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E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
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Edward (Gene) Beck left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"Do you remember a guy everybody called 'Hog'? You mentioned the black gut pickin' up the rear of a Jeep. Hog pulled a sign out of the ground and was trying to take it to his room at camp Pittman. he was drunk and had the sign and the…"
Aug 17, 2012
Edward (Gene) Beck left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"On the main page look find the "groups" amd click 'show all" tab. year book group has a group picture. Clink in it and you will see the photos."
Aug 17, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"As for SSI, I can't get it. Been trying since about 1992 and keep getting turned down. Can't even get a lawyer to help me. Sticking point is, I haven't worked since 1989 but didn't "become disabled" until 2002. Since…"
Aug 15, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"Top Miller is the one who told me about Paul Garcia passing away. I guess the two of them got to be good friends over the years. Paul stayed in the Army and retired Sergeant Major. Remained in Germany. As of 2002 I have an 80% service connected…"
Aug 15, 2012
E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Hi Dave! I always hate hear'n that Old Friends have passed! I've been do'n Service Officer work for years for both Am. Legion & VFW, but have started to mellow some, after some 20yrs+!! It really starts to get to ya, when ya deal…"
Aug 15, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"Got a question for you. Did you have to fight for your VA disability rating when you were medically retired? They booted my dad out on a medical after 37 years (WW II, Korea, VN) and he had to fight for his rating."
Aug 15, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"Our pleasure, Stoney. That's what we are here for. Not many of the guys I knew left in that photo. I went home in February '75 from Camp Pitman. Several are here on Dragoon Base, and at least one, Paul Garcia, has passed away."
Aug 15, 2012
E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH left a comment for Dave Gettman
"THANK YOU, DAVE!!! YES, You & Beck are right!! What Memories!!! Sgt J. Daniels & Sgt Simpson & I were in Recon, 1st Plt!! I've been try'n to find either one or at least some Pics & now the whole Trp!!! Amazing!!! A LOT OF…"
Aug 15, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"Roger, you can see the '77 C Troop pic here: http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/Troop_Portraits/CTroop1977?full=1 You are right next to my good friend Paul Garcia. Dropped an Opel station wagon on his face once and gave him a…"
Aug 15, 2012
E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH left a comment for Edward (Gene) Beck
"Still learn'n this site! How do I find this '77 Trp Pic?? I remember do'n the pics a couple of times & yes could go back to '77!??"
Aug 15, 2012
Edward (Gene) Beck left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"You are in the '77 Troop picture Roger. Under the picture of Top Miller and to the right of Sgt. Garcia. I definitely remember you now. Hard Core as I remember. I liked Hard Core. Those were the days."
Aug 15, 2012
Edward (Gene) Beck left a comment for E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH
"Check out the C Troop Photos  on the troop photo Group. You will remember a lot of faces."
Aug 8, 2012
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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
Aug 6, 2012
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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.
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Bindlach

For those who served at Christensen Barracks.
Aug 6, 2012
E5 ROGER HAAK-STONEY OESTERREICH left a comment for Edward (Gene) Beck
"Hi Beck, my name was SGT Roger Haak, back then!! '78 & '79 C Trp,  until Hardship Discharged!! Thanks for the response!! I remember you, SSG Webb, Top Miller & Capt. Molino & I think Wilkerson?!! I was transfer in from A…"
Aug 6, 2012

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
A-TRP & C-TRP
Where were you stationed?
1/2ACR, BINDLACH
What MOS or job description did you have?
11D, THEN 19D SCOUT
What was your rank/title?
SGT/E-5 SECTION SGT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
'75 TO '79
Tell us a little about your cav days.
LOVED THE BORDER DUTY AT CAMP GATES & PITMAN!
Tell us a little about you now.
MED RET MSG/E-8 AFTER 15YRS!!
17YRS OVER-THE-ROAD TRUCKER
35YRS BOY SCOUT LEADER
HELP VETS & KIDS!!
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
BOBBY POLLARD OF A-TRP
JOHNNY DANIELS & SQUAD OF C-TRP

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At 4:31pm on June 6, 2014, Bobby Lynn Crockett said…

Sgt HAAK. I remeber you from the Rock. I came into C-TRP in July 77 as a radar team leader. SSG Henry Hurst was my SEC SGT and passed away from a heart attack after morning PT in OCT/NOV 77. I'm one of the guys who pulled multiple border tours in both Pitman and Gates. Glad to see you are still around!

