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  • Norman, OK
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Bill Russell replied to Rob Gould's discussion Troop Ships in the group Oldtimers
"went to Germany on a MATS plane(seats pointed to the rear),in 63, and came home in 66 on the Geiger,which became a 11 day ride on a puke bucket."
Dec 24, 2013
Bill Russell commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"just noticed i wasn't in this bamberg group, only the oldtimers. Well, now I am.How Btry, FDC, 63-66."
Aug 19, 2013
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Bamberg

For those who served in Bamberg.
Aug 19, 2013
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Bill Russell
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
May 17, 2011
Bill Russell left a comment for Harry Warner
"no, we didn't do a rotation up to Coburg in How Btry. Instead, we were up to Graffenwohr about every 3rd month,either doing arty stuff, or working for E,F,G,H troops on whatever they were up there doing.By the way, have you google earthed…"
Feb 21, 2011
Harry Warner left a comment for Bill Russell
"Sorry about that...Camp Gates was one of the border stations."
Feb 21, 2011
Bill Russell left a comment for Harry Warner
"I was in Bamberg from Dec.63-Jul66.Don't know what Gates is/was."
Feb 21, 2011
Harry Warner left a comment for Bill Russell
"Glad to see you here, Bill.  Our times in Germany seemed to overlap.  Did you ever make it to Gates?"
Feb 21, 2011
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Oldtimers

Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Feb 21, 2011
Bill Russell left a comment for Jesse Kelley
"thanks for the nice response to my page. I don't know if F troop was still in Bamberg, but if so, we share memories of those barracks,and the town of Bamberg. Have a few pics.but they are of me in 64-65. Lost many over the years"
Aug 14, 2010
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Bill Russell
"Toujours Pret Bill Welcome home Troop. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (similar to MySpace), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc), and links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.” News and History…"
Aug 12, 2010
Bill Russell is now a member of Dragoon Base
Aug 12, 2010

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
How battery,2/2acr
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
13E20, FDC
What was your rank/title?
sp/5-chief of section, computer,FDC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Dec.63-Jun66
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Bamberg was/is a beer town. In my time there, we went to different pizza shops for great food/beer.From what we practiced there, it was easy to make rank later,because we just knew more than the others,as far as FDC went.
Tell us a little about you now.
100% disability from a year in Nam.
Phone number (Optional).
405 360-0413
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
anybody from How btry, 2/2acr in the years mentioned. Joe Mackiewitz,Bo Trimble, Ray Shelton,Blanchard from La.,

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At 12:13am on May 17, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 7:30pm on February 21, 2011, Harry Warner said…
Sorry about that...Camp Gates was one of the border stations.
At 5:54pm on February 21, 2011, Harry Warner said…
Glad to see you here, Bill.  Our times in Germany seemed to overlap.  Did you ever make it to Gates?
At 11:57am on August 12, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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