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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HQ F-troop
Where were you stationed?
bamberg germany
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Been trying to get in touch with a James Wright he did send me a message but my computer went down. If you happen to get this message please give me shout out my number is 1-347-562-4535 would be great to talk with you.

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Bamburg Germany

I was on the east and west German border I was radar operator. Dose anyone remember hearing about an incident of a civilian being shot to death on the border or about a weapon being pointed at a Sargent Smith around October 1971. what it was it was me trying to return fire at the other solider on the other side of the fence, the Sargent jumped in front of my weapon that is how it really happened. Please if anyone can remember hearing or seeing anything please I can be reached at 13475624535…


Posted on August 16, 2016 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

eric kafader

in October 1971 there was a shooting towards the evening, on the east and west German border. Does anyone remember seeing or hearing anything about the incident on that day, it would mean a lot. 

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 7:35pm

new member

I wanted to thank you for letting me become a member of this site. I am new to the computer do not know a lot,still learning. My wife know a little more then me. It would be nice to maybe hook up with any one who remembers me from the old days, feeling kind of lost.Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter God Bless you all. 

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:09pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:47pm on July 1, 2015, James Wright said…

Hey, Eric. I remember you. I was in HHT from Dec '70 til Apr '72. I was in ground surveillance and on the border until May '71. SSGT Archie was our NCO. I can't remember the other guy that came in about the same time as you. I just know that after you got there, I never went back to the border and ended up driving for the CO. That seems like a long time ago, but sometimes the memories come back easily.  

At 7:11pm on March 31, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Hey Eric,

Do you know a guy named Jesse Kelley, was in F Troop 1972-75? He's got a pretty good video on here that he put together for guys from F Troop back then. It's on the main page in the video section.

At 7:06pm on March 31, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

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Welcome to Dragoon Base, Eric

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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



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