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by Niner Alpha
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Facebook

No doubt they give a free page to all and sundry because they can get information back that they can make money off of and they have been very successful in doing so. Nobody with any degree of adult awareness should be surprised what they know, or think they know about you, if you have a facebook pa...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Battle of Chosin in Korean war
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Battle of Chosin in Korean war

I recorded for later viewing The Battle of Chosin on American Experience produced by PBS. You can see it online if you give money to PBS or have another video on demand source that shows it. I watched it the other night. It documents how the 1/31st and 2/31st were part of Taskforce Faith that were s...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam

I changed the opening page. Del Bumann's photos.
by Niner Alpha
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: 50th Anniversary of entry to Vietnam
Replies: 0
Views: 70

50th Anniversary of entry to Vietnam

Del Bumann recorded the event and had shared it with this site for members of the battalion passing by could see them. Hard to believe it all stared for the battalion in Vietnam half a century ago.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam

Mike McConnell, Charlie Company, was there and posted this memory on his facebook page April 4, 2018. Mike McConnell 50 years ago today I was in Guam on my way to Vietnam. Dr. King was assassinated while I was on Guam however I did not learn about it until 12 to 15 hours later when I first arrived i...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam

On this date the 6th of the 31st landed in Vietnam April 4th 1968 US time or maybe April 5th Vietnam time. Wonder if the Regiment Association will make note of it at the next reunion?
by Niner Alpha
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: Here's an idea about recording your reunion memories
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Here's an idea about recording your reunion memories

I've got a lot of photos from Branson 2015. The other day I got an offer for 70% off for a hard cover photo album with 20 pages and however many photos I could put onto them. Well.... it's not like I really was thinking about it, but it did occur to me that with all my reunion photos digital they al...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Chuck Barr
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Chuck Barr

Notice from Darwin Betzer upon death of Chuck Barr.

Died March 14, 2018. Born April 24, 1947. E5 Delta Company. Stickney Illinois.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituar ... rr-7791492
by Niner Alpha
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: The trophy
Replies: 0
Views: 266

The trophy

Jerry White bought it with money out of his own pocket years ago after thinking about how a lot of us, first gathered at my fledgling website, worked on the first real battalion reunion. It all started with the idea of getting as many found guys as possible in contact again, in one place, for the he...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Regiment newsletter....
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: 31st Regiment newsletter....

Their website is still stuck on pause. It's still there.... surprisingly enough. However, it advertises the 2016 reunion still. :roll:
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Regiment newsletter....
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: 31st Regiment newsletter....

Some things never change, Vern. I resigned my membership and they sent me one too. :roll:
by Niner Alpha
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: We still have Skype chats every Thursday night 8pm Eastern time
Replies: 2
Views: 4376

Re: We still have Skype chats every Thursday night 8pm Eastern time

It's Thursday again. Contact me with your Skype handle and I'll add you to the group.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: In the news a hundred years ago today

Wilson is dithering over what to do. The Russians are attempting to come to some peace with Germany, which is grabbing as much former Russian influence territory as they can in spite of fumbling peace negotiations. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of prisoners held in Russia are being set fre...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: In the news a hundred years ago today

As the plot thickens a hundred years ago today, it's looking like some new storm clouds in the war that would soon envelope the 31st Regiment...although they don't know it yet. However, Billy Sunday, the Babe Ruth to the later day Billy Graham's Mickey Mantle, gets the major focus of the front page ...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia
Replies: 2
Views: 316

In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia

At the time, the 31st Regiment didn't know it was going to Russia..... but the ball had started to roll.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/

siberia.jpg
by Niner Alpha
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: David Barnas
Replies: 0
Views: 278

David Barnas

Bravo company, 1st Platoon. Died August 4, 2017.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: 31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine

Ugh... looks like they got not only false press but a damming press after fighting completely out numbered for eight straight days under awful weather conditions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... GO1qQKFPAo
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 338

31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine

There is one on ebay. Note the advertisements for tennis rackets and golf clubs. In-between wars.



"1920 US Army 31st Infantry Regiment Magazine Polar Bears Philippines Siberia"
by Niner Alpha
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Ashes and the Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Ashes and the Wall

I think, if it were up to me, I'd like my ashes scattered at my favorite fishing reef or another place where I have happy memories. Then again, if my wife should go first, that notion would likely change to a lot in a cemetery to be more conventional... like keeping the socks paired up or the spoon ...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Ashes and the Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Ashes and the Wall

Saw this story in the local paper. Guy promised his brother shortly before he died that he would take his ashes to the Wall in Washington and leave them. The park service collects whatever is left there...all sorts of stuff.....including ashes of dead veterans left there. Only now.... enough is enou...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: I moved the Who is Urban Miyares string
Replies: 15
Views: 3771

Re: I moved the Who is Urban Miyares string

Looks like his book is still in the coming sooner or later stage with no actual publication date. After a lot of "can't wait" stuff after a recent vague coming soon mention of the book on his facebook page there was one comment from a guy who looked forward to reading all about his time wi...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: The 6th of the 31st served in two different Brigades
Replies: 0
Views: 313

The 6th of the 31st served in two different Brigades

When the battalion got to Vietnam it was assigned to the 1st , Recondo, Brigade. Then in the summer of 69, when the 1st and 2nd Brigades pulled out the battalion was transferred to the 3rd , Go Devil, Brigade because it hadn't been in country long and traded places with some battalion in the 3rd Bri...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Artillery Support Units
Topic: The Super Bowl and and a 2/4th Hero
Replies: 0
Views: 369

The Super Bowl and and a 2/4th Hero

Sammy L. Davis was an artilleryman in Charlie battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Artillery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during an incident in 1967 while serving in the 9th Division. He is going to participate in the coin toss at the Super Bowl this Sunday between the Patriots and the ...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Trumps State of the Union
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Trumps State of the Union

Most of the talking heads on TV....the ones that I watched at least... made note of how Trump does better when he sticks to the script and doesn't come off as a shoot from the lip lout. He got an A for not playing to his usual first thing that pops into his head rhetoric. That was commendable for su...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Vietnam - 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Vietnam - 2018

If you get bored on a Friday morning we still do the Skype chat on Thursday Night.

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