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Jim Johnston
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  • Dayton, TN
  • United States
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT 2/2 ACR, Support Platoon
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg Germany
What MOS or job description did you have?
64C30 Truck Driver
What was your rank/title?
SP4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Oct. 1973 - June 1976
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Was permanent party at Camp Hof a couple times. Drove POL tankers, and rations.
Tell us a little about you now.
Happily married 43 years. Independent sales rep for heavy duty equipment.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Ed Cochran, Brent Kanege, Tom Deauhaux (Hootie), Jim DeLair, Curtis Collins, Dennis Hogstrom, Bill Kenney, Steve Miller

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At 9:38am on February 21, 2013, mike vanover said…

Jim, Sorry the years have been bad for names. The three people who lived in barracks that you might recall was the mail clerk, a red eye gunner from Alabama named Bud spoke with a southern accent and a big black e4 from Miami who wore a bowler hat when off duty. I hung with a lot of the medics.

At 8:39pm on February 20, 2013, Walter Wayne Hewitt said…

Jim do I remember U are do U remember me I was know too all as HILLBILLY In Squadron Maints from 74-79

At 11:26am on February 20, 2013, mike vanover said…

Jim, Thanks for your reply. Not sure but perhaps you knew SSG Gomez, MSG Knapp, SGT Fair, Rosignol, or Handy. Did not see them on the list but wish I knew of a way of locating them. I lived off base near the Bridge Church.  Still shop for food daily like a German. Feel guilty I used to raid my Neighbors veggie gardens for a fresh salad. Where do you call home these days? I am in central Florida. Toujours Pret Jim

At 3:29pm on January 3, 2013, Dale Cogdell said…

Hey Jim, if you have time when you come out to visit family feel free to call. As they say out here,"give us a holler!"

At 11:10am on January 3, 2013, Dale Cogdell said…

Jim, I was at 2/2 acr from 11-75 to 11-77. I haven't had contact with Roger Tegge since I got out in 1979. Last I know he was living just outside Ft. Lewis in Puyallup, Wa.

At 9:58am on May 27, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 12:46pm on June 8, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Well then maybe you heard about the Sheridan we blew up in C Troop in 1974. Stirred up quite the commotion for awhile.

At 2:31pm on May 30, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Hey Jim,
You say your nieghbor was in the 2nd, please tell him to join 2.
At 10:26am on May 30, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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