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SEARCH LAMP ON THE 60 SERIES MBT
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I was asked by an Old E. German about our Spot Lamps on the M-60. He wanted to know why the light was Pink and what kind of Lamp it was, Mercury or Sodium.I don't know, Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Gettman May 5, 2014.

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Charles R (Rich) Tillman left a comment for MARK PILLOW
"We did live in Bad Berneck above Hans Schluga's gasthaus. "
Aug 21
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Charles R (Rich) Tillman
"Did you live in Bad Bernek in the old Rathaus?"
Aug 21
MARK PILLOW shared Gary L Rinker's photo on Facebook
May 8
MARK PILLOW shared Gary L Rinker's photo on Facebook
May 8
MARK PILLOW added a discussion to the group Bindlach
Mar 24
Allen W. baldwin left a comment for MARK PILLOW
"Not sure what hospital he is in, He hasn't replied to my message yet. Haven't found any of the other stingers yet."
Feb 8
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Allen W. baldwin
"Do you know what hospital? VA I Assume?"
Feb 8
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Allen W. baldwin
"Thanks for the news on Hembree. If you find Taylor or Wolbeck say high for me."
Feb 8
Allen W. baldwin left a comment for MARK PILLOW
"Hey Lt., I still remember my first wake up in HHT and seeing you come thru the door! Never believed you were the LT! LOL I found 1SG Hembree on a face book 1/2acr page. He's in the hospital."
Feb 8
Ivan honeycutt left a comment for MARK PILLOW
"Been to long ago plus the memory loss has kicked in"
Dec 12, 2017
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Ivan honeycutt
"Thought I recognized the name. Who took the trophy after M1 transition ya'llor A trp"
Dec 12, 2017
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Kirk T. Fay
" we very probably WERE the baddest, A buddy of mine that was with 10th Spec Forces said that E Germans they interviewed always said it was the 2d ACR that kept awake nights not Black Horse."
Mar 20, 2017
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Sig is right about WOPorgin. However, it came I to common usage in WWII North African campaign after a forward observer called in a fire mission on three Italians In the open. After an entire hill was obliterated by DivArty who though the call was 3…"
Mar 2, 2017
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Robert Stewart
"I learned alot form putting that head set on, and of course there was the Radio Watch/Alarm Clock...."
Feb 27, 2017
MARK PILLOW left a comment for John L. martin
"I sure am glad to see you're still doing fine. (I had my concerns)"
Feb 27, 2017
Matt Hull left a comment for MARK PILLOW
"Thanks, great to be here!"
Feb 2, 2017
MARK PILLOW left a comment for John C Hatcher
"I really enjoyed reading your groups RECON sitreps from the era - they were still in the vault in the war room in 86."
Feb 2, 2017
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Matt Hull
"Always good to have another artilleryman on site."
Feb 1, 2017
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold thanks for the update. I('ll have to check my labs this month and see if Crestor does this to me.) Lipitor also lowers the Warfarin concentration. I think I'd have volunteered for more patrols if I knew that this was my future (but…"
Feb 1, 2017
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Harold - they push Lipitor but they have Crestor which is much gentler on the stomach. Lipitor apparently adjusts your Triglycerides by causing you to be unable to eat. :--}"
Jan 31, 2017

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT,1/2ACR,STINGER PLT
Where were you stationed?
BINDLACH
What MOS or job description did you have?
ADA
What was your rank/title?
1LT ADA PLT. LDR
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
84-87
Tell us a little about your cav days.
COL. REG CMDR. RICHARDSON/GOSS SQDN CDR/CSM,1ST SGT HENBREE,CO.CDR. MILLER
Tell us a little about you now.
SEMI RETIRED,WRITER,RANCHER
Do you have a web site?
http://www.markmatter.com
Phone number (Optional).
1-405-384-1876
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
1lt ebert, cpt ponder,1st hembree,spec. truillio,pfc brownnell

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SILENCE IS SLAVERY

The following is a poem of sorts, written by John McGowen. McGowen was an Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer (Ret), with 21 years of active service. He currently resides in Michigan.

I am really astounded by the simple power of this piece. In just a few paragraphs, it conveys decades of government abuse and an unending need to speak up. It is profound and a great read. It is also a charge, a charge for us to get involved, and make our voices heard before it's too…

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Posted on August 15, 2013 at 7:47pm

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At 11:38pm on August 21, 2018, Charles R (Rich) Tillman said…

We did live in Bad Berneck above Hans Schluga's gasthaus. 

At 10:32am on February 8, 2018, Allen W. baldwin said…

Not sure what hospital he is in, He hasn't replied to my message yet. Haven't found any of the other stingers yet.

At 9:12am on February 8, 2018, Allen W. baldwin said…

Hey Lt., I still remember my first wake up in HHT and seeing you come thru the door! Never believed you were the LT! LOL I found 1SG Hembree on a face book 1/2acr page. He's in the hospital.

At 7:24pm on December 12, 2017, Ivan honeycutt said…

Been to long ago plus the memory loss has kicked in

At 10:33pm on February 2, 2017, Matt Hull said…
Thanks, great to be here!
At 2:00pm on November 21, 2016, Sigmund Fertig said…

Welcome Mark to Oldtimers, best group of guys on Dragoon Base !

At 12:48pm on October 30, 2016, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Mark, enjoy the day.

At 8:40am on June 3, 2016, Terry Wolfe said…

CWO Joe Brown was a godsend for the 84th! He helped a lot of folks on the Rock with their maintenance issues. Low density equipment was a nightmare for us. AVLBs, CEVs, Cat Dozers, John Deere Backhoes, chainsaws! Both Joe and I lived on the Rock and commuted every day to our Kaserne in Bayreuth.

At 3:37pm on May 31, 2016, Joseph John Jablonski, Jr. said…

Hey Mark, It is great to connect with another writer!  I just got on this thing about a week ago, so I would ask for leniency in your judgment "not too many takers yet."  Most definitely am looking forward to chatting with you.  Please do check out my twitter, J. John Nordstrom (my great grandmother's name mother's side all Swedes there all Polarks father's side).  I got a novel making Queenbee the major antagonist.  She is Nurse Ratched with a law degree, does this sound familiar in the current political circus?   What kinds of things have you been writing about?  I am familiar with most of the war movies made to date, I especially am into the Nam stuff.  If you have anything on the military hospitals in Austria, great, if not, no sweat.   Looking forward to hearing back in any case.    I have a Linked In under J. John Nordstrom (Joe Jablonski) that might be of interest to you.  Joe    

At 12:14pm on October 30, 2015, Shannon Ryan said…

Happy birthday Mark.

 
 
 

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