"I knew a JT that was the TC for L14. I was the Gunner just before the new Rise 60s. They lowboyed on Post sitting in front of the Barracks the day I walked of post for the last time.
I take it that was you"
Carl Elliot got in contact with me over the weekend. Sounds like he is retired for good now. I ended up doing that trial in IL. It was done in Springfield instead of Chicago. I forgot how cold it gets up there. Did…"
Wondered where you had gotten to. Hope Traudi and the kids are doing well. I've been retired for 15 years next week. Living north of Atlanta working as a data analyst. Can't remember when we talked…"
"Arrived L Troop the Monday after Thanksgiving in 1974. Left in May 1976. Back in March of 78 and didn't leave until February 1981. Arrived as a SPC4 left as an SSG. Returned to the Regiment in February 1999 as the…"
Open to anyone who survived a tour of duty in the best Cav Troop in the Army. Regardless of when you served or where, if you were ever in Lightning Troop, pull up a seat and tell us a good tale. The bier's on the current Trooop Commander.See More
"Early on New Year's Day in 1975 (like 0100 early), one of my fellow gate guards (PFC Hilliard I beleive) broke the window, seen in this picture, when he fell up against it after consuming a large amount of cognac which he…"
"You old son of a bitch. I have been looking for you for years. I have never forgotten you. God I remember our days driving around bavaria with wine bottles between our legs. I used your birthday 5-5-55 to look for you. I thought you went to ft.…"
"I was in L 3/2 from Nov 74--Jun76 and Mar 78--Feb 82. I had been gone for a while but still had friends in the Squadron and remember reading the story in Stars & Stripes. Some young lady had an axe to grind and gave the story to…"
"They were fun when they worked. On one of my last engagements as a Sheridan gunner, on Range 79 (later301) at Graf, my conventional system was down, so they loaded me up with the missiles. When the moving target came up on the far ridge,…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
L Troop 3/2 ACR
HHT 3/2 ACR
RHHT 2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11ER8, 19E, 19Z5M
What was your rank/title?
SP4-SSG L Troop
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1974-1976, 1978-1981, 1999-2000
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Got to 3/2 in 1974 as a SP4, ran border patrols, reaction force and border ops out of Camp Roetz (Reed) and Camp May during two tours in L Troop. In 1999, the 70th Colonel of the Regiment hired me as the Regimental CSM. My last day of duty in the Regiment was 15 Dec 2000.
Tell us a little about you now.
I've retired for the second time and I'm still working full time as a consultant on data analysis projects. However, now my office is in my basement, and by dress code is much more casual.
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I knew a JT that was the TC for L14. I was the Gunner just before the new Rise 60s. They lowboyed on Post sitting in front of the Barracks the day I walked of post for the last time.
I take it that was you
You old son of a bitch. I have been looking for you for years. I have never forgotten you. God I remember our days driving around bavaria with wine bottles between our legs. I used your birthday 5-5-55 to look for you. I thought you went to ft. carson with dave ayers when I went to Polk. That place truly sucked. Got out after that hitch and went into Marines. 6 years as a recon marine. But I will never forget L-15 Damn we were good.
You ever hear from old crew? How about Carl Elliott? He still hearin names on the german radio from the ohio river
Since you seem to be so fond of the Sheridan, I thought you might appreciate some photos I have. One of our C Troop Sheridans caught fire and exploded July 25, 1974 while you were with L Troop. It happened just east of Amberg, a little town called Inzendorf, during a big war game the Regiment was part of at the time.
Wasn't much left of the Sheridan. The black and whites are the official photos from the investigation.