The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit

Last additions - Danny L. Fort
cowboy.jpgStill a CowboyDanny Fort, even some 46 years later, proves he's still a cowboy living in Headrick, Oklahoma and serves as the Town Mayor.Jan 03, 2014
Danny_-John_Wayne-_Fort.jpg46 years earlier...Not much change, eh?
The FDO wouldn't wear his .45cal, so when we moved, I usually did. Other times, it set on the FADAC if someone wasn't wanted in the FDC. So, it was handy to have around. It sent a message.
Dec 30, 2013
Fort.JPGModern Day DannyDanny attended our historic 2/9th Reunion at Ft Sill, OK in May-June 2013.Nov 02, 2013
Danny_and_Buddies.jpgGood Looking GroupDanny decided to link up both with Terry Stuber (left) and Geary Burrows (right) for a solid BS session between redleg brothers.
We met for a Supper, along with our wives in Altus, NM on Sept 16, 2011. Terry and his wife were on their way to NM. We had a ball telling on each other.
Sep 20, 2011
Danny_and_Geary.jpgAnother Buddy Found!Danny links up with another 2/9th Redleg. Geary Burrows (right) was in the "B" Battery FDC in the 1967-68 era. Geary was wounded in the Spring/Summer of 68 and sent home.Oct 19, 2009
Slide109.jpgMarch of the ElephantsOnce again, elephants are captured as part of the Vietnam lore.Sep 26, 2009
Slide73.jpgElephant RunwayBattery position next to path used by the locals with elephants.Sep 26, 2009
Slide113.jpgTaking the high groundNothing like taking the high ground and getting a commanding view of the horizon. Probably one of the better firebases for locating direct support artillery. Won't have to worry about firing "high angle" missions, either.Sep 26, 2009
Slide21.jpgGathering aroundGather round the guns, boys.Sep 26, 2009
Slide71.jpgBig TruckThe locals manage to domesticate the water buffalo and the elephants for their work purposes. Also, the enemy used them as truck-haulers.Sep 26, 2009
Slide09.jpgScenic FirebaseTake the high ground! It provides for a defensible base and a great view. Anyone know the cannoncockers here?Sep 26, 2009
Slide36.jpgInside the CONEXCheck this FDC out! Lotsa cool memories. Note the RDP fan at top left, a good look at the FADAC (center), a can of RISE shaving cream on the shelf, a standard GI flashlight clipped to the wall at right and a guy wondering (Dietrich) why you want to take his picture. That's Geary Burrows in the background.Sep 26, 2009
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