"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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
" 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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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 …"
"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?…"
"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…"
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
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.
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...
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!
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.