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Brian Bennett
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Brian Bennett received a gift from PETER W MOCK
Oct 16, 2015
PETER W MOCK left a comment for Brian Bennett
"HEY ARE YOU THERE??? CHECK YOU PAGE! MOCK"
Jun 27, 2015
PETER W MOCK left a comment for Brian Bennett
"HEY, SENT 3 0R 4 MESSAGES...GOT YOURS TO REPLY. SOMETHING IS AMISS! MAIL ME AT SGTMOCK@AOL.COM HOPE THIS WORKS MY FRIEND! MOCK"
Apr 14, 2015
Brian Bennett left a comment for stan kane
"I didn't realize you served in 2ACR also. Or maybe I did and just forgot. Can you believe it's been 25 years since the Bde Recon Platoon, 2AD (FWD) went tearing across the desert? I couldn't have asked for a better Section Sergeant to…"
Mar 29, 2015
Brian Bennett left a comment for PETER W MOCK
"It's been a long time brother. How the hell you been?"
Jan 5, 2015
Mark Pettus left a comment for Brian Bennett
"Jeff Kulp was a great guy and a great LT. My last words to him before I left Amberg were that I expected to read about him being a great general some day. He came mighty close. As I recall he was honor grad at West Point and told he could have his…"
Sep 23, 2014
Brian Bennett left a comment for Mark Pettus
"Mark,  I noticed you mentioned LT Kulp. He lived a couple of doors down from me in Vilseck (2002-2003 timeframe). He was a LTC then and commanded one of the armor battalions (2-63 or 3-63). I was the BRT 1SG at the time. Good dude. "
Sep 23, 2014
Brian Bennett left a comment for Mark Pettus
"Seems Vera was a favorite of many. I used to refer to my few days with her as my Vera Era:)"
Sep 23, 2014
Mark Pettus left a comment for Brian Bennett
"Brian, you look familiar and I know some of the faces in your photos... and remember a little blond named Vera really well."
Sep 23, 2014
Brian Bennett replied to Ryan T Meyer's discussion Where is this?
"Could be anywhere. Looks like they are wearing MILES gear. A Reforger perhaps?"
Apr 3, 2013
Brian Bennett replied to William Beaulieu's discussion Amberg 3rd Plt Bradley Transition at Vilseck in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
"CPT Bergfelt had the nickname Heavy Cav. I seem to remember some trouble he got into on the duty train to Berlin one day. Drunk and Disorderly or something. He and some other officers were on the way over to Berlin for a rugby match. Didn't…"
Mar 14, 2013
Brian Bennett replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"In my day, the black beret for the Cav was long gone. However, troop portraits of previous units lined the hallways of the troop are. Many showing you guys in your black berets. I loved it, wished we still had them.  And then, in 2001, the…"
Mar 14, 2013
Brian Bennett commented on William Beaulieu's photo
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"Ah yes, Camp May. Spent 4 or 5 border tours there. Only went to Reed once. Right inside those glass doors and then take left up to the bar. "
Mar 13, 2013
Brian Bennett commented on Henry L Martinelli's photo
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"William, I was in I-Trp 3rd Platoon at the same time (87-89). Originally I was supposed to go to L-Trp (whichever platoon SFC Gonzales had). But fate got in the way, and after a stint working for SGT Smith and SGT Bentlage in the In-Processing…"
Mar 12, 2013
Brian Bennett replied to brian browning's discussion "Armpit of the Army" rumor.
"Yep. The honest truth is that there is good and bad in every organization (military and civilian). Amberg for me, was much more of the former. It was the place where I became a man. Did a lot of stupid stuff along the way, but that's all part…"
Mar 9, 2013
Brian Bennett commented on Joseph L. Krawczyk Jr.'s photo
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"COL Young was my Regimental Commander at 3 ACR (Ft Bliss)....For a little while anyways."
Mar 5, 2013

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT 3/2 ACR
I Troop 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
19D - Scout Driver and Gunner
What was your rank/title?
SPC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
October 1986- June 1989
Tell us a little about your cav days.
3/2 ACR was my first duty station and I still look back on it as my best. I spent my first three months in Amberg working In-Processing and then 4 months as a driver for CSM Dallas. Finally, in early 87 I went to I-Troop, 3rd Platoon.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired in 2007 as a 1SG after 21 years of service and I am currently working as a JROTC instructor in Southern California
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Chris Hahn, Dean Farmer, Scott Jaqua, James Lieder, BJ Morrissey, David Mudd

