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Albert Burns left a comment for Ernest Whitworth
"I also wondered what happened to him. He was my platoon SGT. in 78-79 in 1st. Platoon A-Troop.  Pretty tough character when he was a SFC. He was from Texas, and his real name was Jimmy Collins, but they nicknamed him Dust Off, but shortened to…"
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Albert Burns left a comment for gary schmidt
"I remember both of those accidents. I also remember the people involved, just not their names right now. The M-60 antennae accident was on a road march, he was told to pull it down when they noticed the power line, it was very ugly, basically…"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st. Platoon 1/2ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach West Germany , The Rock
What MOS or job description did you have?
11 Delta 10 / 19 Delta 10 Armored Recon. Specialist
What was your rank/title?
PFC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1978-1979
Tell us a little about your cav days.
We were a Border Patrol unit stationed in the Tri-Zone Point, and worked out of Camp Gates and Camp Pittman. Also did patrols with the German Zoll, or Customs, and Ski Patrols with the BGS along both the East German, and Czech. borders.
Tell us a little about you now.
Originally from Merritt Island Florida, transplanted to Upstate New York. Married with teenage kids,and operate a Nuisance Wildlife Removal Company in the local area.
Do you have a web site?
http://www.animalcontrolcny.com
Phone number (Optional).
315-415-7509
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jeff Schmidt from Washington, Paul Broadhagen from Knottsberry Farms Calif. and my old Cajun friend Tim"Bootie" Mathis from Bayou L'ourse LA.
 
 
 

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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