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George Crump (Chief)
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  • Deridder, LA
  • United States

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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"l like This"
Sep 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sorry about that its Oct. 21-24"
Sep 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"who's going to the 2nd Cav. Reunion ? In Oct 19-24 "
Sep 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Me on the right -"
Sep 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold -  attached photo of myself holding the camera and Vietnam Veteran, with our Vest, Sgt Maj Chuck on the far left also was in the 2nd Cav. I think around the same time frame as you.  Dragoon for life - Chief"
Sep 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 8
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 8
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey Troopers, Thanks for your concerns, hurricane IDA . Thank God turned away from us, i have been spending my time helping relief Agencies to collect items to sent south, I'm sure you have seen the destruction on the news, but still it was a…"
Sep 8
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" new phone for us old timers"
Aug 12
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"The first one was sunset in Graf. this photo sun set and my Tank"
Aug 12
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Aug 12
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey troopers photos of new T-shirts available on Facebook"
Aug 12
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"       Elvis was a Tanker 1958-1960                                                     …"
Aug 10

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Dco 1sq 2nd ACR and HHT 1sq 2nd ACR
Where were you stationed?
ON THE ROCK - Bindlach Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E40 - M60A1 Tank commander - Platoon Sergeant - Company Motor sergeant - Squadron Motor Sergeant - Squadron Maintenance Tech. (Warrant Officer)
What was your rank/title?
SSG - E6 Tank Commander SFC - E7 Platoon Sergeant and Company & Squadron Motor Sergeant - WO1 Warrant Officer Squadron Maintenance Tech
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1973 - 1978
Tell us a little about your cav days.
As the Delta Company motor sergeant we were awarded the best Maint. Shop by Gen. Blanchard - also we rebuilt a WW2 M-24 Tank, was used for change of command ceremony's, parades and German festivals,
Tell us a little about you now.
A member of the 2nd Cav. Association, enjoy touring with my 1800 Gold Wing Trike, in 2009 I married a German lady who I met while attending the 2nd Cav. Ceremonies in Vilseck Germany.
Do you have a web site?
http://cwousa55@aol.com
Phone number (Optional).
1-(337) 463-7828
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Troopers who served in D. Company and / or on the rock from 1973-1978 I had the privilege and honor to serve with and under some of the finest officers, NCOs and troopers in my military career. The memories and experiences while serving in the 2nd Cav. will always be in my heart and mind. Dragoon For Life

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At 2:04pm on January 22, 2021, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy  birthday Chief I hope you are enjoying your day.

At 11:42am on August 29, 2020, Danny Tindle CW4 Retired said…
Good morning,
Just called Danny now
Thank you for adding me to your friends. I see writing to some others and post pictures all the time.
I do miss the simpler days of being in the Army.
I believe that is Steve Morning on top of D24 with his arm raised.
Hope you and your family are well during this outrageous time in life.
Stay safe and I’ll keep looking for others who were in D Co back in those days.
At 8:14am on July 3, 2020, Charles W. Rightnour said…

HAD SOME PHOTOS OF THE WIRE SECTION TRAINING IN GRAF BUT SENT THEM TO THE CAVALRY  MUSEAM   IN FT HOOD 

At 6:56am on July 1, 2020, Charles W. Rightnour said…

TOOK MY BASIC AT FT MEADE WITH THE 2ND A/C IN MAY 56 ,WE WERE BEING TRAINED FOR THE JOBS WE WOULD DO WITH THE 3 RD A/C .I WANTED TO BE A MECHANIC BUT WAS TOLD THE MECHANIC SCHOOL WAS FULL SO I LEFT THEM PICK MY MOS ENDED UP AS A WIRE MAN IN THE HOW CO 3RD BN 3RD A/C AT POND BARRACKS IN OCT 56 

At 7:55pm on June 9, 2020, Harry Warner said…

Glad to help, Chief.  You can call me Harry.  That's my name.  Harold is Goldstein.  We're often confused for one another but I'm younger and have more hair.  

At 1:23pm on April 21, 2020, Dave Gettman said…

Hi Chief.

Just click on the photo you want to delete. Above the photo will be an "OPTION" box. Click on it and a menu will drop down. Click on the "DELETE" option. Piece of cake but can be rather repetitive with a lot of photos.

At 3:10am on April 1, 2020, David M. Gray said…

Hi Chief,

Appreciate your response and your photo album is great. I'm going to try to locate the few photos I have and get them posted. I'm surely not the most competent fellow with doing so but will try.

You were a good bit ahaead of me both n the military and at Bindlach. I was one of the first VOLAR troops. I joined up in 1975 and was stationed in and served with G TRP 2/11 ACR for ca. six years. It was also a good outfit despite the racial and drug problems you mentioned. Serving on the border in both European based regiments gave this young trooper a full appreciation of why good democracies need both a strong yet properly constrained military. 

We share the somewhat unusual transition from tankers to grease monkey's. Were it not for having served with a brown boot 1SG who sweared that he was Elvis' first TC I probably would have remained in the maintenance field and eventually pursued the WO route. Needless to say he came on board and put me back in my original field of expertise...tanking. Those experiences in the motor pool helped me out tremendously as a Master Gunner and later as the head logistician of a unit in a hostile combat environment.  

Hopefully we can meet at the next 2 ACR reunion. I plan to attend. This current Corona Virus Situation has jolted my awareness and desire to see as many of my old comrades in arms as possible. It also makes me want to put on MOPP 4 gear and go to work helping somewhere. Take care, stay safe and healtly.    

At 5:32pm on February 4, 2020, Dave Gettman said…

I think that guy on the far right was that crazy Indian we called "Chief". No idea what his real name was. This is him on the bluffs across from the front gate.

We would be restricted to the barracks, waiting for an alert or whatever. He would get drunk and jump out a window, trying to go to town. We would have to start a ruckus upstairs to distract the guard from the door of the barracks so we could go dig him out of the flower bed behind the barracks and sneak him back upstairs. All at the risk of being beaten, bitten, or stabbed by this crazy-drunk Indian.

At 5:48pm on January 24, 2020, Dave Gettman said…

Happy Birthday, Chief!

At 9:02am on January 22, 2020, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Chief enjoy the day.

 
 
 

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