The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit

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Raffle_Quilt.JPGA very nice prize!This beautiful handmade quilt with the eagle and the flag was raffled off at the closing banquet.Oct 06, 2019
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Seat_Diagram.JPGSecret MapHere is the all-important seating chart (decoded) for the Saturday night banquet. Don't tell.Oct 06, 2019
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Seating_Chart.JPGSeat SelectionDon Keith, center, seems to be asking, "You really know how to do this?" as Mike Kurtgis observes.Oct 06, 2019
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3_Vets.JPGWe served our country!L to R: Dennis Dauphin, FO and XO of the 2/9th, son Darryl, a retired 24-year Air Force veteran who served 5 tours in the middle east, and Don Keith, who served 11 months in the field as an FO for the 35th and later became an Air Observer (AO). Don returned for a 2nd tour with the 173d Airborne.

That's a lot of time in uniform, folks!
Oct 06, 2019
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Banquet_1.JPGBanquet NightPast Association President Pete Birrow at Table #3.Oct 06, 2019
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Banquet.JPGBanquet NightIt's Saturday night and time for the Annual Banquet and closing ceremonies. Another great time meeting our brothers once again.Oct 06, 2019
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Hosp_Suite_2.JPGThe ladies share their stories alsoL to R: Barb Keith, Jackie Dauphin, Carol Crochet in the Hospitality Suite.Oct 06, 2019
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Hosp_Suite_3.JPGIt's that time again35th vets (David Dunn, far right) share their memories.Oct 06, 2019
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Don_Hardy~0.JPGModern-Day Don HardyEnjoying life riding his favorite 1970 Harley FLH, this is "modern-day" Don Hardy.
September, 2019
Sep 11, 2019
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FO_on_Duty_-_Hwy_19.JPGHighway 19 - Guarding the road with A-2-35Photo taken in January, 1967. Remember it well. Wasn't long after this photo was taken, the VC started lobbing mortars at our perimeter. The rounds were landing between A-2-35 and a nearby village. They knew it would be difficult for us to return the fire. But we did. An Infantry mortar hit a rotted tree trunk, setting it on fire. That gave us the target zone and we returned fire. No casualties, but we found plenty of blood near the impact zone.

But, let's go back to the beginning.
Sep 08, 2019
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Lee_at_Duc_Pho.JPGDuc Pho HQHere I am with my favorite guitar. I left it behind for someone else to play. Hope they got good use out of it! The Mighty Ninth sign is just over my right shoulder.Aug 12, 2019
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