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Donald R. Meachum
  • 79, Male
  • North Fort Myers, FL
  • United States
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Jesse Kelley left a comment for Donald R. Meachum
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONALD Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
Jun 13, 2011
Donald R. Meachum received a gift from Wayne Dixon
Apr 26, 2011
Donald R. Meachum joined Bryan Haberman's group
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K Troop Amberg

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Sep 23, 2010
Donald R. Meachum joined Jesse Kelley's group
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Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
Sep 16, 2010
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Donald R. Meachum
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONALD Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
Jun 13, 2010
Wayne Dixon left a comment for Donald R. Meachum
"YES I KNEW SGT BARNES, THAT IS QUITE AWHILE AGO, I LEFT THE SQUADRON IN 64. I PULLED ONE MORE TOUR IN GERMANY FROM 67-69 AND CALLED IT QUITS, RETIRED 1 JAN 69."
May 7, 2010
Donald R. Meachum left a comment for Harry Warner
"That brings back some memories. I Don't recognize the the two guys that are with you, but that doesn't mean much."
Apr 8, 2010
Donald R. Meachum updated their profile
Apr 8, 2010
Donald R. Meachum left a comment for Wayne Dixon
"Hi Wayne. Do You know Ssgt Barnes 3rd platoon scout section leader, K Troop. 60 -63. I was in his section. but I was detached to Squadron S2 most of that time. I don't Suppose he would still be around. I ran radar from the O.P.s, or from the…"
Apr 8, 2010
Donald R. Meachum gave a gift to Wayne Dixon
Apr 8, 2010
Donald R. Meachum commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Hi Harry, I'm Sure I rememember you. I operated ground survalence radar out of Camp Pittman, and occasionally Camp Gates, from 62 until July 63. I am sorry I don't have any photo.s with me now. I'm In Florida, and there in Colorado.…"
Apr 7, 2010
Harry Warner left a comment for Donald R. Meachum
"Don, If you go to my profile you will see a picture of me, Burns on my right and ? on my left. It was taken outside K Troop barracks, Amberg, around 1963. Harry"
Apr 7, 2010
Wayne Dixon left a comment for Donald R. Meachum
"Hello Don, I was there before and after you. Welcome aboard. Check out my profile. I spent 2 tours in Amberg 59-61 and 62 - 64. Old G Company & I troop. Retd. 1 Jan 69 with 21 years, 6 days."
Apr 7, 2010
Donald R. Meachum commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I served in K Troop in amburg, from 1961-1963. I guess that makes me old enough. any one else from that period still around"
Apr 6, 2010
Donald R. Meachum joined Harry Warner's group
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Oldtimers

Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Apr 6, 2010
Donald R. Meachum left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Thanks If there are any members who where around in 61 to 63, who served in K troop, 3rd recon Squadron I would certainly like to hear from them. I operated ground radar at both Camp Gates, and Camp Pittman during Those years."
Mar 18, 2010

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Scout Section, 3rd Platoon, K Troop 3rd Recon Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Amburg
What MOS or job description did you have?
armored intelligence specialist
What was your rank/title?
PFC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1961-1963
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Involved with Border operations. operated ground survalence radar
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired radio technician, currently raise funds for veterans outreach. I completecd 10 yrs of service in the army, including a tour in Viet nam,and 592nd Signal Co, Berlin Brigade
Do you have a web site?
http://no
Phone number (Optional).
239 357-8682
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Ssgt Barnes

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At 9:09am on June 13, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 6:04pm on April 26, 2011, Wayne Dixon gave Donald R. Meachum a gift
At 12:59pm on June 13, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONALD
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 12:30pm on May 7, 2010, Wayne Dixon said…
YES I KNEW SGT BARNES, THAT IS QUITE AWHILE AGO, I LEFT THE SQUADRON IN 64. I PULLED ONE MORE TOUR IN GERMANY FROM 67-69 AND CALLED IT QUITS, RETIRED 1 JAN 69.
At 6:19pm on April 7, 2010, Harry Warner said…
Don,
If you go to my profile you will see a picture of me, Burns on my right and ? on my left. It was taken outside K Troop barracks, Amberg, around 1963.
Harry
At 4:32pm on April 7, 2010, Wayne Dixon said…
Hello Don, I was there before and after you. Welcome aboard. Check out my profile. I spent 2 tours in Amberg 59-61 and 62 - 64. Old G Company & I troop. Retd. 1 Jan 69 with 21 years, 6 days.
At 12:37pm on March 18, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Welcome home, Donald.
 
 
 

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