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GERALD R JORDAN
  • 77, Male
  • Lansing, KS
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1 st - platoon
tank co. 3rd bn
2nd a/c regt
amberg germany
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
TANK GUNNER
What was your rank/title?
E-5 SP5

TANK GUNNER
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
Tell us a little about you now.
RETIRED FROM CHEMICAL MFG
Do you have a web site?
http://NO
Phone number (Optional).
816 476 2123
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
ANY ONE THAT KNEW ME

my email. jordan121539@ yahoo.com

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At 6:07pm on August 28, 2013, Harry Warner said…
Gerald,
Come join us over in the Oldtimers. There are several from your time.
At 11:26am on July 23, 2012, Arthur Emerson Coakley said…

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.

At 8:45pm on July 18, 2012, Sigmund Fertig said…

Hi Gerald, I was at Ft. Meade and Gyroed over in Feb. 58, was stationed in Bamberg and had a friend Joe Dixon in Amberg, did you possibly know Joe?

At 6:24pm on July 18, 2012, Harry Warner said…
Hello Gerald,
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.
Harry
At 2:30pm on July 18, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

I was just checkin' the track tension, honest. I was a tanker, too.


Yeah, from what I've been told I gather that statue was actually part of one of the buildings? Chipped the swastika out of the wreath after the war.

At 10:18am on July 18, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

After the 2d Cav left in 1991 Pond Barracks became an asylum of all things for two years. Now it is some kind of housing project.

Do you remember this statue? It was part of Pond Barracks from when the Nazis had it. One of the few things left.

At 2:15pm on July 17, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
At 1:50pm on July 17, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

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.

 
 
 

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