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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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 …"
Friday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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?…"
Friday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Thursday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sorry I forgot to attach the letter - Chief"
Wednesday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Wednesday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Tuesday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Oct 7
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Oct 7
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Oct 7
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" 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…"
Oct 7
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Oct 6
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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."
Oct 5
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Craig Rigby
"Hi Craig - haven't heard from you in a while, drop a note when you find the time. Again to you have any pictures to share? Chief Crump"
Oct 5
George Crump (Chief) replied to PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES's discussion 2nd Armored Cavalry in the group Bindlach
"Hi Phil Greaves - I know this is a old post - please reply if you're still active. - Chief Crump"
Oct 5
George Crump (Chief) commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"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…"
Oct 4
George Crump (Chief) commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"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…"
Oct 3
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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 )…"
Oct 3
George Crump (Chief) commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"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…"
Oct 3
Thomas L Tibbetts left a comment for George Crump (Chief)
"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."
Sep 29
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for David Boyce
"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…"
Sep 29

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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://no
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 8:20pm on September 29, 2019, Thomas L Tibbetts said…

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.

At 9:59pm on September 24, 2019, Craig Rigby said…

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...

Best regrards,

Craig

At 4:21pm on July 7, 2019, Steve Damon said…

Chief,

  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!

At 2:10pm on November 25, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Hey George, you still out there?

At 10:00pm on May 6, 2016, Mike Gulbranson said…
I was under Sargeant O'Banion when I was there
At 11:32am on January 22, 2014, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Happy Birthday George. I hope you are well.

At 12:21pm on January 22, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 10:33am on August 30, 2010, STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR said…
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.
At 6:31am on January 22, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 12:50am on September 17, 2009, Roy Aldy said…
Hi George hope you injoyed your latest trip back to Gernmoy as we did did last November. Charlotte is not well but is doing better.he had another heary attack on sept.3
 
 
 

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