The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit

Most viewed - J. William Ward
JWilliam_Ward.jpgModern Day J. William Ward136 viewsLife is a "beach" in retirement, isn't it?
Sgt_Goodrich_Sp-4_Sternadel.jpgBest Defense133 viewsThe best defense is a filled sandbag. Sgt Goodrich holding the shovel and Sp4 Sternadel managing the bag.
Elephant2.jpgWanting to join a convoy?132 viewsTroops check out a "convoy" of elephants.
Game_On.jpgRecess129 viewsMonsoon basketball? Using a mud pit as a basketball court has interesting results.
January, 2014 update: That's First Sergeant Clifford J. Pullan under the basket and Robert Kornagay on the ground; Geary Burrows is at upper left.
elephants.jpgIt's Monday128 viewsThis elephant seems to be resigned to going to work as a pack animal. We were somewhere around Ban-Me-Thuot when those elephants came walking into our "field of fire". The Infantry stopped them and checked them out. When they were allowed to go , someone came up with the idea
to pop a couple of pro-jos over their heads. When the rounds were fired, instead of running away the elephants turned and ran straight at us. They didn't get too close before the men that were riding them got them under control.
Anybody remember the elephants?
Elephant3.jpgWhole different culture126 viewsAmong the sights and sounds in Vietnam, working elephants rates up there with the cultural differences. Some report that the NVA and the Cong used them to transport weapons and supplies. A four-legged deuce-and-a-half.
cannon_cockers.jpgThey Call Us...121 viewsCannon Cockers or gun bunnies. We load & shoot. Can't do it without us!
New_LZ.jpgStarting Over117 viewsFamiliar sight for a 105mm battery of the 2/9th! Starting all over at a new LZ.
Homeward_Bound.jpgOne for the road....the LONG road home117 viewsCelebrate! Downing a few beers at the Pleiku NCO Club just before heading home. There's still room for a lot more empty beer cans on the table.
Duck!.jpgBurning trash116 viewsCannoneer taking a breather, perhaps?
JWW7.jpgPizza Order?111 viewsThe Top, XO and someone recording. Not likely a pizza order; more like another day at the office.
Hackley.jpgHackley the Hazard108 viewsNote the "Elvis" hairstyle. Also, this is one of the few photos that captures a clear shot of the 105mm lanyard (lower left) and the hand brake (lower right).
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