1-40th Calvary Military Reunion OIF







 In late 2006 the newly formed C troop 1-40th Calvary deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This unit was new to the Army as it was one of the first where both, Infantry soldiers and Calvary soldiers were paired together and while there was some previous combat experience in the unit for most it would be their first experience.


The men of C troop deployed to Southern Baghdad and patrolled the fields and outlying areas stemming the flow of I.E.D. making material and weapons into Baghdad central. They saw an overabundance of fighting from I.E.D.'s, firefights, complex ambushes, mortar attacks, and suicide bombers. They lost several of their close friends and leaders. Names like 1LT Thomas Martin, SGT Montgomery, and Doc Springer will never be forgotten and suffered 19 purple hears. These men held through it all relying on each other day in and day out for almost 16 months of solid fighting including moments of both intimacy and isolation unparalleled in an other human endeavor or experience.

Since returning from Iraq in early 2008 these brothers have gone on to do some extraordinary things. Some went on to further their military careers in storied units such as the Rangers and Special Forces; while others have attended prestigious colleges such as Columbia University and others have went on to become Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Fathers, Baseball & Football coaches, and quite possibly your next door neighbor.

On November 7th 2014 the men are planning a reunion in Gatlinburg, TN to get together to share stories, talk about things most will never share with others outside of this close brotherhood and honor those than gave the ultimate sacrifice so we could live to fight another day.
We are starting this page to try and offset some of the cost to those without the financial means to make the journey to Gatlinburg and to also help keep costs low for all those attending. These truly are some of America's best and brightest

help get them together one more time.

Donations

  • Tadd Neve 
    • $20 
    • 70 mos
  • Tadd Neve 
    • $20 
    • 71 mos
  • Tadd Neve 
    • $20 
    • 72 mos
  • Tadd Neve 
    • $20 
    • 73 mos
  • Vicki Durham 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 73 mos
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Organizer

Hatetrain Ranger 
Organizer
Fayetteville, NC
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