FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR IT,
FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE
PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW
I proudly served with the Blackhorse Troopers who know truly what being a Brother is all about. You can not find a tighter bond than the Blackhorse Regiment. Over the years I have heard so many vets say they hated it and yes there were many outrageous events that are shocking and today create nightmares and flashbacks. Amongst all this though, I also see a wonderful team of combat men who worked together each functioning as necessary to save each other.
I do not know who carried me out of the bunker complex. There were at least 4 of you carrying me on the poncho liner. I pray you are home today, I thank you so much for not leaving me in there. Doc, didn't we all call them Doc?, Certainly! God Bless you and each one of you. I spent 13 months in the hospital in surgery and such, but I am here today and hope to find you. You called me POPEYE, if you see this please make contact and email me. If anyone has a way to get hold of Doc please help me.
1/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
C-Troop, 2nd Platoon
This is the name of the Armored Personnel Carrier I was on while in country.
The word sir is not capitalized because I was in C-Troop so all of our APCs
had names which began with the letter "C".
This is a photo of the 11th Armored Cavlary vets that showed up for the 2000
KOKOMO, INDIANA, Vietnam Veterans 18th Annual Reunion that is hosted by the
Howard County Vietnam Veterans. It takes place the third weekend of
September each year.
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