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Joe Pons replied to SGT. Mark S. Meyers's discussion MY PERSONAL POND BARRACKS PAGE
" Howdy, my name is Joe Pons and I served at Pond barracks with India Troop from 1985- 1988. Retired in 1998 a First Sergeant with the 4th ID. Would do it all over again if given the chance. Keep up the good work Mark."
Sep 6, 2015
James S Wood left a comment for Joe Pons
"Hey Joe, You still have Red Hair?  I came across an old picture where 2nd Platoon was partying out in front of the barracks and you were drinking beer out of a boot.  Fun times."
Dec 5, 2014
Bobby Lynn Crockett left a comment for Joe Pons
"Hey, Joe: In 1994 my career was winding down. I was the Copmtroller for the 1st Infantry Division. I did several rotations in that position before I retired in 1994. The Garrison CO, COL Stacey Hodges (?) and I developed a really good relationship,…"
Jun 10, 2014
Joe Pons left a comment for Bobby Lynn Crockett
"Hey thanks for sending me a comment, how cool is that.. I was a brand new E-0.... They sent me out with your GSR team to pull real security. I remember one night your cigarettes got wet so you placed them on the jeep engine to dry them. Yep, you…"
Jun 6, 2014
Bobby Lynn Crockett left a comment for Joe Pons
"Hello Joe. You were in SFC Freddy Gurley's Second Platoon. I was in the radar section from 77 - 80. I am the crazy one who stripped down bare-ass and took a bitch-bath at Graf when it was about 15 degrees in 1977. I remember all the cruits…"
Jun 6, 2014
Jesse Kelley left a comment for Joe Pons
"Toujours Pret Joe The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry Assn.” News…"
Sep 11, 2012
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
C Troop and I Troop
Where were you stationed?
Binlach ( The Rock) and Amberg.
What MOS or job description did you have?
11D at first then I was put on a Sheridon 11E then 19E
What was your rank/title?
First tour in Binlach I arrived as an E1 and Pcs'd as an E5.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Served with C Troop 1/2 ACR 1977-1981. Then last with India 3/2 ACR 1985-1988.
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Best years of my life. Where else can a young buck sergeant plan and lead an armed patrol. Worked in border ops at camp Reed. Camp duty NCO at Rotz there at the end. Was at Graf range 81 when the US hockey team beat the Russians. Don't have anything bad to say about the 2nd ACR. Always Ready Sir.
Tell us a little about you now.
I retired from our great Army in July of 1998 where I was the first sergeant of Delta company 1/67 Armor 4th ID. Fort Hood. Those were the best 22 years of my life. I currently work in the maintenance department of Mclanes food distribution. I have had several jobs but nothing keeps my interest like the military did. Nor does anyone have the Pride that we did. Yep, I still miss it.
Phone number (Optional).
254-913-8594
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Sorry, I'm pretty crummy with names. I met a lot of great people over the years. Had a couple platoon sergeants that I will never forget in Binlach. SFC Guirley and SFC Klotz. Those two were instrumental in my success in years to come. Little did I know at the time. My very first First sergeant, his name was Debrol ( spelling ?) Those are the guys I'll never forget.

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At 11:00pm on December 5, 2014, James S Wood said…

Hey Joe, You still have Red Hair?  I came across an old picture where 2nd Platoon was partying out in front of the barracks and you were drinking beer out of a boot.  Fun times.

At 10:18am on June 10, 2014, Bobby Lynn Crockett said…

Hey, Joe: In 1994 my career was winding down. I was the Copmtroller for the 1st Infantry Division. I did several rotations in that position before I retired in 1994. The Garrison CO, COL Stacey Hodges (?) and I developed a really good relationship, even though I was only a Captain. Those were the days!

 

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At 4:23pm on June 6, 2014, Bobby Lynn Crockett said…

Hello Joe. You were in SFC Freddy Gurley's Second Platoon. I was in the radar section from 77 - 80. I am the crazy one who stripped down bare-ass and took a bitch-bath at Graf when it was about 15 degrees in 1977. I remember all the cruits asking, "Who is that crazy SOB?" Top Miller told them that's SGT Crockett from radar. You'll probably work for him on the border after we leave Graf. Long time gone, now.

Toujours Pret!

At 7:29pm on September 11, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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