Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
I shared this on the 3/2 ACR site. I thought I'd share it with the rest of the 2nd ACR vets. Here's an article from Stars and Stripes dated April 9, 1979 about the 2nd ACR featuring Colonel Robert Wagner's philosophy of training. I hope you're able to read this. Excellent article.
I was there, and its about the same time that Scouts became more than just ammo detail. Good read; good times; great RCO!
Good article, thanks for posting this Howard, I served with the dueler most of my tour in Amberg,with M company from 1978 until 1980. hard training, hard charging, that was us. Spent much time on range 79, I don't remember any tanks with mirrors on them though, as the one trooper was talking about in the article.
Mirrors? WTF? That's what TCs and ground guides were for! I try to help my wife parallel park sometimes, but she doesn't get it when I say "Back up & hold your right".
My wife gets mad when I try and suggest to her how to park, I let her do most of the driving when we are together, I get burnt out on driving with work I have a commercial license and operate equipment, and drive a lot at work, I probably do to much back seat driving when we are together need to learn to talk less to her when she is driving.
Lonnie,there are attachments right above the comment box.
Great read! I was there from 76 to the last day of 78 signed out Dec 31. Miss the Cav. Retired in 93.
Yeah I remember Dueler 6 really good. In 78 I was Captain Mc Cabe's driver for 6 months, and met Col. Wagner several times. Quite a color full Commander. Do you remember the pistols that he wore? In the 2nd Squadron Col.Lyle wore one also. They were Colt 45 revolvers. I decided that I would get a pistol of my own so I bought a cap, and ball single action revolver with a 7 1/2" barrel. A real hog leg. Col. Wagner took one look at it and just about s**t himself laughing at my blunder buss, as he called it. He trained us hard, but he took care of us in his own way.
I was stationed in bamberg 77-79 and we saw the dualler several times, i went to the states for a shorttime and was stationed in schweinfurt where i met General Wagner, and with a vigerious salute I said " Always ready, Second to none", general wagner came by me and asked where were you? Loundly i replyed Fox troop 2/2 sir, i was on the VTR.
I was in the 84th engineers in Nuremberg and he really treated us well. We trained hard but the years 1981-1983 are some fond memories. Much better than my stateside duty at Fort Lost in the Woods. Ive been trying to find the motto for the Sappers in Merrill Barracks if anyone knows it.