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Crazy Shinder 
07/21

Unit 15th TC / 229th

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? 1965 - 1967

City, State or Country that you live in now? United Kingdom

Comments:
To and for all of my Air Cav brothers.
Think of ALL of you each and everyday, the heroic Sky-Troopers that gave their all, those that are scarred by physical wounds, not to mention the mental anguish of the many, as well as the known ( and unknown ) maladies of the evils of Agent Orange and other "agents".
Our commander General ( Harry O ) Kennard is in heaven looking after his troops, while the likes of LBJ and his running dog lackeys are burning eternally in hell along with Uncle Ho, Giap, and the rest of the evils.
The US Government weaklings let the strong down. Let's not forget that the First Air Cav NEVER lost a battle. Sure there was LZ Bird and English, there were odds beyond what the planners in D.C. ever could imagine, there were plans that went awry, but the Air Cav always did the job ( remember it was elements of the First Cav that relieved the MARINES at Khe Zahn )
Let us remember too Major Donald Radcliff who was supporting the MARINES when he was shot down and killed in 1965, and thus, Camp Radcliff at An Khe was so-named for him.
The legacy of the First Air Cav will NEVER die.
Now we have all of these "P.X. Heroes " strutting around in their Cammies and Berets, means nothing.
Let us remember the still white-tee shirts, the yellow/black US ARMY strip, as well as the black-on-white name tag(s)our guys still wore in the face of an enemy determined to win ( The Ia Drang, etc )
Some M-14s were still out there too. Some of the guys had not seen an M-16 until they arrived in country.
I think about ALL of you every single day.
Going back to the Middle East soon ( have to wait for the temps to fall below 120F )
Working with UH-60s. Miss the UH-1s so very much.

Crazy Shinder


Michael B Shoemaker Email
07/14

Unit B 5/7 1st Cavalry Division

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Oct67-Oct68 ...Vietnam

City, State or Country that you live in now? Daytona Beach,Fl 32114

Comments:
Hi, I'm looking for a photo taken on Feb.21st 1968 outside of Hue during TET68 in Vietnam. It made the front page of the 1st Cavalry newspaper,"The Cavalair"! It was brought out to the field sometime after that day on the evening chopper. The photo was of me(looking right at the photographer & my RTO with his back turned from the photo. I'm 70 years old in Oct. & sure would like to see this photo/newspaper once again. Can you help me? Thank you...Sincerely,Mike Shoemaker


John Quello Email
07/11

Unit Co C 2bn 15th Armor 1st Cav.

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? December of 1962 to January 1964

City, State or Country that you live in now? Kimberly Wisconsin

Comments:
Hi I just found out that Veterans and Active Service members are entitled to burial benefits in Federal and possibly State Cemeteries at no or minimal cost to the family this includes the spouse of the Veteran.

I live in Wisconsin and our State has 3 state cemeteries and 1 Federal cemetery. The Federal Cemetery in Milwaukee Wisconsin is full.

Those who are interested should contact their VA rep. Good luck and Gary Owens to all.


Jerry rivera Email
07/10

Unit 15th AG Company. 1st Cav Div

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Ft hood. 1973-1976

City, State or Country that you live in now? Edinburg texas

Comments:
Served with John McFarland and Walter "red" Miller. Donna out of Colorado


Jimmie l jefferson Email
07/07

Unit HHC. 227 AHB

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Ft Benning to Vietnam. 1963-1966.

City, State or Country that you live in now? Newport News , Va. 23602

Comments:
Original member of 227 served from concept to combat


Charles Hastings Email
07/03

Comments:
My wife father was with the 1st cavalry during the Korean war. His name was Auther Holt with the rank of Sgt. Does any one remember him. Thank You.


Sam Doerr Email
06/30

Unit HHC Spt Cmd and Band

When and where did you serve with the 1st CAV? Jan 66 - Jan 77 Anh Khe

City, State or Country that you live in now? Alvin TX

Comments:
Just checking in to wish all other Cav members, then and now, a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Proud to have served and proud to keep up with the current bunch on Facebook and in the news. Garry Owen!
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