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David E. Hooker
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  • Richmond, VA
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David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Years, be safe."
Dec 31, 2016
Dave Gettman left a comment for David E. Hooker
"Happy Birthday, from one Dave to another."
Dec 30, 2016
David E. Hooker left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Again thank you Dave I understand rules are rules,I hope you enjoy the holidays."
Dec 26, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Thanks Dave, Tom and I was stationed together at Pond Barracks in the late seventies and had just reconnected.  When I stopped seeing his posting I became concerned."
Dec 25, 2016
Ronny O. Littlejohn left a comment for David E. Hooker
"David, Tom had some problems and was suspended from site. Ask Dave Gettman on his page."
Dec 25, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I remember first Christmas in Germany, it 1975 I was assigned to I troop as Ponds Barracks. The barracks was being renovated so I Troop was moved to Vilseck, it was the worst Christmas of my life, I was new to the unit, I was broke, I didn't…"
Dec 24, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Can someone tell me what happened to Tom Williams I haven't seen any posting from him in a long time. I wish all my fellow trooper a Merry Christmas and a Happy New.  "
Dec 24, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hello Tom, I have not seen any posting from you lately, the pictures of the pretty girls really made my day. I am looking forward to seeing more in the near future. I wish all the troopers a good day."
Aug 25, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I am sorry did I reach the wrong Tom, I was writing to Tom Williams who was stationed with me at I-trp in Ponds barracks Amberg from 1975-78."
Apr 5, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hello Tom, how are you, I was sitting here reading the Old Timers comments. Do you remember when you and I was room mate and I had been out drinking. When I came in the room you had your army of soldiers on my bunk and I threw them on the floor.…"
Apr 5, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Tom, I hope that everything will be OK for you, you have my prayers."
Mar 29, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Tom, I wish you well,follow your doctor's directions and put trust in the great one above and you will be fine."
Mar 10, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Thanks to everyone for your comment, Tom I am still here just been busy.I took basic training at Ft. Jackson in 1975 and yes tank hill was really a ass kicker, but its not there any more. Those wooden barracks have long been torn down. To go there…"
Feb 26, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Today my granddaughter graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, SC, it was so cold the wind was blowing, it was terrible. So happened I had my pile cap from my army days in the trunk of my car. It was a life saver,sitting out listening to the…"
Feb 25, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"When did this happened and what troop was involved."
Jan 31, 2016
David E. Hooker commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"It was so bad here in Richmond the US postal service did not deliver the mail Monday and Tuesday. They said that they didn't want the postman to fall. I never heard anything like that before."
Jan 29, 2016

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I served in I troop 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barrack, Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
76D PLL clerk
What was your rank/title?
E4/SP
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
August 1975-October 1980
Tell us a little about your cav days.
At the time it was hard because we went to the field a lot, but I enjoyed the free time that we had. I enjoyed it so much stayed there during my first tour over 5 years.
Tell us a little about you now.
I retired from the military in 1995 at Ft. Hood TX. I lived in Killeen, TX. working as a case worker until July 2001. I moved to Richmond, Virginia worked for the Department of Juvenile until October of this year when i retired.
Do you have a web site?
http://no
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Tom Williams, Robert Dinkins and many others.

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At 1:07pm on January 16, 2017, Bernard Turner said…

David Hooker from VA. 

Long time Brother. Give me a shout out at bernardt524@gmail.com 

At 9:47am on December 30, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Happy Birthday, from one Dave to another.

At 12:14am on December 25, 2016, Ronny O. Littlejohn said…

David, Tom had some problems and was suspended from site. Ask Dave Gettman on his page.

At 7:29am on January 16, 2016, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Welcome to the base David. Looks Like you had a busy career. I hope you find some old buddies. Lots of stuff here to enjoy. Have fun!

At 3:32pm on January 12, 2016, Tom E. Williams said…

Still breathing , how about you doing OK ?.  Still living in Newport News ? .  I think about you every now and then, posted a picture of you on the Pond Barracks Facebook page, might even have the same picture posted on my page here,  I usually go to the Oldtimer's page here everyday, don't have anything else to do, not to many of us I Trp guys from that time around that I can find, glad to hear from you, hopefully we can keep in touch this time

 
 
 

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