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Since you asked... 4 Replies

Started by Jeff Jarriel. Last reply by Jeff Jarriel Aug 18, 2019.

That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by harold goldstein on June 11, 2020 at 7:41am
dave, it might just be my box
it gives me writing ability only
no more pictures or music
Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 10, 2020 at 10:02pm

 to Dave and Harry - got a question -  actually I need some help -  the pictures im posting are taking up too much room on the site -   I go through and reduced the size by right clicking,which brings up the ability to resize the picture by 50% the problem is when you log out and come back in there back to the Lg.size again.- Chief

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 10, 2020 at 8:38pm

 Harold -  the rifle is a  true assault weapon M-16an M-16 - 

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 9, 2020 at 8:01pm

 Harry thanks again for helping me post on fiddlers.green would appreciated if could post his picture, like I said I'm still trying to find my way around Dragon base.  Chief

Comment by Dave Gettman on June 9, 2020 at 7:53pm
Chief, "Ranger Pete" Schoomaker was my first CO in C Troop 1974. Tom Molino took over from him the same year.
Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 9, 2020 at 5:55pm

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 9, 2020 at 5:51pm

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on June 9, 2020 at 5:42pm

Harold, I also mustered out at Ft' Hamilton N.Y. and had 1 1/2 years of reserve over in Jersey City, N.J. made the 2nd meeting and the Major in charge stood there and informed us we were no longer needed, didn't wait around to hear any more, hit the door and kept going, never to look back !

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 9, 2020 at 5:39pm

To old-  troopers -  good old days in pictures

Comment by George Crump (Chief) on June 9, 2020 at 5:02pm

Hey Andy - chief here, myself and Delta Co Maint, rebuilt the M-24 tank 1974-75  actually it was rebuilt by using 2 M-24 one was on the rock on display the second one I traded a 10 pound can of coffee with the Hohenfels post Sgt. Maj. and brought it back with us by train..Then we picked the best of the 2. also it gave us 4 Cadillac Flathead engines to pick from each tank was powered by 2 engines. So for something to do we took one tank and parts to camp gates. We named it Darling - Maria bumper # D-69 From 1975-78 it could shoot, move and communicate, trips to Graf.. under its own power to start gunnery, German festivals, chain of command and parades. In 1977 when I was assigned to Sq. Maint. I took the M-24 with me, during this time I made sure it was kept inside the shops because I knew if it was parked outside it would not last long. Besides being old the engines were water cooled, also it was my baby. When I rotated out in 1978 I always wondered what happened to it. I do have a picture taken in the 80s of it sitting outside Sq. Hq. The story goes on in the 1990 when  the wall came down, the.2nd was assigned to Fort Lewis Washington, then in 1994 to Fort Polk where I was stationed.through that process they brought with them a M-24 tank and other military vehicles from Iraq, unfortunately the M-24 was not mine. During this time the 2nd was waiting for a new light tank since they left there M-1 in Kuwait.after the gulf war.and the Sheridan was consider obsolete. Unfortunately the light tank never was fully developed,.Then came the Striker all wheel Veh. so again in 2005 the 2nd packed up and moved back to Fort Lewis and became a infantry unit,.now as I understand it in 2007.there was a chief of staff a 4 star Gen. Schoomaker who was assign to !st sq.in 1973 as a troop Cmd. he stepped in and stopped the 2nd from losing its colors. And not long after that the 2nd packed up again and returned were they start from to Germany.. this probably does not answer your question but my question to you is.how did the cooks have it in the first, when I departed it was park in side the Sq.Maint Shop as they were gong to take the responsibility of maint..But The big part of my life and the M-24 was in 1976 when my Dad and Mother came to the rock for a visit. In WW2 my father was in the Canadian Army assigned to a Dragoon recon unit using as they called it the M-24 Chaffee Tank, needless to say we spent the day tearing up the rock..if you wish, go to my site to see pictures. Dragoon for life Chief                                             


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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