This site is dedicated to the men of Charlie Company "DEATH FROM ABOVE" 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

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 Namese.

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.

Kevan Mynderup
2-2 Alpha
Charlie Company
1st Battalion 8th Cavalry, 1968
Company Calling Card
Important Medical Information
Please read the information on this website page
Proud member of the DAV, MOPH & VFW
Pictures of the Pics of I Corps and III Corps VN1st Hand accounts of other TroopersInfo on Post Traumatic Stress DisorderUnofficial script for folding the FlagTomb of the Unknows, ArlingtonLinks to other sitesMurphy's Laws of Combat
Home page of Charlie Co. 1st Bn 8th Cav VNtroopers who served in 19681968 Charlie Co KIA's Move from II Corps to I CorpsSave the Marines at Khe SanhThe A Shau Valley, Operation DelawareBattle at The Street of No JoyMove from I Corps to III Corps, Tay NinhFirefights and Battles in November 1968
This site is dedicated to the men of Charlie Company who served in 1968.
Added a film
clip of placing
an IED on the
movie page of
my personal
I would appreciate it if you signed my guestbook.
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.
For the Battalion website click here      For the Battalion Guestbook click here

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Shared with all of those that knew Bob "Doc" Manning in Viet Nam.
Message from Alice Manning Bowers,

Dear Kevan,

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.

Thank you,
Alice Manning

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
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
Bring back some memories?
Charlie Company was / is the original "DEATH FROM ABOVE" company.
Colonel (then Capt) William Mozey started the nickname and got playing cards donated with the
Airborne Skull on the back. Just like the 1 over the entrance in the right picture.