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Was I put out to pasture when the M1 arrived..?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Hughes Feb 8, 2016.

Have you been back..?
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Bob Reyes replied to Alan Scott Adams's discussion NEW MEMBER Scott Adams
"Welcome to the forum Scott..   I left Fox troop in 79.  Bamberg was great."
May 21, 2016
Bob Reyes posted a status
"https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragoon2scr/25695724085/in/photostream/ The Regiment has some great photos on Flickr."
Mar 11, 2016
Frank Hughes replied to Bob Reyes's discussion Was I put out to pasture when the M1 arrived..?
"My story isn't like yours Bobby, I've know Bobby when I was with fox troop 2/2 1977-79. After leaving cav county I went to ft Carson 1979-80 than back to Germany 1980-83 in Schweinfurt when we received the m1. I was a Ctr operator when I…"
Feb 8, 2016
Bob Reyes posted a photo
Jan 24, 2016
Shannon Ryan replied to Bob Reyes's discussion Was I put out to pasture when the M1 arrived..?
"It sure sounds like they put you out to pasture Bob, You would think the Army would want to retrain its NCO's to learn new technology's but we all know they did not always do what seemed to be the right thing to do at the time."
Jan 14, 2016
Bob Reyes joined Dave Gettman's group

Dragoon Mechanics

If you're not bothered by grease under your fingernails and the smell of diesel in your clothes, this is the place to bitch about all those busted, frozen knuckles you got trying to get vehicles on line for Graf, Reforger, the border, or any number of "dire emergencies" the border troops faced on a daily basis.Ever have that one jerk-off in the outfit that broke everything he touched? Tell him about it here. Maybe he'll show up one day and read it.Have that one special friend or mentor in the…See More
Jan 12, 2016
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Was I put out to pasture when the M1 arrived..?

I posted this on facebook before..Was I put out to pasture when the M1 arrived..?Something I have been asking myself for over 30 years.. I started in the Cav, back when Sheridans were our main vehicle. As a tank mechanic.. I worked in a motor pool with a great group of mechanics.. SFC "Motor Hog" Rhodes.. Jimmy Mursell (RIP brother) and a badass from Philly named Steve Rambo. We worked great together and many a times I saw the sun set on us while fixing tanks at Graf and rise again the next…See More
Jan 12, 2016
Bob Reyes left a comment for Kenneth Morrow
"The black corridor we called the "autobahn" and which we spit-shined til the wee hours..?"
Jan 12, 2016
Bob Reyes commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Merry Christmas to my fellow troopers.. God bless."
Dec 23, 2015
Bob Reyes left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"Merry Christmas Sigmund.. God bless"
Dec 23, 2015
Kenneth Morrow left a comment for Bob Reyes
"Bob, Bad Tolz barracks "Flint" remember you didn't have to go outside to get to any location inside the barracks. The pool was inside too, grate place. :)  Ken"
Dec 19, 2015
Bob Reyes commented on Kenneth Morrow's photo
Dec 17, 2015
Bob Reyes left a comment for Scott email conner
"Hi Scott..  I asked the same question about Bullard.  Whatever happened.. it happened after I left."
Nov 29, 2015
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"Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.. God bless.."
Nov 26, 2015
Bob Reyes might attend Dave Gettman's event

2017 2d Cavalry Association Reunion at Williamsburg, Virginia

October 5, 2017 at 3pm to October 8, 2017 at 12:30pm
2d Cavalry Association Reunion Registration is now openApril 27-April 30, 2017The Dragoon 2017 reunion preparations are in full swing.  The host hotel is the Woodlands Hotel and Suites, 105 Visitor Center, Williamsburg, VA.  To book rooms please visit http://resweb.passkey.com/go/42150   or call 800-261-9530, Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00. If you call, be sure to mention Booking ID 42150 to ensure you get the convention rate.   To…See More
Nov 10, 2015
Bob Reyes posted a status
"Happy Veteran's Day to my fellow troopers.. and vets everywhere. God bless."
Nov 10, 2015

