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Frank Joseph McCollough
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  • Mosinee, WI
  • United States

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
G co, H co, hq co how co
Where were you stationed?
Pond barracks - Fort Meade
What MOS or job description did you have?
1206 (armored unit CO)
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Border patrol (incluading aircraft) Grafenwohr, many diffferent jobs, CO of How co without artillery experience, 5 1/2 years with 3d Bn
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired in Wausau WI - 87 years old
Do you have a web site?
Phone number (Optional).
715 359 0965
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jim Merriman

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At 12:18am on April 17, 2013, Dennis K. Hansen said…
welcome to the base sir, although I see you have been here for awhile,I still wanted to take the opportunity to be sure and thankyou for your service to this country of ours. Its an honor to be in your company.. I was at Amberg 71-73 in Headquarters Troop, Squadron Maintenance as a turret mechanic. Looking forward to having you on the base... "Toujours Pret" Always Ready
At 6:14pm on March 20, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Here's hoping I get to toast many more!!

At 11:00am on March 11, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

You have me at a disadvantage, Frank. I don't recall saying that. 1952-55 would have been the 7th Army patch on the shoulder. Not sure if they were wearing the 2d Cavalry pocket patch (on fatigues) at the time.

The border patch I believe was after my time. I was there 1974-75.

At 8:02pm on March 7, 2013, Wayne Dixon said…


Send me your e-mail address to wedtx@aol.com, I'll send it to you it is a full page.  He looks like you described, tall thin and dark hair.  Could be the same one.  It is a photo of him and reberry plus a photo of the Squadron Staff.

At 6:45pm on March 7, 2013, Wayne Dixon said…


LTC Delaney took over from LTC Gerald V. Reberry in August 1962.  Reberry was CO from Aug61 - Aug 62.  I left the Sqd in June 64 and retired 1 Jan 69, after I returned to Germany for another tour from 67- Dec 68 and retired at Fort Hamilton.  Would you reconize Delaney, I have a photo of him I'll try to scan a copy of him and send it to you.

At 4:34pm on March 7, 2013, Wayne Dixon said…


I was in the third Squadron I Troop , Amber for two tours.  Not for sure if it is the same Delaney, but we had a Squadron Commander either in 62 or 63 the photo is in the 62-63 reunion book from the 2nd A/C.  I was there from 59-61 and 62-64.  Old G  co till they changed the units in 60 or 61 to troops.  It was LTC William M. Delaney.

At 9:23am on February 26, 2013, Andrew T. Hirsch said…

Yes I was in G co. at that time. I do remember Capt McCollough.Sargent Bill East from H co was my best frind.

Master Sgt. Jim Pope was my Platune leader,I remember Sargent Coutch

We were on minovers when a tank retver turnd over and killed severl, I think the ones name ws McDounald.

I have been trying to find some on at the same time i was there, You are thi first one to answer. Its been sixty years and it is hard to remember

Andrew T Hirsch

At 11:39pm on February 25, 2013, Shannon Ryan said…

Joe, I do not remember a place called Paradice in my time in Amberg, and M Company was the heavy tank company. There was also K Troop I Troop and L Troop and the rest of our support groups I am not sure when M company came to be, we had the M60A1's and the the line Troops had the Sheridans and when they fazed the Sheridan out of service everyone got the M60's. My time was from 1978 until 1980 I am sure the bier was still as good as it was from your time.

At 1:19pm on February 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Good to hear from you Frank. Glad you finally tracked us down. You have a lot of catching up to do!

At 10:06am on February 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Hi Frank,

My dad was up north of you in Bindlach with 1st Battalion from 1953 to 1955. He transferred out before the unit Gyroscoped to Ft. Meade and we stayed in Germany.

I saw your message about the Honorary Squadron. Andrew Hirsch was inducted just a few days after you on 16 April 1956. He joined G Company in September 1953, the same time my dad joined HHC, 1st Battalion.




This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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