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Jesse Kelley left a comment for John R Acacia
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!"
Dec 30, 2010
Dave Gettman left a comment for John R Acacia
"We would all like to hear about it, as I have no experience/knowledge with CW, and likely few of our members do."
Jul 21, 2010
Robert Burns Wadley left a comment for John R Acacia
"John: Thank you for acknowledging my request for input from CW operators. As our interchange may take up some space, may I ask you to use my EMail address (otsrbwadley@arn.net) if you decide to help me. Briefly, I was removed fro CW school in order…"
Jul 21, 2010
Sigmund Fertig left a comment for John R Acacia
"Just noticed that U went 2 radio school in Nuremberg, I was there also at the same time, also went over on the USS General Buckner and returned in 60 aboard the USS General Rose."
Apr 7, 2010
John R Acacia commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I was trained by the 2nd.cav.in Ft.Meade and Ft.Steward as replacements for the 3rd.cav.both regements rotated back and forth between Germany and Ft.Meade.I went over from my home town Brooklyn in 1956 on the Butner and came back on the Buckner in…"
Apr 6, 2010
Jesse Kelley left a comment for John R Acacia
"Happy Birthday XXX Wishing you many more!!! From all of us at DragoonBase."
Dec 30, 2009
Sigmund Fertig left a comment for John R Acacia
"I also took basic at Ft.Meade and gyro'd over on the Gen. Rose, was in Bamberg with the 2nd Battalion and came home on the Buckner and remember staying up all night to see the Statue of liberty, that grand lady in the harbor and returning home…"
Dec 20, 2009
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"I just got done looking at the picture of the 2nd.Cav.leaving Fort Mead. I was in C co.3rd Cav.Regt. I had basic and advanced training in Fort Mead and Fort Steward with the 2nd. cav.and I knew.people from the advanced party many of whom were my…"
Dec 19, 2009
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Joe Sellner left a comment for John R Acacia
"John, i sit with guys your age every now and then when I visit the amerian legion club. I like them. Toujors Pret Brother"
Dec 4, 2009
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"Not my site , John, it's OUR site. Yours and mine and everybody's. We're all a family here. Please feel at home. If you have any questions or need any help, send up a flare."
Nov 23, 2009
Harry Warner left a comment for John R Acacia
"Welcome to the Oldtimers, John. You may come across an old friend or make some new ones here. Harry"
Nov 23, 2009
John R Acacia left a comment for Dave Gettman
"Thank you for the welcome and your website. John Acacia"
Nov 23, 2009
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"Thanks for the welcome and the great pictures."
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Many of us experienced a unique part of history patrolling the East German & Czechoslovakian Borders during the Cold war. Share those stories here with those who served on the border.See More
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Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Tank co.1st bn. 2nd cav.regt., operation gyroscope.
Where were you stationed?
Ft..Mead.Md. Ft. Steward Ga.
What MOS or job description did you have?
Tank crewman ,radio operator,
What was your rank/title?
2nd.cav. E2 tank crewman 3rd cav.E4 commo.radio operator field repairman
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1956
Tell us a little about your cav days.
We were trained by the 2nd.cav.as replacements for the 3rdcav.in Germany .assigned to C co.1st bn.Benlock with.border stations at Hof.Colberg and kronoch.cw radio school .Merrel Barracks
Tell us a little about you now.
semi retired. electronic service tech.mgr. ham radio operator
Do you have a web site?
http://aca3ac@aol.com
Phone number (Optional).
267 3942491
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
2nd acr.sgts..Richards,Pangle,Orosco.Johnson.

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At 3:44pm on December 30, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 2:19pm on July 21, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
We would all like to hear about it, as I have no experience/knowledge with CW, and likely few of our members do.
At 1:13pm on July 21, 2010, Robert Burns Wadley said…
John: Thank you for acknowledging my request for input from CW operators. As our interchange may take up some space, may I ask you to use my EMail address (otsrbwadley@arn.net) if you decide to help me. Briefly, I was removed fro CW school in order to Gyroscope with my unit. In Germany they found other MOSs for me to perform. I have kept up with my Morse code all these years, but I have a real desire to know what I missed out on. If you can tell me something about the equipment you used, and some anecdotes regarding your daily life as a CW operator, I would greatly appreciate it. Robert
At 11:03am on April 7, 2010, Sigmund Fertig said…
Just noticed that U went 2 radio school in Nuremberg, I was there also at the same time, also went over on the USS General Buckner and returned in 60 aboard the USS General Rose.
At 7:29am on December 30, 2009, Jesse Kelley said…
Happy Birthday XXX

Wishing you many more!!!
From all of us at DragoonBase.
At 4:47pm on December 20, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
I also took basic at Ft.Meade and gyro'd over on the Gen. Rose, was in Bamberg with the 2nd Battalion and came home on the Buckner and remember staying up all night to see the Statue of liberty, that grand lady in the harbor and returning home to N.J. It was a great time.
At 12:03am on December 4, 2009, Joe Sellner said…
John,
i sit with guys your age every now and then when I visit the amerian legion club. I like them.

Toujors Pret Brother
At 10:15pm on November 23, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
Not my site , John, it's OUR site. Yours and mine and everybody's. We're all a family here. Please feel at home. If you have any questions or need any help, send up a flare.
At 8:42pm on November 23, 2009, Harry Warner said…
Welcome to the Oldtimers, John. You may come across an old friend or make some new ones here.
Harry
At 1:53pm on November 23, 2009, Sigmund Fertig said…
Welcome to Dragoon Base, Toujours Pret. Reading your profile I was also trained at Ft. Meade in 57, gyrod over and was stationed in Bamberg and took comm. trng. in 58 at merril barracks. Welcome
 
 
 

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