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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
" 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…"
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" 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…"
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"  attache couple of pic. from the hurricane,  before and after from a little town along the coast of Louisiana called Holly Beach. Also from my front and back yard. Chief"
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Sep 17
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Aug 29
Danny Tindle CW4 Retired left a comment for George Crump (Chief)
"Good morning, 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…"
Aug 29
Danny Tindle CW4 Retired and George Crump (Chief) are now friends
Aug 29
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Danny Tindle CW4 Retired
" Hi Chief Tindle  Check out my page  D  company from 1973-78 -  Chief Crump "
Aug 29
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" on the light side of things, its hard to believe it's been 50 years since - I dream of Jeannie was on TV - I know I sure had dreams of her. Chief."
Aug 29
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" photos Lake Charles - "
Aug 29
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" photo from the back yard"
Aug 29
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Aug 29
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" Hey Troops - Chief here thanks for thinking about this old soldier - Laura had much more stronger winds, then Rita or Katrina, so one of my big pine tree in the front yard came down within 6 feet of hitting the house, l lost three more trees…"
Aug 29
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" the Pic, speak for themselves -  always ready - Chief"
Aug 26
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"10-4 Dave - and leave it up to the 1st Cavalry to steal our glory.   th."
Aug 26

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?
http://cwousa55@aol.com
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 11:42am on August 29, 2020, Danny Tindle CW4 Retired said…
Good morning,
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.
At 8:14am on July 3, 2020, Charles W. Rightnour said…

HAD SOME PHOTOS OF THE WIRE SECTION TRAINING IN GRAF BUT SENT THEM TO THE CAVALRY  MUSEAM   IN FT HOOD 

At 6:56am on July 1, 2020, Charles W. Rightnour said…

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 

At 7:55pm on June 9, 2020, Harry Warner said…

Glad to help, Chief.  You can call me Harry.  That's my name.  Harold is Goldstein.  We're often confused for one another but I'm younger and have more hair.  

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!

 
 
 

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