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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I Trp 1st Plt and K Trp 4th Plt
Where were you stationed?
Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
19E and 19K
What was your rank/title?
SP5 to SFC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1980-1982 I Trp 1st Plt and 1984-1988 I Trp 1st Plt then K Trp 4th Plt.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Tank commander in I Trp 1st Plt and Platoon Sgt 4th plt K Trp. Border Operations, Gunnery, Cap Stones. Best unit I ever served in, with the best soldiers I ever served with. Best Beer I ever Drank!
Tell us a little about you now.
Operations Manager at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer on Ft. Bliss. Texas. Still training soldiers.
Phone number (Optional).
915-744-4968 Work Phone
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Many. Rodgers, Thomas, Landreth, Oost, Gilbert

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At 1:23pm on October 15, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 10:00pm on November 22, 2010, Lee Adelman said…
Hi David - Great hearing from you!
I agree - best assignment - best Troopers - best memories.
Hope all is well with you and yours!!
Happy Holidays -
Lee
At 1:52pm on September 18, 2010, Scott VanDell said…
WoW!!!!
David, how have you been?? I've looked for you and Randy for a long time on here... always wondered how you were doing after leaving Amberg. There were so many good times there... :) I ended up doing my 4 years and then got out, only to be recalled back to Ft Knox during during Sesert Storm. I actually ran into Mike woods there at a bar one night. He seemed to be doing ok then too. That had to be February 1991 when I saw him last. That was soo crazy with that accident....ugh Have alot of great memories of those days with all of you guys. Not sure what happened to Howell. I remember he was from Enid, OK but i don't know where he went after he left Germany. And I still owe Randy!!! We went out partying the night before he left for Ft Benning, and I ended up passing out. The next morning I woke up with one leg shaved!!!! ll Oh man those were the days!! Good to hear from you!!!!
At 7:36pm on September 17, 2010, Fred Abress said…
Give it hell Sarge. Fred Abress sends his best. Train them troopers.
At 6:29pm on September 17, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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