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Comment by Dave Gettman on August 8, 2018 at 7:53am

Thanks to some good old detective work and a lot of dedication by a handful of 2d Dragoons, an MIA from WW II has been returned home to his family and will be buried in the family plot tomorrow in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Our own Pat Biddy will be in attendance. If not for Pat, this airman may never have been returned. We determined that Lane's remains were mixed up with the remains of a 2d Cavalry trooper after the war and that the 2d Cavalry trooper was sent home to Lane's family by mistake while Lane was buried as an unknown in Belgium.

We are awaiting the DNA results on the 2d Cavalry trooper now to confirm who we already know him to be, the last 2d Dragoon to die in combat during WW II,  Pfc Fred Ashley.

http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1595563/fune...

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 8, 2018 at 7:22am

Happy Birthday, Jim Burgos. Hope you are keeping the beer cold at the Green!

Comment by Harry Warner on August 7, 2018 at 10:11am

Tomorrow, in honor of James Burgos' birthday, the bar will be open all day.  Money not needed.  

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 5, 2018 at 10:59am

Good morning troops, went to a Low Rider Car show yesterday

Comment by harold goldstein on August 2, 2018 at 10:15am

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Bill Feakes
Regional Vice President at New York Life Insurance Company
C Trp, 1/2 ACR - Bindlach / Bayreuth - 1985-88
Track Commander - C-22 (ITV) 85-87 / Squadron Operations Center 87-88
Harold Goldstein TOUJOURS PRET BILL COME ON OVER TO DRAGOONBASE. I'M ON THE OLDTIMERS GROUP
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Training & Development Coordinator at Huntsman Port Neches Operations
2/3 FA direct support to the covering force mission
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Matthew Darnell
WOW Business Sales at WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
HHT, C&C Squadron 84-86
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Rick Giles
Pastor/Pastoral Counselor at Northside Baptist Church
The only thing that I regret about being in the 2ACR, was losing my border certificate.
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Harold Goldstein RICK, GO TO DRAGOON BASE AND ASK DAVE TO GET YOU ANOTHER
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Rick Giles
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Me as well! Some times I miss the mission. There was always something going on. I made a lot of friends and saw a lot. There was something special about being a part of the 2ACR.
Rick Giles We had some good officers, but there were also some real winners. I was proud to serve with them all. over all, one of the best outfits in the army. because of our mission, even the lowest ranking privet could read a map.
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Served in HWB 3/2 ACR from 1977 to 1980 in Amberg Germany. Wow, those were some fantastic years in my life!!!!!
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I was stationed with 1/2 ACR Bindlach Germany from 73 to 77. Assigned to HHT as Medical Support, but was mostly in support of D Troop on Border Tours. We had Camp Pittman and Camp
Gates on the Czech border.

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Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Professional Responsibility at United States Marshals Service

Plea for Oval Office Leadership
For those that haven't viewed this viral news anchor video regarding the recent murder of our service members in Chattanooga: https://lnkd.in/bNdya8H

The President and many others [on both sides of the isle] frequently rush to judgement, without kno...Show more

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Tomi's Red, White, Blue & Unfiltered Final Thoughts the Slaughter of 4 Marines by Another "Mohammad"
Radical Islamists, have brought the fight right here to the Red, White and Blue and it's about time we bring it to them. Full force. Let's show them what the U.S. of A looks like up close and personal. Show 'em what a B1 bomber looks like flying overhead.

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Rick Giles Sorry Robert, I deleted your request to connect by mistake. If you would like to re-send, I'll be more careful.

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Robert M. Alexander
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Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Professional Responsibility at United States Marshals Service

A Troop (3rd Platoon), 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry (1986-1988, West Germany)
Always Ready, Always First!

I welcome connections from current or former cavalry and as well as all service members and veterans. Too few like us!

Scouts Out!

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Jeff Jenkins Hello Robert. I was with B Troop 1/2 ACR outside of Bayreuth, 86-90.

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John Matt Hall

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B troop 1/2 ACR 77-79
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Jeff Jenkins Bravo Troop! Gotta have balls!!

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was with the 53rd Ord company from 59 to 63
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Soldier at U.S. Army

Ghost Troop 2002-2004
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2/2 ACR Bamburg, Germany 1983-1984 Burned into memory forever...
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craig bradley Was a Gun-Bunny 83-85 . Good ol' days Did a couple tours at Hof with the Tankers drivin them around the Border . Seems as tho everytime we (artillery) went to Graf for live fire it was ALWAYS raining . I sure do miss those day's of my...Show more

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John Gerkin CF APMP

Proposal Manager at Valiant Integrated Services

Just joined! Served with 1/2 ACR @ Bindlach from 1981-86. Enjoyed the tour. Always Ready, Sir.
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Charles Thompson
Charles Thompson I dont recall ur face but I remember the name

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Randy Jones
Randy Jones

HE CLEANS TOO, LLC Full Service Janitorial & Supply Company

I was stationed 2/2 ACR G Trp from 90-92.
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Johnny Mavon

Account Manager at Kärcher North America Inc.

Was with 2HWB 2ACR from 1996 to 2000 in Ft. Polk. 13B Bulldogs!
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President at MTD Manufacturing LLC

Fox Troop 2/2 ACR Bamberg 69-71 Boarder Patrol

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 1, 2018 at 10:52pm

Frank, I'm running on a parallel course with you. Tore into some 65 year old plumbing today. I'm sure there will be more chapters to this story.

 

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