"Mr.Kissel,the name of Spec.4 "Granpaw" was Ed Clark from Butte, Montana.He was my driver before he became a mechanic.I was in C-Trp 73-77.Do you still make that "special"coffee in a #10 can?One cup of that in the field could keep…"
"Sounds just like a guy I knew in Stuttgart when I was in the MP's, Sgt. Kirby. Little-bitty guy with no teeth. He'd been in for about 19 years and was still an E-5. They were getting ready to kick him out when I left."
"No, Grampa I got from the line plts. They was going to rail him out because he wouldn't be come an NCO. They'd permote him/he'd get busted. He didn't want any responsiblity for any one but himself. They even tryed to make him a…"
"OOPS, Forgot to tell you. That lady with the son was my first wife, we were devoriced at the time. She was over in Germany possing as another GI's wife.
Well to make a long story short. I've been married 3 times. My second wife was my sons…"
"Well, I seemed to aquire the cream of the trouble making crop. Stoneking, Grampa,
Morin, Tiny Haydon, Paul, Warren and the infamous, Kent; if all of them couldn't find or end up in enough trouble, it seems that I stired the pot. By the way do…"
"Well Kissel; It is like this, I was a very loud mouth smart ass sob back then and the fact that you do not remenber is very good news to me. Did you marry the Lady that you were going with back then? I think you and her Or maybe it was just…"
What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
Where were you stationed?
Christain Barracks(the Rock)
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
I'll get that for ya
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I got to the Rock Msgt Householder was the Motor Sgt of C Troop. I fell in to the shop foreman slot. As close as I can remember Every time we went to the boarder I went to Camp Gates most of the time. There was SP5 Cain, Walter Stoneking (we inherited from the line paltoons), SP4 Grand Pa (can't remember the name)every time we made him E5 eighter Sgt or SP5 the next he'd get busted just wanted to do his 20 (also barrowed from the line, SP4 Paul mos qualified retriever operator, SP4 Kent an accually trained mechanic, I think I finally got Morin permoted to SP4 but aint sure (tool room man) also barrowed, SP4 Haydon Parts Clerk, Can't seem to remember the tamms clerks name, (I know need my rear kicked). Cpt (slide rule) Malino Trp Commander, Cpt EDmond Trp Commander (good man also from Wyoming) Ran me up to Squadron however for a suspended bust, Can't seem to remember the 1st shirts name though (know I'm gonna hear about that). Oh well the best story I have is the time Stoney got into a fight with a german. The german it seems touched Carol inappropertly.
I wound up at the scene. The MP's wouldn't give me any information. It wound up with me being arrested for drunk and disorderly. Along with the maintenace section that was on the scene. Carol want to charge the MP's with police brutality. As I told the
Sqt Comander the only brutal act was who ever triped me into the hood of the sedan. When I came up they handled the only way the could.
Tell us a little about you now.
Since I leaft C Trp. I had a 21 yr. Career. Retired in 89. Currently Reside at 819 W. Valley View Dr. Cheyenne, Wy. It's a 5.5 acre Ranchette. I do not have any livestock or horses. I have married 2 times. Margie my Second wife Passed away in 97 I think. I'm not a home right now so can't check. Margie pasted in March, I remarried my first wife Flora in June.
I've driven long haul truck for the most of my retirement. I currently Drive for Vanderhule M&S of Yankton, SD taking the mail from Cheyenne, Wy to Gillette, Wy; though just a 500 mile trip it takes 2 days. I am paid by the hour. Still as onory as ever.
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
MSGT Householder, Stoneking, Grandpa, Moran, Haydon, The tamms clerk even though I can't remember his name, Paul, Cowboy, Ganny, or anyone else who would enjoy chewing the fat about old times.
Need varification that some of this really happened.
Love all through Christ.
Lawrence L. Kissel
Who'd of gussed.
Mr.Kissel,the name of Spec.4 "Granpaw" was Ed Clark from Butte, Montana.He was my driver before he became a mechanic.I was in C-Trp 73-77.Do you still make that "special"coffee in a #10 can?One cup of that in the field could keep a guy going for 2-3 days ,at least! I could use it sometimes on third shift now.[Sgt.] Rick "Reamo"Reames
Sounds just like a guy I knew in Stuttgart when I was in the MP's, Sgt. Kirby. Little-bitty guy with no teeth. He'd been in for about 19 years and was still an E-5. They were getting ready to kick him out when I left.
Well Kissel; It is like this, I was a very loud mouth smart ass sob back then and the fact that you do not remenber is very good news to me. Did you marry the Lady that you were going with back then? I think you and her Or maybe it was just her's , Had a son. I yealy don't remenber. Good News about not Smoking I need to quit! Lester Paul, MacDonnal< Harry Watt, Dave Gettan, Tin( can not remenber His whole name), and some other Guys hang out alot together. I drove the jeep for Top for some time.got in troubel most of the time. But some how When I work with You I stayed fairly clean. But I would bet you keep a lot of us out of trouble .Lester Paul was working in the Post Office the last time I was in contact 28 yeasr agoor so. Have not been able to find Harry Watt Or Dan MacDonnal. I could nt belive that Dave Gettman was Looking for me. Now through thiss Link We have Hook up. Enough for now ,,, Thanks Mr. Kissel