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Have you ever made a "movie run"? One day while at Camp Gates, I was part of a movie run. Weather was terrible. It was cold and snowing. We met the next squadron at the halfway point to exchange…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Kultgen Dec 31, 2009.


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" Bob Rusher, I went to Camp Gates with Delta Company when you were there. One time I took one of the cooks along as an observer. While on patrol he took me to a spot and we collected mushrooms."
Feb 17, 2021

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Christensen Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
63C Track Vehicle Mechanic
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Dec 1973- April 1976
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Assigned to C Troop 1/2 ACR. I was assigned to HQ Plt. My Plt Sgt was SFC Householder and late I believe was SFC Graves. Our barracks was the first building on the left as you enter Christensen Barracks. Spec Joe Hammer was stationed ther, Spec Jeff Neis was in Squadron Mailroom. Spec John Wood was chaplin's assistant. SFC Albert Householder was my Platoon leader. Spent many tours to Camp Gates in Brand and one tour at Camp Pitman. I was command sponsored with my wife living on the rock. Spent my time and remember graf, Camp Pitman,Camp Gates. Lots of memories!!
Tell us a little about you now.
Working in Little Rock, Ar at Diamond International. I am a Warranty Administrator. This is a Navistar Truck Dealer. We live on a 25 acre farm in Humphrey, Ar. My website for my profile has a better discription. A whole lot older that the kid that I was with no grey hair!!
Do you have a web site?
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Spec John Wood
SFC Albert H. Householder
SGT Lawrence Kissel
Sgt Barrow

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At 10:21am on October 16, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, Jim.

At 8:56am on October 17, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Happy birthday, you old Charlie Trooper you.

At 11:55am on October 17, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 11:42am on October 17, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 8:19pm on October 16, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Hope your birthday doesn't go too hard on you, because I know they sure aren't getting an easier.

Take care, old man.

At 8:38am on February 13, 2010, James Cain said…
Gee, you did a good job filling in the blanks. You would think that as much time we spent together that we could put a name to "Granpa". Time does this to us. Who knows, maybe later on, the name will pop back in our heads. When it does, just go ahead and post it. Seems to me that I remember heading to Graf from the Rock and a Sheridan engine pack went down. We scrambled and replaced the engine and had it up and going in 45 min tops right on the side of the road. Does this ring a bell?
At 3:53pm on February 11, 2010, Lawrence L. Kissel said…
Jim, to answer your question about the guy that always had a chew in his lip. That was SP4 Kent from Tenn. or Ky. leaning toward Tn. The horseshoe pits at Gates was between the Shop and the road leading to the tank park. The people who most generally was: My self, You, SP4 Jacobson, SP4 Kent, SP4 Stoneking, Grandpa, Wild Bill Maloney, Moron and once in awhale House. Roster depending on who went to what Boarder Camp. We split the troop in half. One half Pitman the other Gates. The 88 most generally went to Pittman.
At 1:17pm on January 9, 2010, Richard Lucero said…
Hi James,
Well, it's January 9, 2010 and who would have thunk that after all these years we would have hooked up online? Are you married, James? I'm on my second marriage, have 4 kids and 6 grandkids. I'm an RN and work in a Psych ward. I graduated with a BA in Biblical literature and a minor in pastoral studies back in '80 (thanks to the GI bill), then went back to school for another 3 years to get my RN because I would have starved to death being a pastor! Back in '97, I took up the sport of paragliding and still love to fly 13 years later. I am a P-3 pilot. Well, just bringing you up to speed. Let me know about yourself. I hooked up with Jeff and Shelly some time back. Vancouver is only about 35 miles from where I live.
Rich (AKA 'bro Lu)
At 5:26am on January 6, 2010, John M Walker said…
Hey Jim, many thanks for the mail --- I have some more videos I'll try to post ASAP (have been a bit swamped lately)

All the Best for 2010,
John M Walker
At 9:34pm on January 5, 2010, Jim Mitchell said…
Thanks, Jim. I'll see if I can correct the picture. Nice to reconnect after asll these years.



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