D Troop 1/10th Cavalry, 1966-1971

“The Original D Troop”

Shamrocks in Vietnam

Links & Veterans Info
Other sites featuring D Troop include Tom Wilson's (69-70) at http://d-1-10thcav-vietnam.com/; Another site with lots of pictures is http://www.vhpamuseum.org/defaultmenu.shtml.  Select "Cav", "10th", and "D Troop".
The 9th and 10th Cavalry, the original African-American "Buffalo Soldier" units, occupy a unique and legendary spot in American history..  For more information, visit  https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/buffalo-soldiers
The official Vietnam Veterans of America site is http://www.vva.org/.  Two national Army Aviation Vietnam veterans organizations are:  Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA), http://www.vhpa.org/ and Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association (VHCMA), http://www.vhcma.org/.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial (“The Wall”) in Washington, DC., Commemorates those who served and died in Vietnam.   To learn more about the memorial and opportunities for you to help with its ongoing improvements and programs, http://www.vvmf.org.
All Vietnam Veterans are eligible for access to VA healthcare.  For information on VA healthcare and how to apply:  http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/, by phone at 877-222-VETS, or visit your local VA health care facility.
The VA offers multiple resources to address service-related health issues, including complications from exposure to Agent Orange, and the continuing effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  If you have any conditions that are possibly connected to service in Vietnam, you should contact VA immediately.
Application for VA compensation for service-related disabilities is a separate process from application for healthcare benefits.  The process of verification and acceptance can take considerable time and the quicker you get started, the better.  For more information on compensation:  http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/
D Troopers requiring additional assistance applying for VA benefits should contact us.  We have some experienced guys who can help put you on the right path.  In addition you can obtain assistance from your County Veterans Service Officer (listed in your phone book under county offices), and/or a local Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, or Vietnam Veterans Association chapter.
Veterans Issues

American Red Cross “Donut Dollies” volunteered for one year tours in Vietnam, where their refreshments and presence were a welcome distraction for US troops. www.donutdollies.com.

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