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Joseph H. Stegeman left a comment for Gary Freeland
"Hi Gary this Joseph Stegeman (STEGY) m88 operator. I roomed with Big D Macurdy, Philips, still working on hot rods and trucks. Remember you keeping my weapons in top working order thanks. Char latter. My last note didn't work See how this works"
Jan 14
George Martin left a comment for Gary Freeland
"Gary, do you remember Shadows first name, was it Robert, Roger or something else, 40 years palys with the memory."
Feb 29, 2016
George Martin left a comment for Gary Freeland
"I am now retired after 34 years working in NYS prisons as a Lt. I am now hunting,fly fishing, and trapping full time.I live in the Southern Adirondacks. Several weeks ago, I hooked up with Tom Dillard and went to the NRA OutdoorShow inPA.along with…"
Feb 26, 2016
George Martin left a comment for Gary Freeland
"Gary, I remember you, I was in 3rd Plt, with Withers,Jack Palmer, Tucker, Wright, etc, best years of my life."
Feb 25, 2016
Gary Freeland commented on Jose L Perez's group I TROOP, 3RD RECON SQD, 2ND ARMORED CAV.
"Yes I remember being set up when I first got to I Troop especially at the motor pool and trying to find tank parts... lol  Boy those were the days of being a new troop to the Company.."
Jan 22, 2016
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Sep 21, 2015
Dennis R Wright left a comment for Gary Freeland
"Gary, I seen you were in Amberg the same time I was there. I remember Tucker, he was from Georgia I think, Don was from Minot ND. Do you remember Wayne Damon, Robert Withers, their was a guy named Bush that was from around the same area Tucker was…"
Mar 17, 2013
Gary Freeland left a comment for Chris Williams
" Hey Chris I remember you very well.. Dave Lafevor and I were room mates and my tank was Bear Mobile.. I got out in Dec 74.. I've got a pic on my FB from back in the day and I'll try and put it on here.. I'm not the best at this…"
Oct 27, 2012
Gary Freeland commented on Jose L Perez's group I TROOP, 3RD RECON SQD, 2ND ARMORED CAV.
" Chris      Gary " Bear' Freeland here.. I was in I Troop from 1972 to 1974.. Don't know if you remember Dave La Fervor we were room mates.. Do you remember Don Hancock.. Yes I remember Capt Crumley and…"
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I TROOP, 3RD RECON SQD, 2ND ARMORED CAV.

This is the place for all the guys that were part of I Troop, 3rd Recon Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry. . Join and write whatever is in your mind, have questions, looking for old friends that where in I troop. !!! JOIN !!!See More
Aug 20, 2012
Gary Freeland left a comment for Garth McKinney
" Garth   Remember when Sgt. Smith tank broke down during war games and we had to take his broken M551 and fall back off and on during the whole event.. His (Smith's) tank slid into guard rail and knocked of front part of…"
Feb 12, 2012
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"I'm new to this and so so on the PC.. I'll try and post pic soon of back in the day.. Toujours Pret"
Feb 12, 2012
Harry Warner left a comment for Gary Freeland
"Welcome Gary, Come on over and join us in the Oldtimers. Lots going on and I'm sure you have enough gray hair to qualify."
Feb 8, 2012
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Gary Freeland
"Toujours Pret Gary Welcome home Trooper. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry…"
Feb 8, 2012
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Feb 8, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I Troop 1972-74.. Got out but came back in in 77-78 M Company.. Tanker in the field and in charge of Arms Room in Amberg..
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tanker
What was your rank/title?
E-5 Sp5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1972-1974, 1977-78
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Enjoyed being in Germany and pulling border duty.. All the friends I made and the German people..
Tell us a little about you now.
I'll be 60 years old this coming April and have been disabled for 11 tears now.. I'm married and have one son.. I keep in touch with alot of old buds and always support anything that has to do with the Military.. If I was younger I'd do it all over again..
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Donn Hancock, Dave Lafevor, Jimmy Tucker, Garth McKenney. Chris.

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At 4:58pm on January 14, 2017, Joseph H. Stegeman said…
Hi Gary this Joseph Stegeman (STEGY) m88 operator. I roomed with Big D Macurdy, Philips, still working on hot rods and trucks. Remember you keeping my weapons in top working order thanks. Char latter. My last note didn't work
See how this works
At 8:11pm on February 29, 2016, George Martin said…

Gary, do you remember Shadows first name, was it Robert, Roger or something else, 40 years palys with the memory.

At 6:14am on February 26, 2016, George Martin said…

I am now retired after 34 years working in NYS prisons as a Lt. I am now hunting,fly fishing, and trapping full time.I live in the Southern Adirondacks. Several weeks ago, I hooked up with Tom Dillard and went to the NRA OutdoorShow inPA.along with anothervet friend whoservedin heavy tanks near Frankfurt. Many years ago, I went to visit Jack Palmer, at West Point. He was there for a while teaching armor tactics to cadets.The last time I saw him was in the 80's and hewas living in Lindenhurst, NY. Haven'tseen him since., how about you.

At 6:55am on February 25, 2016, George Martin said…

Gary, I remember you, I was in 3rd Plt, with Withers,Jack Palmer, Tucker, Wright, etc, best years of my life.

At 3:51pm on September 21, 2015, GATES, JOHN P said…

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.

At 6:20pm on March 17, 2013, Dennis R Wright said…

Gary, I seen you were in Amberg the same time I was there. I remember Tucker, he was from Georgia I think, Don was from Minot ND. Do you remember Wayne Damon, Robert Withers, their was a guy named Bush that was from around the same area Tucker was from. I was in the 3rd plt and lived on the third floor. Also looking for a SSG named McKnight

At 7:27am on February 8, 2012, Harry Warner said…
Welcome Gary,
Come on over and join us in the Oldtimers. Lots going on and I'm sure you have enough gray hair to qualify.
At 12:05am on February 8, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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