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Charles W. Rightnour
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  • Georgetown, IN
  • United States

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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
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George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Charles W. Rightnour
"Hi Charles -  hope you had a good 4th of July -  were you involved with the program called Gyro Move?  the first one was in 1955-58 when they sent 100 troopers from the 3rd ACR  stationed at Fort Meade to assume the duties of the…"
Jul 4
Charles W. Rightnour left a comment for George Crump (Chief)
"HAD SOME PHOTOS OF THE WIRE SECTION TRAINING IN GRAF BUT SENT THEM TO THE CAVALRY  MUSEAM   IN FT HOOD "
Jul 3
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Charles W. Rightnour
"Hi Charles -  I think you and Harold on old-timer site had the same MOS,.both of you were in comm.  again do you have any photos you would like to share, -  I assume there was a lot of war damage to see, attach pictures of the Rock in…"
Jul 2
Charles W. Rightnour left a comment for George Crump (Chief)
"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…"
Jul 1
George Crump (Chief) left a comment for Charles W. Rightnour
"Hi Charles - please join us at the old timers site, do you have any pictures you could Share with us?  I did find photos of that switch they did between the 2nd and the 3rd Sq.and then back to the 2nd.-  Dragoon for life - Chief …"
Jun 30

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
A Co 1st Bn
Where were you stationed?
Ft George Mead Md
What MOS or job description did you have?
310 Field Wireman
What was your rank/title?
Pvt
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
May 1956
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Took Basic Training with the 2nd AC for jobs we would do in the 3rd AC in Germany. We finished tng in Sept 56 and shipped out to Germany Oct 56. I was assigned to How Co 3rd Bn Amberg Germany
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from the Army in 1977 .Worked some and traveled a lot. Now I sit and try and figure out how to work this computer. Just entered the computer age a couple months ago
Do you have a web site?
http://no web site
Phone number (Optional).
8129512161
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
It has been to long senior moments .have trouble rememberiing what I ate for dinner some times

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At 12:21pm on July 18, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

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 1955-58 the second Gyro Move 1961-68 involved units in K -Town. Not that it makes it a big deal, in today's world.no one cares what we did in the past. hell most do not care about us now. Just remember old soldiers never die they just fade away -  Dragoon for life - Chief

At 9:19pm on July 4, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

At 9:10pm on July 4, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Charles -  hope you had a good 4th of July -  were you involved with the program called Gyro Move?  the first one was in 1955-58 when they sent 100 troopers from the 3rd ACR  stationed at Fort Meade to assume the duties of the 2nd ACR in Germany, then after three years they send the 3rd ACR back to Fort Meade. Another Gyro move was done in 1961-68 this time the 3rd ACR brought with them the new M-113 APC.and 1000 troopers with family on a PCS Move. Gyro Move became the Reforges exercises,- I did find some old photos of 3rd Bn - Chief.  

At 1:36pm on July 2, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Charles -  I think you and Harold on old-timer site had the same MOS,.both of you were in comm.  again do you have any photos you would like to share, -  I assume there was a lot of war damage to see, attach pictures of the Rock in the 50s - have a great 4th -  Chief

At 1:43pm on June 30, 2020, George Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Charles - please join us at the old timers site, do you have any pictures you could Share with us?  I did find photos of that switch they did between the 2nd and the 3rd Sq.and then back to the 2nd.-  Dragoon for life - Chief      

At 3:14pm on February 18, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 1:41pm on February 18, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
From one old timer to another Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
At 11:55am on February 18, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLES

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At 10:18am on November 2, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Teah i remember the story about the merril baracks going 7 storys deep at one time although the story was never confirmed. I went to Communications school at Nurenberg, spent time at soldiers field and the Kongresshalle and the great Octoberfests even though I was not much of a beer drinker and can't stand the taste of it now. Check out my pictures if you already haven't.
At 7:34pm on November 1, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Toujours Pret, My name is Sigmund Fertig took basic at Ft.Meade in 57 then to Artillery school at Ft. Chaffee then back to the cav and gyrod over to relive the 3rd. Stationed in Bamberg 58/60. Now retired and livin the good life in California and lovin it
 
 
 

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