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Looking for Robert Maggi

Looking for a distant cousin, Robert Maggi. He may have served in Bamberg from 1969-71. Did anyone up there remember  him, I was in Amberg during that time and just found out about him.Continue

Started Oct 17, 2016

Cold War Medal
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There is now a bill before congress that would authorize a Cold War Medal, for those who served two years during the Cold War. It is known as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman Jul 8.

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Dave Gettman replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"Hazardous duty pay would have been nice though. You were taking your life in your own hands walking into some of those bars in Bayreuth."
Jul 8
Gerald King replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"We don't need no stinking medals!"
Jul 8
Eric L. Kafader replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
" I think that should have gave us when we ETS out if I can help let me know"
Jun 20
Michael Wayne Roberts replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"Maybe this SHOULD be brought to the attention of our NEW President  MR Trump  ! "
Apr 14
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Looking for Robert Maggi

Looking for a distant cousin, Robert Maggi. He may have served in Bamberg from 1969-71. Did anyone up there remember  him, I was in Amberg during that time and just found out about him.See More
Oct 17, 2016
George Martin left a comment for Dennis K. Hansen
"Gerry Wivoda is a member of Dragoon Base he served with me in I Troop"
Sep 29, 2016
George Martin left a comment for Richard Frehs
"Richard, I was in I troop, third platoon, 1971-1973, your name sounds familiar to me"
Sep 29, 2016
George Martin left a comment for gerald wivoda
"Gerry, just found you, how you been? "
Sep 29, 2016
Bob Kern replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"In Indiana I got the disable license plate but had to have a disability rating of 60% or higher (mine is 80%) and at least 50% of the disability had to be related to lower extremity disabilities.  I can get the hunting and fishing license and…"
Aug 25, 2016
Dave Gettman replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"Thanks for all you are doing for the Cold War vet, Bob. Here in Washington State they have some pretty good benefits for disabled vets. A few that I have been able to take advantage of due to my Cold War PTSD rating are: Vastly reduced property…"
Aug 25, 2016
Bob Kern replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"I am working with Congressman Todd Young and his staff to arrange a meeting with the chairman of the Veterans Affairs committee and a chance to testify in front of them about this next year.  I am using the first three books in my book series…"
Aug 24, 2016
Bruce Gomez replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"I hope your VA Hospital is better than the one here in Oklahoma City."
Aug 13, 2016
Dave Gettman replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"Thankfully all my medical/dental is covered by the VA."
Aug 13, 2016
Bruce Gomez replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"You just have to put a smile on your face and keep chugging along. No need to get down when there are so many flag burners out there to help support.      I heard today medical insurance is going up an average of 8% this next year…"
Aug 13, 2016
Dave Gettman replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"Wow, Bruce, I had no idea! Never heard of such a BS trick."
Aug 11, 2016
George Martin replied to George Martin's discussion Cold War Medal
"In NYS, we are allowed to buy up to three years of military time towards retirement, also NY repeled tbe 50%offset in the ninties. I retired with 32 years ang get SSN . That should be the rule for everyone, but states are greedy."
Aug 11, 2016

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
I Troop, 3 Sqdn, 2nd ACR,
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E20T Sheridan Tank Commander, 3rd Platoon
What was your rank/title?
E-5 Spec 5/ Acting Sergeant
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1971-1973
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Could not have had a better experience than I did at Pond Barracks. Especially for our CO Cpt. Downy?, who encourage those troops with cars to visit other countries and travel. I loved
Camp Rotz and the border, lunch with the enemy?, German food, good friends, ski school, language school, and photo school on the Army's dime.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired as a Lieutenant from NYS Corrections with 34 years, now I hunt, fly fish, and trap.Eight grandchildren, and living in the Adirondacks.Three boys and two girls, all family events at our house or camp further North.
Do you have a web site?
http://gmm522@Aol.co
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Gerry Ferarro, Tom Dillard and his wife, Tony Lima, Jack Palmer, Robert Blackwell, ??? Shadow

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At 6:47pm on March 2, 2016, James Corbat said…

Do you talk to anybody else from our unit?

At 9:46am on March 2, 2016, James Corbat said…

I'm doing great. Retired 6 years ago and am enjoying life with my wife of 42 yes and 9 grandkids. What have you been up to?

At 8:35am on February 27, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

Done deal, George. Thanks.

At 7:56am on February 27, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

If you can send me the link I can attach it for you.

At 9:14am on February 17, 2016, Ivan Stýblo said…

Hi George,

I served 1968-1970 with a recon batallion in Cheb (Eger) as a radio operator. My fellow warriors and me spent most time operating a monitor station nr. Libá, close to the border line. Our station was quite a simple camp consisting of a radio truck and a caravan with four bunks. We milked the radio communication of your guys as far as from Grafenwöhr-Vilseck training area but regularly that of 2nd ACR who patrolled along the border line. From their reports we learned many interesting things, e.g. what our PS were doing on duty. There activities were sometimes out of rule so we must have kept those reports secret. We were also wondering why ACR patrols appointed an assembly point, upon completing the patrol mission, by the church in Hohenberg a. Eger quite often. Were they so religious ? The explanation came soon. There was a clearcut near our station from which we had a good view over Hohenberg. So we took binoculars and watched to see if some Jeeps appeared by the church. After a while we could see some, moreover we found out there was a pub opposite the church. 

Best regards

Ivan Styblo

At 7:03am on January 22, 2016, Robert E Harrell said…

Thanks for posting those great pics...operations looks different that I rember...course that was in '76...

At 12:54pm on January 16, 2016, Robert J Withers said…

 Not sure but I think shadow was from Grantsville Wisconsin. Do you remember richard guest,rex stewart,james corbett,david bush,Raymond benton,corky john dyer,Hethington and  Paul Gokee ? I have pictures of the border camps and op shacks and Pond barracks and a few pictures of the guys.will try and send!

At 8:40pm on January 13, 2016, Robert J Withers said…

Hey George remember the Jeep  on the mountain on border duty in the snow? 

At 10:05pm on February 22, 2015, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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