"I remember in the HOF sector an old tower we would climb to sit in and watch the other side , and walking out on the Nuremberg Bridge that crossed the border , the east side of course was gone , and the tri zonal point and the legal crossing point…"
"My first border patrol we were with some seasoned patrol leaders we were at hof went out on night patrol ran in to a german biker party with a bunch of german sailors on leave an a few midgets.I do believe we close to the legal rd crossing .We…"
"1979 ish Camp Gates...two M-60's parked on the reaction track pads....every morning an owl would be perched on the very end of the gun tube of the other track. Never on my track. Every morning, Jarvis (I think his name was) would go down to the…"
"My buddies and I were headed towards the gates to go on a bike ride into Rotz when suddenly one of them flew past me unexpectedly and I took a fall. I got a pretty bad raspberry and bent the crank on the Fuji 10 speed that belong to the E-6 that I…"
"Must've been in winter of '79 we took a M113 out to support an extended patrol from Camp Rotz. We loaded the track with groceries & ammo, and with our 2 jeep escort we took off in waist deep snow. I think my…"
"My wife was in country with me and was taking back to camp gates and when she was going back to the rock she told me she had seen an albino deer. We all told her she was nuts and played it for a while until we let her off the hook because there was…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
L Troop Second Platoon
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?
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.
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
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.