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Steve Oliver left a comment for Bill Barry
"Bill, This is Steve Oliver.  I was S1 under LTC George Rostine 1970 - 1971 and moved to S3 in 1972 with CPT. John Roseburg.  My wife, Sue and I lived in Fursetz about 12 miles from post.  Have you been in contact with others who…"
Mar 17
Bill Barry is attending Chris Golden's event

21-24 May 2014 Regimental Birthday and Homecoming at Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany

May 21, 2014 at 6pm to May 24, 2014 at 12pm
You are invited to join your fellow Dragoons, past and present, in Vilseck, Germany on 23 May 2014. This will be the 178th birthday of the Regiment celebrated by a volksfest, Regimental homecoming ceremony and the 2d Cavalry Association Stable Call. Rally Point is Zur Poste (Konigstein) where Bill Bewley is staying.May 201800 - A casual social event for those visitors in Vilseck for the event – sponsored by the local chapter. RCO and commanders to attend. May 21Spur Call hosted by the RCO at…See More
May 15, 2014
Bill Barry is attending Dave Gettman's event
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2015 Valley Forge Reunion at Valley Forge

October 1, 2015 to October 4, 2015
You are invited to the 2015 Reunion of the 2d Cavalry Association. In early October, we will gather in Valley Forge, PA to renew our relationships with old comrades and make new friends.We will open on Thursday the 1st of October with the opportunity for golf at a private club in the area. That afternoon we will register and enjoy a reception for all. Over the next two days you can tour historical Philadelphia and Valley Forge or be part of the QVC experience. All the while we will share our…See More
May 15, 2014
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May 15, 2014
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2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion at Gettysburg

October 3, 2013 to October 6, 2013
The 2013 Regimental Association Reunion will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from Thursday, October 3, 2013 through Sunday, October 6, 2013.Please contact the Hotel directly for reservations. To make reservations at the special conference rate of $99 per night, please call 717-334-8121 or toll-free at 800-776-8349 and just let them know that you want to make a reservation for the 2d Cavalry Association Reunion.The AgendaWe built the agenda to…See More
Jun 29, 2012
Jack Painter left a comment for Bill Barry
"Bill: I'll be there let me know about the real dates.. email me at barr_071489@yahoo, or lesandjacktwo@earthlink.net...or jack.painter@hatterasvacations.com CELL: 252-305-1459"
Mar 21, 2012
Jack Painter left a comment for Bill Barry
"Bill! Good to hear from you, and hello from Hatteras Island, NC! I just looked at the 4-70 album, spurred of course by your email. Hope all is well, and you are enjoying your retirement...as am I! The email I check most often is :…"
Mar 14, 2012
Jack Hamilton left a comment for Bill Barry
"My daughter Alisha is a Navy 03 and is the Opns/Plans officer for the USS Momsen, DDG 92, a destroyer based in Everett, WA.  They are departing during that period for a multi-month tour in the Middle East.  My wife and I are going out for…"
Sep 8, 2011

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
B Troop, 1971-73
Regt HHT (S-3), 1973-74
1st Sqadron (S-3), 1974
1st Squadron, 1986-88
Where were you stationed?
The Rock and at Merrell Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
Troop Commander
Asst RS3, SqdnS-3
Squadron Commander
What was your rank/title?
Captain, first tour
Lieutenant Colonel, second tour
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1971-74, 1986-88
Tell us a little about your cav days.
The greatest experience of my life serving in a couple of the best jobs in the Army at places where lots happened, and you could work with super people everyday!
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired as a Colonel after 28 years of great Army life. Just retired again, (July 2009) from a 15 year second career as the CFO of two large independent schools located in Virginia and St. Louis, MO.

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At 6:35pm on March 17, 2017, Steve Oliver said…

Bill,

This is Steve Oliver.  I was S1 under LTC George Rostine 1970 - 1971 and moved to S3 in 1972 with CPT. John Roseburg.  My wife, Sue and I lived in Fursetz about 12 miles from post.  Have you been in contact with others who served 1969 - 1972?

At 8:10pm on May 15, 2014, Erik M. Waters said…

Yes, sir, I am!

At 6:32pm on February 17, 2013, Joseph L. Krawczyk Jr. said…
Good to hear from you. Guess we'll see each other in October.
At 11:29am on March 21, 2012, Jack Painter said…

Bill: I'll be there let me know about the real dates.. email me at barr_071489@yahoo, or lesandjacktwo@earthlink.net...or jack.painter@hatterasvacations.com CELL: 252-305-1459

At 8:50am on March 14, 2012, Jack Painter said…
Bill!

