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
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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.
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SP5 Ferabee (?) my M-60A1 gunner; Gary Avey, LTC Dan H. Williamson, anyone who served there, then regardless of rank
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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.
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.