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Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 15, 2009 at 7:12pm
Steve, Sorry, the 11th Cav Gyroed back to Germany in 1957 and took over the south sector of the German Check Border and remain there till 1964 when they were relieved. I just checked it out on there history.

I'll have to get in touch with your dad, is he ex-mil or retired if so what unit.
Comment by Stephen (STEVE-O) Bowen on December 15, 2009 at 5:07pm
The 11th Cav was was north of Coburg,Wayne- gotta get you in touch with my ol' man. charbowen@aol.com. Y'all are the same age
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 15, 2009 at 2:35pm
Bruce you must be around my age, getting on up there. I am pushing 78.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 15, 2009 at 2:32pm
Bruce, the 14th had the northern most border at that time and the 11th was the southern border below the 2nd, down by Rotz, if my memory is correct at that time. There was 3 Cav units on the Border, when they restructed all the the Cav units.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on December 15, 2009 at 2:17pm
Yes, it was long ago. I had already finished 11 years in the service, when he and I were in the old G company/ I troop, satationed in Amberg. Was trying to see if some one along the way, might have run across him, crossing paths in the service.
Comment by Bruce Lantz on December 15, 2009 at 1:58pm
That time frame was my first tour in tyhe 14th. Makes me old?
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 15, 2009 at 1:50pm
Ha! I was still hiding under my desk in grade school!!
Comment by James F. Burgos on December 15, 2009 at 12:14pm
thanks, Dave. Must be someone else. I was in Junior Hi in 1961.
Comment by Dave Gettman on December 15, 2009 at 11:51am
Yes James. It was taken between 1959-61 at Vilseck/Graf.
Comment by James F. Burgos on December 15, 2009 at 8:56am
Dave, the buck Sgt. on the left looks familiar, but the white name tag throws me off. In the Fall of 1967 , when I entered BCT, name tags were "subdued" . Do you know what year this was taken??
 

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