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Bill Underwood
  • 59, Male
  • Leesburg, GA
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
L Troop Second Platoon
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany

Pond Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E10R8
What was your rank/title?
Sp. 4
Sheridan Gunner
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1976-1979
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was a gunner on L 27. Too many good times to go into but if you were there in the 70's you know what I mean. All I can say is that we are lucky to be alive. I stay in touch with George Vesel all the time.
Tell us a little about you now.
Married to my lovely wife Lisa, a school administrator, 3 kids, 3 grandkids and two dogs named Zig and Zag. I am an instructor at Albany Technical College in Albany, Ga. Have been for the last 20 years. I live in Leesburg, Ga. Like to boat and camp. Not the kind of camping we did in Sheridans but the kind where there are comforts like microwaves, showers and comfy beds.
Phone number (Optional).
229-291-0541
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Anyone who remembers "Dog".

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At 8:03pm on February 18, 2017, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Happy B.Day. Are still in Putney?

At 2:41pm on February 19, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 1:22am on February 2, 2011, Rick Cox said…

Hey Bill,

 

How are things with you?  Are you still teaching?

At 2:04pm on February 19, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Happy Birthday Bill!!! From one old timer to another 69-71- Pond Barracks!!!!!
At 10:31am on February 19, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 1:34am on September 6, 2009, Gary Gray said…
Pictures Bill?
At 10:40am on June 6, 2009, Gary Gray said…
I can help with the pictures if you want, did you notice that Bill Lee from 2nd platoon was also here? and Normand Albert from 3rd?
At 5:39pm on June 3, 2009, William Deitle said…
Dog, If the M551s could talk hmmmm... I guess its been 30 years now so its safe now. when you called last week I think was in shock. It was good to speak to you. I look back on those days and relize they are still alive in my mind, the friends that you make in those situations are forever. I often think about our boys fighting for freedom and giving all they have for you and I.It makes me proud to know that we were and still are a part of that great tradition. thanks for letting me know about this site, I never would have known. My life can be busy so I can't be on every night but will make a real effort to stay in touch.
Bill Deitle
At 5:10pm on June 2, 2009, William Hines said…
Hey Dog. Sorry I haven't been in touch but I have been very busy at work. I am still alive. I spoke with George Vesel's wife a while back. I sure would like to see all you guys again.
At 9:46am on May 30, 2009, Gary Gray said…
And Bill, do you have any pictures?
 
 
 

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