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  • Stephen Ponder
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  • Richard A. Stupek
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  • Shannon Ryan
  • Warren C. Wagner
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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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Mark F. Decoteau and MARK PILLOW are now friends
Dec 22, 2021
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Robin Hobgood
"Where you assigned to HHT?"
Oct 13, 2021
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"RC may be in the same boat as 500k plus as us Arkies and Cajuns. Plus the tropic force winds died down just now and I am in NE Ark. Nephew is a lineman. They told him to pack for a month. Give 'em a few days."
Aug 28, 2020
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I laughed till I cried on that Beaver Book reading and shared it enough it should be viral again. I searched it in YouTube and it came up under Woman reads from Beaver Book."
May 16, 2020
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Stephen Ponder
"Greetings, I've always wondered how the fastest big man in the Squadron's knees are holding up - you still pounding out 6 min. miles?"
Feb 18, 2020
MARK PILLOW and John F Bennett are now friends
Feb 18, 2020
MARK PILLOW left a comment for John F Bennett
"My stinger section was right over the old magazines."
Feb 17, 2020
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Red Wolf not Werewolf (spell check is drunk again)"
Jan 31, 2020
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Aside - if you think you have a red wolf (and your description sounds like it) contact ASU Rewwolf  (our Mascot since Jumpin Joe and THe Indians had to go) and they are running a recovery operation, will take it off your hands are spring pups…"
Jan 31, 2020
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"Dave Gettman - My air rifle doesn't function well for long in that weather before i get a condensation ice block in the valve. BUT - on a sunny day it usually melts quick enough.The SIG MCX is what I use and screw on canisters. 92g but I have…"
Dec 19, 2019
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"The Regimental System, as it it was explained to my class in Officer Basic was a solution to PERSCOM practices and alleged favoritism. It was an issue for most of the class because we had been yanked from our chosen branches and detailed to Air…"
Dec 2, 2019
MARK PILLOW posted a status
"I would Dave but two things would happen. He'd bring up the light pole - and/or he'd pay with a check knowing I'd add it to my collection."
Nov 12, 2019
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"It was 7th corp TDY Generals Aide. He quickly got loose."
Nov 11, 2019
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"I picked him up at the airport. He was assigned to Charlie, during M-1 transition and qualification and reforger. He was there. Oh yeah Him and girlfriend broke my turn signal arm on the Beamer, we swapped so he could go meet her in frankfurt and I…"
Nov 10, 2019
MARK PILLOW commented on Harry Warner's group Oldtimers
"This is not a political comment. I found it reassuring somehow that Mike Pompeo couldn't resist a trip to the old haunts of the 2ACR. Like all of us - we like to revisit the scene of the finest moment in our lives to draw strength in troubling…"
Nov 10, 2019
MARK PILLOW left a comment for Richard (Rick) West
"always wanted to ask - Why were the Cobras not kept forward with us? Was there an operational reason? I did a tour at Wackerheim down the road from you and Feucht AAF was site of some FOrmula and endurance races we worked safety on there. Cheers."
Nov 5, 2019
Shannon Ryan left a comment for MARK PILLOW
"Enjoy your birthday today Mark stay well."
Oct 30, 2019

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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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At 9:03am on October 30, 2019, Shannon Ryan said…

Enjoy your birthday today Mark stay well.

At 11:16am on October 30, 2018, Shannon Ryan said…

Have a great birthday today Mark enjoy the day.

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.




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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