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George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Rick Bulak
"Welcome Rick - we served on the rock through the same time. I was the motor Sgt. for D Co.if you seen the M-24 Tank that was us. do you have a picture of yourself you could post from your Cav.days and/or pictures of the rock, see my profile for the…"
George Crump (Chief) replied to Eric Heller's discussion Take you back to Amberg
George Crump (Chief) commented on Dan Mathews's blog post SFC Mike "Tank" Cohen, has gone on to Fiddler's Green
"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away - Chief"
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Thom Sudol
"Hi Tom - Chief Crump here, first off hope everything going good with you, for me as like everyone age is taking its toll. It's just a thing anyway please join us on the old-timers site, a lot  discussions  and adventures going on.…"
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for EDWARD ADAMS
" Hi Edward - Sgt. Crump  here, your old motor Sgt.now Chief Crump Ret. if you get time  go to my site you'll see a lot of photos I posted of D Co, rock and the border and Graf. just about everything I did for the six years on the…"
George Crump (Chief) commented on Rick Shirey's group Delta Company
"Hi troopers of D company. Not much action going on here at our site - so please try the old-timers site,  a lot of great events being told,  But here's a strange one in my time we also had tanks from D company get stuck in that same…"
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Troopers - Chief here, thanks Dave for the picture M-24 Tank, and I'm happy you're feeling better, like all of us it comes with the joy of getting old. And Yes I heard the same thing 2nd was the first to get the M-24 it replaced the…"
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Historical facts on US tanks - like the M-24 the biggest problem we had for many years, with our tanks was Fire. - starting with the M-3 up to M-48A2 were powered by gasoline engines, the Germans:called the M-4 Sherman - Ronson lighters - at Fort…"
Sep 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Dave - quick question did we reach our financial goal for Dragon base? Really enjoying the border stories by Jeff maybe should think about sending them to the Association to be placed in the newsletter and thanks to Joseph for video on the M - 24…"
Sep 7
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey - Harold - I never said anything about background checks, and I was just comparing what Dave was saying about FB, and I even apologized for using this form. Enough said. And thanks Dave for letting me know there's other sites even one for…"
Aug 13
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Dave - and now you know how lawful gun owners feel. The rifle used in the El Paso Texas shooting, did not drive itself from Dallas. But with FB as well as our news, and gun control it's all about people control..With guns, we are citizens.…"
Aug 13
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for William Hollingsworth
"Hi William - Chief here - we served the same time on the rock I was D Co motor Sgt. at that time. I'm drop you this short note to welcome you to Dragon base also do you have any pictures you like to share of the rock also it would help if you…"
Aug 10
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Ryan - Chief here - I agree with you on the quality of the Russian war movies I watched a weekly series about Russian women pilots who flew in all kinds of weather in old WW1 biplanes,they would find a German position at night then cut off their…"
Aug 9
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Dave - Chief here - do you think the Reed Museum would want them? If so I will purchase both of them for a donation. I understand they have a new caretaker for the Reed Museum you have any information how to contact him.  Great work working…"
Jul 23
George Crump (Chief) commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"To my old follow troopers, Chief Crump here I am looking for any pictures from the rock,does anybody remember the bunker that overlooked Bayreuth? If so did you get pictures of it? I understand at one time there was a camp across from the entrance…"
Jul 14
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Jul 14
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Steve Damon
"Hi Steve - thanks for returning my inquiry referencing the M 24 tank, so happy to hear they were maintaining it.there's quite a history behind rebuilding and and numerous change of command beer festivals and other events. The last time I had…"
Jul 7
Steve Damon left a comment for George Crump (Chief)
"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…"
Jul 7
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Saren Bill
"Hi Saren - welcome to dragoons - I was also stationed on the rock from 1972 through 1978  it would be great if you could share any pictures you took during your time on the rock.if you go to my site you'll see photos I posted. thanks…"
Jul 6
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Steve Damon
"Hi Steve, and welcome Chief Crump here I served on the rock  1972 thew 1978 in D Co. and Hq, my question do you have any pictures from your time there, it would be great to see them. I'm especially looking for any pictures of the M- 24…"
Jul 6

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 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?

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…
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…
At 12:50am on September 17, 2009, Roy Aldy said…
Hi George hope you injoyed your latest trip back to Gernmoy as we did did last November. Charlotte is not well but is doing better.he had another heary attack on sept.3
At 6:47pm on September 9, 2009, Donald A. Atterberry said…
Did you know SSG Gary Horn from D co?
At 2:32pm on April 21, 2009, Will Andrus said…
Welcome Chief, Congrats to you and the frau. Have you heard anything about working on those tanks in Vilseck?
Toujours Pret


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