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James Spurling
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  • El Paso, TX
  • United States
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Freddie Jett left a comment for James Spurling
"Hey Jim.  This Fred Jett, MSG, retired.  I'm pretty sure you and I finished our careers together in 1st Cav G3.  How you been?"
Mar 4, 2017
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"I was in your platoon in 1987, and SSG Bullock was my TC."
Feb 5, 2016
Keith Kirkwood left a comment for James Spurling
"Hey Top - How have you been?  Been a long time.  Looking at those pictures you posted brings back some memories.  I'll have to see if I can find mine. Keith Kirkwood"
May 7, 2014
Michael E. Wieczorek left a comment for James Spurling
"White Knight- Nice job, the photo from '87 brings back memories.  I was the XO 87-89.  I saw Tom Arielly (former Commander) about a year ago, he is living in San Antonio and working for a contractor providing DSCA training to the…"
Jun 21, 2012
Jeffrey C Havens left a comment for James Spurling
"Hi,James,I see your down in El Paso and worked for Homeland .My son is there now ,he's a mechanic at Fabins . I was a mechanic with Atrp in72-74 Good times , cold weather."
Apr 26, 2012
James Spurling replied to Eric Larson's discussion Ration Cards
"what i remember about ration cards was, you could get a carton of cigs at the commisary for $1.50 take it to Frankfort andf spend all weekend in the redlight district and never spend a dime!!  Coffee and Jim Beam for rent money.  Never did…"
Apr 26, 2012
James Spurling replied to STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR's discussion Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
"Another good one, remember when they were going to give pro-pay to PSGs?  All of the straphangers from the "S" shops were suddenly ready for the PSG position.  I was a SSG PSG and lost my PLT to an SFC that had been in the…"
Jan 20, 2012
James Spurling replied to STEPHEN P. ZURENDA JR's discussion Do you remember when they broght in NCO's from different MOS's other than combat ones to be TC's and Platoon Sergeants.
"I remember one evening i was sittin at my desk waiting for a new PSG to report.  A Polar Bear walked in my office, i almost died.  The SFC had spent the last 5 years as a recruter in Detroit.  He reported 1/2 drunk, out of uniform, in…"
Jan 20, 2012
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Dave Gettman commented on James Spurling's photo
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"That's close to the old family name. It is GETTMAN now, but back in the day it was GOETMANN."
Dec 21, 2011
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Dec 21, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for James Spurling
"Toujours Pret James 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…"
Dec 21, 2011
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Dec 21, 2011

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Hco 2nd Platoon Sgt (White Knight)
Eagle Troop 1SG
Where were you stationed?
Bamburg
What MOS or job description did you have?
19K Master gunner
What was your rank/title?
Hco 2nd platoon Sgt
Eagle troop 1SG
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
87-90
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Best assignment i ever had, best trained soldiers lead by the best leaders.
Tell us a little about you now.
retired in 1996, worked for Homeland Security for 13 years, now retired for real in El Paso TX. Everyday is Saturday.
Do you have a web site?
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915 822 2008

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At 7:52am on March 4, 2017, Freddie Jett said…

Hey Jim.  This Fred Jett, MSG, retired.  I'm pretty sure you and I finished our careers together in 1st Cav G3.  How you been?

At 8:11pm on February 21, 2017, Michael Forte said…
At 1:19pm on May 7, 2014, Keith Kirkwood said…

Hey Top -


How have you been?  Been a long time.  Looking at those pictures you posted brings back some memories.  I'll have to see if I can find mine.

Keith Kirkwood

At 5:26pm on June 21, 2012, Michael E. Wieczorek said…

White Knight-

Nice job, the photo from '87 brings back memories.  I was the XO 87-89.  I saw Tom Arielly (former Commander) about a year ago, he is living in San Antonio and working for a contractor providing DSCA training to the government.

 

Mike Wieczorek

At 3:01pm on April 26, 2012, Jeffrey C Havens said…

Hi,James,I see your down in El Paso and worked for Homeland .My son is there now ,he's a mechanic at Fabins . I was a mechanic with Atrp in72-74 Good times , cold weather.

At 1:30am on December 21, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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