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by Niner Alpha
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: From the timeline 50 years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: From the timeline 50 years ago

Yep, Vern. You have a point. I was just noticing a story noting the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII on September 2, 1945 when the Japanese signed the official surrender and figured the 50th anniversary of the end of a battalion that only existed for a few years deserved a notice.....even if only...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: From the timeline 50 years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 9

From the timeline 50 years ago

A half century ago this month the 6th of the 31st became history. In September of 1970 the battalion was dissolved. An unknown number got an early return home but the majority with as little as a couple or three months left of a one year sentence, the Army called it a tour, got sent to other units. ...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: "Dumb Grunts"
Replies: 0
Views: 17

"Dumb Grunts"

A friend was quoting something in a online military news source aimed at the active military. One of the pieces was about today's Army and about how today's soldier is more professional. One tick on the list was about the Infantry. Back in the old days if you were drafted you must have been a bone h...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: "beercan" pin on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: "beercan" pin on ebay

I sent the seller a message on ebay congratulating him on the very close to perfect face on that pin compared to the original. I also told him there was a obvious mistake on the back, without telling him what it was. I suggested if he had some more and listed them for about a tenth the asking price ...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: Future Reunions
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Future Reunions

At any given time lots of ...somebody or something... is watching this site. As I type this after the Thursday chat at 10.25 pm there were three people looking at this one post before I started typing. Now....maybe the majority of the lookers are spambots looking for a way to infest this site like t...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: Future Reunions
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Future Reunions

Age is getting to all of us. Most of us probably remember more people, close friends as well as not so close friends, relatives, workmates and assorted enemies too, that are now passed on than we do those still living by at least twice. Sometimes the thought crosses my mind that I should just go dow...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: James K. Galbraith projects the economic future
Replies: 0
Views: 102

James K. Galbraith projects the economic future

Read this just now. It's a noted economists take on the present economic condition of the US as the pandemic continues and what the outcome will be. He also offers his idea of what the solution should be. Our service economy problem is obviously an existing problem that may have no easy fix. The sol...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: "beercan" pin on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 104

"beercan" pin on ebay

I check out ebay every once in a while for interesting stuff that comes to the surface..There was an original Regiment punch bowl cup once and often photos from generally the early days of the regiment show up. Just put in 31st infantry in the blank and anything with 31st in it comes up including 6t...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Frightening thought on Presidential Race
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Frightening thought on Presidential Race

If we are only going to have two parties I think there should be a choice on the ballot of "reject all candidates". If that choice won both parties would have to go back to the political wishing well of the respective parties and come up with two more choices and do it all over until there...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Frightening thought on Presidential Race
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Frightening thought on Presidential Race

What if either Biden or Trump should suddenly drop out of the race? What if one of them gets Coronavirus, drops dead from whatever ails them, or suddenly goes raving mad, or just wakes up one morning and has an epiphany and not want the job? What if it happened after the traditional conventions that...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Assoc.
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: 31st Assoc.

It's complicated.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Assoc.
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: 31st Assoc.

He knows about this site but apparently has never signed the guestbook because he knows that would get him on the roster of what the Association has long seen as the opposing team. I think it's kinda like a Red Sox fan can't advertise that he had attended a Yankee's game when the Yankee's weren't pl...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Assoc.
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: 31st Assoc.

He's the same guy who did the Southeastern Region when he took over the job from the regular guy for a few months. I was surprised to see someone with a title in the organization that actually contacted people.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Anybody want a reproduction Alpha Ace patch?
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Anybody want a reproduction Alpha Ace patch?

It works for a shadow box or just to have for whatever reason. I got one from this guy in Vietnam not long ago for a shadow box. It looks really close to the real thing. The white cloth has the same lines and texture. A very good reproduction. Almost exactly like the original. Same size and everythi...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Anniversary of death of Buck Buxton
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Anniversary of death of Buck Buxton

Got this reminder of his death from an online memorial guestbook. Buck was a big old Louisiana boy who was often at the center of attention. A brave and able soldier.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thead ... =159178837
by Niner Alpha
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: More names on the Obit list
Replies: 0
Views: 134

More names on the Obit list

Jerry found the following deaths among battalion former members: 1 SGT Franklin G. Ledford, Bravo 1969,1970 DOD 9/13/2015 MAJ Raymond F. Salerno S-3 HQ company, 1969,1970 DOD 8/8/2014 PSG Orville Pentico Jr., Bravo 1969, DOD 11/1/2016 PSG George Segrest, Charlie 1968 1st Plt. DOD 10/30/2017 PSG Mari...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: One important thing has been fixed on the site
Replies: 0
Views: 214

One important thing has been fixed on the site

When anyone comes to 6thofthe31st.com they come to a menu page with the links in a bar at the top of the page. It's been that way for a long time. However when the messageboard had a crash the changeable "collage" image went away. I have really missed it because that blank space made the w...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Larry Heen
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Larry Heen

Got this email today: Hello Robert, My name is Mike Carretero and my buddy Paul Shaffer sent me this email that he received from you. I was on Firebase Bastogne when the incident happened. I had just transferred from Alpha Co. 3rd Herd to TOC as an S2 Clerk the week before Thanksgiving before the Ch...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Larry Heen
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Larry Heen

Another thought after sleeping on it overnight. In the general run of things the company commander of Alpha company should have known where his 2nd Platoon was at all times, particularly in a night location. The defensive targets would generally be plotted and given the platoons by the official comp...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Larry Heen
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Larry Heen

Trying to boil this down. To set the scene, Bastogne was a firebase on a mountain surrounded by thick woods and other mountains and valleys. Bastogne was where the battalion HQ of the A company 2nd platoon of the 1/327 involved was located. That TOC kept track of the reported map locations for all o...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Larry Heen
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Larry Heen

The rest of the story. ROTC Lt. 1000 meters off in reporting his location for one reason or another.

https://www.327infantry.org/homescreami ... -memories/
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Larry Heen
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Larry Heen

Doesn't seem fair does it? This particular case interested me because when it happened I was back in the "world. About three weeks before I was in the 101st and I had had the job of clearing grids for fire in any battalion AO occupied by the 3/506. At the time the story made the news, a day or ...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Larry Heen
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Larry Heen

Bronze star medal was probably awarded by the 101st at his death. The Air Medal was probably from the 9th. The 101st, operated differently than the 9th because of the geography. Were he was killed south of Hue was all small mountains covered with lots of trees and thick canopy of limbs and leaves. T...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Larry Heen
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Larry Heen

The actual town he was from is Duvall Washington. He had come in country in April of 70. I don't know what platoon he was assigned to in the 6/31st. Apparently, from someone who knew him in the 101st he had just learned that he was the father of a new born baby two days before his death. Anybody rem...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Links of Interest
Topic: Statistics. By the numbers. Casualties in Vietnam
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Statistics. By the numbers. Casualties in Vietnam

If there is a way to qualify casualties in numbers left out it's insignificant.

http://www.thewall-usa.com/summary.asp

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