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Started this discussion. Last reply by terry strong Oct 21, 2014.

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Bill Hembree left a comment for Gary L Parkinson
"Seems as though everyone is winding down. Not much activity on this site anymore. Hope your in good health."
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terry strong replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"They never stood yards from a warsaw pact soldier facing you with an AK-47. Maybe I was just a weekend warrior I guess"
Oct 21, 2014
Dave Gettman replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"Thanks Dennis. I think about it A LOT!"
Oct 15, 2014
Dennis B. Swaney replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
Oct 15, 2014
Dave Gettman replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"My pleasure, Max."
Oct 13, 2014
howard maxwell tritt replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"Thanks Dave."
Oct 13, 2014
Dave Gettman replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"The wrist got me in the door at the VA. Started out with 10% in 1976, and after a few surgeries and having my wrist fused, I got 30%. In 2002 my psych counselor convinced me to put in for a PTSD claim after talking to him about an explosion I was in…"
Oct 9, 2014
Troy Wilson, D.D. replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"I am glad to hear that you were properly treated Dave.  Though, I know many others that were not as fortunate with the PTSD claims.  Without a designator at screening by the VA, ie.. purple heart, CIB, CAB, or other medal or ribbon…"
Oct 9, 2014
Dave Gettman replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"Well, I did get a 70% disability rating for PTSD and 30% for loosing my right wrist from my border duty."
Oct 9, 2014
Troy Wilson, D.D. replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"I signed the petition.  Actually, I have felt for quite some time that we all qualified for the Army's Combat Action Badge (CAB). The Border duty basically fills the requirements.  It's just not retro-active.  But there are…"
Oct 9, 2014
Dave Gettman replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all border cav troops
"Done, Brother. To tell you the truth, I hadn't even noticed until you said something. Gettin' old!"
Oct 8, 2014
howard maxwell tritt replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all boarder cav troop
"Will someone please correct the spelling or take this down!"
Oct 6, 2014
Frank L Moseley replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all boarder cav troop
"I signed a couple of days ago"
Sep 30, 2014
Dave Gettman replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all boarder cav troop
"I've got some friends spreading the word on Facebook. 10 more signatures!"
Sep 30, 2014
Gary L Parkinson replied to Gary L Parkinson's discussion for all boarder cav troop
"thanks I am thing to get the word out to as many as I can was hoping this page would help"
Sep 30, 2014
Dennis K. Hansen left a comment for Gary L Parkinson
"signed it Gary,thanks for the link."Toujours Pret""
Sep 30, 2014

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
E Troop
Where were you stationed?
Bamburg
What MOS or job description did you have?
19E30 TC 1st plt 19K30 1st plt then 19K40 plt Sgt 2nd plt
What was your rank/title?
E6/SSG then E7/Sfc
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1984-1987
Tell us a little about you now.
Army Ret

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At 11:08pm on February 19, 2019, Bill Hembree said…

Seems as though everyone is winding down. Not much activity on this site anymore. Hope your in good health.

At 1:07pm on September 30, 2014, Dennis K. Hansen said…

signed it Gary,thanks for the link."Toujours Pret"

At 11:09pm on May 21, 2013, David Zawicki said…

Gary, looking at your profile, I see you go to E Troop in 1984, I was already at Camp Hof by then, but I am sure we have had some interaction there as I was there until Nov 1985.

 

At 7:21pm on May 21, 2013, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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