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GREGORY J. NELSON
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  • New Glarus, WI
  • United States
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GREGORY J. NELSON replied to roger "pj" bratland's discussion Beret Ovals and other
"Thanks for the info.  Ordered 1 each of two different designs.     Yes he does."
Aug 26, 2017
David Snow left a comment for GREGORY J. NELSON
"Hi Greg, it's been awhile do you remember the picture you were going to send? "
Jan 5, 2014
GREGORY J. NELSON replied to Eric Larson's discussion Black Berets - When did they come and when did they go?
"Hell yes.  Still have mine.  Carried it to many other units until I retired.  It set us (yes 11th CAV also) apart from the rest.  Back in the 70's we actually had a job to do.   Many long hours  on border…"
Dec 30, 2011
GREGORY J. NELSON replied to Steve McKee's discussion Border Tabs
"Steve, looking for 1 dress and 1 OD if they are still available. Let me know at gjnelson@tds.net. Thanks Greg."
Nov 7, 2010
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For those who remember or want to share with others who also served at Pond barracks. Pleasepost lotsof pics. We love them.
Sep 16, 2009
GREGORY J. NELSON left a comment for Charles Damon
"Sorry for not responding sooner. Busy time on the farm with horses and things. Not sure who ended up with the plaque. Left Amberg in July of 77, went to Ft Stewart, GA. August in south east GA sucks, hot and humid. Luckly during the summer of 78 we…"
Jun 9, 2009
David Snow left a comment for GREGORY J. NELSON
"Can you scan and send or copy and mail that picture to me for my scrap book., the cearer the better. I want to go back to that time once in a while. At least we knew what was going on in the Pond."
Jun 6, 2009
David Snow left a comment for GREGORY J. NELSON
"Oh my God! Long time buddy, my e-mail csasno@aol.com."
Jun 6, 2009
GREGORY J. NELSON left a comment for Charles Damon
"Hey old roomy, have picture for you."
May 25, 2009
GREGORY J. NELSON left a comment for David Snow
"Dave, have picture for you. Will try no sent it."
May 25, 2009
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May 25, 2009
GREGORY J. NELSON replied to J.W. CUNINGHAM JR.'s discussion Amberg McDonald Pins
"Hello old room mate. There wasn't one in 77 when I left, but close to the Nurnberg bahnhof there was one. Not far from the WALL."
May 24, 2009
Jesse Kelley left a comment for GREGORY J. NELSON
"Toujours Pret Gregory, Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History. Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site…"
Mar 25, 2009
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Mar 25, 2009

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
S3, HHT 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
POND BARRACKS
AMBERG, FRG
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E
What was your rank/title?
SP5/SGT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1974 TO 1977
Tell us a little about your cav days.
EVERY DAY WAS A NEW ADVENTURE, SOME GOOD, VERY
FEW BAD. WAS DRAFTSMAN, M577 DRIVER, RTO IN THE S3 SECTION. HHT TRAINING NCO, NBC ROOM. HHT CO'S DRIVER.
Tell us a little about you now.
RETIRED FROM THE ARMY AS AN E7. TRUCK MECHANIC
IN MADISON, WI WITH RYDER TRUCK RENTAL. HAVE A SMALL FARMET WITH DOG(S), CATS AND HORSES. NEVER MARRIED, NO KIDS.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
KIM GRACE, CHARLES DAMON, KIM CZARAPATA, TOM SMITH

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At 5:46pm on January 5, 2014, David Snow said…

Hi Greg, it's been awhile do you remember the picture you were going to send? 

At 8:25am on June 6, 2009, David Snow said…
Can you scan and send or copy and mail that picture to me for my scrap book., the cearer the better. I want to go back to that time once in a while. At least we knew what was going on in the Pond.
At 8:07am on June 6, 2009, David Snow said…
Oh my God! Long time buddy, my e-mail csasno@aol.com.
 
 
 

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