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.
Phone number (Optional).
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