"Glad I seen this, I love to know more about this, and to be a part of this...I joined the army in July 1957 ,
Took boot at fort mead, ,,, tank gunnery. Fort Stewart Georgia,,back to mead. Gyro. To Germany feb8 1958 to Germany
thanks for replying and the info about bowen- maybe i can run across sometinng.
I LEFT GERMANY IN MAY 1960 AND WAS PROCESS OUT AT FORT DIX , NJ SAME MONTH. I HAD ONE YEAR RESERVE TIME- ONLY SPENT 2- WEEKS AT CAMP…"
"William R.Bowen from Manchester,Ga.The last I heard from him,he was living in Houston,Tx.
How long were you in Amberg after all the US'S (Draft)left.I caught two more years in the active reseerves after I got out.Went to a tank company of…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1 st - platoon
tank co. 3rd bn
2nd a/c regt
Where were you stationed?
FT MEADE,MD fort stewart,georgia
POND BARRACKS AMBERG, GERMANY
What MOS or job description did you have?
M48- TANK CREW MEMBER loader- driver then
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
JULY 1957 - MAY 1960
Tell us a little about your cav days.
MY PLATOON SARGENT AND MY TC WAS MASTER sargent JOHN BONETTO
HE WAS THE MAN
many thanks to him and colonel r.g. ciccolella
for adding me to the
honorary squadron second united states dragoons
page 23 22may 1959
William R.Bowen from Manchester,Ga.The last I heard from him,he was living in Houston,Tx.
How long were you in Amberg after all the US'S (Draft)left.I caught two more years in the active reseerves after I got out.Went to a tank company of Baltimore Police Officers with drills every monday and one week-end each month.Had to leave that bunch and went to the Maryland National Guard and Pres.Ike gave me another year.Had to serve three active duty years.Alot of mondays,week ends and summer camps.
You certainly among the older Oldtimers here. Why not join us over in the Oldtimers? Surprisingly, there are more from your time in Germany. You beat me by a couple years. I got there in '62, left '64. Lotta good folks over here. Look forward to seeing you.
Welcome to Dragoon Base, Gerald. You're a prime candidate for our Old Timer's group. Not many guys here from the Gyroscope era, but there are a few if you look hard.
My dad was in 1st Battalion up in Bindlach 1953-55. I was there 1974-75. Got to tour Amberg last July with a friend who was stationed there at Pond Barracks. Not much left but the mess hall and a couple of the barracks.