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"what troop was he in?"
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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
i know that my dad was stationed in Bindlach Germany and i hope i will find him this way. My mothers name that time was Ursula Benker. Im born in Bayreuth 21st April 1978 and my name was Jessica Alexandra...maybe someone can help me......
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trying to find my dad

i hope someone on here can help me find my dad....

he was stationed in bindlach, germany between 1977 and 1978...his firstname is edgar and his lastname starts with b its burch or butch or something like that....thanks for your help...

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 8:06pm — 4 Comments

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At 2:13pm on December 2, 2017, gary schmidt said…

what troop was he in?

At 2:21am on April 21, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
At 10:07am on April 21, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 3:03pm on March 22, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
My pleasure Karina. I wanted to get the names straight first.

In 2008 I got the chance to return to Germany to celebrate the 2d Cavalry returning to Vilseck from Iraq. After the ceremony a man found me and said someone was looking for me. It turned out to be the husband of the lady I helped to find her father three years earlier! We had a good cry and took a couple pictures together.

At 11:10am on March 22, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Well, since we don't have a name, a photo, or the troop/unit he was in, I see where it is going to be very hard. All we know is he was in Bindlach/Bayreuth around August 1977.

Is Benker your mothers maiden name or married name? Where did the last name Alexandra come from? Did your mother go by any other names back then?

If we post enough messages on this site with your mothers name on it, maybe someone will remember her. It's a long shot, but all I can think of now.

I will start a discussion in the Bindlach section and see what happens.
At 4:04pm on March 21, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
It would be great if you had a picture of him. That is how we found the other girls father. He was a black soldier and she didn't even know his name, but we found him and she was able to talk to him before he passed away.
At 3:13pm on March 21, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Hi Karina.

Sorry for the bad joke.

I helped a gal in a similar situation find her father, but it was someone who was there at the same time as me. This made it easier to find him, because I recognized the photo she had and was able to find his name on the troop roster.

Post as much information as you can about the time period and everything else you know. Hopefully someone will have information.

Best of luck, and please make yourself at home.

At 2:51pm on March 21, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…

and Welcome Karina

I hope that you can find the information you are seeking here, and Thank You for joining.
At 2:41pm on March 21, 2010, Dave Gettman said…
Good luck with your search, Karina.

I was there too long ago (1974-75), so count me out.

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