"Thanks, John, for the trip back. I was at Camp Gates in 1969, and will be visiting there this spring on vacation. I'm going to try to find the old WW II grave of a German soldier at the tri-border point. Memories!"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Company D of the First Squadron
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach, Bayreuth, Camp Gates and Camp Hof
What MOS or job description did you have?
19E20 armor sergeant / crewmember: loader, driver and gunner on commander's M60A3
What was your rank/title?
arrived a Private E-2, DEROS'd as a Sergeant E-5 to 3rd/77th Armor (Fort Polk's 5th ID) until ETS
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
three of my four years in service
Tell us a little about your cav days.
As soon as I have a few hours free I'll do one better: I will post some additional videos from my collection...
Tell us a little about you now.
I left the Army after one enlistment. During my post-Army career (turnarounds of automotive, railroads and industrial companies) I’ve worked mostly in Europe but also Asia and the United States. Today I assess procurement and supply chain operations for clients, based in Switzerland. Most of my clients are manufacturers of machinery for food production (i.e., grain milling, pasta extrusion, chocolate processing, etc.). I live in a small village called Hombrechtikon about 30 km SE from Zürich: more cows than people!
Hi, John nice to to see you again and looking good, glad you saw the pictures, nice memories, thanks for remind me of Crecioni I have not seing him Delgado or Ruiz since 83. Arroyo and me are working @ San Juan VA Hospital. Hey Walker keep in contact. This group is the best.
John, I'm always amazed by your memory for historical details. I can barely remember our OSUT training. I remember we hooked up with the Chrysler engineers to help them write the dash10 for the M1. I'd really like to get sitrep on what became of the RoadRunner. I doubt the Swiss would appreciate you cruising their towns in your RoadRunner. Too bad I didn't kick in some money to you to have that care shipped to The Rock. I emailed your blackberry. email@example.com
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