"It's hard to believe that it's been 45 years ago when I first did my first Patrol on the border. I was only 18 years old, it was winter time and very cold. We had the old o p trailers. And at night it was jet black across the border.…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
F Troop-2nd Squadron-3rd Platoon
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, Coburg, and Hof
What MOS or job description did you have?
11C20, Driver of F-39 Mortar Track, but mostly Border Patrol driver for Lt. Sommers.
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
JUN-1972 TO FEB-1975
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Well, what can I say, it was cold, no no, very cold, ha ha ha, oh yea. Trying to sleep inside of a cold m551 or APC.
Cooking your C-Rats, with the exhaust pipe, shaving with ice cold water, mud up to your knees, but it was great cause your Brother was always right next to you.
It was the best time of my life, and what a ride it was.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am a disabled veteran on a low budget.
I do enjoy the outdoors, cycling, music(Jimmy Buffett), fishing and Red Lobster(ha ha, hard to do on a HomeTown Buffet budget).
Lifetime Member; 2nd Cavalry Assn. and Together We Served.
Phone number (Optional).
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
It was the best time of my life, and I made a lot of lifetime Brothers, that I would like to see again.
(F)means found. (D)deceased (S) searching;
Robert Christopher Donnelly(S)
LT Robert Somers(S)
LT Phillip Linn(F)
and many more...
I have found 9, all thanks to the DragoonBase.
I am deeply sorry about the diagnosis Jesse. I have you on my prayer list and believe me Brother, I am a prayer warrior. I have a timer that beeps every half hour during the day and I have a list that your name just went on. My phone number is on my page and you need to talk, vent, whatever, you can call me 24/7. I mean that Brother. I'm always here.