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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
"a few more -   thanks for letting me share -  have a great Memorial week end - Chief"
May 22
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" A few more Pics..- Chief"
May 22
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"  old-timers I would like to share with you few photos from my military collection,.and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have on the items in the pic. -  Unfortunately there' nothing going on locally for Memorial…"
May 22
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold Just for you. Attached pictures show you what the Cork was used for.,  Before the Army switched to plastic canteens,we had the metal canteen with a plastic cap which had the Cork inside the cap to help seal.- Dragoon for life -…"
May 22
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" attached photos from M-60A1 tank in the mud - Chiefhief."
May 18
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for John F Bennett
"Hi John - chief here, is that Lt. O'Shaughness you're looking for? see attached photo. if so he was my 2nd Plt. leader, then the motor officer. He was one of the best. I stayed in contact with him up into the late 80s  I know he the…"
May 18
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for John F Bennett
"John we served the same time with Delta Company, do you have a photo of yourself you can post,? check out my page."
May 15
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"old memories, photos for you old tankers - D :-) just blown away new must ragoon for life -  Chief"
May 15
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold the P-38 is on its way, it was sent out yesterday Thursday, let me know if you remember what the second item I sent was for - Chief - here some memories, my dad and my daughter in Munich 1976 -  my father was a Dragoon in WW2 with the…"
May 15
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Dallas Packer
"Hi Trooper -  Chief Crump here welcome to Dragon base, I served on the rock in D company, from 1972 - 78 check out my photo album,you should recognize some of them, do you have any pictures? please post them, - and if you have any questions,…"
May 15
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for peter locascio
"Welcome back to  the cavalry  I was stationed on the rock from 1972-78 so we stomped on the same ground. Go to my page to see my pictures, also if you would like check out the old-timers page, that's where most of the action is,…"
May 8
Kerry M. Carroll, Jr and George Crump (Chief) are now friends
May 8
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Kerry M. Carroll, Jr
" Yes as Ryan said welcome back to cavalry Kerry, I was with the 1sq.On the Rock,from 1972-78  I retired out of Fort Polk and now living in DeRidder La. My brother and sister live in Sacramento. And check out the old-timers page. …"
May 8
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
May 3
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Dave - good to have you back -  even with your bad back - I need your help, been trying to contact you as you know reference placing Maj Gen.Dennis Malcor 1st Sq. Cmd. from 1975-77 in Fiddlers Green.  I have all the infor you would need…"
May 3
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Harold -  Yes you are right, and so good looking to --Chief"
Apr 24
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Dave -  speaking for my self and I assume the old-timers would agree with me, I want to thank you for your great work you do on  maintain Dragoon Base, but also in your dedication of keeping alive the regimental spirit of the 2nd…"
Apr 24
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave - Thanks For Info. I Have a bid on both year books, also I made a Donation for Dragoon Base - again when find time I need to talk to you about your Dad. The 1962-63 Regimental yearbook and the 1964 Regimental yearbook together for auction on…"
Apr 23
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Oktoberfest has been CANCELED --  tell me that's not true. for 3 Yrs. 1963-66 I was stationed in Munich, so every chance I got I was there, WOW what great memories. Dragoon for life Chief"
Apr 21
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Hi Dave - thanks for the information,  but I still need to talk to you about some other issues, so give me a phone call and or leave me your number and I'll call you. My home # 337-463-7828 Cill # 337-396-2762 Thanks Chief"
Apr 21

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?
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 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.

At 4:58am on November 10, 2019, Phillip Sibley said…

Yeah Chief there is no mistaking LTC Bird (Swoop) once you have met him, thanks for the pictures some look very familiar some not so much.  Again thanks for the pics!

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,


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


  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?


Colonels of the Regiment

9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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