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Fox Troops Motor Pool
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Hof, Coburg
What MOS or job description did you have?
63H Tank Mechanic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
76 to 79
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I'm sure we all have about the same stories to tell.. the famous fights at Graf.. (the place is probably still off limits). The long, cold days and nights on the range and the partys at Hof, and Coburg.
Tell us a little about you now.
After the Cav.. I had another 3 year tour in Germany and a couple of tours with the 101st in Kentucky and college after that. Upon graduating, I worked as a teacher in a middle school. In 1989 I joined the Police Department.
Do you have a web site?
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
James Mursell (RIP Jimmy), Steve Rambo from Philly, Tomas Velez from NY and Edgar Pagan from PR.

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At 4:28pm on December 19, 2015, Kenneth Morrow said…


Bad Tolz barracks "Flint" remember you didn't have to go outside to get to any location inside the barracks. The pool was inside too, grate place. :) 


At 12:30am on January 16, 2015, gerard f kaminski said…

bob, new to this tec. stuff i was 1st plt ,les eddys roomy. i drove the foxy lady 551a1 75-76 ihope this goes through 3rd atempt gerard gfkatdairyland@gmail still second to none

At 4:07pm on February 14, 2013, Rafael Pabon said…

Hello Bob, will you be able to attend the 2d Cav. Reunion in October 2013?

I will be there GOD permit.  rvpsabot@comcast.net

At 6:19am on June 3, 2012, Doug Ford said…

Yep that was him, Bullard. That guy was a terror on one of his drunk nights, but I guess we were all pretty wild when we weren't in the field.

The only person I remember at the motor pool was this big ole Indian everyone called Chief. That guy could pick up a 50 gal can of 30 wt oil, but he didn't speak much.

At 11:13am on May 29, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Always up for a cold one, Bob. Give me a call when you hit town. 253-327-4062.

At 9:32pm on January 21, 2012, Robert M. Lavoie said…

No Bob, not tomorrow.  Although I belong to the "waiting list" I WAS able to get two tickets for both games.  Problem is my wife who is a nurse works every other weekend and this weekend, when she is off, has to take my step son back to school.  I would liked to go this weekend but I can't make it happen - I was entitled to two tickets and there is three of us - me and two young boys (9 and 11).  It should be a good game - enjoy.

At 9:54pm on January 12, 2011, Rafael Pabon said…
Hi Bob, nice to hear from you and hope that the cold weather is not to bad up there. Thank you for remembering by Birthday and for you wishes. Please keep in touch and God Bless. Here is my regular e-mail:  rvpsabot@comcast.net
At 5:25pm on June 9, 2010, Rafael Pabon said…
Yes, he was a very good DS and a better friend. If you take a look thru your BCT Photo Album, my own Plt. Sgt. SFC Fred Blue retired as a 1SG back on or about 1987 he live now in Colorado, his other assistance SSG Manuel Ankrom he retired as a MSG and live here in Newport News VA, SSG Larry French was kick out of the service as a 1SG for trainee abuse, a real shame because he was a fine DI and a Viet Nam Vet., our Supply Sgt. then SSG Chaves retired about 6 years ago as a CW4, I lost contact with all the others and never seen them again. From A-18-4 I went to A-1-1 and became the Tng. NCO and Senior Track Commander, the I became the X-M1 OTT-3 Tank Program Logistics NCOIC, then Germany 2nd ACR.
At 12:18am on May 27, 2010, Moto Daddy said…
Thanks for listening. Take care...

Toujors Pret!
At 2:00pm on May 25, 2010, Rafael Pabon said…
Bob, this is Rafael Pabon again, just a sad note and for your information. SSG (Ret) Walter Young who was a DI with Brown and Collier during your BCT time passed away sometime around October 2009 due to complications from Diabetes. Walter was a fine DI and a better friend to me and SFC Fredrick Blue. I tought you should know. You stay safe out there. ///Rafael


Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



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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