that insisted the 9th Division was totally deactivated and that the 3rd br...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: July 30, 1969
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

July 30, 1969

The first and second Brigades were on their way to non existence as part of the Nixon smoke and mirrors we are winning the war and turning it over to the Arvins routine. I got into a discussion with someone on a facebook site that insisted the 9th Division was totally deactivated and that the 3rd br...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Arguments I get into on facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Arguments I get into on facebook

You are right Vern. It's crazy to get into any argument with someone you don't even know about what is, most of the time, something you could care less about normally. I deleted my membership in that 9th Division facebook page just for good measure.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Arguments I get into on facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Arguments I get into on facebook

I know I should know better. When I see something that I want to comment on that isn't total agreement I often end up in a back and forth over it. And I know I generally never completely agree with anybody about anything and enjoy debating without really giving a crap about what. It's a fault I'm aw...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The not living up to our values world
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: The not living up to our values world

Hey Vern, looks like the Mexican president is going to help Trump out. Hard to really believe that. I thought they hated each other over who is going to pay for Trump's wall. The Mexican Presidente is offering that group of walking evacuation zombies from further south a job and public assistance an...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The not living up to our values world
Replies: 3
Views: 890

The not living up to our values world

That "not up to our values" thing is pretty prevalent now days. I read yesterday a professor got into deep trouble for refusing to give a student a letter of recommendation to get into a University in Israel out of sympathy for a movement to boycott Israel because of the Palestinian thing....
by Niner Alpha
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Saturation Ambush in late 69
Replies: 0
Views: 839

Saturation Ambush in late 69

I ran across this Army report on the 3rd Brigade of the 9th for operations and lessons learned over what looks like to be from November 1, 69 to the end of January of 1970. One of the tactical notions that had been evolved to was "saturation" ambush operations. That and day time air mobile...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: The opening page image over the years collected
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Re: The opening page image over the years collected

None of the images are in chronological order. Notice also the two opening pages advertising a reunion in Nashville that, after running into a stone wall, was changed to Branson. It was really lucky, looking back, that every place in Nashville willing to give us a quote for the reunion was also out ...

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