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Since you asked... 4 Replies

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

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

Started by Jeff Jarriel Aug 17.

Another Border Story. Almost accidental WWIII... 1 Reply

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Comment by Donald R. Meachum on April 7, 2010 at 7:56pm
Hi Harry, I'm Sure I rememember you. I operated ground survalence radar out of Camp Pittman, and occasionally Camp Gates, from 62 until July 63. I am sorry I don't have any photo.s with me now. I'm In Florida, and there in Colorado. As soon as I get back, I will scan them, and put them on here.I was friends with the medic at Pittman, and also the radio operators. I am terrible at remembering names, and over the years i've forgotten most of them. Do you Happen to remember the medics name from Pittman, and if any of you guys are on here, I would love to hear from you.
Comment by Harry Warner on April 7, 2010 at 11:00am
I believe I have seen the most idiotic, stupid (and I'm holding back on being meaner) politician in Congress. Go to Military.com and watch the video of this schmuk fearing that Guam will tipover if the United States builds up it's military there. Who the hell elected this guy? This is the caliber of people who are leading us. God help us all!!
Comment by John R Acacia on April 6, 2010 at 11:14pm
I was trained by the 2nd.cav.in Ft.Meade and Ft.Steward as replacements for the 3rd.cav.both regements rotated back and forth between Germany and Ft.Meade.I went over from my home town Brooklyn in 1956 on the Butner and came back on the Buckner in 1958. Don there are a few of us old timers around .
Comment by Andrew T. Hirsch on April 6, 2010 at 7:59pm
When I was stationed at Ponds barricks I climed through some of the tunnels that carried the steam pipes for heat and water. Infact when I got ther in 1953 the water coud not be drank. We had canvis bags at the end of the hall. As far as the underground moter pool, I never heard of one, But there was one in Newenberg.
Comment by Harry Warner on April 6, 2010 at 7:50pm
Please check my pictures and see if anyone looks familiar. I'm sure we crossed paths at Gates.
Comment by Donald R. Meachum on April 6, 2010 at 7:15pm
I served in K Troop in amburg, from 1961-1963. I guess that makes me old enough. any one else from that period still around
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 12, 2010 at 8:34pm
Anybody here serve with Colin Powell's son?He was a TC and had a bad accident on the autobahn riding in a jeep,had to retire.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on March 6, 2010 at 8:46pm
Another thing that I remember was our last formation.We were ready to ETS and a Capt.told us about face.We were going home and across the street was a big group of new recruits just begining there 2 years.We felt sorry for those guys..our 2 years were over!
Comment by Mike Kultgen on March 6, 2010 at 4:44pm
I flew out of NJ in Dec. 71. They transported us from Fort Dix to the airbase in those freakin' cattle trucks in winter when we were all in our dress greens, that's the only time I ever rode in one. Steve-O, you guys had beer AND a movie on your flight, all we had was a deck of cards and some cokes. When I returned for ETS in June '74 we flew on World Arilines 707 to McGuire AFB. When we got to Dix we Cav Troopers caught a lot of static for wearing black berets. We were told it was unauthorized headgear and get rid of them. There was a small number of us, both from the 2nd ACR and the 11th ACR and we all told them in so many words to go pound sand. We only have two days left in the Army and we aint buying new cunt-caps.
Comment by James F. Burgos on March 6, 2010 at 10:11am
As I recall, flew out of McGuire AFP, NJ on Global airways in Jan. of 68 and returned on Trans Global in July of '69. Really got PO's at Ft. Dix at separation . There were about 30 of us. all NCO's ( 2 E-8 included ). We were in our dress greens and ready to leave when they kept us in formation during a NJ rainstorm. After nearly 30 Min. they let us into an auditorium and asked all of us to RE - UP !! After our chorus of complaints and cat calls, the Capt. giving the re-up speech was as red as a tomatoe ! Guess what, no one re-upped.

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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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