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Dave Gettman left a comment for Jim Vaught
"JAMES RICHARD VAUGHT, SR. - gone to Fiddler's Green, February 13, 2015. ALWAYS READY!"
Sep 4, 2016
Harry Warner left a comment for Jim Vaught
"Jim, Wishing you a happy birthday. Hope the years are being kind to you. Harry"
Sep 3, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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."
Apr 23, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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,…"
Mar 2, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Robert our prayers are with you and all the family. Its always tuff to loose young family members."
Mar 2, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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..."
Mar 1, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Mar 1, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Michael 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…"
Feb 16, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"John G Boyd 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…"
Feb 16, 2012
John G Boyd left a comment for Jim Vaught
"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…"
Feb 3, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Happy Birthday Mike....Got a feeling we all agree that we are not ready to miss a birthday anytime soon."
Jan 30, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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!"
Jan 14, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Jan 4, 2012
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Merry Christmas to all our Cav. Troopers. Pray Santa will be good to your kids and that the Lord will bless you with all that you want. We are TOUJOURS PRET"
Dec 24, 2011
Jim Vaught commented on Robb Russell's group Nuremberg
"Mike, I think its old dog's and children and watermellon wine. sing it Tom T"
Dec 23, 2011
Jim Vaught commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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."
Dec 22, 2011

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HqHqRegt2ndA/C
Where were you stationed?
Nurnberg, Germany Merrell Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
Crypto/teletype
What was your rank/title?
PFC
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
3/1962 - 4/1964
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Had many interesting duties during the 2 years at Merrell.
Cuban Crisis 10/14/62-11/20/1962
Assassination of President John F Kennedy
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired 2 years ago after spending appx. 40 years in R.V. Business.
Phone number (Optional).
281 487 3431
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Charles Hicks
Jackie C. Baston
Capt. Vaughn Hormann Hq.Commo Officer during period-found

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At 2:09pm on September 4, 2016, Dave Gettman said…

JAMES RICHARD VAUGHT, SR. - gone to Fiddler's Green, February 13, 2015.

ALWAYS READY!

At 2:35pm on September 3, 2012, Harry Warner said…
Jim,
Wishing you a happy birthday. Hope the years are being kind to you.
Harry
At 2:22pm on February 3, 2012, John G Boyd said…

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.

enny  recollection?

At 2:59pm on November 15, 2011, Wayne Dixon said…

SEND ME YOUR HOME E-MAIL TO MINE AND I'LL GET ALL THE INFORMATION FOR YOU.

WEDTX@AOL.COM

THEY ARE PREPARING TO HOLD A MEETING HERE REAL SOON.  TO GET ALL THE INFORMATION OUT TO EVERY ONE. 

MY EX-CO WAS THE BORDER OFFICER FROM 3RD SQ IN AMBERG, CAPT. NELSON VOLK, HE IS A MEMBER OF DRAGOONBASE.  WE WERE TOGETHER ON THE BORDER WHEN JFK WAS SHOT.

At 3:55pm on November 2, 2011, Wayne Dixon said…
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.
At 8:22pm on October 23, 2011, Harry Warner said…

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!

Harry

At 1:18pm on October 22, 2011, Harry Warner said…

Welcome Jim,

Our times in Germany pretty much mirrored each other.  Take a look at the Oldtimer's group, quite a varied and friendly bunch.  You might see some old friends or make some new ones.

Harry

At 11:29am on October 22, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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