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  • Battle Mountain, NV
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
3rd 2nd Armoured Calvary Regiment, K Troop
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barricks
What MOS or job description did you have?
11 ECHO
What was your rank/title?
E5 Tank Commander
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1973
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Just one of the guys, Wish in so many ways that I had spent my time in the military to better ends.
Tell us a little about you now.
Married for 27 years to the love of my life, Work as a lead mechanic for one of the large gold mines in Northern Nevada, Collect firearms as the wife has her Federal Firearms License. I feel as if I havelived some what of a charmed life. This is very good for the sole to see names and faces that have been lost to me.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Butch, Talbert, Gow. CJ

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At 8:10am on November 20, 2015, Oliver Talbert said…
Hey Jerry, been a long time again since anybody's heard from you. Hope you, Mike and your family's are all doing ok. Drop me or Butch a line sometime so we know you're ok. Hoping to retire in two yrs and do some traveling then in which case I'll be passing thru you're neck of the world. Take care buddy, have a great Thanksgiving and tell Mike hi for me.
At 9:32am on April 19, 2013, Oliver Talbert said…
remember Himi, Robert Hildner from Detroit City? He's doing fine and still living outside of Detroit in a suburb called Berkley. I gave him the 2nd ACR website info and he's definitely interested in coming to the reunion. His cell is 248-797-8438.
At 11:40pm on April 11, 2013, Butch Page said…

 Whats up guy? Trying to get a hold of you. Butch

At 9:44pm on November 6, 2011, Butch Page said…
Hey Jerry haven't heard from you lately, ya ok? Don't want to lose track of ya again. Butch
At 2:10pm on August 21, 2011, Butch Page said…
Hello Jerry, tryed to call CJ, spoke with his wife he hasn't return my call yet. Went to a meeting last night, the first of its kind, Grass roots, LibertyLoyalists.com in Adrian Missouri. You were right I'm not afraid of conflict. Missourians are getting concerned how Washington is acting. We know someday we are going to have to stand our ground or lose the nation. Its sad but true. Our Veterans are marching on the Missouri State Capital Sept 14th. They Elitist political nuckle heads aren't listening. Give me a call.
At 11:06am on August 17, 2011, Butch Page said…
Hey Jerry, must be working hard? Haven't called CJ's number yet. Been spending alot of time with the granddaughters. Two of them that live near by are starting school, so we have been doing stuff with them. Go to my pro-file and get my phone number and give me a call. Butch
At 2:29pm on August 3, 2011, Danny Wright said…

Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Thanks for checking out my site. We have a unique business model in that we are 35 or so independent contractors partnered together to share the expenses of the lot and we own our own cars. That helps the customers by letting them talk to the owner instead of some salesman that is trying to make a living off commission waiting on them and then getting with a sales manager to get any information at all. Sincee we only have to feed ourselves and not a hundred employees it is cheaper for the buyer and we can make a good living providing a great service. I love it and the customers do too. I sell cars all over the United States and have sold them in Germany, Iceland, and Italy. I love it. When we were in Germany, I would have never envisioned selling cars for a living.  I don't remember the "Grey Ghost", but I have rolled a Jeep or two and a couple of snowmobiles in Nevada and Utah!!! Mike Gibson just got back from the Berg and he visited Schwarzenfeld and went to the location where the apartment was. He took some pics too. If you get to Memphis, look me up would love to see you guys and meet your wife. I know she is a saint. Thanks for being a great friend to me in the Berg. I wouldn't have made it without you!

 

At 6:08pm on July 25, 2011, Danny Wright said…

If I jacked up a Captain, I'm sure he had it coming!!  I don't remember the incident, but it doesn't seem to far out of character for me. I heard that they tore that house down after we left. Too bad, I had some great times there. I don't remember the E-6's name , but I do remember several guys got killed including an entire crew at Graf when a Sheridan pulled off the firing line and fired point blank into the Sheridan next to it. It was pretty bad. Those are dangerous jobs but I had a lot of fun there. I'm still in Memphis, Tn. and I've been in the Car business since 1979. Call me at 901-240-8738 and we will catch up some time. I'd love to talk to you. I saw Jim Little in Vegas a couple of years ago. You never know when I might be in your lovely State! I like Tahoe too!

At 1:19pm on July 25, 2011, Butch Page said…
Jerry do you remember meeting up in Chicago at the airport? We were headed overseas and the airline was on strike. Had a hard time making connecting flights.I also remember you bought my beret. I payed you at the airport but you didn't want to take any money, always remembered that. We also got good at the dapp. Almost caused a fight in front of the mess hall with our special dapp. Your bro Butch 
At 2:01am on July 25, 2011, Danny Wright said…

Well, I don't know about Hoenfelds. I spent a lot of time in tents waiting on tracks or parts.  We shared a house off post that was behind the Gasthaus in Eglsee. We also spent some wild nights in Schwarzenfeld. I do love Thin Lizzie. I have some good old Bahnhof pictures of me you and Himi Hildner. Come on Old timer you can remember!!!!!

 

 
 
 

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