" Bob what a trip down memory lane. Fort Sam, Fort , landing in New York, arriving in Bremerhaven, the train ride to Bamberg, lost in the Bamberg Banhof trying to find somethjng to eat, waiting for someone to pick us up, the…"
"I have a copy of my orders from Fort Sam Houston dated 18 June 1965. The following names being sent to the 3rd Armored Medical Company. Me, you, Robert Anderson, Richard Bellavance, Richard Carroccetto, George Frank, Lavern Lowe, Herman Smith,…"
"Hello Bob How all is well with you. I apologize for not responding sooner, my computer picked up a virus. I appreciate you responding to to my profile. It is a small world. I'll be posting some pictures, I have my…"
"Just read your profile, I was a medic at Merrill Barracks in 1965 assigned to the 3rd Armored Medical Company at the same time you where there. I have a copy of my orders dated 16 Aug 1965 with your name on it. I was being sent to Amberg, you and…"
"I sure some things changed over time but im sure you served with a bunch of great guys just like myself in a beautiful county with a important mission.I sure miss those days on the border.You really have some great photos they almost make me home…"
"Rodney, thanks for the invite. I was at Pond in 1965-66, third floor at the top of the stairs turn right down two doors for my room. Spent most of my time at Camp Gates. Everyone at Gates thought the medics had it soooo easy, until bad things…"
"Dave, haven't been on this site very long, but when i saw your name i have to ask. Are you on Ancestry .com. The reason i want to know is about 6 months ago maybe longer, someone with the same name as you from Washington State took info from…"
"At Pond Barracks 1965 we were giving shots, a favorite time for medics. I must say not all medics were good at this task. One medic who had five thumbs on each hand was having a pretty good day until........He puts the syringe in the bottle draws…"
I had one audit where i was about 30.00 over. I got a request to go to the PX at Graf. They said they found a mistake of 30.00 in their favor. From then on i never let them know how much money was on hand . I kept the money in the safe, after…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Armored medical co.
Where were you stationed?
Merrell Barracks Nuremberg
Pond Barracks Amberg
Spent most of my time at Camp Gates, Dec 1965 to Dec 1966. I also ran the PX at that time.
What MOS or job description did you have?
91A10 to 91B20 medic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
A lot of stories from Camp Gates, some good some bad. A lot of alerts, one for real. We had six permanent guys at Gates, 3 radio operators 2 medics 1 gas truck driver. Watched a lot of movies on the wall of the recreation room.
Bob what a trip down memory lane. Fort Sam, Fort , landing in New York, arriving in Bremerhaven, the train ride to Bamberg, lost in the Bamberg Banhof trying to find somethjng to eat, waiting for someone to pick us up, the names of the guys I served with, Merrell Barracks, and yes our first alert, I taught the Russians were coming. Thanks for clearing up the fog about the 3rd AMC. I wish we could be talking about our history over a beer. Thanks for the memories
Hello Bob How all is well with you. I apologize for not responding sooner, my computer picked up a virus. I appreciate you responding to to my profile. It is a small world. I'll be posting some pictures, I have my granddaughter helping me with that project. I have a question for you. I mentioned in my profile my 1st duty stationed was at Merrell Barracks, with a medical unit. You mentioned that you were assigned to the 3rd Armd. Medical Company. Was there more than one medical unit at Merrell? The 3rd Armd Medical Co. dose not sound familiar to me. Was the 3rd a seperrate unit? Did they have there own insignia? or were they under the Seventh Army. I really enjoyed seeing your photos. I'll always remember my service in the 2nd Recon 2nd A/C God Speed
I sure some things changed over time but im sure you served with a bunch of great guys just like myself in a beautiful county with a important mission.I sure miss those days on the border.You really have some great photos they almost make me home sick.take care
Can't tell you how happy I am to see someone from my time, in my place. Gates was a happy time. But I have loads of questions for you. Did you know Richard Frank, radio operator who was at Gates when I left? Did you also operate the PX? If so, do I have a story for you. Also, when you went into Brand or Mark-T did you use a local taxi driver who also owned a gasthaus? You might want to take a look at the Oldtimers group. Many guys from our time and we would love to have you join us there.
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