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charles roger albright left a comment for Dale Cogdell
"what troop were you with , I was with G troop started as an 11D , retained to 17K GSR"
Nov 28, 2014
Dale Cogdell commented on Dave Gettman's event 2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion
"I ran into the same problem. First they said they didn't have a room available for all three nights and that they were full. When I said that there were other people reserving rooms at the Eisenhower instead of at the Sire, at first they were…"
Jul 26, 2013
Dale Cogdell commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"Yes, Doug, that happened to me on more than one occassion. In fact it got so bad that when we had a change of command ceremony in Bamburg they wouldn't even let us wear our berets. Needless to say that made us very mad and we threatened to…"
May 10, 2013
Dale Cogdell commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Mike, it took me awhile to get back with you. I had to look up which company I was in, it was awhile back! I was in H Co. 2/2 ACR and I was an 11E, tanker. I averaged 300 days a year away from Bamberg. Always training or at border camp. We would…"
Feb 25, 2013
Dale Cogdell commented on Dave Gettman's event 2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion
"Dave, in all seriousness here, do a lot of the men bring their wives or will my wife feel out of place. I will come either way but it would be nice to bring her. Keep me out of trouble, Ha!"
Feb 24, 2013
Dale Cogdell commented on Jesse Kelley's group Border Patrol
"Oh yes, border patrol, is there a colder place on this planet? My camps were Hof and Coburg. I liked Hof better because that was where the VIPs came through so we had German chefs whipping up our food for the benefit of these visitors! I gained 10…"
Feb 20, 2013
Dale Cogdell commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Is there anybody out there who was with 2/2 ACR from 1975-1977. Let's get in touch! I am going to the reunion in October."
Feb 20, 2013
Dale Cogdell commented on Dave Gettman's event 2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion
"Looking forward to this gathering, it will be my first. I was last in the Cav in 1977, guess it was about time to reconnect! I live in Knoxville, Tn. so it is not too far to go."
Jan 21, 2013
Dale Cogdell is attending Dave Gettman's event
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2d Cavalry Association 2013 Reunion at Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center

October 3, 2013 to October 6, 2013
The 2013 Regimental Association Reunion will be held at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from Thursday, October 3, 2013 through Sunday, October 6, 2013.Please contact the Hotel directly for reservations. To make reservations at the special conference rate of $99 per night, please call 717-334-8121 or toll-free at 800-776-8349 and just let them know that you want to make a reservation for the 2d Cavalry Association Reunion.The AgendaWe built the agenda to…See More
Jan 21, 2013
Jim Johnston left a comment for Dale Cogdell
"Oh, by the way, I see you live in Knoxville. I lived in a little suburb of Chattanooga for a while by the name of Soddy Daisy. Love East TN! We have a daughter, son in law, and grand daughter in Dayton. We get down there a couple times a year. East…"
Jan 3, 2013
Jim Johnston left a comment for Dale Cogdell
"Thanks Dale! I get up to that area on a regular basis on business. Next time up I'll try and look him up. Take care, Jim"
Jan 3, 2013
Jim Johnston left a comment for Dale Cogdell
"Hi Dale, I see on your page, that you were friends with Roger Tegge. I think his dad (Gemne) was the Master Sgt over the mess hall in Hof while I was on permanent party there (1975). I met Roger a few times when he cam e to visit. Do you still have…"
Jan 2, 2013
Dale Cogdell commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Anybody remember a little guest house named Elmer's? It had one or two pool tables and an outdoor patio.I can't remember where it was in Bamberg."
Dec 27, 2012
Dale Cogdell commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I remember Christmas 1975 as being the loneliest day of my entire life. I remember staring at an attempt of a Christmas tree in the day room.That image has always stayed with me. I had only been in Germany a month. The nexy year was much better as I…"
Dec 24, 2012
Bob Reyes left a comment for Dale Cogdell
"Welcome to the group Dale.. Those heater parts were hard to come by.. mostly traded for with cartons of smokes. The good old days.. Take care"
Dec 19, 2012
Dale Cogdell commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hey, Dave where can I get a glass or mug with our unit on it."
Dec 19, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E10
What was your rank/title?
Sp4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
11-75 to 11-77
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Cold, cold, cold! Camraderie is what I miss, nothing like it. Germany is a beautiful country once you got to check it out off-duty. Time allows some reflection, we did a good job, boys!
Tell us a little about you now.
I have 21 years with the Postal service. I live in Knoxville, Tn. I am a published author. Love to hike in my beloved mountains here in Smoky National Park.
Do you have a web site?
http://facebook.com/DaCogdell
Phone number (Optional).
865-274-2565
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Steve Madler, William "Pete" Peterson, John Morrissette, John Birch, Bruce Baliff, Larry Corson, Rocky Everett, William Killingsworth, Rocky Lanzisera, Joe Newell, Roger Tegge, David Willis, John Salcedo.

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At 12:28pm on November 28, 2014, charles roger albright said…

what troop were you with , I was with G troop started as an 11D , retained to 17K GSR

At 11:38am on January 3, 2013, Jim Johnston said…

Oh, by the way, I see you live in Knoxville. I lived in a little suburb of Chattanooga for a while by the name of Soddy Daisy. Love East TN! We have a daughter, son in law, and grand daughter in Dayton. We get down there a couple times a year. East TN is where i want to end up when I retire

At 11:35am on January 3, 2013, Jim Johnston said…

Thanks Dale! I get up to that area on a regular basis on business. Next time up I'll try and look him up.

Take care,

Jim

At 9:02pm on January 2, 2013, Jim Johnston said…

Hi Dale,

I see on your page, that you were friends with Roger Tegge. I think his dad (Gemne) was the Master Sgt over the mess hall in Hof while I was on permanent party there (1975). I met Roger a few times when he cam e to visit. Do you still have any contact with Roger?

At 11:47pm on December 19, 2012, Bob Reyes said…

Welcome to the group Dale..

Those heater parts were hard to come by.. mostly traded for with cartons of smokes. The good old days..

Take care

At 9:53pm on December 17, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
At 6:10pm on December 17, 2012, Michael 'Mike' Jones said…

Welcome home Dave! I've been wondering what happened to you .This is a great site you might want to check out the  Oldtimers forum you'll fit right in the b.s. gets pretty deep so wear waders!I'm in contact with a few of the old H.co. guys , we'll talk later

 

At 6:10pm on December 17, 2012, Dale Cogdell said…

Hey, John and Mike joined up and sent you friend requests today, 12-17-12. Let's catch up.

 
 
 

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