"Hi Dave- yes the Army still has warrant officers but there is no more a Warrant Officer Corps - or if you want to call it branch, your father and I back in the days, applied for warrant because of our experience in maint, or whatever …"
"Dave, neat story, it must've meant something to you because you kept it all these years. Forgot to mention their also bring him back as part of Old/new uniform the Ike jacket and tankers jacket. Harry, what type of uniform did you wear?…"
"Dave - he's what you called - a soldiers, soldier - I wish I could have met him. The Army unfortunately does not have a Warrant Officer Corps anymore. the idea behind Warrant Officers, which was first introduced by Napoleon, was to keep…"
"To Dave - enjoy reading your father's records, I have one comment WOW - he really loved the Army. and he must had connections to, but maybe it was common back then, I know when I first joined a Sgt. had a lot of power, and a officer was like a…"
"Hi Dave - you're right Ft.Ord definitely was home to your Dad, what of anything do you remember. I wanted to clear up the pictures of FT. Ord, the first 3pic is of the soldiers club it's being torn down, and the last 3pic when FT. Ord was…"
"Hi Dave - I'm just trying to stir things up, - especially during Desert Storm with the battle of Hastings, I would have given my right nut to been there with them, attached a few pictures from Ft.Ord. My wife and I attended a 9th Cav. event at…"
"SSg Snow - attached map location of Fort Irwin and 29 palms were my granddaughter is now in training with the United States Marine. Unfortunately the most beautiful base the United States Army had at one time was Fort Ord Calif near San Francisco.is…"
"I salute you SSg. Snow, for serving in the 11 ACR, you guys were in the boonies catching shit, our aviation units, which I was in was in the rear with the ash and trash. and what a history the 11th has. I would say the 11th Cav. Did just as much or…"
" Hi Harold - no the military scrip is not the same, matter-of-fact the year I was there they change the design two or three times, the idea behind it. was to stop the Black marketing. it was hard on the Vietnamese, were one day they thought…"
"Reference the Vietnam War, actually it started right after the WW2 ended in 1945 - we were not involve yet - the Japanese at first had a mutual agreement with the French because it was a French colony. After a while the Japanese took complete…"
"Troopers, attach listing of awards and medals, maybe will help with discussion, also you cannot talk about Vietnam without including our famous movie star. see attached picture. Dragoon for life - Chief."
"Hi Simon - happy to hear you enjoyed my pictures, I checked your profile and you never mentioned what troop and/or if you're in D company or not. just wondering. OK here's a story for you, communication guys, This incident happened to me…"
"Hi Dave - okay - I do not know the details but thanks to you, the important thing is to make sure he's not forgotten, it's only a name, like so many that's past through our life. And someday sooner or later we also will be just a…"
"Hi Harold - first time I got to see a picture of the lake in wintertime, make sense. see picture attached. the old 3/4 truck was rough and slow, but dependable.see pictures attached. do you have any pictures of the Zeppelinfeld ( soldiers field )…"
"Hi John - thanks for your pics - I'm in touch with a few old-timers from D company maint. as of now a couple of them are not signed up to Dragoon base, but I'm working on them. Ricky Kruegar and Steve Zumberge as you know Dave Grose and…"
"Hello George, Thank you for posting the pictures Its really a prize to keep all those pictures and memories. Lost all my pictures in a divorce so when I found out about Dragoon/Oldtimers it was amazing.Hope this finds you well."
"Hi David - Chief Crump here I was stationed on the rock from 1972-78 as a tank commander Plt.Sgt - D Company motor Sgt.- Sq so I have pretty good collection of pictures so I was wondering if you like to share any pictures you have, you were there as…"
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
Hello George, Thank you for posting the pictures Its really a prize to keep all those pictures and memories. Lost all my pictures in a divorce so when I found out about Dragoon/Oldtimers it was amazing.Hope this finds you well.
Hello, George! You had quite a long stay with the 2d ACR! Interesting that you were there both before AND after me!
I had the honor, in April of 2017, of visiting the graves of both MG Hudachek and COL Page at Arlington. It wasn't a planned visit either. I was in Virginia attending a conference, when I found I had an afternoon off. It turned out that Arlington was only twenty minutes away by taxi. Because I was a veteran visiting the graves of comrades, I received a personal shuttle ride. The shuttle dropped me off close to COL Page's grave, and I ended up walking to MG Hudachek's (he's buried alongside his wife, Annie). These were somber moments, and I ended up saluting smartly at each grave. Only later did it occur to me that I had just duplicated the final scene in "Saving Private Ryan" -- twice!
Anyway, George, thanks for posting the pics -- they're great! Hopefully I'll get around sometime and post some of my own...
I'll dig some up, scan 'n post them. I do remember the M-24 during my time at Bindlach. The SMO and his team kept it running. I recall Trp Change of Commands that used both the Chaffee AND "Cav Trooper" Ollie Brigger (he looked great dashing delivering roses to the incoming/outgoing commander's wives) as part of the ceremony. Seems like every new commander was trying to one-up the last guy!
I was in D CO in the AVLB section from 1978-180.
I liked your photo of (Marty?)DiMezza he was a Spec 5 driver when I knew him.
Was Captain Skinner the CO while you were there?
1/2 ACR Great bunch of guys.