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Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Rick Martin"
May 11
Kenneth Roy McClain left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Hey Alex, great hearing from you. Not on this site much. Mostly do the Facebook thing. If you sign up let me know. I work at University of Tennessee as an instructional designer. Retired from the Army National Guard with 26 years, 14 were active,…"
May 10
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Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Look for this photo to find me on FB. Me and the Missus. This is my profile pic"
May 10
Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Here is a photo for you."
May 10
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May 10
Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Morning Alex. So good to connect with you. Never thought I would ever have a fb page, but since I found Dragoon Base, and saw who was here, I ended up getting one. Phil Benson was the one that got me on to it. There are a few fb groups that I have…"
May 10
Alex Connolly left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Thanks Dave. He and I ran the border shop up at Reed before we left."
May 9
Alex Connolly left a comment for Roger D Minnick
"Oh God, it's a long story. 3 busted marriages, 8 years in the National Guard, numerous civilian occupations until I settled on computer programmer. I got hold of Rick."
May 9
Alex Connolly left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Wow. He hasn't aged at all. At the age of 25 he looked 50"
May 9
Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Hey Alex, Remember this?"
May 9
Dave Gettman left a comment for Alex Connolly
"I left a note for Joe Brindley also."
May 9
Roger D Minnick left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Wow, can't believe anyone would still remember the old Peugeot. I left that car parked in the MP's parking lot in Graf when I turned my tags in. Left keys & title in it. Haha. I had to get Micheale to drive me back to Amberg. Great to…"
May 9
Dave Gettman left a comment for Alex Connolly
"Oh yes, I know Rick Martin. He recently got a new leg."
May 9
Alex Connolly left a comment for Kenneth Roy McClain
"Hey Ken, this is your former obnoxious roommate at the Pond!  Do ya still have pickled pigs feet on ya?"
May 9
Alex Connolly left a comment for Joe Brindley
"Hiya Brindley. I hear that Elvis was seen in the Camp Reed OPS log..."
May 9

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M Company 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
19E/19K
What was your rank/title?
E5 Sergeant
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
July 1983-September 1985
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was an armor crewman, I was on the 65 Tank (blade tank) while we still had them and eventually in the 1st platoon. Best years in the Army. I missed my mates but found some of them here!
Graf, Hoenfels, Vilseck, Camp Reed, Austria, Swoop, Sqadron Border ops, good times!
Tell us a little about you now.
After Amberg, I joined the national guard, got married 3 more times and ended up as a computer programmer. I miss my tank
Phone number (Optional).
6092043716
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
James 'Zeke' Noaks
Steve Vigil
Thomas Renn

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At 5:32am on May 11, 2019, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Rick Martin

At 10:32pm on May 10, 2019, Kenneth Roy McClain said…
Hey Alex, great hearing from you. Not on this site much. Mostly do the Facebook thing. If you sign up let me know. I work at University of Tennessee as an instructional designer. Retired from the Army National Guard with 26 years, 14 were active, even some time as AGR. Hung in long enough to spend a year in Iraq. That’s what did it for me, time to hang up the spurs.

Ken
At 10:37am on May 10, 2019, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Look for this photo to find me on FB. Me and the Missus. This is my profile pic

At 5:58am on May 10, 2019, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Here is a photo for you.

At 5:58am on May 10, 2019, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

At 2:57am on May 10, 2019, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Morning Alex. So good to connect with you. Never thought I would ever have a fb page, but since I found Dragoon Base, and saw who was here, I ended up getting one. Phil Benson was the one that got me on to it. There are a few fb groups that I have become involved with. One of them, I am an admin of. It started out for just those at Pond Barracks, but it grew to include all of the 2ACR and then to those that served in Germany during the Cold War. I see you are looking to make contact with Steve Vigil and Thomas Renn. They are both on the Pond Barracks page. No luck finding Noaks as of yet. If you decide to get a page, let me know. I will get you into the groups that I belong to. One is strictly for anyone who served with Mighty Mike. That group has less than 100 members while the Pond is just over 1000. So good to make contact after so many years. I have actually met up with Stewart Smith a couple of times. He was the XO when I left. I have your number. Will try to give you a call later today or sometime soon. Got to catch up.

At 5:55pm on May 9, 2019, Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin said…

Hey Alex, Remember this?

At 4:54pm on May 9, 2019, Dave Gettman said…

I left a note for Joe Brindley also.

At 4:52pm on May 9, 2019, Roger D Minnick said…
Wow, can't believe anyone would still remember the old Peugeot. I left that car parked in the MP's parking lot in Graf when I turned my tags in. Left keys & title in it. Haha. I had to get Micheale to drive me back to Amberg. Great to hear from you ! What have you been doing all these years ? I see you were also asking about Ricky Martin. I talk with him about once a month on messager.
At 4:48pm on May 9, 2019, Dave Gettman said…

Oh yes, I know Rick Martin. He recently got a new leg.

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