1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), "1st Air Cav" who served during 1968,
whether their tour of duty started in 1967 or 1968.
Look around the site and learn what it was like to be a GRUNT (Infantryman) in the premier Airmobile
Division of the U.S. Army during one of the hardest fought years of the Viet Nam war. 1968 was the year of
the infamous TET offensive, which was proclaimed a defeat of the allied forces by the news media, (read
Walter Cronkite) but was in reality the biggest loss of men and supplies for the Viet Cong / North Viet
Namese Army to date. In fact the Viet Cong virtually ceased to exist and it took the North Viet Namese /
Viet Cong 2 or 3 years to become a full fledged fighting force again, but now manned mostly by the North Viet
You will learn about the move from II Corps, An Khe, Bong Song plains, to I Corps, Quang Tri, about 10 miles
south of the DMZ, and the battles that took place around Quang Tri during TET. Also the relief of Khe Sanh,
the A Shau Valley, Operation Delaware, and battles at The Street of No Joy. See pictures of the living
conditions of the grunts and also the countryside.
During late October early November the 1st Air Cav packed up lock stock and barrel and moved from I Corps
to III Corps, Northwest of Saigon. A trip of approximately 350 miles and was back in the field looking for,
finding and Fighting / killing the North Viet Namese in a matter of days.
Hope you enjoy the site and come back and visit often. More information about the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Regiment is available by visiting our home page by clicking on the Cav patch.
If you are a former Trooper of the Battalion, or were attached to the Battalion, there is information about
joining the Chapter and our next reunion.
HONOR & COURAGE
"DEATH FROM ABOVE'
1st Battalion 8th Cavalry, 1968
Proud member of the DAV, MOPH & VFW
|This site is dedicated to the men of Charlie Company who served in 1968.
"DEATH FROM ABOVE"
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|This website is not approved or endorsed by, nor in any way affiliated with, the Department of Defense, the United States
Army, the 1st Cavalry Division or the 1st Cavalry Division Association.
For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.
|I received the following message from Alice Manning Bowers, sister of "Doc" Manning, and I think it should be
shared with all of those that knew Bob "Doc" Manning in Viet Nam.
Message from Alice Manning Bowers,
Thank you for the kind words and thoughts. I work with Brett Barham and he informed me that you were the one
that sent the message out to Charlie Co. notifying them of Bob's death. Bob never spoke of Viet Nam and I had no
idea the things that he had done while in Viet Nam. Thank you to you and all the guys for sharing your stories. I've
always been proud of my brother and now after hearing some of stories it makes me appreciate him for his
strength and strong will to live even more. I truly appreciate your kindness Kevan.
Brett Barham was one of the 1st Echo Company troopers when it was formed in mid 1968.
|Just because we don't stay in touch every week, month or year, we still remember our Friends from Viet
Nam. I believe the above note to me shows that the family's of our Friends do appreciate us.
Click the Guestbook Logo to the left to Sign / View my Guestbook.
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|All photographs on this site are the property of the person who loaned them to this site and
as such, can not be used without permission of the owner.
If you have any comments or suggestions for this site or would like to
have your pictures on the site, please send them to Kevan Mynderup
Just remember this site is for Charlie Company 1968