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James David Starnes
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Jul 10, 2014
Jesse Kelley left a comment for James David Starnes
"Toujours Pret James 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 Assn.” News…"
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"Welcome to Dragoon Base, James. I was over at C Troop 1974-75, so we probably crossed paths a lot on the Rock. Toujours Pret, Brother!"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Squad HHT Sqd/Maint
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach "The Rock"
What MOS or job description did you have?
52Bravo but I also ran the PPL run to Nurnberg a lot.
What was your rank/title?
Sp/4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1974 to 1976
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Seems it was always cold and snowing or snowing and cold. Thinking about it though, that turned the window sill into a fridge for the beer. I remember a lot of partying when we were not in the field. I also remember Reforger. I'd love the chance to go back and do it all again although I think I'd take it a lot more serious now. I am proud of the experiences I had.
Tell us a little about you now.
Just an old man now lol. I'm a 2 year cancer survivor. I worked 23 years in a plastic extrusion plant before taking an early retirement last October for health reasons.
Phone number (Optional).
865-964-7741
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Leon Garcia, Eddie Chastain, Danny Hanes, Herb Wyman and anyone else that remembers me.

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At 1:29pm on July 9, 2014, Jesse Kelley said…
At 9:41am on July 9, 2014, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Welcome David. I was in C troop '75- 78. I'm sure we met at one time or other. Check out the Groups. Oldtimers is by far the most active. Have fun connecting with old friends.

At 9:28am on July 9, 2014, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, James. I was over at C Troop 1974-75, so we probably crossed paths a lot on the Rock.

Toujours Pret, Brother!

 
 
 

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