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John N Giles
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Ronny O. Littlejohn left a comment for John N Giles
"It's that time of year again John........ happy birthday !"
Jan 29
John N Giles posted a status
"Yes, Ronny time sure does, Thanks JG"
Jan 29, 2016
John N Giles commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Ronny: I thought Chatburn was going back to the States on a Section 208 ?"
Dec 22, 2015
John N Giles commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Ronny: I should of said grated covered bulkhead, yes, he took care of the boilers. We always got our beers to go."
Dec 21, 2015
John N Giles commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Did you guys know about the man hole cover , between A Troop and the path to the PX, when knocked on a German engineer (civilian) would sell you beer after hours.  We also had a stash of beer under the Kronach border station."
Dec 21, 2015
John N Giles commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Rollin: 1962 we had only M48A2 's in 1962, the M60's did not show up until mid 1963 and yes they slide too.  Happy Holidays to you all."
Dec 21, 2015
John N Giles commented on Robb Russell's group Bindlach
"Happy Thanksgiving Day to all the Troopers !!!! Cold here but no snow...Inverness, Florida  Home of the Cooter Fest..."Got Cooter?""
Nov 28, 2013
robert b hines left a comment for John N Giles
"I am in Knoxville ten now where it much warner now"
Sep 9, 2013
John N Giles left a comment for robert b hines
"We had several platoon Sargents.  SFC Milton Clarkson, SFC Renee, Msgt Moretti and I think SGT/LT./CAPT./Major.Johnson and for a short term SFC R.A. Jackson."
Sep 9, 2013
John N Giles left a comment for robert b hines
"Robert, welcome aboard........Too Cold in Maine???  I'm still in Florida, Kind of retired, I'm still involved in the Yachting Business.....www.yachtioneer.com ...I'm also an Auctioneer in Florida.  954 609 6940 Mobil"
Sep 9, 2013
robert b hines left a comment for John N Giles
" hi john, my name is bob hines ,I was in the 2nd platoon, scout the same time as you. I now live in Knoxville tenn and I am retried now. I just join  and find your name soon I want to say hi and howr you doing this day  …"
Sep 9, 2013
John N Giles commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Ronny: Glad you'r OK and the family's well. Maybe you should consider getting a surplus M-60 tank as a storm shelter.  Seriously, just glad to hear your OK."
Apr 16, 2012
John N Giles commented on Wayne Dixon's photo
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Kronach Outpost

"Yes Wayne, I remember it well.   Thanks, J Giles"
Apr 15, 2012
John N Giles commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Tom are you talking about Kronach border station?"
Apr 14, 2012
John N Giles commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Rodger K. Thanks.....The 1 per centers are in DC and in Office.  OK I'm over it....NOT."
Apr 5, 2012
John N Giles commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Ok, Troopers be careful of what you say about our elected officials. The Emperor has put out a new bill (Secret) worst of all, most of our Congressmen and Senators approved it.  It's a felony, if my message is considered a protest I like…"
Apr 5, 2012

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
B troop 2nd Platoon 2nd Armored Cavalry 1st Recon Sqdn
Where were you stationed?
Bindlach
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tank section/ Scout
What was your rank/title?
Specialist E-5
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1961 to 1964
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Loved it, started as a scout transfered to tanks, did some OP's on Border plus patrols then Operations. Use to jump the back fence and go down to Goldkronach and chase skirts. Remember Gunther Griesbach and his Ford Hideaway hardtop..Ken Morrow, Ritche Wentzel, Dean Moiser, Dick Crabtree, Sgt. Clarkson, Sgt. RA Jackson, Spec 5 Jones, Brian Cross, Larry Cardassi, Bobby Landrum, Fitzpatrick, Miller, Roy McCormick, Bill Bowlings, Donald Morrisson, Bob Hines, Marty Katz Sgt/Lt/Capt/Major Johnson, Steve Wynn, Sgt. Hakke, Sgt. Touissi Late night Alerts, Stand To at the NCO Club, can't forget Rob Englund where did he get all those good looking fraulines??
Canastrassi and his record player driving us all nuts, and Pappajohn always thinking of P-----sy.
Loved border tours at Kronach.
Tell us a little about you now.
Got home 2 years later got married (still to the same woman who puts up with me) have a daughter who has given me two grandchildren. Worked as GM in auto dealership in New England, Moved to Florida in 1987 working as a Yacht Broker and still do. Have my own business now. Yachtioneer.com
Do you have a web site?
http://www.yachtioneer.com
Phone number (Optional).
954 609 6940
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Brian Cross, Larry Cardassi, Richard Miller, Marty Katz, Roy McCormick, Bob Landrum, Jimmy Holden.

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At 11:44pm on January 29, 2017, Ronny O. Littlejohn said…

It's that time of year again John........ happy birthday !

At 4:51pm on September 9, 2013, robert b hines said…

I am in Knoxville ten now where it much warner now

At 3:06pm on September 9, 2013, robert b hines said…

 hi john, my name is bob hines ,I was in the 2nd platoon, scout the same time as you.

I now live in Knoxville tenn and I am retried now. I just join  and find your name soon I want to say hi and howr you doing this day   bob

 

At 5:29pm on March 5, 2012, Robby green said…
Hey John 
I was at the rock from 62-69 with my dad and mom sgt Billy Green he was in A troop and managed the NCO club for a while bob england remembered him I was Kidd running around the club with the German Bar tinder charly all the time
At 11:42am on January 28, 2012, Sigmund Fertig said…

" HAPPY BIRTHDAY " John, " TOUJOURS PRET " brother!

At 7:02am on January 12, 2012, Jimmie Loyd said…

Hey John

Don't know if you remember me I came to the 2nd platoon in Aug 1963. You roomed across the hall from the scouts room with the tankers. I remember you well.

You mentioned a bunch of names like cross and Mac and others I remember.

For a long time I've tried to remember the name of the big Indian guy from Arizona. perhaps you remember his name. I bunked in the scouts room with him and Mac.

Also I came to B Troop with another Loyd - Danny

Welcome - Toujours Pret 

At 12:04am on January 12, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
 
 
 

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