"I remember the acronym GAK stood for Grenze Aufklarung, or something close to that. Not sure if those are the exact german words, but I remember that was how it was pronounced. Bumped into plenty of those guys back in the day. I had been on many…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Fox troop, 2nd squadron
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11C mortars, border patrol driver.
What was your rank/title?
E1-SP4(P), FDC, gunner
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
2 of the best years of my life. would do it all over again in a heartbeat! 75 patrols, 10K miles on the border (Hof, Sans Salliet, Burg Grub, Hoelle (Hell), Ghost autobhan, GAKs, BPs, beautiful German girls, on patrol with AK47's and driving the east german border guards nuts , plus all the other antics we pulled at the border! Bamberg: King's Inn, Mau keller's, Le Marquis. Good times had with Peter Bohlen, Peter Sisung, Scott Leggett, Steve Fox, Jim Barney and Tim Loretan. I remember Zawicki from BOC Hof. Oh and BEER! 2/2 ZOOO!!
Tell us a little about you now.
Power plant operator and antique car collector and restorer.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
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Toujours Pret John,
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