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Salute Allways Ready Sir
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Larson Sep 18, 2010.

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Dennis West replied to roger "pj" bratland's discussion Beret Ovals and other
"As a member 3/2 acr Germany Trump Sucks"
Jan 21
Dennis West posted a status
"Any body remember a guy last name Zwiener in the 2 nd Cav?"
Sep 12, 2016
Shannon Ryan commented on Dennis West's status
"The one thing I remember about you truck drivers is that you were always fixing flat tires, those zipper tread tires seemed to always be getting punctured, how many tires did you have to fix? and I remember some of those trucks running pretty good.…"
May 14, 2016
Shannon Ryan commented on Dennis West's status
"I made that ride several times between 78 and 80 Dennis, I am sure we hit the same bumps and ruts as you did. Being in the back of a 5 ton was not a very pleasant ride I don't care what year it was. I will take my tank ride any day over…"
May 14, 2016
Dennis West posted a status
"Anyone remember a ride between Amberg and Graf. In the back of a 5 ton trk 73-75. I might have drove you Support Platoon."
May 13, 2016
Dennis West left a comment for Gordon LaGasse
"Hey Gordon, I was in 3/2 73-75 Hq troop support platoon 64c probably ran in to you few times all though your name is not familiar, what was your job there. Hope you miss those days like I do, get in touch with me if you would like."
Feb 25, 2016
Dennis West replied to Dennis West's discussion Larry Agee in the group Amberg
"Hey Lonnie how are you, Larry was stationed there in 74-76. How about you. Stay cool Toujours Prey"
Jan 12, 2016
Lonnie Holcomb replied to Dennis West's discussion Larry Agee in the group Amberg
"What years was Larry there?"
Jan 12, 2016
Dennis West added a discussion to the group Amberg

Larry Agee

Would like to give my condolences to Larry Agee family on Larrys passing, what a great guy to serve with in Amberg HHT troup Support Platoon. Great Friend.
Jan 10, 2016
Dennis West left a comment for Richard D Scarberry
"Hi Roger this is Dennis West Roger Shook was good friend I was there 73-75 Support platoon , I may have met you not sure, great time did you know Sargent O'Claire drove trk 294. Get in touch sometime. Email jazzcin2000@yahoo.com."
Oct 14, 2015
Dennis West left a comment for Tom Weaver
"So sad the Pond is gone great memories & best people I've ever met , sometimes a fog from parting but lived it up . Toujours Pret."
Mar 9, 2015
Tom Weaver left a comment for Dennis West
"Oh yeah I remember CPT Deely, he was an ass for sure. My last CPT I worked for was CPT Duckworth and SGT Thompson."
Mar 9, 2015
Dennis West left a comment for Tom Weaver
"Hey Tom, I was there 73-75 , nice to see someone in that Era, I was in Support Plt. Drove trk truck back and forth to border, HHT Trp. Kinda think I remember you but not sure. But I am sure you know Cap. Deeply wow not my fav. Anyway best time of my…"
Mar 8, 2015
Dennis West commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"When I joined up our weapons were the M-16, Is that preety much the same as an AR-15 can anyone anwser that."
Dec 30, 2012
Dennis West commented on Robb Russell's group Amberg
"I drove HQ Trk 194 (Buffalo Soldier) on the front of the hood and later 144, does anyone remember Sgt E7 O'claire in charge of support platoon. I also used to make some ration runs to graf, what a fun ride in those 5 tons, don't know how…"
Jan 27, 2011
Eric Larson replied to Dennis West's discussion Salute Allways Ready Sir
"2d Squadron CO LTC Estep localized the reply "Second to None" in 1975; prior to that it was "Toujors Pret"."
Sep 18, 2010

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3/2 ACR Support Platoon
Where were you stationed?
Amberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
E1 to sp-4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1973 to 1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
My time in amberg were the best times of my life,made some very good friends,and we did a lot of partying. Sure remember the reforger days. Sad to here Pond Barracks is no longer there I think about my army days alot, border trips were one of my favorites but i got to drive the old 5 tons and see a lot of country.
Tell us a little about you now.
I live in Council Bluffs ia. maintenance superviser for a plastic pipe co. 30 yrs. have been married twice and have four kids. Would Love to see Amberg and Germany again one day but its been over thirty yrs. probaly woudnt know it now.
Phone number (Optional).
402 680 9676
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Roger shook- Steve halloran - Ricky queen-Alan dukes-Dan cambell-Tom taylor- Tom hodge Just to name a few.

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At 7:11pm on March 9, 2015, Tom Weaver said…

Oh yeah I remember CPT Deely, he was an ass for sure. My last CPT I worked for was CPT Duckworth and SGT Thompson.

At 2:06pm on January 18, 2010, Dennis West said…
Hi Michael, I left in dec. 75 but sorry I don't remember Wilfrado although have probably seen him around. What month did you go to HHT. we were on 3rd floor.
At 9:16pm on January 17, 2010, Michael Carlucci said…
Hey Dennis, I got to HHT 3/2 in "75"....do you remember a Specialist, dental clinic named Wilfrado Hughes......he's was regular Army and from Panama?
At 11:47pm on January 8, 2010, Gary Carter said…
Hey Dennis

Gee I just found your comment from last August, go figure.

Deely was not my favorite either and it was mutual. I remember Cpt Lewis too, though not very well. I think Lt Taylor was cool. He drove the Porche and would party with us sometimes.
At 4:37pm on March 31, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…

Toujours Pret Dennis,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or myself, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
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And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.

Thanks Again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,
Jesse Kelley

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