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by Niner Delta
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Military Budget?
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Military Budget?

Maybe if the military would quit buying $600 toilet seats..... :mrgreen: ... or giving "cost plus" contracts...... :shock:

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by Niner Delta
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy

When I was a kid, we lived near the ocean...actually the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and there was a lot of logging industry back then that towed logs to mills in rafts. Often stray logs ended up on the beach rear us. This old guy had a surplus DUKW that he used to pull logs off the beach and make his ...
by Niner Delta
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Know anybody in this photo?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Know anybody in this photo?

Instructors..... that makes sense, I never thought of that........... :D

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by Niner Delta
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy

One of the things I read said they use the hulls from WWII DUKWs, but the engine and transmission
are new stuff. Although is sounds like the axles are old.


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by Niner Delta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy

The death toll now is up to 17 in Branson, how sad. Those ducks don't have a good record..... :shock: 1999 - Arkansas - 13 dead. 2010 - Philadelphia - 2 dead 2015 - Philadelphia - 1 dead.. (on land) 2015 - Seattle - 5 dead.. (on land) 2016 - Boston - 1 dead.. (on land) 2018 - Branson - 17 dead 39 d...
by Niner Delta
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: When Carlson turned command over to Gearin
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: When Carlson turned command over to Gearin

Carlson had "Air Medal with V device, tenth award". So do you get 10 of those for circling above where small arms can't reach you?? .... :roll: I never knew you could get a V device on an Air Medal, wonder what you had to do to get one? I got an Air Medal, but I guess hot LZs don't get yo...
by Niner Delta
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Branson Ride the Ducks tragedy

Five people were killed and 69 injured in a 2015 crash on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge.
If I remember right, it broke an axle and crossed the centerline and hit a tour bus.
The owners were fined $500,000....... :shock:


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by Niner Delta
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Alpha Company Guidon
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Alpha Company Guidon

Wonder why those guidon bearers don't have 6th Army patches on their left shoulders?? The brass was usually picky about those things for any ceremony. The man on far right has one of the old style field jackets with the shoulder epaulettes and no hood rolled up in the collar. Those were highly priz...
by Niner Delta
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Know anybody in this photo?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Know anybody in this photo?

No idea who or where or why photo was taken. But I have doubts it is a sniper school. Moss is one of the lowest ranked men in photo, a SGT E-5, all the rest have at least one rocker and 2 or 3 are E-7. Some of these guys seem too old to be crawling in the mud to be a sniper. The back row far left i...
by Niner Delta
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: Ebay photo

"transition from combat to training".....yup, that didn't work too well. Training to do
something we already knew how to "actually" do, it was hard for us to do it the bullshit Army way.
Mostly we just fooled around and tried not to get caught...... :mrgreen:


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by Niner Delta
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: Ebay photo

I was long gone by then........ :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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by Niner Delta
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Kodak instamatic
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Kodak instamatic

I remember a lot of guys carried these, I didn't carry one and looking back I wish I had......

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by Niner Delta
Tue May 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Memorial Day

It should be easy to tell us apart Robert, I sometimes type left handed.......... :lol: :lol:

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by Niner Delta
Mon May 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Memorial Day

Actually that was Jerry........ Delta75........... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Although I do agree with you guys in that we all knew the VC weren't going to invade our hometown. Any of us could have gone to Canada, but we didn't. Some of us didn't get drafted, we joined not out of patriotism, but to avoid ...
by Niner Delta
Thu May 24, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy
Replies: 16
Views: 5289

Re: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy

While we're talking awards........ I have posted the combat award before and most said they never got one. I also got 2 Certificate of Appreciation when I was discharged. One from Westmoreland and one from Nixon, and one had my Social Security number on it, they had gotten away from using a serial ...
by Niner Delta
Thu May 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy
Replies: 16
Views: 5289

Re: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy

Those hats from 13 years ago, you mean the tan hats with the ".zzn" or the maroon hats with the
6/31st on them. I still have them both and wear the maroon one when I go shooting....... :mrgreen:


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by Niner Delta
Sun May 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month

I did get sort of an attitude while I was clearing post in Hawaii, had to see the recruiter and I told him
I was a "20 year man" and he got a big smile until I said....."Yup, 3 in -- 17 out."..... he signed my paper
and I left.


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by Niner Delta
Sat May 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month

I missed that, by then I was stationed in Hawaii enjoying the beach with my wife..... it was
tough duty, but I stuck it out..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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by Niner Delta
Wed May 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

Thanks for the update on how things are over there now. You truly have an insight to the way life is in
VN now, and thanks for sharing it with us. We would never know if it wasn't for you...... :D


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by Niner Delta
Tue May 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

Now there is an event that I bet you never thought you would attend, glad to hear you are enjoying
life both here and there..... :mrgreen:


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by Niner Delta
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: R. Lee Ermey
Replies: 0
Views: 382

R. Lee Ermey

Sadly, "The Gunny", R. Lee Ermey died last Saturday at age 74. Probably best remembered as the Marine Drill Instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket", he was in so many other roles, too. One of my favorites was a tv series he hosted called "Mail Call" that ran from '...
by Niner Delta
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 744

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

I got to Delta 6/31st a little less than a year later, in early '69.

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by Niner Delta
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 744

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

Niner Alpha wrote: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?


Sure they will.......just like everything else........ :roll:

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by Niner Delta
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Artillery Support Units
Topic: Arty pics in header
Replies: 2
Views: 3056

Re: Arty pics in header

I remember the hollow "thunk" when several guys on the ram shoved that 155 round home. Online research says that the 1/84th had 4 batteries in the 9th Div. A - 155 SP B - 155 towed C - 155 towed D - 8 inch SP .......next to us in Dong Tam. I found this PDF about the 9th Div artillery from...
by Niner Delta
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Regiment newsletter....
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

31st Regiment newsletter....

So excited, just got my January issue of the newsletter today..... oh wait, this the 2nd week of March...... :shock:
Never mind..... sigh.
5 pages of articles and 4 pages of sign-ups and sales......... whatever..... :roll:

(someone needs to invent a sarcasm font for me)


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