"Appreicate that Gerald, as time passes by we forget names etc, but it does seem like capt. barnes name was James, he was a really good guy, I wasn't around to long after he got to the Rock, I remember coming back from Hoenfels in May of 1970,…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HQs, 2d ACR. Worked in the S-2 with Cpt Barnes, Cpt Smyth, LTC Holcomb, SFC McKillips.
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
05G4HH6 - ASA/Sigsec Advisor to the 2d ACR
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Spent a lot of time travelling to the border camps and working with the various elements of the 2nd ACR. Worked in the S2 and worked closely with Maj Seiler (commo) to advise and assist on improving the Signal Security posture of the 2d ACR.
Appreicate that Gerald, as time passes by we forget names etc, but it does seem like capt. barnes name was James, he was a really good guy, I wasn't around to long after he got to the Rock, I remember coming back from Hoenfels in May of 1970, he needed to go back to the Rock for something and I was going to drive him back, Well I didn't have but about 30days left and we had about another week or so at hoenfels. SFC wheaton was our Section leader and I told him I was going to stay at the Rock and go ahead and start clearing post. he said NO, you'll have plenty of time for that when you get back...Well I told CPT Barnes what he said and told me if I wanted to go ahead and start clearing the post that would be alright with him, I told him SFC wheaton wasn't going to like that, and he laughed, let him get mad, who outranks who.ha so I went ahead and started clearing post and when SFC wheaton got back, he said Robi why did'nt you come back, I told him I had orders to clear post, and he shook his head with a smile, . I was very lucky to be around such a GREAT BUNCH OF MEN ! WOW
Gerald, I sure wish I had more information about him, I remember he was a young man, ( guessing around 25 or so at the time ) and just got promoted to captain when he was assigned to the S-2 Section at the Rock, I wish I had gotten more information from people than I did, I do still stay in contact with one of my buddy's of over 40 years ago. Have you stayed in contact with any of them over the years ?.anyhow been good talking to you.Toujours Pret