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by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Biden VS Trump question
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: The Biden VS Trump question

For online news I watch the Associated Press site. It's the same stuff you see in all the newspapers as straight news filler between the advertisements. It seems like it tries to keep as middle a coarse as it can and keeps up with the breaking news. https://apnews.com/
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Biden VS Trump question
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: The Biden VS Trump question

I agree that Pence looks like Trump's ventriloquist dummy. Let's see who Biden comes up with.
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Biden VS Trump question
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: The Biden VS Trump question

A lot of our old geezer, like us, former soldier compatriots, are still in the Trump camp and would vote for him no matter what he said or did. Check out the home page of any of your facebook friends older than 65 and see. However, although Trump tried to start a war with Iran by killing off one its...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Biden VS Trump question
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: The Biden VS Trump question

Biden is showing his tough on Russia side because the New York times says "top intelligence officials", unnamed, say that Russia was paying bounties to kill Americans in Afghanistan. It didn't say how much was paid or if there actually were any payments. There were a total of 22 deaths in ...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Looking for anyone who remembers John Tucker
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Looking for anyone who remembers John Tucker

John was one of the original Ft. Lewis trainees. He was apparently trained 11b but in April of 1968, three weeks after the 6/31st landed in Vietnam his orders show he was converted into a 36K40 wireman. He was attached to HHC and was with HQ Company for a number of months before being transferred to...
by Niner Alpha
Wed May 27, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Looking for anyone who remembers John Tucker
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Looking for anyone who remembers John Tucker

An update. Originally we had some old information from 2006 that suggested John Tucker had been in Charlie Company. Now we have information that all of his promotions came through Headquarters Company. He was also a Ft. Lewis original and had an MOS of 36K40 making him a wireman. Not infantry but in...
by Niner Alpha
Wed May 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Looking for anyone who remembers John Tucker
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Looking for anyone who remembers John Tucker

He is now deceased. His wife is looking for contacts who knew him. John is pictured in a Charlie Company album here: http://6thofthe31st.com/gallery/index.php/Headquartescompany/John-Tucker The last from his wife Judy: Thank you so much Robert I will send you a few pictures I have on my phone and tr...
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 25, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Memorial Day May 25 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Memorial Day May 25 2020

It's that time of year again. Beaches are crowded down at Gulf Shores Alabama, pandemic or no pandemic. Being six feet apart is probably difficult even on those wide beaches.....if anybody down there actually cares. Two or three people have already drowned....just having a good time I guess. Meanwhi...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 21, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: The remainder of the Branson cloisonne pins
Replies: 0
Views: 184

The remainder of the Branson cloisonne pins

I'm offering remainder pins on ebay. It will be curious to me to see if the military beercan pin collector has any interest or not. I know it looks like I'm nuts to think anyone, even those who actually went to the reunion, would fork over $25 for a pin that actually cost something like $5 each when...
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Joseph R. Palermo
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Joseph R. Palermo

Regiment Association reports death of SGT. Joseph Palermo. B Company. Boardman, OH. Died January 3, 2020. Was listed as with Bravo 68/69.
by Niner Alpha
Sun May 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Chantrea
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Chantrea

Now that the subject of things that came through the air has been brought up, I remember something Jerry Holderness said at the one and only reunion at Branson. He was the Alpha FO at the time of the Cambodian incursion while I was his assistant and RTO. Two weeks after coming back to Ben Luc he was...
by Niner Alpha
Sat May 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Chantrea
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Chantrea

Here's an image I took of one of the bomb runs.

http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/ind ... art/cambo4
by Niner Alpha
Sat May 09, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Chantrea
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Chantrea

When we first got into Chantrea the arty wasn't set up yet. It was where a border village once stood called Ba Thu. Then when the half battery was set up it was still 10 kilometers from the West side of Chantrea. I'll post an image in the photo section and link it. The arty was set up at 27530283. Y...
by Niner Alpha
Sun May 03, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Who is Urban Miyares?
Replies: 140
Views: 52055

Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Here we are a year later. A couple of things to note. First, is that the review I gave his book at Barnes and Noble has been erased. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-life-outside-the-fish-bowl-urban-miyares/1131082363;jsessionid=89EAC200DE156C780C2F99EAB115DCDB.prodny_store01-atgap06?ean=29401560...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Biden VS Trump question
Replies: 13
Views: 610

The Biden VS Trump question

Two of the oldest Presidential candidates ever are going against each other in the 2020 election. It seems really sad that we have the two choices we have. Biden is the poster boy for the swamp. He was a big fan of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was in favor of any trade deal that special inter...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Artillery

Just to confuse things.... on my map... the one that Mike Kirby gave me that I still have... back in the day I had Gettysburg at 395 910. My map has "Kinh Bo Bo" clearly running on the North side of the grease pencil mark for Gettysburg. So... my money is on the spot I marked on my map 50 ...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Artillery

by Niner Alpha
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Artillery

I remember at Jackson there was a guy on a bulldozer pushing everything still standing down. Vietnamese people were flocking to the place to scavenge material. Some of them were getting in his way and he started firing shots close to them to try and get them to back up. I noticed and was thinking if...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Artillery

Another shot at it. Noticed another list online. It gives the grid coordinates of 418-125. On my map that puts Jarrett WSW of Jackson. The comment in both Where We Were and what I found online says connection to 6th of the 31st and closed in May of 1970. Jackson was closed and torn down some months ...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Artillery

Went looking in Were We Were. I don't remember the name but it looks for sure you aren't the only one that remembers that name. The book entry says: Jarrett FSB Along Song Vam Co Dong apx. 9km ENE Duc Hue. AF and 24 KM WSW of Chu Chi. Temporary base of 6th of the 31st, 9th Division May 70. Hau Nghia...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Artillery

Hey Pointman. Long time no commo. Glad to see you still know how to find the site. The 105 would shoot further than anybody would want to be expecting for close support. 7000 meters was comfortable. I do know it could be longer and less predictable.....like that "Island" stay behind advent...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Seven more photos added to the Ron Madewell album
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Seven more photos added to the Ron Madewell album

Three more added tonight.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Bought this reproduction patch on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Bought this reproduction patch on ebay

Got the first of two today. All the way from Vietnam. Looks like "Dawson" is Nguyen hoang le from the return address on the envelope. And.... it looks really pretty good. The white has a bit of corduroy affect like the "real" one from half a century ago. The Size is just about ex...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Charlie Company
Topic: New Charlie album from Greg Gresh 2nd Plt. 69/70
Replies: 1
Views: 513

New Charlie album from Greg Gresh 2nd Plt. 69/70

You should be able to go directly to it by this link: http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/ind ... Greg-Gresh

You can also find it by just going to the album that links from the border of the front page www6thofthe31st.com and just browsing Charlie Albums.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Bladder Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Bladder Cancer

It seems to me we drank unseen water. Water went from metal water buffalo to opaque green canteen. The only examination we did was to examine the taste. If we were really thirsty, like most of the time, the taste didn't count. But remember the resupply bladders? White plastic jugs. They weren't hidi...

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