Toujours Pret!

At 10:25pm on December 23, 2013, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Merry Christmas Haak!

At 8:26am on August 17, 2012, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Do you remember a guy everybody called 'Hog'? You mentioned the black gut pickin' up the rear of a Jeep. Hog pulled a sign out of the ground and was trying to take it to his room at camp Pittman. he was drunk and had the sign and the cement attached to the bottom. I was gate guard that night, fresh from AIT and scared to death and this giant E4 was cussin' me out because I wouldn't let him take that sign to his room. Those were the days. Top miller has posted on old timers. Drop him a line. I'm sure he will remember you.

At 8:13am on August 17, 2012, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

On the main page look find the "groups" amd click 'show all" tab. year book group has a group picture. Clink in it and you will see the photos.

At 2:58pm on August 15, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

As for SSI, I can't get it. Been trying since about 1992 and keep getting turned down. Can't even get a lawyer to help me.

Sticking point is, I haven't worked since 1989 but didn't "become disabled" until 2002. Since there was a 10+ year gap, I get no SSI, period.

Tried to convince them I have been disabled since 1974, and just didn't file a claim until 2002, but that doesn't seem to matter. Didn't even matter that I had been trying to get SSI since 1992, just 3 years after the last time I worked and well within the 10 year period, because I was so devastated when I was denied that I never filed an appeal and there was no longer any record of the original claim.

At 2:32pm on August 15, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Top Miller is the one who told me about Paul Garcia passing away. I guess the two of them got to be good friends over the years. Paul stayed in the Army and retired Sergeant Major. Remained in Germany.

As of 2002 I have an 80% service connected rating, but get 100% benefits due to total/permanent unemployable classification. 30% for several bone graft surgeries and finally total fusion of my right wrist from when I slipped and fell of my Sheridan in the tank park, breaking my wrist; and 70% for PTSD stemming from a tank explosion we had in July 1974.

I had to fight for the 30% from '75 to '93 or so, getting it bumped up a little every time I had surgery.

The 70% in 2002 was easy. Already been going through therapy at the VAH for a few years and had an established history. Counselor convinced me to file, so I did. Instead of doing it myself, I got the American Legion service officer there at the hospital, a gruff old retired sergeant major, to file for me. She didn't seem to like me very much until she found out my dad had been a retired SGM also, then she was sweet as honey after that. One short interview at the VA Regional Office, and my claim went right through.

First thing I did when I got that first 100% check (after paying off all my back property taxes) was to get a life membership in both the American Legion and DAV.

At 12:37pm on August 15, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Got a question for you. Did you have to fight for your VA disability rating when you were medically retired?

They booted my dad out on a medical after 37 years (WW II, Korea, VN) and he had to fight for his rating.

At 12:31pm on August 15, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Our pleasure, Stoney. That's what we are here for.

Not many of the guys I knew left in that photo. I went home in February '75 from Camp Pitman. Several are here on Dragoon Base, and at least one, Paul Garcia, has passed away.

At 11:57am on August 15, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Roger, you can see the '77 C Troop pic here: http://history.dragoons.org/modules/gallery/Troop_Portraits/CTroop1977?full=1

You are right next to my good friend Paul Garcia. Dropped an Opel station wagon on his face once and gave him a chimpanzee lip for about two weeks.

At 9:29am on August 15, 2012, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

You are in the '77 Troop picture Roger. Under the picture of Top Miller and to the right of Sgt. Garcia. I definitely remember you now. Hard Core as I remember. I liked Hard Core. Those were the days.

 
 
 

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