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by Niner Alpha
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Here's and idea that needs some editing
Replies: 2
Views: 6

Re: Here's and idea that needs some editing

Ok... I mass emailed the above message... with a couple of exclusions...like death and people I know I don't get along with. The email adddresses are three years old so I know many will bounce. If you are reading this and didn't get an email ...and are interested.... let me know.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Here's and idea that needs some editing
Replies: 2
Views: 6

Re: Here's and idea that needs some editing

Ok ...the above idea is long and winded and reminds me of a scene in which Archie tells Edith to "stifle" at some point. Here is at least an improvement: Alpha Company, 6th Battalion of the 31st Infantry, 9th Division ring any bell with you? I hope so. You’re name is on the Alpha Roster I ...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Here's and idea that needs some editing
Replies: 2
Views: 6

Here's and idea that needs some editing

I want to send a message out to Alpha guys in a mass email. This is the too long version I know.... but the problem is I have to sell myself before I can sell anybody else and this long screed is the result of the process of selling myself on an idea. In any case, if you have nothing better to do he...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: West Point grad at FT. Drum gets OTH discharge
Replies: 0
Views: 35

West Point grad at FT. Drum gets OTH discharge

Just noticed this story. Seems a combat veteran of Afghanistan got admitted to West Point. He recently graduated. But.... he got kicked out of the Army with an "other than honorable" discharge for advocating Communism and posing with a pro Communism message in his hat and wearing a Che Gue...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Ebay photo

That first Go Devil I posted an image of turned out to be worth $100 to somebody. Now that's hard to believe.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Ebay photo

Maybe this one you would be more interested in. July 1969.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Ebay photo

That photo was also in the first issue of the stand alone Go Devil news in November of 1969. Just found out about this today.
by Niner Alpha
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: 709th Maintenance Battalion
Replies: 0
Views: 27

709th Maintenance Battalion

Floyd sent me a notice that at a site for the 709th Maintenance Battalion there was mention of the history of the 6/31st being in Ben Luc. Dean Ayers, years ago, had me some photos to put in our album in the other topics section. So I got to taking a look at that repair and fix anything outfit. The ...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?

Thanks for responding Mike. I know someone, 6th of the 31st guy, who got one recently from somebody he knows. He has no idea of the history. He doesn't know how it got into the US or when. But....since it has no safety on it then it either entered the US as a trade item before 1968 or could have bee...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Kodak instamatic
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Kodak instamatic

The Kodak instamatic was the camera of the Vietnam War for the soldiers at the pointed end of the spear. They were cheap....less than $20. Made between 1962 and 1970, they could be dunked in a river and be dried out, reloaded and were good to go again. There was no light meter. There was no built-in...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Our "Values"
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Our "Values"

Here is one I saw today of a Baptist Church leader wanting a statue of Jesus removed from the outside of his church where it has been stuck to the wall for the last ten years because a Jesus statue looks Catholic and violates their "core values". “We have discovered that there are people t...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 31, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 49
Views: 10322

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I have completed all tasks the Readjustment Counselor, Veteran Representative for my County, and the VA have asked, including seeing my personal physician, an audiologist, neurologist, podiatrist, optometrist, orthopedic specialist, and of course, my time spent with a psychologist. Now that's a lot...
by Niner Alpha
Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Our "Values"
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Our "Values"

Now days if somebody in the public eye says something mean or racist or sexist, or in some way insulting, then somebody else in the public eye condemns them as not aligning with their "values" and the miscreant is fired or black listed or black balled or now made to wear a scarlet letter f...
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Memorial Day

Sorry about that, Vern. I figured it was you answering since you are the only one who usually answers. Should have paid more attention.

Jerry sent me an email .....and yes Jerry, I had had a few drinks. It was only three beers....but.... :oops:
Sorry I confused you with Vern.
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Memorial Day

Thanks Vern. I was wondering if maybe I was the only one who was going against the grain.
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Memorial Day

Today's the day when the statement "Freedom Isn't Free" is spouted with patriotic fervor in response to the yearly obligation to memorialize those "warriors" who died in one conflict or the other down through the centuries of our nations history. "They died for us and to pro...
by Niner Alpha
Sun May 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?

Any proof marks on it?
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy

Vern that red one on the left is the hat from the batch the 101st guy had made. The zzn thing was back when the site was on a different server that was just a message board and that zzn address was from a long time ago that had something to do with a free to use email address that had 6thofthe31st i...
by Niner Alpha
Tue May 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

Re: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy

Saw this today on a site dedicated to the 3/506 battalion , 101st. The guy running it printed out a Valorous Unit Citation that he claims the printed citation would have looked like if anybody had actually gotten one. He does a cottage industry in printing them out for anybody that wants one.....for...
by Niner Alpha
Sun May 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The evil we support in the world today
Replies: 0
Views: 89

The evil we support in the world today

I was talking to a friend right after the Israeli troops killed 60 unarmed protesters and wounded thousands more...in one day. Collectively over a few weeks the casualty numbers are unknown to me but how many the armed troops killed must be much larger in total killed and wounded numbers. The Gaza c...
by Niner Alpha
Sat May 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month

Well Vern, that beats Fort Sill Oklahoma as an alternative to Vietnam. Except for the fact that you were among those who knew better, the re-up recruiter in Hawaii must have had an easier job than most.
by Niner Alpha
Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month

I just used photos from my album. Must be others from some of the other albums that I can't identify as in Cambodia, but this will do...considering how dead this site is nobody is likely to complain. The opening page is 6thofthe31st.com for those of you that only have the message board link saved an...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

I think we all knew the locals weren't buying "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as anything either side was likely to ever provide. I don't think any of us imagined the family horror story you are telling though. I did see that it wasn't good to be a Tiger Scout at 3rd Brigade ...
by Niner Alpha
Wed May 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

I posted a link to this on the facebook page dedicated to the battalion because your story has got to be the most unique veteran story there is. It might attract some of your old platoon guys who would certainly get a kick out of reading what you wrote. Hey, maybe that guy Miyares the bull crap toss...
by Niner Alpha
Tue May 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

Good thing they don't hold a grudge over whatever happened in the war that affected them deeply caused or abetted by America. Since your wife and large Vietnamese family love you, and is in effect vouching for you, that no doubt adopts you into the culture. That's great.

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