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John R. (Bob) Nettles
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Dave Gettman left a comment for John R. (Bob) Nettles
"Harry, after doing some quick math I'm guessing he was there 1960-63. Could be in this photo of HQ Troop, 3rd Squadron from the 1962-63 yearbook."
Feb 8
Harry Warner left a comment for John R. (Bob) Nettles
"If you go to my page you will see some photos taken at Gates and Amberg during that time period.  "
Feb 8
Harry Warner left a comment for John R. (Bob) Nettles
"Bob, welcome!  What years were you at Gates? I was the medic there for a period during 1962-1964. Richard Frank was the radio operator. "
Feb 8
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Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HQ Troupe, Amberg
Where were you stationed?
Camp Gates
What MOS or job description did you have?
053 Radio Teletype Operator
What was your rank/title?
Spec/4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
3
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Camp Gates was a fine life fo an 18 year old, lots of beer, girls, and fun. Enjoyed my job in the radio room and and all the troop changes every 13 weeks
Tell us a little about you now.
76 years old, working every day in a print shop.
Fish every chance I get.
Married to a wonderful woman, Betty , for 52 years.
Excepted Jesus into my life at 27 Years Old and have bee serving him every since.
Phone number (Optional).
1-931-841-1473
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
James (Jim) Henry, William Wolz, (Medic).Joe Tani, Gary Dryer.

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At 11:18am on February 8, 2018, Dave Gettman said…

Harry, after doing some quick math I'm guessing he was there 1960-63. Could be in this photo of HQ Troop, 3rd Squadron from the 1962-63 yearbook.

At 10:52am on February 8, 2018, Harry Warner said…

If you go to my page you will see some photos taken at Gates and Amberg during that time period.  

At 10:50am on February 8, 2018, Harry Warner said…

Bob, welcome!  What years were you at Gates? I was the medic there for a period during 1962-1964. Richard Frank was the radio operator. 

 
 
 

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