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Jim Mitchell commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold, I did watch your video.  Terrific job in editing the footage and applying the music to the tribute to all the veterans at your location.  I really enjoyed the entire production."
Dec 28, 2022
Jim Mitchell commented on Bob Ryan's group C Trp
"Another Trooper rides to Fiddler's Green!  2nd Platoon, C Troop, 1/2 ACR, 75-78. RIP Brother!  Joining Robert "Cowboy" Wilkins and Marvin "Al" Olive, also of 2nd…"
Apr 16, 2022
Jim Mitchell and George H Crump (Chief) are now friends
Aug 25, 2020
George H Crump (Chief) left a comment for Jim Mitchell
"Hi Lt. Chief here check out my page you will see a large collection of photos from the rock.from 1972-78 and from my visit in 2008. - and no never had nothing to do with the M-8 scout car, wish I would have.   Dragoon for life Chief."
Aug 24, 2020
Jim Mitchell commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Looks like some old D Co. motor sergeant curmudgeon to me.  Can't remember the corporal's name though, but recognize the face. Chief, didn't you guys bring back an M8 Greyhound armored car and get it running along with the M24…"
Aug 11, 2020
Jim Mitchell commented on Robb Russell's group Fiddler's Green
"Just recently found out that two outstanding NCO's from 2nd Plt C Troop have gone to Fiddler's Green. 1SG Robert A. "Cowboy" Wilkins 5/29/2017 in Colorado 1SG Marvin A. "Al" Olive 2/11/2020 in Georgia No finer…"
Jul 12, 2020
Jim Mitchell joined Robb Russell's group

Fiddler's Green

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Jul 12, 2020
Jim Mitchell joined Harry Warner's group


Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Jul 12, 2020

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop and A Troop 1/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach, FRG
What MOS or job description did you have?
Platoon Leader - C Troop
XO - A Troop
What was your rank/title?
2LT and 1LT
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Joe Duncan
Bill Eicher
Andy Stilley
Gary Harvey
Steve Hurst
Eugene Gainey
Marvin Olive
Robert "Cowboy" Wilkins
Rick Reams
Paul Klosowski
John Matuszewski

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At 3:03pm on August 24, 2020, George H Crump (Chief) said…

Hi Lt. Chief here check out my page you will see a large collection of photos from the rock.from 1972-78 and from my visit in 2008. - and no never had nothing to do with the M-8 scout car, wish I would have.   Dragoon for life Chief.

At 12:19pm on September 17, 2018, Jack A. Miller said…

Jim, My apølogies for not anwsering earlier, I lost my password for my page. Just found it, Iam doing okay for a 75 year old I guess; I had lens put in both my eyes end of April this year and for the first time in 35 years I can read without glasses. Tell the fellow troopers I wish them good health and happiness. Top

At 10:57pm on November 11, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Jim, Top Millar lost Trudy a while back. I know you would like know. Top wanted some time for himself I think. I hope you are well.

At 9:52pm on October 30, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Thanks Jim. I think I gave him enough trouble that he just might remember me.

At 9:46pm on October 29, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Jim, do you remember Lt. Becker? He came to C Troop as a Cadet for a while in '75 and came back as a 2nd Lt maybe a year later. He was my Platoon Leader. Bit of an ass for while but he got over himself. I wonder where he is.

At 10:51am on August 31, 2015, Dave Gettman said…

If you track him down, please pass on my regards or steer him my direction.

At 11:19am on August 29, 2015, Dave Gettman said…


I talked to Andy Stilley about 1999. He found me on Classmates.com and sent me an e-mail. We talked a few times on the computer and then he disappeared, not answering anymore of my messages. We had been talking about the C-15 explosion and I think it really got to him.

He was living in Corpus Christi at the time and informed me that SSG Brow had survived his burn injuries and was living somewhere in Texas, but Andy couldn't locate him. He also told me he had recommended me for the Soldier's Medal but it had been denied for lack of witnesses.

At 9:42pm on August 27, 2015, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Hey Jim. I'm just checkin' on you. You haven't posted in a couple of years. I hope you are OK.

At 2:36am on February 16, 2013, Jack A. Miller said…

Jim, You asked about the weather here, just came in from shoveling snow and enjoying my cappuccino and a Pall Mall. The winter is slowly going away, at least I hope it is. Turned 70 in January and a little exercise with ths snow shovel doesn't hurt. Waiting for the ice to melt so I can break out the fishing gear. Take care, Top

At 9:37pm on February 15, 2013, Robert Bruce MacDougall said…

Hi Brother.

We always enjoyed our bachelors. :)

Shawn is in Phoenix. He and Barb are still working as teachers; hopefully he can retire one of these days. He sent us a photo recently of his most recent golden puppy who is much better looking than Shawn. We also saw John and Jane Swarts in Kentucky 2 Summers ago.They both remain characters.Mary saw Big Dog Grazier in Denver last year and he is doing well.

Well, gotta run for now. I work as a skiing Mountain Ambassador on Saturdays so I need to get my sleep; last Saturday I gave a mountain tour to a former Olympian from the 1952 Olympics! Very cool guy.





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