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Charles R. (Bob) Lane
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  • Dave Stanley
  • Barbara J. MacMillan (Steere)
  • David Andersson
  • Philip J spratt
  • Myron F. "Rick" Clemons
  • howard maxwell tritt

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Trp G 2/2 ACR, RBO HHT 2nd ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Nurnberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
19D3FR8 Scout Squad Leader , Operations Sgt RBO/ROC, Regimental Border Inspector
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I spent most of 79 in 3rd Plt, Trp G in the scout section, then 90 days at Sqdn Border Ops. When G Trp deployed to Camp Hof I went back to the troop and ran the camp Ops Ctr. We maxed the Regimental Border Inspection and upon returning to Bamberg, the Regimental Border NCO, SFC Dave Stanley had me reassigned to RBO/ROC.. I was there almost 2years,serving under "Dueller 6" COL Bob Wagner, S2 Ltc Sullivan, S5,s Majors Branstetter and Farris, and Border Officers LT,s Anderson and Thornton. We had a good team in the ROC, SFC Jody Booker, SSG Gary Buker, SSG Charley Vance, SSG Gonzales , SSG Norris Towery and SGT Bruce Birdwell. Being the only single one I lived in the barracks hanging out with the guys from Regimental Commo section, SFC Sterling Cale, SP5 Paul Bryant and SGT Bobby Ribero. We spent a lot of time at Nickys Alt Athen Gasthaus and the Club Nashville. I guess I did a good job, I left the Cav with a Meritorius Service Medal and orders to Drill SGT school at Fort Knox.
Tell us a little about you now.
I currently live in Las Vegas NV. I spent the first 18 years here in the Teamster Union, working in the convention industry as an exhibit installer. I set shows all over the US and even Munich FRG. I really enjoyed it, then 5 Years ago I suffered a series of strokes and had to take a leave of absence. I'm currently Chief of Security at a youth hostel and hotel desk clerk. I'm not getting rich but I do enjoy the work, lots of long legged ladies at the pool to look at, and once in a while I get to bust a crack dealer or pimp who is dumb enough to come on the property. I'm a widower, but I 'm not the hell raiser I used to be. I guess we all have to grow up sometime.
Phone number (Optional).
(702) 205-6630
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Dave Stanley, Jody Booker, Sterling Cale, Bobby Ribiero, Kim Staker Barbara Steere.

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At 10:49am on November 14, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Just thought I'd let you know that your friend Phil Spratt passed away Sept 10.

At 1:41pm on November 21, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 11:27pm on May 5, 2010, Barbara J. MacMillan (Steere) said…
Bob, yes I remember you. Sounds like you found a good place to make a difference. I am in Georgetown, TX now just north of Austin. I have a 13 year old son who has 3 parachute jumps because I did not know I was pregnant. The 2ACR was by far my best assignment. I do a lot of volunteer work and go to grad school. Sorry about your wife. Have you heard from any of the guys you listed as wanting to find? They are all great people. It is great to hear from you. Barb
At 12:02pm on May 5, 2010, Myron F. "Rick" Clemons said…
I hope to get down there and see him within the month or so.
At 12:01pm on May 5, 2010, Myron F. "Rick" Clemons said…
Hey Slim, i noticed that you were also looking for Booker. I have been in contact with his wife, Maria. They are in Bradenton, Florida, but he is living in either a nursing home or an assisted living facility. Jody is wheelchair bound and is on dialysis about four times a week. Maria says that he would like to hear from some of us. This has all been happening so fast. First I find Booker then Dave Stanley contacts me, then BJ Steere, and you. wOw!! Booker tried to call me last week and i missed his call. He left a message on my voice mail.
At 2:01pm on April 30, 2010, Myron F. "Rick" Clemons said…
Bob, did we used to call you Slick? It is good to see that you survived too. Sorry that it took so long to reply back but life is good. Border ops was even better. Hope to hear from you soon. Rick
At 11:54am on February 18, 2010, David Andersson said…
Being alive is good - I still have some pictures around here somewhere of you as the border ops meister. Those were the days. ;)
At 1:20am on January 22, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Charles,

Welcome to the DragoonBase, the new
Base here at Ning.com, has plenty of
updated features(similar to MySpace),
lots of sub-groups,
(Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc),
and links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.”
News and History Centers.

Robb Russell has posted some tips for
navigating the site(ie,photos,links,ect)
in the Forum.

Please feel free to stop by and read the
latest “Tacoma Dave's ‘Triva Quiz’”,
you can learn some 2nd Cav history,
and you could even, win a kool prize.

If you need any help, you may contact
Robb Russell, or any of the 5 admins listed
at the top of the page, or just yell out,
another member may be able to help you.

And our only wish is to,
‘Keep it clean’.
Use your real name and picture,
(pix from back in the day,work best
for searching for Brothers),
but any picture will do.

And that you please tell all your friends
about, where to find the DragoonBase.

Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base,
and for your Service and Dedication,
to Our Great Country.

Jesse Kelley
F Troop 2/2ACR



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