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MELVIN WILLIAMS
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  • Selma, NC
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MELVIN WILLIAMS left a comment for Keven Gardner
"I was in Headquarters, Commo section. I trouble-shooted all radio equipment in tanks and other vehicles on post. So very likely you ran into me. I was nicknamed, Big Will."
Sep 30, 2016
Keven Gardner left a comment for MELVIN WILLIAMS
"   Welcome Brother! We probably crossed paths a few times K Troop 71-73"
Sep 28, 2016
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Sep 28, 2016

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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
HHT 3/2 ACR
Where were you stationed?
Amberg Germany Pond Barracks
What MOS or job description did you have?
31 b20 field radio mechanic 36KWIREMAN AND 36K40 SQUADRON CHIEF
What was your rank/title?
CORPORAL AND ACTING E5 Sergeant
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
1971-1974
Tell us a little about your cav days.
I started troubleshooting radios in Army tanks and installing radio equipment on Army Jeeps. When all our wiremen left, I worked as a wireman in Headquarters Troops and worked my way up to Squadron Wire Chief. I really enjoyed my time while there. It was a great experience for me.
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired from teaching at Johnston Community College. I taught machinist and tool and die classes. I am a deacon at my church. I have a loving wife, 3 sons, and 8 grandchildren.

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At 9:42pm on September 28, 2016, Keven Gardner said…

   Welcome Brother! We probably crossed paths a few times K Troop 71-73

 
 
 

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