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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: 9

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: 12

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 Dec 05, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: There was server failure recently
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: There was server failure recently

It may be as long a couple of months. But....all things considered... don't think it will turn anybody away in its present flawed state. What else is there? The 31st Regiment Association site? They don't even have a messageboard that works or has ever worked at all. This one ....even damaged.. you c...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: There was server failure recently
Replies: 1
Views: 986

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: 310

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: 178

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: 310

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: 524

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: 524

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: 355

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: 355

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: 367

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: 514

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 ...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: The opening page image over the years collected
Replies: 1
Views: 514

The opening page image over the years collected

I went looking for old opening page images over the years. I changed them out about once a month as a general rule. Most of them highlighted one guy's album or the other. Some, lots actually, as I look at what I just posted, had something to do with the Branson Reunion even long after it was over. M...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Bravo Company
Topic: Anybody know anything about Bravo patches?
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Anybody know anything about Bravo patches?

Here is another Echo 4.2 patch that sold on ebay some time ago for $125 that some guys that should know thought was real.
by Niner Alpha
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Bravo Company
Topic: Anybody know anything about Bravo patches?
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Anybody know anything about Bravo patches?

This same seller has an Echo patch. I'm waiting for an Alpha.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The Republican Presidents painting on Trump's wall
Replies: 1
Views: 415

The Republican Presidents painting on Trump's wall

This is just too hard to believe. Trump has this painting in the White House. Wonder if he has a velvet Elvis painting to go with it....or the famous one with the dogs playing poker. Looks like Teddy cut one and Trump smelled it and all the rest of the Presidents laugh. https://www.theguardian.com/c...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: A collage of different Alpha photos
Replies: 0
Views: 487

A collage of different Alpha photos

I picked some photos from Alpha albums that I kinda had stuck in my head for one reason or the other. They are from ..in no particular order of importance: Ron Madewell, Jim Tierney, Rick Akers, John Bullock, Mike Kirby, Mirl Hollabaugh and myself...Robert Stewart
by Niner Alpha
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Bravo Company
Topic: Anybody know anything about Bravo patches?
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Anybody know anything about Bravo patches?

The guy who had that yellow patch is still trying to sell it on ebay. He is now at $49. However, just now I saw another just like it. The bid is at $4. I don't think either of them are real. The actual blue version is a lot better in detail and it doesn't spell Mekong as MeKong and there is some dis...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: What was said then...January 4, 1970
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: What was said then...January 4, 1970

The thing that gets me is that 26 more 6/31st guys died in 1970 after that guy said that the Arvins were doing all the fighting in the delta. Not counting the wounded. At the time nobody knew about the Pentagon papers and what the office of the President really thought about what was happening and t...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: What was said then...January 4, 1970
Replies: 2
Views: 570

What was said then...January 4, 1970

My daughter told me about how I could access old newspapers from my home town online through the Mobile Public Library. So I picked a date. I picked January 4, 1970. That's the date I arrived in Vietnam. I went to the editorial page and read this piece by Russell Kirk. Kirk was a leading wise man of...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Fort Lewis
Topic: Fort Lewis museum is...today.. interested in showing Vietnam history
Replies: 0
Views: 716

Fort Lewis museum is...today.. interested in showing Vietnam history

Saw this post on a facebook 9th site. I posted that I could point the museum associate in the right direction as to some guys from the 6th of the 31st that were part of that history. What she posted was this: Hello everyone, My name is Jenn, I am a curatorial assistant at the Lewis Army Museum on Fo...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: 6/31st Stand Alone Reunion Project June 2015
Topic: A short video from Branson
Replies: 2
Views: 3502

Re: A short video from Branson

Just noticed whatever movie I linked before had been lost. Uploaded another on Vimeo. I recognize several guys in this video. Put in place of the lost video clips.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett

Ron Raymond was looking forward to seeing Quisenberry but didn't meet up with him at the reunion for some reason.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Passing of "Top" Sergeant Major Floyd Vernon Bennett

He was at the Branson Reunion. He was the 1st Sgt. of Alpha when it was at Ft. Lewis before going to Vietnam. Here he is to the right in a photo with Col. Logan on left and unknown to me reunion attendee in the center. Notice of death: https://bakercountypress.com/2018/09/vernon-bennett-ex-commissio...

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