Good to hear from you, and hello from Hatteras Island, NC! I just looked at the 4-70 album, spurred of course by your email. Hope all is well, and you are enjoying your retirement...as am I!
The email I check most often is : lesandjacktwo@earthlink.net

Jack Painter, Owner-Broker
Colony Realty Corporation
Box 250
40197 Bonito Road
Avon NC 27915

800.962.5256
252.995.5891
252.305.1459 Mobile

At 2:10pm on September 8, 2011, Jack Hamilton said…
My daughter Alisha is a Navy 03 and is the Opns/Plans officer for the USS Momsen, DDG 92, a destroyer based in Everett, WA.  They are departing during that period for a multi-month tour in the Middle East.  My wife and I are going out for an early Thanksgiving and send off with my wifes kin who live in Seattle.  Will be last we see of her for a long time.
At 9:51am on August 23, 2011, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
Bill  do you remember when I went on leave to the States and came back with my right side burned by a fire had my hair burned off from head and right Arm.  Dusty
At 9:57pm on August 22, 2011, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…
  Bill do you remember the E-4 Acting Sgt that was the Supply Sgt/ Unit Armor while you were the Company Commander. I got to B Troop in Jan 1970 and left in Dec 1972 as a E-5 Sgt.                SSG Lawrence S. Snow Retired Army (my nickname was DUSTY).
At 2:50am on August 9, 2011, Jack A. Miller said…
Bill, The uncasing of the colors and re-dedication ceremony for the 20 fallen soldiers was a day of mixed emotions, I got there early enough to see all the Squadrons march in for the Regimental Formation. Only us us old war vetrans could really understand what we were actually seeing, first impression was the feeling of relief on their faces to be out of harms way; and the second and most lasting impression was the sadness on their faces when the fallen soldiers names were called off and the bugle played taps. Jack
At 9:53am on June 14, 2011, Joseph Todd Delahanty said…

Col Barry,

 

Great to hear from you.  Yes, things have gone rather well for me.  I have been very lucky and caught more than a few favorable breaks.  Hope you and your family are thriving!

 

Todd Delahanty

At 9:45pm on April 20, 2011, Speed Thomas said…
bingo!

There are some quirks to this site which are mostly operator headspace errors.

My email is: esthomas3@earthlink.net. Give me a shot.

Speed
At 6:32pm on April 20, 2011, Speed Thomas said…
Hey Bill,
I Think I left you a note last week but haven't heard back from you. Thought I'd give it another try.

Have been exchanging emails with John Moncure. What a great ride he's had! Also been in touch with Mike Hall (F Troop). He's still a trip, had tears running down my face.

Best,
Speed T.
At 3:33am on February 14, 2011, Jack A. Miller said…
Bill, Thanks to you, Dave and Gene Beck I,am back on line. My wallet was stolen in a Gas Station in Bayreuth in early December with my passwords, which caused me immense problems. New Id's, driver's license, visa cards, the whole nine yards. Last week it was found and turned in at the new bus terminal in town. A bit late, but at least all the papers were there. Tell Betty hello from us. Jack
At 12:40pm on January 4, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

I'm going to have to convince him to start another profile because we can't send him a new password. The e-mail address he registered with is invalid, and that's the one that has to be used.

He can't change his e-mail address without logging in with his password, and he lost his password. He can't get a new password without having it sent to his registered e-mail, which is no good. It is all automated and it sucks!

At 12:17pm on January 4, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Thanks Bill. We've got the commo lines open. Hopefully we can have him back on line soon.

Dave

At 8:52pm on January 3, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Bill,

Can you have Top Miller e-mail me at deddygetty1@comcast.net ?

I'm not getting a response and may not be getting through.

Dave

At 1:23pm on January 3, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

That might be the problem because the e-mail he has registered doesn't have a period between Ja and Mil. I sent him another e-mail with all possible combinations. Waiting for a reply.

 

Dave

At 12:54pm on January 3, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Bill,

Jack's e-mail was returned as undeliverable at Ja.Mil@t-mobile.de

Dave

At 12:00pm on January 3, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Bill,

Robb said if Jack doesn't have the old e-mail address anymore he has to start a new profile. Since he does still have the same e-mail, he should be able to have a new password sent.

As usual, often times the simplest things on a computer can be the most daunting task!

I'll try to give Jack a holler.

Dave

At 10:41am on January 3, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Jack Miller and I go back a ways. He was my 1SGT when I was in C Troop.

 

This password thing is an ongoing problem, and I can't moderate them. Let me ask Robb Russell if anything can be done. The only other alternative is a new account.

 
 
 

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