Dragoon Base

Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.

Jack Griffith
  • Male
  • Berkeley, CA
  • United States
Share

Jack Griffith's Friends

  • Wayne Dixon

Jack Griffith's Groups

Gifts Received

Gift

Jack Griffith has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Jack Griffith's Page

Latest Activity

Jack Griffith joined Harry Warner's group
Thumbnail

Oldtimers

Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Mar 14, 2012
Jack Griffith posted photos
Mar 14, 2012
Sigmund Fertig left a comment for Jack Griffith
"Jack, my name is Sig Fertig, stationed in Bamberg 58/60, CW Operator on an ANGRC 19, went to CW school in Nuremberg in 58 and now live in So. Cal. Was in Howitzer Company 2nd Battalion. Spent time at coburg on the border and lots of time at Graf.And…"
Mar 10, 2012
Jack Griffith replied to Robert Burns Wadley's discussion CW Radio Operators in the 2 A/C
"I was trained as as CW operator at Merrell Barracks in 1960 and became one of the operators in "L" Troop, 3rd Recon, 2nd Cav. in Amberg. I only used CW at Camp Gates and in the Commo PC while on maneuvers. Check my site and you'll…"
Mar 9, 2012
Wayne Dixon left a comment for Jack Griffith
"Jack, the photo bring back a lot of memories from years gone by.  The look good.  I have some over on my page not to many in color, I am redoing all my photos on my computer.  My computer crashed but have a new one now, so have to…"
Feb 19, 2012
howard maxwell tritt commented on Jack Griffith's photo
Thumbnail

JacG016 15

"Jack these photos are priceless.  Did you have them "re-done"?  The color seems enhanced.  "
Feb 17, 2012
Jack Griffith updated their profile
Feb 17, 2012
Shannon Ryan commented on Jack Griffith's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_2519

"What a great stein,Very nice pictures Jack, that is a very nice camera you have. I served witm Mco from 1978 until 1980 glad you posted the pictures"
Feb 16, 2012
Jack Griffith posted photos
Feb 16, 2012
Thomas Blaszkiewicz left a comment for Jack Griffith
"Jack,You sure got some good clear pictures from awhile before I got there.I was in Amberg 69-71.Great shots of the areas and the swimbad."
Feb 16, 2012
Wayne Dixon left a comment for Jack Griffith
"JACK, your name still rings a bell with me, you still might know some of the men from I Troop, who was the CO in L troop.. I am going to have to dig up photos and see if you might reconize some of my troop."
Feb 15, 2012
Wayne Dixon left a comment for Jack Griffith
"HELLO jACK, DID YOU SAY YOU WERE GOING TO PUT YOUR UNIT PHOTOS ON THE WEB HERE, WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM, i HAVE SOME FROM WHEN WE WENT TO HOF AND kRONACH"
Feb 3, 2012
Wayne Dixon left a comment for Jack Griffith
"Hello Jack, Wayne Dixon here, was Scout Section in 1st Platoon, Was old G company before they changed us over to I Troop.  We have another in the 2nd cav Assogiation, Ned Deveraux, he is the Edititor of the Therobred.  I just wrote to Lt…"
Jan 30, 2012
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Jack Griffith
"Toujours Pret Jack Welcome home Trooper. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry…"
Jan 29, 2012
Harry Warner left a comment for Jack Griffith
"Welcome Jack, You're the second one in the last 30 minutes to join from that time period.  I got there in '62, left '64.  Come on over and join us in the Oldtimers.  Many here...might see an old name or face.  Any…"
Jan 28, 2012
Jack Griffith is now a member of Dragoon Base
Jan 28, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2nd Calvalry, 3rd Recon Squadron, "L" Troop
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tank Driver, Como Repair, Radio Operator
What was your rank/title?
Spec 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1959-1961
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Arrived in Amberg in 1959, spent time at Camp Gates and Weiden as a radio operator and some border patrol. Can't remember OP but it was a small, tower of some medieval castle. Remember big party at Camp Gates where the whole town of Brande was invited for bar-b-q and lots of beer drinking (still have the Brande beer stein. Everything got out of hand, Headquarters found out, Co Commander got relieved and many lost their strips. Looking back it was funny as hell.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from a long, rewarding career as a landscape architect in the San Francisco bay area.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Fritz or Sig Hepp

Jack Griffith's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (8 comments)

You need to be a member of Dragoon Base to add comments!

Join Dragoon Base

At 10:21am on March 10, 2012, Sigmund Fertig said…

Jack, my name is Sig Fertig, stationed in Bamberg 58/60, CW Operator on an ANGRC 19, went to CW school in Nuremberg in 58 and now live in So. Cal. Was in Howitzer Company 2nd Battalion. Spent time at coburg on the border and lots of time at Graf.And am a friend of Robert Wadley

At 6:26pm on February 19, 2012, Wayne Dixon said…

Jack, the photo bring back a lot of memories from years gone by.  The look good.  I have some over on my page not to many in color, I am redoing all my photos on my computer.  My computer crashed but have a new one now, so have to refile everything new hav about 1500 from over the years.       Take Care..............

At 8:12pm on February 16, 2012, Thomas Blaszkiewicz said…

Jack,You sure got some good clear pictures from awhile before I got there.I was in Amberg 69-71.Great shots of the areas and the swimbad.

At 2:58pm on February 15, 2012, Wayne Dixon said…

JACK, your name still rings a bell with me, you still might know some of the men from I Troop, who was the CO in L troop.. I am going to have to dig up photos and see if you might reconize some of my troop.

At 6:12pm on February 3, 2012, Wayne Dixon said…

HELLO jACK, DID YOU SAY YOU WERE GOING TO PUT YOUR UNIT PHOTOS ON THE WEB HERE, WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM, i HAVE SOME FROM WHEN WE WENT TO HOF AND kRONACH

At 3:02pm on January 30, 2012, Wayne Dixon said…

Hello Jack, Wayne Dixon here, was Scout Section in 1st Platoon, Was old G company before they changed us over to I Troop.  We have another in the 2nd cav Assogiation, Ned Deveraux, he is the Edititor of the Therobred.  I just wrote to Lt Moe Winters just 2 days ago.  Do you remember him and also one of our CO's Captain Bill Wollenberg.  I am still tring to place you.  Do you recall the sgt that was caught in between the track vehicles at Gates who was killed there . He and I where good friends.  Also the sgt who was in amberg and was killed when he was on the way back to weiden from Amberg.  I sure would love to see your slides and photos so I could try to remember them.  You don't happen to have a copy of the troop roster do you.  Welcome aboard.

At 2:26pm on January 29, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
At 7:29pm on January 28, 2012, Harry Warner said…

Welcome Jack,

You're the second one in the last 30 minutes to join from that time period.  I got there in '62, left '64.  Come on over and join us in the Oldtimers.  Many here...might see an old name or face.  Any questions, just ask and somebody will help. 

 
 
 

Events

Colonels of the Regiment

8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

Sponsors

2d DRAGOONS

This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.

MEMORABILIA

Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

© 2017   Created by Robb Russell.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service