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by Niner Alpha
Tue May 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Our "Values"
Replies: 1
Views: 1820

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: 3020

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: 3020

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: 3020

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...
by Niner Alpha
Sun May 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?
Replies: 2
Views: 3954

Anybody have a TT33 pistol bring back?

Any proof marks on it?
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy
Replies: 16
Views: 10842

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

Vern that red one on the left is the hat from the batch the 101st guy had made. The zzn thing was back when the site was on a different server that was just a message board and that zzn address was from a long time ago that had something to do with a free to use email address that had 6thofthe31st i...
by Niner Alpha
Tue May 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Awards that weren't actually awarded but entitled to buy
Replies: 16
Views: 10842

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

Saw this today on a site dedicated to the 3/506 battalion , 101st. The guy running it printed out a Valorous Unit Citation that he claims the printed citation would have looked like if anybody had actually gotten one. He does a cottage industry in printing them out for anybody that wants one.....for...
by Niner Alpha
Sun May 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: The evil we support in the world today
Replies: 0
Views: 2277

The evil we support in the world today

I was talking to a friend right after the Israeli troops killed 60 unarmed protesters and wounded thousands more...in one day. Collectively over a few weeks the casualty numbers are unknown to me but how many the armed troops killed must be much larger in total killed and wounded numbers. The Gaza c...
by Niner Alpha
Sat May 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Re: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month

Well Vern, that beats Fort Sill Oklahoma as an alternative to Vietnam. Except for the fact that you were among those who knew better, the re-up recruiter in Hawaii must have had an easier job than most.
by Niner Alpha
Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month
Replies: 3
Views: 2595

Cambodia incursion 48 years ago this month

I just used photos from my album. Must be others from some of the other albums that I can't identify as in Cambodia, but this will do...considering how dead this site is nobody is likely to complain. The opening page is 6thofthe31st.com for those of you that only have the message board link saved an...
by Niner Alpha
Thu May 03, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 6209

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

I think we all knew the locals weren't buying "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as anything either side was likely to ever provide. I don't think any of us imagined the family horror story you are telling though. I did see that it wasn't good to be a Tiger Scout at 3rd Brigade ...
by Niner Alpha
Wed May 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 6209

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

I posted a link to this on the facebook page dedicated to the battalion because your story has got to be the most unique veteran story there is. It might attract some of your old platoon guys who would certainly get a kick out of reading what you wrote. Hey, maybe that guy Miyares the bull crap toss...
by Niner Alpha
Tue May 01, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Viet Cong Reunion
Replies: 10
Views: 6209

Re: Viet Cong Reunion

Good thing they don't hold a grudge over whatever happened in the war that affected them deeply caused or abetted by America. Since your wife and large Vietnamese family love you, and is in effect vouching for you, that no doubt adopts you into the culture. That's great.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: saving one's photos in a book project
Replies: 0
Views: 2336

saving one's photos in a book project

If you have some time on your hands you might make a hard cover book of 20 odd pages full of photos to commemorate some occasion for cheaper than you might think. You might scan your old Vietnam photos and put them in it....or a vacation....or a memory book of the 2015, one and only, actual battalio...
by Niner Alpha
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 2434

Facebook

No doubt they give a free page to all and sundry because they can get information back that they can make money off of and they have been very successful in doing so. Nobody with any degree of adult awareness should be surprised what they know, or think they know about you, if you have a facebook pa...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Battle of Chosin in Korean war
Replies: 0
Views: 2388

Battle of Chosin in Korean war

I recorded for later viewing The Battle of Chosin on American Experience produced by PBS. You can see it online if you give money to PBS or have another video on demand source that shows it. I watched it the other night. It documents how the 1/31st and 2/31st were part of Taskforce Faith that were s...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 3118

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

I changed the opening page. Del Bumann's photos.
by Niner Alpha
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: 50th Anniversary of entry to Vietnam
Replies: 0
Views: 2624

50th Anniversary of entry to Vietnam

Del Bumann recorded the event and had shared it with this site for members of the battalion passing by could see them. Hard to believe it all stared for the battalion in Vietnam half a century ago.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 3118

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

Mike McConnell, Charlie Company, was there and posted this memory on his facebook page April 4, 2018. Mike McConnell 50 years ago today I was in Guam on my way to Vietnam. Dr. King was assassinated while I was on Guam however I did not learn about it until 12 to 15 hours later when I first arrived i...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Half a century ago today 6/31st landed in Vietnam
Replies: 4
Views: 3118

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

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?
by Niner Alpha
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: Here's an idea about recording your reunion memories
Replies: 0
Views: 3772

Here's an idea about recording your reunion memories

I've got a lot of photos from Branson 2015. The other day I got an offer for 70% off for a hard cover photo album with 20 pages and however many photos I could put onto them. Well.... it's not like I really was thinking about it, but it did occur to me that with all my reunion photos digital they al...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: Chuck Barr
Replies: 1
Views: 2442

Chuck Barr

Notice from Darwin Betzer upon death of Chuck Barr.

Died March 14, 2018. Born April 24, 1947. E5 Delta Company. Stickney Illinois.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituar ... rr-7791492
by Niner Alpha
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: The trophy
Replies: 0
Views: 2793

The trophy

Jerry White bought it with money out of his own pocket years ago after thinking about how a lot of us, first gathered at my fledgling website, worked on the first real battalion reunion. It all started with the idea of getting as many found guys as possible in contact again, in one place, for the he...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Regiment newsletter....
Replies: 4
Views: 3521

Re: 31st Regiment newsletter....

Their website is still stuck on pause. It's still there.... surprisingly enough. However, it advertises the 2016 reunion still. :roll:
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Regiment newsletter....
Replies: 4
Views: 3521

Re: 31st Regiment newsletter....

Some things never change, Vern. I resigned my membership and they sent me one too. :roll:

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