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Bernard Turner
  • Male
  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • United States

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Bernard Turner posted a status
"It's 2022 and I am still here. Looking to hear from anyone who called Amberg home in 1974-1976. Long live I Troop and the 2nd ACR."
Jan 26
Bernard Turner updated their profile
Jan 18, 2021
Butch Page left a comment for Bernard Turner
"I haven't been on this site for years just thought I'd drop you a line say hello. Updated a few things it's hard to believe how fast time goes."
Aug 7, 2020
Bernard Turner replied to Greg Jackson's discussion When station at pond barrecks
"We are here, but the issue as I see it a lot of us from I Troop were at the Burg in the early 70,s. I was stationed there 1974-1976. Times were different in Germany then. Amberg was a different kind of place. The Border duty was great!!!!! When Pond…"
Jan 29, 2020

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I Troop 3/2 ACR 1974-1976
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E10/ E-1-E4
92A40/ E-7
What was your rank/title?
E-4 PFC/ Cavalry Trooper

E-7 Logistics Management
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
The best time to be in Germany.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was in I Troop 2nd Platoon With Steven Carpenter, Steven O'Dell. Spent some good days and not so good in Amberg, Camp May, Camp Rotz, Graff, and the German country side. Spent so many days in the field.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired E-7 in 1994 from Camp Darby Italy.
Served for 22 years. Now I work for the US Department of State.
as a Contracting Officer.
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Oliver Talibert, Steven Carpenter, & Steven O' dell, Kevin Wiggins.
Charles Stewart, aka, (JR).

A fine Trooper from I TRP 3/2 ACR

Charles Stewart

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At 2:28pm on August 7, 2020, Butch Page said…
I haven't been on this site for years just thought I'd drop you a line say hello. Updated a few things it's hard to believe how fast time goes.
At 12:14pm on February 11, 2017, Richard P Frehs said…

Bernard, Thank you for your kind words. It sounds like you progressed through the Army and then onto your career with the department of State. Congrats!

I used the educational bill to attend The Ohio State University after leaving the Army. After graduation I got hired by the Department of The Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. I retired from the USGS in May, 2014. Total government service including military was 37 years.

I am married and living in Columbus, Ohio.

I will not be attending the Dragoon reunion this year, but thanks for the reminder!

How was your duty station in Italy?

Rich Frehs

At 4:05pm on February 8, 2017, Richard P Frehs said…

Bernard, Thank you very much for the heads-up you sent a few days ago! Sorry for the delayed reply. My laptop was over heating and I waited until Microsoft replaced it with a new one.

I kind of remember you. I remember Carpenter. I am on Facebook, retired a couple of years ago and living in Columbus OH.

I was a member of the Dragoons years ago, but dropped my contact. An old army friend, Bill Rafferty sent me a small missive from the Dragoons Base a couple of days before I heard from you.

Cheers!  Rich Frehs


At 10:47pm on February 18, 2015, Anthony Amalfitano said…

I'll have to dig up my Troop photo and look at your face. thanks for the complement! i did become a Police officer, Retired in 2009 as a Sergeant. I sure do kick myself in the ass for getting out of the Army, I loved it. I'm hoping to get to pa. i live close enough that I can commute. 

At 9:37pm on February 14, 2015, Anthony Amalfitano said…


I remember the day I left Amberg too! Wish I'd hadn't. LTC. Smith offered me E-6, $12,000 and OCS, but I turned him down for a skirt back home. I could of had a hell of a career in the ARMY.

Carpenter was on my Border Team, but I apologize, I don't remember you.   

At 6:03am on February 11, 2015, Darrell Bullard (Bull) said…
Hiya Bernard
Was surprised when the computer flagged your message up! I haven't been on this site in a few years ( to my shame)
Only guy I have been in contact with from the old days was Mike Price from Michigan. I'll have to make it here more often, to keep in touch.
At 12:54am on October 6, 2013, Oliver Talbert said…
And welcome to dragoon base, your back home again with the cav!
At 12:53am on October 6, 2013, Oliver Talbert said…
Bernard, it was great seeing you today after all these years brother! Hope to see you again soon and we will talk again in the next few weeks for sure. Got to hit the rack here. After the banquet a few of us hit the bar and we closed it again tonight. Damn, two nights in a row. I'm too fn old for this shit.
At 12:21pm on October 5, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…




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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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