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At 11:06am on October 16, 2015, PETER W MOCK gave Brian Bennett a gift
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HOPE YOUR WELL MY FRIEND!
At 2:07pm on June 27, 2015, PETER W MOCK said…

HEY ARE YOU THERE??? CHECK YOU PAGE! MOCK

At 1:32pm on April 14, 2015, PETER W MOCK said…

HEY, SENT 3 0R 4 MESSAGES...GOT YOURS TO REPLY. SOMETHING IS AMISS! MAIL ME AT SGTMOCK@AOL.COM HOPE THIS WORKS MY FRIEND! MOCK

At 9:22pm on September 23, 2014, Mark Pettus said…

Jeff Kulp was a great guy and a great LT. My last words to him before I left Amberg were that I expected to read about him being a great general some day. He came mighty close. As I recall he was honor grad at West Point and told he could have his choice of assignments. He chose the 2d ACR. He and his wife (neither older than 25 at the time) set a standard for leadership that I have tried to emulate in my life.

At 8:32pm on September 23, 2014, Mark Pettus said…

Brian, you look familiar and I know some of the faces in your photos... and remember a little blond named Vera really well.

At 8:10pm on February 25, 2013, John G Boyd said…

btw i was probably right across the hall in 310 [?], but ennyway we were overlooking the rear, not the front of the building, the back was far more interesting, especially when star-gazing, or lookin down on the grass dreamin of being "back in the world!"

I STILL WONDER WHY NO 60'S ANTHEM WAS NEVER WRITTEN ABOUT BEING "BACK IN THE WORLD?"

B-B-B-B- A-C-K IN THE WORLD ... YOU GET IT ... 

At 7:59pm on February 25, 2013, John G Boyd said…

BRIAN, NO PROBLEM, JUST DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE ANAGRAMS ROC OR SOC. WHERE AND AT WHAT LEVEL I WORKED IT WAS DO NOT GET USED TO LOOKING AT YOU WALL LOCKER, CAUSE YOU'RE MOVIN' OUT PRETTY SOON. I WAS A PRETTY HARD WORKING SP/4 - BUT LEFT NO DOUBT I WAS NOT GONNA RE-ENLIST. JUST NOT FOR ME.

YEARS LATER, AS ALL OF US DO, I  QUESTION THAT THOUGHT PROCESS, BUT YOU DO NOT WANNA DO WHAT YOU DO NOT WANNA DO.

I HAD VAGUE PLANS OF GOING TO COLLEGE [WHICH I DID] AND OTHER THINGS, BUT WHAT KEPT MY NOSE CLEAN WAS THE THREAT OF NOT GETTING AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE.

THE HONORABLE DISCHARGE  WAS MY #1 PRIORITY ON ACTIVE DUTY. WE ALL HAD CHOICES, I CHOSE TO DO WHAT WAS MOST LIKELY NOT TO GET ME INTO TRUBBLE.  NOT THAT I DID NOT LET MY HAIR DOWN BECAUSE I DID; I JUST DIDN'T GIT TOO STOOPID ABOUT IT.

THE BEST SOLDIER I EVER SERVED WITH WAS 1SG FRANKS IN I TROOP IN AMBERG. HE WAS A TRUE LEADER OF MEN AND A MOST DEDICATED FIRST SERGEANT. WHEN HE LEFT THE TROOP WENT TO HELL, LITERALLY. STUFF HAPPENNED THAT NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENNED UNDER HIS WATCH. GAWD, I MISSED HIM SO; BUT FORTUNATELY I GOT OUT AFTER A HORRENDOUS RACE RIOT THAT NEVER HAS BEEN FULLY DOCUMENTED,  BUT IT IS A  WONDER NO ONE WAS KILLED [REALLY].

I CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR CAREER RISING TO 1SG STATUS, YOU SHOULD BE BERY, BERRY PROUD. I WOULD BE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND CONSIDERATION OF A COMMENT, I MEAN IT. TAKE CARE TOP, TOUJOURS PRET    

At 2:14am on June 28, 2012, Robert Tucker said…
I have been looking for some time for the whole gang , but just recently found some.  I bet noone ever hears from jaqua since he got out. It sure would nice to find everybody, I don't know if know about Lonnie Parson, but he was  killed in combat in 2005.  
At 9:39pm on June 27, 2012, Robert Tucker said…

Hey Brian it's been a long time, I served in I troop 3/2 ACR with you in third platoon.

At 11:55am on October 16, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
 
 
 

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