"Welcome Jim, It was great to hear from you. Man, do we have some stories. Probably some of the best and most memorable 3-1/2 years of my life. Married 51 years, great life, great family, and great friends to enjoy. Welcome"
"hi jim, my name is bob hines I was in the 2nd platoon scout as you. it think we was in the same room to now I live in Knoxville tenn, I am retried I just find this site so I join it and find your name so I just want to say hi and how I…"
"As I remember there was the Patch, Rose, Buckner, Upsher, W.H. Gordon.
I believe there was five, but I could be wrong.
I just remember how important it seemed to some guys to find out how we got there. I guess we just connected if we…"
"Most of us old,old timers went to Germany on troop carriers (boats) can any one name the five troop carriers that worked the NY to Bremenhaven (sic) around 1962.
Dam, I'm gettin' old.
One of the first questions a 'cruit was asked was…"
Are you talking about Bonnie Duarte? The kid that Ken Morrow decked? He was from Lobbock Texas a Yake Indian. If that is the same guy. Jimmie hope this message finds you and your family well.
Don't know if you remember me I came to the 2nd platoon in Aug 1963. You roomed across the hall from the scouts room with the tankers. I remember you well.
You mentioned a bunch of names like cross and Mac and others I remember.
"Phil, I was just reading your comment about the laundry across the street from the main gate at the rock. As I recall, and I could be wrong, we also called him Pete. Ad a matter of fact we refered to the laundry as " Pete the…"
Not too many of us from that time period. Would like to invite you to join us at the Oldtimers group. There are actually quite a few of us. You may find an old friend or make some new ones. We don't take a…"
"Phil I was there when Werner killed her. The talk of the post. Several of our guys (not me) were sent to guard him. In Nurenburg, I think - something about guys from his outfit, and yes he was from How Battery.
There was also write ups in most of…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Recon Sqdn. 2/AC
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
Scout B Troop 2nd Platoon
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
We traded off working the border with A and B Troops. We had 2 border stations - Kronach & Hof. Hof was actually a Air Force radar unit. They operated A big ground to air unit at Dobraberg.
We had a border station located on that base. It was great the mess hall had regular plates and cup/ saucers. Almost like home.
From Hof we patroled from Nordhalben south to near Rhau.
In Kronach we had a 3 story house converted into a border station.
When our troop moved to the border 2 line platoons went to Hof and 1 went to Kronach.
Once a year we moved to Graf - Dust or mud.
In Graf I saw the 280mm Cannon fired - awesome. I was about 50 feet from the fireing of an Honest John Rocket.
The stories go on and on.
My 3 years on the Rock and the Border was great. I was seventeen when I arrived there. I guess you mi8ght say I grew up there.
Tell us a little about you now.
I'm a A General Contractor. At 65 it's about time to stop that.
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Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
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hi jim, my name is bob hines I was in the 2nd platoon scout as you. it think we was in the same room to now I live in Knoxville tenn, I am retried I just find this site so I join it and find your name so I just want to say hi and how I you doing this day, bob
Not too many of us from that time period. Would like to invite you to join us at the Oldtimers group. There are actually quite a few of us. You may find an old friend or make some new ones. We don't take a whole lot serious but when the right button hits, you never know what will come out.
I was with B Troop 1/2 ACR from 1970-1972 . When you were there I was With the 7th Augmentation Readiness Group Germershiem Army Depot and then the hht 1/3 ACR in Baumholder, Germany. Lawrence S.(Dusty) Snow