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Larry D. Nickels
  • Male
  • Red Oak, TX
  • United States

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  • Terry Schulenberg
  • Johnny Coleman
  • James L. Foree
  • Barbara J. MacMillan (Steere)
  • James Gregio
  • Robert Waggoner
  • Wayne Dixon
  • Harry Warner

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
M-Company 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
What MOS or job description did you have?
11E primary, 76Y Secondary
What was your rank/title?
Spec 4
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1972 - 1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I worked in the Arms Room and Supply Room most of my time over there. It's hard to remember all the Guys names but their faces are as clear as day.
Tell us a little about you now.
I am married (38 years in August) with 2 children and 1 Grandson. I work for a large Cabinet Mfr. in Texas (17 years) and spent 18 years with an Electric Utility in Texas.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Richard Christiansen, Charles Bankhead, Mike Lindsey, James Bordelon, Sgt. Cameron (Pineapple), John T. McGuire (LA), Bruce B. Long, Chico, Arab, Foster, Chris Venters, Burl Moma, Schulie (found), Kevin Scammel (found), Mark Kieth (found), Mark Hollar (found) George C. Cole III (found) Hugh Cox and Capt. Crittsinger (How Btry) and many more.

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M-Co. Amberg

If there is anyone that was at Amberg from 1972 - 1974 (especially M-Company) , send me a note. I would like to hear from you all.

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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At 10:39am on September 12, 2016, James L. Foree said…

Good morning, YES, I remember CPT Long.  He was Airfield Commander before he went to M CO.  I was a crew chief on one of the Hueys (tail # 64-13777) out at the airfield from January 1972 thru March 1975.  I was in HHT.

At 1:15pm on June 12, 2012, Harry Warner said…


Glad to have you with us.  Somebody has to keep an eye on Mark. 

At 9:07pm on February 5, 2012, Johnny Coleman said…

Hello Larry,
I guess my memory has gone AWOL. I don't remember much of anything about that period.
Be good and lift up those around you.
Johnny Coleman


At 9:33pm on January 24, 2012, Dennis R Wright said…

Larry.... Was wondering if you knew  a Larry King, I think he went to M CO in 1971 . Larry King was a very tall black guy, we did basic training together any info would be helpful. As for SSG McKnight, he was a short skinny black guy, was in I Trp  was the TC for the mortar squad


At 1:10am on August 6, 2011, Johnny Coleman said…
Capt. Crittsinger sounds familiar. Was he a pilot too?
At 4:45pm on January 8, 2011, Jesse Kelley said…
Wishing you many more, from all of us at DragoonBase!!!
At 9:02pm on January 8, 2010, Jesse Kelley said…
Das Boot

Wishing you many more, from all us at DragoonBase!!!Das Boot
At 1:06pm on December 3, 2009, Wayne Dixon said…
Hello Larry, yes we are about 30 miles apart. I spent two tours in Amberg 59-61 and 62-64. I retired in 1/1/69. I have lived here since I retired. We have another member living here in Fort Worth Ken Morren. Your name rings a bell, from where I don't know.
At 6:17pm on December 2, 2009, James Gregio said…
Larry i was with L TRP 73-75 I was Cpt Harmless driver i am sure we must have crossed paths
At 7:14am on August 11, 2009, Larry D. Nickels said…
Hey Michael, good to hear from you. I remember your face but don't remember you. It's funny but I can't remember a lot of names anymore. The faces are all still there but a lot of the names are not so clear. I was the M-Co Armorer and Supply clerk most of my time in Amberg. What did you do in K-Troop? I got in touch with one other guy from Amberg a couple of years ago, named Mark Holler. He was in M-Co and transferred to L-Troop after I left in 1974. Did you ever know him? Stay in touch.


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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