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by Niner Alpha
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: We still have Skype chats every Thursday night 8pm Eastern time
Replies: 2
Views: 12914

Re: We still have Skype chats every Thursday night 8pm Eastern time

It's Thursday again. Contact me with your Skype handle and I'll add you to the group.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Re: In the news a hundred years ago today

Wilson is dithering over what to do. The Russians are attempting to come to some peace with Germany, which is grabbing as much former Russian influence territory as they can in spite of fumbling peace negotiations. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of prisoners held in Russia are being set fre...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Re: In the news a hundred years ago today

As the plot thickens a hundred years ago today, it's looking like some new storm clouds in the war that would soon envelope the 31st Regiment...although they don't know it yet. However, Billy Sunday, the Babe Ruth to the later day Billy Graham's Mickey Mantle, gets the major focus of the front page ...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

In the news a hundred years ago today, Siberia

At the time, the 31st Regiment didn't know it was going to Russia..... but the ball had started to roll.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/

siberia.jpg
by Niner Alpha
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Memorial
Topic: David Barnas
Replies: 0
Views: 2830

David Barnas

Bravo company, 1st Platoon. Died August 4, 2017.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

Re: 31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine

Ugh... looks like they got not only false press but a damming press after fighting completely out numbered for eight straight days under awful weather conditions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... GO1qQKFPAo
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: 31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

31st Infantry Oct 1920 magazine

There is one on ebay. Note the advertisements for tennis rackets and golf clubs. In-between wars.



"1920 US Army 31st Infantry Regiment Magazine Polar Bears Philippines Siberia"
by Niner Alpha
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Ashes and the Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Re: Ashes and the Wall

I think, if it were up to me, I'd like my ashes scattered at my favorite fishing reef or another place where I have happy memories. Then again, if my wife should go first, that notion would likely change to a lot in a cemetery to be more conventional... like keeping the socks paired up or the spoon ...
by Niner Alpha
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Who is Urban Miyares?
Replies: 137
Views: 24347

Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Good one, Vern. :lol:
by Niner Alpha
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Who is Urban Miyares?
Replies: 137
Views: 24347

Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

I don't know for sure, but I think probably anybody that can see his facebook page, and has an active facebook account, can make a comment. I thought about saying something, but considering how nobody who knows the truth about him, and belongs to facebook, seems to give a crap, I wondered what would...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Ashes and the Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Ashes and the Wall

Saw this story in the local paper. Guy promised his brother shortly before he died that he would take his ashes to the Wall in Washington and leave them. The park service collects whatever is left there...all sorts of stuff.....including ashes of dead veterans left there. Only now.... enough is enou...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Continued after moving the original Miyares string
Replies: 25
Views: 15753

Re: I moved the Who is Urban Miyares string

Looks like his book is still in the coming sooner or later stage with no actual publication date. After a lot of "can't wait" stuff after a recent vague coming soon mention of the book on his facebook page there was one comment from a guy who looked forward to reading all about his time wi...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Who is Urban Miyares?
Replies: 137
Views: 24347

Re: Who is Urban Miyares?

Posted on Facebook the last week in January..
https://www.facebook.com/urban.miyares/ ... 5701799666

Prediction book would come out summer or spring bright a lot of "looking forward to it" stuff. Then this remark followed by a thumbs up.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: The 6th of the 31st served in two different Brigades
Replies: 0
Views: 2889

The 6th of the 31st served in two different Brigades

When the battalion got to Vietnam it was assigned to the 1st , Recondo, Brigade. Then in the summer of 69, when the 1st and 2nd Brigades pulled out the battalion was transferred to the 3rd , Go Devil, Brigade because it hadn't been in country long and traded places with some battalion in the 3rd Bri...
by Niner Alpha
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Artillery Support Units
Topic: The Super Bowl and and a 2/4th Hero
Replies: 0
Views: 3013

The Super Bowl and and a 2/4th Hero

Sammy L. Davis was an artilleryman in Charlie battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Artillery. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during an incident in 1967 while serving in the 9th Division. He is going to participate in the coin toss at the Super Bowl this Sunday between the Patriots and the ...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Trumps State of the Union
Replies: 0
Views: 2634

Trumps State of the Union

Most of the talking heads on TV....the ones that I watched at least... made note of how Trump does better when he sticks to the script and doesn't come off as a shoot from the lip lout. He got an A for not playing to his usual first thing that pops into his head rhetoric. That was commendable for su...
by Niner Alpha
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: Vietnam - 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

Re: Vietnam - 2018

If you get bored on a Friday morning we still do the Skype chat on Thursday Night.
by Niner Alpha
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: "Shithole Countries"
Replies: 1
Views: 2427

"Shithole Countries"

Trump has a meeting at the Whitehouse with political leaders of both parties over finding a compromise over DACA. A couple Senators, Trump's natural enemies, say Trump, during the meeting, called some third world countries that the US is getting immigrants from "shithole" countries, and wo...
by Niner Alpha
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: A Christmas gift from my daughter and a video I just made
Replies: 4
Views: 4243

Re: A Christmas gift from my daughter and a video I just made

That Branson reunion was a high water mark in reuniting guys from not just their own companies but from other companies from the battalion. Back in the day a guy could complete a tour in one company and never get to actually know or talk to guys in other companies. It was nearly the same with guys f...
by Niner Alpha
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: A Christmas gift from my daughter and a video I just made
Replies: 4
Views: 4243

Re: A Christmas gift from my daughter and a video I just made

It wasn't hard to do. Could have done different formats and different music too. Haven't tried it on actual camera made video yet. That's next. What I was using was from Coral Video Studio Ultimate X10. And Vimeo is free for sharing as long as you don't upload a file much larger than the video I made.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Opening page image
Topic: I made a short reunion move so ...
Replies: 0
Views: 2895

I made a short reunion move so ...

I brought up this photo for the header for a while. Branson 2015. The Memorial service.
by Niner Alpha
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: A Christmas gift from my daughter and a video I just made
Replies: 4
Views: 4243

A Christmas gift from my daughter and a video I just made

She gave me some video editing software. I tried it out creating a video with images from the Branson Reunion. I just uploaded it to Vimeo.

https://vimeo.com/249016843
by Niner Alpha
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 35939

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

Looks like you have the preparations down pat now from experience, Jerry. Have a safe trip.
by Niner Alpha
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Delta Company
Topic: 1st time VA user - Need help.
Replies: 66
Views: 35939

Re: 1st time VA user - Need help.

I'm following your reports with great interest,Randy. It's good to see with each new message that you seem to be more and more on your way to finding some peace with the memories that have impacted your life for such a long time. What you are doing for yourself is bigger than any Christmas present I...
by Niner Alpha
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Reunion events Past, Present, Future
Topic: Something I found today from 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 2849

Something I found today from 2005

I tend to not throw much of anything out and so was looking for something a while ago and found this copy of a letter I sent to addresses on the Alpha list from 2005 that had been assembled and maintained by Jerry White. That list was largely unproven and not as large as it has gotten to be in later...

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