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Brian M. West
  • Male
  • Orlando, FL
  • United States

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Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop 1983 - 1985
C Troop 1987 - 1989
HHT 1st SQDN Border Operation 1989 - 1990
C Troop 1990 - 1992
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
E-1 thru E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
83 - 85 and again from 87 - 92
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Patrolling the East German and Czechoslovakian border was one of the most fascinating parts of my life. I participated on 15 Border tours, mostly at Camp Gates and a few at Camp Hof, one Border tour at Camp Pittman in Weiden. Spent a year at Squadron Border Operations as well as transitioning from a cold War to High intensity conflict of the Gulf war while in 1st Squadron. Great Unit.
Tell us a little about you now.
I work as a Subject Matter Expert for a U.S. Army simulation system called the “CCTT –Close Combat Tactical Trainer” in Orlando Florida. I get a chance to travel back to Germany now and then, I always drive back to see the Rock. Last time I was there, the names on the wall could still be seen.

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At 6:15pm on August 29, 2013, Richard Owen Russell said…
My name is Richard Russell and I'm looking for Brian Michael West, wife name Ingrid. We were stationed in Friedburg Germany and I think we were in the 67 AR.
At 2:48pm on October 9, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 10:35am on October 9, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 5:49pm on September 22, 2010, David Martin said…
Hey Brian,

I just found this site. It's pretty cool.
At 6:55pm on September 21, 2010, Eric Heller said…
I got to Squadron 3 weeks before we deployed. When we got back from deployment, I stayed in C Trp until after gunnery--then I went to the S-1-- that's probably why you can't place me.
At 12:47pm on September 21, 2010, Eric Heller said…
SGT West,

I remember you during the Gulf War. I was in 3rd Plt with Lt Groton and SFC Donaldson. I was on Lt Groton's track.

Eric Heller
At 3:06pm on August 25, 2010, Michael N Sawick said…
Dang that's a good looking machine behind you. I was in Delta from 82 to 84 and HHT after that until July of 85. Good luck to you...Mike Sawick...
At 4:30pm on August 24, 2010, Dan Gastelum said…
Ahh man, sorry to hear that. I ran into Cablay and he came to my BNCOC graduation in 96 at Knox. I didnt see many people after Bindlach, a few here and ther. I did run into a guy who got to HWB a year after I left. He is friends with my wife. Small world huh.
At 4:17pm on August 24, 2010, Dan Gastelum said…
Brian, yeah that was Lazy Ignorant Fu%$@$ Expecting Retirement. Still married? Do you know where depringer is? You know CSM Gravens retired USAEUR CSM a few years back.
At 7:14pm on June 15, 2010, Dan Gastelum said…
Brian, whats going on buddy? How have you been? Last time I talked to you I was at Knox and you were working at Graf.




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.


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