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Dave Gettman
  • 64, Male
  • Tacoma, WA
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Trp, 1st Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks (The Rock), Bindlach, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
(P)11E20R8 M551A1 Sheridan driver
(S) 95B20 Military Policeman
What was your rank/title?
E-3, E-2, E-3
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan 1974-Feb 1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
If I told you, I'd have to kill you. You wouldn't believe me anyway.
Tell us a little about you now.
Still the same crazy bastard I was back then, just a lot slower and a little meaner.
Do you have a web site?
http://home.comcast.net/~deddygetty2/
Phone number (Optional).
Cell: (253) 327-4062
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Lester Paul (found deceased), Harry Watt (found), Paul Garcia (found deceased), Dan "Mac" MacDonald (found deceased), Marty Banning (found here), William "Tiny" Hayden (found here), Marty Buss and the rest of the party room at the end of the hall.

1LT Andy Stilley (found in Texas but lost again), 1SG Jack Miller (found here), CPT (Ret. COL) Tom Molino (found here), SSG Ken Webb, SGT Jim Cain (found here), SSG Rick "Butch" Cassidy (found here), SGT Brian Conlon (found here), SGT Donley French and SGT Dennis French (twins), Dennis Fullerton, Jerome Hess (found here), Scott Hippe (found here), SGT Larry Kissel (found here), PVT Mike Paige, SP/4 Brian Parten (found here), SGT Bob Ryan (found here), SGT Rick Reames (found here), SP/4 Cary Ley (found here), LT Jim Mitchell (found here)...I know there are several more I missed and more that are already here, but the mind gets foggy.

This was probably the last thing SSG Brow saw before I hit him with a flying tackle and put out his flames just past the first hour of July 25, 1974.  I think I must have still had this same expression as I ran away from C15 just seconds before it blew up.

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At 12:51pm on August 5, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

Haven't come across SSG Brow here in Copperascove, been back here since 1993 when I retired. But If I do come across him i will let you know.So glad to hear that he survived.

At 12:47pm on August 5, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

I remember that issue with the Sheridan. Being assigned to the S-3 back then it was due to the heater that caused the fire, Yes it was a bad situation.

At 12:52pm on August 4, 2017, John Ross said…

Thanks Dave, John Ballard has contacted me, been 44 years .I got out August 13, 1973 

At 11:55am on August 4, 2017, Richard Raymer said…

Thank's Dave, Franks was the S-3 Along with Robert Young., which whom I worked with when assigned to S-3. Both are retired now.Gen.T.Franks Is in OK. and Robert Young is living in Italy. Still looking for Troop Photo of HHT 71-74. If you happen to come across any please send. Till later.(ALWAYS READY)

At 10:43pm on August 3, 2017, John Ross said…
Thanks Dave
Been 44 years since I have been in contact with JB
At 6:31am on July 28, 2017, Siegbert Marquardt said…

Happy Birthday David

Greetings from Bayreuth

At 5:44pm on July 17, 2017, George McKay said…
Hi Dave it's been a long time. Finally back up and running. Hope your doing well
At 8:17am on July 3, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Thanks Dave! That is kind of what I thought. A guy in his late 70's is trying to recruit me and I think he is being over zealous! Need an Occupation Ribbon for Berlin or proof of danger pay!
At 9:19pm on July 2, 2017, Joe Sellner said…
Hi Dave,
Did you receive danger pay while at the Border Camp?
Th VFW is trying to recruit me and I do not think I qualify! They said if I recieved danger pay at Camp Gates I would. I remember talking about it, but, cannot remember if we did. I would be honored to be a member of the VFW, but , do not want to be if I am not qualified. I contacted my County Service Officer and am waiting on a reply if he can find those records.

Thanks for all you do!
At 11:56am on May 24, 2017, Bill Williams said…
Yep!!! Thats the beer. Lucky you To bad I cant get it here.

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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I was poking around on Facebook posting on 2d Cavalry pages about the monument accident, when I blundered into the daughter and son of the guy I saved during the C-15 explosion. It was on the "I Lived in Bindlach, German (The Rock)" page…"
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Speaking of bad weather, there may have been a tornado in Vilseck yesterday where the Regiment is home based. Among the many things damaged was the Fallen Dragoon Memorial, which was completely destroyed. Several of the memorial trees in the park,…"
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"We're living proof, Harry. Two clowns are more appropriate here."
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"Shank you very much, Harold!"
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"That's a scary picture, Harry!"
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Dave Gettman commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Thanks Harry. 1952 makes a little more sense."
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2d Dragoon websites

Following is a listing of 2d Dragoon websites on the internet.



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2d Cavalry Association History Center - http://history.dragoons.org/



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Posted on November 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

2D CAVALRY MUSEUM UPDATE

For the twisted few of you out there like me who have lost anal retention over the closing of the 2d Cavalry's Reed Museum in 2006, I have some good news. Things are finally moving forward towards getting the "Reed" opened up again in Vilseck, Germany, after being in limbo for three years.



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Posted on November 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Great loss to the 2nd Cavalry family

Don Stivers, one of the premiere artists in the world on the subject of US military history, and long time friend of the 2nd Cavalry, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009, while undergoing a heart procedure.



Don painted numerous scenes depicting the 2d Dragoons over their 173 years of service, including:…



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Will we hit 700 members before the end of the week? Most likely! Way to go, Dragoons!!!

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