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Dave Gettman left a comment for James W. Virghes Jr,
"Spent my 21st birthday at Camp Pitman in Weiden. It really sucked, but I almost didn't make it so any birthday was better than none. This happened two days before my 21st, on July 25, 1974. It's all that is left of an M-551 Sheridan that…"
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Shannon Ryan left a comment for James W. Virghes Jr,
"Welcome James I was with M co from 1978 to 1980 1st platoon. I turned 21 also in Germany. We were at Graf. for gunnery that cold day in February. Enjoy checking out the site."
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Dave Gettman left a comment for James W. Virghes Jr,
"Welcome to Dragoon Base, James. Kind of short notice, but the 2d Cavalry Association is having its biennial reunion April 27-30 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Be a good chance for you to have that greater kinship with your Cavalry brothers. Details are…"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M Company 3rd of the 2nd ACR
Where were you stationed?
Pond Barracks Amberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
63N
What was your rank/title?
SP4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
82/84
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Very exciting as a young man. Did duty at Camp May and Reed turned 21 in Germany that was a hoot.
Tell us a little about you now.
Getting older and have found and rekindled several of my friendships with my brothers in arms. Just want to stay abreast and have a greater kinship with my Cavalry brothers

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At 11:23am on April 8, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

Spent my 21st birthday at Camp Pitman in Weiden. It really sucked, but I almost didn't make it so any birthday was better than none. This happened two days before my 21st, on July 25, 1974. It's all that is left of an M-551 Sheridan that caught fire and exploded. I was real close to it when it went off.

At 10:56pm on April 6, 2017, Shannon Ryan said…

Welcome James I was with M co from 1978 to 1980 1st platoon. I turned 21 also in Germany. We were at Graf. for gunnery that cold day in February. Enjoy checking out the site.

At 7:28pm on April 5, 2017, Dave Gettman said…

Welcome to Dragoon Base, James.

Kind of short notice, but the 2d Cavalry Association is having its biennial reunion April 27-30 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Be a good chance for you to have that greater kinship with your Cavalry brothers.

Details are in the right hand column of every page.

If you need anything, feel free to give me a holler.

 
 
 

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