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Brent Thacker
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  • Mena, AR
  • United States
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Brent Thacker posted a status
"wheres he from? some kin from Virginia, Texas, Doug"
Aug 6, 2012
Doug Ford left a comment for Brent Thacker
"Hey Brent, Any chance you have someone in your family, Doug Thacker, who was also in the 2/2 CAV? If yes, Doug and I were great friends during our tour. If not, Doug and I were great friends during our tour."
May 2, 2012
Brent Thacker updated their profile
Dec 18, 2011
Brent Thacker replied to Jason Hastings's discussion 2d ACR Dropping Stryker from their name- Go CAV!
"makes me proud to be Cavalry, Its what bonds us all, past present and future.  "
Dec 11, 2011
Brent Thacker joined Tommy E. Nester's group
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Amberg, Third Squadron

Third Squadron from Guardians of Peace to Gulf War Warriors and Guardians of peace.
Oct 9, 2011
Brent Thacker replied to Randy Garbrick's discussion WHAT WAS REALLY STORED AT SITE 33? in the group Bamberg
"1/2 an 3/2 how batteries in the other two bunkers."
Sep 28, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Brent Thacker
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENT Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
Sep 3, 2011
Brent Thacker replied to Randy Garbrick's discussion WHAT WAS REALLY STORED AT SITE 33? in the group Bamberg
"if youd like i can email you some info on these weapons, cutting edge for the time, lazer guided arty rounds guided in by our fist teams on the ground, had to do a training course through emerson electric, they had the contract, civilian instructor,…"
Aug 14, 2011
Brent Thacker replied to Randy Garbrick's discussion WHAT WAS REALLY STORED AT SITE 33? in the group Bamberg
"how batteries special weapons, short range, low power nukes. and possibly copperhead rounds.  "
Aug 14, 2011
Brent Thacker might attend Dave Gettman's event
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Memorial Rededication for Fallen Dragoons at Rose Barracks

July 22, 2011 all day
On 22 July 2011 at Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany, the OIF/OEF Memorial for Fallen Dragoons will be rededicated with the addition of the names of the troopers lost during the Regiment's 2010-11 Afghanistan deployment. More details will be posted when made available.See More
May 11, 2011
Brent Thacker might attend Dave Gettman's event
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Welcome Home/Uncasing the Regimental Standard at Rose Barracks

July 21, 2011 all day
On 21 July 2011 at Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany, the 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment will uncase the Regimental Standard and begin it's welcome home celebration after a year deployment to Afghanistan. More details will be posted when made available.See More
May 11, 2011
Brent Thacker left a comment for Brian Pratt
"welcome brian,  good to hear from you, you know anything about how to contact Sgt Relaford?"
Apr 10, 2011
Brent Thacker left a comment for Robert Reyes
"Hey Robert,  Recognize you from Amberg, we did a couple of border tours together. Hope you are doing well."
Apr 10, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Brent Thacker
"Toujours Pret Brent Welcome home Trooper. 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…"
Apr 9, 2011
Brent Thacker is now a member of Dragoon Base
Apr 9, 2011

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Amberg,West Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
45D10
What was your rank/title?
Specialist
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1987-1989
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Lots of time at Graf, Gunnery, Calfex, and a good bit of border patrol, not to mention Reforger.

served with a great group of soldiers, and an out standing Cavalry squadron, It was like a different world then, but some one always had your back. good and bad, wouldnt trade that experience for any thing. made you tough
Do you have a web site?
http://brent_thacker44@yahoo.com

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