"Hello, my name is Gary Rinker. I was in A Troop, 1st of the 2nd. from Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1976. I was a Radar Operator at both Gates and Pittman. I didn't know you, but it's still good to hear about people I still think of…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
BINDLACH (THE ROCK)
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.
The usual, Grafenwohr for gunnery tables ( Qualified on D-35 with Jesse O. Davila as Driver, Brian Hanley as Gunner, Danny Beal as T.C., and I was Loader. Never more proud when Capt . Bird Handed me my Qualified patch. Reforger 75, and lots of FTXs and plenty of rotations to different Border camps.
Tell us a little about you now.
Medically retired now, after having a stroke, but this Dragoon is not down yet.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
BRIAN HANLEY, JESSE O. DAVILA, DANIEL BEAL, WILLIE CONNERS.
Hello, my name is Gary Rinker. I was in A Troop, 1st of the 2nd. from Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1976. I was a Radar Operator at both Gates and Pittman. I didn't know you, but it's still good to hear about people I still think of as friends. I hope you are well. Gary
Hello Ed. This is Mark Atterson!! How have you been my old friend? It has been almost 40-years brother. I looked at the pictures you have posted. I will be posting some of us and what I have of the 2nd ACR 'daze!' I hope to hear from you soon.
Hate to hear about the stroke. I am in reasonably good health except for my memory, My short term memory is truly short term. You do have some photos og Gates. I remember the one story buildings. I spent more time at Pittman than Gates for whatever reason. The German Barracks were across the road from the Pittman main gate. Those were my best memories,and even though I didn't realize it at the time, the best years of my life. Pathetic, but true.