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by Niner Alpha
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 13369

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I actually have the orders for the Good Conduct medal someplace. Anybody want to see what one looks like? :D I got a friend who will remain nameless who served a year in Vietnam and three years altogether and got a good conduct medal but didn't get an Army Commendation medal..... and he didn't get a...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 13369

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Randy, if they aren't inscribed with your name on the back I'd be surprised. If anybody is reading this and wonders how to get a replacement...free one time..... of your medals as listed in your records ....check out this post in the links forum. They will sometimes give you the wrong bolo badge... ...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 13369

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

The Government will give every veteran ...or their next of kin... one re-issue of their medals and bolo badges if they are asked for by filling out some printed online forms. And the medals will be engraved on the back with your name... unlike the ones issued in Vietnam.

Good surprise Randy.
by Niner Alpha
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Another 6/31st reunion?
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Another 6/31st reunion?

From the 6th of the 31st facebook page: 31ST US INFANTRY REGIMENT ASSOCIATION REUNION 2018 IS CANCELLED With a sad and heavy heart the Commander and Board of Directors of the 31st US Infantry Regiment Association announce that Reunion 2018 at North Myrtle Beach, SC is Officially Cancelled. The Board...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Another 6/31st reunion?
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Another 6/31st reunion?

Looks like the 31st Association reunion will begin hours after Hurricane Florence hits the Atlantic coast with a center that could be over or near Myrtle Beach. Should put a damper on travel arrangements for attendees. To say the least.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Another 6/31st reunion?
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Another 6/31st reunion?

The first and only 6th battalion 31st Infantry reunion was in Branson in 2015. Three years ago already. Since that reunion several of the guys that attended have passed on. One guy attended only to die a couple weeks afterward of cancer. Perhaps attending gave him some satisfaction and completed som...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: The map I brought home
Replies: 1
Views: 60

The map I brought home

I've showed it before in bits and pieces. I can email anybody that wants one a copy large enough to study it a little better if need be. On it is marked Gettysburg, Chamberlain, FSB Jackson at the very top edge that we tore down in about August of 1970....near where "the island" adventure ...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: I moved the Who is Urban Miyares string
Replies: 18
Views: 6745

Re: I moved the Who is Urban Miyares string

The latest prognostication: Do you frequent a San Diego bookstore, and know the owner//manager? If so, I could surely use your help by emailing me their contact information, so they can receive the Press Announcement of “My Life Outside the Fishbowl,” The Urban Miyares Story – release date scheduled...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 13369

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I posted this at the 6th of the 31st Facebook page. Robert Stewart shared a link. 13 hrs Anybody get to the point that they think that they need some help from the VA but are sitting on it, because they always have saddled up and moved on, like John Wayne, and thinking maybe the feeling will pass th...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: I moved the Who is Urban Miyares string
Replies: 18
Views: 6745

Re: I moved the Who is Urban Miyares string

A merger has taken place. A publisher with a gross revenue of $80,000 a year, purchased the lesser valued Goldminds Publishing , Urban Miyares' publisher, for $28,000. Wow..... talk about big business buying out smaller business. Maybe they will have to rent a larger UPS store drop box. Wonder if th...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 13369

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Randy, glad you got to the end of this trail and are satisfied with how your efforts were rewarded in the end. I appreciate your telling of what you went through. Maybe someone who is on the fence about seeking help will read this string and will be encouraged to seek help now that you have detailed...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Military Budget?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Military Budget?

So in the last few days, Trump has thrown more sanctions on the back of Russia because a former turn coat Russian spy got high tech assassinated in England. And that wasn't enough pot stirring so he turned around and put some hard sanctions on the Turks...who were supposed to be our friends in the &...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Ron Madewell E5 Alpha Oct 69 to Oct 70
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Ron Madewell E5 Alpha Oct 69 to Oct 70

Ron has talked to us on the Skype a couple times recently. However, he has more recently lost his home in California due to the fire storms. Haven't heard from him since he had to evacuate the area of Shasta. Maybe he will make it back to the Skype soon to tell us how he is making out. There is a Sk...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Military Budget?
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Military Budget?

They ought to put the military industrial state on a budget. But.... it is politically popular to be strong on defense. The only problem is that much of it is just pissing away money on toys that are unnecessary, or in the case of that expensive Air Force fighter, that has been sucking up money for ...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: A hundred years ago today
Replies: 0
Views: 85

A hundred years ago today

The Polar Bears were about to get their Regimental name.

In the newspaper a hundred years ago today.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: The fires in California touch one our own
Replies: 0
Views: 177

The fires in California touch one our own

Ron Madewell. E5 Alpha 69/70 lost his home in that fire in Northern California this week. He's got another place where he can live luckily, but obviously he has lost much. There are other guys from California that may subject to the same fate. Keep them in mind.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Discrimination
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Discrimination

Saw this story where a restaurant tried to drum up business on Sunday by offering a 20% discount to people who show a Church bulletin. No doubt this happens all over the US . I've seen it happen in my neck of the woods fairly regularly. It's just an attempt to drum up some business for the restauran...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Know anybody in this photo?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Know anybody in this photo?

by Niner Alpha
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Know anybody in this photo?
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Know anybody in this photo?

Update on the photo: Hi Robert - Thought I’d give you an update on that photo you posted on the forum. Someone pointed out the gentleman in the far left of the back row was a LTC or Major…..I zoomed in and think I can read enough letters on his name tag that it could be Gary Chittester. Gary took ov...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Russian interference in the US political system
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Russian interference in the US political system

The media has their shorts in a wad over it. The war hawks in Congress...John McCain etc., are all turning red in the face..pun intended..... and demanding all sorts of Annie Get Your Gun things. The Democrats are loudly in the chorus, as they have always been...see Hillary and Bill too. How about a...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy

After the lawyers get through with the Ride the Ducks in Branson I got a feeling there will be no more Ride the Ducks in Branson.... and maybe anywhere else. What I want to know is how is it that there are so many franchises? We got them in Mobile. How many of those things from probably WWII can sti...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: When Carlson turned command over to Gearin
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: When Carlson turned command over to Gearin

I noticed the same thing. Guess Lt. Colonels get different grade medals from us enlisted men.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: When Carlson turned command over to Gearin
Replies: 2
Views: 109

When Carlson turned command over to Gearin

Saw this in a February 23, Go Devil.
by Niner Alpha
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy

From a news video somebody made with their phone it looked like the windows were closed and the bow end was being washed over. If the Duck went down with the windows closed it would have been difficult to escape I'd imagine. The entrance and exit was to the rear with steps that would drop down. Here...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... table-lake

First report. Eight people dead after Ride the Ducks boat capsizes on Table Lake.

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