" Hi Harold - Chief here first off Happy birthday - Been AWOL during the hurricane recovery - we are almost there on completing the repairs to the house, I just got back my trunk from the body shop - my Honda try…"
" Chief here - okay Dave - I did not know the inner and ousters of the situation with the new Site, sound like you got handle on it and I know you will do what's best. after all this is your baby. So I will just keep my big mouth shut…"
" Chief here - reference hurricane pic. have any questions or comments would be more then welcome, - another subject computer data recovery - when my Windows 7 crashed. see attached picture from a program I ordered from Amazon…"
"I'm back in half spirit, but we still have a long ways to go To couplet recover. and the West Coast is still catching hell, my sister who lives in Sacramento has not seen blue skies due to the fires in a month. Dave I was wondering…"
"Ryan -Thanks and your 100 % correct it could have been worse. I think the item that control the pressure for the cherry juice for the main gun was called the accumulate or something like that and you're right - a rough and a smooth…"
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.