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Donald E Smith left a comment for Roger Combs
"Hey Roger. Last time we met you were working for Southwest Times Record. You did a report on Leding Lubricants where I worked. I live in Charleston AR now and retired after 23yrs teaching. It would be nice to hear from you again."
Mar 29
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Fox Troop, 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
19E30
What was your rank/title?
Staff Sergeant E-6
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1982-83
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I was Tank section Sergeant. We had M60a3's and ITV's. I think they were designated M901. With a TOW launcher hammerhead. Served with 1SG McKinney who later became SMAJ of the Army. We spent the majority of our time away to Border Patrols, Tank Gunnery's and maneuvers at Hohenfels. Interspersed with muster alerts and movements of the entire Sqdrn to border.
Tell us a little about you now.
I l was detailed to Recruiting duty in Los Angeles and involuntarily extended. 6yrs total. Which blocked my ability to attend ANCOC or Master Gunner School. I was highly successful as a recruiter promoted to SFC and when I received the top award at the time Recruiter Ring I pushed the Bde Commander to relieve me from Recruiting duty so I could spend one last tour back on the tank. I was sent to M-1 transition training, Scout Plt Leader Course and became Cavalry Platoon Sergeant in 1/1 Cav 1st Armored Division in Buedingen Germany. After retirement I moved home to Arkansas and became a teacher. After 23yrs teaching I am now retired completely and spend my time working with charity organizations and relaxing by playing World of Tanks.
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4796677832
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SSG Pitts Scout Section Sergeant and Donald Trank gunner 2nd Platoon Fox Troop. Sgt Platoon Sergeant SFC Richard Chisolm. Eldridge Murry who was my loader for a brief time.

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