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Edward N. Voke
  • Male
  • Norfolk, VA
  • United States

Edward N. Voke's Friends

  • Richard (Dick) S. Rees
  • Wayne Dixon
  • Harry Warner
  • Normand l. Albert
  • Dave Gettman

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Reed Museum Donations - Point of Contact?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Dec 4, 2014.

WWII German Division & The Regiment
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard (Dick) S. Rees Jan 3, 2014.

Royal Arsenal in Amberg
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Started this discussion. Last reply by howard maxwell tritt Jan 19, 2012.

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Squadron & Regimental HQ
Where were you stationed?
Amberg & Nurnberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
Plt Ldr, K Trp; CO, I Trp; 3rd Sqdn S2/Border Officer; Regt'l Comm Officer
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Busy, hard, fun, great soldiers, learned a lot; fond memories!
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired as 06 in 1988; returned to public school teaching & retired 1997.

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At 6:44pm on January 28, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

Col. Voke,

Wayne Dixon wanted me to try and prod you into attending the 2d Cavalry Association reunion this coming April. Unfortunately, he is unable to attend himself but said you showed an interest.

Details of the reunion can be found on the right side of the page under 2017 2D CAVALRY ASSOCIATION REUNION. Just click on the heading for more details.

If you are interested, the early bird special ends January 31. After that, prices will increase. Any questions, feel free to give me a holler, sir.

Always Ready!

At 7:23pm on August 19, 2016, Harry Warner said…
Happy Birthday, Ed. I hope the years are being good to you.
At 3:17pm on February 13, 2016, Wayne Dixon said…

Col Voke, I left a message on 3rd Sqd, Amberg.  Do you happen to remember when we sent a platoon of men to Bad Tolz to train with the 10th Special Forces.  I still have Photos from there.

At 4:03pm on August 20, 2015, Harry Warner said…
Happy Birthday, Ed. Enjoy your day. Two scoops of ice cream with your cake.
At 2:18pm on December 13, 2014, Harry Warner said…
Truth be told, the only name I can remember from K Troop is Burns. He is to my right in the photo taken in front of the barracks. I had become friends with many troopers back then because of running the PX at Gates, but time has taken a toll on their names.
At 11:02am on December 13, 2014, Harry Warner said…
Good morning Edward. If you go to my photos you will find a couple that were taken sometime between 1963-1964, outside K Troop's barracks. I'm the one with the high-water pants.
At 4:04pm on July 28, 2013, Wayne Dixon said…

Col. Voke, If you ever have a chance, you might obtain a copy of "FORGOTTEN PEACEKEEPERS"  "The story of the United states Constabulary in Germany" by JOHN CAPONE.  The ISBN # 978-0-578-02800-2.  A friend from the Constabulary wrote this book, I even made the acknowledgements, I did remember a little to help him, I was stationed in Sonthofen, Germany where the school was.  I was there at ripe old age of 16, I had entered the Ohio National Guard at the age of 15 and used my discharge to enter the regular service, with direct assignment to the US Constabulary in Europe.

At 5:23pm on July 27, 2013, Wayne Dixon said…

Col Voke, I was reading some of the comments.  I am sure the Constabulary Assn. would love any items you might have for their Museum.  I received a card yesterday from the National Commander,  I was in the US Constabulary in 49 until 1951.  We disband and sent to Combat units.

     Don Purrington, Constabulary National Commander

     11664 23rd Ave SW

      Burien, WA 98146-2503

      Ph  206-246-3654

At 4:52pm on July 27, 2013, Wayne Dixon said…

Col. Voke, as I remember 62-64 we had only one Mess by the main gate.  The  other they always told me was S4, Sqdn Hdg Was 1st floor of I Troop, I always was under the understanding.  That is where you went to when you left I troop to become Border Officer. I departed in June of 64 for the states.  Did you remember Lt Crittenden, where he went to.  I thought he was the officer that took our group down to Bad Tolz to train with the 10th Special Forces.  They made a lot of changes in Amberg, When I was there we did not have a bowling alley on the post.

At 9:26pm on July 20, 2013, Richard (Dick) S. Rees said…
I am sorry for so tardy with this Rich Griffitts fwas the K Troop CO as a 1LT. he followed CPT Daves and Rich retired as an MG, we all thought he would wear stars. His contact info is richgriffitts@tampabay.com. Cell 727 505-2016. I have enjoyed your recollections of the 3/2ACR and your time in Nurnberg. The next to the last Regt. CO that I had was Col. Frank B. Clay (Ret. as an MG) wanted me to be his Asst. S-1, I should have took him up on it. Col. Clay made the offer after I represented an M Troop E-1 who had been busted down from E-6, I prevailed against a very bright guy from Bowdoin College in Maine, in fact we had 3 Bowdoin Grads in the 3/2 ACR during my time. One of those Grads, Bill Hallaron sp? lead a patrol that was able to evade a Special Forces Team for a week or so....they never captured his patrol. Dick Rees former CPT Armor USAR

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