"I caught some of the details about the Army Chaplain , who was awarded the MOH. His Unit had been attacked by a superior Chinese Force, and was on the verge of getting wiped out. He repeatedly went forward…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HQ Trp. 3rd Sqdn.
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks, Amberg, Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
71H20 Personnel Records Spec.
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Jan. 1968 thru Jul. 1969
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I spent all of my tour of duty assigned to the Personnel Office of 3rd Sqdn. I maintained the files of Hq. Trp, I Trp. and K Trp. My best friend was Brian Dumas, of HQ Trp. Went to Graff. and Hoenfells with the Squadron for ITT's. Lived off post at # l Rottkruezplatz, just across from base housing.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am semi-retired , drove semi's for 32 years in So. Cal. and then moved to Arizona. I now work part time driving ARMY RECRUITS from Tucson to Phoenix for testing and shipping. I am married and have 5 Grandchildren. I always enjoy telling the new SOLDIERS about the 2nd Cav. and tell them that IF THEY ARE LUCKY, they too will serve in " the ghosts of Patton's ARMY. "
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jacinto Saucedo, Kyle, Tx. Dave Cowden, Kansas City, Mo. Olin Wenrick, Minnesota.
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Like all of us on this Base, I was deeply saddened to hear about James Passing. Many appropriate descriptions have been made about our special brother. For me what impressed me was James courage under fire. He new what the odds were and fought the fight to the end. A real hero. Rest in peace James. You are our advanced scout to fiddlers green. Toujour Pret!