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Jimmie Loyd left a comment for Jimmie Ray Fowler
"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"
Feb 23
Ronny O. Littlejohn left a comment for Jimmie Loyd
"Jimmie Loyd my good man...so sorry to have missed your call. I haven't change my old habits. I was at the American Legion playing our Monday night low-limit poker."
Aug 9, 2016
Jimmie Loyd joined Jesse Kelley's group
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Border Patrol

Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
Jul 26, 2016
Jimmie Loyd updated their profile
Dec 24, 2013
robert b hines left a comment for Jimmie Loyd
"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…"
Sep 9, 2013
Dave Gettman left a comment for Jimmie Loyd
"Man, that's an oldie! Thanks for sharing, Jimmie."
Mar 23, 2012
Jimmie Loyd left a comment for Dave Gettman
Mar 23, 2012
Jimmie Loyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"As I remember there was the Patch, Rose, Buckner, Upsher, W.H. Gordon.  Ronnie 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…"
Feb 22, 2012
Jimmie Loyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"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…"
Feb 21, 2012
John N Giles left a comment for Jimmie Loyd
"Jimmie 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.   Best Regards, John Giles"
Jan 12, 2012
Jimmie Loyd left a comment for John N Giles
"Hey John 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. For a…"
Jan 12, 2012
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Oldtimers

Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.
Nov 4, 2011
Jimmie Loyd replied to PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES's discussion 2nd Armored Cavalry in the group Bindlach
"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…"
Jul 27, 2011
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Jimmie Loyd
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMIE Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
Mar 6, 2011
Harry Warner left a comment for Jimmie Loyd
"Hello Jimmie, 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…"
Dec 22, 2010
Jimmie Loyd replied to PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES's discussion 2nd Armored Cavalry in the group Bindlach
"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…"
Dec 22, 2010

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
1st Recon Sqdn. 2/AC
B Troop
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
Scout B Troop 2nd Platoon
What was your rank/title?
E-4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1963-1966
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.
Phone number (Optional).
928 247-2866
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Jimmie Fowler

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At 8:06am on August 9, 2016, Ronny O. Littlejohn said…

Jimmie Loyd my good man...so sorry to have missed your call. I haven't change my old habits. I was at the American Legion playing our Monday night low-limit poker.

At 2:57pm on September 9, 2013, robert b hines said…

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

At 11:22am on March 23, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Man, that's an oldie! Thanks for sharing, Jimmie.

At 1:26pm on January 12, 2012, John N Giles said…

Jimmie

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.

 

Best Regards,

John Giles

At 11:55am on March 6, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMIE
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 12:44pm on December 22, 2010, Harry Warner said…

Hello Jimmie,

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.

Harry

At 9:50pm on December 18, 2010, Lawrence Stanley Snow(DUSTY)SSG said…

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

At 10:44am on December 18, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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