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John R. Buckley left a comment for Frank Graham
"Frank - been traveling and have not been on the site in quite a long time. Do you know what happened to Vic Sealy after you last saw him?  I recall that he told me that his Dad was a two star. . . I wonder if he stayed in?? Anyway, after…"
Jul 8, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for John R. Buckley
"John, If you want to stop getting e-mails, follow these steps: 1. Sign in to Dragoon Base. 2. Once signed in, no matter what page you are on you should see your name in bold letters near the upper right portion of the page. Under your name it should…"
Mar 28, 2012
John R. Buckley posted a status
"How does one shut off the notices I get whenever someone sends an email?"
Mar 28, 2012
Robert W. Whitton left a comment for John R. Buckley
"Jack, I don't know if you got my email, but I have been trying to sign you up here as a friend, but haven't been successful yet.  Anyway, I think the 5 Ton truck was an M54, 6X6.  We used it to haul ammo as I recall.  You…"
Mar 10, 2012
John R. Buckley commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Jan 65 through May 1967; 2nd Squadron. Anybody remember the nomenclature for the 5 Ton Ammo truck in E, F, & G Troops....I remember the winch was used a couple of times to pull 113's out of mud-holes. All wheels were powered.  Rugged…"
Feb 16, 2012
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Feb 16, 2012
Frank Graham left a comment for John R. Buckley
"And forgot to mention . . . Vic Sealy and I became pretty good friends.  I was on the border when he represented his unit at the Coburg castle (the 11th Hussars were Prince Albert's Own) at some sort of birthday celebration and…"
Feb 13, 2012
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Feb 13, 2012
John R. Buckley replied to Bill Underwood's discussion Funny or Not So Funny Things That Happened At Border Camps in the group Border Patrol
"This happened in 1966.  I had a patrol with two jeeps checking a trail leading up to the wire, northeast of Coburg. The 2nd jeep had a nervous E-4 (and THEY all had a "nervous" 2Lt. - me!) manning the M-60 machine-gun. I got out of…"
Feb 13, 2012
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Border Patrol

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
Feb 13, 2012
John R. Buckley left a comment for Frank Graham
"Frank! If you were in E-troop between Sept. 66 & Nov. 68 - I was across the street as a 1st. Lt. thinking that I was running Fox Troop! When you did the 'exchange' with the British Army of the Rhine, they sent Lt. Victor Sealey (his…"
Feb 13, 2012
John R. Buckley posted a status
"Today I'm trying to get on the F-Troop site, where might I find that?"
Feb 12, 2012
Jesse Kelley left a comment for John R. Buckley
"Toujours Pret Sir Welcome John. The Dragoonbase.com, has plenty of updated features (HTML and format friendly), lots of sub-groups, (Officers Club,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,and the always busy Oldtimers club). Also links for “2nd Cavalry…"
Feb 5, 2012
Dave Gettman left a comment for John R. Buckley
"Pleasure to have you in our group, sir. You've got a multitude of brains to pick here for your Cold War research."
Feb 5, 2012
John R. Buckley is now a member of Dragoon Base
Feb 5, 2012

Profile Information

What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
2nd Squadron,Troop H (Platoon Leader, XO), E (Platoon Leader) & F (C.O.)
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg, across the street from Warner Barracks; maneuvers on Roosevelt Ridge
What MOS or job description did you have?
1203 Armor Platoon Leader; 1204 Recon Platoon Leader
What was your rank/title?
2 Lt, 1st Lt.
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
31 May 1965 - 4 March 1967
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Tremendous learning opportunity; heavy, heavy responsibility early - best of my life.
"Drawdown" pushed me along and with 18 months in service I was suddenly the Fox Troop CO, Border camp (Coburg) tours, Graf gunnery, Troop test, maneuver tragedy,finest collection of men I've ever been around - EM, Warrants & Officers
Tell us a little about you now.
After the Cav I spent a year in RVN; left Active Duty - stayed with the Reserves for 26 years. Good job with a major insurance company for 28 years the, 6 years of consulting work. Now I study and write about the Cold War and the 'difference' we all made with our service.
Phone number (Optional).
207-892-5024
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
SP5 Ferabee (?) my M-60A1 gunner; Gary Avey, LTC Dan H. Williamson, anyone who served there, then regardless of rank

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At 8:20pm on March 28, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

John,

If you want to stop getting e-mails, follow these steps:

1. Sign in to Dragoon Base.

2. Once signed in, no matter what page you are on you should see your name in bold letters near the upper right portion of the page. Under your name it should say "Sign Out" with a small menu below it, "Inbox", "Alerts", "Friends" and "Settings". Click on SETTINGS.

3. Once the new window opens, there is a menu on the left of the page. Click on MAIL.

4. On this page you can choose which notices to receive, or you can go all the way to the bottom and check the box to block all notices.

5. Click SAVE and you are done.

Hope this helps.

At 7:52pm on March 10, 2012, Robert W. Whitton said…

Jack, I don't know if you got my email, but I have been trying to sign you up here as a friend, but haven't been successful yet.  Anyway, I think the 5 Ton truck was an M54, 6X6.  We used it to haul ammo as I recall.  You can probably ask Les Evjen, he will probably know as he was the Support Platoon Leader for a while when we all arrived there in 1966.

At 7:05pm on February 13, 2012, Frank Graham said…

And forgot to mention . . . Vic Sealy and I became pretty good friends.  I was on the border when he represented his unit at the Coburg castle (the 11th Hussars were Prince Albert's Own) at some sort of birthday celebration and commemoration.  And then Vic and I went to a New Years party at the Schloss dressed in full battle kit with loaded sidearms and were in very high demand among all the elegantly dressed young frauleins!  The tuxedoed young ment were dissappointed to say the least.  It was Vic who organized the exchange and later I went up to his unit along on a rather unofficial visit but sanctioned by the Sqdn.  Also ran into him again in the field on a REGORGER exercise. . .  good times indeed.

At 7:01pm on February 5, 2012, Jesse Kelley said…
At 7:00pm on February 5, 2012, Dave Gettman said…

Pleasure to have you in our group, sir. You've got a multitude of brains to pick here for your Cold War research.

 
 
 

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