"Actually, the picture shown is of his son. LTC James "Jimmie" Noles commanded 1st Battalion, 37th Armor in Katterbach, Germany from 1982 - 84 and went on to command the brigade in Friedberg when he got promoted to full bird. As…"
"Saw the same thing happen to a tank right in front of mine during REFORGER 82 when I was assigned to 1-37 Armor out of Katterbach. A compact car tore off from a Gasthaus headed in the direction of our convoy, got too close to the left side of…"
"I remember one night we were somewhere on a two lane levee road I was in the loaders hatch watching the road Alan Ritter was driving our M60 we were as far to the right as we could go and I see these headlights coming down the road right at us and…"
"I tried that same powder trick when I was young (early teens) with some old shotgun shells I found in the attic, with pretty much the same result. Soon as I touched a match to it, the whole thing went up in my face, burning the hell out of my hand…"
"I must have just missed that one. I left in February 1975.
Thought maybe most of the crazy crap would stop after I left, but I guess I give myself too much credit.
Were you there when C-15 blew up, Doug? July 25, 1974...."
Lost track of Fatty about 2 years after I got out, around 1977, we went to a wedding for one of the crew and that was the last I saw of him.
Regarding the ride in Graf, we are all lucky to be alive, should not have been driving that…"
Did you ever get in touch with Dennis "Fatty" Fullerton after he got out? I left Bindlach in July 1976 and wondered whatever happened to him. He was the Gunner/acting TC for LT Mitchell.
Still have a photo of you,…"
Talking about accidents and cause for disability claims ---We were at Graf in April '75 when PFC John Schaeffer, one of 1st Platoons grunts, set himself on fire at one of the gunnery ranges. John was a good guy, but a bit of a wild man who drank more than he should have, sometimes on duty. Now, I don't know if he had been drinking in this particular incident, but here's the story: At the range where he was working as a PFC, which means toting stuff, guarding this, cleaning that etc., there…See More
"Dave, Great pic posts. Do you know who is in the photo to the upper right? I recognize the face, but can,t put a name to him. I do recognize Morin & Tiny Hayden. Also Marty Banning is ringing a bell. Do you happen to have a photo of him?"
If you got Johnny Goff drunk, he would be capable of doing just about anything! Climbing a flagpole would be nothing!
By the way, have you ever heard from Dennis Fullerton or Ski since they got out?
"Jeez, I meant LEFT!! Been out of the Army too long and can't tell one direction from the other!!!
1. No. I got there at the end of the Gates winter 73-74 tour.
2. Donnelly and Dennis. One of them was gunner on my track the night C-15 blew…"
"Okay, more questions: 1. Were you one of the ones that played horseshoes behind the billets at Camp Gates? 2.Do you remember the French twins?, 3. Pvt Morin? 4. and a Blond haired guy in HQ Plt (maybe PFC)that always chewed tobbaco? His name escapes…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Served in 2nd Platoon, C Troop as the loader for 1LT Jim Mitchell's M551, C26 "Calamity" for 7 months. CPT Tom Molino was our Troop CO. SP4 Dennis "Fatty" Fullerton was the gunner and PFC "Ski" Koslowski was the driver. During that tour of duty, we did two border tours and a Graf gunnery (May 1975), where our track recieved the highest score in the Squadron. My best buds were PFC Charles Reed and PFC Andy Milliken. Tour was cut short when I got accepted to the USMA Prep School.
Tell us a little about you now.
Am now retired Army after 32 years in uniform and work as a civil servant with the Marine Corps at Quantico.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SP4 Dennis "Fatty" Fullerton
PFC "Ski" Koslowski
SP4 Charles Reed
PFC Andy Milliken
SGT "Cowboy" Wilkins
SFC Jack Miller (Plt Sgt)
SSG Olive (Infantry Squad)
SSG Schmidt (mortar track)
SSG Gainey (mortar track)
SP4 Johnny Goff
SP4 Diamond Jewell Swinton
Doug, Saw your name on here and wanted to say a quick hello. MSG(Ret) Raymond Malec passed away a few years back and ISG(Ret) Paul Garcia, you can see the info posted in Fiddlers Green. I was First Sergeant when you were accepted to Warrant Officers School, alot of water under the bridge since then. Take care and when you have time drop a line or two. Top Miller
Saw your list of names you'd like to hear from. I was a PL in Charlie 72-73. The name Sarro rings a bell. If it's the same guy (short, red haired as I recall), he was my driver or loader on my Sheridan. did you ever hear from him? Pretty sure I remember Sgt Rex as well. Time plays tricks on the memory. :)
Toujours Pret Douglas,
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