"Hey (SPC) Whelan, I was one of "all the officers" :) I don't know if you remember, but I took command of Nomad Troop after we returned to GE. I can't say that it was a very enjoyable time under the command structure then but I…"
"Larry Case was the one guy that deserved a DFC for his actions in combat. As I recall the story his scout came under fire from an Iraqi bunker and was breaking away. Larry began flying toward the fire and attempted to fire rockets. They did not fire…"
"I had just arrived in GE as the Sqdn was preparing to deploy and had to follow on alone after making arrangements for my dual service wife and kids. I remember getting off of the contract commercial jet and being loaded on what looked like an old…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT, 4th Squadron
N Troop, 4th Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Feucht Army Airfield, (Neurenburg), Germany / Desert Storm
What MOS or job description did you have?
15B Combat Aviation
Cobra and Kiowa Pilot
Assistant S3 and Troop Commander
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Worked for some of the best and worst officers of my career. Truely enjoyed my time as the Nomad Troop Commander. Had a great group of Warrent Officer Pilots, Enlisted Observers and Crew Chiefs.
Neither Desert Storm nor the Germany drawdown period produced many good memories but I am still proud to have served in such an historic unit.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from the Army Reserve after 30 years of combined service. Living in Florida on 5 beautiful acres of land about 20 miles due West of Gainesville.
Working as the Safety and Training Director for a scaffolding company and travel 2 to 4 das a week visiting our branches and job sites.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
COL (then CPT) Gehler
GEN (then MAJ) MacDonald
Any other soldiers of Nomad Troop from my time as the commander
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"Captain" Haddle....I'm so hurt that you didn't include me on your "buddies to find" list !!
Kidding, of course. Good to hear that you survived your 4/2 tour. Who know's when you'll actually read this, but feel free to give me a call. Good Lord, I just realized McDonald ended up as a General....and I puked on his shoes at a formal event...just great...glad I'm retired !!!
I work for MG John Mcdonald at the Army Famly, Morale, Welfare & Recreation Command in Alexandria, VA. I believe his bio says he was COmmander of Q Troop at the time you were there. He definitely still carries the "spirit of the cavalry" with him!
Toujours Pret Brian,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the site has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site(ie,photos,ect) in the Forum.
And his only wish that ‘We keep it clean’, use our real names, and you tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.