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George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Phillip Sibley
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George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Phillip Sibley
"Hi Phillip - sorry about being so late answering your e-mail - what a great story - here's a few more pictures of Pond barracks. I spent a lot of time researching the 2nd Cav. through many sources compiling pictures of all the squadrons. So if…"
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George Crump (Chief) left a comment for John W. Bederman
"Hi John - check your e-mails. Been sending pictures and stories and comments. Today 20th of November 43 years ago our good friend and a great soldier soldier Charles Price met his maker. next month 3rd of December would have been his 65th birthday.…"
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George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Nov 10
Phillip Sibley left a comment for George Crump (Chief)
"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!"
Nov 10
Phillip Sibley and George Crump (Chief) are now friends
Nov 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Where in the hell has the time gone? Cannot believe today 30 years ago the Berlin wall came down, which basically put the 2nd Cav.out of a business. And then I realize also this month 20 Nov.1976 was 43 years ago when a young outstanding trooper…"
Nov 8
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Phillip Sibley
" your buddies list had LTC David O Bird as your squadron commander. I knew him from 1973-77 as Capt, for D Co.1st Sq. then he become the Sq. S-4 as a Major. attached a few pictures, closely1992%20Amberg%203rd%20Sq.%20World%20Report%20News.jpg…"
Nov 8
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"if you can operate this item, then we know you're a Veteran . Dragoon for life - Chief"
Oct 30
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Have a good trip Harold and take pictures to share. Dave when I first looked at the pictures, I thought they were from Korea, as we know from the TV program Mash, that's when they really came into use. but here's a little note in WWII the…"
Oct 30
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for John W. Bederman
"Hey - John it would be great if you could send me your e-mail address, that way I could share pictures and comments from some of old D Co.troopers I'm in contact with that are not on and/or not active on Dragoon base. My E-Mail…"
Oct 26
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave - I know, I know  like I said its unbelievable what your dad seen and did, should be a movie made of his life, not only the weapons, we also went from using biplane to Jet planes, and what about the helicopter. But changing out the old…"
Oct 26
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Oct 26
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave - again another YouTube video about the Sheridan and all the problems the Army had with them, especially with the main 151 mm gun. One of are general decided to deploy them to Vietnam relying on the main gun firing beehive rounds but otherwise…"
Oct 26
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Dave - took the time to read through your father's records, 40 years service unbelievable, you realize he joined in 1930 when the Army basically still had horses, then serve with and under some of the greats general's in three wars, and…"
Oct 26
George Crump (Chief) joined Robb Russell's group
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Former home of Regimental Headquarters at Merrell Barracks.
Oct 19
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 …"
Oct 11
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?…"
Oct 11
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…"
Oct 10
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"sorry I forgot to attach the letter - Chief"
Oct 9

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?
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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 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,

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…
 
 
 

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