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GATES, JOHN P
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  • Painesville, OH
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GATES, JOHN P left a comment for bill rafferty
"Bill, sounds like your starting your retirement off right!  Good times. I golf 2, 3 times a week and I'm very happy if I break 100."
May 3
bill rafferty left a comment for GATES, JOHN P
"Now in fla.wicked pissa weather!!! Gotta get used to being retired."
Apr 19
GATES, JOHN P left a comment for bill rafferty
"Congratulations Bill!  Have a great time in FLA and in your retirement."
Apr 18
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"jgates@shafferdistributing.com"
Feb 2
GATES, JOHN P left a comment for sean mccarthy
"Lil John (Gates) from second platoon says hi."
Sep 21, 2015
GATES, JOHN P left a comment for Gary Freeland
"Gary, Little John (Gates) from second platoon.  I remember you.  Seeing names from the past sure brings back the memories.  I think I remember Hancock and Lafevor also. Stay well."
Sep 21, 2015
Dave Gettman left a comment for GATES, JOHN P
"Happy Birthday John, and welcome to Dragoon Base!"
Sep 21, 2015
GATES, JOHN P is now a member of Dragoon Base
Sep 21, 2015

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd Squadron, I troop, 2nd platoon
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Recon scout, loader, driver, gunner
What was your rank/title?
E4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
71 to 74
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Loved Germany. Enjoyed the time spent on the border.
Tell us a little about you now.
Work for a vending company. Three adult kids, two married, no grandkids. Love to golf.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Richard

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At 10:57am on April 19, 2017, bill rafferty said…

Now in fla.wicked pissa weather!!! Gotta get used to being retired.

At 10:39am on April 18, 2017, bill rafferty said…

Just retired4/8/17.Going to ft myers,fal. for a week today.No golf clubs but have a fishing trip chartere for friday

At 1:30pm on September 21, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

Happy Birthday John, and welcome to Dragoon Base!

 
 
 

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