"THE MIGHTY NINTH"
           2D BATTALION, 9TH  ARTILLERY
               
The Republic of Vietnam

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ANNUAL WREATH LAYING - ANC
December, 2021

Remember - Honor - Teach

Wreaths across America  

Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, was a 12 year old paper boy for the Bangor Daily News when he won a trip to Washington D.C. His first trip to our nationís capital was one he would never forget, and Arlington National Cemetery made an especially indelible impression on him. This experience followed him throughout his life and successful career, reminding him that his good fortune was due to the values of this nation and the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.  In 1992, Worcester Wreath found themselves with a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season. Remembering his boyhood experience at Arlington, Worcester realized he had an opportunity to honor our countryís veterans.

 

As plans were underway, a number of other individuals and organizations stepped up to help. James Prout, owner of local trucking company Blue Bird Ranch, Inc., generously provided transportation all the way to Virginia. Volunteers from the local American Legion and VFW Posts gathered with members of the community to decorate each wreath with traditional red, hand-tied bows. Members of the Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. helped to organize the wreath-laying, which included a special ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

 

The annual tribute went on quietly for several years, until 2005, when a photo of the stones at Arlington, adorned with wreaths and covered in snow, circulated around the internet. Suddenly, the project received national attention. Thousands of requests poured in from all over the country from people wanting to help with Arlington, to emulate the Arlington project at their National and State cemeteries, or to simply share their stories and thank Morrill Worcester for honoring our nationís heroes.

 

  We wore Two Division Patches in "The Mighty Ninth":
3d Brigades were "swapped" effective 1Aug67

Click Here for Documentation


25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
24Dec65 - 31July67

4th Infantry Division (Ivy)
1Aug67 - 26Mar70

We provided direct support artillery to the 35th Regt (The Cacti) and the 1/14th (Golden Dragons)

                                                                                  

 

                           The Cacti (Blue & Green)     
                                www.cacti35th.org     
     
The Golden Dragons
www.1-14th.org

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Dennis Dauphin, Webmaster

MISSION STATEMENT

Guide to The Mighty Ninth website (PDF)
click on this link for site contents


HISTORIC 2/9th FA REUNIONS

Our "First Ever" reunion was held at Ft Sill on 
May 29 - June 1, 2013
ENCORE REUNION OF THE 2/9th FA 
Our "Encore" reunion was held at Ft Sill on 

May 10 - May 13, 2017
"GRAND FINALE" REUNION OF THE 2/9th FA 
Our "GRAND FINALE" reunion was held at Ft Sill on 
May 9 - May 12, 2018

 

--ROSTERS--

WE WERE THERE! 2013 Registration
(click on this link)

WE WERE THERE! 2017 Registration
(click on this link)

WE WERE THERE! 2018 Registration
(click on this link)

Our Veterans,
We don't know them all,
But we owe them all.

-Church sign,
Ocean Springs, MS


--PHOTOS--

WE WERE THERE! - 2013
(click on this link)

WE WERE THERE!  ENCORE - 2017
(click on this link)

WE WERE THERE!  GRAND FINALE - 2018
(click on this link)

 

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Moderator: Cowboy Danny Fort

 

Map of Vietnam
(Color)

Map of Vietnam
(B&W)

Map of Vietnam
(Topographic)

Pocket Guide to Vietnam
(DoD Pamphlet)


2/9th Artillery, 105mm Howitzer Towed, M101A1 
M102, 105mm Howitzer, Airmobile

"WE FIRED FIRST!"
(Click on above)

           

                                                    "The Wall" - Washington, D.C.                                                    "We Were Soldiers...And Young"
                                                          (click on the link above)

105mm Howitzer, Towed, M101A1     

105mm Howitzer, Airmobile, M102
Arrived in early 1969 
                                                                     

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