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John G Boyd
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Germany
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Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin replied to John G Boyd's discussion Cafe Roma in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
"Thanks Dennis. The Roma was almost a daily destination while we were in the rear. Loved the schnitzels as well as going there for a few Falken Golds and shots of Jaegermeister."
Sep 26, 2016
Dennis Erickson replied to John G Boyd's discussion Cafe Roma in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
"Me and the owner of the Roma in 67."
Sep 24, 2016
Dennis Erickson replied to John G Boyd's discussion Cafe Roma in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
Sep 24, 2016
Rick (Sgt. Marty) Martin replied to John G Boyd's discussion Cafe Roma in the group Amberg, Third Squadron
"Does anyone have any pictures of teh Cafe Roma?"
Sep 27, 2015
William Penn Brown left a comment for John G Boyd
"sorry John About not being on here I had to have a kidney removed due to cancer and then I had to go back into hospital because my organs were starting to shut down on me.  I had to go on Dialisis for about six Months but I recovered from that.…"
Aug 5, 2015
Ed White commented on John G Boyd's photo
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"Where was I? wtf"
Nov 27, 2014
John G Boyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"are you sure it was not the Uernitary Corps? cause it shore looks like a U to me.       "
Jun 4, 2014
John G Boyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Y'all go-ahead-on."
Jun 4, 2014
John G Boyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I will continue to wear my old patches for as long as they are serviceable."
Jun 4, 2014
John G Boyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I hope the new patch is not the new patch, but just a joke. seriously."
Jun 4, 2014
John G Boyd replied to Shannon Ryan's discussion Guns
"Shannon Ryan, Thank You for the information on .22's; I seriously need to purchase a revolver and a good long gun in .22 caliber, mainly just to do some fun practice shooting. I can shoot all the ammo that I can afford in .45 Long Colt, or .38…"
Jun 3, 2014
John G Boyd replied to Shannon Ryan's discussion Guns
"Been wearin' the Taurus Judge (.45 L-Colt) today, got tired of that little old .38 Spcl. Charter Arms Piece; of course this Judge will be wearin me out before too long as well.  However, I am a lot more confident with that .45 in a…"
May 31, 2014
John G Boyd replied to Shannon Ryan's discussion Guns
"Jesse Kelley, I go to "Gunsamerica" website nearly every day, just to check it out and look at some firearms; you might check it out and see what you can find. just a suggestion. John"
May 31, 2014
John G Boyd replied to Shannon Ryan's discussion Guns
"Jesse Kelley, I have not heard anything negative about the mini-14's by Sturm-Ruger; but I think if I were really interested in one, I think I'd git my paws wrapped around one soon, you never know when the Administration may do…"
May 31, 2014
John G Boyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"WOOPS"
May 30, 2014
John G Boyd commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"tHANK yOU fRANK."
May 30, 2014

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Troop I, 3/2 ACR - the Officers Club, as MOM'S escort to the motorpool, asst. bartender, cook, waiter, manager? This was prob. the best job on campus, but I asked to return to Trp I due to an assignment of a particular officer as the O club capo de capo capi that I figgered would land me in trubble.
Where were you stationed?
Amberg, Germany - the border, Grafenwhoer, Honenfels, e.t.c.
What MOS or job description did you have?
63b20 mechanic
worked in the "O" club about a year, spent the rest shaggin parts in the motorpool, hiding from 1sg, drivin a m113 to the border or the bahnhof.
got cold in the winter in graf. / hohenfels
What was your rank/title?
pv1, pv2, pfc, sp4 e-4- best rank inda army.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1969 to 1972
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Things were pretty crazy, we spent our time going to the border, going to graf or hohenfels for training. off duty we went to rock concerts - smoked our brains out and drank the cheapo wine that was suprisingly good
Tell us a little about you now.
worked for State of NM Gov. as a Veterans Employment Representative, had many varied assignments, was both challenged and rewarded. The best one thing? I had the ability to be of some help to a veteran every day. After College, I felt that I owed my Veteran Status something in return. That is what I found, and did. Now fatly retired and seeking entertainment?
Do you have a web site?
http://nope
Phone number (Optional).
505 248 0872
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Tom Tusing, John Mackey, Larry Schmulling, especially David Grippe, and /or anybody from I troop in those years, headquarters or 1st platoon, and anyone from HHT that may 'member me.
Big "D" - Sgt. Doziers platoon

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At 4:52pm on August 5, 2015, William Penn Brown said…

sorry John About not being on here I had to have a kidney removed due to cancer and then I had to go back into hospital because my organs were starting to shut down on me.  I had to go on Dialisis for about six Months but I recovered from that.  I am not on Dialisis any more.  I now have renal cancer that has mastated to both of my lungs am doing fine even with that. I hope this finds you well and enjoying life.

At 9:22am on February 11, 2014, Edward (Gene) Beck said…

Have a Great B-day  John.

At 9:08pm on February 4, 2014, Thomas Joseph Chavez said…

Thanks for the welcome ...!! I too am in Albuquerque.

 

At 11:02pm on November 25, 2013, Ed White said…

You haven't changed much John.Great to cya my old room mate

At 8:26am on September 20, 2013, Tom E. Williams said…

John go to ebay and type in border tab and they have the tab you are looking for

At 7:18am on May 22, 2013, Harry Warner said…
I was happy to see your comment about being an anchor until I realized anchors work best when they're 50 feet underwater.
Toujours Pret
At 12:27am on May 12, 2013, Frank L Moseley Jr gave John G Boyd a gift
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Have accepted the Friendship of a Brother In Arms
At 1:16pm on May 11, 2013, Frank L Moseley Jr said…

John,

This Saber can be found at AtlantaCutlery.com  Go to the "Search Bar" and type in U S Dragoons saber and it will pop up. It is not on their regular catalog pages. Cost is $149.95 + S&H

I have done business with them in the past and have found the quality of products to be very good.

Toujours Pret   

Frank L Moseley Jr

At 4:00pm on April 29, 2013, harold goldstein said…

Hey John Boyd,

I had a triple bipass and an aortic valve replassed with a mechanical valve.\

And I wrote this:

     Why Cry Today

 

Think about the past you feel.

Feel what you're thinking now.

Remember that, that time was real,

and what you know, you realize how.

 

The dreams were dreamt by words you heard,

by plans you made, with those that cared.

You felt the truth although absurd,

was another time at an age we feared.

 

But why cry today???

 

We dream of times that lovers share

of a life we know and love to live.

A life of love with someone there,

     forever good or bad, we'd give.

 

Today I feel the days are turning,

desires feared, this moment brings.

A lesson learned that keeps me going,    

and bless the time life made me king.

 hg

At 10:57pm on April 24, 2013, Dave Gettman said…

If I just found out I was Greek, I'd be cussin' worse than that!

 
 
 

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