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by Niner Alpha
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Sgt. Ron Madewell has contributed some photos to the album
Replies: 0
Views: 1904

Sgt. Ron Madewell has contributed some photos to the album

Ron was in 2nd Platoon from October of 1969 to October of 1970. He now has an album started. You can take the link.
http://www.6thofthe31st.com/gallery/ind ... n-Madewell
by Niner Alpha
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

Re: Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969

We are back in touch. Good to see you are now making some progress getting your dad's DSC nomination resubmitted with the added help of a now found witness who had signed the original witness statements.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

Re: Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969

Geofrey your email has some problem. Emails bounce.
by Niner Alpha
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: The 31st Infantry Regiment. A history of America's Foreign Legion in peace and war
Replies: 0
Views: 1976

The 31st Infantry Regiment. A history of America's Foreign Legion in peace and war

This is the book published for the 31st Infantry Regiment. You can get a copy through the Association for $25 or Amazon for $42.75, or off of Ebay for $66. The credit for writing it is a bit ambiguous from Amazon: By the Members of the 31st Infantry Regiment Association;Foreword by General Barry R. ...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

Re: Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969

A copy of the document nominating him for the DSC.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Know anybody in this photo?
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

Re: Know anybody in this photo?

Moss ended up an E6. This may be some HQ outfit at maybe the brigade level. Can't tell for sure but a good percentage don't seem to have CIB's.

But SSgt Moss was a real hero. He was put in for a DSC and a boat load of other medals that he actually received.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Know anybody in this photo?
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

Know anybody in this photo?

Third from left top row is Dennis Moss. He served in Charlie company end of 68 and for sometime in 69. At one juncture he became a sniper ..and a highly decorated one judging from his obituary. This may have been the Sniper School as a guess or...not. Anybody shed any light on where this was, who el...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969
Replies: 3
Views: 2423

Dennis Harry Moss, Charlie Company 1969

His son contacted me today. He would like to make contact with guys who remembered him. Geofrey.Moss@erm.com Dennis Harry Moss – 29 May 1948 – 2 June 2018 Dennis Moss was born on May 29th 1948 in Spokane, Washington, son of Harry and Alberta Moss. The second youngest of four children, Denny grew up ...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Here's and idea that needs some editing
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Here's and idea that needs some editing

Thursday night we had two new voices on the Skype chat. Both were from Alpha. One from the original Ft. Lewis boys. One from late 69 until October 1970. Neither had ever been to a reunion before, neither the 31st Association, which both belonged to, or at the Branson stand alone non Association affi...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Here's and idea that needs some editing
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Here's and idea that needs some editing

Ok... I mass emailed the above message... with a couple of exclusions...like death and people I know I don't get along with. The email adddresses are three years old so I know many will bounce. If you are reading this and didn't get an email ...and are interested.... let me know.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Here's and idea that needs some editing
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Here's and idea that needs some editing

Ok ...the above idea is long and winded and reminds me of a scene in which Archie tells Edith to "stifle" at some point. Here is at least an improvement: Alpha Company, 6th Battalion of the 31st Infantry, 9th Division ring any bell with you? I hope so. You’re name is on the Alpha Roster I ...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Alpha Company
Topic: Here's and idea that needs some editing
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Here's and idea that needs some editing

I want to send a message out to Alpha guys in a mass email. This is the too long version I know.... but the problem is I have to sell myself before I can sell anybody else and this long screed is the result of the process of selling myself on an idea. In any case, if you have nothing better to do he...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: West Point grad at FT. Drum gets OTH discharge
Replies: 0
Views: 2045

West Point grad at FT. Drum gets OTH discharge

Just noticed this story. Seems a combat veteran of Afghanistan got admitted to West Point. He recently graduated. But.... he got kicked out of the Army with an "other than honorable" discharge for advocating Communism and posing with a pro Communism message in his hat and wearing a Che Gue...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 4775

Re: Ebay photo

That first Go Devil I posted an image of turned out to be worth $100 to somebody. Now that's hard to believe.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 4775

Re: Ebay photo

Maybe this one you would be more interested in. July 1969.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Ebay photo
Replies: 5
Views: 4775

Re: Ebay photo

That photo was also in the first issue of the stand alone Go Devil news in November of 1969. Just found out about this today.
by Niner Alpha
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: 709th Maintenance Battalion
Replies: 0
Views: 2025

709th Maintenance Battalion

Floyd sent me a notice that at a site for the 709th Maintenance Battalion there was mention of the history of the 6/31st being in Ben Luc. Dean Ayers, years ago, had me some photos to put in our album in the other topics section. So I got to taking a look at that repair and fix anything outfit. The ...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?
Replies: 2
Views: 3658

Re: Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?

Thanks for responding Mike. I know someone, 6th of the 31st guy, who got one recently from somebody he knows. He has no idea of the history. He doesn't know how it got into the US or when. But....since it has no safety on it then it either entered the US as a trade item before 1968 or could have bee...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Kodak instamatic
Replies: 2
Views: 2587

Kodak instamatic

The Kodak instamatic was the camera of the Vietnam War for the soldiers at the pointed end of the spear. They were cheap....less than $20. Made between 1962 and 1970, they could be dunked in a river and be dried out, reloaded and were good to go again. There was no light meter. There was no built-in...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 31, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Our "Values"
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Re: Our "Values"

Here is one I saw today of a Baptist Church leader wanting a statue of Jesus removed from the outside of his church where it has been stuck to the wall for the last ten years because a Jesus statue looks Catholic and violates their "core values". “We have discovered that there are people t...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 31, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 33968

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I have completed all tasks the Readjustment Counselor, Veteran Representative for my County, and the VA have asked, including seeing my personal physician, an audiologist, neurologist, podiatrist, optometrist, orthopedic specialist, and of course, my time spent with a psychologist. Now that's a lot...
by Niner Alpha
Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Our "Values"
Replies: 1
Views: 1671

Our "Values"

Now days if somebody in the public eye says something mean or racist or sexist, or in some way insulting, then somebody else in the public eye condemns them as not aligning with their "values" and the miscreant is fired or black listed or black balled or now made to wear a scarlet letter f...
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Re: Memorial Day

Sorry about that, Vern. I figured it was you answering since you are the only one who usually answers. Should have paid more attention.

Jerry sent me an email .....and yes Jerry, I had had a few drinks. It was only three beers....but.... :oops:
Sorry I confused you with Vern.
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Re: Memorial Day

Thanks Vern. I was wondering if maybe I was the only one who was going against the grain.
by Niner Alpha
Mon May 28, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

Memorial Day

Today's the day when the statement "Freedom Isn't Free" is spouted with patriotic fervor in response to the yearly obligation to memorialize those "warriors" who died in one conflict or the other down through the centuries of our nations history. "They died for us and to pro...

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