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Jack Hamilton
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  • Hinesville, GA
  • United States
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Jack Hamilton commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"My first tour (77-80) I had a long converstion with Herr Goeltz, the fire chief.  He had been working there for 40 years, arriving in 1935 as  a Lufftwafffe recruit fire man.  He stated that the building across from the gate was built…"
Dec 19, 2015
Erik M. Waters left a comment for Jack Hamilton
"Sir, it's been a while . . . Muddy's back!  How are you?"
Jun 6, 2014
Matt Hall left a comment for Jack Hamilton
"U17 was my track. Wasn't there when they sunk it though."
Jun 7, 2013
Jack Hamilton commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"The fire station on the Rock was the first building on left as you left the PX walking down to Squadron HQ ( the PX was the base headquarters when the Luffwaffe was the landlord, still had Nazi eagles stamped into the doors of the electrical…"
May 24, 2013
Jack Hamilton commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"I don't know how many troopers know the history of the club.  I first stayed there in 1976, and it was just as it had been built in the 1930's by Hans Schemm (before he was killed in a light plane crash on the area where the 102d…"
May 23, 2013
Jack Hamilton commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Cant tell if it is the wading pond or the snake pit.  The wading pool was on the left of the front yard (looking from the front door) half way down the yard.  The snake pit was at the bottom of the yard, next to the fence by the road out…"
May 23, 2013
Jack Hamilton commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"During one of my tours at the Rock, the officers were sitting on the front patio of the Oclub when someone wandered over to the left side of the yard and asked why there was a large sandbox there.  We all wandered over and started kicking…"
May 23, 2013
Arthur L. McCann left a comment for Jack Hamilton
"Good to see you here Sir!"
Apr 3, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Squadron, SMO & D company CO - 1977-1980
1st Squadron, SXO - 1987-1989
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
SMO, D Company CO, SXO
What was your rank/title?
CPT and Major
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1977-80
1987-89
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Most fun was Reforgers 1979, 1980, 1988
Tell us a little about you now.
Worked for IBM after retiring from Army in 1994, now retired completely
Phone number (Optional).
912-269-7024

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At 10:13am on July 18, 2015, Bill Barry said…

Jack,

Are you going to the October 2015 Cav Reunion at Valley Forge.  Betty and I are planning to be there.  Looks like a good one!    

Bill     bbarrry8417@gmail.com

At 5:29am on June 6, 2014, Erik M. Waters said…

Sir, it's been a while . . . Muddy's back!  How are you?

At 6:33pm on June 27, 2013, Bill Barry said…
Jack, are you attending the October 3-6 Regimental Assoc. Reunion in Gettysburg, October 3-6, 2013? June 30 is cutoff for cheap rates. Contact me for info if you are interested. Betty and I will be there. Lot of guys you know too.
At 9:29am on June 7, 2013, Matt Hall said…
U17 was my track. Wasn't there when they sunk it though.
At 4:51pm on November 14, 2012, Bill Barry said…

Jack,

Tried to send you some info on the next Regimental reunion in Gettysburg October 3-5 2013, but the email I have for you bounced back.  Give me an email at bbarry8417@gmail.com and I'll send the info along to you.  Hope that you and Connie can attend.  Betty will be there.

At 11:16pm on April 3, 2012, Arthur L. McCann said…

Good to see you here Sir!

At 9:30pm on December 6, 2011, Bill Barry said…

Jack,

Drop me an email at bbarry8417@gmail.com when you get a chance.  I've got some info to pass on to yo from the Regimental reunion last month.

 

Bill

At 4:43pm on September 8, 2011, Bill Barry said…

Sounds like a great family opportunity!  Enjoy, but we'll miss you.  Maybe next time.  All the best to you and Connie.

 

Bill

At 10:06am on September 8, 2011, Bill Barry said…

Jack,  Are you planning to attend the Regimental Reunion in VA on Nov 10-13?  Hope so, there are a few of us from the Bindalch era planning to be there.

- Bill

At 11:00am on May 10, 2011, jim wright said…
hi jack. i was in bravo troop. 1/2acr. reforger 79 was very cold. a lot of damage was done and cold . i remember going down the road and our heater kicked off for good. . but we made it thru. good training tho. capt. bolander was our co. the rock has sure changed now. well take  care. jim
 
 
 

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