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General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
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  Apparantly, the new CJCS Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was stationed or assigned to the 1/2 ACR sometime around 1975, or after.   He graduated from West Point in 74. He was the S-1, OIC.   Has anyone…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian M. West Jan 4, 2013.

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Brian M. West replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"I worked for Gen Dempsey when he was Bandit-6 (4-67AR). I gave him a 1/2ACR coin that I had from the Regiment. The Guy loved his scout platoon for sure. He told me that he started his carrier in C Troop. Happy to see him in the position he is in…"
Jan 4, 2013
Frank McCarthy left a comment for Hagen Wirkner
"  It is sad Camp Gates was demolished. I had many good memories of the  times I was there. I was hoping to visit in the near future."
Dec 19, 2012
Mike Machak replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"I remember when he took command of 4-67 Armor he had us set up a fest hall table in the center of the TOC with a long piece of butcher paper on it. All the staff guys would be able to sit around the table and he would draw a time line down the…"
Dec 14, 2012
Robert Morton replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"I served with 2Lt Martin Dempsey his first year out of west point, I was his PSG 1975-76., we were in 1St Plt B Troop. He was contagiously energetic and enthusiastic with a positive attitude without being the typical butter bar wizard. He had a good…"
Dec 13, 2012
Mike Machak replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"General Dempsey and his wife Deanie were honored guests at my wedding in 1992. At the time he was my battalion commander (4-67 Armor) in Friedberg Germany. I served on his staff as Intel Sergeant and knew from the fist day I met him that he would…"
Nov 23, 2012
Frank McCarthy commented on Freddie Jett's blog post 1st Squadron
"I was in D co may 75 thru May 77. "
Oct 22, 2012
Frank McCarthy commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Thanks for the info Freddie."
Oct 22, 2012
Frank McCarthy commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Anyone know how 1SGT Marvin Williams is doing?  He was the Top, D Co, 1976/77, Chrstensen barracks.  Probably was the CSM somewhere soon after.   "
Oct 18, 2012
Frank McCarthy commented on Warren C. Wagner's photo
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1SG Marvin Williams & PFC DeVore

"Warren, excellent pictures. It was a pleasure to serve in that unit. So many great guys.   Top Williams was full of charisma and an excellent leader. He was the finest soldier I ever met. I hope he is doing well. Toujours Pret!"
Oct 17, 2012
Frank McCarthy left a comment for Barbara J. MacMillan (Steere)
"Hi Barbara,  I would love to get involved with the Texas chapter. Toujours Pret! Frank"
Apr 8, 2012
Frank McCarthy left a comment for Thom Sudol
"Hi Thom,Welcome back to the Cav. Toujours Pret!"
Mar 19, 2012
Frank McCarthy replied to Marc Jones's discussion Second Cavalry Rings
"This is nice!"
Feb 13, 2012
Frank Graham replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"Richard, Your memory is good!  Nic Krawciw was indeed the Sqdn Co and Bill Crouch the XO.  I think I remember you as well - I was the Sqdn S4 at the time but my driver was always in trouble so I'm bound to have visited you at the…"
Jan 9, 2012
Richard W, Houselog replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"I never actually worked "for" GEN Dempsey, but I  many occasions of working "with" him while he was the Sqnd S-1/Adj and I was the Operations SGT of the Bayreuth MP Station.  What I remember most about him that he was a…"
Jan 8, 2012
Frank McCarthy replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"Thanks for the info Frank.  I was in D Co may 75 thru 78. "
Jan 7, 2012
Frank Graham replied to Frank McCarthy's discussion General Dempsey, S-1, at 1/2 ACR, later 70s
"His first assignment was as a platoon leader - in C Troop as I recall, got there in late '74.  He doesn't look much different now than he did then.  I remember him as very baby faced but very sharp - gotta lov the Cav for a…"
Jan 6, 2012

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
D co
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E Tanks
What was your rank/title?
Sgt
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1975 to 1978
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Tons of adventure and fun.
Tell us a little about you now.
Doing well and happy
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Charles Castro, CPT Wagner, so many so long ago

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At 10:49am on April 9, 2017, John Amond Dodge said…

Danke' Frank.

At 2:55pm on November 29, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday Frank!

At 8:49am on August 24, 2013, Luis Rodriguez said…

SGT.McCarthy where you the one that listen to BLUE OYSTER CULT Godzilla?

At 6:09pm on November 29, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 2:53pm on November 29, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Frank,hope you have a great day and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 8:41pm on October 29, 2010, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…
Frank,Vilseck is near Grafenwohr.In my time both were training posts.In 69-71 you went to Graf for TCQC ,Vilseck was a supply post.It had food for the barracks that were near for the mess halls,appliances,got my refrigerator from there for our apartment .Took my drivers test there for jeep and truck.Vilseck is where the 2nd Strykers are at .Most of them are in the Gulf now.
At 12:50pm on April 10, 2010, Christopher Bojorquez said…
Hi Frank, I enjoyed myself also, what made it the most memorable was, it was my first duty station so everything I learned stuck like glue.
Santa Maria is a very nice place, it's close to everything to enjoy in California.
At 9:25pm on March 22, 2010, Richard B WhiteEyes said…
hey frank its cool to be able to go to sturgis motor cycle rally and not have to drive so far to get there plus riding through the black hills to get there is awsome I used to ride dirt bikes also but kinda got to wild had to get a harley and tone it down. should be the other way around. im more cautious now then when i was riding dirt bikes.
At 3:54am on February 28, 2010, Richard B WhiteEyes said…
thanks for the comment.i had a good time on the rock
At 9:05am on February 8, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
WOOOOOPS! Well, I guess there is always next year!
 
 
 

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