"I spent a total of 16 years in Europe. I first went to Italy in 1980 thru 1982. I went back to Calif for 14 months. I went back to Italy in 1983 and did not leave until December 1994. Once I got out of Combat Arms and went into Logistics my whole…"
"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…"
"Ritchie, glad to hear from you. I know it's be a long time. Me and Steve Carpenter were ran together all the time. I remember Rafferty very well, he had the hots for the little blond German Girl Sandy, She lived up near the Border by Camp…"
"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,…"
"Ritchie, welcome to our site. I don't think you remember me. My name is Bernard Turner I was in 3rd PTL SSG Bull's track. My running partner was Steve Carpenter from CA. I got to the Berg in 1974. I got to know you when you came back from…"
"I was in I Troop from 1974-1976, 3rd PLT with Steven Carpenter, Steve O Dell, David Hooker Tony Rodriguaz. I was a driver on I-36 it got blown up in the field in 1975 or 76. Our CO was Capt Smoke Crumly, ISG Tadlock.
Anybody from those day at the…"
"My first Border tour was 1974 at Camp May.. I was assigned to 3 PLT I Troop. Lt Rabb took us up and down every hill on that first week. After the Lt went back to the Berg for a few days, Sgt Savoy so ok Turner we are going to enjoy the next week. We…"
"Dennis, don't feel bad, they did the same thing to me on my first day of motor stables. SSG Bull told me to go to the commo shop and get squelch juice for the radio too. I was in I Troop from May 74 to Sept 76."
"I was in I Trp from 1974-1976 and yes we had all the rejects, but under Capt Crumly we were the best. We broke up a lot of stuff and spent way to much time in the woods, but we kicked ass and partied hard. Gary I remember you.Me and Steve Carpenter…"
"Jimmy Tucker, dude it's been a long time. Hope to see you in October.
I hope to see more guys from I Troop. Last year I was the only SOB who was there.
But I did let them know I Troop was in the house. "
If you look at the Troop photo from 1774 I am on the bottom left. count six guys left to right. Don't be hard on yourself, the most importiant thing is you are alive, retired and still above ground. I live in Gaithersburg, MD…"
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?
What was your rank/title?
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 Specialist.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.