I had a blast! We left Merrell on 17 Jan 1990, to teach AIT at Ft Dix, NJ. Then off to C Co. 702MSB at Camp Casey, Korea Dec 1993-Dec 1994. Finally to 32D Trans, HHD 68th CSB, and 360th Trans at Ft Carson, CO, Dec1994-Jun 2001 where Chrys and I retired and raised our children who are both Border Babies. Brittney (the youngest) is serving in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Div. and Jake (the oldest) just shipped off for Basic at Ft Knox, KY and then to Ft Leonard Wood, MO for AIT. His unit is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in Feb 2010. Chrys and I are both working for Uncle Sam. She works at the Air Force Academy and I am still at Ft Carson.
Our prayers go out to those with loved one's serving our country. Our sole's go unrested until they "ALL" come home.
I'm currently working with others here on Dragoon Base and within the 2d Cavalry Association trying to locate one of our 2d Cavalry MIA's from WW II, Pvt. Fred Ashley, captured May 4, 1945, Paseka, Czechoslovakia. He and Pvt. George Buttron, Fred's fellow C Trooper who was killed during the same incident, were the last 2d Cavalry losses during WW II. Fred was severely wounded and taken by the German's along with several others from his platoon, twenty-five in all, many of them also wounded. Fred reportedly died from his wounds, but he was never returned with the others.
Toujours Pret Lonny,
Welcome to the new DragoonBase, the new Base has plenty of newer features, lots of sub-groups,(ie,F-Trp,Amberg,Medics,etc.) and links for 2nd Cav News and History.
Robb Russell has posted some tips for navigating the site (ie,photos,links,ect) in the Forum.
Make sure you stop by and read the latest Tacoma Dave ‘Triva Quiz’, learn some 2nd Cav history and you can even win a kool prize.
If you need any help, you can contact Robb, or any of the 5 admins listed at the top of the page, or just yell out, another member may be able to help you.
And our only wish, ‘Keep it clean’, use our Real names/with Pictures(pix from back in the day, work best for searching for Brothers, but any picture will do).
And that you please tell all your friends about the new DragoonBase.
Thanks again for joining Dragoon Base, and for your service to our great country,