"Hi Darrell - I was assigned to D Co.from 1972-78 a few years before your time - place check my site for more information and Pic.- I'm looking for any photos you might have to share. - Dragoon for life…"
"Hi Andy - thanks for the info..myself and my mechanics put a lot of work and are heart and soul in rebuilding the M-24 but like the old saying, nothing last for ever. talking about the chow hall, I have collected a pretty good selection of photos of…"
"Welcome Cpt. Hynes to Dragoon base,even though we served different times, mine was from 1972 - 78 with the 1st.Sq.-The Rock - But we both had the honor to serve under the same commanders,. Capt. David O Bird.and Major Crotch.- if you have any…"
"Hi Charles - hope you had a good 4th of July - were you involved with the program called Gyro Move? the first one was in 1955-58 when they sent 100 troopers from the 3rd ACR stationed at Fort Meade to assume the duties of the…"
"Hi David - Chief here have not heard from you in a while - just wanted to wish you a happy 4th and to share photos from the rock and Delta company. my wife who is also a German normally goes home to Marktheidenfe every year to…"
"Hi Charles - I think you and Harold on old-timer site had the same MOS,.both of you were in comm. again do you have any photos you would like to share, - I assume there was a lot of war damage to see, attach pictures of the Rock in…"
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
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.
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.