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George Crump (Chief)
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  • Deridder, LA
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George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Jeff Lane
"Welcome LT. to Dragoon base, I also was in D.Co from 1972-78  do you have any photos you could share?  if you wish take a minute and check out my photos. and if you have any question about the site just check with Dave Gettman or Harry…"
yesterday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave -  I'm agreement with you, I was shock to see the 2nd placed on the list, lets' hope some one reverses this decision, if not what a job it's going to be moving reed again. And what will happen to the monuments?  Chief"
Saturday
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Jul 31
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" The latest proposed 11,900 troop withdrawal from Europe, 9,500 from Germany about 6,400 will return to the US this include the 2nd Cav. and the rest will be preposition to other NATO countries, with emphasis on:Poland and the Baltic states.…"
Jul 31
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
" M-88 Rec.Veh on fire 1 man died "
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"  M-113 inside and drivers compartment "
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Sigmund Fertig
"Hi Sigmund - I know what you mean - we had the same with the replacement of the M-59 APC the M-113 APC.but the biggest problem we had with both of them was being power by gasoline engines, later they did change the engine to diesel in the M-113, But…"
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Gerald King
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Gerald King
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Gerald King
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Gerald King
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Gerald King
"Hi - Gerald King - Chief Crump here, I thought you would like to see photos Col. Hudachek and Col. Seigler  and if you would like to see more photos from the Rock from 1972-2009 check out my site.  Dragoon for life - Chief."
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Theo Brink
" To my friend Theo, Happy Birthday from George and Claudia"
Jul 25
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for DERRICK LOVING
"Welcome - Derrrick to Dragoon Base -  you were a little after my time, I served with the 1sq  on the Rock from 1972-78 -  there is quite few troopers here from the 3rd Sq.- and if you have any question please check with Dave Gettman…"
Jul 21
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
" Hey Harry and Harold - LOL - Good ones -  made my day -  stay fit to fight - Chief"
Jul 19
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Charles W. Rightnour
"Hi Charles - Chief here  I hope you're hanging tough through this difficult times were going through in our country. I gave you some incorrect info,.there was only 1 Gyro move with the 2nd Cav and that was the one you were involved with in…"
Jul 18
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
Jul 18
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Andy - Chief here,  I do hope you and your  family are hanging tough, threw this  unbelievable time of our lives.  I Enjoyed your story, attached a few  photos that would relate to your story, what's the old saying,…"
Jul 18
George Crump (Chief) replied to Greg Jackson's discussion When station at pond barrecks
Jul 14

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 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!

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.

 
 
 

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