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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Platoon, K Troop, 3rd Squadron/2nd ACR
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E Armor Crewman on a M551 Sheridan
What was your rank/title?
Sergeant Regular Army, E-5 Pay Grade
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
June 1971 - March 1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Arrived as a PFC and departed Sergeant. Border duty, tank gunnery at Graf on a Sheridan, Alerts, Inspections, etc. In the beginning there were 9 Troopers in a room, (4 bunk beds and a single bunk in the middle of the room). Drafted soldiers on a 2-year hitch and enlisted on a 3-year. Vietnam War was winding down and the Army was going VOLAR (all volunteers). The transition happened while I was there. Went to 4 to a room with new grey beds. All new Jeeps at the border and OPs went from shacks to trailers.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired Army Major. Wrote a book about the experience: "Not Your Fathers War", based on a diary, letters home and a photo album.
Do you have a web site?
http://www.dennisminer.com
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Sergeant German Sanchez.
First Sergeant "Rocco"

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