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Ray's Dinner

Remember the Mess Sgt- SFC Ray, we had in 2/2 ACR Bamberg. For some reason he had a lot of Military pull and persuasion with the higher command.Ray's Dinner it was called! Regimental Brass always…Continue

Started Jan 18, 2016

The Tanks are Coming!

Recently watched the Movie "The Tanks are Coming! made in 1951 about 3rd Armor Division in France in WWII.It reminded me of REFORGER in Germany in the late 70's.It showed clips from the war, most of…Continue

Started Jun 8, 2015

Sounds and Smell
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After reading comments about the Movie "Fury" I can still hear the casings from the 7.62 or 50 Cal. rolling around on the tank. One would nearly bust their ass slipping on them, or sometimes did.  I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Jan 9, 2017.

Movie FURY!
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Thought the movie was pretty good. It should have shown more tank battles and maneuvering. Showing someone pointing at a map and not showing the what the Tank go through to get there is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward (Gene) Beck Feb 25, 2015.


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Jun 13, 2020
Bill Hembree commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Its been a while since visiting Dragoon Base. I recently seen in the Army News about a tank crew in Poland experienced a run away tank. They could not stop it as it rolled down a hill crashing into a bunch of trees. The Driver kissed the hull broke…"
Dec 12, 2019

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
E. Troop 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
19K Tank Section Sergeant
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Remember Cpt. Wottlin, 1Sg Amos " Famous Amos" what a pair of leaders!
Best REAL WORLD! assignment I ever had, it was a tough one, and learned the most from.
Scouts and Tankers what fun we had "REFORGER"
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired MSG,
1SG in Vilseck 1996-1998 1/63 Armor
Ops SGM 1998-1999 3/69 Armor
Completed my BSBA degree

Did some Surveillance work for a Detective Agency.

Worked as a Case Manager for the State of Tennessee, Worked as Department Manager, and Assistant Manager for Two Retail tool stores.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SSG Dickerson, 19K
SSG Alexander 19K
SSG Hineman 19D
SSG Thompson 19D

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Bamberg to Fort Knox- Cav days went away

Some that I knew left E Troop Bamberg and went to Fort Knox to teach. Myself along with

SSG Robert Dickerson and SSG Heinman and two others I can not remember their names.

I taught Fire Control Systems for Both the Army and Marines AOB courses , the others were assigned to other training

Maneuver units.


One night Cpt Wottlin and us went out for drinks while he was at Fort Knox for some Career Course he was taking.

Cpt. Wottlin was the second E…


Posted on June 18, 2013 at 11:30pm

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At 3:39pm on February 23, 2019, Michael H Gomez said…

It sure is.. Plan on hanging up my spurs for good in about 4 years.. 

At 10:47pm on June 19, 2013, David Zawicki said…

I want to say it was 2008....he was a civilian already, living nearvFt Riley

At 1:53am on June 19, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

The Angerer is where the 2d Cavalry Association had there 2008 Stable Call when the Regiment returned from it's final Iraq deployment, and where I was headquartered for my trip over. Bought a really nice porcelain stein with the Angerer on it when I was checking out from my room their, but I had to give it to a friend I'd promised a stein to because his (inferior stein) got broken in transport back to the States.

At 12:25am on June 19, 2013, David Zawicki said…

Bill, freak accident. He argued with his son, whonwent to his room...shot through the wall, and hit hit and killed him. Sad, i was in E Troop in 1980 when he was a 2LT, and knew him through him being promoted to CPT and jim being the Regimental Border Officer. I was at Camp Hof 1983 - 1985.

At 12:11am on June 19, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…
At 11:35pm on June 18, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…

welcome to the base..."Toujours Pret" I was with HHT,Squadron Maintenance, 3/2 at Pond Barracks,Amberg  72-73... Thankyou for your service...

At 10:25pm on June 18, 2013, Dave Gettman said…


I see you spent some time in Vilseck. 2d Cav has been home based there since late 2006. They were out here at Ft Lewis 2005-06 (I live in Tacoma). I visited them in Vilseck 2008 when they returned from their final Iraq deployment, and 2011 when they returned from their first Afghanistan deployment.




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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