"My Dad was with the 508th PIR 82nd Airborne, made the Normany jump. F Company had 80% KIA< or WIA. He was wia in December of 44 still had time to drink a bit of french wine as I understand. He passed in 1999. Shore miss him he was a good guy."
"Mike I agree we had lots of fun and made some good friends at Merrell. But the numbers don't lie. Lots more sqdn. guys still in touch and close than Hq. Just looks like sqdn. guys really did depend more on each other.The way it looks to me,…"
"How many of you guys got Great Grandkids? I have 2, and this evening amon my way to the Woodlands Tx. Olive Garden to have supper with my Great Grandson and Great Grandaughter.Love them Grands and Greats..."
"Howdy fellow Troopers....Even with Feb. being a short month, I was able to get into the hospital twice. One for five days and one for four. Have to admit I missed my daily reading. I know now for a fact, that being in Regt. Hq. @ Merrell I missed…"
you got to Merrell a year before me, I got there March 1962. If I remember right the Comm center was across from Hq. enter wing and turn right and comm center was at end of hall.Enter same doors and turn left and last room at end of hall was…"
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Sorry not answer sooneer but had a lil health problem and was in hospital about a week.
You ask if I could have been around in 70/71 Amberg and answer is no. I was in Nurenberg Merrell Barracks Hq Com center 62-64...Did make a few calls…"
"Did you pull a border tour with I troop in 70 - 71? Your name is so very familiar; There was a 2-story house up on the border with a small, platoon-size barracks in the BAck.
I usta "volunteer" to be the "mechanic" up there for…"
"Its very easy to talk the talk, but its walking the walk that counts. Good going Robert!!!! This is a great group of guys and I am sure there will be others who will make the walk. Proud to be here..TOUJOURS PRET!"
"Good morning fellow Troopers....Looks like we all on the right side of the grass and able to see Old Glory flying in the breeze. Trust everyone had a great Christmas (Got what you wanted or got rid of what you didn't want) Now we off to a brand…"
"Thanks Dave for the video. Always great to get a look at the real thing. We all need a wake up call now and then. God Bless our men and women in uniform and we pray each and everyone will return home safe and sound."
Did you pull a border tour with I troop in 70 - 71? Your name is so very familiar; There was a 2-story house up on the border with a small, platoon-size barracks in the BAck.
I usta "volunteer" to be the "mechanic" up there for the tour. It was great being seperate from the rest a the troop; everyone kept to themselves, I think we spent the whole tour up there with one record on a scratchy, battery-operated record player.
Steppenwolf's American Woman was the record, that's all we heard all month, as we spent endless hours cooped up in the barracks with our crumbly stuff.
Welcome aboard, I was in Amberg two tours 59-61 and 62 thru 64. Both times with I Troop, Third Squadron, 2nd Cavalry. I am living about 13 miles south of Fort Worth. Retired from service 1969 and retired from Lockheed in 1998. I was on the border in Weiden when Kennedy was killed.
Yeah, well other than those things....actually meant the years we were there. I can relate to the memory lapses. I can remember only small bits of pieces of my time in Germany, but I blame that on discovering flip-top beer. I did spend about two months in the Army hospital in Nurmberg learning how to eat through a straw. Ah, to be young and stupid again. I see 2 of your teams did well today. BB just starting now. Good luck!