Traded In Their Horses For Helicopters

The First of the Ninth was a old cavalry division that traded in their horses for helicopters and went tear-assing around ‘Nam looking for the shit…
—-Capt. Benjamin Willard, Apocalypse Now

Pacific Plaza, Dallas, Texas

4 responses to “Traded In Their Horses For Helicopters

  1. 1/9 Cav. First Cavalry Division/9th Brigade, who were actually Buffalo Soldiers — Black troops. We didn’t fly those ancient Sikorskis. We flew UH-1s. Hueys. I flew Medivac missions for the 223rd Aviation Brigade attached to the 1/7 Cav. Custer’s troops. He was an idiot.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.