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Gary L Rinker
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  • Tucson, AZ
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Shannon Ryan left a comment for Gary L Rinker
"Welcome back to the Cavalry Gary.  Have fun looking around you just might find some old friends or make some new ones."
May 6
Gary L Rinker left a comment for Lawrence R Crawford
"Hello, my name is Gary Rinker.  I was the A Troop Clerk for awhile between 1973 and 1976.  No bull shit, I don't remember you, but I'm sure I sent my morning reports to you many times and I'm sure we have talked often. …"
May 5
Dave Gettman left a comment for Gary L Rinker
"Welcome to Dragoon Base, Gary. I was C Trp 1974-75, so we probably crossed paths. If you ever run into a guy named Mike (Shaggy) Shusta in Tucson, kick him in the nuts and say it is from his friend "Twanger"."
May 5
Gary L Rinker left a comment for Rodney Daret Wilson
"Hello Rodney, my time at A trp 1/2nd ARC was a bit before yours.  I was a Radar Operator at camps Gates and Pittman from Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1976, with a few other job inbetween. I hope you are doing well.  Gary"
May 5
Gary L Rinker left a comment for EDWARD ADAMS
"Hello, my name is Gary Rinker.  I was in A Troop, 1st of the 2nd. from Dec. 1973 to Feb. 1976.  I was a Radar Operator at both Gates and Pittman.  I didn't know you, but it's still good to hear about people I still think of…"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
A Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Where were you stationed?
"The Rock", Christensen Barracks, Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
APC Driver, Radar Operator, Troop Clerk
What was your rank/title?
SGT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Dec. 1973 - Feb. 1976
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Some of the best times of my life. The men I served were some of the best I've ever met. I'm sure we all remember Graf and Reforger, as well as, camps Pitman and Gates.
Tell us a little about you now.
I'm retired, living in Tucson, AZ. I enjoy spending time with my son and his family.

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At 11:02am on May 6, 2018, Shannon Ryan said…

Welcome back to the Cavalry Gary.  Have fun looking around you just might find some old friends or make some new ones.

At 2:54pm on May 5, 2018, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, Gary. I was C Trp 1974-75, so we probably crossed paths.

If you ever run into a guy named Mike (Shaggy) Shusta in Tucson, kick him in the nuts and say it is from his friend "Twanger".

 
 
 

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