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Kenneth D. Meek
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  • Bartlesville, OK
  • United States
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Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
Mar 7, 2015
Kenneth D. Meek replied to MARK PILLOW's discussion SEARCH LAMP ON THE 60 SERIES MBT
"Best top I ever served with."
May 5, 2014
Kenneth D. Meek replied to MARK PILLOW's discussion SEARCH LAMP ON THE 60 SERIES MBT
"You had to wear gloves because the oil on your hands could cause a hot spot that would burn out the bulb. We were also cautioned in turret school that the bulbs could explode and we had to wear some sort of eye and face protection when handling…"
May 5, 2014
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I can understand that. Keep in mind that any dealer who makes a living at buying and selling firearms will low ball you on price. If you really want to know what it would go for, look for a licensed appraiser as their certification keeps them…"
Jan 7, 2013
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Steve, I deal with this kind of situation frequently, as I am a curator of a large firearms collection in a museum. here is a link to one of the top Luger appraisers in the…"
Jan 7, 2013
Kenneth D. Meek replied to Mike Machak's discussion Bamberg Circa Early 70's
"I sent a bottle to Mark Sweetnam a few years back marked "Water Sample". On my last return trip from Germany half the weight of my checked baggage was beer."
Dec 13, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek replied to Mike Machak's discussion Bamberg Circa Early 70's
"I NEVER drank too much, at least not enough to get the runs, the beer farts- yes. Machak and I wrote a song about that."
Dec 13, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek left a comment for EDWARD JOHN ADAMS
Dec 13, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek replied to Mike Machak's discussion Bamberg Circa Early 70's
"Artie was captured at age 16 in Normandy by the British and held as a POW until just before Christmas 1948. He always said getting nabbed was the best thing that happened to him. Pizza also came from Milanos down on the corner toward town and the…"
Dec 13, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek replied to Eric Larson's discussion Black Berets - When did they come and when did they go?
"I gave mine the the 2nd ACR Museum when Bill Heidner was there. They didn't have an EM beret, although they had an officer's version. Hope it made it to exhibit"
Jul 14, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"I doubt that there was ever a photo taken of all of H CO in 73-75 time frame, as the entire company was never together in the same place. We always had one platoon forward with one of the line troops"
Jul 13, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"They also serve who only stand and wait.-John Milton"
May 2, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Hot dogs. I'm that way with fried chicken. When I was in turret school the mess hall served fried chicken every day for a month. The burger joint across the street from School Brigade got a lot of my money and I still don't care for fried…"
Apr 25, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Perhaps some of you may have caught the story last Christmas about the actress Sandra Bullock who grew up in Nurnburg.(Her mother was a German opera singer) She admitted to annually "smuggling" or illegally importing Nurnburgers into the…"
Apr 24, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"Dave, in regards to the name- No one in authority ever questioned it and the others who did ask were told it was from Chaucer. When the track first came we had a saturday night naming session which suggested (among other names) Heinz Guderian. That…"
Apr 20, 2012
Kenneth D. Meek commented on Robb Russell's group Bamberg
"M113A1 (diesel) 12D35669  H-2. Received from rebuild in spring 1974. It was in plain OD but was camouflaged sometime in the summer of 1974. Used by the maintenance section of H Co primarily to haul spare parts when in the field."
Apr 18, 2012

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
H Co 2/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Bamberg
What MOS or job description did you have?
45N20
What was your rank/title?
E-4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1973-74
Tell us a little about you now.
Museum Director

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At 9:00pm on July 1, 2011, James Paris said…

Ken great that you got to go bac to our old stompiing grounds.  The wife and me haven't been back in three years since her sister passed away. Sure do going over ever year. Miss the beer-brat and babes. Ouch quit hitting me Hioney only joking aboudt the babes.........

At 6:49pm on July 1, 2011, Dave Gettman said…

Ken,

Heard you just got back from Germany. WAY TO GO!

I'm going over on the 18th for 12 days to be part of all the 2d Cavalry homecoming ceremonies. Probably have to ship me home in a bucket.

At 12:56pm on June 16, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEN
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 10:22am on June 15, 2011, Michael 'Mike' Jones gave Kenneth D. Meek a gift
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Happy birthday Ken
At 12:30am on January 19, 2011, Homer Galloway said…
I was in 1st Platoon Hco 2/2 ACR, Oct 1974 to Oct 1977.
At 1:30pm on November 5, 2010, Michael 'Mike' Jones said…
I'll be there !Are you staying at the motel there?
At 11:19pm on November 1, 2010, Michael 'Mike' Jones said…
hey Ken !! mjke Jones here. Ilive in Shawnee Mission.,Ks. now I've been looking for you for years ,Italked to Sweetnam about 2 years ago and hr said you were in OKLA. Give me a shout maybe we can meet up sometime?
At 7:15pm on September 11, 2010, Vearl Hughes said…
HELLO KENNETH,
MY NAME IS VEARL HUGHES. I WAS WITH THE 2 CAV. FROM 62 THRU 64. AT BINDLACH ( ROCK ). I WAS A TANK DRIVER, LOADER AND ALL AROUND BEER DRINKER. SAW THAT YOU LIVE IN BARTLESVILLE. I LIVE IN NEWALLA OKLA WHICH IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF HARRAH OKLA. WHICH IS EAST OF OKC ABOUT 21 MILES.
GOOD TO SEE A FELLOW OKLAHOMAN ON HERE. HAVE A GOOD ONE AND MAKE IT COLD IN A BROWN BOTTLE.
At 1:07pm on June 16, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
At 6:56pm on September 30, 2009, Dave Gettman said…
You can get the make and years worn for your pic's from there. I've had those posted for a few years now. The guy most of them belonged to is passed away about two years now.
 
 
 

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